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
March 8-19: Registration for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten will be open ONLINE (Spanish) - https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1142860/Spanish_PreK_poster__2_.pdf
NES Black History Virtual Living Wax Museum Click on Link Below: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQyfWCNEU_ms0UgS4T0HxEHW4ei1o9N29kZqHSR1tGeULtf0Dil16lmblf145Kf7I2a-V9erkzchQm-/pub?start=false&loop=true&delayms=60000&slide=id.p *The virtual museum works best on Google Chrome and/or Safari web browsers. It is desktop, laptop, iPad and iPhone friendly. We hope you enjoy your tour of the museum!*
Please continue to self-screen students prior to coming to school. If your student have been in close contact with a positive case within the past 14 days or are showing symptoms as outlined in the toolkit, please do not send your student to school and notify the school nurse. You can use the link: https://forms.gle/Z4BuP6KgfHHsMLMg9 to report a positive case, close contact, or household contact. Please take a moment and review the updated Parent Toolkit: English: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/search?q=parent%20toolkit Spanish: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/search?q=parent%20toolkit
Reporting a close contact, household contact, or positive case over Winter Break: NES Parents and Staff, Need to report a Close Contact, Household Contact or Positive Case of COVID-19? Click the link below to answer a few questions (Newberry Elementary School COVID-19 Reporting). If you are reporting over a holiday, weekend, or after hours, a school nurse will contact you the next school day for additional information. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdavP6Mb9nKNGPTI3ucDDsHKPc_I_5i-35qNmXH_xzuTzOLig/viewform
NES Parents and Staff, Need to report a Close Contact, Household Contact or Positive Case of COVID-19? Click here to answer a few questions. Newberry Elementary School COVID-19 Reporting - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdavP6Mb9nKNGPTI3ucDDsHKPc_I_5i-35qNmXH_xzuTzOLig/viewform. If you are reporting over a holiday, weekend, or after hours, a school nurse will contact you the next school day for additional information.
As a parent, guardian, or community member, your comments and suggestions are valued! Please call your child's schools to volunteer or serve on the planning team. You may also include your comments and suggestions in writing. Use the link below to include your comments or suggestions! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuFt9OE7OWSBBL6cpkT--yBu5L8W6c-OBNjU8OXieKcpPigw/viewform
Parents who wish to change their child's instructional setting are asked to complete the request at http://bit.ly/InstSet. Parents will be able to complete the request until 3:00 p.m. on November 13.
Parent Portal is an important tool that gives access to your student's current grades, discipline and attendance through the internet. Parents/guardians can create a confidential account for each student in the home that will allow you to view this information on your student anywhere you have internet access. Please contact NES to get your student's confidential Web ID and password then scan the QR code or click on the link below to be directed to the Parent Portal website. Instructions for creating an account are provided here and on the district website (www.newberry.k12.sc.us) under the Parent section. Parent Portal website: https://sdnc.powerschool.com/public/home.html
The School District of Newberry County (SDNC) is considering a transition from a hybrid schedule to a 4-day in-person instructional schedule. The transition will occur in multiple phases, beginning with students in elementary grades and students with special learning needs. Please click the link below to respond to the Phased in Return Survey – https://forms.gle/fuS4iFjgrZ9fKb1c9 This survey will close on October 16, 2020. Please complete one survey per student.
