December 7, 2020 Dear Trumansburg Community, I am writing to provide you with an update on items that began late last week and carried over into the weekend. Some of you are already aware that there was a positive COVID-19 case in the MS on Monday, November 30th. We have been working with the Tompkins County Department of Health Department (DOH) as they continue to lead the contact tracing work. After considering all students and staff's safety, I decided that the pod of students in the exposed MS room would move to remote learning for today, December 7th . Also, all staff members who had direct contact (for more than 10 minutes) with this group will be /working remotely. That represents five teachers, one school monitor, and twelve students in anticipated quarantine. This afternoon, I was able to confirm with the DOH that remote learning should be extended through December 14, 2020, that means this pod and associated teachers will return to in-person instruction on December 15, 2020. It is critical to highlight that as of 1:00 p.m. this afternoon, the DOH had not successfully reached all families or faculty/staff to inform to quarantine. I was also informed that Schuyler County would not have opportunity to notify two of the faculty members until today as they are closed over the weekend. Acting out of an abundance of caution, the District notified all parties that they "may" need to quarantine and should expect a call from DOH. This is a public health issue; therefore, a mandate to quarantine can only come from DOH. The DOH is overextended, handling the volumes of calls and investigating potential contacts for the entire region. Additionally, late Thursday afternoon, we were notified that BOCES had multiple persons impacted by exposure, which led to a BOCES wide move to remote learning. The exposure placed one of our school monitors as well as five students in quarantine. Please keep all of these individuals in your thoughts. Schools continue to be a low spread community; our mitigation efforts will promote everyone's safety. Have a fantastic Monday! Respectfully, Kimberly Bell Superintendent TCSD
MESSAGE FROM THE FOOD SERVICE DEPT: Great news! The Food Service Department has 63 produce boxes to give away! Squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, cabbage, and more! Please sign up if you are interested. https://forms.gle/bqbKN66UQ1THLtLQA Produce boxes will be handed out today (12/03/20) between 3:00 and 3:30 pm at the High School Bus Circle. If you are unable to pick your produce box up until later today, a box with your name on it will be left at the High School's main entrance on the sidewalk. If you are already scheduled to pick up student meals this Friday at 12:30 pm, you can opt to have your produce box included with your student meals. #tburgstrong
Please be advised that automated emails from CMC with a link to your daily screener were not sent to staff or students today. While CMC works to remedy the issue, please use the link below to complete your CMC screener today (12/01/20): https://register.cayugahealth.com/patient-registration/employer/60/screening-reception If you are having difficulty using the link, contact CMC directly at (607)319-5800.
The Trumansburg Food Service Department is excited to be serving meals again starting on Monday, November 30th! Please use the links below to order meals for next week. DEADLINE FOR ORDERING ALL links will close and no more orders can be taken after 5PM tonight (Sunday, November 29th). In-Person Learners: Elementary School (https://forms.gle/MgGy3b5Uz6Px7hcv8) Middle School (https://forms.gle/hcvwSZF8aQR3ScaA8) High School (https://forms.gle/GmxnbdLA2C6VJ7PS9) Remote Learners (https://forms.gle/dVwjSB9RHCQJq9dZ8)
NO SCHOOL November 25 - November 27 Have a great break!
Message from the Trumansburg School Lunch Program: This year, Thanksgiving will be a little different for most us, as we try to stay safe and still connect with our loved ones. Everyone is facing new challenges of some sort because of Covid-19. We are Happy to be able to offer this Meal Kit to our students this Holiday Week. This box has all the components to count as 7 breakfast and lunch meals, but can also be used to round out your Thanksgiving dinner. Please sign up using the link below, by Thursday at 9pm. Pick-up will be at the High School Main Office on Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Quantities are limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfcAm8gXD-gtAiI41khZeYjAooGEhjw4kyyygRZHllZSc_hzw/viewform
REMINDER: The District is offering meals again next week during our temporary return to remote instruction. Meal pick-up will be on Tuesday, November 17th, at 12:30 pm (3 days of breakfast & lunch) and again on Thursday, November 19th at 12:30 pm (4 days of breakfast & lunch). If you are interested, please sign up on the form below by 6 pm Sunday, November 15th. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a choice of options, but if your child has an allergy, please indicate it on the order form. https://forms.gle/ctmqemmeJiGq4p338 If you would like meals and are unable to pick up, we will try to make other arrangements. If you have any questions, or concerns, please email Rose Hanson email@example.com.
