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Budget Information Budget Information Public Budget Hearing Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. at Naples High School Cafeteria Annual School Board Election & Budget Vote Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Naples High School Library    Planning for the 2021-2022 budget is underway and will continue at Board of Education meetings through April 28, 2021.  Please  click here for the annual Budget Brochure
Staff Appreciation Week Staff Appreciation Week Dear NCS Families, In the best of times, we know the work of educators is incredibly difficult. So much so that after more than 30 years in the classroom, one Stanford professor commented that teaching “is perhaps the most complex, most challenging, and most demanding, subtle, nuanced, and frightening activity that our species has ever invented—the only time a physician could possibly encounter a situation of comparable complexity would be in the emergency room of a hospital during or after a natural disaster.”    And that was before the COVID-19 pandemic.   As you well know, the past year has brought challenges never before experienced by educators. Through it all, our faculty and staff have gone above and beyond to master remote instruction, ...
Naples Recognized as 15th Best High School in the Rochester Area Naples Recognized as 15th Best High School in the Rochester Area Dear NCS Family, Earlier today, we learned that the U.S. News & World Report had ranked Naples High School #15 on its list of “Best High Schools in the Rochester, NY Area.” Close to 18,000 schools were evaluated nationwide, and the ranking acknowledges that “great high schools educate all students from different social and economic backgrounds, exposing them to challenging coursework on the path to graduation.” Being ranked 15 th out of 74 schools in our area is a point of pride, and it is a credit to the hard work of our student body. Additionally, it validates the good work being done by our faculty and staff. They say that, “the quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers,” and the recognition reinforces the ...
April 14 Parent Update April 14 Parent Update NCS Families and Staff, This past weekend, I emailed with an update regarding the revised guidance for in-person learning that was recently released by the NYS Department of Health (DOH). Unfortunately, however, after reviewing the document with local health officials, we are unable to shift from 6 to 3 feet of spacing in the High School because of the transmission risk level that currently exists in Ontario County. Please know that we share the sense of disappointment and frustration that many of you are feeling right now. We were hopeful that the revised guidance would allow us to increase the number of in-person learners in the High School, and I have tried to answer some of the questions you might have in the space below. Why can’t we bring more High School ...
COVID Case at NCS COVID Case at NCS Dear NCS Families and Staff, Earlier today, we were notified that a student in our High School had tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last at school on Thursday, April 8, and they are currently in isolation under Department of Health guidelines. As soon as we learned of the situation, we immediately began the contact tracing process. Ultimately, the decision was made to quarantine 2 additional students. To help keep our school community safe, we are urging everyone to take the following preventative measures: Prioritize masking and maintain at least six feet of social distance Wash their hands regularly, using soap and hot water for about 20 seconds Avoid touching their eyes, mouth, and nose  As always, please do not hesitate to call or ...
April 11 Parent Update April 11 Parent Update Dear NCS Family,    Friday evening, the NYS Department of Health released updated guidance ( click here ) for schools related to in-person instruction. The information is largely based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and it allows schools to relax social distancing guidelines from six to three feet as long as buildings are located in counties with low, moderate, or substantial risks of transmission.    Because close to 95% of our Elementary School students are already back to in-person learning five days per week, the change will not have much of an impact on our youngest learners. At the secondary level, the new social distancing guidelines should give us the ability to increase the number of students we have attending ...
March 19 Parent Update March 19 Parent Update Dear NCS Families,    As many of you know, earlier today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidance indicating that schools would be allowed to distance students at 3 feet as opposed to 6.  (Note: The change was anchored in part in results from a notable Massachusetts-based study .)  The announcement was welcome news, and it would likely give schools like NCS the ability to bring increased numbers of students back for in-person learning.    At this point, however, New York State has not yet given local Departments of Health (DOH) the ability to authorize modifications to guidelines that are currently in place.    Over the weekend, you will likely see news stories making predictions about what changes ...
March 15 Q & A for NCS Parents March 15 Q & A for NCS Parents Dear NCS Families, Over the past few weeks, the reopening of school has received a great deal of national as well as local attention. However, because things can vary greatly from one region to the next, I wanted to pass along a handful of updates related specifically to NCS. I have tried to capture answers to questions we have recently received below, and I would encourage you to reach out with an email or a phone call if you would like to talk in more detail. Will my son or daughter have to quarantine if we travel over Spring Break? No. Last week, Governor Cuomo announced that beginning on April 1, travelers would no longer be required to quarantine and test after entering New York State. This was understandably welcome news for many who are eager to visit family or enjoy ...
COVID Case at NCS COVID Case at NCS Dear NCS Families and Staff, Yesterday, we were notified by Steuben County that a High School student had tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in school on Tuesday, March 9, and they are currently in isolation in alignment with Department of Health guidelines. As soon as we learned of the situation, we immediately began the contact tracing process using interviews and our camera system. Ultimately, the decision was made to quarantine 1 additional student as a precautionary measure. As we move further into March, I want to emphasize that our safety protocols are helping to keep our school community safe. In the days and weeks ahead, I would encourage everyone to continue masking, distancing, practicing good hand hygiene, and contacting a medical professional ...
