COVID-19 Update from Superintendent Rodriguez – February 25, 2021

on February 25, 2021

Message from Superintendent letterhead

February 25, 2021

Dear Monroe-Woodbury families and staff,

I hope you all enjoyed your winter break. We are so excited to see students and staff back in our schools this week. I am writing with the latest COVID-19 report as well as some additional social-emotional resources for students, staff and families.

COVID-19 Report

This week’s COVID-19 report includes cases confirmed from Monday, February 15 – Wednesday, February 24. The increased number of positive cases is due to the extended reporting period, including the winter recess.


  • 1 Smith Clove Elementary student
    • Cohort A
  • 2 Central Valley Elementary students
    • 1 Cohort B
    • 1 Cohort C
  • 1 North Main Elementary
    • 1 Cohort A
  • 2 Pine Tree Elementary students
    • 1 Cohort B
    • 1 Cohort C
  • 5 Monroe-Woodbury Middle School students
    • 1 Cohort A
    • 1 Cohort B
    • 2 Cohort C
    • 1 Cohort D
  • 4 Monroe-Woodbury High School students
    • 1 Cohort A
    • 1 Cohort B
    • 1 Cohort C
    • 1 Cohort D


  • 1 Sapphire Elementary teacher
  • 1 Monroe-Middle School teacher
  • 1 Monroe-Woodbury Middle School staff member
  • 1 Pine Tree Elementary staff member

Contact tracing has been completed for all confirmed cases.

NY Project Hope

NY Project Hope is a new Orange County mental health resource that provides COVID related support. Project Hope offers free bilingual counseling and resources to anyone (students or adults) who calls for help.

This free service can provide up to 5 sessions of counseling, which can be delivered individually or in a group, depending upon need. They can link people with community resources and ongoing counseling support. Project Hope also provides virtual presentations to community groups.

Please see the attached flyer for more information as well as some helpful resources for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Warm regards,

Elsie Rodriguez
Superintendent of Schools


Project Hope flyer

Resources for Coping with COVID-19