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Falconer Moves To Remote Learning For Grades 3-6

The Falconer Central School District announced students in grades three through six will move to full remote instruction. The move, announced Sunday by the district in a message posted on its website and sent to parents, began Monday and will last through at least Tuesday, Oct. 13.

A third student, attending Fenner Elementary School, reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. The student was last in class Wednesday.

“In an effort to maintain the safest environment for all students, the Falconer Central School District has decided to move to full remote instruction for grades three, four, five, and six,” the district said.

“The Chautauqua County Department of Health has been notified and is taking further steps. The affected individuals have been isolated. The DOH is identifying and contacting those individuals identified as close contacts by the DOH.

“We are working with the health department and are taking all the recommended steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff. These individuals and any others identified by the health department as being close contacts will be expected to follow the DOH’s quarantine/isolation guidelines. They will not return to school until they have completed the quarantine/isolation procedures for COVID-19, as directed by the Chautauqua County Department of Health.

“The District cannot release any further details due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability & Accounting Act (HIPAA) requirements. However, we will provide further updates if additional steps need to be taken by the District. Please continue to monitor your child for symptoms and have him/her stay home if they are sick. Also, please contact your child’s healthcare provider if they develop symptoms or if you have any additional questions or concerns. More information on the symptoms of COVID-19 can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home or on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.”

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