Safety Protocols and Measures Underway
MTC received a memo from the Suffolk County Police Department regarding a social media trend circulating nationwide referencing the date Dec. 17. This is not specific to our agency, building, or campus, but was a potential nonspecific threat against schools nationwide. Please know that we will immediately notify families of anything deemed credible or threats that SCPD has not been able to issue an unconditional "non-credible" statement on. Additionally, we are continuing to follow all safety protocols and measures to ensure our students remain secure while here at MTC. As always, we take incidents of this nature very seriously. Please take time to speak with your child about these threats and the importance of sharing them immediately with a trusted adult, but not to spread rumors.
As you are aware COVID 19 is still an active virus. Positive cases are being reported on a consistent basis. We share this information with you as part of our ongoing efforts to keep the community informed of issues of concern. We continue to work with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services and notify them when appropriate. We investigate every positive case reported to us and out of an abundance of caution, some students and staff may be asked to quarantine. If a student or staff member has been deemed a direct contact, you will be notified by the building and/or Department of Health Services. Anyone NOT contacted can assume their child does not need to quarantine.
If your child is vaccinated:
In the event your child is identified as a "direct/close contact", and is vaccinated and asymptomatic, your child will not be required to quarantine (vaccination status is confirmed by our school nurse through the NYS Immunization Information System).
If your child is required to quarantine as a result of being a "direct/close contact":
Our school nurse must be provided with:
- The Suffolk County Department of Health letter of quarantine/isolation COVID 19 Related Letters (suffolkcountyny.gov)
- The Suffolk County Department of Health "release from quarantine/isolation" letter COVID 19 Related Letters (suffolkcountyny.gov)
If your child tests positive for COVID 19:
- Report outcome to our school nurse, Mrs. Farrell, at 631-244-5830
As a reminder, the symptoms of COVID 19 are similar to the regular seasonal influenza and include fever, coughing and shortness of breath. Some have reported additional symptoms, such as a runny nose, sore throat, nausea, lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea. If your child is exhibiting any symptoms such as those listed above, please refrain from attending our center while symptoms are active. You are encouraged to contact your medical provider if you feel it is necessary.
Thank you for your support to ensure the health and safety of our school community. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.