Vaccine Clinic Trumansburg First Dose 1/27 Children 5-11 Years Old @ Trumansburg Elementary School Date: January 27, 2022 Time: 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM Registration Deadline: January 27, 2022 Who May Attend: Children 5-11 Years Old Public Notes: Pfizer Clinic First Dose Children 5-11 Only Please Bring the following: • Parent/ Guardian confirming Minor's identity • Anyone under 18 must have Parent/Guardian consent Expect to wait 15 minutes for observation after your injection. Please do not arrive more than 30 minutes early for your appointment. Second dose appointment will be automatically scheduled for the same time on 2/17/22. Link to schedule an appointment: https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/dates
January 19, 2022 The Tompkins County Health Department is hosting a Pfizer Booster clinic for children 12 years old and older on Saturday January 22nd from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Children 12 years old and older that received their second dose at least 5 months ago are eligible. A parent or guardian must be present to provide consent. Plan to wait for 15 minutes after the vaccination for observation. Saturday, January 22nd Booster for 12 years old and older TO REGISTER FOR AN APPOINTMENT, https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D5F00BCBAA1802D6E0530A6C7C1641DB
January 12, 2022 Dear Families, Our cumulative COVID-19 positive cases as reported from PCR or lab tested results for the period 1/6/22-1/12/22 are as follows: Total District Wide- twenty two (22) students and three (3) personnel members. Elementary School -12 students; 1 adult/ Middle School – 6 students ; 2 adults/ High School - 4 students; 0 adults. Additionally, there was a positive case self-reported from an antigen (rapid) test that was present on the ES ski club bus. The individual was wearing an N-95 mask at all times and was not closer than 6 feet to other individuals during transport. Be well, Kimberly Bell TCSD Superintendent of Schools 100 Whig Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886 P: 607-387-7551, ext. 4421 | F: 607-387-2880 firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOOL CLOSED 01/11/22 Due to the wind chill advisory in effect for Tue, Jan 11, 2022 there will be no in-person or remote instruction. JV and Varsity basketball games will continue as scheduled unless otherwise notified by the coaches. The Virtual Board of Education Meeting scheduled for 6pm will not be cancelled.
January 6, 2022 Dear Families, Our COVID-19 positive cases for Wednesday, January 5, 2022 are as follows: Total District Wide- Seven (7) students and three (3) personnel members/ Elementary School -2 students; 1 adult/ Middle School - 1 student ; 2 adults/ High School - 4 students; 0 adults/ I will continue to provide daily counts. Be well, Kimberly Bell Superintendent of Schools
Dear Families, Our COVID-19 positive cases for Tuesday, January 4, 2022 are as follows: Total - 48 students and nine personnel members District-Wide Elementary School -16 students; 4 adults/ Middle School - 5 students on January 4 (additional 10 students reported positive on January 3rd); 3 adults/ High School - 17 students; 2 adults I will continue to provide daily counts. Be well, Kimberly Bell Superintendent of Schools
Reminder, Sunday January 2, 2022 from 2-4 PM rapid test kits will be available for pick up in the ES School Parking Lot. Please stay in your car and follow the same traffic pattern as you would for student drop off. There will only be a single lane of traffic that will run parallel to the sidewalk. Separately from 12-1 rapid test kits will be available at Auble's Trailer Park. Please look for the Trumansburg Central School District School Van. Please wear a mask before approaching the van for a test kit. Be well, Kimberly Bell Superintendent of Schools
In an effort to protect our community, Sunday, January 2, 2022 walk through or drive up to the Elementary School parking lot for a free rapid test kit for any Trumansburg CSD student or staff member. Hours of availability between 2:00 and 4:00 P.M. while supplies last. Happy New Year! Kimberly Bell Superintendent TCSD
All Trumansburg Athletics will pause, including games, practices, and meets until January 3, 2022.
