‘Quarantine if you travel for spring break without masks’: Roslyn school officials

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The Roslyn high school and middle school administrations have asked families traveling during the spring break to quarantine afterward. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

Administrators at Roslyn Middle School and Roslyn High School are asking students who are traveling during the district’s spring break and choose not to wear masks or wash hands to quarantine before returning to school in-person.

The announcement came in an email to the school community from the schools’ leaders, including Roslyn High School principal Scott Andrews, assistant principals Carol Murphy and Dave Lazarus, and dean of students Jennifer Yi, and Roslyn Middle School principal Craig Johanson and assistant principals Jennifer Sheehan and Christopher Roth on Friday morning, and comes just ahead of the schools welcoming back students in-person and full-time.

In their email the officials said that students and staff have so far been “incredible” in following guidelines in the high school and middle school, including mask wearing, social distancing, hand washing and keeping rooms ventilated.

“Student and staff diligence has enabled Roslyn High School and Middle School to remain open when many other schools have had a myriad of closures due to the spread of COVID-19 within their school walls,” the email reads. “Nevertheless, should the district see an increase in positive cases following the break, our plans to fully return all of our high school and middle school students will be reexamined. Any uptick could negatively impact our plans moving forward.”

They add that as per recently updated New York state guidelines, quarantine after domestic travel is still recommended as a further precaution.

“Mandatory quarantine remains in effect for international travelers,” the email reads. “Therefore, if you choose to travel during the break, we ask that you monitor symptoms/quarantine as necessary upon return to prevent any cases from entering our buildings.”

The Roslyn schools have seen comparatively fewer COVID cases than most on the North Shore, with a total of 40 student and staff cases at Roslyn High and a total of 33 at Roslyn Middle since September.

Spring break for the district has been slated to last from Mar. 29 to Apr. 5.

“Please continue to do your part to keep our entire community safe and our schools open,” the email said.

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