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NSCSD community invited to Emergency Preparedness session NSCSD community invited to Emergency Preparedness session:
Parent Advocacy Group sessions begin Oct. 23 Parent Advocacy Group sessions begin Oct. 23: On Tuesday, October 23, the North Syracuse Central School District will hold its first Parent Advocacy Group Session about the Special Education Process. Two sessions are planned: one from 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. at the Jerome F. Melvin Administrative Office Building (5355 West Taft Rd., N. Syracuse, NY) and one from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Cicero Elementary School (5979 Route 31, Cicero, NY) in the library. The engagement initiative is in conjunction with the Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC) for the purpose of providing parents of children with disabilities the opportunity to collaborate with each other and the school district to build trust, cultivate relationships and gain a shared understanding of the special education process and individual needs. The special ...
District Goals, Social-Emotional Learning to be discussed at Oct. 23 Public Information Session District Goals, Social-Emotional Learning to be discussed at Oct. 23 Public Information Session: The North Syracuse Central School District will hold a public information session on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jerome F. Melvin Administrative Office Building (5355 West Taft Road) in North Syracuse.   Superintendent of Schools Annette Speach will discuss the district’s recently adopted 2018-2020 Goals . Attendees will also hear from Lisa Goldberg, the district’s director of instructional support for diverse learning, about Social Emotional Learning a focus of Vision 2020 .   “According to the World Health Organization, mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution ...
Community Color FUN Run at GRMS Oct. 20 Community Color FUN Run at GRMS Oct. 20: The Gillette Road Middle School PTG invites the entire North Syracuse Central School District community to join them in a Color Fun Run on Sat., Oct. 20. The event will take place at Gillette Road Middle School (6150 South Bay Rd.) in Cicero. Event check in begins at 9 a.m. and the run takes off at 10 a.m. All North Syracuse families and community members are welcome to join the fun! This is a fun event for the whole community to promote healthy activity, family fun and community spirit. This fundraiser will allow the Gillette Road Middle School PTG to support dozens of creative and educational opportunities and events for our school's students, families, teachers and staff! Click here to download a registration form (must complete one for ...
Letter Regarding Internet outages Letter Regarding Internet outages: In recent weeks, districts throughout Central New York have experienced significant internet interruptions. Internet services for our district are purchased through the OCM BOCES Central New York Regional Information Center. On October 4, in response to these recent internet disruptions, we received a letter (click here) from OCM BOCES for distribution to our community.   Fortunately for students and staff in the North Syracuse Central School District, the impact of these internet outages has been minimized by the fact that we have a Verizon back up circuit. When outages do occur, North Syracuse students and staff maintain the ability to connect to the internet and utilize district email. While these services continue to be accessible, unfortunately, any services housed directly ...
Marching band gearing up for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Marching band gearing up for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: The Cicero-North Syracuse High School Marching Band is honored to be performing in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. This will mark the band's first-ever Macy's Parade performance. The Northstars will join the Parade to the call of Let’s Have a Parade, the iconic phrase that has signaled the start of every Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1924. Each year, the Macy’s Parade Band Committee looks for bands that have the stage presence, musical and marching abilities to captivate more than 3.5 million live spectators and more than 50 million viewers. The Cicero-North Syracuse High School Northstars Marching Band was selected from more than 100 applicants as one of 10 bands to march in the 92nd edition of the annual holiday ...
Expansion of School Resource Officer program Expansion of School Resource Officer program: The North Syracuse Central School District is pleased to announce the expansion of its School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. Beginning  Oct. 1, the district has contracted for two additional Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department deputies as school resource officers at secondary buildings. The SRO program is just one part of the district’s proactive approach to maintaining a school environment that is welcoming to the community and supportive of students and staff. The SRO program is particularly well suited for secondary level schools as it fosters relationships with the students and opens lines of the communication, allowing for proactive resolution of potentially dangerous situations. As of Oct. 1, there are two SROs at Cicero-North Syracuse High School (up from ...
Students Get Hands-On Lesson in Home Ownership Students Get Hands-On Lesson in Home Ownership: A group of students from money and banking classes at both C-NS and East Syracuse Minoa high schools, in partnership with CORE Federal Credit Union, recently took part in Home HeadQuarters’ annual Block Blitz community revitalization day. Nearly 80 students, along with staff support from both high schools and CORE FCU, spent the day painting, landscaping, and doing other home improvements to help spruce up the Elmwood Park neighborhood on the South side of the City of Syracuse.    As a follow up to the volunteer work the students did during the Block Blitz, Home Headquarters Homeownership Counselor Jenna McClave will visit the Money and Banking Classes at each school to bring the lesson on home ownership full circle. Jenna will give the students pertinent information on ...
District launching Parent Advocacy Group District launching Parent Advocacy Group: The North Syracuse Central School District is proud to be launching a new family engagement initiative, in conjunction with the Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC) , this fall. The district will begin a Parent Advocacy Group (PAG) for the purpose of providing parents of children with disabilities the opportunity to collaborate with each other and the school district to build trust, cultivate relationships and gain a shared understanding of the special education process and individual needs. The group will offer morning and evening sessions around a variety of topics related to the special education process. Input will be solicited during a round-table discussion scheduled for January 22, 2019. North Syracuse Central School District ...
