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Marcellus Central School District COVID-19 Updates

 

1/18/2021:

SchoolMessenger message from 1/18/2021 at 5:30 PM:


Hello! This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  Our weekend was full of positive COVID cases and quarantines.  To give you an update, we have four new positive cases, 2 in the high school and 2 in the middle school.  Those cases have resulted in the quarantine of 68 students and 11 staff members.  Thankfully those infected are doing fine.  As always I ask that you keep them and those required to quarantine in your thoughts. The cases have led to a need for us to be fully virtual in the 7th and 8th grades only tomorrow, Tuesday January 19th.  We are hopeful this will be a one day issue and are working to get coverage as we speak.  We will be sure to update everyone tomorrow.  All other grade levels and buildings will run in person instruction as normal. Please remember that the A cohort attends Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Next week, the A cohort will be on Monday and tuesday as well but the B Cohort will attend on Wednesday the 27th and Thursday the 28th with Friday being the virtual day that week across the district.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.  Have a great rest of your evening.


1/10/2021:

Phone call to parents on 1/10/2021:


Hello.  This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  We have spent the better part of the day working on some new cases of COVID 19 in our school community.  Unfortunately, we will need a little more time to sort out details and contact those who will be subject to quarantine.  As a result, we will need to have the high school only switch to fully remote instruction tomorrow.  KCH and DMS will not be affected and in person instruction will go on as normal.  All high school students will remain home and connect with their teachers through virtual means.  Those attending full time programs outside of the district will still attend those programs but those in half day BOCES programs will not attend tomorrow.  It is our hope that we can get through the cases and be back to in person instruction on Tuesday.  We will send a more comprehensive update tomorrow.  Thank you for your flexibility and support and have a good evening.

1/7/2020:

Phone call to parents on 1/7/2021:


Hello. This is Mrs. Brantner Calling from the Marcellus School District.  I just wanted to update all of you on a recent positive COVID 19 case.  We received word today that one of our KCH students tested positive for COVID 19.  We have concluded all parts of the contact tracing process and have informed all staff members and families that need to follow quarantine orders based on directives provided by the Onondaga County Health Department.  As a result of this case, 3 staff members and 7 students from KCH Elementary School will be under quarantine.  We are grateful that we will be able to continue with in person schooling under the hybrid model at KCH at this time.  Please remember the importance of reinforcing to your children the necessity of taking  the precautions that protect them and others from the spread of COVID 19 such as wearing masks properly, maintaining social distance whenever possible and keeping hands clean and sanitized.  Thank you to everyone for your support. Please keep KCH affected staff and families in your thoughts and have a great evening.

12/18/2020:

SchoolMessenger Message sent 3:30 on 12/18/2020:


 Hello!  This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  I wanted to let you know that it is with a heavy heart that we have come to the point where we must add 4th grade as well as 7th and 8th grades to our list of grade levels that will transition effective immediately to fully remote instruction until after the holiday break.  With this addition, grades 4-12 are now fully virtual.  It has been my position from the beginning that we do our best to offer in person learning opportunities for students if we can accomplish that with sufficient staff and in a safe and responsible manner.  At this time, we are still able to do so for students in our KCH building.  In the event that we are notified of additional COVID cases requiring quarantine, or struggle to properly staff the building, we will reconsider our position.  Building principals and teachers will be connecting with your children for their instruction on Monday and Tuesday.  Also, I wanted you to be aware that we have two additional COVID cases in the district.  Both are staff members, one in the high school and one in the transportation department.  From both cases, due to timing of symptom onset and testing, only one student must quarantine.  We appreciate your support and will continue to keep you in our thoughts in the weeks ahead.  Have a great weekend.    

