Student tests positive for COVID-19; District remains open to in-person learning Dec. 22-23

Beginning Monday, Dec.  21, the District has been working with the Cayuga County Health Department regarding a student at the Weedsport Jr.-Sr. High School who has tested positive for COVID-19 and had proximate contact with those in our A Day school population during the infectious period. As a result of the school and county’s investigation, 40 students and 2 staff members are required to quarantine for 14 days. The county Health Department is advancing towards the final stages of contacting the students and staff members who are required to quarantine. If you are not notified by Tuesday, December 22nd, then your child will not have to quarantine as a proximate contact.

The District will continue to remain open for in-person learning at both the Weedsport Elementary School and Weedsport Jr.-Sr. High School on Tuesday, December 22nd and Wednesday, Dec. 23.

This situation warrants a reminder for all of us. It is critical for students, staff, and families to continue to adhere to the most important COVID safety protocols at all times, whether at school or outside of school:

  • social distancing of at least six feet,
  • wearing an appropriate face covering,
  • washing your hands frequently and using hand sanitizer; and
  • closely monitoring any COVID-like symptoms.

The decisions each one of us makes can have ripple effects on the entire school community. The health and safety of all students and staff – and the continuity of education that we are all working so hard to provide — depend on your vigilance and on your patience to see this public health challenge through to its end especially during these holiday times.

We will continue to work closely with the Cayuga County Health Department and we will follow their guidance on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment.

Thank you, as always, for your support of the Weedsport Central School District.


Shaun A. O’Connor

Superintendent of Schools