COVID-19 Information


March 16, 2020 - UPDATE


York CSD Students, Staff, and Community:

First, and foremost, thank you for your patience as we navigate through this unprecedented situation with COVID-19. As we go through these difficult times, it will be important that we work and communicate together to ensure the safety of our community and all of our members. Given the constantly evolving nature of this topic, please know that we may be required to adjust our plans. You will be notified of any changes when and if they occur.


Food Distribution:

Our Food & Nutrition Services program will provide both breakfast and lunch by providing Grab and Go Meals to all K-12 students, free of charge, starting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. These meals will be available Monday through Friday from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Pick up will occur in the York Elementary School parking lot by the Elementary Cafeteria. All meals will be brought to your vehicle. If your child(ren) has any confirmed dietary needs, please let the workers know when you arrive. Additionally, if you have extreme circumstances and cannot make the pick-up, please call 243-1730 ext 2222 to make arrangements for delivery. If you leave a message, please include: name(s) of child(ren), address, and a call back number.


Communication:

It is vital that you receive all communications from YCS. If you have not been
receiving text or email alerts, the easiest way to be updated is through the York CSD app enabling the notifications feature.

Please check the following resources for the most up-to-date information from the District:
  - School Website: www.yorkcsd.org
  - School App: Search ‘York CSD’ on App Store or Google Play


Instructional Resources:

Teachers are currently preparing learning activities for students to stay engaged with school work while school is not in session. For all students who do not have access to a device at home, the following options are available:

For students in grades 6-12, students can pick up their Chromebooks on Thursday, March 19th from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

For students in grades K-5, devices will be available to be signed out from the elementary library on Thursday, March 19th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. 
     
We would like families to be aware that the Charter Communication company is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.


Facility and Building Access:

Students will be afforded an opportunity on Thursday, March 19th during the hours of 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm to come in and pick up any personal items or classroom materials they will need during this closure period. Please keep in mind the social distancing protocols during this timeframe. It may not be prudent to schedule play dates and group gatherings.


Thank you for your continued patience and collaboration as we work through this together.


David Furletti




March 14, 2020


​York CSD Students, Staff, and Community:

In consultation with the Livingston County Department of Health, Livingston County Officials, and the GVEP superintendents, we believe that it is in the best interest of public health that we act swiftly, even though there has not been a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our community or county. This follows the action earlier taken to declare a State of Emergency for Livingston
County.

Effective Monday, March 16th York Central Schools will be closed until further notice. This includes ALL school activities, sports and outside activities that may be scheduled on campus.

There will be more information and plans coming out in the days to come and throughout the school closure. For now, please understand that our main goal is to support the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and families.

We are extremely committed to the education of all our students; however, in these unprecedented times, we must first take care of each other and our most vulnerable community members.

Please take care of one another and yourself.

Sincerely,

David Furletti



March 13, 2020

 

Dear YCS Community and Families,

We certainly are living through an unprecedented public health concern. Given the concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), YCS continues to actively monitor the latest information available from the Center for Disease Control, NYS and Livingston County Departments of Health, as well as NYS Department of Education. 

While our goal is to keep schools open and provide a safe place for learning, it is important that you prepare for the unfortunate possibility of temporary school closing. Should there be a confirmed case in our school district, we would close for a minimum of 24 hours per the Department of Health and State Education Department directives. Once the disinfection occurs, along with an assessment of exposure, a determination will be made when school can be resumed. 

In situations like these, rumors may cause unnecessary reactions and panic. The best way to combat fear is with facts. For the latest guidance and links to official information sources, please visit our district website. 

 

Family Action Steps

There are a number of steps you and your children can take to reduce the spread of illness, including COVID-19, according to the State Department of Health:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
       
  • Stay home when you are sick.
       
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
       
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
       

District Action Steps

  • We will follow Livingston County Health Department’s recommendations regarding large group gatherings, this includes field trips during the school day
       
  • Cleaning staff will clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as desks, doorknobs, light switches, handrails, and instructional materials
       
  • Teachers are preparing for continued instruction outside of the classroom
       
  • Food Services are implementing recommendations from the Department of Health regarding food safety (ie: eliminating self-serve options in the cafeteria)
       
  • Frequent and ongoing communication through district website and app
       
  • Event status updates

   

What We Know

  • Currently no confirmed cases in Livingston County
       
  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that is passed between people who are in close contact with one another
       

Resources:

 

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

COVID-19 Fact Sheet (Spanish)

COVID-19 Fact Sheet (English)

 


Event Status Update

This chart will be updated as new information becomes available. 

Please check back frequently.

Event 

Date

Status

Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition

3/14

Cancelled

National College Fair

3/16

Cancelled

Ag Day

3/20

Postponed

PK-12 Field Trips 

3/16 -  3/27

Cancelled or rescheduled

York Kid’s Night Out

3/21

Cancelled

PTO Meeting

3/25

Cancelled