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COVID-19 Updates & Reopening of NCSD
NCSD Recent Updates
The most recent change as of Monday, January 11, is the switch to fully remote instruction for the high school (only).  This will be in effect for a 10-day period beginning Monday, January 11, and ending Wednesday, January 20.  Students will return for in-person instruction on Thursday, January 20. 

Additional details for the high school are available regarding BOCES programs, Chromebook pick-ups and athletics:

•  Students who attend BOCES for their CTE program are still able to attend.  The AM bus will be at the high school at 8:30am and the PM bus will be there at 11:45 as per our normal schedule.  BOCES CTE students who normally get picked up by a bus will still be picked up and those who currently have permission to drive may continue to do so.

•  Chromebook pick up for juniors will be moved to January 26-28th.

•  Bowling will continue as it occurs off school grounds.

•  Swimming, indoor track and all athletic conditioning is cancelled until January 21st. 


As we continue forward with hybrid and in-person instruction, there have been questions regarding when a student or staff member should stay at home.  The COVID-19 Toolkit is a resource compiled by the New York State Department of Health that is available to guide families and employees in determining any necessary steps to ensure the safety and health of everyone who attends school in our buildings. The COVID-19 Closure Graphic is also available to guide our decisions around when we should consider closing school due to increased COVID-19 positivity rates.  The thresholds being used are consistent throughout the region, and school closure decisions will be made in close consultation with the Department of Health.  

In response to positive cases of COVID-19, an update has been released most recently on November 23.  Read her important message to parents by clicking on the link that follows: 

Our most recent letters and update from our district office and high school provides information related to our November 2 reopening of our high school.   Visitors are welcome to download the letters and related forms for transportation and requests for families with children in multiple buildings.    

All of our previous communications related to COVID-19 and NCSD updates can be reviewed on our website at: NCSD COVID-19 Communications,  

2020-2021 Reopening Plans 
Our comprehensive district reopening plan is available for the Norwich City School District as well as more detailed building plans for each school. Building reopening plans (links below) include procedures for temperature checks, cleaning and sanitizing practices, management of ill persons, learning models, FAQ's, and a number of other important building-specific topics. 

 Building Reopening Plans
(Links to specific details for each of our schools)
Quick Links for Reopening
 (Important topics from our NCSD District Plan)
High School Monitoring & Tracking Health Conditions
 Middle School Expectations for Use of PPE's

Reopening of Schools -- Creating a Safe & Healthy Environment

As we prepare to safely return back to school, remind our students about how practicing good hygiene and following safety procedures makes our classrooms safer and reduces the risk of spreading the virus.  If you suspect that a child is ill, please keep your child at home and use the links below to learn more about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. There are also screening resources and assessments available online to help you determine whether your child is at risk.  Informative websites are available including the CDC who provide information about symptoms and screening, as well as educational posters that can be used in our classrooms and at home.   

COVID-19 Symptoms & ScreeningsCDC Educational Posters
CDC - Get the Facts About Coronavirus
CDC - Signs & Symptoms of Coronavirus
COVID-19 Testing in New York State
COVID-19 Online Screening

Norwich City School District
District Office: 89 Midland Drive  | Norwich, NY 13815
P: 607.334.1600  |  F: 607.336.8652

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