Return to School

January 7, 2021

For Immediate Release

Napoleon Area City Schools will be returning to school on Monday, January 11, 2021 for in-person
learning. We took this remote week as a precaution after the Christmas/New Year break to act as a
buffer from family functions and our return to school. Through the end of 2020, NACS covid numbers
have remained consistent, but we want to remind our families that we may not see the full effects of
this time for the next few weeks. We ask parents and caregivers for your help in continuing to follow
the plan that has kept us in school so far. Please make sure students continue to wear masks, practice
social distancing, disinfect/wash their hands, and most importantly stay home if they have or could have
been in contact with someone with covid or are not feeling well. Our success with keeping our students
in school rests with the continued collaboration between school and home.

During the break, schools did receive some great news from the state regarding school quarantines.
Napoleon students and staff must continue to follow our restart plan. The only difference is that
students will not be quarantined in a classroom or bus setting if they were in close contact with a
positive student or staff member as long as, they are wearing masks and following all district procedures
as outlined in our restart plan. Unfortunately, this change does not apply to athletics.

Important Reminder for students who wish to enter NOA this school year. The final open enrollment
deadline for the entire 2nd semester is January 8, 2021. Students will not be enrolled in NOA during the
second semester after January 8th and students will only be allowed to enter NOA during open
enrollment. Once a student comes back to school (brick and mortar) from NOA, they will NOT be
offered the chance to go into the NOA program again for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

Napoleon Area City Schools continues to take student and staff safety very seriously and will continue to
work hard on behalf of our families and the community. We value the opportunity to serve our students
and families and welcome the opportunity to provide the quality in-person education everyone has
come to expect. Thank you for your cooperation and continued support.

Dr. Erik Belcher


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