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Dr. Gina Talbert
Superintendent of Schools
1445 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd.
Wyandanch, NY 11798
(631) 870-0401 tel
(631) 491-8539 fax
A Message from Your Superintendent
Dear Wyandanch Families,
Please continue to pause, breathe and recharge as we continue to navigate another unique school year. On December 28, Governor Hochul pledged millions of test kits for school districts, provided to them by their local Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). We continue to receive the tests and are preparing for distribution to families on Tuesday, February 15th and Wednesday, February 16th.
Please review the information below carefully for specifics on how interested families can obtain one test kit per student:
- On Tuesday, February 15th from 3:00-7:00 pm & Wednesday, February 16th from 8:30-1:30, there will be a test kit distribution location set up at Dr. MLK Elementary School and Wyandanch Memorial High Schools. Please note home testing is voluntary. Families interested in obtaining a home test kit can do so at a distribution location based on the first letter of their oldest child’s last name. Each family will be provided one test kit per students. Tests will not be sent home with students in backpacks.
- Students who test positive on one of these take-home tests should immediately report their results to the school nurse and begin isolating.
- By working together, we have been able to keep our doors open for in-person instruction through the first half of the school year. We have all seen how rapidly the latest variant of COVID-19 can spread. Please take even minor symptoms students may be experiencing seriously. Sending a student in for even one day with minor symptoms could have a wide-ranging effect on classmates, staff and school operations. If your child has tested positive, please keep them home and follow current health and safety protocols.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding.
Honored to be your superintendent,
Dr. Gina Talbert