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COVID - 19 - Information

Dear Parents and Community Members:

The purpose of this landing page is to share with staff, students, and parents the strategies the Onondaga Central School District is using to open schools and provide a safe, consistent learning environment in a COVID-19 world. We are dedicated to ensuring our children are getting the best education we can deliver in the current conditions, keeping health and safety considerations at the forefront. OCS will work with OCS staff, the Board of Education, and state and county health authorities to identify a strategy that is consistent with New York State Education Department (SED), New York State Department of Health (DOH), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. To the best of our ability, we will adopt a strategy that provides a consistent approach for learning taking into account the learner’s development stages.

Our first COVID-19 Surveillance Test was September 13, 2022.  It’s not too late for staff or parents and guardians to sign up to participate. As a reminder from last year, the Clarifi COVID-19 test involves a very simple and painless oral saliva swab that most students can do themselves.  

How it Works: 

  • Testing will take place weekly at each of the buildings on Tuesdays, between 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the nurse's office in each building.

  • To register for testing, you must create student profiles at: (Note: You can register multiple student profiles under each account). Once you register your child/children, you do not need to register them again. If you were registered last year, you should have received an email from the Onondaga County Health Department. Simply follow the instructions in the email.

  • Once all samples have been collected for the day, we will send them off to Quadrant’s lab to be analyzed. Results will be returned within 24-48 hours and will be available for you to view by logging back into your account

  • Please contact your child/children's school nurse if you have questions:

  • Rockwell ES: Patty Cormier 

  • Wheeler ES: Lindsey Yonko 

  • Jr. & Sr. High School: Deb Rohe

Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us by email or phone call. 

School Nurses and
Rob Price,
Superintendent of Schools
Protecting the Public Health , PreK- 12 Schools
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Rob Price, Superintendent of Schools
4466 South Onondaga Road | Nedrow, NY 13120
Phone 315.552.5000