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Homer schools announce COVID updates

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Superintendent Thomas Turck issued scheduling changes today for students at Homer Central School District, after a positive COVID-19 case found in a junior high student forced too many quarantines to stay open.

According to Turck, the 29 students and 12 staff members affected made it impossible to hold in-person classes today.

“Contact tracers have begun to communicate with those affected by this latest Covid-19 positive case,” said Turck. “If you are not contacted, this means that it was determined that your child was not exposed.”

Pre-K through Grade 5 continued in-person today, as they operate in separate buildings from the intermediate school. All BOCES students attended their programs as well.

Turck released the following schedule for the rest of the week:

Thursday and Friday, October 15-16, 2020

  • Students in Pre-K through Grade 5 will be in-person for both days.
  • Grade 6 through Grade 12 will learn at home on Thursday and Friday.
  • Students attending BOCES programs should plan to continue their attendance and transportation will be provided for those who require it.
  • All High School athletic practices and games are paused through Sunday, October 18th.

“We will review our status at the end of the week to determine what, if any, changes to the student attendance/athletic schedules will be necessary for next week,” said Turck. “We take everyone’s health and safety extremely seriously and appreciate your cooperation and understanding. Take care and thank you for entrusting your child’s education to us.”

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