Closure of Tuscarora Elementary Due to Second COVID-19 Case
November 8, 2020
Niagara Wheatfield Families,
Tuscarora Elementary School has had a second case of Covid-19 within a brief time period. After consultation with the Niagara County Department of Health, and out of an abundance of caution, we are moving to remote instruction for all of the students at Tuscarora Elementary School. Remote instruction will begin on Monday, November 9 and continue through Tuesday, November 24.
Families can expect to be contacted by teachers to begin remote instruction by Monday, November 9. A schedule for remote instruction will be provided by the school, and will include both synchronous (livestream lessons) and asynchronous learning.
Again, a return to in-person instruction is scheduled for Monday, November 30. However, we will continue to work with the Niagara County Department of Health and monitor Covid-19 cases in our District and region.
Daniel G. Ljiljanich
November 8, 2020
Dear Parent/Legal Guardian:
The Niagara County Department of Health notified the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District that a second individual at Tuscarora Elementary School has been diagnosed with COVID-19. If the Department of Health feels your child is at an increased risk, they will notify you.
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Possible symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If you begin to experience any of the above symptoms, please keep your child home and call your medical provider.
If your child is having any of the following symptoms, you should call 911 or take your child immediately to the emergency room:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Blush lips or face
Per our established protocol, the areas of the building that the individual(s) used in the past several days will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
We will take the steps necessary to protect the health and wellness of students and staff. This may entail additional quarantine measures of those that had close proximate (60 minutes) or more with the infected individual.
If you have any questions about your health, we recommend contacting your medical provider.
Thank you for your cooperation during this unprecedented time.
Thomas B. Stack
Assistant Superintendent Personnel and Pupil Services