12/16/2020:

SchoolMessenger message re: 6th grade COVID 19 Case sent on 12/16/20 at 2:50 PM:

Hello.  This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  We were informed yesterday, Tuesday December 15th,  that one of our DMS staff members has tested positive for COVID 19.  We were able to complete our internal contact tracing procedures this morning and identify all those believed to be in close contact with this individual.  That information will be sent to the county health department.  We believe that 30 students and six staff members will be quarantined.  We have already contacted all families that would be impacted and have either spoken to them directly or left messages.  If you were not contacted you have no need for concern.  This case is largely the reason for needing 6th grade to remain virtual through the holiday break.  If there are any updates that we need to provide, we will do so via school messenger and will also post information to the website on our COVID 19 page.  Please continue to keep our 6th grade staff, students and affected families in your thoughts.  Thanks and have a great afternoon.  



12/15/2020:

Message sent via SchoolMessenger at 7PM on 12/15/20 with Updates:

 Hello.  This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  I wanted to update you on what has happened in the district today.  We worked two positive COVID cases at the high school, one student and one staff member.  We have made contact with all affected families either by leaving a message asking for a return call, or speaking directly to someone.  Over 60 students and 6 staff members at the high school were impacted.  Therefore, if you have not been contacted there is no need for concern.  Please know that we could have cases again tomorrow of course.  In addition, I was notified of a positive case in 6th grade this morning.  I will be focusing on that case first thing tomorrow and will make calls to families as soon as the tracing is complete.  As a result of the numerous quarantines of staff and students, we have decided that we need 5th grade, 6th grade, and the high school building grades 9-12 to switch to full virtual learning for the remainder of the time before our December break.  All students attending BOCES programs either part time or full time will still attend those programs in person.  We have tried very hard to avoid this situation but can no longer hold on.  We apologize for any inconvenience this creates for your families.  We will do our very best to give your children the best possible virtual experience over the course of the next week.  You are all in our thoughts as we navigate this challenging time.  I am certain that I will have more updates for you before the week is over.  Until then, have a great evening.  

12/14/2020:

Phone call to families:

Hello, this is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District. Today has been a bit challenging as we have been working through multiple cases of COVID 19 reported to us from families. These cases, and resulting staff quarantines and other factors, necesitate that both the high school, meaning grades 9-12, and also our entire 6th grade switch to remote learning for tomorrow, Tuesday December 15th. High School students can expect to log in to their classes at the usual time according to the schedule they follow on their in person days. 6th graders will receive information from their teachers as to how the day will look. All students who attend BOCES programs either half day or full day,  will still be transported as usual to their programs.  We continue to believe strongly in the importance of offering opportunities for students to attend school in person. While me may reach a point where that won't be possible, for now, we will continue to do our best to make it happen. I will keep you posted as things evolve. You will hear from us again tomorrow with an update. Until then you are all our thoughts as we know what a stressful time this is. Thank you and have a good evening.  

Message to families via School Messenger
Hello.  This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  We were informed late yesterday, Sunday December 13th,  that one of our DMS students has tested positive for COVID 19.  We were able to complete our internal contact tracing procedures this morning and identify all those believed to be in close contact with this individual.  That information will be sent to the county health department.  We believe that 13 students and one staff member will be quarantined.  We have already contacted all families that would be impacted.  If you were not contacted you have no need for concern.  At this time we believe that DMS will remain open as normal.  5th grade students will be able to return to school beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, 12/15.  If there are any updates that we need to provide, we will do so via school messenger and will also post information to the website on our COVID 19 page.  Also, while I intended to post a video to the website and social meeting just answering some questions that have recently been popping up by the end of last week, my plans were derailed.  Please look for it this week instead!  Please continue to keep DMS staff and affected families in your thoughts.  Thanks and have a great afternoon.  