November 12, 2020 Hello Trumansburg Community, I am writing to provide you with a COVID-19 District update. We have been notified that an ES, MS, and HS scholar and ES teacher have been added to our COVID-19 positive list. Our nurses and building administrators have been working closely with the Department of Health for contact tracing to ensure all scholars and district employees' safety. The contact tracing process aims to identify all students and staff/faculty members who may have been exposed and determine whether they need to quarantine. I have attached for your review informational sheets that explain the difference between quarantine (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-npMjAW4wIYBhriNTewgYoOQsvsIgnuS/view?usp=sharing) and isolation (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-no_dbDJBC2hl7GbsIaJZl1UVbuqjjFJ/view?usp=sharing). Due to our community's size and interconnectivity, one positive case can impact as many as nine faculty members and 34 or more students in terms of quarantine. However, in some cases, due to our recent move to remote learning, a positive case has not led to school community members' quarantine. We are dealing with an unprecedented event, one that evolves daily. We continue to see the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases grow across the state, as such, we must continue to work together to promote the safety and health of all members of our community. Lastly, thank you for supporting our teachers and scholars this week with our abrupt transition to 100% remote learning. We can't change our circumstances, but we can and did adjust our efforts to provide new learning opportunities. Our collective ownership in the process of educating will only lend to increased student outcomes. Our sincerest well wishes for a quick and full recovery to those who have been directly impacted. Sincerely, Kimberly Bell Superintendent of Schools
Good Afternoon, Although we are working 100% remote I felt it was important in terms of awareness to forward the news release below: https://13wham.com/news/local/south-seneca-csd-operating-remotely-as-police-search-for-parolee Respectfully, Kimberly Bell Superintendent
Good Afternoon, I wanted to provide a bit more clarification regarding the impact of COVID-19 on our district. We currently have 1 COVID positive scholar in our high school. Additionally, in our high school we have ten faculty and staff members and 54 scholars in precautionary quarantine as directed by the DOH. We have one COVID positive scholar in our elementary school, two COVID positive faculty and staff members, and one staff member and 16 scholars in quarantine. In our middle school we currently have one COVID positive scholar and two other scholars in quarantine. From our department of transportation we have one staff member in quarantine. We continue to work closely with our community and the DOH in monitoring the local impact. Please keep those affected in your thoughts. We are thinking of you all and wish you improved health in the days that come. Respectfully, Kimberly Bell Superintendent
November 7, 2020 Dear Trumansburg Community: I regret to inform you that we have learned of yet another positive COVID-19 case at our District. This case is a scholar in the high school. We are currently working with the Tompkins County Department of Health to notify all individuals that have had exposure. The quarantine period for those impacted, including teachers, extends to November 18, 2020. I anticipate we will learn of additional cases as the week progresses. To safeguard our school community and prevent additional exposure, we will maintain 100% remote instruction through Friday, November 20, 2020. Keep in mind that Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24, were scheduled as remote learning days. This will not change. Therefore, the first day back for in person instruction will be Monday, November 30. It is important to reiterate in these most difficult of circumstances; we will still win the battle to educate our scholars. We will need to work differently and harder; however, I am confident we can achieve our work toward this common goal despite these temporary obstacles. Please look for additional information from building principals and/or your child's teacher(s) in the coming days. I wish your family and loved ones good health and well-being. Please keep those that have been impacted in your thoughts. Have a joyous Thanksgiving! Sincerely, Kimberly Bell Superintendent of Schools
Dear Trumansburg Families: We are offering meals next week during our temporary return to remote instruction. Meal pick-up will be on Tuesday, November 10th, at 12:30 pm and again Thursday at 12:30 pm, with 2 days of meals, breakfast and lunch, for each pick-up. If you are interested, please sign up on the form below by 6 pm Sunday, November 8th. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a choice of options, but if your child has an allergy, please indicate it on the order form. https://forms.gle/Rio5r9vasL1o2LBs8 If you would like meals and are unable to pick up, we will try to make other arrangements. If you have any questions, or concerns, please email Rose Hanson firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 6, 2020 Good evening! Please listen for an important update from our School Superintendent, Kimberly Bell. We have received word this evening, Friday November 6 that we have a positive COVID-19 case amongst our Elementary School personnel. We anticipate there may be at least one other positive case but are awaiting test results. The Department of Health will contact those individuals that may have had possible exposure. Acting out of an exorbitant amount of precaution, we will move to 100% remote instruction Pre-K-Grade 12 effective Monday, November 9, 2020- through Friday, November 13, 2020. For those programs that take place off campus, such as PTECH or CTE and other BOCES programs, families will receive a separate communication this weekend from your building principal with details. Thank you for your understanding. We wish for all your families safety and good health. Kind regards, Kimberly Bell Superintendent
November 4th, 2020 Dear Trumansburg Families: I am writing to make you aware of a bus accident that occurred at approximately 7:15 AM this morning on Route 79. At the time of the incident, there were six students on the bus and one waiting to enter. The bus was rear-ended while stopped. As a precautionary measure, two students and staff members were transported to the hospital for further evaluation. All families of students on the bus were notified. Our counselors at each building are available to support students and teachers. Please know, student safety is our priority, as with all incidents we will investigate the situation. If you have further questions or concerns regarding this incident, please reach out to your respective building leader and/or counseling staff. Respectfully, Kimberly Bell Superintendent Respectfully, Kimberly Bell Superintendent TCSD email@example.com 607-387-7551 Ext. 4421
What's happening in 1st Grade?? https://twitter.com/i/status/1318972136694960130
The Superintendent and Board President join the storybook fun!
Check out the 'BIG Eats' art and activism printmaking work in downtown windows this weekend! This work was designed by studio and advanced studio art students in the spring, and printed by advanced studio classes this fall due to the spring!