COVID Resource Center

**Testing for COVID-19 in schools began March 17**

For more information, see "COVID Testing Information and Consent Forms" below.

Send questions to: COVIDTEST@nredlearn.org.

 

Dear New Rochelle community:

Nothing is more important than safeguarding the health of our students, faculty, staff and visitors, especially during the COVID-19  pandemic. To help you learn more about our multifaceted initiative to address this crisis, we have created this COVID-19 Resource Center. 

March 2021: Updated guidance from New York state:

 Updated NYS COVID-19 Quarantine Advisory 3-10-21

 Updated NYS Interim Travel Advisory 3-10-21 

January 2021: Updated Guidelines from Westchester County Commissioner of Health Dr. Sherlita Amler can be found here.

  • Protocols and procedures ranging from COVID-19 testing and contract tracing to mask and transportation protocols. (For a complete list of protocols and procedures, see below.)
  • Details about our reentry plan, in  English  and  Spanish  including Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Community resources including information on emotional support helplines and organizations that can assist with childcare needs. (Information on Community Circles and the District food distribution program providing free meals for city residents aged 18 years and under on school days, can be found on the homepage.)
  • Resources from organizations such as the CDC and Departments of Health at the county and state levels.
  • Archived plans and messages that were instrumental in the District’s efforts to safely and effectively welcome our students and staff into the classroom.

In formulating its plans and protocols, the District has proactively and meticulously reviewed guidance for school reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic from the Westchester County Department of Health, New York State Department of Health and federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, as we have done since the onset of this health crisis, we will continually monitor updates and recommendations from experts at the local, state and federal level to provide the safest possible educational experience.

Our planning, along with input from health and education authorities and community members, resulted in the successful launch of our remote-learning and hybrid models of education. These initiatives included the distribution of Chromebooks to every student in need and more than 1,000 MiFi, or mobile hotspot, devices to eligible families, along with free training from our Instructional Technology Team. In our buildings, students and teachers practice hand hygiene, wear masks and ensure social distancing in classrooms and academic and transportation settings. In addition, the District is taking preventative measures such as duct cleaning in all school buildings to create an even stronger defense against COVID-19 than is mandated.

Our commitment to students’ well-being and academic success will continue to be of the utmost importance. We are similarly committed to keeping you informed through news updates on this website, through our District newsletter and at school board meetings.

Thank you for trusting the City School District of New Rochelle with your young scholars. As always, your partnership is invaluable for us to have a safe, successful school year.

NYS Department of Health Novel Coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

**DAILY UPDATES**

This section will provide up-to-date notes on COVID-19 positive test cases in District schools. When a student or staff member tests positive, staff members and parents of the students who were in contact with the individual are appropriately notified and directed to quarantine according to guidance from New York State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Parents, students, and staff members who have any questions may contact the Health Services Department at 914-576-4264

Students and staff members who feel ill well should see their medical professional or contact the District’s Health Services Office.

APRIL 29, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a student at Isaac E. Young Middle School has tested positive for  COVID-19. Those who will have to quarantine because of contact with the individual have been informed.

APRIL 28, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a student at Isaac E. Young Middle School has tested positive for  COVID-19. Those who will have to quarantine because of contact with the individual have been informed.

APRIL 26, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a student at William B. Ward Elementary School has tested positive for  COVID-19. Those who will have to quarantine because of contact with the individual have been informed.

APRIL 23, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a staff member at George M. Davis Elementary School and a student at Trinity Elementary School have tested positive for  COVID-19. Those who will have to quarantine because of contact with the individual have been informed.

APRIL 22, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a student at Daniel Webster Magnet School has tested positive for  COVID-19. Those who will have to quarantine because of contact with the individual have been informed.

APRIL 20, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a student at Albert Leonard Middle School has tested positive for  COVID-19. The individual tested positive on April 16. Those who will have to quarantine because of contact with the individual have been informed.

APRIL 15, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a student at Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center has tested positive for  COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Tuesday, April 13. Those who will have to quarantine because of contact with the individual have been informed.

APRIL 13, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a staff member at George M. Davis Elementary School has tested positive for  COVID-19. The individual was last in school yesterday, April 12, and tested positive today, April 13. Those who will have to quarantine because of contact with the individual have been informed.

APRIL 12, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that two individuals at Albert Leonard Young Middle School have tested positive for  COVID-19 -- one student and one staff member. Both individuals were last in school on Friday, April 9 and tested positive today. Those who were in contact with the individuals have been notified and will have to quarantine.

APRIL 10, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a staff member at staff member at Isaac E. Young Middle School has tested positive for  COVID-19. The individual was last in the school on Tuesday, April 6 and tested positive on Saturday, April 10. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

MARCH 25, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a student at Isaac E. Young Middle School has tested positive for  COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Tuesday, March 23 and tested positive Thursday, March 25. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

The District has also been informed that a student at William B. Ward Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student tested positive today. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

MARCH 22, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a student at Albert Leonard Middle School has tested positive for  COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Monday, March 15 and tested positive on Sunday, March 21. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

The District was also informed that a student at Columbus Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school on Tuesday, March 16 and tested positive today, Monday, March 22. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

MARCH 19, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that an individual at New Rochelle High School has tested positive for  COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Tuesday, March 16 and tested positive today, Wednesday, March 17. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

MARCH 18, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that an individual at New Rochelle High School has tested positive for  COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Tuesday, March 16 and tested positive today, Thursday, March 18. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

