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    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: May 5, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    6th Grade Annex

    1 Staff Member

    May 5

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this individual.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember always to Wear your Mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your Distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: May 3, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff, 

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Middle School

    2 Students

    April 28, April 29

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this individual.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your Mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your Distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: April 30, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Dryden St.

    1 Staff Member

    April 29

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this individual.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your Mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your Distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: April 27, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff, 

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Drexel Avenue

    1 Student

    April 22

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this individual.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your Mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your Distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: April 26, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff, 

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Dryden St.

    1 Student

    April 23

    High School

    1 Student

    April 23

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these individuals.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your Mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your Distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: April 23, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff, 

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Middle School

    1 Student

    April 22

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this individual.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your Mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your Distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: April 20, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff, 

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Middle School

    1 Student

    April 16

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this individual.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your Mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your Distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: April 19, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District.

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Dryden UPK

    1 Student

    100% Remote

    Park Ave.

    1 Student

    100% Remote

    High School

    1 Student

    100% Remote

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these individuals.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your Mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your Distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools  


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: April 15, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Drexel Ave.

    1 Student

    100% Remote

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these individuals.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your Mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your Distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: April 15, 2021

    Dear Westbury Families and Staff,

    Each school year, the District builds contingency days into the school calendar to make up for missed instruction on days on which school is closed due to inclement weather. The 2020-2021 school calendar provided that the first two closures would be made up on May 28 and June 1, 2021. While the District was closed on December 17, 2020 and February 1, 2021, the District has confirmed that it will satisfy State Aid requirements, regardless of whether these days are made up. As a result, the District will be closed on Friday, May 28 and Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation during this unusual and challenging school year. Enjoy the long weekend!

    Thank you,

    Eudes S. Budhai

    Superintendent of Schools

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: April 14, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Powells Lane

    1 Student

    100% Remote

    Park Ave

    1 outside contractor

    4/14/2021

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these individuals.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your Mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your Distance. 

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: April 8, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff, 

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    High School

    1 Student

    100% Remote

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this student.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your Mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your Distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: April 7, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Dryden St. / UPK

    1 Student

    100% Remote

    High School

    1 Student

    March 19

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these students.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your Mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your Distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: April 6, 2021

    Good evening Westbury Community,

    I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing Spring Break. We are looking forward to returning to in-person hybrid instruction tomorrow, Wednesday, April 7, 2021.  Tomorrow will be an ‘A’ Day, please review your child’s schedule to determine whether they will be learning in-person or remotely.

    As our children prepare to return to classes, please ensure they are feeling healthy and not experiencing COVID-related symptoms.  The following linked document lists COVID symptoms and when it’s best to have your child seen by a doctor: https://www.westburyschools.org/Page/4319.

    COVID-19 Cases

    There were 3 positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the District during the holiday break. 

    School Building

    Tested Positive

    Dryden St. UPK

    1 Staff Member

    Park Ave.

    1 Staff Member

    High School

    1 Staff Member

    New York State Travel Advisory

    As of April 1, 2021, asymptomatic travelers entering New York from another U.S. state or territory are no longer required to test or quarantine.  Testing and 7-10 day quarantine requirements continue to apply to international travelers.  Click here for the full Travel Advisory: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory.

    Links to Self-reporting Google Form

    The District reports all positive cases of COVID-19 in our schools. Please complete the Google Form below if you test positive, or if you had close contact with someone who tested positive.

    English:

    https://forms.gle/EpbQNeukVAT1Pzet7

    Spanish:

    https://forms.gle/JYyjx2hWuyCJpohRA

    Haitian-Creole:

    https://forms.gle/6qR4twM9QCWViJdm8

    If you have any questions, please contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the COVID-19 District Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 26, 2021

    Dear Westbury Community,

    I am writing to inform you that when we return from the Spring Recess, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, it will be a normal hybrid school day.  Please review your child’s schedule to determine whether they will be learning in-person or remotely when schools re-open on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.  Transportation and food services will operate as normal.

    For the purposes of students returning to school for in-person hybrid learning, please be aware of the New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory. The rules require that travelers who were outside of New York State for more than 24 hours, with the exception of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont, must quarantine for 10 days. Below are guidelines for travelers to test-out of the mandatory 10-day quarantine:

    • Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New
    • Travelers must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three
    • On day 4 of their quarantine, travelers must obtain another COVID test. If both tests are negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative

    For more information about the New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory and how it may impact your child’s ability to attend school in-person for hybrid instruction when you return, please visit the following page:  https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory

    If you travel for less than 24 hours, you do not need to quarantine. Simply fill out the traveler health form (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory) and take a COVID test 4 days after arriving.

    The school district is responsible for reporting all positive cases of COVID-19 in our schools, even while we are on vacation. Please complete the Google Form below if you tested positive, or if you had close contact with someone who tested positive.

    English:                      https://forms.gle/EpbQNeukVAT1Pzet7

    Spanish:                      https://forms.gle/JYyjx2hWuyCJpohRA

    Haitian-Creole:           https://forms.gle/6qR4twM9QCWViJdm8

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Wishing you a healthy and restful Spring Recess.

    Sincerely,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools

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    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 26, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Middle School

    1 Student

    100% Remote

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this student.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 23, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    High School

    2 Students

    3/3 and 3/19

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these students.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 22, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last Time in Building

    High School

    1 Student

    100% Remote

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this student.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 19, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff, 

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Middle School

    1 Student

    March 19

    High School

    3 Students

    100% Remote

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these students.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 18, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Middle School

    1 Student

    March 16

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this student.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 16, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,
     
    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 
     
    School
    Positive Person
    Last time in the Building
    Middle School
    1 Student
    March 11
    High School
    1 Student
    March 9
     
    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these students.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.
     
    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.
     
    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.
     
    Thank you,
     
    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 15, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Park Ave.

    1 Staff Member

    March 1

    WHS

    1 Staff Member

    March 12

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these staff members.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 11, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff, 

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District.

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Powells Ln.

    1 Student

    100% Remote


    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this student.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 9, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District.

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Dryden St.

    1 Student

    March 4

    6th Grade Annex

    1 Student

    March 5

    WMS

    1 Student

    March 4

    WHS

    1 Student

    March 4

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these students.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 8, 2021
     
    Dear Families and Staff,
     
    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District.
     
    School
    Positive Person
    Last time in the Building
    WMS
    1 Student
    100% Remote
    6th Grade Annex
    1 Staff Member
    March 5
     
    Due to the high number of quarantined staff members at the 6th Grade Annex, the 6th Grade Annex will remain 100% remote for the rest of the week.  The 6th Grade Annex expects to return to in-person hybrid instruction on Monday, March 15.
     
    School
    Status
    Returning to In-Person Hybrid Instruction
    6th Grade Annex
    100% Remote
    Monday, March 15 (A Day)
     
    Breakfast and Lunch meal distribution will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm at Park Avenue and Drexel Avenue Schools.
     
    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.
     
    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.
     
    Thank you,
     
    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools  

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 7, 2021
     
    Good evening Westbury Community,
     
    Due to there being a high number of quarantined staff members at the 6th Grade Annex, the 6th Grade Annex will shift to 100% remote learning on Monday, March 8, 2021.  The 6th Grade Annex expects to return to in-person hybrid instruction on Tuesday, March 9.  As we shift to 100% remote learning, all teachers will hold their regular classes online and we expect all of our students to fully engage in remote learning.
     
    Breakfast and Lunch meal distribution will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm at Park Avenue and Drexel Avenue Schools.
     
    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.
     
    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.
     
    Thank you,
     
    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 7, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District.

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Powells Ln.

    1 Student

    March 4

    WMS

    1 Student

    Feb 26

    WHS

    1 Student

    Feb 26


    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these students.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools. Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 5, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Dryden St.

    1 Student

    March 4

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this student.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 5, 2021

    Good Day Westbury Community,

    This is a reminder that, due to a shift of all of our Professional Development Days to the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, Friday, March 12 will be a FULL DAY of instruction for our staff and students.

    Thank you,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools

     

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 4, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    WHS

    1 Student

    March 4

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this student.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 2, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    WMS

    1 Student

    Feb 26

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this student.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: March 1, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Powells Ln.

    2 Students

    Remote

    WMS

    1 Student

    February 26

    Drexel Ave.

    1 Staff

    March 1

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these students and staff member.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

     

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: February 24, 2021

    Good evening Westbury Community,

    I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing February break.  Tomorrow, Thursday, February 25, we are looking forward to returning to in-person hybrid instruction.  As our children prepare to return to classes, please ensure they are feeling healthy and ready to return to school.  The attached document lists COVID symptoms and when it’s best to have your child seen by a doctor.  The document is also found on our website: https://www.westburyschools.org/Page/4319.

    New York State Travel Advisory

    Please note that anyone who was outside of NYS for over 24-hours, with the exception of states that border NYS, must quarantine for 10-days.  Below are guidelines for travelers to test-out of quarantine:

    • Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.
    • The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
    • On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests come back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative test.

    COVID-19 Cases

    There were 9 positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the District during the February break and while we were 100% remote.  Below is a list of the reported cases in each school.

