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COVID-19 Updates

The WSWHE BOCES 2020-21 Reopening Plan, was developed by a team of board members, administrators, teachers, nurses, and other staff members. We have been coordinating with our 31 component school districts. Many of the Return To School Committee members are also parents of students in our component school districts and in WSWHE BOCES programs. Further, the plan incorporates guidance from state and federal groups including the New York State Department of Education Reopening Schools Taskforce, the New York State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control

WSWHE  BOCES stands ready to support our students, staff and school community during this uncertain time.
Please continue to monitor this page for the most up-to-date information and resources. 


COVID-19 Updates

Yellow Zone Testing Consent Form & Information

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Communication of a Confirmed COVID-19 Case

Per the governor’s executive order, WSWHE BOCES must report the number of confirmed cases on a daily basis to the New York State Department of Health. This Information is publicly available on the New York State COVID Report Card. 

As part of our COVID-19 communications, WSWHE BOCES will send a message in the event of a confirmed case through SchoolMessenger. In the event there is a confirmed case, WSWHE BOCES will do the following: 

  • An email will be sent to staff/families in the impacted school building with specific information about working with the county public health service and quarantine procedures as needed. 
  • A general email will be sent to the remainder of staff informing them of a confirmed case in a school building. 
  • A notification will be posted in the news section of WSWHEBOCES.org
  • If the confirmed case changes school operations, such as a building closure, we will also send a phone call and text message to families in the impacted building.
  • Additionally, individuals who were exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 positive case will receive a phone call from the county public health service and will receive further instructions at that time.

WSWHE BOCES Reopening plan

The WSWHE BOCES 2020-21 Reopening Plan, was developed by a team of board members, administrators, teachers, nurses, and other staff members. We have been coordinating with our 31 component school districts. The plan incorporates guidance from state and federal groups including the New York State Department of Education Reopening Schools Taskforce, the New York State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control. To review the full plan, please click here.


Procedures and protocols

WSWHE BOCES return to school protocols follow the New York State Department of Health Pre-K to Gr 12 COVID-19 Toolkit. WSWHE BOCES has designated the following staff as COVID-19 Safety Coordinators:

 

Denise Capece, Executive Principal Nancy DeStefano, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Programs
phone: 518-581-3830, email: ndestefano@wswheboces.org