August 11, 2020 – August 14, 2020
Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Students:
The Niagara Falls City School District (NFCSD) is well on its way to ironing out all of the details for a safe reopening. Our model, as previously explained, is a hybrid model. 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.
Parents, if you would prefer a fully remote learning option for your child, you must do the following:
- Put your request in writing
- email your request to me, firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Central Office
- List the following: your name, your child’s name, your request for remote learning only, your child’s grade in school, if you’d like to sign up for a half-year of remote learning or a full-year
- include any technology needs you may have, i.e. internet access and/or a computer
The above written requests are due Friday, August 21, 2020
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. 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!
Superintendent of Schools
District Event Schedule
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Staff / Administration Re-opening Information Session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Live Stream Parent / Student Information Session (YouTube)
August 21, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Community Health Mobile Van Covid-19 Testing
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.