    School Building

    Tested Positive

    Dryden Street

    1 Student

    Park Ave

    1 Staff

    Powells Lane

    1 Staff

    High School

    5 Students, 1 Staff


    If you have any questions, please contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the COVID-19 District Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE February 12, 2021

    Good Day Westbury Community,

    I am writing to inform you that, after carefully reviewing data following our previous holiday breaks, and in consultation with the Department of Health, we have decided to transition all of our school buildings to 100% remote instruction from Monday, February 22 – Wednesday, February 24.  We will return to hybrid instruction on Thursday, February 25.

    Our building principals will share remote learning protocols with the staff, students and families to ensure a seamless transition after the February break.  Our “Grab and Go” meal distribution program will be available from Feb. 22 – Feb. 24 at Drexel Avenue School and Park Avenue School from 8:00am-12:00pm.

    Please be aware of the New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory. The rules require that travelers who were outside of New York State for more than 24 hours, with the exception of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont, must quarantine for 10 days.  Below are guidelines for travelers to test-out of the mandatory 10-day quarantine:

    • Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.
    • The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
    • On day four of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests come back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative test.

    If you travel for less than 24 hours, you do not need to quarantine. Simply fill out the traveler health form (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory) and take a COVID test four days after arriving. Please read the travel advisory so that you know how it will impact your ability to attend school in-person when you return.

    The school district is responsible for reporting all positive cases of COVID-19 in our schools, even while we are on vacation. Please complete the Google Form below if you tested positive, or if you had close contact with someone who tested positive.

    English :                       https://forms.gle/EpbQNeukVAT1Pzet7

    Spanish:                       https://forms.gle/JYyjx2hWuyCJpohRA

    Haitian-Creole:            https://forms.gle/6qR4twM9QCWViJdm8

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Wishing you a healthy and restful February break.

    Thank you, Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: February 12, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,
     
    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District.
     
    School
    Positive Person
    Last time in the Building
    High School
    1 Student
    Feb 9
     
    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this student.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.
     
    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.
     
    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.
     
    Thank you,
     
    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: February 11, 2021

    Good evening Westbury Community,

    Late this evening we were notified that a staff member from Park Avenue School tested positive for COVID-19.  The last time the staff member was in the building was Wednesday, February 10.  We are working with the Department of Health and, out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to shift to 100% remote instruction at Park Ave in order to complete contact tracing.

    Breakfast and Lunch meal distribution will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm at Park Avenue and Drexel Avenue Schools.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you, Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: February 11, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Powells Ln.

    1 Student

    Remote

    6th Grade Annex

    1 Student

    Feb 2

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these students.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: February 10, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District.
     
    School
    Positive Person
    Last time in the Building
    Dryden St.
    1 Staff Member
    Jan 20
    Park Ave.
    3 Students
    Remote, Feb 8, Feb 8
    Middle School
    1 Student
    Remote
     
    We are working with the Department of Health to reach out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these positive cases. In order to allow sufficient time for contact tracing, Park Ave. School will shift to 100% remote instruction.  Below is an update on schools that are currently remote:
     
    School
    Status
    Returning to In-Person Hybrid Instruction
    Park Avenue
    100% Remote
    Friday, Feb 12
     
    As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.
     
    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.
     
    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.
     
    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: February 4, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    High School

    6 Students

    1 Remote, 5 were in the building on Feb 4

    Today we were notified that 6 students tested positive at the High School.  We are working with the Department of Health and have decided to shift to 100% remote instruction at the High School in order to complete contact tracing.  We will return to in-person hybrid instruction on Monday, February 8.

    Breakfast and Lunch meal distribution will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm at Park Avenue and Drexel Avenue Schools.

     If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: February 4, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    High School

    1 Student

    Remote

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this student.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: February 2, 2021
     
    Dear Families and Staff,
     
    Today and this weekend we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District.
     
    School
    Positive Person
    Last time in the Building
    Dryden St.
    1 Student, 1 Staff Member
    Jan 26, Jan 27
    Middle School
    1 Student
    Jan 21
    High School
    1 Student
    Jan 29
     
    As a result of the number of staff members who are quarantined, the High School and Dryden St. will shift to 100% remote instruction.  Below is an update on schools that are currently remote:
     
    School
    Status
    Returning to In-Person Hybrid Instruction
    High School
    100% Remote
    Friday, Feb 5
    Dryden St.
    100% Remote
    Monday, Feb. 8
     
    As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.
     
    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.
     
    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.
     
    Thank you,
    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 29, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Park Ave.

    1 Student

    Remote

    Powells Ln.

    1 Student

    Jan 19

    Middle School

    1 Staff Member

    Jan 28

    Adult Learning Ctr.

    1 Staff Member

    Jan 27

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these students and staff members.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 28, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,
     
    Today we were notified of the following 5 positive cases of COVID-19 in the District.
     
    School
    Positive Person
    Last Time in the Building
    Powells Ln.
    1 Student
    Virtual
    Park Ave
    1 Student
    Jan 15
    Drexel Ave
    1 Student
    Jan 26
    Middle School
    1 Student
    Virtual
    High School
    1 Student
    Virtual
     
    The positive case at Drexel Avenue school was reported late today.  We are working with the Department of Health and tomorrow we will shift to 100% remote instruction at Drexel Ave in order to complete contact tracing.  Below is an update on schools that are currently remote:
     
    School
    Status
    Returning to In-Person Hybrid Instruction
    Dryden St.
    100% Remote
    Monday, Feb. 1
    Drexel Ave.
    100% Remote
    Until Further Notice
    6th Grade Annex
    100% Remote
    Tuesday, Feb. 2
    High School
    In-Person Hybrid
    Friday, Jan. 29
     
    As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.
     
    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.
     
    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.
     
    Thank you,
     
    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 27, 2021

     
    Good evening Westbury Community,
     
    Late today we were notified that a student at the High School tested positive for COVID-19.  The student was in the building on Monday, January 25.  We are working with the Department of Health and tomorrow we will shift to 100% remote instruction at the High School in order to complete contact tracing.  The High School will return to in-person hybrid instruction on Friday, January 29.
     
    Dryden Street School will also shift to 100% remote instruction tomorrow due to a high number of quarantined staff members.  We will send a follow-up message when Dryden St. is ready to return to in-person instruction.
     
    Breakfast and Lunch meal distribution will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm at Park Avenue and Drexel Avenue Schools.
     
    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.
     
    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.
     
    Thank you,
    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 27, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,
     
    Today we were notified of the following 1 positive case of COVID-19 in the District.
     
    School
    Positive Person
    Last time in the Building
    Dryden St. UPK
    1 Staff Member
    Jan 26
     
    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with the staff member who tested positive.  In addition to this case, yesterday we reported that a staff member at the 6th Grade Annex tested positive.  The 6th Grade Annex will remain 100% Remote and is expected to return to in-person hybrid instruction on Tuesday, Feb 2.
     
    We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.
     
    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.
     
    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.
     
    Thank you,
     
    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 26, 2021

    Good evening Westbury Community,

    We were just notified that a staff member from the 6th Grade Annex tested positive for COVID-19.  The staff member was in the building today, January 26.  We are working with the Department of Health and, out of an abundance of caution, we will shift to 100% remote instruction at the 6th Grade Annex until we complete contact tracing.  We will send an additional message when we are ready to return to in-person hybrid instruction.

    Breakfast and Lunch meal distribution will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 12:00pm at Park Avenue and Drexel Avenue Schools. 

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,, Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 26, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

     Today we were notified of the following seven positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Drexel

    1 Student

    Jan 11

    6th Grade Annex

    1 Student

    Jan 11

    WMS

    2 Students

    Jan 20, Remote

    High School

    1 Student

    Remote

    High School

    2 Staff members

    Jan. 22, Jan 25

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these students and staff members.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools


     

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 25, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

     Today we were notified of the following four positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Dryden St.

    1 Staff

    Jan. 22

    Middle School

    1 Staff

    Jan. 22

    Middle School

    1 Student

    Jan. 11

    6th Grade Annex

    1 Student

    Jan. 15

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these students and staff members.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 24, 2021

    Good evening Westbury Community,

    This weekend we were notified that a staff member from Drexel Avenue School tested positive for COVID-19.  The last time the staff member was in the building was Friday, January 22.  We are working with the Department of Health and, out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to shift to 100% remote instruction at Drexel Ave until further notice.  We will send an additional message when we have completed contact tracing and are ready to return to in-person hybrid instruction.

    Breakfast and Lunch meal distribution will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 12:00pm at Park Avenue and Drexel Avenue Schools.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you, Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 22, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of one positive case of COVID-19 in the District. 

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Park Ave

    1 Staff

    Jan. 19

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with staff member who tested positive.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 21, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

     Today we were notified of the following four positive cases of COVID-19 in the District.

     

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Dryden St. UPK

    1 Student

    Jan. 19

    Powells Ln.

    1 Student

    Dec. 18

    Middle School

    1 Student

    Jan. 12

    High School

    1 Staff

    Jan. 15

     

    We have reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these students and staff a member.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


     IMPORTANT MESSAGE January 20, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following two positive cases of COVID-19 in the District.

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Powells Ln.

    1 Student

    Jan. 14

    Park Ave. & WMS

    1 Staff

    Jan. 20


    The staff member who tested positive was in two of our buildings, Park Ave and the Middle School.  We have already reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with this staff member and with the student who tested positive.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 19, 2021

     Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following six positive cases of COVID-19 in the District.

    School

    Positive Person

    Last time in the Building

    Powells Ln.

    1 Student

    Jan. 16

    Powells Ln.

    1 Staff

    Jan. 14

    Park Ave.

    2 Students

    Jan. 12

    Park Ave.

