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2021-2022 School Year Information

The New York State Education Department has recommended schools follow the recently released CDC guidance on re-opening schools. We will be drawing heavily from this document as we move forward. Click here to access the District's COVID-19 website.

November 18, 2021
Letter to Smith Road Elementary School parents/guardians of students in Mrs. Carney's Class

November 12, 2021
Superintendent's letter about vaccine clinic for 5-11 year-olds

October 29, 2021
Superintendent's letter regarding testing update for unvaccinated staff

October 26, 2021
Superintendent's letter regarding social media threats

October 21, 2021
October 15, 2021
Superintendent's letter to staff and families with COVID reminders and updates

October 7, 2021
October 1, 2021
Superintendent's letter regarding Tik Tok challenge

September 20, 2021
Superintendent's letter to staff regarding testing updates

September 16, 2021
Onondaga County Quarantine Guidance for School Exposures

September 13, 2021
Superintendent's letter to families that have consented to randomized testing

OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION - As we begin our first full week of school with five days of in-person instruction, I wanted to communicate with you about plans for open house events. Together, we have worked very hard to safely offer in-person instruction and allow extracurricular activities. Our goal is to preserve those offerings. Therefore, the decision has been made to have all open houses held virtually this year. This was not an easy decision to make but we must continue to be proactive in our efforts to preserve in-person instruction five days a week.

September 7, 2021
Superintendent's letter to families regarding screening testing consent

September 3, 2021
September 2, 2021 - Superintendent of Schools' follow-up letter to NSCSD Staff regarding vaccination

August 26, 2021 - Superintendent of Schools' letter to NSCSD Staff regarding vaccination compliance with Onondaga County Executive Order #22

August 24, 2021 - North Syracuse Central School District's Superintendent of Schools, Daniel D. Bowles, presented reopening plans to the Board of Education. Click here to see the superintendent's presentation. Click here to view the entire revised reopening document. 

August 24, 2021 - Letter to families about mask requirement for school year

August 20, 2021 - Letter to students, staff and families about VACCINATION CLINIC AT C-NS on August 30

August 13, 2021 ONONDAGA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Guidance for K-12 School Reopening
August 13, 2021 - Onondaga County Health Department Exposure Procedures for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Individuals

August 5, 2021

We are excited to announce that NSCSD students will be returning to school for in-person instruction five days a week for the 2021-2022 school year. While we are still waiting for official guidance from our local Department of Health, based on current CDC guidance, we anticipate that masks will be worn at school while indoors. It is imperative for our students' academic success and social and emotional well-being that students attend regular in-person instruction. 

Only students with a signed physician statement indicating that they cannot return to in-person school due to a documented, pre-existing medical condition will qualify for remote instruction. 

Remote instruction will be provided by New York State certified teachers employed by OCM BOCES. Students will be placed in the remote learning program for the entirety of the 2021-2022 school year. Physician statements must be signed, dated and sent to the Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Christopher R. Leahey, by the end of the day on August 24, 2021.

Questions regarding remote instruction may be directed to the Associate Superintendent at 315-218-2148 or by email to

Click here to download Superintendent Bowles August 5 letter.