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Mask Requirement Continues at Athletic Events Mask Requirement Continues at Athletic Events: The following message from the North Syracuse Central School District Athletic Department is being shared with NSCSD Families and Staff: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued updated guidance on April 27, specific to mask wearing recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals. While the guidance allows for some lessened requirements, the CDC still recommends that fully vaccinated people wear a mask when attending sporting events or in crowded spaces. The North Syracuse Central School District continues to require spectators at NSCSD events to wear masks. Spectators refusing to wear masks will not be given access to athletic events. Our goal as an athletic department has not changed. We must remain diligent in our efforts to lower the county-wide transmission rate. ...
In case you missed it, View the C-NS High School original musical, ‘This Will Be Our Year’ on YouTube In case you missed it, View the C-NS High School original musical, ‘This Will Be Our Year’ on YouTube:   In case you missed it or wanted to watch it again, the C-NS High School original musical, ‘This Will Be Our Year’ can still be viewed for FREE on YouTube. Click here to view the recording of the Friday show .    
Recovering From COVID - NSCSD Carefully Targets Funds in Budget Proposal Recovering From COVID - NSCSD Carefully Targets Funds in Budget Proposal: Over the course of the 2020-2021 school year, school nurses have been working to ensure the safety of all NSCSD students and staff and to prevent the spread of illness. Nursing and health office staff have worked tirelessly to care for sick students and staff, assist with contact tracing, administer COVID testing within buildings and for student athletes, and serve as a resource for students staff and families. The NSCSD 2021-2022 budget proposal includes the addition of a District Nurse Supervisor and plans to continue COVID testing and begin in-District vaccination.   On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education adopted a $180,258,175 million ...
May Is Mental Health Month May Is Mental Health Month: The North Syracuse Central School District celebrating National Mental Health Awareness Month! The pandemic has taught us many things - chief among them is that our mental well being really matters. We are proud to observe the importance of mental health as well as to acknowledge the tremendous work in mental health done by the district mental health staff as well as our community mental health providers. The NSCSD is providing calendars of activities for families to use to make meaningful connections with their children. Click here to download the calendar for K-6 students or click here to download the calendar for grade 7-12 students .  Why is there a mental health month? The commemoration of May as mental health month started ...
Updated Smart Schools Bond Act Investment Plan Available for Review Updated Smart Schools Bond Act Investment Plan Available for Review: The North Syracuse Central School District has updated the Smart Schools Bond Act. The amended plan was reviewed by the Board of Education at the April 19, 2021 Board of Education Meeting and is available for community review by clicking here . Questions and comments about the plan should be directed to Don Keegan, Associate Superintendent for Business Services at 315-218-2119 or at dkeegan@nscsd.org.
C-NS HS Presents C-NS HS Presents "This Will Be Our Year", an Original Musical – livestreamed on April 23 and 24 via YouTube: Cicero-North Syracuse High School is pleased to announce their spring musical, ‘ This Will Be Our Year ’.  Join us as we give back a year to the high school students in a fun way! The production takes place on Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24 at 7:00 pm, and will be live streamed via YouTube.   ‘This Will Be Our Year’ , an original musical, was a concept created by the artistic team at CNS High School, with the title drawing inspiration from the 1968 song, ‘This Will Be Our Year’ (The Zombies). With a book written by Kimberly Panek-Edwards and musical arrangements by Caryn Patterson of the great songs of the 60’s and 70’s, the musical focuses on a typical senior year, in an effort to give back ...
April COVID-19 Addendum April COVID-19 Addendum: Click here to see the NSCSD's April addendum to the reopening plan
Stories Come to Life During Cicero Elementary School's PARP Celebration Stories Come to Life During Cicero Elementary School's PARP Celebration: Students at Cicero Elementary School were among the thousands of elementary students across the country to celebrate PARP, or “Pick a Reading Partner” throughout the month of March. PARP is a New York State PTA (Parent Teacher Association) program that asks a partner (parent, grandparent, babysitter, older sibling, cousin, friend, etc.) to read with a child for at least 20 minutes daily, stressing the fact that reading can be fun as well as informative. Each year, schools throughout the NSCSD come up with creative themes for PARP month and devise fun ways to participate. This year, because of COVID-19 restrictions, the staff of Cicero Elementary School created the theme of “Even Apart, We READ Together!” and set a school-wide goal ...
District Will Reallocate Food Service Resources with Expanded In-Person Instruction District Will Reallocate Food Service Resources with Expanded In-Person Instruction: As students in the North Syracuse Central School District return to school for additional in-person instruction on a staggered schedule this month, the District will reallocate its food service resources to meet the changing needs. Families of students continuing to learn remotely will still be able to pick up meals in the morning or afternoon (each Monday through Wednesday) depending on their preference. Additionally, families can take meals for up to five days at a time. With Grade K-4 students returning 5-days/week on April 12, and grade 5-12 students returning 4-days/week on April 19, the NSCSD’s new schedule for meal pickup (as of April 12) for remote students will be: Monday – Evening pickup (4:30 to 5:45 p.m.) at Cicero-North Syracuse High School (6002 ...
Roxboro Road Middle School Students and Staff Support St. Baldrick's Roxboro Road Middle School Students and Staff Support St. Baldrick's: As part of their Kindness Month Campaign, students and staff at Roxboro Road Middle School used their final school day of the month to celebrate with a shave! Throughout the month, Team RRMS raised money for St. Baldrick's and the fight against pediatric cancer. More than $2,000 was raised and the students and staff marked the accomplishment by shaving their heads in front of the school's morning announcement cameras. RRMS participants and top fundraisers included: Ian Muller ($882.10)  Ben Watkins ($512.26) Jayden Leihs ($141.98) Donovan Manley Mike Thompson  Pete Cole Pictured from left to right in the "Before" photo: Pete Cole, Donovan Manley, Ben ...
Universal Pre-Kindergarten and North Syracuse Early Education Program Registration Options Universal Pre-Kindergarten and North Syracuse Early Education Program Registration Options: The North Syracuse Central School District is currently accepting registrations for its North Syracuse Early Education Program (at Main Street) for the summer of 2021 and 2021-2022 school year. Registration for the state-funded Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program will begin in May.   
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Expanded In-Person Instruction Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Expanded In-Person Instruction: On March 4, Onondaga County and the Onondaga County Commissioner of Health issued a  policy proposal to increase school participation to five days/week in Onondaga County .  In anticipation of such news, the North Syracuse Central School District had surveyed families to gauge our family's level of comfort sending students to school if social distancing guidelines were ultimately reduced.  The great majority of our families (over 90% of current Hybrid students’ families and 71% of families overall) indicated they would feel comfortable sending students for additional in-person learning. In his  March 12 letter to families , Superintendent of Schools Daniel D. Bowles announced the District's plans to implement ...
March is Kindness Month at Roxboro Road Middle School March is Kindness Month at Roxboro Road Middle School: Students and staff at Roxboro Road Middle School are doing their best to turn the Month of March into a big celebration of kindness! Melissa Potratz, a 7th grade teacher at Rox recently reached out and shared the school's " Kindness Calendar " on behalf of herself, Chris Chirinos and the school's Student Council and Positivity Project. Throughout the month, the school community is invited to take part in the many themed days such as the Ice Cream Social (distance) which is pictured, Lucky Charm and Rainbow Days. Event organizers are also hoping to wrap the entire building with a kindness chain, made of links added each time someone performs an act of kindness. Great job Roxboro Road Middle School and keep up the kindness! Mr. Chirinos is pictured below with ...
As County Relaxes Social Distancing Guidelines, District Plans to Offer Additional In-Person Instruction As County Relaxes Social Distancing Guidelines, District Plans to Offer Additional In-Person Instruction: On March 4, Onondaga County and the Onondaga County Commissioner of Health issued a policy proposal to increase school participation to five days/week in Onondaga County . The policy proposal was updated on March 16 and details continue to be finalized. In anticipation of such news, the North Syracuse Central School District had surveyed families to gauge our family's level of comfort sending students to school if social distancing guidelines were ultimately reduced.  The great majority of our families (over 90% of current Hybrid students’ families and 71% of families overall) indicated they would feel comfortable sending students for additional in-person learning. In his March 12 letter to families , Superintendent of Schools Daniel D. Bowles announced the District's ...
