Urgent Communication

On Friday, February 19, the district was informed that an individual with COVID-19 was at Port Chester High School while infectious beginning on February 5th and through February 12th. By law, we must maintain this person’s confidentiality, which prevents us from further identifying the individual and his/her reason for being in the school.
Important - Please know that the students, the parents of those students, and the staff identified as contacts by the Westchester County Department of Health have already been notified by Port Chester High School.  

Port Chester High School is working collaboratively with the Westchester County Department of Health. The Department of Health has ordered that all exposed individuals quarantine; the isolation period for return for school purposes is for 14 days from an individual's last contact with the infected person.
Port Chester High School will take the following actions in accordance with Department of Health recommendations:
-The impacted courses will switch to Remote Learning starting February 22, 2021 through the duration of the quarantine period.
-The school building and the impacted classroom will be disinfected following DOH and CDC guidelines.
-The school will begin contact tracing that will be communicated to the Westchester Department of Health.

The Westchester County Department of Health has a contact tracing system in place for Westchester County when there is a confirmed case of COVID-19. The intent is to identify those who have been in close contact with a positive person. The definition of close contact will be defined by the Department of Health. If your child is identified as a close contact of the person who tested positive, you will receive a call from a contact tracer. For such calls, your caller ID may read NYS Contact Tracing or display a phone number with a (518) area code. Please answer these calls promptly and provide the Contact Tracers with the information they need to protect us all.  Furthermore, the district will also call families notifying them if their children have been identified as having contact with an individual who is positive. If you do not receive a phone call in the next 48 hours, your child is NOT believed to have any risk of exposure.

As a reminder, if you believe at any point you and/or your child may have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you and/or your child should self-quarantine and be tested. If you suspect your child is becoming ill, that child should stay home. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore throat, and runny nose. Additional symptoms include muscle pain, fatigue, and sometimes vomiting or diarrhea. You should consult with a healthcare provider for more medical advice.
Visit the NY State Find a Test Site Near You  page and enter your address to view a list of the nearest testing sites. If you go to a testing site run by New York State, the test is free. For more information on COVID-19, please call (866) 588-0195 or visit the Westchester Department of Health homepage.
Please be assured that we will be transparent about any COVID-19 cases in our district, and we will keep you informed if more information needs to be communicated. Please contact your child’s school administrators if you have any additional questions or concerns.
Sincerely,
Edward A. Kliszus, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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El viernes 19 de febrero, se informó al distrito que una persona con COVID-19 estuvo en la escuela secundaria de  Port Chester (PCHS) mientras estaba contagiosa, desde el 5 de febrero hasta el 12 de febrero. Por ley, debemos mantener la identidad de la persona confidencialmente, lo que nos impide identificar con más detalle el motivo del porque la persona estuvo en la escuela.
Importante - Por favor sepa que los estudiantes, los padres de esos estudiantes y el personal identificado como contactos directos por el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Westchester ya han sido notificados por parte de la escuela secundaria de Port Chester.
La escuela secundaria de Port Chester está trabajando en colaboración con el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Westchester. El Departamento de Salud ha ordenado que todas las personas expuestas se pongan en cuarentena; el período de aislamiento para regresar con fines escolares es de 14 días a partir del último contacto de una persona con la persona infectada.
La escuela secundaria de Port Chester tomará las siguientes acciones de acuerdo con las recomendaciones del Departamento de Salud:
-Los cursos afectados cambiarán al aprendizaje remoto a partir del 22 de febrero de 2021 hasta la duración del período de cuarentena.
-El edificio escolar y el salón de clases afectado se desinfectarán siguiendo las pautas del DOH y los CDC.
-La escuela comenzará a rastrear contactos que se comunicarán al Departamento de Salud de Westchester.
El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Westchester tiene un sistema de rastreo de contactos para el condado de Westchester cuando hay un caso confirmado de COVID-19. La intención es identificar a aquellos que han estado en contacto cercano con una persona positiva. La definición de contacto cercano será definida por el Departamento de Salud. Si su hijo(a) es identificado como un contacto cercano de la persona que se identificó con COVID-19, usted recibirá una llamada de un rastreador de contactos. Esas llamadas, su identificador de llamadas puede indicar que está llamando el rastreo de contactos del estado de Nueva York (NYS Contact Tracing)  o mostrar un número de teléfono con un código de área (518). Responda estas llamadas de inmediato y proporcione a los rastreadores de contacto la información que necesitan para protegernos a todos. Además, el distrito también llamará a las familias para notificarles si se ha identificado que sus hijos tienen contacto con una persona positiva. Si no recibe una llamada telefónica en las próximas 48 horas, NO se cree que su hijo(a) ha tenido algún riesgo de exposición.

