From The School Nurses' Office

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! We hope that you have had the opportunity to review the Chateaugay Central School District Reopening Plan. The reopening plan provides our stakeholders with important information regarding the health and safety of our students. You may find the CCSD Reopening Plan at As you know, Chateaugay Central School District must comply with the guidelines set forth by the Department of Health and Department of Education. It is important that we work together to keep our students and school community safe. Please keep your child/children home from school if they currently have, or have had any of the following symptoms within the last 24 hours.

  • Acute respiratory illness

  • Fever greater than 100 degrees

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Sore throat or cough

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Chills

  • Nasal congestion or drainage

  • Head or muscle aches

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

If your child/children are sent home from school with the above symptoms your child/children will be required to seek medical attention and be symptom free for 24 hours (without medication) prior to returning to school. You will need to provide the school with a doctor’s note that states your child may return to school.

Thank you in advance for helping us keep our students healthy. Together we can do this! If you have any questions please call Chateaugay Central School nurses’ office at 518-497-6611.

Wendy Magnan, RN - Mary Rounds, LPN

COVID-19 Testing

Bessette Health Clinic provides the opportunity for staff testing each Thursday.

In the event that a large-scale testing will need to be conducted at the school, the district administration will work with the following providers: Alice Hyde Medical Center, Bessette Health Clinic and Mountain Medical Urgent Care.

The district is committed to creating a learning environment that protects student and staff health, safety and privacy. Our district will operate under a standard procedure for addressing situations in which an individual has tested positive for COVID-19 or appears symptomatic.

In the event that a student or staff member is sick or symptomatic, notification to exposed individuals will occur pursuant to the state’s contact tracing protocols as implemented by the Franklin County Health Department. The district will not notify the wider community unless specifically directed to do so by local health officials

Plan For Testing - Employee

Plan For Testing - Student

Contact Tracing

Public Health Officials assume the task of contact tracing, once notified.

To ensure the school district and its employees comply with contact tracing and disinfection requirements, the Chateaugay Central School District will do the following:

  • Close off areas used by the person who is sick.

  • Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the area.

  • Wait 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible.

  • Clean and disinfect all areas used by the person who is sick, such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment like tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and copier machines.

  • Vacuum the space if needed. Use a vacuum equipped with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, if available.

  • Consider temporarily turning off room fans and the central HVAC system that services the room or space, so that particles that escape from vacuuming will not circulate throughout the facility.

  • Workers without close contact with the person who is sick can return to work immediately after disinfection.

Contact Tracing

Chateaugay Central School District COVID-19

Many stakeholders had a hand in creating out back to school plan. This document may change to continue to fulfill the requirements from public health and NYSED. Most importantly this document may change to keep our students safe.

Thank you to all the members of the community who responded to the many surveys and questionnaires we posted. We could not have done this without your help.

We thank you for your patience and support as we continue to face an uncertain future.

Please take some time to read through the plan. We will reach out to the community as the need arises for input to the plan and potential modifications. We hope for nothing but the best for the 2020-2021 school year.