Important reminders for parents: Please screen your children PRIOR to coming to school and report symptoms, close contacts, household contacts, and positive cases of COVID 19 via this link: https://tinyurl.com/y92fqbpw Remember to keep your student(s) home until test results are received - DO NOT test and return to school until nurse has copy of results and/or doctor's note.
Technology Insurance The deadline for purchasing an optional $25 technology insurance fee has been extended to this Friday, September 3. Pay online via https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/56366.
Homecoming Week & Themes • Homecoming Week will begin Tuesday, September 7th. The Wacky Week days are: o Tuesday: Tacky Tourist Day o Wednesday: Backyard Family Cookout Day o Thursday: Throwback Thursday o Friday: ‘Lei’ out the Eagles!
Parking on Campus- • All students are required to register their car on campus and display the 2021-22 parking hang tag. Tags are available from Ms. Hartness before or after school. SGA will begin ticketing the lot Tuesday, September 7th. Tickets are $5, and cars that are not registered will be towed. Registration is online at https://docs.google.com/document/d/17zVHp1SOlixHF1AamvrHTwjXkjqO5QodkX9mlOOMwDA/edit?usp=sharing
As you previously were informed, at its meeting last evening, the Newberry County School District Board of Trustees voted to enforce a mask mandate for all students and staff, effective immediately. Because this matter was not on the agenda for discussion and action, the Board has called a special meeting for Monday, August 30 beginning at 7:00 pm, where this matter will be reconsidered following the opportunity for public forum. If you wish to participate in the public forum, you must complete the Public Participation Request (located on our district website) prior to 3:00 pm on Monday. In the meantime, the District will not enforce a mandatory mask requirement for staff or students. The District continues to strongly encourage that masks be worn by students and staff to mitigate the spread of the Covid 19 virus.
Attention Juniors! NHS will administer the PSAT on Wednesday, October 13th to any interested Juniors. 11th grade is the year that students test to see if they qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The cost of the test is $18 and should be paid to Mrs. Sligh. The deadline to register is September 10th. The PSAT is NOT the college admissions exam. Sign up here- https://forms.gle/BJBufzNb9AihX5V5A
Parents & Students: Please read the information below. Masks are required on school grounds starting tomorrow, 8/24. At the August 23, 2021, Board Meeting, the Board voted to implement a 30-day mask mandate for all students in the School District of Newberry County. Beginning August 24, 2021, all students will be required to wear a mask on school grounds. Mask breaks may be allowed when proper social distancing can be maintained.
Picture day is September 22! Follow this link for pricing- https://bit.ly/3mrza5W Order code for NHS is FM361500
Attention Seniors! We will be nominating Homecoming King and Queen candidates during the day Monday. This will be a Google form mailed out to senior email accounts. They will have to be logged into their school Google account to complete the form.
Parents, students, and staff: We need your help! Please self-screen PRIOR to stepping on campus every single day and report ALL close contact, household contact, and positive cases of COVID-19 via this link: https://tinyurl.com/y92fqbpw You do not have to feel bad to be ill! These guidelines are in place for everyone’s health!
Encuesta Comunitaria de ESSER III El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Newberry necesita información sobre el gasto de la asignación de ARP - ESSER III. El SDNC recibió más de $ 15,2 millones para abordar la pérdida de aprendizaje y las necesidades académicas relacionadas con la pandemia de Covid19. Los fondos no se pueden utilizar para bonificaciones. El 11 de marzo de 2021, la Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (ARP) se convirtió en ley. El Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos está proporcionando $ 121,9 mil millones adicionales para el Fondo de Ayuda de Emergencia para Escuelas Primarias y Secundarias (Fondo ESSER III). Esta legislación otorgará estas subvenciones a las agencias educativas estatales (SEA) con el propósito de proporcionar a las agencias educativas locales (LEA) fondos de ayuda de emergencia para abordar el impacto que COVID-19 ha tenido y sigue teniendo en las escuelas primarias y secundarias de todo el país. la Nación. Por favor complete la siguiente encuesta: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe68t0vop3zRC4n7gkjzBg00beljT0orT04uS5Pwd1jEcTAEQ/viewform
2021-2022 Newberry High School Student Government Association Executive Council Jaliyah Sims, SGA President Aniyas Ruff, SGA Vice President Ahmirah Wilmore, SGA Secretary Desli Pena-Martinez, SGA Treasurer Class of 2022 Cameron Grier, President Lacy Hawkins, Secretary Francie Greene, Cabinet Class of 2023 Derrick Jones, President Danielle Harmon, Vice President Yuvika Kumari, Secretary Miliani Suber, Treasurer Jasmine Quarles, Cabinet Malachi Senn, Cabinet Class of 2024 Maeghan Springer, President Jasmine Kinard, Vice President Kailee Woods, Secretary Azariah Stephens, Treasurer Azly Aguilar, Cabinet Jeremy Glasgow, Cabinet
ESSER III Community Survey The School District of Newberry County needs input on the spending of the ARP - ESSER III allocation. The SDNC received over $15.2 million to address learning loss and academic needs related to the Covid19 pandemic. Funds cannot be used for bonuses. On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. The US Department of Education is providing an additional $121.9 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III Fund). This legislation will award these grants to state educational agencies (SEAs) for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs) with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation. Please complete the following survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSei9tClMHrmiD75mx587EV1x2WJzU8P3QljYmghF9bB9aZ2KA/viewform
The Parent Toolkit has recently been updated to reflect DHEC’s guidance issued May 20, 2021 . In an effort to make it easier for you to know what changes/additions have been made, the information has been highlighted in yellow. Parent/Guardian Toolkit for Reopening: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1284164/Parent_Guardian_Toolkit_for_reopening__May_24.pdf Parent/Guardian Toolkit for Reopening (Spanish): https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1284163/SPANISH_Parent_Guardian_Toolkit_May_24.pdf
Phones at NHS are receiving incoming calls now!
PARENTS of Face to Face Students: If you have a school district issued Wi-Fi hotspot, please be aware that the Department of Education will be turning off Wi-Fi service to them in June. The Wi-Fi hotspots and chargers need to be turned back into NHS before the last day of school, Thursday, June 10. Please be sure to label your hotspot with your child's name and return it and the charger to Ms. Senn in the front office.
Congratulations to Emily Allen and Jaliyah Sims who have been chosen by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 24 to be Palmetto Girls State Delegates!
Free Bark Jr - Bark for Schools Bark Jr allows parents to manage screen time, filter which websites their kids can visit, and keep up with kids by using location check-in. It's just another way that Bark is closing the gap in online safety for kids while allowing them the space they need to develop into good digital citizens. NOTE: This program is not to be installed on school devices.
The School District of Newberry County will begin collecting Consent Forms to Opt Out of Face Mask Requirement Imposed on Students by a School or School District on Friday, May 14. The form must be completed in its entirety and should be returned to the school between Friday, May 14 and Friday, May 21. Once approved by the school, this form allows students to go mask-free in the school building. Face coverings will continue to be required on all school buses. Students who exhibit any symptoms and visit the health room will be issued a mask. Parents are reminded to continue to check your students for any symptoms prior to sending them to school and inform the school nurse if your child is symptomatic. Plexiglass and social distancing measures will remain in place. As students come for state testing that begins on May 17, please be aware that there may be students with and without masks in the classrooms where testing occurs. Parents can access the form at https://scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/D-4286.pdf