Updates on Quarantine of Vaccinated Individuals, NYS Travel Advisory and Section V Spring Athletics Calendar Released

Greetings Honeoye Community!

I hope you are relishing in the beautiful weather that has finally arrived in our area! The blue skies and sun has certainly served as a pleasant and hopeful reminder of all that is to come… warmer temperatures, greater access to fresh air and being outside, and hopefully, reaching the other side of our experience with COVID-19!

I am reaching out to share information with you surrounding the following:
  1. NYSDOH Update on Quarantines of Vaccinated Individuals
  2. NYSDOH Update on Travel Restrictions
  3. Section V Spring Athletics Timeline 
NYSDOH Update on Quarantines of Vaccinated Individuals

According to the Update to COVID-19 Community Quarantine Advisory (3/10/2021), and consistent with recent CDC guidance:

  • Asymptomatic individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to quarantine during the first 3 months after full vaccination, if the following criteria are met:

    • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-doseseries, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine); AND

    • Have remained asymptomatic since last COVID-19 exposure.

    • Are within 3 months following receipt of the last dose in the series; AND 

Please know, the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We appreciate your support and thank you for your commitment to the health and wellness of our learning community. Together, we have the power to reduce the likelihood of infection to others.

If you have any questions regarding this or other COVID-19 related concerns, please contact me, our school nurse, the Ontario County Department of Health (585-396-4803), or your family physician.

NYSDOH Update on Travel Restrictions

NYSDOH has shared an Updated Interim Travel Advisory (3/10/2021), which indicates that domestic travelers to New York may be exempt from quarantine if they satisfy the following criteria:

  • Consistent with recent CDC guidanceasymptomatic individuals who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to quarantine during the first 3 months after full vaccination if such travelers:

    • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine); AND

    • Are within 3 months following receipt of the last dose in the series; AND

    • Have remained asymptomatic since last COVID-19 exposure.

OR

  • Consistent with CDC guidance from February 13, 2021, asymptomatic individuals who have previously been diagnosed with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 and have since recovered, are not required to retest and quarantine within 3 months after the date of symptom onset from the initial COVID-19 infection or date of first positive diagnostic test if asymptomatic during illness.

Section V Spring Athletics Timeline

The Section V Athletic Council has approved the below timeline for Spring Sports:

1. Start date: April 19th

2. Last Date to Play League Games: June 5

3. Sectional Tournaments will be scheduled beginning on June 6th and must be completed no later than June 15th .

4. Open Tournaments will be approved.


REMINDER: Half Days Added to School Calendar
We have a half day scheduled for this Friday, 3/12. Our final half day this year is scheduled for April 16. On the aforementioned dates, dismissal will occur as follows:
  • Secondary dismissal: 10:00 a.m.
  • Grades 3-5 dismissal: 11:00 a.m.
  • Grades Pre-K to 2 dismissal: 12:00
  • UPK am dismissal: 12:00
  • UPK pm dismissal:  3:25
Students and families may expect that there will be teacher directed learning activities for student completion upon arrival at home on these dates. Note: Mrs. Klaehn will provide additional information surrounding period schedules at the secondary level and BOCES programming for these dates.

Town Halls Scheduled
Back in September, HCS offered Town Hall Meetings with the explicit purpose of checking in with our families and students to ascertain how things were going within our mixed hybrid model of reopening. At that time, it was decided we would offer additional opportunities for families to participate in Town Hall meetings at the completion of each marking period. HCS invites you to consider participation in Town Hall meetings on the following dates and times below:
  • 4/22 6:00 - 7:00 ~ Progress Monitoring the HCS Plan: How are things going at elementary level? 
    • Google Meet access information will be shared via Parent Square at a later date.
  • 4/22 7:00 - 8:00 ~ Progress Monitoring the HCS Plan: How are things going at secondary level? 
    • Google Meet access information will be shared via Parent Square at a later date.
On behalf of the Honeoye Central School District, many thanks to our community for the ongoing support and partnership in advocacy for all HCS students. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns about the information included in this communication, or otherwise.

Warmest regards,
E. Bridget Ashton

Elizabeth Bridget Ashton
Superintendent, Honeoye Central School District
8528 Main Street
Honeoye, New York 14471
bridget.ashton@honeoye.org
On Twitter: @EBridgetAshton