No School for Students on Monday, January 3, 2022
Published on 1/3/22
Due the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases being reported across the District and the lack of substitutes available to cover their absences, there will be no school for students in the Syracuse City School District on Monday, January 3rd.
We will still be providing take at home COVID-19 tests for every student in the district. The test kits will be available at your child’s home school between 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM tomorrow. We will also be handing out testing kits at our high schools (Corcoran, Henninger, Institute of Technology, Nottingham and PSLA at Fowler) and at Clary Middle School tomorrow evening between 5:00-7:00 PM. All distribution sites will be drive through.
Tomorrow evening there will also be online Co-Video chats that will provide details on how to administer the tests should you have questions. In addition, we will be hosting another vaccination clinic on January 10th for those students, staff and parents who have yet to be vaccinated.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding, and for doing your part to keep our schools and buildings safe places to learn and work.
Please see below for Frequently Asked Questions regarding the at-home COVID-19 testing kits.
Where can I pick up my district-provided at-home COVID-19 test kit?
Testing kits will be available via drive-through lines on Monday, January 3, 2022 at all SCSD schools through 2 pm. Kits will be available for evening pickup at all SCSD high schools, and Clary Middle School, from 5-7 pm.
What is the cost for the at-home COVID-19 test kit?
There is no charge for the at-home COVID-19 test kit.
How many COVID-19 at-home test kits am I able to have?
You will be given one test kit per child in the household.
What if I am not able to pick up the testing kit on January 3rd?
If there is a remaining supply of test kits, the District will communicate any additional opportunities for pick up.
Do I have to test my child before they return to school from break?
No, testing is not mandatory. Test kits are being provided to families as a preventative measure.
What if my child tests positive?
Do not send your child to school. Contact your physician for further instructions, and please notify your child’s school nurse. You will also be required complete the Onondaga County attestation form, which can be found here: https://healthnews.ongov.net/new-documentation-available-12-31-21/.
Where do I go to pick up a test kit if I am a Syracuse resident and my child attends a private/parochial school?
Contact your school to ask for further information about test kit distribution.