December 22, 2021 Dear Trumansburg Community, I write today to inform you of our latest COVID-19 positive numbers. Since Friday, December 17, 2021, we have confirmed two (2) more elementary student positives, three (3) middle school student positive cases, and seven (7) more high school student positive cases. Additionally, we have three (3) new adult cases serving in supporting roles in the district. Our school nurses continue to work closely with the Department of Health and have identified all close contacts. Our sincerest well wishes for a quick and complete recovery to the individuals impacted. Regards, Kimberly Kimberly Bell TCSD Superintendent of Schools 100 Whig Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886 P: 607-387-7551, ext. 4421 | F: 607-387-2880 email@example.com
12/21/21 TOMPKINS HARVEST INFORMATION: Tompkins HARVEST, a program of Tompkins Cortland Community College, aims to reduce food insecurity for children in Tompkins County. In addition to working closely with your School Nutrition Department Director, we have put together a list of food pantries serving the catchment area for Trumansburg Central School District.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: All athletic competitions and practices have been cancelled for the week of December 20, 2021.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT! Would you like to order your remote student meals for next week? Orders are due by 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec 20th! https://www.tburgschools.org/page/school-nutrition-services Orders can be picked up between 9:30 - 10:00am or between 12:30 - 1pm on Tuesday, December 21st at the High School Circle. If you need extra food, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional non-perishable food items to be included in your pick up.
December 17, 2021 Good afternoon, As the number of cases of COVID-19 is on a regional and national uptick, we have made the difficult decision to remain remote for instruction until the December break. The number of positive cases we are experiencing represents both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Thankfully, the severity of the infection seems to be less; however, the protocols for quarantine remain the same, which is hugely impactful on our families and staff. Please keep in mind staffing is also impacted by routine health needs, general illness, day appointments, the need to care for a sick loved one, and or daycare needs related to quarantine. We very much appreciate your support and patience as we work out the details for the days ahead. Our Food Service Director will communicate separately about food deliveries and resources. Students attending P-Tech, GST BOCES, Smith School, and Private schools will participate in in-person instruction on Monday 12/20-12/22. Likewise, students attending TST BOCES for Career and Technical Education (CTE) will participate in-person 12/20-12/22. Students that attend P-TECH or CTE that need transport from home to school on those days will need to contact the Transportation Department directly at email@example.com before 2:00 P.M. Saturday 12/18. (Tomorrow). Students in grades Pre-K-6 will follow a modified schedule; please look for links and additional communication from your teachers in the a.m. on Monday. Students in grades 7-12 should check their BrightSpace platform and follow their regular school day schedule from home. Athletic events scheduled for 12/18 and 12/21 will continue as planned for the time being unless circumstances change. We are temporarily postponing the concert scheduled for Monday 12/20; please look for communication from the HS Music Department. Our goal is to be in person for instruction beginning Monday, January 3, 2022. We will continue to assess our school data and share that information with you as it becomes available. Thank you in advance for understanding and supporting this temporary instructional shift. We desire to promote all community members' health, safety, and well-being. Thank you for doing your part, for the safety and health of our community. May you have a healthy and joyous holiday season. I look forward to the New Year of 2022. Kindly, Kimberly Kimberly Bell TCSD Superintendent of Schools 100 Whig Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886 P: 607-387-7551, ext. 4421 | F: 607-387-2880 firstname.lastname@example.org
Good evening, Today, December 16, 2021, has proven to be an extremely challenging day for our district. With the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Tompkins County, we too are experiencing more cases with significantly more individuals placed in quarantine. Today, we report three new positives at the high school, with an additional seven with symptoms awaiting test results. Twenty students at the high school level have been impacted just today. Additionally, the elementary reports two more positive cases with a total of 37 individuals in quarantine between yesterday and today. We anticipate more positive cases from those placed in quarantine in the coming days. We have one adult positive at the middle school and one middle school student positive. We have one bus driver in quarantine. District-wide, we are experiencing a shortage in coverage to ensure safe instructional spaces. With that said, our administrative team has made the difficult decision to be remote Friday, December 17, 2021. Athletics will also be canceled for 12/17. Only those students attending GST BOCES, Smith School and Private schools will participate in in-person tomorrow. Students in grades Pre-K-6 will follow a modified schedule; please look for links and additional communication from your teachers in the a.m. Students in grades 7-12 should check their Brightspace platform and follow their regular school day schedule from home. We will continue to monitor the numbers and impact. We will decide on Sunday no later than noon to inform families of the expectations for next week (unless we have information to make that decision sooner). We apologize in advance for the inconvenience this has on our families and staff. Kindly, Kimberly Bell Superintendent of Schools
