Two Liberty High School staff members test positive for COVID-19  |  No interruption in instruction

Earlier today, Jan. 25, a Liberty High School staff member was sent home as a precautionary measure upon notification that the person had been in contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.

In addition, the district learned that a High School staff member currently in quarantine has tested positive for COVID-19.

Our thoughts are with the individuals who have tested positive and we wish them a speedy recovery. Privacy laws restrict the disclosure of personally identifiable information of anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Staff members and parents and guardians of students who may be at risk for exposure to COVID-19 are individually notified by a building principal, administrator or school nurse. Contact tracers from Sullivan County Public Health Services also reach out to people at risk for contracting the coronavirus and advise them of what steps to take.

Liberty High School remains open as scheduled.

For more information about our health and safety procedures please reach out to your building principal. Questions about COVID-19 should be directed to your healthcare provider or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

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Liberty Elementary School staff member tests positive for COVID-19 | Last on campus Jan. 12

The district has learned that a Liberty Elementary School staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last on campus Jan. 12.

Liberty Elementary has been on fully-remote instruction since Jan. 13, when the district received notification that several students had tested positive for COVID-19. The resulting mandated quarantine of teachers and staff made it impossible to adequately staff the building with substitutes.

The building has been deep cleaned and sanitized. In-person instruction at the elementary school is expected to resume Jan. 27.

Our thoughts are with the individuals who have tested positive and we wish them a speedy recovery. Privacy laws restrict the disclosure of personally identifiable information of anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Staff members and parents and guardians of students who may be at risk for exposure to COVID-19 are individually notified by a building principal, administrator or school nurse. Contact tracers from Sullivan County Public Health Services also reach out to people at risk for contracting the coronavirus and advise them of what steps to take.

For more information about our health and safety procedures please reach out to your building principal. Questions about COVID-19 should be directed to your healthcare provider or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

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BOE meets Tuesday, Jan. 19 | Public session begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Liberty Central School District Board of Education will  hold a remote meeting Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The public can attend remotely with Zoom.

The School Board will enter into executive session at 5:30 p.m.  (Executive sessions are closed to the public.) The public session of the meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Members of the public who would like to address the board may do so via Zoom.

To participate in public comment please email Tania DeFrank, District Clerk of the Liberty Central School District BOE, prior to the meeting so you can be unmuted during that portion of the agenda.  You can also make your intent known during the meeting via the Zoom chat.

The meeting’s agenda will be available Monday, Jan. 18 at Board Docs.

Attend with Zoom

To join by phone

  • Dial 1-929-436-2866
  • Meeting ID: 940 0424 6059
  • Passcode: 4387644
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Elementary School all goes all remote | In-person instruction resumes Jan. 27 | Free student meals available for pick-up

Liberty Elementary School will be on fully remote instruction for two weeks. In person instruction is expected to resume Jan. 27. 

The district was notified this morning that a staff member and several students assigned to different learning pods and grades have tested positive for COVID-19. The decision to transition to remote instruction for two weeks was made out of an abundance of caution, and the school will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized while students are learning from home.

Our thoughts are with the individuals who have tested positive and we wish them a speedy recovery. Privacy laws restrict the disclosure or confirmation of personally identifiable information of anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus

Staff members and parents and guardians of students who may have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive are individually notified by a building principal, administrator or school nurse. Contact tracers from Sullivan County Public Health Services also reach out to people at risk for contracting the coronavirus and advise them of what steps to take.

Please also be aware that:

  • Liberty Middle School is currently on remote instruction as a result of the required quarantine of several staff members and the inability to adequately staff the building with substitutes. In-person instruction is expected to resume Jan. 25.
  • Liberty High School remains open as scheduled.

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we will continue to keep you informed. Notifications about COVID-19 are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families. 

For more information about our health and safety procedures please contact your building principal. Questions about COVID-19, testing, and quarantine requirements should be directed to your healthcare provider or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

Free student meals available for pick-up

Students can still enjoy a nutritious breakfast and lunch even if their school building has transitioned to fully-remote learning. Free breakfast and lunch are available for pick-up 9 a.m. – 1 p.m to all children and teens at Liberty High School. Meals are available on all school days, excluding holidays.

Look for the grab-and-go table near the High School loading dock (near the basketball hoop.) All children 18 and under are eligible, no questions asked. Adults can pick up meals to bring home to their children, and older kids can pick up meals for their siblings at home.

The program is administered by the USDA and NYSED Child Nutrition Program at no cost to the district and was implemented to help ease food insecurity faced by families during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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Liberty High School staff member tests positive for COVID-19 | Not on campus since Dec. 23

The district learned today, Jan. 11, that a Liberty High School staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.The individual was last on campus on Dec. 23.

Privacy laws restrict the disclosure or confirmation of personally identifiable information and we cannot identify anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Staff members and parents and guardians of students who may have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 are individually notified by a building principal, administrator or school nurse. Contact tracers from Sullivan County Public Health Services also reach out to people at risk for contracting the coronavirus and advise them of what steps to take.

