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COVID-19 Information Center

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Updated 1-18-2022 As directed by New York State: If you or someone you know tests positive for COVID-19, it's important that you know the steps to follow to protect yourself and those around you, and to reduce the spread of the virus. Multi-layer mitigation strategies in place in schools (masking, physical distancing, vaccination or testing of staff, screening testing of students, etc.) are expected to lessen the spread of COVID-19 within schools. NYS is moving away from formal contact identification and tracing and toward individual responsibility for isolating and quarantining. Please continue reading for the latest changes to Dutchess BOCES protocols OR read the Jan. 18 letter from Deputy Superintendent Jodi DeLucia.

Updated COVID-19 Protocols In Place

“Test to Stay” needs parent permission

Dutchess BOCES is changing some COVID-19 protocols due to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the state and local health departments.

Families asked to report COVID-19 absences

Dutchess BOCES is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students. If you have kept (or are keeping) your child home from school because they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact the school as soon as possible to let them know. 

Dutchess BOCES HSE program offers path to success

HSE instructor Richard Petschko works with a student in the HSE program.
The High School Equivalency program (HSE) at the Alternative High School offers students an opportunity to prepare for the NYS exam and receive their equivalency credentials. The fully accredited program covers Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies, the five academic areas students must be proficient in to complete the test.