The School District of Newberry County has been constantly monitoring the Covid-19 situation and due to the recent increases in the number of cases across the state, we have decided to postpone our summer camp scheduled to begin July 6th.
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
June 29, 2020 School Board meeting https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEjlMiqioa_BqC8YS2sOYqQ Disclamer: The meeting is hosted by YouTube and is not closed captioned.
Summer Reading Lists Now Posted - All lists can be found at https://www.newberry.k12.sc.us/o/sdnc/browse/67488
Due to the rise in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina and Newberry County, we have decided to postpone the start of fall sports summer workouts until further notice. Please know that this decision was made in an effort to protect the health and well-being of our student athletes, coaches, and staff. We will closely monitor this situation and stay in contact with DHEC as we move forward. We look forward to getting back to practice and play as conditions permit.
Attention Parents of Students in Grades K-3: The South Carolina Department of Education has collaborated with various stakeholders to create resources for students that will allow for continuous instruction throughout the summer. State Literacy Specialists and Early Learning Specialists identified essential learning needed by students for successful fall re-entry, and created lessons that can be used by teachers and parents through a variety of delivery methods. All current and previous resources may be found at www.SCRemoteLearning.com.
2020 School District of Newberry County Graduation Live Stream https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEjlMiqioa_BqC8YS2sOYqQ Disclamer: The meeting is hosted by YouTube and is not closed captioned.
In observance of Memorial Day, Free Meal Service pick ups will occur on Tuesday, May 26, rather than Monday, May 25. Also, Tuesday, May 26 will be the last date for the mobile bus meal service sites. Meals will continue to be offered every Monday during the month of June at Mid-Carolina High School, Newberry High School, Whitmire Community School, Newberry Middle School, Pomaria-Garmany Elementary School and Reuben Elementary School.
The School District of Newberry County has established graduation dates and times for the Class of 2020. Whitmire Community School will have graduation on June 2 at 7 pm in the school gymnasium. Newberry High School will have graduation on June 3 at 9 am at Mike Ware Field. Mid-Carolina High School will have graduation on June 4 at 9 am at Lon Armstrong Stadium. All graduates will be limited to 2 tickets each. Social distancing guidelines will be adhered to at all graduations. A commemorative DVD will be provided for all graduates and will also be posted to the district’s YouTube channel. School specific procedures will be shared with the graduates and their families. We thank all of you for your patience as we work to make this a special time for our graduates.
May 18, 2020 School Board meeting https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEjlMiqioa_BqC8YS2sOYqQ Disclamer: The meeting is hosted by YouTube and is not closed captioned.
Our final packet return will be on Thursday, May 14 from 9 am – 1 pm. If you cannot make it to your child’s school during this time, please contact the school to arrange to drop off all completed work prior to this date. No student work will be accepted after 1 pm on Thursday, May 14. This will also be parents last opportunity to pick up any medications that are at the school. If your child’s medications are not picked up by 1 pm on Thursday, May 14, the school nurse will properly dispose of these medications. We recommend your child continue to read and explore their interests through projects or research over the summer. Everyone with the school district would like to thank you all for your continued support and cooperation during this time. We miss our students and families and look forward to when we can see you all again.
Our partners at Newberry Mental Health want to help during this time of stress and change. Our school-based clinicians will continue treatment with their existing students. However, if you feel they could be of assistance to your family during this time please contact Newberry Mental Health at (803)276-8000. All families can utilize their resources to assist with talking to your children and managing your family’s mental health during this time. https://www.ffcmh.org/covid-19-resources-for-parents
April 27, 2020 School Board meeting https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEjlMiqioa_BqC8YS2sOYqQ Disclamer: The meeting is hosted by YouTube and is not closed captioned.
All Newberry County School District schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year, per the governor’s announcement. Additional information regarding instructional packets, graduation, textbook returns, etc. will be provided at a later date. We thank all of our students and parents for their cooperation during this time. We also want to thank all of our teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, administrators, and all other staff members for the work they are doing while our students are not in school. We miss you all and look forward to when we can get together again.
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.
March 31st Board Meeting Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEjlMiqioa_BqC8YS2sOYqQ Disclamer: The meeting is hosted by YouTube and is not closed captioned.
Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman today released the following joint statement announcing that South Carolina’s schools will remain closed for the duration of the month of April: “At this time, students, parents, and families should plan for South Carolina’s schools to remain closed through the month of April. Our dedicated teachers and school administrators have done a tremendous job in making it possible for our students to learn at home. We understand that the prospect of schools remaining closed for an extended period of time places stress and strain on parents and children. Rest assured, if there is any way to safely open our schools earlier, we will do that, but schools must remain closed to protect the health and safety of South Carolinians.” https://governor.sc.gov/news/2020-03/joint-statement-gov-henry-mcmaster-sc-superintendent-education-molly-spearman
The South Carolina Education Oversight Committee has posted some resources to aid families while children are learning at home. Please visit https://expectmoresc.com/support-for-families-helping-students-learn-at-home/.
CDC guidance discourages students and staff from gathering or socializing anywhere, like at a friend’s house, a favorite restaurant, or the local shopping mall. 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. For more information on How to prepare and take action for COVID19, click the link. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath, call your doctor or healthcare provider to discuss your concerns or get medical care. You can also use MUSC Health’s virtual visit (https://campaigns.muschealth.org/virtual-care/index.html) by using the promo code "COVID19." For general questions about COVID-19, the DHEC Care Line is here to help. Call 1-855-472-3432. Staff are answering calls from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
Assignment pick-ups will be available at your child’s school Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17 and 18 between 8am – 4 pm. If the times available do not work for you to pick up assignments, please contact your child’s school. Each school will be posting a link requesting information from parents regarding Internet access. Please complete the survey posted on the school website and social media account to give us important information regarding your Internet access. If you are experiencing any symptoms of the virus, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please do not come to the school to pick up assignment packets; please contact your primary care provider. For general questions regarding COVID-19, please call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432. We will be sending out additional information regarding breakfast and lunch as soon as available.
With the Governor’s proclamation for closing schools, the School District of Newberry County will not have school through March 31. Students and families are asked to continue to practice good hygiene by washing hands and also maintain social distancing by staying six feet away from others. We will be sending out information about meals being provided to students, including locations to pick up breakfast and lunch in the near future. We will also provide information regarding student assignments to be completed during the closing. Additional details will be provided soon.
We are monitoring very closely the situation related to COVID-19/ Coronavirus, as the safety of our students and staff is our utmost concern. We are in close contact with the South Carolina DHEC and the State Department of Education and will continue to follow their guidance. Should you have concerns, you can call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432. More information can be found on our District Website. Click here for District Updates - https://www.newberry.k12.sc.us/o/sdnc/page/school-health-services-home
Our district continues to monitor the emerging novel coronavirus outbreak. We will work closely with our contacts at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) to stay informed of any developments of confirmed cases in the US and implement any recommendations or guidelines from the CDC or SC DHEC as they are determined. While this virus has not affected our area at present, DHEC and CDC have great resources available for parents and community members to learn about the virus, symptoms, preventative measures and current confirmed cases. As always, we encourage everyone to practice proper handwashing, cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing and stay home if ill. It is all of us working together that will help decrease the spread of germs. To stay up to date on this ever-changing situation, go to: https://scdhec.gov/COVID19
Nuestro distrito continúa monitoreando el emergente brote de coronavirus. Trabajaremos en estrecha colaboración con nuestros contactos en el Departamento de Salud y Control Ambiental de Carolina del Sur (SC DHEC) para mantenernos informados de cualquier evolución de los casos confirmados en los Estados Unidos e implementar cualquier recomendación o de guía estrategias del CDC oSC DHEC según se determinen. Si bien este virus no ha afectado a nuestra área en la actualidad, DHEC y CDC tienen grandes recursos disponibles para que los padres y miembros de la comunidad aprendan sobre el virus, los síntomas, las medidas preventivas y los casos confirmados actuales. Como siempre, animamos a todos a practicar el lavado adecuado de manos, cubrir la boca y la nariz al toser o estornudar y quedarse en casa si está enfermo. Todos trabajamos juntos y ayudaremos a disminuir la propagación de gérmenes. Para estar al día sobre esta situación siempre cambiante, vaya a: https://scdhec.gov/COVID19
Due to the threat of winter weather and hazardous road conditions, all after school activities for the Newberry County School District have been canceled for Thursday, February 20. Canceled activities include all athletic games and practices, Boys and Girls Club after school care, meetings, programs, adult education classes, and all other activities and events. The District will also operate on a two-hour delayed schedule for Friday, February 21. Buses will run two hours later than the regular route time with schools and offices beginning two hours later than usual.