    1 Staff

    Jan. 15

    6th Grade Annex

    1 Staff

    Jan. 15


    We have already reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with the students and staff members who tested positive.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will continue working with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 18, 2021

    Good evening Westbury Community,

    Late today we were notified that a staff member from the 6th Grade Annex tested positive for COVID-19.  The last time the staff member was in the building was Friday, January 15.  We are working with the Department of Health and out of an abundance of caution, we will shift to 100% remote instruction at the NCC Annex in order to complete contact tracing.  We will return to in-person hybrid instruction on Wednesday, January 20.

     Breakfast and Lunch meal distribution will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm at Park Avenue and Drexel Avenue Schools.

     If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE:  COVID-19 Student Self-Screening at the Middle School

    Good evening Middle School Parents and Guardians,

    The health and safety of our students and staff remains a number one priority for Westbury UFSD.  In addition to following the guidance from the DOH, CDC, NYSED, and the New York State Governor’s office, we continue to implement safety measures in an effort to minimize the risks related to the spread of COVID-19. 

    On Tuesday, January 19, we will introduce a new way for parents and guardians to provide confirmation of a daily self-screening before students arrive to school.  Our staff has been using this platform for several months and on January 19 we will roll it out to our Middle School 7th and 8th graders who participate in hybrid instruction.  We will pilot this platform with 7th and 8th graders and evaluate response data before considering rolling out the self-screening form to all our schools.  The platform is called “Take Action” and here's how it works: 

    • We will email the parents of 7th and 8th hybrid students a self-screening link at 5:00 am with three questions.  If your response to any of the three questions is ‘Yes’, we ask that you select ‘Yes’ at the end of the self-screening email. Below are the three questions:
    • In the past 10 days, has your child experienced any COVID-19 symptoms?
    • In the past 10 days, has your child tested positive for COVID-19 or has your child been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive or had symptoms of COVID-19?
    • In the past 10 days, has your child traveled outside of NYS, except to NJ, PA, CT, MA, or VT? 
    • As soon as you submit your answer, you will get a “Clear” or “Not Clear” message along with instructions about what to do next.
    • If you do not respond to the self-screening email, you will receive a reminder text message at 6:00 am with a link to the self-screening questions.
    • If you do not respond to the self-screening text message, you will receive an automated call at 6:30 am that will guide you through the self-screening questions.

    Yesterday morning the Take Action vendor ran a system test that was inadvertently sent to all Middle School students. If you did not receive the email, text, or voice message yesterday, it means that we do not have your up-to-date contact information. If this is the case, please call the Middle School guidance office (516-874-1217) to update your information.

    We thank you for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols as we work together to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for all.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 15, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following four positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    Dryden St.:                          1 Student

    Park Ave:                             1 Student

    Middle School:                    1 Student

    High School:                        1 Student

    The students from Dryden St. and Park Ave. are 100% remote.  The last time the Middle School student was in the building was Jan 11.  The last time the High School student was in the building was Jan 14. We have already reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with these students.

    We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will work with the DOH to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD 


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 14, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified that two students enrolled at Park Avenue School tested positive for COVID-19.  Neither of the two students have been in the building.  We continue to work with the DOH to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all. 

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you, Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 12, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following four positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. 

    Dryden St.:                      1 Student

    Drexel:                            1 Staff Member

    Middle School:                  1 Student

    High School:                     1 Student

    None of the students were in the building today.  The Drexel Ave staff member who tested positive was in the building yesterday.  The Drexel Avenue school building was closed today in order to allow sufficient time for contact tracing and to fully disinfect the building.  The Drexel Ave school will re-open tomorrow, Jan 13, and will resume hybrid instruction.

    We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will work with the DOH to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure our buildings are cleaned and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 11, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of the following six positive cases of COVID-19 in the District.  None of these students were in the building today. 

    Dryden St. UPK:                1 Student

    Powells Lane:                     1 Student

    Middle School:                  1 Student

    High School:                       3 Students

     We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will work with the DOH to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure the building is cleaned, and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

     We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance. 

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 11, 2021

     Good evening Westbury Community,

    This weekend we learned that a vaccination center was set up at the Yes We Can Center to help support the Phase 1b of the New York Forward- NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Program.  Many individuals in our community qualify to get vaccinated during this phase including anyone 75 and older, first responders, employees of K-12 schools, public transportation employees, home health care aides, grocery store workers, and nursing home staff.

    Please visit the following sites for information about the vaccine, to check if you are eligible, and to sign up to receive the vaccine:

    Vaccinate NY homepage:              https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

    Sign-Up for Vaccine:                     https://forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine

    We hope that everyone qualified to receive the vaccine will sign up as the more New Yorkers get vaccinated, the more protected we will all be from COVID-19. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 8, 2021

    Good evening Westbury Community,

    I wanted to notify you that there were 17 positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the District during the holiday break and since we have been 100% remote.  Below is a list of the reported cases in each school.

    • Dryden Street:                  2 Student, 3 Staff
    • Drexel Avenue:                 1 Staff
    • Powells Lane:                   1 Staff
    • Middle School:                  3 Staff
    • High School:                     4 Students, 2 Staff
    • District Offices:                 1 Staff

    As we prepare to return to in-person hybrid instruction on Monday, January 11, and as part of ensuring that we do everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all, please review the attached document, and found on our website here: https://www.westburyschools.org/Page/4319, which explains when it is best to keep your child home from school.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Information from NYS Governor, Andrew Cuomo

    The first COVID-19 vaccines are here, and New Yorkers have already begun to receive the vaccine. The more New Yorkers get vaccinated, the more protected we will all be from COVID. Help spread the word that the vaccines are safe, effective, and free to all New Yorkers. Vaccinate NY homepage, www.ny.gov/vaccine, will be constantly updated with the latest information, including distribution phases and information on additional vaccines that may be authorized in the weeks and months ahead.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: January 3, 2021

    Good evening Westbury Community,

    This message comes with deep hope that 2021 be filled with health and happiness!! 

    Welcome back from the holiday break. 

    I want to remind you that tomorrow all of our schools will transition to 100% remote instruction from January 4 – January 8. We will return to our hybrid instructional model on Monday, January 11, 2021.

    Our “Grab and Go” meal distribution program will continue throughout the week at Drexel Avenue and Park Avenue Schools, from 8:00am - 12:00pm.

    Please also remember that if you traveled outside of New York you will need to comply with the NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory prior to returning to school.  Travelers entering New York from out of state (with the exception of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont), must:

    • Obtain a COVID test within 72 hours prior to arrival in New York;
    • Upon arrival in New York, the traveler must quarantine for three days; and
    • On day four of the quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests are negative, then the traveler may exit quarantine early.

    If you traveled out-of-state for less than 24 hours, you are required to fill out the traveler health form (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory) upon entry into New York and take a COVID test 4 days after arriving. Please read the entire travel advisory so that you know how this will impact attending school in-person when you return.

    If you tested positive for COVID-19 over the holiday break or came into contact with someone who tested positive, we ask that you send an email to FAgramotne@WestburySchools.org or call 516-874-1830.

    We are thankful to the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation in adhering to the with our safety protocols.  Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    As we start our New Year together, I am assured that we will continue to keep our students and learning community at the core of our work!

    Sincerely,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: December 21, 2020

    Good evening Westbury Community,

    I am writing to inform you that, after careful consideration and in consultation with the Department of Health, we have decided to transition all of our school buildings to 100% remote instruction for the week after the holiday break (Jan. 4 – Jan. 8). This proactive decision was made out of an abundance of caution to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and mitigate staffing constraints that may arise due to travel restrictions and required self-quarantining.

    We will return to our hybrid instructional model on Monday, January 11, 2021.

    Each building principal will share logistics and remote learning protocols with the staff, students and families to ensure a seamless transition for the week of January 4, 2021.  Our “Grab and Go” meal distribution program will continue throughout the week at Drexel Avenue and Park Avenue Schools, from 8:00am - 12:00pm.

    Please be aware of the New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory. The rules now require that travelers entering New York from out of state (with the exception of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont), comply with the following:

    • Travelers who were outside of New York for more than 24 hours, must obtain a COVID test within 72 hours prior to arrival in New York;
    • Upon arrival in New York, the traveler must quarantine for three days; and
    • On day four of the quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests are negative, then the traveler may exit quarantine early.

    If you travel out-of-state for less than 24 hours, there is no need to quarantine. You simply need to fill out the traveler health form (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory) upon entry into New York and take a COVID test 4 days after arriving. Please read the entire travel advisory before traveling so that you know how this will impact your child attending school in-person when you return.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday.

     

    Thank you, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Inclement Weather Advisory December 16, 2020

    Dear Westbury Families, Staff and Community,

    As we review the forecast of weather conditions, we anticipate a severe storm starting today, Wednesday into Thursday.  Although we have the option to shift to 100% remote instruction, there are many factors to be considered.  

    We are asking that you please be prepared to follow our traditional snow day on Thursday so that we take the precautionary measures to ensure that our children and staff are safe and are able to enjoy much needed family time.  The Westbury UFSD asks all to remain safe, wear warm clothing and continue following the 3 W’s: Wear your warm mask, Watch your distance and Wash your hands during the potential snow day.   You will be notified of the final decision to close schools as we continue to monitor the storm’s path.

