Superintendent Update - November 19, 2021

Posted by Victoria Jackson on 11/19/2021

Superintendent Update - Friday, November 19, 2021

 I have some informational items in my update today.  We are excited to be sharing our first digital newsletter, The Bulldog Bulletin, next week with you.  Please look for my email with a link to it on Monday or Tuesday.

Early School Release for Parent/Teacher Conferences 

November 22 and November 23, 2021 

Reminder - There are half-days scheduled for Monday, November 22 and November 23, 2021 for Parent/Teacher Conferences.   Schools will release at the following times:

Beacon High School - Releasing students at 10:30 a.m. 

Rombout Middle School - Releasing students at 11:00 a.m.

Sargent Elementary - Releasing students at 11:30 p.m.

Glenham Elementary - Releasing students at 11:30 p.m.

J.V. Forrestal Elementary - Releasing students at 11:30 p.m.

South Avenue Elementary - Releasing students at 11:30 p.m.

Announcement from the the Dutchess County Health Department

You may be able to shorten your quarantine

Based on CDC guidance, NYS DOH authorization, and local health department review, residents have the option to “test out of quarantine.” Quarantine can end after day 7 with a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later) and no reported symptoms. Alternatively, quarantine can end after day 10 without testing.  

Steps to Test out of Quarantine

  • Get a COVID-19 test on day 5 or later of quarantine. Rapid & PCR tests accepted.
  • Upon receiving a negative test result, immediately send result to
  • Wait for a release from quarantine letter from the  Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health. Letter turn around is usually 24 hours from submission. Note, it may take up to 36 hours during non business hours (weekends). 
  • Quarantine ends after day 7 or later with a release from quarantine letter. However, if you do not have the release letter you must continue to quarantine through day 10.
  • Continue monitoring for symptoms through day 14
  • For assistance call the COVID-19 information line at  845-486-3555.            

Vaccination Clinic Tomorrow

Stop & Shop Pharmacy located at 2540 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY will be holding a Vaccination Clinic for children ages 5-11 on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

Here is some more information on that which was forwarded to us directly from the pharmacy:

If you are having a problem opening the link below, please open the QR Code located HERE on your mobile device and register your 5-11 year old child there.   

Appointments are required to ensure adequate supply. 

Use this link to sign up for any open appointments: 

*Any child should be accompanied by a least 1 parent or guardian*

If there are any questions, if you would like more information or be placed on a waiting list, please contact the pharmacy at (845) 483-9003

Have a good weekend!

 Matt Landahl