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COVID-19 Updates


This page will contain important COVID-19 updates. Click on any of the titles below to view/print the linked documents.

 

February 28, 2022

As per CDC recommendation and NYS DOH/Suffolk County DHS guidance moving school masking requirements to optional masking, Little Flower School will, upon approval of the board, amend its reopening plan protocols to masks-optional effective Wednesday, March 2, 2022

January 31, 2022

Earlier today, the Appellate Court granted a stay of motion through March 2, which means the mask mandate from the State will be in place until at least that date. Thank you for your continued cooperation. 


January 27, 2022

An update provided by legal counsel notes that a court ruling is not expected for several weeks and that during this time, with the stay of order in place, masks shall continue to be required until the time the court makes a ruling.

Thank you for your continued cooperation during this time and updates will continue to be provided here as they develop. 

January 26, 2022

The appellate court issued a temporary stay of order against the recent Nassau County Supreme Court ruling, which required all NYS school districts to continue to comply with the mask mandate. Further action from the courts is expected Friday, January 28. 

January 26, 2022

Yesterday, the Nassau County Supreme Court ruled against the Governor's mask mandate including for schools. Since that time, NYS has filed an appeal and is expecting a stay to be issued which would maintain the mask mandate during the appeal period.

While we await further guidance on the district's ability to maintain a mask mandate under its reopening plan and/or NYSDOH or SCDHS authority, we shall follow the latest recommendation of NYSED and NYSDOH in keeping our health and safety protocols in place, including a mask requirement for all students, staff, and visitors, until advised further.   

January 24, 2022

Greetings Little Flower Community,

The District was informed of a positive student Covid test yesterday evening. If staff or students were part of those close contacts, you would have already received separate contact from administration.
 
As you know, the District cannot identify positive cases or close contacts. If you were not contacted, you were not identified in the close contact investigation. 

Thank you for your cooperation, and continue to follow health and safety protocols for yourself and our Little Flower community.

January 20, 2022

Greetings Little Flower Community,

The District was informed of a positive staff Covid test this afternoon.  If staff or students were part of those close contacts, you would have already received separate contact from administration.
 
As you know, the District cannot identify positive cases or close contacts. If you were not contacted, you were not identified in the close contact investigation. 

Thank you for your cooperation, and continue to follow health and safety protocols for yourself and our Little Flower community.

January 14, 2022

Please see the updated guidance from NYSDOH regarding isolation and quarantine of individuals related to the school setting. 

January 8, 2022

Please see the attached letter for information regarding school closure and remote learning January 10-14, 2022.

January 5, 2022

Greetings Little Flower Community,

The District was informed of a positive student Covid test this afternoon.  If staff or students were part of those close contacts, you would have already received separate contact from administration.
 
As you know, the District cannot identify positive cases or close contacts. If you were not contacted, you were not identified in the close contact investigation. 

Thank you for your cooperation, and continue to follow health and safety protocols for yourself and our Little Flower community. 

January 3, 2022

As you are aware, New York State is providing rapid test kits to schools to help mitigate the spread of COVID under the Governor's "Winter Surge Plan 2.0." While rapid tests are only a snapshot in time of the presence of COVID, they are a tool in protecting schools and communities. As of 1/3/2022, we have not yet received our testing supplies from NYS.

NOTE: TESTING IS OPTIONAL

Please complete this brief survey only if you wish for your child to be tested by nursing staff IN SCHOOL the day we receive our testing supplies. Alternatively, a test kit can also be made available for parent pickup at the school should you wish to do self-administration at home (one kit per student). Contact the main office at 631-929-4300 to arrange for kit pickup. No kits will be sent home with children, as they are medical devices. You may also contact your home school district for an at-home testing kit.

Please monitor your child for any symptoms and keep children home when sick. Thank you. 

 

December 30, 2021

Greetings Little Flower Community,

Please see the attached letter discussing the district's plans in response to the Governor's rollout of testing to keep students and staff safe and schools open upon return from the holiday break amidst the increase in COVID positivity rates in our region. 

 

December 23, 2021

Greetings Little Flower Community,

The District was informed of a positive staff Covid test this afternoon.  If staff or students were part of those close contacts, you would have already received separate contact from administration.
 
As you know, the District cannot identify positive cases or close contacts. If you were not contacted, you were not identified in the close contact investigation. 

Thank you for your cooperation, and continue to follow health and safety protocols for yourself and our Little Flower community. 

 

December 20, 2021

Greetings Little Flower Community,

The District was informed of a positive student Covid test this morning. As a result, we have placed identified close contacts under quarantine as per DOH protocol. If staff or students were part of those close contacts, you would have already received separate contact from administration.
 
As you know, the District cannot identify positive cases or close contacts. If you were not contacted, you were not identified in the close contact investigation. 

Thank you for your cooperation, and continue to follow health and safety protocols for yourself and our Little Flower community. 

