1/8: Important Update from Ms. Short

Dear LLCS Families:
As I shared in a phone call sent out this afternoon, after consulting with public health this morning, out of an abundance of caution for our small and interconnected school community, I have made the decision for all PK-12 students to continue remote learning on Monday and Tuesday of next week, with an anticipated return to in-person instruction on Wednesday, January 13.
 
Please note that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive. What I can share is that the exposure to the positive case is limited and we have provided public health with all the requested contact tracing information. If your child was exposed, public health will be in direct contact with you through their contact tracing, and provide you with all the needed information.
 
If you would like meals delivered on Monday and Tuesday please sign-up on our website by 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. Please place a cooler or box outside for the meals to be placed in. Meals will be delivered between 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
 
Please note that on Monday morning from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Hamilton County Public Health will hold a testing clinic at the Long Lake Town Hall. This is a tremendous resource and we're very lucky to have such immediate access to testing in Hamilton County. Please see the flyer below for more information on how to register.
 
Finally, the New York State Department of Health provides information about COVID-19, and the CDC offers tips to keep children healthy during this time. The New York State Department of Health produced Pre-K to Gr 12 COVID-19 Toolkit which you might also find helpful.
 
Schools continue to utilize Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations on Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces to reduce viral transmission and keep our children and school personnel healthy and safe. Parents and family members can assist this effort by promoting healthy behaviors and following these practices:
  • Stay home from school or work if you are sick, even if your symptoms are mild
  • Wear a face covering

  • Maintain physical distance

  • Avoid attending or hosting gatherings with people outside of your household

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue (or sleeve), and then throw the tissue in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Take care of your health overall - nutrition, sleep, hydration, etc.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Ms. Noelle J. Short

Superintendent/Principal

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Long Lake Central School is a K-12 public school that offers a supportive, engaging, and enriching learning and working environment. Our small class sizes offer students the opportunity to receive individualized instruction in a way that is not possible in a larger school setting. Our students participate in extracurricular activities and athletics and are offered a wide-range of opportunities for travel during their educational experience, with trips to Washington D.C., Boston, New York City, Niagara Falls, and other locations scheduled for various grade levels. 

Our professional, diverse, and talented faculty work in dynamic ways to create learning opportunities that mix grade levels, disciplines, and learning styles. We are 1:1 device school, where students in pre-kindergarten through second grade have iPads available for instruction, and students in grades three through twelve are provided with Chromebooks, with seventh through twelfth grade students offered the opportunity to take their devices home. 

At Long Lake Central School, we are proud of the work we do and we are extremely proud of all that our graduates have accomplished once leaving Long Lake Central School. We are situated in one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, the Adirondack Park, and are supported by a community who finds great value in a small school education and ensuring that our students and families have a safe place to live, learn, work, and thrive in. Our vision is to be a place that promotes open-minded, hard-working people who are equipped for life.