Important Updates and Information

Continuity of Education Plan
COVID-19 DOH Update Picture
  • 9/18/2020

    When should a student stay home from school? The Pa Dept of Health offers the below Symptom Screening Tool to guide this decision. 

    Symptom Screening Tool



    The School Board approved the District's Updated Health and Safety Plan at the Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 25th.  A copy of that plan can be found at the following link: NYCSD Updated Health and Safety Plan August 25, 2020



    FALL OPEN Frequently Asked Questions 

    Click HERE to access Frequently Asked Questions under the following headings: 

    General Information; Elementary School Day; Secondary School Day; District-wide Practices and Activities; Face Coverings and Safety Protocols; Cleaning and Sanitation; Transportation; Northern Online Academy (NOLA). 

    Please reach out to your principal with questions and concerns not addressed below. 

    Check back frequently and look for the *NEW* symbol identifying recently added or updated questions 



    Elementary Family Update:  The elementary schools sent emails to families of 2020-2021 enrolled students on Monday, August 3, 2020.  This email included updated information specific to anticipated operations at our elementary buildings.  The approved school calendar and Health and Safety Plan 



    The School Board approvded the District's Health and Safety Plan at the Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 28th.  A copy of that plan can be found at the following link:NYCSD Health and Safety Plan

    The Board also approved a supplemental Athletics and Activicities Health and Safety Plan at the same meeting.  A copy of that plan can be found at the following link:Athletic Health and Safety Plan

    The alternate school calendar was approved as well.  This calendar moved seven teacher training days to the start of the school year and pushes the student start date to Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  Clink on the link to view the entire 2020-2021 Calendar

    On Friday, July 17, 2020 a Community Update was emailed to Northern Families and Staff.  A copy of that update may be found at the following link:  July 17 Community Update




    The decision to resume sports-related activities, including conditioning, practices and games, is within the discretion of a school entity’s governing body. Each school entity must develop and adopt an Athletics Health and Safety Plan aligning to the PDE Preliminary Guidance for Phased Reopening of Pre-K to 12 Schools prior to conducting sports-related activities with students. The plan must include the provisions of this guidance, be approved by the local governing body of the school entity, and be posted on the school entity’s publicly available website. School entities should also consider whether the implementation of the plan requires the adoption of a new policy or revision of an existing policy.

    Please read Northern York County School District's "Athletic Health and Safety Plan COVID." 

    As the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) grows, NYCSD remains committed to providing all families, staff and students with timely and accurate information, resources and updates about the coronavirus and how it affects our community and school operations.  Revisit this site often often as the situation is fluid.  The District Administraiton will continue to utilize our various communication methods including email, phone calls, website alerts, and social media to shared relevant information as soon as decisions are made impacting our school community. 

    Record of communications to NYCSD Community:

    Community Letters from Northern York County School District  


    The safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is our utmost concern. We are in ongoing communication and consultation with the following organizations that are experts in emergency preparedness and crisis management.  Valuable information is available at each site.

    What can I do to help prevent the spread of illness?

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Take flu antivirals if prescribed by your health care provider if you have the flu.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Last Modified on September 25, 2020