District Asking K-4 Families to Respond to Return to In-Person Learning Survey by March 12 District Asking K-4 Families to Respond to Return to In-Person Learning Survey by March 12: On Thursday, March 4, 2021 our County Executive and County Commissioner of Health announced new guidance for schools.  These guidelines include reducing social distancing from 6 feet to 3 feet, polycarbonate "plexiglass" barriers for all students and a continued mask mandate for students and staff.  The reduction of social distancing guidelines will likely allow the NSCSD to expand our "in-person" instruction for K-4 students.  We are working through the many logistics and challenges associated with returning more students to our schools.  These include staffing adjustments, rewriting master schedules, increased furniture needs, rerouting bus runs, updating safety protocols, preparing for increased student drop-off, etc.  We anticipate being ...
Substitute Food Service Workers Needed Substitute Food Service Workers Needed: The North Syracuse Central School District’s food service department is looking to hire substitute food service helpers in anticipation of increasing in-person instruction. Part-time positions are available with flexible hours. Hours of work typically range between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. during the school year.   Anyone interested in applying may fill out an application online clicking here , or a paper application may be picked up at the food service office, 5520A East Taft Road, N. Syracuse. Learn more about employment opportunities by clicking here . 
As County Relaxes School Social Distancing Requirements, District Plans Additional In-Person Learning As County Relaxes School Social Distancing Requirements, District Plans Additional In-Person Learning: On March 4, Onondaga County and the Onondaga County Commissioner of Health issued a Policy Proposal to Increase School Participation to Five Days per Week in K-12 Schools in Onondaga County . The North Syracuse Central School District had been anticipating such news and proactively sent a survey to families to determine their level of comfort sending students to school if social distancing guidelines were ultimately reduced. Click here to read Superintendent Bowles March 5 letter to families.  With the great majority of our families (over 90% of current Hybrid students’ families and 71% of all families overall) indicating they would feel comfortable sending students for additional in-person learning, we are now in the process of surveying our staff regarding their needs. ...
Board of Education Approves 2021-2022 Academic Calendar Board of Education Approves 2021-2022 Academic Calendar: On Monday, March 1, 2021 the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education approved a 2021-2022 academic calendar. Included with the calendar are provisions for school closings due to weather-related conditions or other emergency situations. Click here to view the calendar and provisions.  
March 1 Begins Additional Instructional Day for CNS and NSJH Hybrid Students March 1 Begins Additional Instructional Day for CNS and NSJH Hybrid Students: Beginning March 1, Cicero-North Syracuse High School and North Syracuse Junior High School students that are currently enrolled in their school’s hybrid Instruction model will have an additional day of in-person instruction. Students that currently attend school on Monday or Tuesday will attend both Monday AND Tuesday. Students that currently attend school on Thursday or Friday will attend both Thursday AND Friday. Transportation schedules remain the same with bus pick-up and drop-off times unchanged. Families of students that are currently fully remote are not impacted by this change. Families with students interested in switching to hybrid instruction can request the change by contacting the school directly. C-NS Students, click here for more information.
District Seeking Input Regarding Potential Instructional Model Changes by March 3 District Seeking Input Regarding Potential Instructional Model Changes by March 3: As infection rates decline and the state health department considers relaxing restrictions around COVID-19, the North Syracuse Central School District (NSCSD) is working to determine the feasibility of adding in-person instructional days for students. As we carefully analyze class sections, current student numbers, existing building schedules, room utilization, and seating capacity on buses, we are also seeking feedback in exploring options for the potential increase of in-person learning days in the form of a brief (3 question) survey. The District will continue to offer fully remote instruction.  Please click here to take the survey by March 3 so that the District can assess feedback and interest. Please be aware that this survey is not a formal request ...



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