Please join us for a LIVE 3rd grade parent meeting at 10 a.m. This will be for all students, both hybrid or virtual. We will discuss expectations, grades, and the SC Ready Retention Law. Please click the link below to join the LIVE at 10am. meet.google.com/ego-cjht-qqi
IMPORTANT UPDATE The Parent/Guardian Toolkit has been updated. The most recent changes are within the section about masks, especially masks with exhalation valves or vents. The changes state: The purpose of masks is to keep respiratory droplets from reaching others to aid with source control. Masks with one-way valves or vents allow exhaled air to be expelled out through holes in the material. This can allow exhaled respiratory droplets to reach others and potentially spread the COVID-19 virus. Therefore, CDC does not recommend using masks if they have an exhalation valve or vent. These type masks will not be allowed starting Monday, August 31, for staff or students. View the complete document in English: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RO4fms8qPDCBJSiWTlAXkpUU61qNnrr2/view?usp=sharing Or in Spanish: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RO4fms8qPDCBJSiWTlAXkpUU61qNnrr2/view?usp=sharing
In order for your student to receive their technology device for both the eLearning and Hybrid models, you must sign the SDNC Technology Agreement form. You can electronically sign this form by clicking on the link below. At the bottom of the form you will notice two options. The first option is YES, you are agreeing and want your child to receive a SDNC device and the second option is, NO you do not want your child issued a SDNC device. We want to send devices home with your student on their LEAP day, however this form must be signed before we can do so. Google Form Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgLNF6NDifmRE_ZuUfFQI68wM6ERrw7-9cNqUkqc2xTpmE-w/viewform
2020-21 Updated School Calendar: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/822902/Calendar_2020-2021_Delayed_Opening.pdf
Free Mobile Hot Spot for Virtual Learning in the School District of Newberry County - Survey Deadline August 3, 2020 Hot Spot Requirements in English: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/822248/Hot_Spot_Requirements_in_English.pdf
Punto de acceso móvil gratuito para aprendizaje virtual - Fecha límite 3 de Agosto de 2020 Hot Spot Requirements in Spanish: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/822247/Hot_Spot_Requirements_in_Spanish.pdf
COVID19 Frequently Asked Questions in English: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/817280/COVID_FAQs_7-27-20.pdf
COVID19 Frequently Asked Questions in Spanish: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/817279/COVID_FAQs_SPA_7-27-20.pdf
Parents of students in the School District of Newberry County are asked to complete one questionnaire per child to determine how they would like their child to return to school for the 2020-2021 school year. Option 1 allows parents the choice of sending their child to school on a Hybrid schedule – meeting in person 2 days per week and eLearning 3 days per week. Option 2 is for parents who wish to have their child participate in the Newberry ONE Institute for eLearning, a completely online option for a semester at a time. The questionnaire can be found at https://bit.ly/SDNCLearningPref and must be submitted prior to midnight on July 28, 2020.
As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, we would like your input. Please click on the link below to provide information for our district. We are asking parents/guardians to complete one survey per student. https://bit.ly/2020FamSurv
Please visit the South Carolina Department of Education website for remote learning at www.scremotelearning.com to access resources for parents, students, and teachers.
In an effort to assess internet capabilities within our district, we are asking that all parents complete the following survey by Tuesday, April 14. Internet is defined as ability to use a desktop, laptop, or tablet at home. For the purpose of this survey, access to internet solely through a smart phone is NOT considered internet access. Please complete a separate survey for each child who attends a school in Newberry County. Even if you previously completed a survey through your school, please take a moment to provide the information requested at https://bit.ly/SDNCInternetSurvey.
We miss our kids! Click the following link for a little school to student connection! https://spark.adobe.com/video/a0spr6WrUjYST
NES Remote Learning Activities Governor McMaster has closed all schools at least through the end of March due to the COVID 19. I am reaching out to all of our families to find out the best method of providing at-home learning activities to you. Please follow the link below to help us identify the best way to help your child. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rlVSkgaVniQGUD79N_NVzG49rYG6CBfrt2AphNbclvU/viewform?ts=5e6f983a&edit_requested=true
CDC guidance discourages gathering or socializing anywhere. We encourage you to stay home as much as possible to decrease the spread of COVID19 in our community. It will take all of us working together to help slow this virus. More COVID19 information can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html
The Benefit of Parents and Teachers Working Together (Click Link Below) https://www.verywellfamily.com/parents-and-teachers-working-together-620922