    As we continue to follow the weather patterns, we may need to shift to 100% remote instruction on Friday, December 18, 2020.  As always, we will use our communication resources and place the information on our website: www.westburyschools.org to keep you and our families informed.

    Thank you,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT DATE: December 15, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified that a student enrolled at the 6th Grade Annex tested positive for COVID-19.  The last time the student was in the building was November 24.  We are working the DOH to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all. 

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT DATE: December 14, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of five positive cases of COVID-19 in the District.  A student enrolled at Westbury Middle School, a student enrolled at Drexel Avenue, and three staff members from Powells Lane have tested positive.  The student enrolled at the Middle School is 100% remote and has not been in the building, the last time the student from Drexel Avenue was in the building was November 24, and the last time the staff members from Powells Lane were in the building was December 4th. 
     
    We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will work with the DOH to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure the building is cleaned, and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.
    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.
     
    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.
     
    Thank you,
    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

    IMPORTANT DATE: December 13, 2020

    Good evening Westbury Community, 

    I am writing to you today to share an update on the remote learning status of Westbury High School, the Middle School, and the 6th Grade Annex.

    ·         Westbury High School will return to in person hybrid instruction on Monday, December 14.

    ·         Westbury Middle School will return to in person hybrid instruction on Thursday, December 17.

    ·         The 6th Grade Annex will return to in person hybrid instruction in January, 2021.

     As we continue with 100% remote learning at the Middle School and the 6th Grade Annex, all teachers will hold their regular classes online and we expect all of our students to fully engage in remote learning.

     Breakfast and Lunch meal distribution will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 12:00pm at Park Avenue and Drexel Avenue Schools.

     If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

     We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

     Thank you, 

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


     

    IMPORTANT UPDATE: December 11, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of three positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. A student enrolled at Dryden St., a student enrolled at the Middle School, and a staff member from the Middle School have tested positive.  Both students are 100% Remote.  The last time the staff member was in the building was Monday, December 7th. We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will work with the DOH to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure the building is cleaned, and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

     If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

     We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT UPDATE: December 10, 2020

    Good evening Westbury Community,

    Late today we were notified that a student from the Middle School 6th Grade Annex tested positive for COVID-19.  The last time the student was in the building was today, December 10th.  In consultation with the Department of Health, and out of an abundance of caution, the 6th Grade Annex will shift to 100% remote learning until Monday, December 14.  As we shift to 100% remote learning, all teachers will hold their regular classes online and we expect all of our students to fully engage in remote learning.

    Breakfast and Lunch meal distribution will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 12:00pm at Park Avenue and Drexel Avenue Schools.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT UPDATE: December 10, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified that a student at Drexel Avenue Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.  The last time the student was in the building was December 8th.  We have already reached out to everyone who may have been in close contact with the student.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will work with the Department of Health to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

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    IMPORTANT UPDATE: December 9, 2020

    Good evening Westbury Community,

    Late today we were notified that a staff member from the Westbury Middle School main building tested positive for COVID-19.  The last time the staff member was in the building was today, December 9th.  We have already reached out to all the students and staff who are close contacts.   Due to there being a high number of quarantined staff members, we will need to shift to 100% remote learning at the Middle School main building until further notice.  The 6th Grade Annex will remain open.  We will work closely with the Department of Health to determine the date when we can safety return to in-person instruction.  As we shift to 100% remote learning, all teachers will hold their regular classes online and we expect all of our students to fully engage in remote learning.

    Breakfast and Lunch meal distribution will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 12:00pm at Park Avenue and Drexel Avenue Schools.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org. 

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools,Westbury UFSD

     


    IMPORTANT UPDATE: December 9, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we learned that a student enrolled at Westbury High School tested positive for COVID-19.  The last time the student was in the building was today, December 9.  We are working with the Department of Health (DOH) and will need several days to fully investigate this case.  In consultation with the DOH, and out of an abundance of caution, we limited movement in the building by having a shelter-in-place drill, we released students by sections starting with our walkers, and the High School will shift to 100% remote learning until Monday, December 14.  We will send an updated message on Sunday if the DOH requests that we extend remote learning beyond Monday, December 14.  As we shift to 100% remote learning, all teachers will hold their regular classes online and we expect all of our students to fully engage in remote learning.

    Breakfast and Lunch meal distribution will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 12:00pm at Park Avenue and Drexel Avenue Schools.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

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    IMPORTANT UPDATE: December 8, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified of four positive cases of COVID-19 in the District. A student enrolled at Park Avenue, a student enrolled at the Westbury Middle School, a staff member from the Westbury Middle School, and a staff member from Powells Lane have tested positive.  The last time the staff member from Powells Lane was in the building was December 4th. All others have not been in the building since November 24th. We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will work with the DOH to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure the building is cleaned, and thoroughly sanitized every day before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols. Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

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    IMPORTANT UPDATE: December 6, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    This weekend we were notified that another staff member from Westbury Middle School tested positive for COVID19. The last time the staff member was in the building was November 24th. At this time we are not aware of any health risk to any of our students or staff.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will work with the DOH to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all. As usual, we will ensure the building is cleaned, and thoroughly sanitized before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

     Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT UPDATE: December 5, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified that a staff member at Westbury Middle School tested positive for COVID19. The last time the staff member was in the building was November 24th. At this time we are not aware of any health risk to any of our students or staff.  We will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff, and will work with the DOH to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all. As usual, we will ensure the building is cleaned, and thoroughly sanitized before our students and staff return.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

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    IMPORTANT UPDATE: December 4, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today we were notified that a staff member at Westbury Middle School tested positive for COVID-19.  The last time the staff member was in the building was December 3rd.  We have already reached out to everyone who is a close contact and we are working with the Department of Health to ensure we maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for all.  As usual, we will ensure the building is cleaned and thoroughly sanitized before our students and staff return. 

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT UPDATE: December 4, 2020

    Dear Westbury Learning Community,

    As presented during the November 2020 Board of Education Meeting, the board approved the purchase of 4,024 devices to support the district in implementing a 1:1 initiative and provide our students with access to technology. Based on the high demand for technology devices, our order has been delayed several times. Nevertheless, we have been champions of closing the digital divide and have distributed IPADs to all Kindergarten and Prekindergarten students, Chromebooks to all first graders and over 1,600 Chromebooks since March 2020. Furthermore, we were fortunate to secure 947 Chromebooks that have been delivered and are being prepared for distribution by next week and have reconfigured several (currently 300 MacBooks) laptops to provide additional access for our students. In addition, we are awaiting the delivery of 540 more Chromebooks within the next week.

    Please note the distribution in Tiered order:

    • Tier I students are 100% remote and do not have access to a device. 
    • Tier II students are Hybrid students that have access while in school, but do not have access at home. 
    • Tier III students are Hybrid students that have access at school, but are sharing a device at home.

    The district also has secured WIFI access to ensure that our families and students have access in their homes. This means that ALL families and students have access to WIFI.  All devices that have been distributed by the district have access through Optimum to connect.  If you have a device that was loaned between March 2020- June 2020 (as long as the device is a Chromebook or iPad) we can retrieve the Mac address without the device being brought into the district OR if you have your own device and want access to WIFI, you will need to bring in the device so that the Tech Team can access the devices’ MAC address to provide the access to the laptop. This information, as well as the procedure for technical support, can be accessed via our website in multiple ways:

    • Homepage: under Technology Support and under Headlines and Features.
    • Each of the buildings’ webpages: under Headlines and Features.
    • A webpage (hyperlinked) has been dedicated to this topic so that it can be translated into multiple languages using our website’s Translate feature.

    Rest assured that continuity of education for all of our students during these unprecedented times is our top priority. We thank you for your understanding and patience.   Safety comes first: always remember to Wear your mask, Wash your hands and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE December 3, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today, December 3, 2020, we were notified that a student at Powells Lane Elementary School and a staff at Westbury High School tested positive for COVID-19.  The last time the student was in the building was November 20 and the last time the teacher was in the building was November 24.  We are not aware of any risk to any of our students or staff at this time.  We are working with the Department of Health to ensure we continue to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for all.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

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    IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE December 3, 2020

    Good Afternoon Westbury Community,

    On Monday, November 23rd I sent information regarding Nassau County having met the current metrics for being designated a Yellow and Orange Micro Cluster Zone (link to update).  Nassau County’s 7-day average positivity rate currently places the County in the Orange Zone.  However, the Governor’s office communicated that he is now focused on the number of hospitalizations, deaths rates, availability of beds and staff, etc.  All of this hospitalization data will be added to factors for identifying micro cluster zones (link to micro-cluster strategy).

    The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) will contact us if we are designated a micro cluster zone and required to implement additional COVID-19 safety restrictions, which includes testing.  Schools in designated micro cluster zones are currently required to test 20% - 25% of their in-person students and staff, depending on the zone, in order to continue with in-person instruction.  In anticipation of being designated a micro cluster zone, we will send out additional information about testing and a consent form requesting that families give permission to have their children tested for COVID-19. No student will be tested without parental consent and all student testing is voluntary.

    We are working with our School Based Health Center (SBHC) at the High School and they have received permission to test all K-12 students in the district.  At this time the testing must be done at the High School location and we are awaiting approval to have the SBHC test in all our buildings.  We are also working with a national healthcare staff company to manage testing at all of our school buildings.  Additionally, we applied to be a Limited Service Lab (LSL link) which will allow our school nurses and trained staff to administer COVID-19 rapid tests in each school.