12/13/2020:

Message to families on 12/13/2020 re: 5th and 6th graders gong virtual for Monday, December 14, 2020:

Good evening. This is Mrs. Brantner Calling from the Marcellus School District. Unfortunately we have come to a point where we do not have enough 5th and 6th grade staff in order to have in person schooling for those two grade levels tomorrow, Monday, December 14, 2020.  While at this time we believe that we may be able to resume in person instruction on Tuesday, we will provide you with an update tomorrow.  Again, this only affects students in grades 5 and 6.  All 5th and 6th grade students will connect with their teachers remotely tomorrow.  Fortunately, grades 4, 7, 8 as well as the KCH and High school buildings will report as normal for their in person day for the A cohort.  We apologize for the late notice and the inconvenience it may cause.  We appreciate your support and understanding.  Thank you and have a good evening.



12/7/2020:

This message was sent on 12/7/2020 via School Messenger:
Hello.  This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  We were informed this morning, Monday December 7th,  that one of our high school students has tested positive for COVID 19.  We were able to complete our internal contact tracing procedures and identify all those believed to be in close contact with this individual during the school day.  That information was sent to the county health department and at this time we are awaiting their official word on quarantine requirements for those close contacts.  We believe that 36 students and two staff members will be quarantined.  We have already contacted all families that would be impacted.  If you were not contacted earlier today you have no need for concern.  At this time we believe that the HS will remain open as normal.  If there are any updates that we need to provide, we will do so via school messenger and will also post information to the website on our COVID 19 page.  In addition, I also wanted to inform you that we had 1 positive staff member when testing was completed today by the county.  Fortunately, there were no additional students or staff members needing to quarantine as a result.  We also had the exciting arrival of our mustang statue today and it is now placed at the front entrance of the high school.  If you need to get out for a drive come and check it out!  Please keep HS staff and affected families in your thoughts.  Thanks and have a great evening.  
 
COVID 19 Positive Case HS Parent Letter December 7, 2020

12/6/2020:

This message to DMS families on 12/4/2020 via School Messenger:
Hello. This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District. We were informed late yesterday that one of our high school students has tested positive for COVID 19. We were able to complete our internal contact tracing procedures and identify all those believed to be in close contact with this individual. That information was sent to the county health department and at this time we are awaiting their official word on quarantine requirements for those close contacts. We believe that 34 students and two staff members will be quarantined. We have already contacted all families that would be impacted.  If you were not contacted earlier today you have no need for concern. At this time we believe that the HS will remain open as normal. If there are any updates that we need to provide, we will do so via school messenger and will also post information to the website on our COVID 19 page. In addition, I wanted to let you know that we are offering testing tomorrow (Monday, December 7th) in conjunction with Onondaga County for any staff members wishing to get tested. Please keep HS staff and affected families in your thoughts. Thanks and have a great evening.  

COVD 19 Positive Case DMS Parent Letter December 6, 2020

12/4/2020:

This message to DMS Families on 12/4/2020 via School Messenger:

Hello. This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District. We were informed late yesterday that one of our DMS students has tested positive for COVID 19. We were able to complete our internal contact tracing procedures and identify all those believed to be in close contact with this individual. That information was sent to the county health department and at this time we are awaiting their official word on quarantine requirements for those close contacts.  We believe that 17 students and one staff member will be quarantined. We have already contacted all families that would be impacted. If you were not contacted earlier today you have no need for concern. At this time we believe that DMS will remain open as normal. If there are any updates that we need to provide, we will do so via school messenger and will also post information to the website on our COVID 19 page. Please keep DMS staff and affected families in your thoughts. Thanks and have a great rest of your weekend. 

This message to KCH and DMS Families on 12/4/2020 via School Messenger:
Hello. This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District. We were informed late yesterday that one of our DMS students has tested positive for COVID 19.  We were able to complete our internal contact tracing procedures and identify all those believed to be in close contact with this individual.  That information was sent to the county health department and at this time we are awaiting their official word on quarantine requirements for those close contacts.  We believe that 17 students and one staff member will be quarantined. We have already contacted all families that would be impacted. I am calling you for courtesy purposes only so that we are certain all of our Marcellus families have the correct information on the status of any COVID cases that pop up in our schools. This situation should not impact in person instruction in the district.  Please keep DMS staff and affected families in your thoughts. Thanks and have a great weekend.

