Superintendent Shares COVID-19 Update

Dear Warrior Nation,

As further guidance is emerging from the Department of Health, NYS and our region, I would like to update our students and staff of our planned course of action should Salamanca be designated as a yellow, orange or red micro-cluster. Cattaraugus County is NOT in imminent danger of a micro-cluster designation.  We will provide updates as circumstances change.

Please stay safe and follow safety protocols.

Sincerely,

Robert Breidenstein
Superintendent

SCCSD- No micro-cluster designation:   

  • Continue all approved activities
  • All staff report as usual
  • Maintain hybrid instruction
  • Permit approved co-curriculars

SCCSD YELLOW designation:

  • All students transition to remote instruction for timeframe of YELLOW designation
  • All staff report, e-instruction occurs from campus
  • All activities, clubs and athletics are cancelled until we return to in-person instruction
  • 20% of all on-campus staff will need to be randomly tested by the county (weekly)
    • The county will provide test kits for SCCSD nurses to administer
    • Estimated testing at 60 staff per week
    • No student COVID testing is necessary or required

SCCSD ORANGE designation

  • All students transition to remote instruction for timeframe of ORANGE AND LIKELY YELLOW designations (as numbers return to lower levels)
  • All instructional staff transition to e-remote instruction from home
    • Some staff, who do not have access to a reliable internet connection may be permitted to teach remotely from a designated campus location (further guidance will be necessary)
  • Only essential staff report (will be clarified if we reach this designation point)
  • All activities, clubs and athletics are cancelled until we return to in-person instruction
  • 20% of all on-campus staff will need to be randomly tested by the county (weekly)
    • The county will provide test kits for SCCSD nurses to administer
    • Estimated staff testing at 10-15 per week
    • No student COVID testing is necessary or required

SCCSD RED designation

  • All students transition to remote instruction for timeframe of RED, likely ORANGE AND likely YELLOW designations as numbers return to lower levels
  • All instructional staff transition to e-instruction from home
  • Only essential staff report (will be clarified if we reach this designation point)
  • All activities, clubs and athletics are cancelled until we return to in-person instruction
  • 20% of all on-campus staff will need to be randomly tested by the county (weekly)
    • The county will provide test kits for SCCSD nurses to administer
    • Estimated staff testing at 10-15 per week
    • No student COVID testing is necessary or required