December 15, 2021 Dear Trumansburg Community, I regret to inform you I am writing with another COVID-19 update. The DOH has confirmed that one of our elementary school students, one middle school student and one high school student have tested positive today, December 15th for COVID-19. Our school nurses continue to work closely with the Department of Health to identify those in close contact. Our sincerest well wishes for a quick and complete recovery to the individuals impacted. Regards, Kimberly Kimberly Bell TCSD Superintendent of Schools 100 Whig Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886 P: 607-387-7551, ext. 4421 | F: 607-387-2880 email@example.com
December 14, 2021 Dear Families, Today I am writing to you with much gratitude. Thank you for the trust, patience, kindness, and commitment to our schools you have shown over the past few months. We have successfully welcomed all students back to in-person instruction with your partnership. Our return to entirely in-person instruction has been both challenging and joyful. In addition to instruction, I am very grateful that our adults have brought back athletics, homecoming, a concert, a play, and much more with appropriate safety protocols. Our personnel has provided your children with academic support, emotional care, medical access and expertise, exemplar school nutrition, a clean and safe learning environment, and safe/reliable transportation. This year reflects much of the "normalcy" we experienced before the pandemic in so many ways. This school year, we have several factors contributing to our success in remaining open to in-person instruction. First and foremost, the dedication and hard work of all school personnel! Additionally, approximately 90% of our staff are vaccinated. Children who are five years or older have access to the vaccination. We implemented distancing protocols in our classrooms that prevent an entire classroom from going into quarantine when there is a positive COVID-19 case. These measures, combined with universal masking, daily health screenings, access to testing on campus for symptomatic students, and your active participation/partnership, have allowed us to remain open with 100% in-person instruction. We recognize the benefit of having students in front of us and will continue to do everything within our power to maintain this model. With that said, we are seeing a local spike in COVID-19 cases with regional impact. Today, Cornell University moved to remote instruction due to red alert status. Two of our neighboring schools have recently switched to remote instruction for short periods due to staffing shortages. I am optimistic that we will not need to go 100% remote. However, we must plan for the unexpected. We have just six days of in-person instruction (and one half day asynchronous 12/23) remaining before the December break; please have a tentative plan in place should we need to shift to remote learning with little notice. We have learned a great deal from our experiences last school year and will be prepared to deliver instruction remotely should we have that need. To be clear, at this time, I am just sharing a concern based on Tompkins County's increase in COVID-19 positive cases. We intend to remain open to 100% in-person instruction assuming we have adequate personnel to carry out all responsibilities. May you have a joyous, healthy, and safe holiday season. I look forward to all that the New Year will bring. Kimberly Kimberly Bell TCSD Superintendent of Schools 100 Whig Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886 P: 607-387-7551, ext. 4421 | F: 607-387-2880 firstname.lastname@example.org Please consider the environment before printing this email. PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION The information contained in this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is only for the use of the recipient(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail and any attachments, or an agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipients, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution, downloading, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately by e-mail, permanently delete the e-mail and any attachments immediately, and destroy all copies.
December 13, 2021 Dear Trumansburg Community, I regret to inform you that I am writing to provide you with yet another COVID-19 update. The DOH has confirmed that one of our middle school students tested positive for COVID-19 today. Additionally, one of our adults that supports an extra-curricular sport tested positive for COVID-19 on December 12th. Our school nurses have led the charge in contacting those in close contact. The Department of Health will also be in contact with those impacted. Our sincerest well wishes for a quick and complete recovery to the individuals impacted. Regards, Kimberly Kimberly Bell TCSD Superintendent of Schools 100 Whig Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886 P: 607-387-7551, ext. 4421 | F: 607-387-2880 email@example.com
December 6, 2021 Dear Community, It has been brought to my attention that the community alerts about COVID-19 positive cases have recently only gone to families and employees of the district. For all other community members, it is essential to share the data below: 11/23- (1) one positive elementary school student 11/29- (2) two positive elementary school students (1) one positive high school student 12/1- (2) two positive elementary school students 12/3- (1) one positive elementary school student Please help us to remain vigilant with all public health precautions. Kind regards, Kimberly Kimberly Bell TCSD Superintendent of Schools 100 Whig Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886 P: 607-387-7551, ext. 4421 | F: 607-387-2880 firstname.lastname@example.org
2021-2022 CALENDAR CHANGE! Instructional Asynchronous ½ Days for Grades PreK-12 (students do not report to campus) & Professional Development Days for all staff on 12/23/21, 01/31/22 & 03/17/22