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District Moving Forward With Reopening Plan

North Syracuse, August 7, 2020 – In accordance with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement today that schools will be allowed to open for in-person learning this fall, the North Syracuse Central School District is moving forward with its reopening plan. The District released its initial reopening plan on July 30 and is updating its FAQ website daily.  
With today’s announcement, the NSCSD will be able to proceed with their schedule for a hybrid instructional model, which limits in-person attendance to ensure the health and safety of students and staff in relation to COVID-19. Details about the District’s proposed hybrid instructional models can be found online by clicking here.
In an effort to provide flexibility for parents/guardians who have health concerns for their child(ren) or other household members, the District is also offering the option of 100% remote learning. Parents/guardians who would like to select the remote learning option will need to complete an online form by August 19 in order for the District to accurately identify the number of students who will need daily remote instruction in September.

Christopher R. Leahey, Ed.D., the District’s Associate Superintendent from Teaching and Learning, is asking families to complete their requests as soon as possible saying, “The numbers will directly impact staffing assignments, class rosters and will enable us to better meet the health and safety requirements in our schools.”
In today’s press briefing, Governor Cuomo also asked districts to provide the following clarifying information to families by August 14:
  • Here is how we will do remote learning, and how we will address equity issues.
  • Here is how we will do coronavirus testing, with specifics.
  • Here is how we will do contract tracing is someone tests positive for the virus.
The North Syracuse Central School District will post these additional details on its COVID-19 Resources website by the deadline.