The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Budget Work Session/Special Board Meeting on May 17, 2021, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and District Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this meeting through the district website, https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents
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.
The School District of Newberry County will continue to operate under the present guidelines from South Carolina DHEC and the South Carolina Department of Education regarding face coverings until clarification regarding a waiver is provided. Students and staff are expected to continue to wear face coverings as they have all school year. We will keep parents and families updated as we are provided additional guidance from the South Carolina Department of Education.
WCFIBER is participating in the National FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Beginning Wednesday, May 12, eligible customers can apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, which will provide recipients a discount up to $50 on internet service. Find out more at http://wcfiber.net/ebbp
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Special Called Board Meeting on May 13, 2021, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and District Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this meeting through the district website, https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Budget Work Session on May 5, 2021, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and District Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this meeting through the district website, https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents
The School District of Newberry County has announced that the Budget Work Session scheduled for tonight, May 3, at 5:30 pm has been canceled. A reschedule date will be announced as soon as the date is available.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Budget Work Session on May 3, 2021, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and District Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this meeting through the district website, https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents
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 prior to 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.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Meeting on April 26, 2021, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and District Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this meeting through the district website, https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Special Board Meeting on March 29, 2021, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and District Level Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this meeting through the district website, www.newberry.k12.sc.us.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Meeting on March 22, 2021, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and District Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this meeting through the district website, https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents
SDNC Announces Additional eLearning Day 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 1. If parents or students have questions about the assignments, please contact the child’s teacher via email or through Schoology.
2021-2022 Calendar Draft 1 (Please email Kelly Ringer with any comments by April 1st): https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1175810/Calendar_2021-2022_1.pdf
PEBT Como Verificar Tu Direccion en el Portal: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1174465/PEBT_explanation_Spanish_Como_Verificar_Tu_Direccion_en_el_Portal.mp4
All School District of Newberry County schools and offices will be closed on March 18, 2021 due to the threat of severe weather. All school activities, including adult education classes and athletics, are canceled for Thursday, March 18. This will be an elearning day for all students. Teachers will provide asynchronous (not live) virtual assignments to all students, including Newberry ONE students, 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 March 18.
PreK and kindergarten registration continues through March 19. If you have a child that will be 4 or 5 by September 1, 2021, please register him/her using our online registration. You will need two proofs of residency and your child’s birth certificate. You can also upload your child’s immunization records. If you have any questions regarding Prek and kindergarten registration, please contact Dr. Beth Brooks or Ms. Jan Redden at 803-321-2600 or call your child’s zoned school.
As a reminder, the survey for the 21-22 school year will close on Monday, March 15 at 8 am. All parents are requested to complete one survey per child regarding your preference for your child’s instructional setting in a non-pandemic year. The survey can be found at https://bit.ly/3jHOw2t.
Pandemic EBT Benefits Information All households with potentially eligible students are strongly encouraged to validate their address in the DSS P-EBT Address Portal on or before March 19, 2021. The P-EBT Address Portal is located on the DSS website, at: https://benefitsportal.dss.sc.gov/#/pebt/addressverification . To locate a child in the Address Portal the parent must have: Student Last Name, Date of Birth, Student ID, School District and School Name. If a parent or guardian does not know the Student ID, they must obtain this information from the child’s school. Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is an option the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food & Nutrition Service (FNS) has offered to states as an emergency program for the COVID-19 pandemic. The general premise behind the program is that with prolonged school closures, children are consuming meals at home that they otherwise would have had at school through national free or reduced-price meals under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, further straining families’ financial difficulties during this time. The primary difference between last year’s P-EBT and the current program (P-EBT 2.0) is that the first round was a one-time benefit based on the initial statewide school closures. For the 2020-21 school year, P-EBT 2.0 is a monthly benefit based on the number of days each child is attending school virtually. Children must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for P-EBT benefits for the 2020-21 school year: 1. Enrolled in a free and reduced-price school meals program or attending a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school. The attached listing of South Carolina public and private schools participating in the National School Lunch Program, including CEP schools, is available on the DSS website. 2. Attending a school experiencing pandemic-triggered closures or reduced attendance/hours. 3. Attending school virtually, either full-time or on a hybrid schedule. The benefit amount for each child is based on a daily rate of $6.82, multiplied by the number of days the student attends school virtually each month. South Carolina will issue P-EBT benefits retroactively and on a staggered issuance schedule. The initial round of P-EBT cards will be mailed out by April 16, 2021, to qualifying students who were eligible based on at least one day of virtual school attendance between September 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. If a student remains eligible through the end of the school year, additional P-EBT benefits will be loaded onto that same P-EBT card in April, May, and July 2021.