COVD 19 Positive Case DMS Parent Letter December 4, 2020

11/24/2020:

SchoolMessenger Message sent at 5:30 PM on 11/27/2020 re: Positive COVID Case at the High School:

Hello!  This is Mrs. Brantner Calling from the Marcellus School District.  I hope that you all were able to enjoy your Thanksgiving day yesterday.  I am calling to let you know that I was informed earlier today of another positive COVID 19 case in our high school.  I have already made contact with all staff members and families of students who are considered to be in close contact with the infected individual.  At this point I do not believe there will be any disruption to the instructional schedule of any of our school buildings.  In the event that anything changes after confirming details with the Onondaga County Health Department, I will call again to provide an update.  Please keep all those impacted by COVID 19 in your thoughts.  Thank you again for all of your support and have a nice weekend.


11/24/2020:

School Messenger Message sent 11/24/2020 at 11AM re: COVID 19 case in the district:

Hello!  This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  The purpose for my call today is twofold.  First, I wanted to let you know that we have received word of another positive COVID 19 case in our school community.  The infected person did not have any close contacts with students or instructional staff and therefore, there will be no change for anyone in terms of our instructional schedule.  At this point, all contact tracing has been complete and anyone who will likely be subject to quarantine has been notified.  The second reason for my call has to do with Thanksgiving.  As I reflect on all that I am grateful for, I can't help but think of all of you.  I appreciate the support you have provided to the entire school staff and the trust you've placed in us as we work hard to educate, inspire and protect your precious children.  May this Thanksgiving be full of joy and relaxation.  Thank you again for everything and have a great holiday.  

11/8/2020:

This message to KCH Families at 4:30 on 11/8/2020 via School Messenger:

Hello. This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District. I just wanted to reach out to let you know that we completed all of the necessary contact tracing for our KCH case from Friday November 6th and all families of close contacts have been notified. In the end it will require the quarantine of 7 staff members and 17 students. We have found substitute coverage though and will be able to remain open. In addition I was contacted today about a second unrelated case. It was a staff member and fortunately there were no student contacts. We appreciate all of your support. Please keep those infected and those needing to quarantine in your thoughts. We will be back in school as normal tomorrow. Have a great rest of your Sunday.

This message was sent to DMS and HS families at 4:30 on 11/8/2020 via School Messenger:
Hello. This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District. I just wanted to reach out to all of our DMS and high school families to let you know that we completed all of the necessary contact tracing for our KCH case from Friday November 6th and all families of close contacts have been notified. In the end it will require the quarantine of 7 KCH staff members and 17 KCH students. In addition, I was contacted today about a second unrelated case. It was a KCH staff member and fortunately there were no student contacts. We appreciate all of your support. Please keep those infected and those needing to quarantine in your thoughts. Have a great rest of your Sunday.  

11/6/2020:

Letter to KCH Parents November 6, 2020

School Messenger Message sent to KCH Families on 11/6/2020 at 2:30 PM:
Hello!  This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  I just wanted to update all of our KCH families on our recent positive COVID 19 Case.  We have made contact with all families of students considered to be in close contact with the infected individual.  Therefore, if you haven’t received a call, there is no need for concern at this time.  We anticipate that school will resume as normal for our A cohort students on Monday.  If anything changes we will surely contact you over the weekend.  Once the process is finalized, I will send a follow up call with any additional details.  Thank you all for your support and have a great weekend

Message to DMS and the HS families re: Positive COVID 19 Case at KCH on 11/6/2020:
Good morning. This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District. We received word at 7 AM that we have another positive COVID 19 case at KCH elementary School. As a result we made the decision to be fully remote for KCH students today rather than have our B cohort attend in person so that we can complete the contact tracing process. We will be contacting any impacted families later today. This message is just to make certain that our district families have the correct information. DMS and the high school will not be impacted at this time. Thank you and have a great weekend.