 

December 19, 2021

Greetings Little Flower Community,

The District was informed of a positive staff Covid test this evening. As a result, we have placed identified close contacts under quarantine as per DOH protocol. If staff or students were part of those close contacts, you would have already received separate contact from administration.
 
As you know, the District cannot identify positive cases or close contacts. If you were not contacted, you were not identified in the close contact investigation. 

Thank you for your cooperation, and continue to follow health and safety protocols for yourself and our Little Flower community.
 
 
September 7, 2021
 
Greetings Little Flower Community,
 
NYSED and NYSDOH have partnered to launch a school COVID dashboard so communities can track the number of reported COVID cases in their schools and districts. You may search by visiting the NYS COVID-19 Report Card. 
 

July 9, 2021

Please see the attached letter regarding update mask use practices for the summer 2021 program. Click here. 

 

May 23, 2021

Greetings Little Flower Community,

The District was informed of a positive student Covid test today from Friday. The student has not been in school and thus no additional close contacts were identified. 
 
As you know, the District cannot identify positive cases or close contacts. If you were not contacted, you were not identified in the close contact investigation. 

Thank you for your cooperation, and continue to follow health and safety protocols for yourself and our Little Flower community. 

 

May 23, 2021

Greetings Little Flower Community,

The District was informed of a positive staff Covid test this morning. As a result, we have placed identified close contacts under quarantine as per DOH protocol. If staff or students were part of those close contacts, you would have already received a call from administration.
 
As you know, the District cannot identify positive cases or close contacts. If you were not contacted, you were not identified in the close contact investigation. 

Thank you for your cooperation, and continue to follow health and safety protocols for yourself and our Little Flower community. 

 


May 13, 2021

Greetings Little Flower Community,

The District was informed of a positive student Covid test this afternoon. As a result, we have placed identified close contacts under quarantine as per DOH protocol. If staff or students were part of those close contacts, you would have already received a call from administration.
 
As you know, the District cannot identify positive cases or close contacts. If you were not contacted, you were not identified in the close contact investigation. 

Thank you for your cooperation, and continue to follow health and safety protocols for yourself and our Little Flower community. 

May 11, 2021

Greetings Little Flower Community,


The District was informed of a positive student Covid test today. As a result, we have placed identified close contacts under quarantine as per DOH protocol. If staff or students were part of those close contacts, you would have already received a call from administration.


Thank you for your cooperation, and continue follow health and safety protocols for yourself and our Little Flower community. Have a safe remainder of the school year.


January 26, 2021 update - Northwell Health COVID Vaccine Information

 

January 11, 2021 update - NYS Vaccine Eligibility Portal

 

December 29, 2020 update - COVID notification

 

December 3, 2020 update - COVID 19 School Testing Survey for Parents/Guardians

 

December 2, 2020 update - COVID notification

 

November 30, 2020 update - COVID notification

 

November 28. 2020 update - COVID notification

 

November 25, 2020 update - COVID notification 

 

November 24, 2020 update - SCHOOL CLOSURE 11/30/20 - 12/4/20

 

November 23, 2020 update - new Riverhead test site

 

November 23, 2020 update - updated Suffolk test sites

 

November 22, 2020 update - COVID notification

 

November 18, 2020 update - COVID Clusters and Zones  

 

October 28, 2020 update - SCHOOL REOPENING 10/29/20

 

October 27, 2020 update - SCHOOL CLOSURE 10/28/20

 

October 27, 2020 update - Digital Learning Guide

 

October 26, 2020 update - Holiday Travel and Travel Advisory

 

October 5, 2020 update - NYS DOH Flu Vaccination Benefits

 

September 4, 2020 update - NYS COVID-19 Schools Dashboard

 

August 16, 2020 update - reopening calendar changes

 

August 11, 2020 update - reopening plan meetings

 

July 30, 2020 update - school reopening plan

 

June 29, 2020 update - local food relief 

 

June 23, 2020 update - summer school safety protocols 

 

June 16, 2020 update - mental health webinar for parents 

 

June 11, 2020 update - summer school

 

May 26, 2020 update - summer school

 

May 26, 2020 update - family supports

 

May 20, 2020 update - revised covid calendar

 

May 14, 2020 update - additional resources

 

May 7, 2020 update - additional parent resources

 

May 1, 2020 update - closing to end of year

 

May 1, 2020 update - grading policy

 

April 21, 2020 update - relief programs

 

April 17, 2020 update - closing extension

 

April 13, 2020 update - related services

 

April 8, 2020 update - closing extension and Regents cancellation

 

April 3, 2020 update - login credentials 

 

March 27, 2020 update - digital launch 

 

March 23, 2020 update - email list 

 

March 20, 2020 update - learning plan

 

March 16, 2020 update - closing

 

March 16, 2020 update - meals

 

March 13, 2020 update

 

February 28, 2020 update