Consistent, timely and accurate information is critically important to NPSD as we return to in-person learning. Since March 12, 2020, the district has updated specific areas of with multiple resources and links regarding COVID-19 and Virtual Learning. Updated information regarding 2020-2021 Return to School can also be found here

As with all district matters, multiple media are used for communicating to our families. Regular updates are provided via School Messenger and updated to the website. We will continuously add to our Question and Answer section of the Return to School webpage as inquiries are received. All school board meetings, many of which discuss matters pertaining to school reopening can be found at

It is important to remember that in all communications we must follow strict privacy guidelines to protect students and staff. 

Positive Case Notification Process Protocols (In consultation with the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH))


  • Close Contacts” - The parents/guardians of any student who is determined to have had “close contact” with a COVID-19 confirmed positive individual will be notified directly (within 24 hours) by the building principal in conjunction with central office administration and the MCOPH.
  • Notification for those who are not “Close Contacts” - Individuals in the school who are determined to not have been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person will NOT be notified unless it is determined to be necessary in consultation with MCOPH.
  • School-Level and Broad Notification - When it is determined, in consultation with MCOPH) that a school, group, team, etc. requires a special notification beyond the direct notification for close contact, the district and/or school will inform those individuals using School Messenger.

There may be times when NPSD will need to alter these protocols, depending on the state of the pandemic, but the above provides families parents with a summary for what to expect.