Message to KCH Families  re: Positive COVID 19 Case at KCH on 11/6/2020: 
Good morning. This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District. We received word at 7 AM that we have another positive COVID 19 case at KCH elementary School. Unfortunately, As a result we made the decision to be fully remote for KCH students today rather than have our B cohort attend in person so that we can complete the contact tracing process. We will be contacting any impacted families later today. Students at the Y program will need to be picked up by 8:30 AM as they do not run all day long. Again, there will be no in person students attending KCH today. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you and have a great weekend.  


10/23/2020:

High School Letter Home to Families


10/18/2020:

This is the Schoolmessenger message that went out to families at 11:15 on October 18:

Hello. This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  I just wanted to update all of you on our recent positive COVID 19 case.  We have concluded all parts of the contact tracing process and have informed all KCH staff members and families that need to follow quarantine orders based on directives provided by the Onondaga County Health Department.  As a result of this case, eight staff members and 13 students from KCH Elementary School will be under quarantine.  We are grateful that we will be able to continue with in person schooling under the hybrid model at KCH at this time.  Please remember the importance of reinforcing to your children the necessity of taking  the precautions that protect them and others from the spread of COVID 19 such as wearing masks properly, maintaining social distance whenever possible and keeping hands clean and sanitized.  Thank you to everyone for your support and have a great rest of your weekend.  


Letter Home to Parents

10/17/2020:

The following messages were sent Saturday AM, October 17th to inform district families of a positive COVID 19 case at KCH Elementary School:

For KCH:

Hello. This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  We were informed late yesterday that one of our KCH students has tested positive for COVID 19.  We were able to complete our internal contact tracing procedures and identify all those believed to be in close contact with this individual.  That information was sent to the county health department and at this time we are awaiting their official word on quarantine requirements for those close contacts.  We have already contacted all families that would be impacted.  If you were not contacted yesterday you have no need for concern.  At this time we believe that KCH will remain open as normal.  If there are any updates that we need to provide, we will do so via school messenger and will also post information to the website.  Please keep KCH staff and affected families in your thoughts.  Thanks and have a great weekend.  

Letter to KCH Families

For the rest of the district:

Hello. This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  We were informed late yesterday that one of our KCH students has tested positive for COVID 19.  We were able to complete our internal contact tracing procedures and identify all those believed to be in close contact with this individual.  That information was sent to the county health department and at this time we are awaiting their official word on quarantine requirements for those close contacts.  We have already contacted all families that would be impacted.  I am calling you for courtesy purposes only so that we are certain all of our Marcellus families have the correct information on the status of any COVID cases that pop up in our schools.   This situation will in no way impact either DMS or the high school.  Please keep KCH staff and affected families in your thoughts.  Thanks and have a great weekend.


10/16/2020:

COVID-19 Family Update Letter

10/13/2020:

This message was sent to all district families on October 13th at 4:30 PM:

 Hello! This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  With Monday being a holiday, we arranged our schedule to eliminate the typical virtual Wednesday for all students so that our A cohort students would be able to have a 2nd in person day this week.  Therefore, just as a reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14th, is an in person day for all members of the A cohort.  Thursday and Friday, as usual, will be in person days for the B cohort.  In addition, I wanted to thank everyone for their support during our first positive COVID case in the district.  It was certainly a challenge.  Just as an FYI, I neglected to post the final message sent as a robocall to the district COVID 19 webpage on our website in case someone missed the call.  If you did, you can now check it out on the COVID 19 page.  Thanks everyone and have a great evening.  