Our thoughts are with the individual who has tested positive and we wish them a speedy recovery.

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we will continue to keep you informed when a person of the school community tests positive for the COVID-19. Notifications are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families.

For more information about our health and safety procedures please contact your building principal. Any additional questions, including information about how to be tested for COVID-19 should be directed to your healthcare provider or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

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Liberty Middle School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Today, Friday, Jan. 8, the district was notified that a Liberty Middle School staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. That individual was last on campus Tuesday, Jan. 5.

The middle school building is currently closed to students and all instruction is being delivered remotely. In-person instruction is expected to resume Monday, Jan. 25. The quarantine of multiple staffers has made it impossible to adequately staff the building with substitutes.

Privacy laws restrict the disclosure or confirmation of personally identifiable information and we cannot identify anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Staff members and parents and guardians of students who may have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 are individually notified by a building principal, administrator or school nurse. Contact tracers from Sullivan County Public Health Services also reach out to people at risk for contracting the coronavirus and advise them of what steps to take.

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we will continue to keep you informed when a person of the school community tests positive for the COVID-19. Notifications are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families. Our thoughts are with the individual who has tested positive and we wish them a speedy recovery.

For more information about our health and safety procedures please contact your building principal. Any additional questions, including information about how to be tested for COVID-19 should be directed to your healthcare provider or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

Liberty Middle School on all-remote instruction | In-person instruction resumes Jan. 25

Liberty Middle School will immediately transition to remote-only teaching beginning Friday, Jan. 8.

In-person instruction at the Middle School is expected to resume Monday, Jan. 25. The elementary school and the high school remain open for in-person instruction and students should attend classes as scheduled.

Today, Thursday, Jan. 7, the district was notified that a middle school staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. That individual was last on campus Tuesday, Jan. 5. Privacy laws restrict the disclosure or confirmation of personally identifiable information and we cannot identify anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Contact tracing determined that a number of middle school staff members will need to quarantine because they were in close contact with the individual who tested positive for COVID-19, making it impossible to adequately staff the building with substitute teachers for in-person instruction.

Staff members and parents and guardians of students who may have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive are individually notified by a building principal, administrator, or school nurse. Contact tracers from Sullivan County Public Health Services also reach out to people at risk for contracting the coronavirus and advise them of what steps to take.

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we will continue to keep you informed when a person of the school community tests positive for the COVID-19. Notifications are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families. Our thoughts are with the individual who has tested positive and we wish them a speedy recovery.

For more information about our health and safety procedures please contact your building principal. Any additional questions, including information about how to be tested for COVID-19 should be directed to your healthcare provider or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

Three students, MS/HS adult, test positive for COVID-19 over winter break

The district learned today that several individuals have tested positive for COVID-19.

Privacy laws restrict the district from identifying anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. These are the reports received today by the district:

  • The parent of a Liberty Elementary School student notified the elementary school that the student, who attends school remotely and does not come onto the campus, has tested positive.
  • An adult whose duties require the individual to enter several district buildings, has tested positive for COVID-19. The adult was last in Liberty Middle School on Dec. 23 and last in Liberty High School on Dec. 18.
  • A Liberty Middle School student, who has not been on campus since prior to the winter break, has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • A Liberty High School student, who was last in the high school on Dec. 18, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Instruction has not been interrupted and Liberty schools remain open as scheduled.

The district is working closely with Sullivan County Public Health Services and will continue to follow its guidance. All Liberty staff members and the parents and guardians of students who may have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 has been individually notified by the building principal and the school nurse.

Contact tracers from Sullivan County Public Health Services also reach out to people at risk for contracting the coronavirus and advise them of what steps to take. 

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we will continue to keep you informed. Notifications about COVID-19 are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families.

Please contact your building’s principal or district administrator if you would like more information about the district’s health and safety procedures. Questions about COVID-19 should be directed to your family physician or to Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

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Middle School staffer, not on campus since Dec. 23, tests positive for COVID-19

The district learned today that a Liberty Middle School staff member tested positive for COVID-19 over the recent winter break.

The Sullivan County Department of Public Health Services notified the district that the staff member sought a coronavirus test on Dec. 27. All Liberty staff members and the parents and guardians of students who may have been in contact with the person have been individually notified by the building principal and the school nurse.

Contact tracers from Sullivan County Public Health Services also reach out to people at risk for contracting the coronavirus and advise them of what steps to take. Individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19 are subject to a 10-day quarantine period, as directed by the Department of Health. 

The health and safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we will continue to keep you informed. Notifications about COVID-19 are posted on the district website and sent directly to Liberty staff and families. Privacy laws restrict the district from identifying anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Please contact your building administrator if you would like more information about the district’s health and safety procedures. Questions about COVID-19 should be directed to your family physician or to Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

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