South Orangetown Central School District

Sent via SchoolMessenger on November 10, 2020

Our District was notified that an individual at South Orangetown Middle School tested positive for COVID-19 today.

SOMS will transition to fully-remote learning for the remainder of this week. Classes will continue online as scheduled. Transportation for students who do not attend school on the SOMS campus will continue as scheduled.

We anticipate that students and staff may return in person on Monday, November 16. However, we are still assessing the extent to which staffing will be impacted by quarantine. A follow-up notification will be sent to families by Thursday evening.

In the meantime, our administrators are working collaboratively with the Rockland County Department of Health and cooperating with contact tracing efforts. Those who were identified as contacts of the person who tested positive 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.