Prek and kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year opens on March 8. If you have a student that will be 4 or 5 by September 1, 2021 please register your student online using the 2021-2022 Pre-K & Kindergarten registration link found on our district web page. You will need three required documents – two proofs of residency and your child’s birth certificate. These documents can be uploaded online. Dial 4 testing will be required and your child’s zoned school will contact you for a scheduled time to take the test . If there are questions please call 803-321-2600 and ask for Dr. Beth Brooks or Ms. Jan Redden or contact your child’s zoned school.
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.
Information for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration (English) - https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1142859/Pre_K_and_K_Registration_Poster_2021__2_.pdf
Information for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration (Spanish) - https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1142860/Spanish_PreK_poster__2_.pdf
The State Department of Education has released a Frequently Asked Questions Document regarding Pandemic EBT Cards. Please visit https://5il.co/q0ut.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Meeting on February 22, 2021, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and Cabinet Level Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this meeting through the district website, https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents
The Shriner’s Hospital did an amazing job putting together a series of three very brief videos targeting parents of virtual students, focusing on pediatric obesity prevention and reinforcing healthy orthopedic habits. https://www.newberry.k12.sc.us/article/387960?org=sdnc
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Meeting on January 25, 2021, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and Cabinet Level Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this meeting through the district's YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents
The School District of Newberry County will no longer send non-close contact letters to parents informing them that a case of COVID-19 was identified in our schools. We will continue to inform parents if their child has been identified as a close contact (within 6 feet for 15 or more cumulative minutes). Please be reminded that you can access information regarding COVID-19 activity in our district on the COVID-19 Dashboard located on the District’s webpage. The School District of Newberry County continues to remind parents to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms each morning prior to coming to school. If your child displays any of the following symptoms, tests positive, or is identified as a household contact or close contact, please complete the COVID-19 questionnaire located on your child’s school website and a school nurse will follow up with you. COVID-19 Symptoms: o Any one of these with or without fever: New or worsening cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Loss of taste or smell o OR two (2) of the following: Sore throat Muscle Aches Chills Fatigue Headache Congestion or runny nose Diarrhea Nausea or vomiting It is important that we all maintain heightened awareness as it pertains to monitoring for symptoms, maintaining social distancing and wearing masks as any of us can be around a positive case in any situation in our lives and not know it. Thank you for your continued support of our school district. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school nurse or Tricia Ulch, School Nurse Coordinator (803-321-2620).
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Meeting on January 25, 2021, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and Cabinet Level Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this meeting through the district's YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents
SDNC Delays Four Day Return to School for High School Students (Grades 9-12) The School District of Newberry County, out of an abundance of caution, will delay the return to four days of face to face instruction for high school students to Monday, February 1, 2021. This change only affects our students in grades 9-12. The district will remain on a hybrid (2 days of face to face instruction) schedule for high school students until February 1, 2021. Pk-Grade 8 students are not affected by this change and will remain on their present four day face to face instruction schedule. High school students who are changing their instructional setting (moving from virtual to face to face or hybrid to virtual) will make this instructional setting change on January 22, 2021, as originally scheduled. However, the students who are moving from virtual to face to face will do so on a hybrid schedule. Students will be contacted by their high school to inform them of their group assignment (Group 1 Monday/ Thursday or Group 2 Tuesday/Friday).