    I want to remind everyone who traveled during the Thanksgiving holiday that we all need to follow the NYS traveler’s quarantine rules requiring out-of-state travelers to present a negative COVID test taken prior to returning to NYS, and an additional negative COVID test after quarantining for 3 days.  Both negative tests are required before returning to in-person instruction (link to travel advisory).

    Next week we will return to hybrid instruction in all of our schools unless we are informed otherwise. I will continue sending weekly updates to keep you informed as more information becomes available.

    Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Sincerely,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

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    IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE November 27, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today, November 27, 2020, we were notified that two staff members at Drexel Avenue Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.  The last time they were in the building was Thursday, November 19th.  We have already notified the students and staff who may have had close contact with the two staff members.  We are working with the Department of Health to ensure we continue to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for all.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 orfagramonte@westburyschools.org

    Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

     


    IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE November 23, 2020

    Good afternoon Westbury Community,
     
    On Friday, November 20th we sent information regarding the possibility of shifting to 100% remote learning (link to update).  Many of you have been tuned into the updates from Governor Cuomo regarding the micro cluster zones and you are aware that on Friday evening Nassau County met the conditions for a Yellow Zone designation and tonight the County met the conditions for an Orange Zone designation.
     
    Red Zone:
    7-day avg. above 4% for 10 days, and over 10 new daily cases per 100K people
     
    Orange Zone:
    7-day avg. above 3% for 10 days, and over 10 new daily cases per 100K people
     
    Yellow Zone: 
    7-day avg. above 2.5% for 10 days, and over 10 new daily cases per 100K people
     
    Although Nassau County’s 7-day average positivity rate currently places the County in the Orange Zone, there are ongoing discussions about how the additional COVID-19 safety restrictions would be implemented across school districts.  The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) asked all Long Island school districts to hold off on implementing any additional COVID-19 safety restrictions until the NYSDOH contacts individual school districts to identify specific schools that are in a micro cluster zone and explains what each school is required to do.  As of 5:00pm today, we have not heard from the NYSDOH; therefore, schools will be in session tomorrow, November 24, 2020 for hybrid instruction and to support our virtual Parent Teacher conferences in the Elementary and Middle Schools. 
     
    I will continue to closely monitor this situation and will keep you updated as more information becomes available.  I am thankful for your service and due diligence in ensuring we keep each other safe and follow the guidelines of wearing our masks, washing our hands and watching our distance in and out of our schools.
     
    Remember that the Westbury UFSD will be 100% remote after the holidays from November 30-December 4, 2020 and returning to in-person hybrid instruction on December 7, 2020. 
     
    Thank you,
    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

    IMPORTANT COVID-19 Update NOVEMBER 20, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    I am reaching out to you today to share an important update on the spread of COVID-19.  The current positivity rate in Nassau County is such that we may be forced to shift to 100% remote learning on Tuesday, November 24, in order to comply with the Governor’s efforts to contain the spread.

    In response to the increase of positive cases across New York State, Governor Cuomo has instituted the Cluster Action Initiative (https://forward.ny.gov/) to identify areas where the virus is spreading quickly.  The initiative places areas with high positivity rates in one of three categories with successively higher restrictions: Yellow Zone, Orange Zone, and Red Zone. The criteria for designating a cluster zone is described below.

    Red Zone:

    7-day avg. above 4% for 10 days, and over 10 new daily cases per 100K people

     

    Orange Zone:

    7-day avg. above 3% for 10 days, and over 10 new daily cases per 100K people

     

    Yellow Zone

    7-day avg. above 2.5% for 10 days, and over 10 new daily cases per 100K people

    Despite all of this, we have had great success limiting the spread of COVID-19 within our schools. Our schools are a safe place for our students and staff with all the precautions that we have put in place, such as cleaning and disinfecting protocols, mask wearing, social distancing, hand hygiene and using precautionary quarantines. I would like to thank our entire school community for the efforts that have been made to keep our students thriving in school.

    The news of these potential designations is disappointing to all of us. I will continue to monitor this situation closely and will do everything possible to keep our students safely in school. As always, I will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

    Please refer to the COVID19 Update presentation for additional information and contact Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

     

    Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Sincerely,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

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     IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE NOVEMBER 18, 2020 RE: THANKSGIVING RECESS

    Dear Families and Staff,

    The Westbury UFSD remains current with information, data and updates provided by the Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control. I am writing to inform you that, after careful consideration and in consultation with our medical professionals and the Department of Health, we have decided to transition all of our school buildings to remote instruction for the week after the Thanksgiving Holiday (Monday, November 30 – Friday, December 4). This proactive decision was made out of an abundance of caution to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate any personnel constraints that may arise due to travel restrictions and required self-quarantining.

    Each building principal will share educational logistics and remote learning protocols with the staff, students and families to ensure a seamless transition for the week after the Thanksgiving holiday. Our “Grab and Go” meal distribution program will continue throughout the week at Drexel Avenue and Park Avenue Schools, between the hours of 8:00am and 12:00pm.

    We are also thankful and excited to announce that the Disney Corporation has donated more than 3,000 face masks for our students in grades K-8. Each building principal will provide information about distribution of supplies prior to the holiday break.

    Please be aware of the New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory. The rules now require that travelers entering New York from out of state (with the exception of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont), comply with the following:

    • Travelers who were outside of New York for more than 24 hours, must obtain a COVID test within 72 hours prior to arrival in New York;
    • Upon arrival in New York, the traveler must quarantine for three days; and
    • On day four of the quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests are negative, then the traveler may exit quarantine early.

    If you travel out-of-state for less than 24 hours, there is no need to quarantine. You simply need to fill out the traveler health form (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory) upon entry into New York and take a COVID test 4 days after arriving. Please read the entire travel advisory before traveling so that you know how this will impact your child attending school in-person when you return.

    The health and safety of our Westbury Community continues to be our priority.

    Wishing you all a healthy and happy holiday.  Be well and stay safe.

    Sincerely,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

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    IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE NOVEMBER 13, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today, November 13, 2020, we were notified that a staff member at the Westbury Middle School tested positive for COVID-19.  The last time the staff member was in the building was Tuesday, November 10th.  We have already notified the students and staff members who may have had close contact with the staff member.  We are working with the Department of Health to ensure we continue to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for all.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

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     IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE NOVEMBER 10, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today, November 10, 2020, we learned that three students enrolled at Westbury High School are close contacts of someone who tested positive for COVID-19.  In consultation with the Department of Health (DOH), and out of an abundance of caution, the High School will shift to 100% remote learning until Monday, November 16.  We will send you a message on Sunday if the DOH requests that we extend remote learning beyond Monday, November 16.  As we shift to 100% remote learning, all teachers will hold their regular classes online and we expect all of our students to fully engage in remote learning.

    We want you to know that the health and safety of all of our students and staff is at the core of every decision we make.  While the District follows the guidance from the Department of Health, we will always prioritize and advocate for the health and safety of our students and staff.

    Breakfast and Lunch meal distribution will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 12:00pm at Dryden Street School.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

     

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

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    IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE NOVEMBER 4, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    I would like to inform you that the Department of Health has concluded their contact tracing and tomorrow, November 5, 2020, we will return to hybrid instruction at Westbury High School. Tomorrow is a ‘2A Hybrid Instruction’ Day.

    The district will continue its vigilance in monitoring students and staff in our effort to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for all. We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols.

    Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

     

    Thank you,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

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    IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE NOVEMBER 2, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today, November 2, 2020, we were notified that a student enrolled in 100% remote learning at Westbury High School tested positive for COVID-19.  The student has not been in any of our buildings.  Nonetheless, we will report this to the Department of Health and this information will be reflected on the New York State COVID-19 Report Card.

    The district will continue its vigilance in monitoring students and staff in our effort to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for all. We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols.

    Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

     

    Thank you,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

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    IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE NOVEMBER 2, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Over the weekend we were notified that a student enrolled at Westbury Middle School tested positive for COVID-19.  The last time the student was in our building was Monday, October 26th.  We began working with the Department of Health on October 30th when we learned of two positive cases in the same home.  On Friday, October 30th we proactively sent home students and staff who are close contacts of the Middle School student and all are engaged in remote teaching and learning from home.

    As always, we will remain vigilant in monitoring our students and staff and will work with the DOH to ensure we are doing everything to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for all.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE NOVEMBER 1, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today, Sunday, November 1, 2020, we were notified that a student enrolled at Westbury High School tested positive for COVID-19.  The student who tested positive has a sibling enrolled at Dryden Street School.  Out of an abundance of caution, on Monday, November 2, we will shift to 100% remote learning at both Westbury High School and Dryden Street School, until the DOH concludes their contact tracing. As we shift to 100% remote learning, all teachers will hold their regular classes online and we expect all of our students to fully engage in remote learning.

    We want you to know that the health and safety of all of our students and staff is at the core of every decision we make.  While the District follows the guidance from the Department of Health, we will always prioritize and advocate for the health and safety of our students and staff.

    Breakfast and Lunch meal distribution will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 12:00pm at Dryden Street School. 

    We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates as we learn more. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Sincerely,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    Update: October 30, 2020

    Dear Westbury Union Free School District Community,

    It has been requested by Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health that school districts throughout the state share the following message with our school communities ahead of the Halloween weekend: please stay healthy and safe.

    We implore everyone in our community to continue following the Department of Health’s social distancing guidelines and avoid large gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Westbury community. COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on our community and beyond.  These guidelines have been put in place to keep us safe and we must all work together to protect one another.

