• Weekend Protocols

     If your student tests positive for COVID-19 over a weekend or outside of school hours, please notify the school district as soon as possible. In this event, the school will reach out to a public health contact to confirm the positive results to begin contact tracing. If you know your child was in direct contact with an individual who tested positive and your child is unvaccinated, or if your child has tested positive regardless of vaccination status, please keep them home from school and contact the district by emailing egeer@ekcsk12.org or ewoods@ekcsk12.org at your earliest convenience.

  •  Dear Edwards-Knox Central School Community,  

    The start of the school year is upon us! As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, St. Lawrence County and its schools are committed to a safe return to in-person learning for students, teachers, and staff.

    This can only be achieved if the County, public and private school systems, parents, and students work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools and keep one another safe. This is especially important given the rise of the highly contagious Delta variant.

    As part of this effort, Edwards-Knox Central School is pleased to announce that we, along with schools across St. Lawrence County, will be partnering with St. Lawrence County Department of Health’s testing partner Quadrant Biosciences, to offer the County’s FREE COVID-19 screening testing program.

    The program relies on two testing strategies:

    • Voluntary weekly testing of students, vaccinated teachers, and vaccinated staff
    • Mandatory weekly testing of all unvaccinated teachers and staff

    This method will allow early detection of COVID-19 in pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals. Early detection means we can better stop the virus from spreading in schools. Preventing school outbreaks is key to ensuring our schools stay open to provide the education and support our children need.

    While unvaccinated staff participation is mandatory, all students, vaccinated teachers, and vaccinated staff are highly encouraged to participate in this free, school-based COVID-19 screening testing program. The program will use non-invasive, self-collected saliva samples that are appropriate and painless for all ages. Samples will be processed using accurate and reliable PCR analysis—the gold standard of COVID-19 testing— to identify positive cases.

    Please read and complete this consent form for each student in your household (or for yourself, if teacher/staff). In order to participate in testing during the first weeks of school, we encourage you to consent as soon as possible. Otherwise, you can consent at any point for enrollment in the weekly screening testing program. Once you consent, we will be in touch with more details regarding the testing program.

    Best Regards,

    Erin E. Woods

    Superintendent of Schools