Letter from the Superintendent

Scott Taylor

June 26, 2020

Dear NCSD Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer weather and staying healthy!

As the school year comes to a close, I wanted to again THANK you for your continued partnership and collaboration.  This has been an unprecedented school year and we could not have done it without you!

I would also like to THANK you for your support of the school district budget that passed last week. 

Our school meal delivery will end on Friday, June 26, 2020, but please know that we are fortunate to have the Eden/North Collins Food Pantry (2059 Franklin St, North Collins, NY 14111, 716-374-5683); The Well (10489 Main St., North Collins, NY 14111, 716-912-4118) and Gowanda School District (Summer Meal Program) as viable summer meal options for those in need. 

The Capital Project work has continued throughout and will be in full swing at the start of next week.  Starting July 1, 2020, the Elementary, Special Education, Jr.-Sr. High School, Business and District Offices will be located at the Jr.-Sr. High School and will have limited access.  The Elementary School campus will be temporarily closed due to the work that will occur there throughout the summer.  In order to assure that we create a safe environment for all, listed below are expectations that we will have for our visitors.  As we continue to move forward, and more information becomes available, we will be adjusting these protocols.

North Collins CSD will continue to follow New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive orders and guidance. In addition, the district will follow the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Erie County Department of Health and New York State Health Department. 

Lastly, as a District we will continue to meet and discuss our options regarding the reopening of schools for the Fall of 2020. We have District committees currently meeting to discuss the latest information available as well as planning for various options for reopening schools.  Once we receive NYS Education Department guidelines we will develop our plans and keep you posted. 

I hope your family is able to enjoy the summer months ahead! 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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