Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Expanded 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. 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 plans to implement changes on a staggered start beginning April 12. "The plan for our District is to bring students back for more days of in-person learning. Because some families and staff still feel unsafe, we will continue to offer remote instruction," Bowles said.
With some details still undecided, the District understands that its planned timeline to bring current in-person K-4 students back five-days/week on April 12 and current in-person 5-12 students back four-days/week on April 19, may need to be adjusted. To address questions moving forward, the District has created a website of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers. Click here to go the the FAQ website.