The PA Department of Health (DOH) has updated the metric to now only require two days of closure to reset the COVID-19 case counts per each building. All building positive case counts reset each Monday because we do not have school the preceding two days. The school district will notify families via our electronic communication system of positive cases per building. The PA Department of Health still has the requirement of contact tracing investigation and individuals identified as close contacts will be notified by our school districts Nurse or DOH. Close contact is defined by CDC as anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes in a 24 hour period. If a person has not been fully vaccinated they are required to quarantine for up to 14 days from their last day of exposure. Our school environment does not allow for abbreviated quarantine timelines and state mandated mask wearing and spacing guidelines must be adhered to.
School Board Meeting: The next meeting of the Newport Board of School Directors is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
The public may attend the Board meetings virtually. For security reasons, those interested in attending, please email Board Secretary Jamison Magaro at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the link to direct you to the Zoom meeting.
Public comment may also be submitted in advance of the meeting via email to Mr. Magaro. Emails that are received by noon on the day of the meeting will be read during the public comment section of the meeting.
Any person with disabilities that may need reasonable accommodations to join the visual board meeting please contact Jamison Magaro at email@example.com
Click here for a list of Homeless and Mental Health Resources.
Newport School District recognizes its obligation to ensure that homeless students have access to the same educational programs and services provided to other district students. The Districts Homeless Liaison along with school staff shall identify homeless children within the district, encourage their enrollment, and eliminate existing barriers to their attendance and education, in compliance with federal and state law and regulations.
Policies, procedures and administrative regulations that create barriers for enrollment, attendance, transportation and success in school for homeless students, may be waived.
Homeless students are defined as individuals lacking a fixed, regular and nighttime residence, which include the following conditions: living in hotels, motels, camp grounds; living in emergency shelters either transitional or domestic violence; unaccompanied youth and run-away children; families temporarily doubled up due to loss of housing (fire, eviction, etc.); living in cars, parks, public spaces.
Resident families are encouraged to contact the District Homeless Liaison, Mary Kay Hunter, 717-567-2529 and firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss their situation.
2020-2021 NEWPORT SCHOOL DISTRICT CENSUS
DEADLINE NOVEMBER, 20, 2020
To enter your census information, go to www.newportsd.org/census.
To print the census form, click Here (Requires PDF viewer)
2021 Newport School District Census Takers
Mary Jane Zentichko
Before heading out to shop for your winter coats this year, Newport school students are welcome to stop in to check out the collection of free coats available in the Coat Closet. Sizes available from junior small to adult XXL. See Mrs. Markle in the high school Guidance office for assistance.
The Newport School District places a high level of emphasis on communication. This emphasis lends itself to an environment where students will receive the best possible educational experience. The District encourages continual communication between parents and staff to support every student. In order to effectively address and facilitate discussion regarding questions or concerns about your child’s education, the District would like issues to be routed through certain channels for communication. In the event that a question or concern should arise, please first contact your student’s teacher. From that point, the respective building administrator may become involved to help facilitate discussion on an issue. If the issue is unresolved at either of these levels, it will be elevated to the Superintendent for review. Should the need arise, the issue may be presented before the School Board for additional consideration. The Newport School District strives for continual growth and a goal to always put students first. Thank you for your support. Ryan Neuhard, Superintendent
Mission Statement: The mission of the Newport School District is to educate all students to become lifelong learners through partnerships with parents, educators and community.
Enter to Learn
We will provide a school culture that promotes positive attitudes and a safe environment so that students will enter our doors ready to learn.
Go Forth to Serve
We will prepare our students to leave our schools with an attitude of service and commitment to society.
Continue to Learn
We will instill in all of our students a lifelong love of learning and respect for knowledge.
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