    Attached to this letter is a flyer being distributed by the New York State Department of Health with more information and insight about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines.

    Please continue to follow the 3W’s: Wear your Mask, Wash your hands and Watch your distance!

    CUEup Westbury!

     

    Sincerely,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

    CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

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     IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE October 30, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    Today, October 30, 2020, we were notified that two Westbury students tested positive for COVID-19.  One student is enrolled at the Middle School and the other student is at the High School.  We have already notified all the students and staff members who may have had close contact with these students and we are working with the Department of Health to assist with their contact tracing efforts. This information will be reflected on the New York State COVID-19 Report Card.

    The district will continue its vigilance in monitoring students and staff in our effort to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for all. We thank the entire Westbury community for your continued patience and cooperation with our safety protocols.

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org.

    Please remember to always Wear your mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

    Thank you,

    Eudes Budhai,

    Superintendent of Schools

    Westbury UFSD

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    IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE OCTOBER 25, 2020

    Dear Families and Staff,

    On Friday, October 23, 2020, we notified you that a student at Park Avenue School and their sibling at Dryden Street School tested positive for COVID-19.  After reviewing these two cases with the Department of Health (DOH), and confirming one additional case at Park Avenue School, out of an abundance of caution, we will shift to 100% remote learning at both Park Avenue and Dryden Street Schools, until the DOH concludes their contact tracing.  As we shift to 100% remote learning, all teachers will hold their regular classes online and we expect all of our students to fully engage in remote learning.

    We have been in contact with the DOH and shared the names of all the individuals who were in close contact with the students testing positive.  The DOH began their contact tracing efforts and is now in the process of notifying all individuals who are required to quarantine.  While the District follows the guidance from the Nassau County DOH, the CDC, the NYS Education Department (NYSED), and the Governor’s Office, we will always prioritize and advocate for the health and safety of our students and staff.  As such, we encourage all members of our staff and our students to get tested if you have not already done so. 

    Breakfast and Lunch meal distribution will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 12:00pm at both Dryden Street and Park Avenue Schools.

    We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates as we learn more. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org. 

    Sincerely,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE OCTOBER 23, 2020

    Dear Families,

    Today, the Westbury UFSD was notified that a student at Park Avenue School and their sibling at Dryden Street School tested positive for COVID-19.  The students who tested positive will not be allowed to return to school and will remain in isolation until the Nassau County Department of Health (DOH) releases them from isolation, which is typically 10 days after symptoms appeared; and at least 72 hours have passed without a fever (without using fever-reducing medicine); and other symptoms have improved.

    Following guidance issued by the Nassau County DOH, we have temporarily closed off all areas of the building that the individual used so that we can thoroughly disinfect the spaces. We are working with the Nassau County DOH to follow all necessary protocols to mitigate any exposure to other students or staff.   We have communicated with the parents of the students in each of the classes impacted.  As always, the health and safety of our students and staff is our foremost priority. 

    The symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, difficulty breathing, severe body aches, loss of sense of taste or smell, vomiting and/or diarrhea, and severe sore throat. Some have reported additional symptoms, such as runny nose, nausea, lethargy, and lack of appetite. If your child is exhibiting any of the symptoms listed above, please contact your child’s doctor to report their illness prior to seeking care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital.

    We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates as we learn more. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. Fernando Agramonte, the District COVID-19 Safety Coordinator, at 516-874-1830 or fagramonte@westburyschools.org. 

    Thank you and be well,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, UFSD

     


    Update: October 20, 2020

     

    Dear Westbury Community,

    We have received questions about the ability of our students to participate in remote instruction on days when they are scheduled to be in the building for in-person instruction. The purpose of this letter is to provide clarification and guidance for our parents/guardians.

    The District’s Re-Entry Plan allows parents/guardians to choose between a 100% remote or a hybrid instructional model. There are times when children who selected the hybrid instructional model may need to stay home and participate remotely. We encourage students who are ill to stay home and focus on getting better while under the care of their physician. We also understand the need to be flexible when a student has a mild illness and is able to participate in class remotely.

    Remote Learning Attendance

    If you wish for your child to participate in remote instruction on a day when they are scheduled to be present for in-person instruction, we ask that you consider the following:

    • At the secondary level, parents/guardians should call the school by 7:00 am to notify the office of your child needing to participate remotely on a day of scheduled in-person instruction. At the elementary level, please call the school by 8:00 am.
    • If this becomes a regular occurrence, the school will recommend switching your child from the hybrid instructional model to 100% remote instruction.
    • If your child is sick, they should not participate in remote learning and instead focus on resting and getting better. As with any excused absence, your child’s teacher will provide them with opportunities to make up missed work. This also applies to other excused absences where students should not attend remote learning such as bereavement and religious observances.
    • If your child has a doctor’s appointment and they do not have symptoms of COVID-19 or other contagious diseases, they should come to school and be picked up for the appointment.
    • Students are not permitted to attend remotely during unexcused absences (travel, vacation, etc.).

    Remote Learning Etiquette

    • Parents/Guardians should not speak to the teacher or otherwise participate in live online classes. All communication with your child’s teacher should be done by phone or email.
    • Taking and/or posting photos or video of online classes is prohibited.

    We appreciate your understanding and ask that you contact your child’s principal with any questions.

    Thank you,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    Update: October 5, 2020

    Dear Westbury Community,

    Late last week Governor Cuomo began publishing, by zip code, a daily list of hot spots in New York State. The Westbury zip code (11590), which also includes a portion of the East Meadow and Carle Place School Districts, was included in the report for Wednesday, September 30. That report reflected a point in time and does not necessarily represent the current trend line. In fact, the Westbury zip code has not been included on the list since the report for last Wednesday. We are working to monitor the situation with Nassau County Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein who said, “While COVID is a health concern for all communities, there is nothing specific to Westbury that would suggest altering your State approved COVID-19 protocols and procedures.”

    As we recently reported, there have been no positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Westbury School District. We will continue to follow the protocols and procedures put in place as part of the district's Reopening Plan to facilitate social distancing, monitor the use of PPE, and conduct thorough cleanings of each school building. A critical component in our collective efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus is testing. We are strongly encouraging everyone in our community to get a COVID-19 test. This is the only way to truly track the presence of the virus in our community.

    There are several facilities throughout Westbury and the neighboring areas that offer the full suite of testing options. For more information about COVID-19 and where testing is available, please visit the Westbury Union Free School District’s dedicated website page: www.westburyschools.org/covid. We will continue to update you as developments warrant.

    Thank you,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools , Westbury UFSD


    Update: September 25, 2020

    The Westbury Union Free School District is working with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) to rectify the misinformation that is listed on the New York State COVID-19 Report Card for both Park Avenue Elementary School and Westbury High School. The NYSDOH site states that one student at Park Ave and one student at the High School tested positive for COVID-19. To clarify, there have been no positive cases of COVID-19 reported to district administration at any of our school buildings since the start of the school year. In fact, this morning the Nassau County Department of Health confirmed that the County has no record of positive tests for any student attending the Westbury Schools.

    The district is vigilant in monitoring students and staff in our effort to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for all. We will continue to follow the protocols and procedures that have been put in place to facilitate social distancing, while fostering a nurturing, academic experience for our students and staff.

    We thank the entire Westbury community for their cooperation and patience during what are still unprecedented times.

    Sincerely,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    Update: August 26, 2020

    Dear Westbury Union Free School District Families:

    The Westbury School District is committed to ensuring equal access to educational opportunities for all the children attending our schools regardless of their economic circumstances. This year access to technology will be a critical factor in our students’ success given our increased reliance on remote learning—instruction on a computer over the internet. As you may know, the District has announced that students will physically attend school every other day. On the days when they don’t come to school, students will receive a full day of on-line instruction at home over the internet from their regular teacher. Parents that are concerned about sending their children to school will have the option of choosing remote learning only for their children. (You can read more about our plan, which has been approved by the New York State Department of Education, and view a video presentation at www.westburyschools.org.)

    In July, to ensure that every student has the technology needed to participate in and take advantage of our remote learning program the Board of Education approved my recommendation authorizing the expenditure of $2 million to acquire over 4,000 laptops. Unfortunately, manufacturers have been unable to keep up with the unprecedented worldwide demand for this equipment and we have been informed that our order won’t be completed until October. When our order is received, the laptops will be lent to parents whose children need one.

    Parents who are interested in purchasing a laptop on their own should consider acquiring one with the following specifications:

    • Speed: 1.1 GHz
    • Cache: 2 MB
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Flash Memory: 32 GB
    • Screen size: 11.6”
    • Camera, microphone, speakers, USB ports

    Please do not hesitate to contact my office or your child’s building principal should you have any specific questions pertaining to your child and the reopening of schools.

    Sincerely,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

     


    Update: May 18, 2020 ALERT 


    Dear Students and Families:


    In observance of Memorial Day, schools will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020. In addition, as a
    result of a mild winter, we did not use our allocated snow days. Therefore, schools will not be in
    session on Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26, for unused snow days. Rather than use the snow
    days this month as originally planned, we will end the school year earlier, on June 24.

    It is important that you are engaging through our google platform and virtual sessions. Classes are in
    session and you are responsible for continuous learning and submitting assignments. If you need
    assistance or require additional support, please communicate with your teachers or building
    Principal.

    Please make sure that you take advantage of our “Grab and Go” meal program distributed at Park
    Avenue School and Drexel Avenue School from 8am-12pm, Monday- Friday.