Also, the District was informed that an individual at Daniel Webster Magnet School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Tuesday, March 16 and tested positive today, Thursday, March 18. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

MARCH 17, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle began weekly testing today with Columbus and William B. Ward elementary schools. One individual at William B. Ward Elementary School tested positive. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

MARCH 16, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that an individual at Jefferson Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Tuesday, March 9 and tested positive yesterday, Monday, March 15. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

Also, District was informed that a student at Isaac E. Young Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school on Friday, March 12 and tested positive today, Tuesday, March 16. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

MARCH 14, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a student at Trinity Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school on Thursday, March 11 and tested positive Saturday March 13. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

MARCH 12, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a student at Daniel Webster Magnet School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school on Tuesday, March 9 and tested positive today, Friday, March 12. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

MARCH 11, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that two students have tested positive for COVID-19, one at Albert Leonard Middle School and one at William B. Ward Elementary School. The ALMS student was last in school Friday, March 5 and tested positive yesterday, Wednesday, March 10. The Ward student was last in school on Tuesday, March 9 and testing positive today, Thursday, March 11. In both cases, those who were in contact with the individuals have been notified and will have to quarantine.

MARCH 10, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that an individual at Jefferson Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in school yesterday, Tuesday, March 9 and tested positive today, Wednesday, March 10. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

MARCH 9, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a student at George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school on Friday, March 5 and tested positive today, Tuesday, March 9. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

MARCH 4, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that three students at  Trinity Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19. The students were last in school on Friday, February 26 and tested positive yesterday and today, March 3 and 4. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

FEBRUARY 28, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a staff member at Trinity Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Friday, February 26 and tested positive today, Sunday, February 28. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

FEBRUARY 26, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that two students, one each at William B. Ward Elementary School and George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School, have tested positive for COVID-19. In both cases, the students were last in school on Thursday, February 25 and tested positive today, Friday, February 26. Those who were in contact with the individuals have been notified and will have to quarantine.

FEBRUARY 24, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a staff member at Albert Leonard Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Tuesday, February 23 and tested positive today, Wednesday, February 24. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

FEBRUARY 23, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a student at Columbus Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Monday, February 22 and tested positive today, Tuesday, February 23. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

FEBRUARY 11, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a staff member at Jefferson Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Monday, February 8 and tested positive today, Thursday, February 11. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

FEBRUARY 8, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a student at William B. Ward Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Thursday, February 4 and tested positive Saturday, February 6. Those who were in contact with the individual are being notified and will have to quarantine.

JANUARY 26, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a staff member at Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Friday, January 22 and tested positive today, January 26. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

JANUARY 25, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a staff member at Jefferson Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Friday, January 22 and tested positive on Sunday, January 24. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

JANUARY 22, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a staff member at Trinity Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Tuesday, January 19 and tested positive on Thursday, January 21. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

JANUARY 21, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that a staff member at Trinity Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Tuesday, January 19 and tested positive on Thursday, January 21. Those who were in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

JANUARY 19, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle was informed that two individuals at Jefferson Elementary School -- one student and one staff member -- have tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school on Thursday, January 14 and tested positive on Friday, January 15. The staff member was last in school Friday and tested positive Sunday, January 17. Those who have been in contact with the individuals have been notified and will have to quarantine.

JANUARY 16, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle district was informed that a staff member at Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was last in school on Thursday, January 15 and tested positive Friday, January 15. Those who have been in contact with the individual have been notified and will have to quarantine.

JANUARY 13, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle district was informed that a student at Isaac E. Young Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school on Monday, January 11 and tested positive yesterday, January 12. Those who have been in contact with the individual will be notified and will have to quarantine.

JANUARY 11, 2021

The City School District of New Rochelle district was informed that a staff member at George M. Davis Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was last in school on Thursday, January 7 and tested positive Saturday, January 9. Those who have been in contact with the individual were notified and will have to quarantine.

The City School District of New Rochelle district was informed that a staff member at Albert Leonard Middle School Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was last in school on Thursday, January 7 and tested positive today. Those who have been in contact with the individual were notified and will have to quarantine.

The City School District of New Rochelle district was informed that a staff member at Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was last in school on Tuesday, January 5 and tested positive Friday. Those who have been in contact with the individual were notified and will have to quarantine.

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**CHECK YOUR SCHOOL'S STATUS HERE**

This section will show throughout the COVID-19 era which schools are open and operating hybrid schedules, and which are on distance learning. Please check back frequently, and be aware that all dates are subject to change due to the unpredictability of the situation.

Monday, March 1:

HYBRID ALL REMOTE
New Rochelle High School  
Alternative Campus High School  
Albert Leonard Middle School

 

Isaac E. Young Middle School

 

Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center  
Columbus Elementary School   
George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School  
Jefferson Elementary School   
Trinity Elementary School   
William B. Ward Elementary School   
Daniel Webster Magnet School   
   
   
   
   
   

Questions and Answers

The attached documents presents responses to questions and comments that were raised during a series of four Town Hall meetings held in February to discuss increasing in-person learning in the schools.

Questions and Answers 

"Can My Child Go to School Today?"

If you're wondering whether to send your child to school, consult this COVID-19 ToolKit from the New York State Department of Health. The guide indicates when a child can attend school, when he or she should be kept home and when immediate medical attention should be sought.

It also contains information on when a child should return to school after a COVID-19-related absence. 

 COVID-19 ToolKit