Letter from the Superintendent

Scott Taylor

January 2021

Dear North Collins Central School District Families,

As we near the end of the 1st semester I would like to thank you again for your continued support and partnership throughout this unprecedented school year.  Our goal has been and will continue to be providing a safe learning environment for students and staff while also recognizing the social/emotional and academic needs of our students. Our students, staff and families have vigilantly followed the daily health protocols and procedures that continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

In January, we successfully implemented and completed our NCCSD Yellow Zone Testing Program. Rapid testing of 20% of students and staff was performed at each building.  As per the NYS Micro Cluster Initiative, we have demonstrated that “in-person instruction is not a significant driver of local viral spread” and we do NOT need to test any longer to remain in the HYBRID learning model while we are in the Yellow Zone. Throughout the school year we will continue to follow the New York State Department of Health, Erie County Department of Health and our Medical Director’s guidance regarding best practices.  We recently received more information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

As stated on the NYSDOH website:   

New York State will distribute the COVID-19 vaccine in phases based on need and risk.  New Yorkers who are more likely to be exposed to the virus, and who are more likely to become seriously ill if they get COVID-19, will be offered the vaccine first.  Both the federal government and New York State have developed plans to ensure that everyone will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as large quantities are available, at no cost no matter where they live. 

As we move forward this school year, we not only acknowledge the significant work accomplished so far, but also understand the work that lies ahead.  I encourage you to give us your feedback, as it helps us all to make the best decisions for our students and school community.   

Please stay safe and I’ll see you along the way.

Sincerely,

Scott Taylor, Superintendent


 

 

North Collins CSD Visitor Expectations

Please call ahead. All VISITORS to the Jr.-Sr. High School will need to make an appointment.  If you need to visit the Jr.-Sr. High School, please call ahead to the department that can provide assistance (i.e. Elementary School, Jr.-Sr. High School, Guidance Department, District Office, etc.).  All visitors to the Jr.-Sr. High School must be wearing a face mask or entry will be denied.  Disposable masks will be made available for your use if necessary.

Health and Safety Expectations for Visitors

  1. Please call ahead for your visit to the Jr.-Sr. High School.
  2. If experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (including: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea), do not visit the Jr.-Sr. High School.
  3. All visitors must sign in at the main entrance of the building and complete and submit a “Self-Screening Survey” each visit.
  4. All visitors must follow safety protocols including wearing appropriate face covering and allow for 6-ft. social distancing.
  5. The following are CDC and Department of Health recommendations as they are expectations for all individuals at the Jr.-Sr. High School. 

CDC’s FAQ Document is also linked below:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://health.ny.gov/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

  1. Any questions or concerns, please contact the building Administrator.

District Office:                                    Scott Taylor/Kathy Mason                              (716) 337-0101 (ext 1301)

Elementary School Office:                 John Cataldo/Aly Lang                                   (716) 337-0101 (ext 2151)

JrSr High School Office:                    Brandon Wojcik/Dawn Frew                           (716) 337-0101 (ext 1304)

Student Services Office:                    Jinelle Burger/Deb LoBianco                          (716) 337-0101 (ext 2154)

JrSr HS Guidance Office:                  Nancy Rinaldi                                                  (716) 337-0101 (ext 1310)

Business Office:                                Crystal Cocca                                                  (716) 337-0101 (ext 1308)

Director of Facilities:                         Matt Sanders                                                   (716) 337-0101 (ext 1130)

Head Bus Driver:                              Al Durrett                                                          (716) 337-0101 (ext 2200)

Director of IT:                                    Brian Zolnowski                                                (716) 337-0101 (ext 1100)







NCCS Mission Statement

The North Collins Central School District is a safe and supportive learning environment that strives to maximize educational opportunities for all students, faculty, staff, and community members.  We nurture responsibility, creativity, energy, and open-mindedness to empower successful contributors to a global society.




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