    I hope you and your families are safe and healthy during these difficult times.

    Sincerely,

    Thank you,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

     

     


    Update: May 5, 2020 ALERT 

    Governor Cuomo Announces school closures for the remainder of the school year.

    Dear Westbury Learning Community,

    Governor Cuomo has announced school closures through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  He also stated that a decision about re-opening for summer school will be announced at the end of the month. We will advise you f further developments as they occur.

    The district will continue offering the following services:

    • Grab and Go meal distribution;
    • Distribution of laptops;
    • Distance Learning (please ensure that the students are connecting through their google classrooms/ virtual google meet sessions)
    • Childcare for first responders and essential workers through SCOPE;

    I welcome your feedback and encourage you to reach out to me, your principal, or your child’s teacher (email addresses are provided on at WestburySchools.org). Our District is committed to serving our students and community. Please refer to our WUFSD Digital Learning Environment for learning and our COVID-19 webpages for information. 

    Please be advised that Nassau County has opened a COVID 19 Testing Center in New Cassel at the Westbury Family Health Center, 682 Union Avenue. Testing is available to everyone, but you must make an appointment.  Please call 516 396-7500 to request an appointment.

    I look forward to seeing you when we are able to re-open. Until then, I hope you will practice social distancing and wear masks as well as gloves. Stay safe.

    Thank you,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    Update: April 16, 2020

    Dear Westbury Union Free School District Families, Staff and Students,

    You are truly missed! We are hopeful that you are in good health and in the best spirits under the circumstances. Our second week of teaching and learning from home has demonstrated the creativity and innovation needed to support student continuous learning. Our faculty, staff and students have tackled our digital learning programs with enthusiasm and with the spirit of true Dragons! Governor Cuomo announced that school closures throughout New York State will be extended another two weeks— through May 15. We also heard from New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa that all June Regents Exams have been canceled. Please see attached the guidance that was released by the Board of Regents regarding the Graduating and Course Requirement Changes due to the COVID-19 and Ongoing Statewide School Closure.

    While I know that this tacks onto what is already a trying time, we have been preparing for this and the programs that we have established will remain consistent. Your principals, teachers, Board of Education and I appreciate every note, message, and email we receive from our parents and our scholars. Since the school closures, the Westbury School District has worked diligently to ensure continuity in the services we provide our students and community. This far, we have distributed over 50,000 meals. We are proud of our implementation of a digital learning environment to provide access to assignments and maintain engagement as close to the classroom experiences as possible. The District administration and Board of Education sincerely thank our teachers and staff for making the necessary accommodations to provide consistency during such unprecedented times.

    As the Westbury School District remains closed, we welcome your feedback and encourage you to reach out to me, your principal, or your child’s teacher. Our District is committed to serving our students and community. Please refer to our WUFSD Digital Learning Environment for learning and our COVID-19 webpages for information. Also, below is information about Social Distancing and how to register for our childcare and supervision program for medical professionals and first responders. Social Distancing We must ensure that we practice social distancing as a method to prevent the further spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). It is critical that our children understand the serious nature of social distancing and staying home. Childcare and Supervision for Medical Professionals and First Responders Westbury is committed to supporting the childcare for medical professionals and first responders. Therefore, the district has partnered with SCOPE to assist you in getting daycare. If you need assistance, please call SCOPE at (631) 360-0800, Barbara R. (ext.100) or Angela (ext. 123) and leave a message with as much detail as possible. You can also visit our SCOPE Registration website: https://scopeonline.ce.eleyo.com/.

    #togetherbutapart

    Keep Westbury Strong,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools. Westbury UFSD


    Update: March 27, 2020 ALERT 

    Governor Cuomo Announces school closures until April 15, 2020.

    Dear Westbury School District Community,

    Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the extension of school district closures throughout New York State until April 15, 2020. While we understand the Governor’s order creates a disruption, we have been striving to ensure continuity in the services we provide to our students.

    Since school closures were first announced we have distributed over 20,000 meals to our students. Both breakfast and lunch can be picked up from either Park Avenue School or the Middle School Monday thru Friday between 8 AM and noon.

    We have physically distributed assignments in addition to introducing an online digital classroom environment enabling students to maintain engagement with their teachers and to access additional instructional materials. We will continue to offer this online capability until we reopen. If you have a child that has not received their assignments or online access, please call your school buildings or email your teachers and we will get back to you. 

    The District administration and the Board of Education sincerely thank our staff for their commitment to providing services and instruction to our children during these uncertain times. Though nothing can replace the classroom experience, we are encouraged by what has been accomplished thus far to maintain continuity.

    In the event that you were not aware, the New York Department of Education announced that all statewide student assessments for the spring 2020 testing window are suspended.  This includes the springtime administration of the New York State English Language Arts and Mathematics, Science, and New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) and New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) for students with severe cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and high school. We will provide additional information when we receive further guidance from NYSED. For details regarding the suspension of assessments, please visit NYSED Memo

    Remember, it is especially important for people throughout the community to follow guidelines of safe health practice including social distancing to limit the spread of Coronavirus. Doing so will help us get through this together. We wish you all well.

    Stay home and be safe,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    Update: Wednesday, March 26, 2020 Childcare for Families of First Responders ad HealthCare Providers

    We are writing to you about childcare resources that are available to the families of first responders and healthcare providers. You can find those resources on our website and are available to those children who are four years old. In addition, I wanted to also make you aware of child care resources for younger children of essential workers. We understand that these are challenging and stressful times for everyone and want to inform you as we receive information from our government agencies. We will continue to post information on our website as well.

    Please note that there are currently 182 licensed and registered child care programs open and available to serve children under age 5 in Nassau County. As of March 25, 2020, the following number of vacancies for children under age 5 in these programs exist:

    • 343 slots for infants
    • 668 slots for toddlers
    • 902 slots for preschoolers

    Any essential workers needing childcare in Nassau County can call (516) 727-0331 to be connected with a referral specialist who will identify available child care programs that meet each parent’s needs.

    Please be well, and I'll be checking in again soon.

     

    Stay home and be safe, 

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    Update March 24, 2020

    Dear Westbury Learning Community:

    We continue to navigate through these very difficult times together working tirelessly to ensure our Community is safe and healthy.  This past weekend, we informed you that we will be re-engaging in teaching and learning this Wednesday, March 25, 2020 with detailed information about the picking up and accessing student assignments by each individual school. In light of the situation that continues to develop, we have planned for two other ways that the student assignments can be accessed and/or picked up: 

    1. K-5 assignment packets have been posted on our district’s website at www.westburyschools.org just click on your school and grade level (preferred option)
    2. K-5 grade level assignment packets will be available at the meal pick up locations, Park Avenue and Westbury Middle School between 8am-12pm this Wednesday through Friday.

    We will also continue engaging our learners through Google Classroom, a digital space for learning. To access this space, you will need a USERname and PASSWORD.  

    To request your Google Classroom information, please use the following options:

    1. Go to our website and complete a Google Form, or 
    2. call our hotline 516-874-1900 and leave a message  or 
    3. email your request to: techsupport@westburyschools.org.

    Please know that all the information shared during this call has been posted.

    Please expect communication from your teacher in regards to next steps as we fully engage in digital learning classrooms.  We look forward to working with our scholars and appreciate your patience and cooperation. Please be well and stay safe. 

    Sincerely,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    Update: March 20, 2020

    Dear Westbury Community and Staff Members:

    We were notified earlier today by an employee of the District, who works in the District’s Administration Building (the “White House”), was diagnosed with Covid-19 (the coronavirus). To date, the District has not received confirmation of this report by the Nassau County Department of Health (DOH). Nevertheless, we are reaching out to each of the staff members located in the Administration Building to discuss the current situation. The District Administration building, as most of you know, is a location that most of the District’s students, parents and employees do not visit on a routine basis. Additionally, the employee has not been present on any District property for at least one week. However, out of an abundance of precaution, we closed the Administration Building and have arranged to have it cleaned and disinfected by an outside company on Monday, March 23, 2020.

    From the start of this health crisis several weeks ago, the District has been operating with a heightened schedule of cleaning and disinfecting of all our school facilities by our custodial staff. While we have no reason to believe that any of our school buildings or other facilities have been impacted by the situation at our Administration Building, we have, nonetheless, arranged to have an outside company clean and disinfect all of our District buildings over the weekend. Going forward, we want to assure you that the procedures and practices we follow will remain consistent with all mandates issued for New York State school districts as well as the general workforce as issued by the Governor’s office, the Nassau County Department of Health and the NYS Education Department.

    We will continue to share any additional information with you as it develops. Please be assured that the continuity of education for all our students during the period of time our schools remain closed to students is our priority. Tomorrow we will be providing you with information about the implementation of our distance learning plans. We thank you for your continued understanding and patience during these unprecedented times.

    Sincerely,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools

    Robert Troiano Jr., Board of Education President


    Update: March 16, 2020

    Dear Westbury Learning Community,


    Today, as you may be aware, our County Executive, Laura Curran, made an executive order to close all Nassau County schools from March 16, 2020 to March 27, 2020 as a way of preventing the continued spread of COVID-19. Therefore, the district will be closed for the next two weeks for students.

    The first week off from March 16, 2020 to March 20, 2020 will be in place of our scheduled April Spring Recess and we will advise you of further developments this week. 

    We will continue to assess this situation throughout this time in collaboration with the New York State Education Department and the Nassau County Department of Health. During our closure of schools, we will continue to extensively clean all of our facilities.


