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Click the QuickLinks below to access COVID-19-related and expanded in-person school updates: 

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping remote learning safe and private for our students and teachers by not taking screenshots or recording learning sessions conducted on Google Meet and Zoom.

Regarding Additional In-Person Learning:
K-4 students will attend 5 days per week starting on Monday, April 12.
5-12 students will attend 4 days per week (M, T, Th, F) starting on Monday, April 19.
Students who receive special education services for 4 or 5 days per week will continue attending 4 or 5 days per week according to their program.
Students that have chosen to stay in a Remote Instruction Model will remain in the Remote Instruction Model.

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Transportation

Whenever school is in session (remotely or in-person) pupil transportation must and will be provided to nonpublic, parochial, private, and charter schools students as well as those whose Individualized Education Program has placed them out of the NSCSD but whose alternate school is conducting in-person education sessions although the District is not.

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  • Transportation letters were sent on Friday, August 28.

  • Transportation Hotline 315-218-2035 between 7 am and 5 pm 

  • If your child will be learning 100% remotely, or you will be providing transportation daily, please contact the Hotline to let them know.

  • Parents should expect delays the first few days of school.

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY The North Syracuse Central School District will ensure that all buses are cleaned/disinfected once a day. Bus drivers will be required to wipe down high contact areas after each run depending upon the disinfection/cleaning schedule.

School bus drivers, monitors and attendants will wear face masks at all times while operating the bus with students on board and when they are within 6 feet of fellow employees, students or community members. Mechanics will wear face masks along with optional face shields when they are within 6 feet of another person. The District will provide personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, gloves and optional face shields, for transportation staff, including drivers, monitors, attendants, mechanics and cleaners.

Transportation staff will be trained on and provided with periodic refreshers regarding the proper use of PPE, signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and proper social distancing. The District’s Safe Transportation Plan includes the following:
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided to all staff in their transportation locations such as dispatch offices, at check in windows and/or bus garages;
  • Drivers, monitors and attendants who have direct physical contact with children will wear gloves;
  • Drivers, monitors, attendants and mechanics will perform a self-health assessment for symptoms of COVID-19 before arriving to work;
  • Students will wear a mask on a school bus if they are physically able. Students who do not have masks will be provided one by the District. Each driver will be given a supply of masks for students without PPE. Students who do not have a mask will NOT be denied transportation;
  • Students with a disability which would prevent them from wearing a mask will not be forced to do so or denied transportation;
  • District students will be trained on and provided with periodic refreshers on the proper use of PPE, signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and proper social distancing. The District will train the drivers and the drivers will train the students;
  • Students will maintain 6 feet of social distance while on a bus, unless they are members of the same household; and 
  • Wheelchair school buses must configure wheelchair placement to ensure social distancing of 6 feet.

HAND SANITIZER AND BUSES
  • North Syracuse Central School District school buses will NOT be equipped with hand sanitizer due to its combustible composition and potential liability to the carrier or District.
  • School bus drivers, monitors and attendants will be trained and instructed to NOT carry personal bottles of hand sanitizer with them on school buses.