Reopen for In-Person/Hybrid Instruction

Good morning-

As you know, the district experienced a large number of staff who were identified as potential contacts in four positive covid-19 cases, and were ultimately placed in quarantine by the NYS Department of Health.  The district pivoted all district schools to remote instruction starting January 27th.  The majority of staff will be released from quarantine Monday night, February 1st, therefore the district schools will remain in remote instruction through Monday, February 1st.  All district schools will reopen for in-person/hybrid instruction on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. 

District meal distribution will take place on Monday, February 1st, from 9:30 - 11:00, at John F. Kennedy Elementary School, in the Park Street Circle.

You may notice that our NYS COVID Report Card states that there are 760 positive student cases in OFA.  This data is completely inaccurate.  A change request has been submitted to NYSDOH.  

As COVID cases continue to spike in our area, please continue to be diligent with following the health and safety guidelines, including wearing a mask, social distancing, proper hygiene, and avoiding gatherings. It is up to us all to do our part to keep cases from rising and ultimately keeping our district schools open.

As a reminder, 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


Thank you

Mr. Kendall