10/13/2020:

Marcellus Families: Our apologies for not posting the content of the last SchoolMessenger call made on 10/6 once the contact tracing calls had been completed by the district. We recognize that if you missed the call this would have helped close the loop on this challenging situation.  See below for the content of that message.: 

Hello!  This is Mrs. Brantner from the Marcellus School District with an update about our COVID 19 positive case.  At this time we have made all of the phone calls to families of students who will need to quarantine.  If you haven't received a phone call and spoken to someone or a phone message on your phone you will not need to quarantine your children.  As tomorrow is a virtual day for everyone, classes will resume in person at Marcellus Senior High School on Thursday for students in the B cohort.  We know that this has been a stressful experience for everyone but we appreciate all of your support as we worked with the county to navigate this process. Thank you and have a good afternoon.  

10/5/2020 School Messenger Message: 

School Messenger Message to HS Families:

Hello. This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus school district to give you an update on the status of the COVID 19 case unfolding in the high school.  Unfortunately we are still waiting for the county to complete some of their processes before contact tracing can begin.  We have been in contact with them several times today trying to do everything possible to expedite things so that school can reopen.   That being said, unfortunately tomorrow we will again need to keep the building closed and instruct our A cohort students virtually.  In addition, all half day BOCES students will also need to remain home and JV and V athletic teams will not have practices or scheduled contests.  We will continue to update you as things develop.  We are hopeful that the process will be completed tomorrow.

School Messenger Message for KCH & DMS:

Hello. This is Mrs. Brantner Calling from the Marcellus School District with an update on the status of the COVID 19 case unfolding at the high school. Unfortunately we are still waiting for the county to complete some of their processes before contact tracing can begin.  We have been in contact with them several times today trying to do everything possible to expedite things so that school can reopen for high school students.     That being said, students in the A cohort in grades K-8 will still be able to attend school in person tomorrow.  We are only sending this message to families at KCH and DMS so that you are aware of the correct information.  Also, students participating in modified sports will continue with practice and scheduled contests at this time.  We will continue to update you as things develop.


10/5/2020: Letter to Parents from Superintendednt Brantner

10/4/2020 School Messenger Message: 

Message to High School Families:

Good evening,

This is Mrs. Brantner Calling from the Marcellus School District.  I received word this evening that one of our teachers has tested positive for COVID 19 after experiencing symptoms early yesterday.  As the contact tracing process will look back two days, which will include Friday, we will be closing the building tomorrow to allow that to happen and also to avoid causing any additional contacts from occurring.  The A Cohort will follow their regular schedule referring to the information that Mr. Durkee emailed to families on Friday.  You may also access that letter and schedule for this virtual day on the high school webpage.  Please make certain that your children virtually attend all classes as scheduled.  We will be in touch some time tomorrow with additional information.  If your child was in class with this particular teacher, you will be notified tomorrow as part of the contact tracing process and directions given at that time.  Only full day BOCES students will attend BOCES tomorrow.  All A and B cohort half day students will remain at home until contact tracing is complete.  We will continue to keep you informed of updates as we have them.  Just to repeat, there will be no in person classes tomorrow for the A cohort or for half day BOCES students.

Message to DMS and KCH Families:

Good Evening,

This is Mrs. Brantner calling from the Marcellus School District.  My apologies for contacting you so late but I wanted to inform you that we received information a short while ago that one of our High School Teachers tested positive for COVD 19.  As result, the HIgh School only will be closed tomorrow to complete contact tracing.  We will be having regular in person classes for all students in grades K-8 in the A cohort tomorrow as usual.  We just wanted to make certain that all district families had the correct information. We will continue to keep everyone apprised of any developments.  Also, students participating in modified sports will have any scheduled practices or contests that are scheduled.  Have a good evening.



10/1/2020: Hello!  This is Mrs. Brantner from the Marcellus School District with an update on this evening's virtual meeting for parents and students in the hybrid model for grades 7-12 who have questions or feedback to share with us.  On Tuesday we hosted a similar session for families of K-6 students and had the unfortunate experience of a Zoom Bomber hacking into our session and disrupting it.  In order to hopefully prevent this from happening tonight, and to assist me in making sure that YOU all get access to the meeting, I ask that you please change your identification on the device you will use to read your name so that I can be certain that those we are letting in from the virtual waiting room actually belong with us.  I will also likely lock everyone on mute forcing participants wishing to speak to request permission to unmute.  I will also note that we generally use the chat feature so this should not pose an issue. That will hopefully provide a second layer of protection.  As a reminder the session runs from 6-7:15 PM for those in the hybrid model in grades 7-12.  The link was shared a couple of weeks ago both on the website and also on social media. Hope to see you there.  


