South Orangetown Central School District

Sent via SchoolMessenger on April 14, 2021

The District was notified that an individual at William O. Schaefer Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The exposure dates were April 12 and April 13.

Contact tracing is underway and will be completed this evening. Those identified as contacts are being called 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.


Robert R. Pritchard, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools