Heuvelton becomes third SLC school district to go remote this week

Heuvelton becomes third SLC school district to go remote this week
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HEUVELTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - Add Heuvelton to the list of St. Lawrence County schools closing their doors for the week and going to full remote instruction.

In a message posted to the district’s web site, school superintendent Jesse Coburn writes "Unfortunately, we have been informed of a positive case of COVID-19 among our school community which may affect certain staff and students.

“In order to protect the health and safety of everyone in our school community, instruction will be fully remote for all students tomorrow, October 29th. Friday will also be a remote instruction day as regularly planned.”

BOCES students will also be fully remote Thursday and Friday, but Heuvelton students attending out-of-district special education programs in other schools will attend their programs as originally scheduled.

“The two days of remote instruction will allow staff and students to seek testing as necessary and allow the contact tracing procedure to be completed,” Coburn writes.

The county health department is "is conducting a thorough contact tracing investigation and some school staff and students may be put under mandatory quarantine as a result.

“We will continue to work closely with Public Health to reassess the situation and will keep you informed of any changes to this plan.”

All school-sponsored activities and athletics are cancelled for today through Friday. Meal pick-up will be for Thursday and Friday, and will now occur on Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Heuvelton joins Gouverneur and Hermon-DeKalb in moving to remote instruction, Gouverneur for the next month, Hermon-DeKalb through the end of the week.

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