COVID testing, vaccines, special education, and a security matter

October 22, 2021

Dear KLSD Community,

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, we completed our first round of COVID surveillance testing of students and staff. I’m happy to report that all 144 tests came back negative. Testing will resume next week. I encourage more families to provide their consent for this testing, as it is another layer in our efforts to keep our community safe and our schools open. Information about the testing and about how to consent and register, can be found here.

On behalf of the Town of Lewisboro and Westchester County, I’m sharing information linked here about a COVID Vaccine Clinic (for those 12 years old and over) at the Lewisboro Town Court on Friday October 29. Registration information is available on the link and walk-ins are also welcome.

I was hoping to share that we made it through this entire week without a single COVID case connected to our schools. Just today, however, we learned of an individual connected to Increase Miller Elementary School who has tested positive. Contact tracing was necessary and has been completed. Of course, we wish the individual a fast and full recovery.

Linked here is an invitation from the New York State Education Department requesting stakeholder input on the State’s Performance Plan related to special education. As you’ll read in the letter, every State is required to have such a plan and gathering stakeholder input is a requirement from the US Department of Education. You can provide your input and can register to do so through the linked letter.

And finally, on Thursday, we received an anonymous call at one of our elementary schools, in which the caller referred to a potential threat at a secondary school. The school district immediately contacted both of our local police departments, both of whom determined that the threat was not credible. Out of an abundance of caution, our school security greeters were notified and Lewisboro police were present on our middle/high school campus yesterday afternoon and evening. I want to thank both of our local police departments for their support.

I hope everyone can enjoy what is predicted to be a beautiful, fall weekend. Relax, rest, and be well.


Andrew Selesnick, Superintendent of Schools