Health and Safety Update from NCS
Dear NCS Parents and Guardians:
Like all of you, we have been closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) over the past couple of weeks. Because the health and safety of our school family is of the utmost importance, I wanted to pass along an update on what we are doing at NCS in response to the respiratory virus.
More than anything, we are encouraging students and staff to exercise the preventative measures (washing hands regularly, using hand sanitizer, covering coughs or sneezes with tissues) outlined by the New York State Department of Health. Additionally, we are encouraging everyone to stay home if they are feeling ill, and to contact their primary care physician if they are displaying symptoms such as a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
At an organizational level, we have been in regular contact with the Ontario County Department of Public Heath as well as the Department of Education. With their partnership and guidance, we have met with our Emergency Response Team, implemented appropriate cleaning procedures, and reviewed the process we would use if a student were to display symptoms at school.
We have also been familiarizing ourselves with guidelines from the State regarding the closure of buildings, and reviewing all upcoming large events, activities, and trips at NCS to make sure they are safe for all involved. While we will be carefully reviewing each activity, we want to emphasize that nothing has been cancelled at this point in time.
Finally, we want you to know how much we care about your sons and daughters at NCS. We are committed to their wellbeing, and we would encourage you to reach out to a Naples administrator, nurse, psychologist, or school counselor if you have any questions or concerns in the days ahead.
I have provided a handful of informative links below, and thank you as always for your trust and support.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NYS Department of Health
Ontario County Public Health
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource