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.