South Orangetown Central School District

Sent via SchoolMessenger on March 12, 2021

The District was notified this morning that two individuals at William O. Schaefer Elementary School and one individual at Cottage Lane Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19. The exposure dates for WOS are March 10 and March 11; the exposure dates for CLE are March 9 and March 10.

Contact tracing is in progress and will be completed this evening. Those identified as contacts are being contacted by the District and may also receive a call from a Contact Tracer from the Department of Health.

  • For such calls, your caller ID may read “NYS Contact Tracing” or display a phone number with a 518 area code.
  • Please promptly answer these calls.
  • Your identity and the information you share will remain confidential.
  • Please provide Contact Tracers with the information they need to protect our entire School District community.

In addition, please note the following update to our notification procedures: The District will continue to send email notifications regarding reported COVID-19 cases to families and staff districtwide. However, effective today, robocall notifications will only be made if the impacted school must temporarily shift to fully-remote learning.