Coping with COVID-19

  • COVID-19 Guidelines for the 2022-23 School Year (09.01.22)

    We continue to follow the latest guidelines related to Covid-19. These guidelines come from the CDC, the NYS Department of Health, Saratoga County Public Health Services, and our school district physician. The full information can be accessed on the New York State website.  We have also included a link to the latest Frequently Asked Questions below.

    Please find below several bulleted points of importance in aiding our return to school: 

    • In-person instruction will be provided for all students.
    • Isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 is still in place.
    • Isolation is typically for five (5) full days, returning on day 6 if symptoms have subsided and students are fever free for 24 hours.  Isolation times can vary.
    • The NYS Department of Health recommends that individuals should wear a mask during days 6-10 after testing positive for Covid-19.
    • Quarantines are no longer required for close contacts.  Please continue to monitor your child for Covid-19 symptoms, if they come in contact with a positive individual.  Keep children home when sick.
    • Please continue to report any positive Covid-19 cases to the mailbox and to your child’s school nurse.
    • Masks are not required on school buses.
    • Masks and face coverings are optional, and we continue to respect the decisions by students and staff on whether they choose to wear masks or not.

    We appreciate your cooperation in these health matters. Please contact your child’s school nurse with any questions you may have or the mailbox.  We look forward to the new school year.

    More info is HERE.


    Current COVID-19 Protocols: (as of 08.04.22)

    Currently, students and staff in summer school programs and/or in the school buildings are asked to report any positive cases of COVID-19 to Individuals with a positive case should isolate at  home for 5 days. They may return to school if symptoms have subsided, are fever free and should wear a mask on days 6-10. 

    COVID-19 test kits remain available in the school offices throughout the district for families and staff. The previous kits that had earlier “expiration dates” have been approved for continual use through September by the FDA.

    Protocols for the return to the classrooms on September 6th are starting to be available from the state and county health departments. Information will be posted and shared with families and staff as soon as possible. The State Department of Health Releases New Guidance for K-12 Schools was released on August 22, 2022 and provides the latest guidance. 


    NYSED/NYSDOH Back to School SY 22-23 COVID-19 Guidance (08.23.22)



    Updated information for COVID-19 evaluation/treatment - (07.21.22)    All New Yorkers outside of New York City, regardless of income or health insurance coverage who test COVID-19 positive, are eligible to be evaluated for treatment by calling 888-TREAT-NY (888-873-2869) or completing an evaluation at the NYS COVID-19 ExpressCare Therapeutics Access website, which includes a telemedicine visit.


    Please see the Ballston Spa CSD Mental Health Resources webpage for additional information - click HERE - or contact a school counselor.