COVID Case at NCS COVID Case at NCS Dear NCS Families and Staff, Earlier today, we were notified that a student in our High School had tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last at school on Tuesday, February 23, and they are currently in isolation under Department of Health guidelines. As soon as we learned of the situation, we immediately began the contact tracing process. Ultimately, the decision was made to quarantine 13 additional students and 1 staff member. As a result, all Boys Varsity Basketball activities have been suspended for the remainder of the season. To help keep our school community safe, we are urging everyone to take the following preventative measures: Prioritize masking and maintain at least six feet of social distance Wash their hands regularly, using soap and hot water ...
COVID Case at NCS COVID Case at NCS Dear NCS Families and Staff, Earlier today, Ontario and Steuben Counties confirmed that 4 students and 1 staff member in our High School had tested positive for COVID-19. Each of the students attended school at least one day this week, while the staff member was last at work on Friday, February 12. After completing the contact tracing process, the decision was made to quarantine 9 additional students and 1 staff member. Additionally, we initiated a 48-hour “pause” on Boys Varsity Basketball as a precautionary measure. At this point, we anticipate that the season will resume on Saturday, February 27, when our Big Green athletes travel to Midlakes.   I know that receiving communications like this can be unsettling. However, I want to assure you that after thoroughly ...
COVID Case at NCS COVID Case at NCS Dear NCS Families and Staff, Earlier today, we were notified by Ontario County that a student in our High School had tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last at school on Monday, February 22, and they are currently in isolation in alignment with the Department of Health guidelines. As soon as we learned of the situation, we immediately began the contact tracing process using our camera system, interviews, attendance lists, and seating charts. Ultimately, the decision was made to quarantine 12 additional students and 1 staff member. As a result, all Girls Varsity Basketball activities have been suspended for at least 10 days. To help keep our school community safe, we are urging everyone to take the following preventative measures: Prioritize masking and maintain ...
COVID Case at NCS COVID Case at NCS Dear NCS Families and Staff, Earlier today, we were notified by Steuben County that a staff member in our Transportation Department tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last at work on Tuesday, February 16, and they are currently in isolation in alignment with Department of Health guidelines. As soon as we learned of the situation, we immediately began the contact tracing process using our camera system and employee interviews. Ultimately, the decision was made to quarantine three additional staff members as a precautionary measure. With the start of March on the horizon, I want to emphasize that our safety protocols are helping to keep our school community safe. In the days and weeks ahead, I would encourage everyone to continue masking, distancing, practicing good ...
February 21 Parent Update February 21 Parent Update Dear NCS Families,   As February Break comes to a close, I wanted to pass along a handful of updates. However, if you have any questions or concerns, please to not hesitate to reach out ( mfrahm@naplescsd.org , 585-374-7901) when you have a minute.   Winter Sports:   First and foremost, let me congratulate Coach Birdsall and our Varsity Girls Ski Team on their recent Class B Sectional Championship! Honors like this only happen when talent meets hard work, and their accomplishment was detailed in a really nice article put together by the Daily Messenger ( click here ).   Although COVID-19 restrictions still prevent most spectators from attending sporting events, thanks to Mr. Pursell (NCS Technology Department), individuals can watch streamed basketball ...
NCS Closed Due to Snow NCS Closed Due to Snow NCS Family,    Because of the continued snow and wind, we are going to be closed today (Wednesday, February 3, 2021). I know it looks like it might stop snowing later this morning, but because of our hills, geographic size, and commuters, I want to err on the side of caution.    Be safe and look forward to connecting soon.    Matt  
2-Hour Delay 2-Hour Delay NCS Family,  Due to the snow and current road conditions, we will be on a 2-hour delay this morning (Wednesday, February 3).  Stay warm and safe.  Matt
NCS Closed Due to Weather NCS Closed Due to Weather NCS Families,  Due to current road conditions and weather forecasts for later today, NCS will be closed on Tuesday, February 2.  Stay warm and stay safe, Big Green.  Matt  
Basketball to Resume on February 1 Basketball to Resume on February 1 Dear High School Parents, On Friday afternoon, New York State shared that “high risk” winter sports could resume on Monday, February 1. Although we are still working with our local Department of Health as well as regional athletic directors to identify consistent safety guidelines, we believe our boys and girls basketball athletes will be able to compete in shortened seasons over the coming weeks.   However, because of the quick planning timeline, we need your help. Before 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, we are asking High School parents to: - Sign their son or daughter up for basketball using Family ID ( click here ) if they have not done so already. We need final participation numbers as soon as possible so that we can finalize what levels can be offered. ...
NCS Recognizes Graduates of Distinction NCS Recognizes Graduates of Distinction The Naples Central School District is proud to announce that three new individuals have been inducted as “Graduates of Distinction.” Having distinguished themselves with exemplary personal and professional accomplishments, the graduates have demonstrated what can be achieved with a Big Green diploma. Congratulations to our newest inductees—they are sources of pride and inspiration for our entire school community. Eric Robert Burke (Class of 1997) William J. Koon (Class of 1981) Kathleen Linehan Riesenberger (1977)  
NCS Inducts Graduates of Distinction NCS Inducts Graduates of Distinction



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