Niagara County K-12 School Survey
The North Tonawanda City School District will be partnering with the Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) to develop a county-wide plan for COVID-19 testing (screening and diagnostic) for all schools in Niagara County.
In order to plan effectively, it is necessary that the number of students who are vaccinated, plan to be vaccinated, or are interested in testing is determined. Screening testing will be available to unvaccinated students on a weekly basis at school. Testing will also be available for vaccinated students who are symptomatic or identified as a close contact of a positive case. All testing will be free.
Please complete the brief questionnaire to assist in developing a schedule that best fits the needs of students and families. The survey should take approximately 3-5 minutes to complete.
2021-22 School Opening Plan
North Tonawanda City Schools is committed to ensuring instruction is delivered in-person, five days a week in a safe and secure environment for all. On Aug. 25, 2021, the district's 2021-22 school opening plan was presented during a public Board of Education meeting. The plan was based on NYSED’s August 2021 Health and Safety Guide for the 2021-2022 School Year. You can view the presentation below.
This opening plan will remain flexible, with adjustments made as necessary while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold. We will continue to collaborate and communicate with surrounding school districts, the Niagara County Department of Health and the school physician to plan for a safe return to school for all people.
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) has released a handful of flowcharts so people know exactly what to do if they have come into contact with COVID-19 or believe they are experiencing symptoms. These flowcharts will help families understand the protocols we will be following in terms of quarantining individuals with possible exposure and/or positive cases in our buildings. You may contact the nurse in your school with any questions.
What should I do if...
- ...I am UNVACCINATED and identify as a close contact?
- ...I develop COVID-like symptoms?
- ...I am FULLY VACCINATED and identify as a close contact?
In all three of the scenarios above, you can find a test site near you using the site finder tool on the NYS Department of Health's website.
Additional resources can be found on the NCDOH webpage or by calling the NYS Novel Coronavirus Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.