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Interim Superintendent’s message re COVID-19 test kits, isolation & quarantine guidelines

January 4, 2022

Dear Fort Plain Central School Families:

I hope you and your family enjoyed a safe, relaxing and well-deserved holiday break. Looking forward to 2022, we will undoubtedly face new challenges and uncertainties that will require us to remain flexible. At this time, we will continue full in-person learning and continue to follow our local health department’s guidance on school operations and update you of any changes.

Below are a few updates that we want to share:

  • New York State has provided at-home COVID-19 test kits as a resource to schools statewide. Fort Plain Central School would like to use these kits to provide one rapid test kit for each child in your family who is a Fort Plain student. Test kits must be picked up and signed out by an adult. Test kits will NOT be sent home with students. If you would like a COVID-19 home test kit, we have set up the following pick-up dates and times at the District Office:
    •  Thursday, Jan. 6, and Friday, Jan. 7: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • The Montgomery County Public Health Department will now accept the results from a home rapid COVID-19 test kit to confirm a positive result. If your child tests positive with a COVID-19 home kit, please go to to register this result with Montgomery County Public Health Department. You should also contact Keri Constable, (COVID Nurse Coordinator), at (518) 993-4000 ext. #3625 or
  • The Montgomery County Public Health Department has also adopted the new CDC isolation and quarantine guidelines. These guidelines have shortened timelines and criteria for those in quarantine or in isolation. You can review the up-to-date guidelines on the Montgomery County Public Health Department website.

As a school district, our top priority remains keeping our schools open for in person instruction while ensuing the health and safety of all our students and staff. In addition, if your child is experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms please do not send them to school; and contact the appropriate nurse’s office.

Thank you for continuing to help us protect all members of our school community.

Sincerely yours,
Jeffery Ziegler
Interim Superintendent of Schools