GRMS students/staff participate in GRMS students/staff participate in "Start with Hello" Week: Students and staff at Gillette Road Middle School (GRMS) are celebrating Start with Hello Week (Sept. 24-28) by participating in in a series of activities and exercises designed to promote a culture of inclusion and acceptance at their school. Start With Hello Week is organized by Sandy Hook Promise, a national nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. The premise behind the week is to teach students the skills they need to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness, and encourage them to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation. Gillette Road Middle School Principal Chris Leahey is excited about bringing Start With Hello Week to the school. “We’re really geared ...
C-NS Student is Semi-Finalist in National Program C-NS Student is Semi-Finalist in National Program: Congratulations to Cicero-North Syracuse High School senior Joshua Budihardjo for being recognized as a semi-finalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title. NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 410 business organizations ...
School Open Houses Taking Place School Open Houses Taking Place: Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Our first full week of school is also filled with many open houses for buildings and grade levels. Open houses begin on Sept. 12 and individual building events are listed on the calendar sent home in August and on our online calendar . Be sure to attend your child(ren)'s open house to learn about their school and meet the teachers! Have a great school year!  
Staff receive Active Shooter training Staff receive Active Shooter training: On Sept. 4, North Syracuse Central School District staff took part in Active Shooter Training with Armoured One, a local school security planning, training and product company. The training, which took place at both Roxboro Road Middle School and the North Syracuse Junior High School, allowed staff to learn about and participate in emergency situation training.   Additional staff will be trained later this fall allowing all staff the opportunity participate in the taining.   Armoured One follows standard response protocol and New York State protocol to standardize language commonly associated with school-based emergencies. The five emergency responses designated by New York State are: Shelter-In Place: shelter students and staff inside the building; Hold-In Place: ...
2018-2019 District calendar online 2018-2019 District calendar online: The 2018-2019 North Syracuse Central School District calendar is currently being mailed to the homes of students enrolled in the district. The calendar is also available online by clicking here. Athletic events are not published in the printed calendar but can be found online by clicking here .
School Physicals School Physicals: The New York State Department of Education requires a health certificate or health appraisal of each public school student when they: enter the school district for the first time; are in Grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11; participate in interscholastic sports; need working papers; and are referred to the Committee on Special Education. All students participating in interscholastic sports programs, regardless of their grade level, must have a physical exam before participating in any sport. This physical includes health history signed by a parent and blood pressure reading. These physicals need to be turned into the school nurse prior to the start of tryouts. If you child intends to tryout for a sport, it is important that they check with their school’s nurse before tryouts to ...
2018-2019 School Year Begins Sept. 5 2018-2019 School Year Begins Sept. 5:   The first day of school for students in the North Syracuse Central School District is Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Students in kindergarten through 10th grades will have full-day sessions and students in 11th and 12th grades will have a half-day. School start and dismissal times are as follows: Cicero-North Syracuse High School (10th - 12th grades) 7:35 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. North Syracuse Junior High School (8th/9th grades) 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Middle Schools (5th - 7th grades) 8:10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Elementary Schools (Kindergarten - 4th grades) 9:15 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Early Education Program (EEP) at Main Street School:    EEP Full Day Session 8:40 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.    EEP Half Day Sessions 8:40 ...
Governor Cuomo signs bill forgiving Final Cost Reports Penalty Governor Cuomo signs bill forgiving Final Cost Reports Penalty: Dear NSCSD Community: On Friday, August 17, the North Syracuse Central School District was notified that New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo had signed a bill forgiving the district of an approximately $20 million penalty for the late filing of paperwork related to certain capital projects dating back over 20 years.   As we now begin the 2018-2019 school year with this enormous burden taken from our shoulders, we breathe a collective sigh of relief and want to take a moment to thank everyone that made this possible. The support we received during this tumultuous journey has been overwhelming and inspirational. We have seen a true setting aside of political differences and opinions as our lawmakers, agencies, unions, citizens, teachers and students all came together to do ...
Register your new student now! Register your new student now!: STUDENT REGISTRATION The 2018-2019 school year begins on September 5 and registration has begun! Whether your family is brand new to the North Syracuse Central School District or you have older children enrolled here, it is important to register any new students for the upcoming school year! Register early and beat the August rush! If your child has been attending school in NSCSD, there is NO ACTION REQUIRED.  This pertains only to those students who have moved into the district or have reached the age requirement for kindergarten. SAVE TIME BY DOWNLOADING ONLINE All forms that you need to register your new student for any grade level in the North Syracuse Central School District can be found online at www.nscsd.org/registerme . Just click on the “registration ...
C-NS Softball team supports C-NS Softball team supports "striking-out" cancer: On Monday, July 9, Jacqueline Baldwin-Calveric, Associate Director and fundraising manager for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of Central New York, came to Gillette Road Middle School to accept a check for more than $1,500 from the Cicero-North Syracuse High School Girls' Softball team. The team, led by  Alexandra Cifaratta, began raising money to support the Baldwin Fund through activities such as bracelet and t-shirt sales and a softball tournament. Click here to view the team's YouTube video about the cause.
Summer School Bus Routes Summer School Bus Routes: The North Syracuse Central School District is taking part in the OCM BOCES Regional Summer School program for 2018. The program will take place at Ray Middle School (7650 Vanburen Road) in Baldwinsville. Busing for students in the North Syracuse Central School District is provided at group stops. Click here to view summer school bus information . Click here for additional information about the OCM BOCES Regional Summer School program for North Syracuse Central School District students.  



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