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Novemeber 23, 2020 the Governor announced that the 14609 zip code has been designated a COVID-19 micro-cluster orange zone. In this zone all students and staff in the impacted schools must be tested in order to return to in-person instruction.
In East Irondequoit we have three schools impacted by the designation, Helendale Primary, Laurelton-Pardee Intermediate and our Middle School. Due to this designation, we are mandated by order of the Governor to close these schools for four days and move to 100% remote instruction until everyone has been tested.
THEREFORE, THESE THREE SCHOOLS ONLY WILL BE FULLY REMOTE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30th, AND PLAN ON RETURNING TO IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION ON DECEMBER 1st.
In order for your student to return to school, you must consent to have them tested and have a negative test result before they are permitted to reenter the building. You will now be able to consent to testing through the online portal. A link to the form can be found in the announcement section of the portal.
If you have already consented to have your student tested and are agreeable to your students being required to test multiple times throughout these micro-cluster zone designation then you do not have to do anything further. If you do not agree to have your student tested again then please contact your student’s principal. Please be advised that your consent authorizes the school district to test your child multiple times if necessary through June 30, 2021. If you choose not to provide consent for your student(s) to be tested using the non-invasive AbbottBinaxNOW rapid test, then we cannot allow students to return to in-person learning.
The district will be operating drive-thru testing sites for students this Saturday, November 28th, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at Laurelton-Pardee School and Eastridge High School, and again on Monday, November 30th, from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm at Laurelton-Pardee and the Middle School. We are asking for families to sign up for a designated time slot to get tested. You can sign up for your testing time here:
Eastridge: Saturday, November 28: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040C4AAFA72AA1FE3-covid
Laurelton Pardee: Saturday, November 28: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040C4AAFA72AA1FE3-covid1
EIMS: Monday, November 30: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040C4AAFA72AA1FE3-covid2
Laurelton Pardee: Monday, November 30: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040C4AAFA72AA1FE3-covid3
We realize this is an unfortunate and inconvenient situation, however, the restrictions imposed on the district due to this zone designation are mandatory in order for us to return to in-person instruction.
Translated Consent Forms:
For informaton on the Governor's Guidelines on Testing Protocol for Schools to Reopen in Red or Orange Micro-Cluster Zones, click the link below
To find a COVID-19 testing site near you, click here
Health and Safety Resources: