Sullivan County COVID-19 Task Force Conducts Pfizer Vaccine Survey (Click here to access the survey)
The Sullivan County COVID-19 Task Force, in collaboration with Garnet Health – Catskill, is considering providing a dedicated vaccine clinic for Sullivan County school-aged students age 16+ as well as their parents, guardians, or grandparents. The Pfizer Vaccine is the only vaccine approved for ages 16 & 17. Supply is difficult to obtain, so we need to know how many people are interested in getting vaccinated before a clinic can be created. If you or your child is interested in getting vaccinated, please complete this survey by Friday, April 16, 2021.
Take a look at a few of the activities and initiatives occurring at Sullivan BOCES.
Please scan the QR code above to complete the student COVID-19 building entrance screening questionnaire. This screening protocol is part of the re-opening process for Sullivan BOCES. Please complete this questionnaire each day before your child gets on the bus to come to school. Thank you for your cooperation.
Sullivan BOCES Employee COVID-19 Building Entrance Screening (Unable to Scan the QR Code, please click here)
Please scan the QR code above to complete the building entrance screening questionnaire. This screening protocol is part of the re-opening process for school districts. Please complete this questionnaire before the start of work EACH day you are on-site. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development initiative of the Gerry Foundation. Each year, in partnership with the Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development, Sullivan Renaissance hires several part-time seasonal interns to work alongside community volunteers on grant-funded projects. This paid internship is an excellent opportunity for youth between the ages of 16 - 20 years old to be part of the movement to change and shape the future of communities throughout Sullivan County. Sullivan Renaissance has two scholarship programs that are available for volunteers who make a significant contribution to a Sullivan Renaissance project. In partnership with the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties, a limited number of scholarships to the college of one’s choice are available for Sullivan County residents. The SUNY Sullivan College Foundation awards a limited number of scholarships to youth or adult volunteers who contribute their time to a Renaissance project.
Sullivan 180 has produced a Community Resource Guide for you to use and share. This guide is their response to the number one barrier to achieving better health identified by Sullivan County residents: knowledge of existing resources. It can be complex and overwhelming to identify and locate services that will help in your hour of need, particularly if you are new to the area, or in crisis. After several years of information gathering, Sullivan 180 worked with community partners and the Sullivan County Democrat to print the resource guide in an effort to get it into the hands of as many community residents as possible.
As you are aware, COVID-19 related cases are increasing throughout our region. As a precautionary measure, if the building that your child is assigned to at their home school closes or the entire district closes for COVID-19 related reasons, please do not send your child to Sullivan BOCES. Your child should be kept home and will remain on remote instruction for the duration of the building/district’s closure. We ask that you continually check your child’s home school district’s website for updates on their closure status. Once your child’s home school district removes its closure status, Sullivan BOCES will resume hybrid instruction for your child. If you have any questions, please contact your child's principal.
Special Announcements / Action Items
On April 6th
Sullivan BOCES will transition to
a 4-day in-person schedule for students in all programs
In-person instruction will be Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Students will work remotely on Wednesdays.
Masks and Social Distancing
Students and staff are required to wear masks and follow social distancing protocols at all times. Students will be provided with mask breaks in areas where they can remove their face coverings while maintaining social distancing. Masks can also be removed during mealtime while maintaining social distancing.
Student COVID Protocol
Please remember that you are required to complete the COVID-19 Student Building Entrance Screening Questionnaire and take your child’s temperature before sending them to school each day. The link to the student entrance questionnaire
If your child shows any symptoms of COVID-19, which include a temperature greater than or equal to 100.0° F (37.8° C), feels feverish or has chills, cough, loss of taste or smell, fatigue/feeling of tiredness, sore throat, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, nasal congestion/runny nose, headaches, muscle pain or body aches - please keep them home and consult your physician.
All students will have their temperatures taken using a handheld contactless digital thermometer as they arrive each day. Any student with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be stood off to the side and rescanned after the remainder of the bus disembarks. If they still register a temperature of 100 degrees or higher on the second scan, they will return to their home district via the bus. The students’ parents and home district will be called immediately.
Distance Learning Support
- Parent Pointers for managing online learning at home
- Remote Tech Support for families (NOTE: Contact your local school district for tech support, not the number listed on the webpage)
- Digital Resources for Overwhelmed Parents
- 22 Remote Learning Tips For Parents Helping At Home -
- Parent Tips and Tricks for Distance Learning | Common Sense Education
Resources for Schools
- Pure Brain Breaks - free resource providing schools with short videos and exercises to alleviate stress and to calm overstimulated minds.
- School of Belonging - free 5-week distance learning SEL curriculum for schools
- The Science of Keeping Kids Engaged—Even From Home
- 4 Tips for Supporting Parents During Remote Learning
- How Schools Can Support Parents During Remote Learning
- Engaging Families in Distance Learning: Supporting from Afar
- NYSED Social Emotional Learning Resources and Guidance Materials
- NYSED Mental Health Education Resources and Guidance Materials
- NYSED Digital Learning Resouces
- Sullivan County Public Health - Order Mandating Masks in all Public & Private Schools 12-23-20
- NYSED Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on School Reopening Regarding Teaching and Learning
- NYSED 20-21 State Assessments
- NYSED Responding to the Challenges of Learning in Masked Environments
- NYSDOH COVID-19 Pre-K to Gr 12 COVID-19 Toolkit
- NYSDOH: Halloween Guidance
COVID-19 Testing Protocols
Reopening FAQ for Parents
- Reopening Forum: Presentation
- Reopening Forums: Videos
- Sullivan County Public Health School Community Forum 11-4-20
Resources & Helpful Links
- Immunization Clinics
- How to Recognize Covid-19 Symptoms in Children
- Helpful Tips to Encourage Children to Wear Masks
- Intro to Mental Health & Wellness for Parents
- Mental Health & Wellness for Educators
- Infrared Thermometers Used for COVID-19 Testing Do Not Pose Risk for Pineal Gland
- CDC: How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask
- Public Health Degrees: Learning About the Coronavirus-Resources for Children and Families
- Spring Break amid COVID: Celebrating Safely
- Understanding the importance of students attending class
- Distance Learning Tips for Parents & Caregivers
- What you Need to Know About Handwashing
- Wash Your Hands (Young Kids)
- Happy Handwashing Song
- Stay Safe: Handwashing PSA
- How to Wear a Fabric Mask Safely
- Wearing a Mask (For Kids)
- Wearing a Mask - A Social Narrative for Children by Autism Little Learners
- Wear a Mask to Protect You and Your Friends (For Young Adults)
- Masks Work, Really We'll Show You How
*** Sullivan BOCES is in the process of translating the reference documents into Spanish. The documents will be uploaded as soon as they are complete.
Thank you for your patience. ***
New York State Department of Health Dashboard (COVID-19 Report Card)
This dashboard is intended to provide the public with self-reported COVID-19 data tied to the school districts throughout New York State. Please be aware that since this information is self-reported, the accuracy of the information provided is not confirmed and may reflect different information than the Sullivan County Public Health Services COVID-19 Dashboard, which reflects current, actual testing for Sullivan County. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only and should not be used as guidance for any decision-making.
COVID-19 Health Resources
- Sullivan County Public Health Services: (845) 292-5910
- Sullivan County Emergency Community Assistance Hotline: (for COVID-19 issues only) (845) 807-0925
- NYS Coronavirus Information Hotline: (888) 364-3065
- NYS Department of Health - Coronavirus updates and travel advisories
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - the latest tips and guidance, links to ASL videos.
- Mobile Mental Health Team: 24 Hour outreach services for adults 18 and over with mental health needs (845) 790-0911, (800) 710-7083, or 911
- Children's Crisis Outreach: (845) 701-3777
- Text to Talk Helpline: Text “HOME” to 741741
- Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1 (800) 273–TALK (8255)
- United Way of Sullivan County: (845) 794-1771
- Social and Emotional Learning Activities for Families and Educators
- School of Belonging at Home - The Teaching Empathy Institute
- A Pause for Your Wellness - a collection of coping strategies and resources for teens and adults
- 10 Ways Parents Can Bring Social-Emotional Learning Home
- 5 Ways Families Can Prepare as Coronavirus Cases Surge
- Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19
- How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus
- How to Talk to Teens About the New Coronavirus
- Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During Coronavirus
The following plain language COVID-19 Vaccination materials are available in multiple languages: