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OACSD COVID-19 UPDATE

The Owego Apalachin Central School District is CLOSED until April 15, 2020 by executive order of the Governor of New York.

We will continue to update information as it becomes available here on our website and through the OACSD mobile app.  Limited information will be shared on our social media pages.

3/30/20 Board of Education Meeting was live streamed on our YouTube page and can be viewed now:  https://www.youtube.com/user/OwegoYouSchools

Health Services

OACSD FOOD DROP LOCATIONS

Food Changes: In an effort to limit contact and reduce families and staff having to come out daily, we will offer meal pick up on Mondays and Thursdays ONLY, from 10am-1pm and 4pm-6pm in the OES Loop and now at the Apalachin Fire Station instead of AES (see note below.) Families will receive meals to last them multiple days.  If transportation is an issue, please call us at 607-687-7307 x7777 and leave a message requesting delivery. 

***Friday bus drops will NOT be happening on Friday, April 10th*** 

Note on AES location change: We are changing the Apalachin location in order to begin a plumbing repair at AES that was previously scheduled for spring break. This will allow for the necessary time that is now needed.  We appreciate the Apalachin Fire Station (230 Pennsylvania Ave., Apalachin) being able to help with our food distribution. 

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to have wide-ranging impacts.  If your family is experiencing a financial impact during these difficult times, there could be benefits available to you. 

  • Sign up for free and reduced school meals by applying online at MySchoolApps - Home Page.  Free and reduced meals would be available for your child(ren) for the remainder of the school year and 30 business days into next school year.

  • If you are a family that is in need of extra assistance you can also apply for SNAP benefits at https://www.ny.gov/services/apply-snap. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food at stores.

New York State restaurants have been directed to close their dining areas, but can remain open for take-out and delivery of food and drinks. Below is a link to the Experience Tioga Website with a list of all restaurants known to be operating and what services they are offering.

LIST OF TIOGA COUNTY RESTAURANTS AND SERVICES THEY ARE CURRENTLY PROVIDING

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

CLICK FOR:   DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES

CLICK FOR:  SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL RESOURCES

CLICK FOR:  SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES

OACSD HELPLINE 

The district has a dedicated phone number (607) 687-7307 ext. 7777 to leave a message for any questions you might have during the extended time away. With district staff working off-site during the duration of the closure the best way to contact them would be through their district email account or by leaving a message on this dedicated number.  (Messages will be forwarded to the appropriate district personnel.) Thank you for your patience and understanding as responses could be delayed.

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION (COVID-19)

TIOGA COUNTY DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY

PARENT RESOURCE:  TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT COVID-19

TALKING WITH CHILDREN ABOUT COVID-19 

RESOURCES - CDC, HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

Tioga County Public Health Department Press Release March 11, 2020 

Tioga County Executive Order for State of Emergency and Closing Schools - March 14, 2020

Tioga County Public Health Department:  What You Need To Know About COVID-19 

 

The latest information from the Tioga County Health Department Health Department about the virus:  Tioga County Health Department Website


Contact the Tioga County Health Department at: 607-687-8600


The most up-to-date information from the NYS Health Dept. about the virus:  New York State Department of Health Website

General information about the virus from the CDC:  CDC Website

Hand Washing/Hygiene Tips for  Germ Prevention: 

Hand Washing Tips From CDC

Germ Prevention From Healthy Children Website

The district has infectious disease protocols in place and has been taking steps, such as cleaning and disinfecting throughout its buildings and buses, to minimize the spread of viruses and a variety of other illnesses. There are a number of steps that students, staff and community members can take to minimize the spread of all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health: 

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Heavily soiled hands should be washed. 

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

• 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 surface


In addition, New York has established a Novel Coronavirus Hotline, which can provide additional information. Call 1-888-364-3065 with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms.

The district continues to closely monitor this fluid situation and we will follow guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH), Tioga County Public Health Department and the NYS Education Department.

If you or family members begin to show symptoms of a respiratory disease and suspect it may be COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. Before going to your healthcare provider’s office, inform them that a case of COVID-19 is suspected, and follow their advice.

Please know that, as always, the health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority, and we will remain vigilant in our efforts to help prevent the spread of this illness.

Superintendent Corey Green Video Message Update 3-19-20

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CONTACT INFO

AES NURSE
Karen Carr
Phone: (607) 687-7304 x4020
Fax: (607) 625-5811
 
OES NURSE
Megan Barnhart
Phone: (607) 687-7303 x3020
Fax: (607) 687-6268
 
OAMS NURSE
Michelle Jenkins-Perestam
Phone: (607) 687-7302 x2020
Fax: (607) 687-7338 
 
OFA NURSE
Toni Skiff
Phone: (607) 687-7301 x1020
Fax: (607) 687-7338
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