Dear Waterloo Families,
Under the guidance of the Seneca County Department of Health (DOH), and out of an abundance of caution, the District will transition to remote learning for all Waterloo Middle School students and staff, tomorrow, Monday, October 26, 2020. This action is being taken as a precautionary measure, and supports the Health Department’s contact tracing protocol, providing additional time to review all possible contacts. Through their contact tracing protocols, the Department of Health will directly contact any families or staff if additional action is required. If families or staff have not been contacted by the DOH there are no additional actions required.
We are hopeful that students and staff may return to the regular hybrid schedule including in person instruction at WMS on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. That will depend on the contact tracing progress that is made by the Department of Health throughout the day tomorrow. I will keep you updated.
As this is a matter of confidentiality and privacy, we are unable to share specifics regarding this situation. However, I want to assure you that we will continue to be proactive and follow the guidance provided by the DOH.
Although we recognize this is an inconvenience to many of our families, our primary concern is the health, wellness, and safety of all students and staff. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and take the necessary action, while communicating all relevant updates.
During WMS remote learning, we encourage families to continue taking steps to minimize the spread of all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. If you have any concerns about your student’s health, we recommend contacting your medical provider and your local DOH.
To reiterate, all Waterloo Middle School students and staff will be working remotely, tomorrow, Monday, October 26, 2020.
All other buildings (Skoi-Yase Primary, LaFayette Intermediate, and Waterloo High School, will be attending classes on the regular hybrid learning schedule you have been following.
Dear Waterloo Families,
Late yesterday, October 15, 2020, the District was made aware that two District staff members from the Waterloo Middle School / Waterloo High School have been placed in quarantine per the guidance of our local Department of Health (DOH). This was done as a precautionary measure and follows the directives of the New York State DOH when there is a possibility of exposure. Each case does not involve our District and requires no additional action on behalf of the District or our families. This will not impact our students’ instruction, athletics, or extracurricular activities. At this time, we are unaware of any confirmed Covid-19 cases related to this potential exposure, within our school community.
As this is a matter of staff confidentiality and privacy, we are unable to share specifics regarding this matter. However, I want to assure you that we will continue to be proactive and work in collaboration with the DOH. If the DOH indicates further action at the district level, we will communicate that directly with you.
We ask that all families continue to help prevent the spread of the virus by encouraging students to wear a mask, wash their hands, and practice social distancing. Please contact your medical provider or the Department of Health if you have any additional questions or concerns.
Take care and stay well.
Fall Reopening Documentation
IF YOU SHOULD NEED IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE FOR EMOTIONAL HEALTH PLEASE:
-call or visit Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) at Clifton Springs
-call Finger Lakes Lifeline 2-1-1
-contact the National Crisis Text Line by texting the word: HOME to 741-741
Developing Student Ownership & Creativity
The MISSION of the Waterloo Central School District is to provide a safe environment and educational programs that will provide opportunities for all members of the community to obtain a well-rounded education so they can be productive and successful in their personal and professional lives.
The VISION of the Waterloo Central School District is to become the best rural school in the heartland of New York. We will achieve this by focusing on high academic excellence by providing for ALL a variety of instructional strategies to meet individual needs for future success. This will be accomplished through "open communication," collegiality, an infusion of technology and an enlightened attitude toward teaching and learning. Students will become productive members by becoming successful citizens.