Schaghticoke Middle School in New Milford will move to remote learning for the rest of this week and return to the hybrid learning model on November 16th. That's because over the course of the school day yesterday, New Milford officials were notified that three people tested positive for coronavirus. Through the contact tracing process, it was determined that there was no school transmission. The individuals were last in school on October 30th and/or November 2nd.
The New Milford Health Department, in partnership with the district, is conducting a thorough contact tracing protocol for each case. District officials have not received any reports of other students or staff members experiencing illnesses with symptoms resembling those of COVID-19.
Any child identified as a “close contact” with any of these cases should have been contacted by the building principal or local health officials and provided with instructions on the appropriate steps to take.
As regional issues increase, Interim Superintendent Alisha DiCorpo says they are having difficulty maintaining adequate staffing at the middle school for the remainder of this week.