• The District has been notified of a case of COVID-19 at Dillsburg Elementary School involving a student last in the building on April 19. This is the first case for Dillsburg Elementary within the current rolling 14-day period.

    Should Dillsburg Elementary end up with two or more cases within the rolling 14-day period, the District must close the building for face-to-face activities. Otherwise, per the revised recommendations of PDE’s closure orders, after Dillsburg Elementary takes action in accordance with the guidelines of the PA Department of Health and the protocols established in the District’s Health and Safety Plan—including contact tracing, quarantining individuals that were in close contact, and appropriate cleaning and disinfecting of affected areas—its case count will reset to zero after the weekend.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • The District has been notified of a case of COVID-19 at Northern High School involving a student last in the building on April 13. This is the third case for the high school within the current rolling 14-day period (six cases require a closure).

    Per the revised recommendations of PDE’s closure orders, after the high school takes action in accordance with the guidelines of the PA Department of Health and the protocols established in the District’s Health and Safety Plan—including contact tracing, quarantining individuals that were in close contact, and appropriate cleaning and disinfecting of affected areas—its case count will reset to zero after the weekend.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • The District has been notified of a case of COVID-19 at Northern Elementary School involving a staff member last in the building on April 12. This is the first case for Northern Elementary within the current rolling 14-day period (two cases require a closure).

    Per the revised recommendations of PDE’s closure orders, after Northern Elementary takes action in accordance with the guidelines of the PA Department of Health and the protocols established in the District’s Health and Safety Plan—including contact tracing, quarantining individuals that were in close contact, and appropriate cleaning and disinfecting of affected areas—its case count will reset to zero after the weekend.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the many challenges ff the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • The District has been notified of five cases of COVID-19 across multiple schools – two at South Mountain Elementary School, two at the high school, and one at the middle school.

    South Mountain’s cases involved two students last in the building on Monday, April 12. Because South Mountain Elementary has now accumulated two cases within a 14-day period, the building must close Wednesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 15. Staff and students will operate in the remote model of instruction. South Mountain Elementary will reopen on Friday, April 16.

    The high school’s cases involved two students last in the building on Monday, April 12. These are the first and second cases for the high school within the current rolling 14-day period (six cases require a closure).

    The middle school’s case involved a student last in the building on Monday, April 12. This is the first case for the middle school within the current rolling 14-day period (four cases require a closure).

    The District has taken action in accordance with the guidelines of the PA Department of Health (DOH) and the protocols established in the district’s Health and Safety Plan, including consultation with the DOH, contact tracing, quarantining individuals that were in close contact, and appropriate cleaning and disinfecting of affected areas.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • On March 10, 2021, the State Board of Education approved the transfer of Washington Township from Dover Area School District to Northern York County School District to take effect at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year. The District has been working for months on a plan to transition and welcome Washington Township families to us. On Friday, April 9, the District mailed a letter to Washington Township families detailing the finalized transition plan.

    In general terms, the finalized plan brings Washington Township students entering grades K-9 to us in the fall, while affording students entering grades 10-12 the opportunity to stay and matriculate through Dover High School.

    From the onset of this process, our intent has always been to create a plan that gives as much flexibility as possible to Washington Township families, while simultaneously ensuring current Northern York taxpayers would not assume additional tax burden as a result of the transition. Nevertheless, we anticipate that the transition process will still be difficult for some of our Washington Township families and that our current district employees and residents will have additional questions and concerns.

    To read the letter sent to Washington Township, and for more information, including answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQ’s), please visit our Washington Township webpage (https://www.northernpolarbears.com/Page/14167).

    Northern York is a special place and its members are resilient and kindhearted. We ask for the help of the entire Northern York community in welcoming our newest residents. Let’s show our Washington Township friends how caring the Northern York community is and why we are so proud of our school district.
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  • The District has been notified of three cases of COVID-19, one each at South Mountain Elementary School, Northern Elementary School, and Northern Middle School. All three instances involved students who were last in their respective buildings on April 5. Within the current rolling 14-day period, this is the first case for South Mountain, the first case for Northern Elementary, and the second case for Northern Middle.

    The District has taken action in accordance with the guidelines of the PA Department of Health (DOH) and the protocols established in the District’s Health and Safety Plan, including consultation with the DOH, contact tracing, quarantining individuals that were in close contact, and appropriate cleaning and disinfecting of affected areas. We expect that all three schools will reset to zero cases on Monday having satisfied the revised recommendations of PDE’s closure orders.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • The District has been notified of three cases of COVID-19, two in the high school and one in the middle school.

    The cases at the high school are two students last in the building on April 5 and 6. These are the first and second cases for the high school within the current rolling 14-day period (six cases require a closure).

    The case at the middle school is a student last in the building on April 5. This is the first case for the middle school within the current rolling 14-day period (four cases require a closure).

    The District has taken action in accordance with the guidelines of the PA Department of Health (DOH) and the protocols established in the District’s Health and Safety Plan, including consultation with the DOH, contact tracing, quarantining individuals that were in close contact, and appropriate cleaning and disinfecting of affected areas.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Today the District was notified of a fifth and sixth case of COVID-19 at the high school. The cases involve two students, whose last days in the building were both March 29. Because the high school has now accumulated six cases within a 14-day period, the high school must close per PDE’s Closure Orders.

    The closure will begin Wednesday, March 31 and continue through Friday, April 2. Staff and students will operate in the remote model of instruction on Wednesday. Easter Break begins on Thursday and school will resume on Monday. Sports and extracurriculars scheduled for Wednesday through Friday are postponed.

    The District has taken action in accordance with the guidelines of the PA Department of Health (DOH) and the protocols established in the district’s Health and Safety Plan, including consultation with the DOH, contact tracing, quarantining individuals that were in close contact, and appropriate cleaning and disinfecting of affected areas.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Northern York SD is planning for a full 5-day per week return to school in the fall of 2021 for all students in grades K-12. This is based on our belief that there will be broad access to vaccines and increased immunity by the end of August 2021. We also plan to continue to provide the Northern Online Academy (NOLA) as an option for all students in grades K-12.

    Assumptions for the fall:
    1. A full face-to-face return will include a return to pre-pandemic student populations on transportation and in our school buildings, and pre-pandemic class sizes.
    2. We anticipate that students and staff may still be required by the PA Department of Health to wear face coverings while at school in the fall.

    Based on the information above, please complete a separate 4-question survey for each student in your household. This preliminary survey data will enable us to plan adequate staffing levels for the fall. Your responses are not a firm commitment of your intentions. The survey will be open until Monday, April 5 at 4:00pm. Parents/Guardians should check your email for a link to the survey or contact your school office.

    Thank you.
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