A Letter From The Principal Regarding Yellow Zone 11/24/20

Yellow Zone letter.pdf


Attached please find an updated list of testing sites (Posted 11/19/20)

COVID Testing Sites - NOV. 17th.docx

Dear Families,

We would like to call your attention to new, unexpected information received on Thursday, October 1 from the New York State Department of Health entitled  “Pre-K to Gr 12 COVID-19 Toolkit. Some of this information will be familiar to you as it relates to those things you must consider when deciding if your child can come to school. Included are details for when your child is showing symptoms of COVID-19 and what is needed for your child to return to school.

As you know, a healthcare provider evaluation is necessary for children experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Based on that evaluation, a healthcare provider will recommend a COVID-19 diagnostic test OR the provider will give an alternate diagnosis (p A-2). Please note the extremely limited circumstances under which a healthcare provider may provide an alternate diagnosis: “a known chronic condition with unchanged symptoms, or a confirmed acute illness (laboratory confirmed influenza, strep throat) AND COVID-19 is not suspected.  Furthermore, “a healthcare provider note documenting unconfirmed acute illness, such as viral upper respiratory illness (URI) or viral gastroenteritis will not suffice”.

Please note also, that if a COVID-19 Diagnostic test is recommended but not done and there is no alternate diagnosis OR your child is not evaluated by a healthcare provider, your child must remain in isolation at home (p B-2). In either of these cases, your child will be unable to return to school until released from isolation by the by Onondaga County Health Department.

Please contact the Health Office at 315-487-3111 with questions.

Thank you for your continued attention and support of the health parameters in our communities and schools.

Be Well!


Check Out Photos Of Sample Classrooms

New Information - Testing & Contact Tracing Protocol (from Onondaga County Health Department)

Testing and Contact Tracing Protocol.pdf

Click this link for an easy to follow, user-friendly review of Holy Family School's reopening plan

Reopening Plan Slides


Cloth face coverings are meant to protect other people in the case the wearer is unknowingly infected but does not have symptoms.

All students and staff at Holy Family school are required to wear a face-covering and maintain appropriate social distancing when in the school building and grounds. Mask breaks will be given to students during the school day instructed by the classroom teacher when students are six feet apart.

Acceptable face coverings include but are not limited to cloth-based face covering, (e.g. homemade sewn, quick cuts, bandana) and disposable surgical mask that cover both the mouth and nose.  The CDC does not recommend the use of face shields as a substitute for cloth face coverings because of lack of evidence as to their effectiveness.

Students and parents/legal guardians are responsible to supply and maintain face coverings. Holy Family School does have a supply of disposable face masks for students if they forget their own or soil their mask during the school day.

Attached is a file – Kids Mask Wearing, excellent tips and suggestions to help parents work with their child to develop the skills to wear a mask for the school day.


Check this page for all the latest COVID-19 related updates and information!

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this uncharted, everchanging territory together. We went into this in March together and it is by the strength of our faith and community that we are coming through this. We are truly blessed by every member of our Holy Family "family".

Temperature Checks:

We will be requesting that parents/caregivers do a temperature check at home and bring/send the information in with the student. If that is unavailable, we will screen at the door. There will be 2 people taking temperatures at the door. According to guidelines from NYSDOH.

Here are some links to information that you may find helpful:

Please click the links below to open the detailed DOH/NYSED document and/or a quick overview of the current Reopening Plan. Again, thank you for your continued support and patience.

HOLY FAMILY Re-Opening Portal Template for Districts 2020-2021 (2) (1).docx