Covid-19 Info

Welcome to our school's Covid-19 response page. Below you will find all the critical information about how Cambria Heights Academy is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of Covid infection. 

We are doing everything we can to make sure our staff, students and families are safe. 

Please check back regularly as we will update the information here as conditions change.

The DOE website also has important information and resources for you.

Covid-19 Testing in Schools (open external link)

Covid-19 Consent Form (open external link)
All students are require to complete the Covid-19 Testing Consent Form online by the first day returning to the building. 

Safety Information

Our school has implemented a number of changes to ensure everyone's safety.

Your responsibilities while in the building

We have put safety procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy. 

  • Masks: Masks must be worn at all times by all adults (teachers, staff, and visitors) and by students while in the building. If your child is unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, they must have an excuse signed by a doctor on file in the office.

  • Hand washing: Students and staff are expected to wash hands thoroughly before and after eating, after using the bathroom, if exposed to body fluids (like saliva or a sneeze), and at other times necessary throughout the day.  

  • Visiting our school: We are limiting visitors to the school during this time.  Most parent-teacher conferences and other meetings can be held virtually. All visits must be pre-approved and scheduled with the office. 

  • While in the building: When you enter the building, please check in at the front desk. During check-in, you will be reminded to wear your mask at all times.

  • Traffic flow in hallways and common areas:  Please keep at least 6 ft. distance between yourself and others.

  • Illness: Students and staff exhibiting signs of illness or having a fever of greater than 99.9°F must stay home. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 (or shows symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing or fever), it is required that you stay home or at a designated care facility for a minimum of 14 days. Please contact us via phone or email as soon as possible.

  • Directions for local COVID testing: Please visit the NYS Coronavirus Find a Test Site page to find a test site closest to you.

Safety Precautions Taken By Our School

In addition to asking everyone to wear masks, wash hands, and maintain social distancing, our school has taken several steps to improve the safety of our staff and students. These steps have been recommended by local health authorities to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other illnesses. 

  • Improvements in ventilation: In an effort to maximize air circulation, we are opening windows whenever possible.

  • Increases in cleaning frequency: Our custodial team is committed to cleaning all classrooms twice daily, once before the school day and once in the afternoon. In addition, all classroom teachers have been provided with sanitizing wipes to wipe down surfaces and shared resources on an as-needed basis throughout the school day. 

  • Hand sanitation: All bathrooms have been stocked with extra soap for frequent hand washing. In addition, we have provided teachers with hand sanitizer for the classroom and added hand sanitizer stations in common areas. 

  • Covid Testing: Students and staff are randomly tested once a week. Fill out the consent form to get tested.