Como recordatorio, si cree que en algún momento usted y/o su hijo(a) pueden haber estado en contacto cercano con alguien que tiene COVID-19, usted y/o su hijo(a) deben ponerse en cuarentena y hacerse un examen de COVID-19. Si sospecha que su hijo(a) se está enfermando, debe quedarse en casa. Los síntomas de COVID-19 incluyen fiebre, tos, dolor de garganta y secreción nasal. Los síntomas adicionales incluyen dolor muscular, fatiga y, a veces, vómitos o diarrea. Debe consultar con un proveedor de atención médica para obtener más consejos médicos.
Visite la página encuentre un sitio de exámenes cerca de usted del estado de NY e ingrese su domicilio para ver una lista de los sitios de exámenes más cercanos. Si va a un sitio de exámenes administrado por el estado de Nueva York, el examen es gratuito. Para obtener más información sobre COVID-19, llame al (866) 588-0195 o visite la página de inicio del Departamento de Salud de Westchester.
Tenga la certeza de que continuaremos siendo transparentes sobre cualquier caso de COVID-19 en nuestro distrito y lo mantendremos informado si es necesario comunicar más información. Comuníquese con los administradores de la escuela de su hijo(a) si tiene preguntas o inquietudes adicionales.
Sinceramente,
Edward A. Kliszus, Ph.D.
Superintendente de escuelas

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Welcome!

Port Chester High School is an  institution that students and staff are proud to call home.  A culturally diverse student body is one of our greatest strengths, and together, we look to build on the school's legacy and rich traditions.

A dynamic administrative team leads a school community that is focused on teaching and learning.  Students are supported by professionals who value the importance of academic achievement and are dedicated to ensuring that students receive the highest quality education possible.  Everyone here feels part of a team whose mission is to help students do their best by creating a positive atmosphere that permits students to learn and teachers to teach.

Over a third of our students successfully complete at least one Honors, Advanced Placement or college level course at PCHS.  We are one of the few Westchester high school authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.  College-level courses are offered in cooperation with the Westchester Community College Advanced College Experience Program and SUNY Oneonta.

Outside of the classroom, we offer opportunities for students to develop and grow through participation in numerous athletic, musical and other venues.  In the pulsing beat of the award-winning marching band one hears the drumming of the heart of this school. As our athletes race across field and court, one feels the adrenaline rush of Ram Pride.  And in art, choir, theater, journalism and a multitude of extracurricular opportunities, students rise to challenge their potential and broaden themselves.

About one-third of our students participate in at least one sport.  Our student athletes have won league championships in football, soccer, wrestling, basketball, baseball and track.  In addition, we possess a nationally recognized cheer leading program.  Award-winning theater, band and choral programs continue to be a tremendous source of pride.  Literacy publications showcase our students' journalistic talents, and the number of other clubs and numerous honor societies demonstrates the well-roundedness of our student body.

In "Hamlet", Shakespeare wrote, "We know what we are, but know not what we may be."  It is this discovering and uncovering of all of our potentials that is at the heart of education and the essence of Port Chester High School.

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