• August 7, 2020 – August 10, 2020

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Students:

    Today Governor Cuomo announced that all schools in New York State can reopen for in-person instruction this fall. The Niagara Falls City School District (NFCSD) will execute our plan, which is a model that allows us to hopefully expand eventually to full weeks of school; but also keeps us in a good position to go fully remote if it becomes necessary.

    We have put together a hybrid plan to reopen schools, that is, half of our students will attend school in person on Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday will be a day we deep clean the schools and no students will attend. The other half of our students will attend school in person on Thursdays and Fridays. On the days when students are not in school, they will be required to participate in distance learning. Our students will be required to wear face coverings at all times and must maintain 6 feet social distancing. The District’s entire reopening plan can be found on our website at this link: NFCSD School Re-opening Plan

    We will work with hospitals, community based health clinics and the Niagara County Health Department with respect to testing and tracing for COVID-19.

    The District has scheduled the following reopening informational sessions for parents/guardians:

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

     The sessions will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel. Search nfcsd to subscribe to our channel. Parents can text or call in questions during the scheduled times above at: (716) 391-0736 OR (716) 246-1597

     The NFCSD will be holding informational sessions for staff and administrators on the reopening plans at the following dates and times, utilizing the District's standard teacher webinar procedures:

    Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

    Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

     Thank you for your continued patience and support. TOGETHER WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS!


    Mark Laurrie

    Superintendent of Schools

  • Saturday, August 08, 2020

    Our own health care heroes... Sammy Sisler (aide) and Chanel Olszewski (nurse) are Niagara Falls High School graduates who are serving on the front lines, treating COVID-19 and other patients during this sad time. Thank you Sammy and Chanel and the many, many NFCSD graduates working in health care and in hospitals. We salute and thank you.