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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 ...
Pre-Register to Comment at March 1 Board of Education Meeting by February 26 Pre-Register to Comment at March 1 Board of Education Meeting by February 26: On Monday, March 1, the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education will hold their regular meeting via ZOOM. The District now has the ability to allow comments from the audience. The meeting will allow up to 10 speakers , who must  pre-register to speak during Comments from the Audience period.   Individuals who wish to speak must contact the District Clerk at cgibson@nscsd.org   to sign-up to speak no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, February 26th .  Any requests received after this time will not be accepted.  Speaking slots will be given on a first-come-first-served basis.  Individuals who will be speaking will receive a confirmation e-mail. Anyone wishing to speak during the Comments from the Audience portion of the meeting,  ...
Graduating Seniors Invited to Apply for Dollars for Scholars Awards March 1-31 Graduating Seniors Invited to Apply for Dollars for Scholars Awards March 1-31: North Syracuse Dollars for Scholars has announced their 2021 scholarship period will take place from March 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021. Graduating seniors from Cicero-North Syracuse High School are invited to apply for a scholarship by first registering and then completing an application. Details can be found online by clicking here . Students can send a message via the group's Facebook page by clicking here or can email April Winters at  aprilwinters24@gmail.com  or Chrissie Sarosy at csarosy1998@yahoo.com for more information.   
District saddened by passing of Board of Education Member, Erin McDonald District saddened by passing of Board of Education Member, Erin McDonald: With heavy hearts, the North Syracuse Central School District would like to inform the community of the passing of Erin McDonald, a member of the NSCSD Board of Education. Erin passed away on February 18, 2021. Ms. McDonald was a graduate of the NSCSD, and served on the Board of Education from July 1, 2017 to the present. During her tenure on the Board, she served as a member of the Board of Education Policy and Legislative Committees, and sat on various administrative interview committees.  Erin was also a member of the Central New York School Boards Association and the New York State School Boards Association. She was a retired public educator from the Pflugerville (Texas) Independent School District and a substitute teacher at Henninger High School. ...
Smith Road Elementary School Students Teach and Learn about Chinese New Year Smith Road Elementary School Students Teach and Learn about Chinese New Year: Smith Road Elementary School Teacher Danielle Preville shared photos of Trina Wheeler , a teacher with their school's ENL ( English as a New Language ) Program and her students, who came to Ms. Preville's class to teach about the Chinese New Year. Preville said that her students learned about the Year of the Ox as well as their own birth years. She also said, "We made special necklaces and certificates for students to take home. Brian and Silvia then presented Mrs. Maloney with her own necklace to teach her about this special day."         
NSCSD Goes Purple for Prevention of Suicide NSCSD Goes Purple for Prevention of Suicide: On Friday, February 12 students and staff in the North Syracuse Central School District painted themselves purple in support of P.S. I Love You Day 2021. P.S. I Love You Day was started 11 years ago by Brooke Dipalma in West Islip, New York after losing a classmate and her father to suicide. She chose the color purple to represent suicide awareness and prevention. Wearing purple is a reminder that we, in fact, are not alone.  What started 11 years ago in West Islip has now turned into a worldwide day of celebration and recognition. Thank you to all students and staff in the North Syracuse Central School District for participating in P.S. I Love You Day! Click here to see pictures of the INCREDIBLE participation by students and staff at North Syracuse Junior High School .  ...
C-NS Students Invited to Participate in Virtual Auditions C-NS Students Invited to Participate in Virtual Auditions:
C-NS Students Recognized in CNY Scholastic Art Awards C-NS Students Recognized in CNY Scholastic Art Awards: For the past 70+ years, high school students from across Central New York have been recognized in the Central New York Scholastic Art Awards. While the process for the 2021 awards has been significantly different, students from Cicero-North Syracuse High School still participated and have been recognized. A virtual exhibit and awards celebration is planned for February but details have not yet been announced.  Several C-NS students have been recognized with Silver and Gold Key awards and some have also received special awards. Those recipients are:  Portfolio Gold Key: Patrycja Kulesza. Portfolio Honorable Mention: Patrycja Kulesza. Gold Key: Sophia Calcagnino, Photography; Patrycja Kulesza, Photography. Silver Key: Sophia Calcagnino, Photography; Devin Freeman, Photography; ...
Kindergarten Registration Information Kindergarten Registration Information: Each spring, elementary schools in the North Syracuse Central School District begin registering kindergarten students for the following school year. In order to adhere to COVID-19 protocol, schools will be accepting electronic registrations as well as scheduling in-person registration appointments. Elementary school staff are in the process of mailing letters to families that will be registering known new students. In order for your child to enter school next fall, he or she must be five (5) years old on or before December 1, 2021. If your child is eligible and you would like to register him/her for kindergarten, please contact your child’s home school for information. Allen Road Elementary 315/218-2300 KWS Bear Road Elementary 315/218-2400 Cicero Elementary ...
North Syracuse Junior High School Media Arts Program Creates Virtual Exhibit North Syracuse Junior High School Media Arts Program Creates Virtual Exhibit: Tracy Liberman, an art teacher at North Syracuse Junior High School, took time recently to compile the various works of her students to create a virtual gallery video presentation. Students typically have opportunities to showcase their work with in-person exhibits throughout the school year, but because of the pandemic, many of the pieces haven't been viewed. Liberman created the video and said, "I have more than 99% of my current students' work featured and I'm super proud of them. I though families and students would enjoy some positive news!"  Click here to view Ms. Liberman's virtual gallery video presentation . 
Virtual Auditions Being Accepted For C-NS and NSJH Talent Shows Through March 1 Virtual Auditions Being Accepted For C-NS and NSJH Talent Shows Through March 1: Cicero-North Syracuse High School and North Syracuse Junior High School Talent Shows go Virtual After having to cancel last year's show due to COVID-19, 4D Productions , the district's Tech Crew, has pledged to not let another year go by without a show.  This year's show WILL be happening, with full pandemic precautions being adhered to.  Each act will be filmed individually with 4K cameras and edited for May premieres on YouTube for everyone to enjoy free of charge.  Any students in grades 8-12 (virtual and in-person) interested can fill out an application and get more information by going to 4dproductions.org .  Auditions will be held virtually with videos accepted through Monday March 1.  Head to 4dproductions.org ...
Student Health Examinations Form Update as of 2-1-21 Student Health Examinations Form Update as of 2-1-21: 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. Effective 2/1/21, all health examinations performed for school must be documented on the NYS Required Health Examination Form or an electronic health record equivalent form - pursuant to Education Law. ONLY the  approved form  or an electronic health record equivalent form will be accepted by schools for health examinations conducted on or after 1/31/2021. Students who present a physical exam that is not acceptable will be required to have ...
Non-Public School Transportation During 2021-2022 School Year Non-Public School Transportation During 2021-2022 School Year: Applications must be filed prior to April 1, 2021   To parents and guardians of students residing in the North Syracuse Central School District: As required by New York State Law, applications for bus transportation to/from private and parochial schools and to/from day care, during the 2021-2022 school year, must be filed prior to April 1, 2021. Applications may be picked up and returned to the North Syracuse Central School District Transportation Department, 5520 East Taft Road, North Syracuse, NY 13212. Applications can also be obtained on the North Syracuse Central School District  website by clicking here . If you need further information, please call the Transportation Department at 315/218-2107.
Holiday Wishes From the C-NS Vocal Jazz Group Holiday Wishes From the C-NS Vocal Jazz Group: Please click here to view a special holiday message from the Cicero-North Syracuse High School Vocal Jazz group. 



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