A student athlete from Carthage was injured in a game against West Genesee on Saturday. South Jefferson Central School District sends supportive and healing wishes to this family and the Carthage community. As a sign of support, please consider wearing something red, Carthage's school color, to school on Monday.
The District began working with a newly assigned School Liaison in mid-August. The liaison is not working locally at Jefferson County Public Health Services. The District met with the liaison in August to prepare for the school year. At that time, the liaison asked the District to include students who have been vaccinated on the contact tracing call list. Once verified by the DOH, asymptomatic and vaccinated students would not need to quarantine and could return to school. The District learned today that we can verify and clear vaccinated students who are considered close contacts. Moving forward, any vaccinated student who is a close contact of a student testing positive for COVID-19 may return to instruction after these steps: Parents/guardians share proof of vaccination Student is asymptomatic Student receives a brief health screening including temperature by one of our nursing team
A Mannsville tested positive as confirmed by the Department of Health. The student has been in quarantine and there are no, in-school close contacts. A middle school student tested positive as confirmed by the Department of Health. Some other students are considered close contacts. Some of those students are vaccinated. Even student who are vaccinated are considered close contacts until the DOH Contact Tracing team verifies student vaccination status. We wish both these students and their families well and wish them a speedy recovery.
THANK You Transportation Department! Thank you Drivers, Mechanics, Bus Monitors, and the Transportation Office for All you Do! If you see someone from our Transportation Department, please thank them. We are facing the same challenges as districts around the country and we appreciate our team! Please note the challenge is real. Our Transportation Team has done a great job of meeting all the district's transportation needs including extra-curricular activities. If too many drivers are out on a given day, we may need to make adjustments which may means some students come in a little later than usual and get home a little later than usual. For more news related to the Bus Driver Shortage, please see the following: CNYCentral - Driver Shortage Fox News - Driver Shortage CBS News - Driver Shortage NPR News - Driver Shortage
A high school student, 2 MS students, and 1 student that attends Wilson tested positive for COVID-19. The cases at the high school and middle school did result in other students and 1 staff member needing to quarantine. Those families have been contacted by the District ahead of hearing officially from the Department of Health. No students at Wilson will be considered in-school close contacts related to the Wilson student testing positive. We wish these children and their families a quick recovery and return to school!
South Jefferson Central School District has an anticipated vacancy for a full-time, tenure track 1.0 FTE Special Education Teacher. NYS certification required. Please send letter of interest, resume, copy of certification, copies of transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Mr. Scott B. Slater, Superintendent of Schools, South Jefferson CSD, PO Box 10, Adams, NY 13605.
The South Jefferson Central School District has openings for substitute school monitors (aides). Please send a letter of interest, resume, application, and three letters of recommendations to Mr. Scott B. Slater, Superintendent of Schools, South Jefferson CSD, P.O. Box 10, Adams, NY 13605.
The South Jefferson Central School District has an anticipated vacancy for a 12-month Typist in the High School Principal’s Office. This position is a Jefferson County Civil Service competitive class position. Candidates must be on either the current Jefferson County eligibility list, transfer list, or currently hold the Typist title. Please send a letter of intent, resume and references by no later than Friday, September 17, 2021, to Scott B. Slater, Superintendent of Schools, South Jefferson Central School District, PO Box 10, Adams, NY 13605.
The first September meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the Todd Dack Board Room, District Offices, Wilson Elementary School, Adams Center, NY 13606.