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE COVID TRAINING PRESENTATION AND CERTIFICATION FORM FOR OUR STUDENTS

 
9/8/2020 - We just wanted to let you know what your students can expect over the course of the next week!   
 
Virtual Students: we ask that families come to campus either this afternoon (9/8) between 3 and 6 PM or tomorrow (9/9) from 8-11 AM to collect virtual materials including devices that your children will need to start the year.  ALL materials will be distributed on the Learners Landing side of DMS for students K-12.  Pull up and someone will assist you.  Also, virtual teachers will be in contact with you and your children very soon if they haven't been already but no later than Thursday, 9/10.
 
Students in the "B" Cohort: You will be starting on Thursday, September 10th with your first in person days.  Please review the transportation flow information if you are dropping off your children.  Also, don't forget to do the daily health screening and send the screening form in with your child to hand off upon entering.  Your children will receive their Chromebooks and iPads first thing in the morning.  They will have exactly 37 in person days and 37 virtual days during the first semester.  This is equal to the "A" cohort days
 
Students in the "A" cohort, you will not begin until Monday the 14th.  You will not need to do anything this week.  You will receive your devices on Monday the 14th first thing in the AM.  You will have exactly 37 in person days and 37 virtual days during the first semester.  This is equal to the "B" cohort days.  Starting 2 days after the "B" cohort will not negatively impact you.   


2021 Transportation Updates:
The transportation department has just completed runs for the 20-21 school year.  Letters are set to be mailed on Friday, September 4th.  Those letters will also include information regarding mid day BOCES runs as well as plans to insure that students attending classes for full or partial days in BOCES programs beginning on 9/9 will be transported.  In the event that the letter you receive is lacking information that you need for transportation of your children, please contact the transportation department at 673-0211.  In addition, the State Education Department issued update guidance allowing hand sanitizer on buses.  We are unable to place a dispenser on buses due to some other safety constraints but encourage students, if able , to carry a pocket sized bottle and use it after boarding the bus.  In addition, normally we utilize a bus pass process for daily bus changes and try to accommodate as much as we can.  At this time, due to requirements to socially distance on buses, we will not be able to accommodate a daily bus change in the regular buses that students may ride.  Each run was carefully planned to ensure not to exceed acceptable bus capacity.  We do understand that emergencies may arise from time to time.  We ask if that occurs that you contact the school building main office and we will do what we can to assist you.  




Video message from Superintendent Brantner (8/7/2020):



Please click the following link to view the Marcellus Central School District Reopening Plan. 

 
  
 


The Marcellus Central School District is committed to providing high quality instruction to ALL of our students regardless of the learning model, hybrid or remote (virtual). A brief description of the learning models can be found HERE. As always, our programming and curriculum will continue to be aligned to the New York State Learning Standards. We know this is a challenging time for everyone and we are here to support you and humbly ask for your support in return, as we work through the details of reopening.

Please complete the following survey for each one of your children. The information collected in this survey will be instrumental in our planning for fall school reopening.

Please Note: Parent choices on this survey will be binding for a full marking period. Changes can not be accommodated until the new marking period begins. Changes from virtual to in-person learning will be dependent upon our ability to comply with requirements from the NY State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

In the event that you are unable to access the electronic version of the survey, please contact Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Data and Assessment, Jean Sharlow, at 315-673-6037.
 
 


Please take a few minutes to read our School Reopening Parent Frequently Asked Questions document below:
 
 
 
 








 
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