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COVID-19
Planning, Response & Information
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This web page was created to provide resources and keep the Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship community informed. This is the official source of information on COVID-19 for our school. The page will be updated frequently, so please check back regularly.

Important Announcement

Dear Citizenship Academy Elementary School families, guardians and staff,

We are writing to share an important health announcement and announce that school will return to session on Monday, October 19, 2020 for hybrid, in-person learning. Those students who are in Monday/Tuesday groups may return to school, and we will resume our normal schedule. Online learning will continue on schedule without disruption.

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, we were notified that one member of the Citizenship Academy Elementary School had a possible exposure to COVID-19. The last day that this party attended school was October 9. The party was put in isolation due to possible exposure to COVID-19 by an individual in the community who does not attend Citizenship Academy but had interaction with this party.

We immediately closed the school for disinfection on Friday October 16, 2020 and measured the scope of potential exposure, while determining the course of action. Our closure was self imposed, in an effort to effectively plan and collaborate fully with the Onondaga County Health Department.

On Friday October 16, 2020 we were able to collaborate with Onondaga County Health Department who confirmed that a staff member at Citizenship Academy had tested positive for Covid-19. The last day that this staff member attended school was October 9. The party was put in isolation due to possible exposure to COVID-19 by an individual in the community who does not attend Citizenship Academy but had interaction with this party. This interaction took place outside of school and while school was not in session, and this staff member has not been in school since. We wish our staff member a safe, and healthy recovery.

According to the health department, since this took place away from school and this staff member has not been in school since exposure, Citizenship Academy does not need to take any further action beyond the regular Covid-19 cleaning and disinfection performed regularly.

In an effort to be proactive we proceeded with an abundance of caution, closing school for in-person leaning on Friday October 16, 2020 for disinfection and cleaning. As we self imposed this closure, the health department is satisfied that we acted in a manner that was beyond what was deemed necessary. As such, we will resume our regular schedule.

Please take this notice, and our actions as a representation that we will act swiftly to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and all members of our community to the fullest extent.

Again, we will return to session on Monday, October 19, 2020 for hybrid, in-person learning. Those students who are in Monday/Tuesday groups may return to school, and we will resume our normal schedule. Online learning will continue on schedule without disruption.

Administration
Citizenship Academy

About COVID-19

Since this virus is very new, health authorities continue to carefully watch how this virus spreads. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working hard to learn as much as possible about this new virus, so that we can better understand how it spreads and causes illness. The CDC considers this virus to be a serious public health concern.  

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Do the FIVE

  1. HANDS: Wash them often
  2. ELBOW: Cough into it
  3. FACE: Don't touch it
  4. FEET: Stay more than 3ft apart
  5. FEEL: sick? Stay home