Good Evening-Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions.
Unfortunately, we have been informed that a staff member at John F. Kennedy Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, we will be pivoting ALL DISTRICT SCHOOLS to fully remote instruction beginning tomorrow, December 16, 2020, until school resumes on January 4, 2021. All Elementary Staff will teach remotely from their homes on Wednesday, December 16th, to allow for a deep clean, and then report to their classrooms on Thursday, December 17th for remote instruction.
We know you have many questions and concerns and while we cannot share details identifying the positive individual, I can assure you that if you or your child have come in contact with the positive individual, you will be contacted directly by the St. Lawrence County Department of Public Health.
SLCDPH 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 new information. If you have concerns and would like to seek COVID-19 testing proactively for you or your child, there are testing sites available throughout the county. Contact information is included below.
• St. Lawrence Health System (Canton, Potsdam, Gouverneur, Massena): (315) 261-6240
• Clifton-Fine Hospital: (315) 848-8049
• Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center: (315) 713-6655