    The district will continue to keep you informed of the rapidly changing situation through all our different communication sources, including our COVID-19 webpage on our District Website which will be updated on a consistent basis.

     

    We understand the challenges that school closures pose on our Westbury School Community. We appreciate your understanding as we all navigate through difficult times and make the necessary adjustments to ensure the health and safety of our community.

    The Westbury UFSD will continue to act out of an abundance of caution to protect everyone’s health and well-being. Please stay safe!

    Sincerely,

    Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD


    UPDATE: March 11, 2020 

    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    Due to the spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus, the District has reached out to the New York State Education Department, as well as the New York State Department of Health, for guidance in dealing with this serious health issue.  Both agencies recommend school districts prepare a contingency plan to continue instruction for students, should the need arise to close our schools for either a short-term or long-term period.

    As you may have noticed on the original printed district calendar, on Friday, March 13, 2020 students are scheduled for a half-day, while staff are scheduled to participate in a Superintendent’s Conference in the afternoon.  However, based on the recommendations from NYSED and the NYSDOH, the District will be changing the half-day of professional development on Friday, March 13, 2020, to a full-day of professional development.  We plan to use the extra time to work with the staff to create contingency plans so we can be proactive should there be a need to close the schools.  Although the staff will be working for the full-day, students should not report to school on Friday.

    The health and safety of our students, staff, and community is always our top priority.  We thank you for your understanding and support, and will continue to provide up-to-date information to the community as it is received.   


    UPDATE March 9, 2020

    This morning, the Westbury School District was informed that a family within the district is under mandatory quarantine after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The district is working with the Nassau County Department of Health to discuss the full extent of precautions that we should be taking. Over this past weekend, the Westbury School District thoroughly cleaned and sanitized each room of each district building as a proactive measure. Based on our discussions with the Nassau County Department of Health, they have not advised us to close schools and will continue to monitor the family and provide updated information during the time of quarantine.

    It is important to note that the impacted family is not currently exhibiting any symptoms and their mandatory quarantine is a precautionary initiative to maintain health and safety in the community.

    We recognize that this news will be concerning to many of our students and families. Should you have any questions about the district's health protocols and procedures, please contact my office at 516-876-5016. We ask that medical questions be directed to your family doctor/healthcare provider.

    The district is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in Nassau County, and will continue to follow guidance from local, state and federal health officials. We are committed to providing our community with as much information as possible, as quickly as possible, once it becomes available. We will also continue to provide you with updates regarding the district’s plans as circumstances throughout the region evolve.

    Please know that the district has been and will continue to properly cleanse and sanitize each building, including classroom desks, keyboards, and other communal areas. Again, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends following precautionary practices that mirror basic flu-prevention to minimize the spread of COVID-19. These include:

      • Wash hands regularly for 20 seconds or more
      • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or use a tissue, not directly into your hands
      • Avoid touching your face
      • Avoid close contact with others who are sick or showing symptoms of illness
      • Stay home if you are feeling sick and contact your physician's office

      The health and safety of our students, staff and community are the Westbury School District’s foremost priority.  Please stay tuned for more updates from the district.

        P.S. For more updates and additional information regarding health protocols and COVID-19, community members are encouraged to refer to the following:

      • NYS Department of Health: www.health.ny.gov
      • CDC (Centers for Disease Control): www.cdc.gov
      • Nassau County Health Department: www.nassaucountyny.gov
      • World Health Organization (WHO): www.who.int
      • NYS Department of Health Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

      UPDATE: February 28, 2020

      Dear Parents and/or Guardians:


      I have just returned from a meeting with the Nassau County Commissioner of Health, Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein, to review guidelines for responding to the growing concerns about the Coronavirus. The good news is that there are still no confirmed cases in the State of New York. However, the Nassau County Department of Health, in a proactive measure, is implementing the February 2, 2020, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines of a 14-day voluntary quarantine for all travelers from mainland China.

      This means that anyone entering the country from mainland China will be monitored over that period. Schools will be informed of this quarantine, as well as any occurrences of the Coronavirus. 

      The Commissioner has also assured us that there is no reason for us to change any of our activities; however, we should be implementing prudent practices to promote a healthy environment. The District has installed additional hand sanitizers throughout our buildings and employed additional cleaning measures to support these best practices.

      Since this is the height of the flu season, I encourage you to use the following preventative guidelines offered by the CDC:
      • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
      • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
      • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
      • Stay home when you are sick.
      • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
      • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.

       

      New York State has established a Q&A Coronavirus line, 1-888-364-3065, which you may use as a resource. If your child is exhibiting flu symptoms, such as a fever and a cough, we ask that you keep your child at home and call your medical doctor.


      We will continue to keep you updated as soon as more information is communicated to us. The health and safety of our community remains our highest priority and collectively we can work to ensure this goal.


      Sincerely,
      Eudes S. Budhai, Superintendent of Schools, Westbury UFSD

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  • COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATED INFORMATION 

     

    COVID-19 UPDATE March 11, 2020 

    Dear Parents and Guardians:

     

    Due to the spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus, the District has reached out to the New York State Education Department, as well as the New York State Department of Health, for guidance in dealing with this serious health issue.  Both agencies recommend school districts prepare a contingency plan to continue instruction for students, should the need arise to close our schools for either a short-term or long-term period. 

     

    As you may have noticed on the original printed district calendar, on Friday, March 13, 2020 students are scheduled for a half-day, while staff are scheduled to participate in a Superintendent’s Conference in the afternoon.  However, based on the recommendations from NYSED and the NYSDOH, the District will be changing the half-day of professional development on Friday, March 13, 2020, to a full-day of professional development.  We plan to use the extra time to work with the staff to create contingency plans so we can be proactive should there be a need to close the schools.  Although the staff will be working for the full-day, students should not report to school on Friday

     

    The health and safety of our students, staff, and community is always our top priority.  We thank you for your understanding and support, and will continue to provide up-to-date information to the community as it is received.   

     

    COVID -19 UPDATE March 9, 2020

    This morning, the Westbury School District was informed that a family within the district is under mandatory quarantine after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The district is working with the Nassau County Department of Health to discuss the full extent of precautions that we should be taking. Over this past weekend, the Westbury School District thoroughly cleaned and sanitized each room of each district building as a proactive measure. Based on our discussions with the Nassau County Department of Health, they have not advised us to close schools and will continue to monitor the family and provide updated information during the time of quarantine. 

    It is important to note that the impacted family is not currently exhibiting any symptoms and their mandatory quarantine is a precautionary initiative to maintain health and safety in the community.

    We recognize that this news will be concerning to many of our students and families. Should you have any questions about the district's health protocols and procedures, please contact my office at 516-876-5016. We ask that medical questions be directed to your family doctor/healthcare provider.

    The district is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in Nassau County, and will continue to follow guidance from local, state and federal health officials. We are committed to providing our community with as much information as possible, as quickly as possible, once it becomes available. We will also continue to provide you with updates regarding the district’s plans as circumstances throughout the region evolve.

     

    Please know that the district has been and will continue to properly cleanse and sanitize each building, including classroom desks, keyboards, and other communal areas. Again, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends following precautionary practices that mirror basic flu-prevention to minimize the spread of COVID-19. These include:

    • Wash hands regularly for 20 seconds or more
    • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or use a tissue, not directly into your hands
    • Avoid touching your face
    • Avoid close contact with others who are sick or showing symptoms of illness
    • Stay home if you are feeling sick and contact your physician's office

     

    The health and safety of our students, staff and community are the Westbury School District’s foremost priority.  Please stay tuned for more updates from the district.

      

    P.S. For more updates and additional information regarding health protocols and COVID-19, community members are encouraged to refer to the following:

    • NYS Department of Health: www.health.ny.gov
    • CDC (Centers for Disease Control): www.cdc.gov
    • Nassau County Health Department: www.nassaucountyny.gov
    • World Health Organization (WHO): www.who.int
    • NYS Department of Health Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

     

    COVID-19 UPDATE February 28, 2020

    Dear Parents and/or Guardians:
    I have just returned from a meeting with the Nassau County Commissioner of Health, Dr. Lawrence
    Eisenstein, to review guidelines for responding to the growing concerns about the Coronavirus. The
    good news is that there are still no confirmed cases in the State of New York. However, the Nassau
    County Department of Health, in a proactive measure, is implementing the February 2, 2020,
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines of a 14-day voluntary quarantine for all
    travelers from mainland China.
    This means that anyone entering the country from mainland China will be monitored over that
    period. Schools will be informed of this quarantine, as well as any occurrences of the Coronavirus.
    The Commissioner has also assured us that there is no reason for us to change any of our activities;
    however, we should be implementing prudent practices to promote a healthy environment.
    The District has installed additional hand sanitizers throughout our buildings and employed
    additional cleaning measures to support these best practices.

    Since this is the height of the flu season, I encourage you to use the following preventative guidelines offered by the CDC:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are
    not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.

     

    New York State has established a Q&A Coronavirus line, 1-888-364-3065, which you may use as a
    resource. If your child is exhibiting flu symptoms, such as a fever and a cough, we ask that you keep
    your child at home and call your medical doctor.
    We will continue to keep you updated as soon as more information is communicated to us. The health
    and safety of our community remains our highest priority and collectively we can work to ensure this
    goal.
    Sincerely,
    Eudes S. Budhai
    Superintendent of Schools