Newberry Elementary shifts to eLearning from January 12-17. This change only affects Newberry Elementary and is due to the percentage of staff who are positive, symptomatic, and/or quarantined for Covid-19. Beginning Wednesday, January 12, Newberry Elementary School will temporarily shift all students from in-person learning to eLearning. There will be no school-related extracurricular or after school activities from January 12 through January 17. This shift to eLearning only applies to Newberry Elementary School. Virtual parent-teacher conference will continue as scheduled on January 13 and 14. This decision was not taken lightly. We recognize that a shift of this nature impacts families and child care, and of course, classroom instruction. However, it has become necessary as we struggle to maintain regular operations due to the percentage of staff at Newberry Elementary School who are positive, symptomatic, and/or quarantined for Covid-19. There is also a growing number of student absences due to Covid-19. It is our goal to resume in-person learning at Newberry Elementary School on Tuesday, January 18. However, we will monitor the numbers and staff availability over the weekend and notify parents and staff no later than Sunday, January 16, if an extension is warranted.
First5SC is a resource provided to families who have children aged 0 to 5 years. To check the services available, visit https://first5sc.org/.
Join us as we have some fun before the Winter Holidays with Spirit Week! Let your creativity shine according to the Spirit Week daily "dress-up" assignment for Monday, December 13 - Friday, December 17.
NES is excited to launch out attendance initiative, "Every Student, Every Day!" This initiative is intended to emphasize the impact school attendance can have on a student's academic success starting in preK and continuing through high school. Families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life. Just 2 missed school days per month, excused or unexcused, has a long-term impact on academic performance in both reading and math and ultimately, on graduation rates. Attendance MATTERS! We have added a new page to our website providing more information about the importance of good attendance. Click here for more information! https://www.newberryes.org/o/nes/page/attendance-every-student-every-day.
NES will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week during the week of October 25-29. Red Ribbon Week is a drug awareness initiative to provide insight regarding the harmful effect of drugs. We will have a "theme" for each day to emphasize the daily drug awareness slogan. Join the fun and participate all week!
NES has met our reading challenge! NES students have read OVER 4,000 books! Students were challenged to meet this goal and in return Ms. Robinson will receive a pie in the face on Wednesday by the student who read the most books AND Dr. Farr will wear her pajamas to school and have colored hair. On Wednesday, Dr. Farr will also go live on Facebook at 7:30 for a read aloud. All staff and students are encouraged to wear pajamas on Wednesday! We are so proud of the Rockets for meeting the reading challenge!
NES is excited to partner with Nothing Bundt Cakes to host a Bundlet Fundraiser sale for our school! NES will receive 40% of each Bundlet sold. The sale will run October 4-8. Check out the limited seasonal flavor - Pumpkin Spice!!
Student Picture Day is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14. Order forms have been sent home with your student. Orders can be placed online using the information on the order form or your student may bring payment in the order envelope with them on Tuesday.
Please screen your child daily. If they are not feeling well and/or experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, please keep them at home. If your child is experiencing symptoms, tests positive, has been a close contact, or is a household contact please report it using the following link https://forms.gle/Z4BuP6KgfHHsMLMg9. The Nurse will contact you during school hours. If a report is made after hours or on the weekend the Nurse will make contact on the next school day. We are doing everything we can to keep students and staff safe by strongly encouraging the use of masks, social distancing, and by washing hands throughout the day. Thank you.
Registration for Be Great Academy’s 2021-22 after school program is now open! Come join us for award-winning fun programs focused on achieving academic success, healthy life styles, and character development! Participants will receive snack daily and have the opportunity to complete each day’s homework during our Power Hour program. Our curriculum focuses on STEAM projects and leadership skills all while providing a safe place for your child after school. After school care will begin the first day of school and run from school dismissal until 6:30 PM on school days. We offer care at select locations when school is out. Let us help your child discover their greatness within. Visit https://portal.begreatacademy.com for more information and to complete the online registration.
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
South Carolina Department of Education Office of Early Learning and Literacy College and Career Ready Division Survey: Dear Parents and Childcare Providers, Parents and caretakers of young children and the professionals who work with families are experts on the supports and resources available in communities around South Carolina. It is our job as state leaders to listen to you all. The “Transitions from Pre-K to 5K” survey is from the interagency Palmetto Pre-K Transitions Workgroup, and we aim to learn more about what's available around our state to support families in the transition into 5-year-old Kindergarten. We would be incredibly grateful if you would share your thoughts. Please take a moment to complete a very brief survey (about 5 minutes) found here: https://scfirststeps.surveymonkey.com/r/JMYM2J9. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Rachal Hatton-Moore, Two-Generation Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Summer Camp will be held at your student's home school on Monday-Thursday from 7:45AM until 2:45PM on the dates listed below: June 14-17 June 21-24 June 28-July 1 July 6 July 7 (Student dismissal 12:45) For maximum benefit, the students should come every day for the entire four-week camp. Bus transportation will be available, and students will be provided with breakfast and lunch each day. We hope that you will decide to send your student to camp to receive additional instruction. For further questions, please contact the front office at (803) 321-2670. Stacy Farr Principal
With Governor McMaster’s signing into law S.704, all schools will return to 5 days of instruction beginning April 26. For students who are currently face-to-face, Wednesdays will now be an in-person learning day. For students who are currently enrolled in Newberry ONE, Wednesdays will now be synchronous (live) instruction days. This resolution is in place for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year and for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. We will continue to keep our current safety measures in place with masks, plexiglass, and social distancing until such a time it is deemed safe to discontinue these practices. Meal Pick-Ups for Virtual Students – students will need to notify the school’s cafeteria they plan to pick up meals from by 1:00 pm on Monday, April 26 and schedule a pick-up time for their meals for Wednesday, April 28. We will not be able to accommodate the open pick-up (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) as we have in the past.
SDNC Announces Additional eLearning Day (April 1st) The School District of Newberry County has partnered with Lovelace Medical Center to administer COVID-19 Vaccines to approximately 371 employees on March 31st. This will be the second dose for these employees. Due to the potential that some employees may experience negative side effects from the second COVID-19 vaccine, the school district will schedule an eLearning day for ALL students on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Teachers will provide asynchronous (not live) virtual assignments to all students, including Newberry ONE, for this day. Assignments will be posted along with the completion due date. The completion of the assignments will be used to determine student attendance for April 1st. If parents or students have questions about the assignments, please contact the child’s teacher via email or through Schoology.
The window for State Testing is May 13-June 10, 2021. A schedule for your student's specific testing dates will be available at a later time. Please note: Third grade students will test in the beginning of the test window.
In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, all parents are asked to complete the following survey regarding instruction in a non-pandemic school year - https://bit.ly/3jHOw2t. Please complete one per child. Surveys must be completed before March 15.
March 8-19: Registration for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten opens ONLINE. Please use the following link for more information. (English) - https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1142859/Pre_K_and_K_Registration_Poster_2021__2_.pdf