Iroquois Update, Dec. 4: Grades 6-8 to Learn Remotely Through Monday, Dec. 14

In-person instruction for students in self-contained special education classes and grade 5 students will resume on Monday, Dec. 7

The purpose of this message is to let you know that all Iroquois students in grades 6-8 will learn remotely through Monday, Dec. 14. One exception to this is students in self-contained special education classes (Mrs. Hebert, Mrs. Allegretto and Mrs. Peck). Grade 5 students will continue to learn in-person at Iroquois daily.

In-person instruction for students in self-contained special education classes and grade 5 students will resume on Monday, Dec. 7.

As you know, a confirmed case of COVID-19 caused all students who attend Iroquois to learn remotely today, Friday, Dec. 4, due to a shortage of staffing. Based on Schenectady County Public Health Service’s contact tracing protocols, we have determined that we will not have sufficient staffing and supervision for students in grades 6-8 to attend school through Monday, Dec. 14.

As of now, students in grades 6-8 should plan to return to school for in-person learning beginning Tuesday, Dec. 15. (For grades 7-8, this is a B2 Day; Last Names L-Z)

To reiterate, the decision for grades 6-8 to learn in an all-remote format is based solely on staffing and supervision vacancies. Any student or staff member who needs to quarantine based on potential COVID-19 exposure will be notified directly based on public health contact tracing.

All other Niskayuna schools are open consistent with our in-person/hybrid plan.