School District of Newberry County Intra-District Transfer Applications for the 2020-2021 school year can be completed at the Student Services Office located in the District Office at 3419 Main Street (next to Newberry County Career Center) beginning March 2 – April 30, 2020 between the hours 8 am – 4:00 pm. All transfer requests will be completed on-site. This is approximately a ten (10) minute process. Deadline for accepting transfer requests will be April 30, 2020.
Distrito Escolar del Condado de Newberry Las aplicaciones para las transferencias dentro del Distrito para el año escolar 2020-2021 pueden ser completadas en la oficina de Servicios al Estudiante ubicada en el edificio del Distrito en el 3419 de la calle Main Street (después del edificio del Newberry County Career Center) Comenzando el 2 de marzo hasta el 30 de abril del 2020 de las 8:00 AM hasta las 4:00 PM. Las transferencias deben ser llenadas en la oficina. Es un proceso de aproximadamente 10 minutos. El último día para aceptar las aplicaciones es el 30 de abril del 2020.
Due to the possibility of hazardous road conditions, all Newberry County Schools and Offices will operate on a two-hour delayed schedule for Friday, February 7. Buses will run two hours later than the regular route time with schools and offices beginning two hours later than usual. Pre-kindergarten classes which meet only in the morning will not be held.
Due to the threat of severe weather, Newberry County School District will dismiss schools at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 6. Buses will begin running from the schools at 2:00. Car rider pick up and student driver dismissal will also begin at 2:00. As a reminder, all afternoon activities have been cancelled.
Due to the threat of severe weather, all after school activities for the Newberry County School District have been cancelled for Thursday, February 6. Cancelled activities include all athletic games and practices, Boys and Girls Club after school care, meetings, programs, adult education classes, and all other activities and events.
2020-2021 Inscripción de nuevo estudiante (el estudiante nunca ha asistido al Distrito de Newberry) comeniza 2 de marzo de 2020. Los niños que cumplen 3 años de edad antes del 1 de Septiembre de 2020 y en el área de asistencia de Boundary Street Elementary, Gallman Elementary y Newberry Elementary, cumplan con los mismos requisitos que figuran en la inscripción para Kindergarten.
2020-2021 New Student Registration for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten (child has not attended any school in Newberry County previously) begins March 2nd, 2020. 3 year olds by September 1, 2020 and in the attendance area for Boundary Street Elementary, Gallman Elementary and Newberry Elementary, please follow the same requirements that are listed for Kindergarten registration.
The network is currently down district wide. AT&T has been notified of the issue. Since the phones are down at the schools please call the district office at 803.321.2600 for any inquiries.
Teacher Recruitment Fair January 25, 2020 9:00-11:00 am at Mid-Carolina High School Register at http://bit.ly/38kUboD
Early Release September 18. Please check with your school for dismissal times.
On-site registration begins next week.
Online registration is available now.
Board Meeting Tonight at 7:30 PM
The Mid-Carolina Middle School Academic Team was recognized for being named the 2019 S.C. State Academic Team Champions for the second year in a row. Additional information on this topic can be found in the News Section of the District Page.
The following students from the Newberry County Career Center were recognized for participating in the SkillsUSA Competition: Jonathan Tiahuechti-Huetra, Jesus Ramirez, Andrew Boland, Noah Longshore, Joseph Murray and Nicolette Still.
The School District of Newberry County Board recognized Mid-Carolina Middle School students Jack Gantt and Matthew Moyd for earning third place in Density Lab at the S.C. Science Olympiad.
Mid-Carolina Middle School Principal Deedee Westwood was recognized for being elected to the S.C. Beta Club Council.
Mid-Carolina High School’s Hailey Roach was recognized by the Board for qualifying for All-State Chorus.
Local high school students Matthew Epting, Andy Lin and Shield Sawyer were recognized by City Council for being recipients of this year’s Newberry-PMPA Community Scholar Scholarship.
The Mid-Carolina High School JROTC Color Guards participated in the Memorial Day Ceremony held in Newberry on Sunday, May 26th
Congratulations to Will Garner! Will was selected and played in the Boys State Tennis Singles Tournament, May 13-14. He played against the best in the state in this high level tournament and competed well. We are very proud of Will’s accomplishments! Way to go Will!