While the Ticonderoga Central School District does not have a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, with in its school community, officials are continually monitoring information as it evolves.
Administration has been in constant communication and has been receiving guidance from the Essex County Public Health Department, NYS Department of Health and the New York State Education Department regarding COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 (caused by the novel coronavirus) rapidly evolves, the district administrative team along with faculty and staff are proactively preparing for many different scenarios, including the postponement/cancellation of events, trips, and building/school closures. We continue to take appropriate measures such as maintaining high levels of cleaning and sanitation efforts, as well as promoting the importance of hand washing and hygiene.
After much deliberation and consulting with Essex County Public Health, we will be postponing the following events: school plays, musicals and concerts, out of town field trips. This action is necessary in order to reduce the number of instances of outside social contact within our schools. We want to do as much as possible to protect our students and staff as we continue to take direction from Essex County Public Health as well as other pertinent state agencies. We will continue to evaluate all upcoming events.
We have been advised that limiting the number of non-school individuals (people other than current students, faculty, and staff) who use our schools will help to limit the possible introduction and transition of new germs into our schools by outside community members as well as to protect potential attendees of a large gathering.
Details on some specific events of interest are as follows:
- March 14: Elementary School Play Saturday performance will be cancelled. A digital recorded version will be available.
- March 17: Red Cross Blood Drive at THS is postponed. Date to be determined.
- March 19 POPs concert is postponed. Date to be determined.
Making decisions, which protect our educational environment, health and safety of the students, staff and community, is always the right thing to do.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we move through this unique situation together.
John W. Donohue
Interim Superintendent of Schools