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Superintendent Memo (Dec. 1): Weekly COVID-19 Testing Reminder

December 1, 2021

The following message from Lansingburgh Superintendent, Dr. Abitabile, was emailed to all Lansingburgh families on Wednesday, December 1.

It is a reminder about the process for providing consent for in-school COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated students and providing documentation for the district if a student is vaccinated.

All school reopening news and COVID-19 updates can be found on the district’s 2021-2022 Reopening Updates page here.

Good morning Lansingburgh School Community,

Just to keep everyone updated, we are scheduled to begin our weekly testing cycle tomorrow.
Fully vaccinated students are exempt from testing and are also currently exempt from any potential quarantine due to high exposure to someone who is COVID-19 positive.  
Additionally, the NYS Assembly has requested and Governor Hochul has mentioned that after the holiday season has concluded, some type of benchmark may be put in place that allows vaccinated people to remove their masks while in school. We have no indication what that benchmark could be set at but Governor Baker in Massachusetts has set the mark at an 80% vaccination rate and we expect Governor Hochul to be close to that.   
As a reminder, only those students whose parents/guardians have consented will be tested weekly.  
Open enrollment for testing will remain available and if you would like to opt-in, please click the link below.  
If your child HAS BEEN RECENTLY VACCINATED and has not notified the District yet, you can complete the following form on FamilyID to upload an image of your vaccination card or screenshot from the Excelsior Pass.  Please click this link: COVID Vaccination Verification form Family ID 
If your child IS NOT FULLY VACCINATED, we are asking that all parents/guardians please indicate their consent for these tests by completing an online form on FamilyID. Please click this link:  COVID Testing Consent Form Family ID 
Regular testing will help protect everyone against COVID-19.  Thank you for your continued flexibility, resilience, and patience as we work together to contain the spread of this virus.

Dr. Antonio W. Abitabile, Ed. D.

Superintendent of Schools