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Positive Case Updates 1/2, Testing Reminder 1/4

January 2, 2021


Good Afternoon:


The district was recently notified that a staff member at Grimshaw Elementary, a digital learner at the LaFayette Jr/Sr High School and two digital learners at Grimshaw Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. The students have not recently been in close contact with in person learners in the school setting. Any individuals who were close contact with the staff member have been contacted.


The district has been in touch with the Onondaga County Health Department to assist with contact tracing.


At this point, Grimshaw Elementary, LaFayette Jr/Sr High School, and LaFayette Big Picture School will return to offering in person instruction on Monday January 4, 2021. The Onondaga Nation School will continue to educate students via digital instruction through at least January 29th. 


Don’t forget to sign up for Asymptomatic COVID Testing on Monday January 4th. Details are available on our website under “News Stories” or by clicking here


Also, the New York State Department of Health has changed mandatory quarantine requirements. Individuals who were exposed to a positive COVID case can now leave quarantine after ten days (previously 14 days) so long as quarantined individuals were symptom free throughout the quarantine period, continue to monitor symptoms for four additional days, wear a face covering, and practice proper hygiene procedures. Here is a link to the updated quarantine guidelines from NYSDOH- click here. If students or staff need assistance with a release from mandatory quarantine, please feel free to reach out to me and we will contact the New York State Department of Health on your behalf.


I hope that everyone is having a great start to 2021. Please be safe - wash those hands, stay six feet apart, wear a face covering, stay home when you are sick and contact your doctor if you are experiencing symptoms.



Jeremy Belfield

Superintendent of Schools

LaFayette CSD

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