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  August 2021 Update: All of our schools will welcome the return of students for five days a week of in person instruction. We are especially excited to welcome back students who have been fully remote since March 2020.
 
Throughout the pandemic NSCSD has pulled together to meet the needs of our students and school community. When schools were closed by state officials in March 2020, NSCSD quickly shifted gears to remote learning. Our food service and transportation departments worked together to deliver meals and learning materials to students. Our teachers, teaching assistants, school counselors, psychologists, administrators, supervisors, and clerical staff worked tirelessly to meet the learning needs of our students.
 
We appreciate the support, trust, and cooperation of our students and families to operate schools safely during the pandemic. I certainly recognize that we have all given up a lot this past year, but as you read this reopening plan hopefully you will see that school activities are looking something closer to normal.
 
There are a few important safety precautions that we will need to take such as wearing a mask when inside the school building, washing our hands, practicing respiratory etiquette, and staying home when you are sick or have symptoms. The safety precautions outlined in this reopening plan were created by reviewing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, American Academy of Pediatrics, guidance from the New York State Education Department along with guidance from state and local health officials. The District also worked with the Onondaga County Department of Health to take additional precautions to safely reopen NSCSD. We are grateful for the support of our community leaders, board of education, administrators and supervisors, school staff, public health officials, and school community during this challenging time.
 
We are hopeful that as conditions improve that we will be able to revisit some of these safety precautions. I truly appreciate all that our students, families, and staff members have done and will continue to do to keep everyone safe and maximize learning during this challenging time.