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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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Returning to School After Illness

EMPLOYEE INFORMATION Effective 3/12/21, Governor Cuomo signed a new law allowing employees to receive up to 4 hours of paid leave for COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Beginning on 3/12/21, employees may request paid leave for COVID-19 vaccination appointments by notifying their Building Principal or supervisor and helping to secure a substitute, if necessary.  A copy of the vaccination card must be submitted to the Building Principal/Supervisor and Human Resources as verification of the appointment.
 
This law is only applicable starting on 3/12/21 and does not apply to appointments that occurred prior to that date.
 
  Officially on March 10, 2021, the New York State Department of Health updated their Health Advisory for Persons Exposed to COVID-19. Under the update, the following changes are now in effect.
 
EXPOSURE
Asymptomatic individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to quarantine during the first 3 months after full vaccination if:
  1. Person is fully vaccinated (defined as 2 weeks after the date of second vaccination shot or 2 weeks after the first/only Johnson and Johnson shot); AND
  2. Are within 3 months following receipt of the last dose in a series; AND
  3. Has remained asymptomatic since last COVID exposure.
 
Asymptomatic individuals who do not meet all three above criteria and who have been exposed to someone either confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 are required to quarantine for 10 days after exposure.
 
Additionally, asymptomatic individuals who have previously been diagnosed with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 and have since recovered, are not required to retest or quarantine due to exposure within 3 months after the onset of COVID symptoms or the date of positive test if their case of COVID-19 was asymptomatic.
 
TRAVEL
Asymptomatic domestic travelers to New York can be exempted from quarantine if they meet all three criteria outlined above.
 
International travelers arriving in New York must comply with the current CDC guideline for international travel. There have been no changes to those guidelines at this time.    
 
Governor Cuomo has also stated that as of April 1, 2021, the New York State travel restrictions will be lifted for domestic travelers and any domestic travelers returning to New York State on or after April 1, 2021 will not need to quarantine. We will continue to provide updated information as it is received from the State.
 
 
RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER ILLNES The North Syracuse Central School District will adopt the following procedures for return to school after illness. If a student or staff member is symptomatic for COVID-19 but not diagnosed with COVID-19 by a healthcare provider (physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant), they can return to in-person education if the following conditions are met:
  • The individual does not have a fever, without the use of fever reducing medicines, and they have felt well for 24 hours; 
  • The individual submits documentation from a healthcare provider evaluation; and
  • The individual submits proof of a negative COVID-19 test OR a Health Care Provider provides a written alternative diagnosis of a known chronic condition with unchanged symptoms or a laboratory-confirmed acute illness where COVID-19 is not suspected.

If a student or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19 by a healthcare provider based on a positive test, they should not be at school and should stay home until:
  • It has been at least ten days since the individual first had symptoms;
  • It has been at least three days since the individual has had a fever (without using fever reducing medicine); and
  • It has been at least three days since the individual’s symptoms improved, including cough and shortness of breath.

If a student or staff member has been in close contact* with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, they may return to in-person education after completing a fourteen-day quarantine, measured from their last contact with a person who has COVID-19. Please see applicable CDC guidance for information relating to this quarantine.

*Close contact is defined by the CDC as including:
  • Being within six feet of someone who has COVID-19 for at least 10 minutes;
  • Providing care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19;
  • Having direct physical contact with the person (touching, hugging, kissing);
  • Sharing eating or drinking utensils; or
  • The positive individual sneezed, coughed or somehow got respiratory droplets on a person.

  Individuals without ”close or proximate” contact (as defined by the CDC) with the person suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 can return to the area and resume school activities immediately after cleaning and disinfection.
 

EMPLOYEE INFORMATION Click here for the COVID-19 Response Summary for Employees