Gregory J. Woytila
Superintendent of Schools
Secretary to the SuperintendentNorth Tonawanda City School District176 Walck Road
North Tonawanda, New York 14120-4097
Phone: (716) 807-3500Fax: (716) 807-3525
Message from the Superintendent
As we welcome 2021, we are in a changing world. We have become pros at testing for COVID-19 and now we are looking to master the vaccine. The rules and regulations around the process to safely acquire and administer a vaccine are still being developed as I write this. North Tonawanda has been and will remain committed to safety, as well as being a district that offers its facilities and knowledge to the Department of Health to ensure that the community is offered all it can.
Remote and hybrid learning is well underway, but that does not mean we have not been adjusting as needed. The K-3 program has seen more school time learning and reinforcement of teacher lessons. The Intermediate building continues to do more live streaming as the days progress. Our secondary students (7-12) were best equipped to adjust to this new style of learning, but we are seeing some attendance issues. At the time of this letter, the New York Regents exams have not been cancelled and every effort to be prepared for them is needed. Please let your school know if you
need help going forward and please work with your children to stress the importance of giving 100%.
We hope to be back to normal sooner rather than later as there is great optimism with the vaccine. In the meantime, we are planning for what the end of the year may look like if we still have restriction. We have lost much due to COVID: Field trips, assemblies, dances, parties, celebrations, but we have also benefited from smaller class sizes, more family time, a better understanding of how technology can help, and most of all, a sense of caring and compassion for those around us.
The Board of Education is developing a budget for the 2021-2022 school year that will focus on safety, educational opportunities, and a solid foundation to move NT into the future. Let’s focus on what we can do in the future and leave the past behind us.
Stay Lumberjack strong and stay safe as we hopefully start the path to returning to a safe and healthy normal.
Gregory J. Woytila
Superintendent of North Tonawanda City Schools