The School District of Newberry County will host its annual Recruitment Fair on Saturday, February 20 from 9 am - 11 am at Mid-Carolina High School. All open positions are posted at www.teachatnewberry.com. All Attendees will be required to wear a mask and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Meeting on December 14, 2020, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and Cabinet Level Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this meeting through the district's YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents
To contact technology support for the School District of Newberry County please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrating the Holidays Safely: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1012510/safe_holidays.pdf
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Meeting on November 16, 2020, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and Cabinet Level Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this meeting through the district's YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents
The request to change instructional setting closes tomorrow, November 13 at 3 pm. Parents who wish to change their child's instructional setting are asked to complete the request at http://bit.ly/InstSet.
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.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Special Board Meeting on October 29, 2020, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and Cabinet Level Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this meeting through the district's youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Meeting on October 26, 2020, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and Cabinet Level Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this meeting through the district's youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents
Clínica móvil gratis para pruebas de COVID 19: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/968695/1020TurnkeyNewberryHD2685.pdf
Free COVID-19 Mobile Testing: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/968696/1020TurnkeyNewberryHD2682.pdf
Parents are reminded that the Reentry Survey will close on October 16, 2020. One survey per student is requested. Please click the link below to respond to the Phased in Return Survey – https://forms.gle/fuS4iFjgrZ9fKb1c9
Due to the internet outage in the county as a result of a fiber cut the district is also experiencing internet issues. However, classes will be held for all N1 students if the student has internet access. We are aware that many of our students are experiencing outages and will adjust attendance accordingly. We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day and provide updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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.
District families that have 3 or more students in the home can qualify for multiple hotspots . Please complete the request at https://forms.microsoft.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ExhKkfLjwkC7a88ABRBezxuc4EH5rbxOlqAChTVwAKVUOVNIOTlSUDJTS1pZUTgzSUc3NTgwUlhLQy4u.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Meeting on September 28, 2020, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and Cabinet Level Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this meeting through the district's youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents
Child Nutrition Virtual Learning Meal Options have been revised: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/928504/OCN_Meal_Plan_20_21_Revised-_9-17-20.pdf
Spectator Guidelines for Fall Sports Competitions In order to maintain safety protocols mandated by the South Carolina High School League, our schools will limit attendance and have requirements in place to attend events. Seating capacity will be limited for all venues during fall sports. Ticket distribution and sales will be facilitated by each individual school. • Due to COVID-19 restrictions and capacity limitations, Senior Citizens Gold Card Passes and School District Employee Passes will not be honored. • All spectators will be required to wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing at all games and contests. Entrance is not allowed without a face covering. • Areas of the bleachers will be marked off to allow for social distancing. • Spectators are not allowed on the field or court prior to or after games. • Spectators should remain in spectator seating areas or approved standing room only areas at all times unless visiting the concession stand or restrooms. All individuals must remain at least 6 feet apart when waiting in line. • If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are under quarantine for close contact, or exhibit signs of illness, you are asked to stay home.
USDA announced its waiver extension of the Seamless Summer Option, which allows schools to offer meals to all children at no charge through December 31, 2020 (dependent on available funding). What does this mean? Effective Tuesday, September 8, 2020, the School District of Newberry will offer all meals to all students at no cost. Elementary schools, which participate in Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), already receive the benefit of meals at no cost and will not be impacted by the change. Middle and High Schools however will notice the difference as they will not be charged for meals (limited to one breakfast and one lunch per day). Middle & High school students participating in the Hybrid Module can pick up meals as they leave school each Monday or Tuesday. If students are participating in after school activities, parents may opt to pick up meals for their student on Wednesday of each week. Newberry One e-Learning students will also continue to pick up meals on Wednesday of each week. Offering meals at no cost will increase participation and it is asked that parents complete an on-line order form or call the schools café to pre-order meals for Wednesday pick up. Details can be found on the Nutrition Department web site at www.ncsdnutrition.com
All students, including virtual, need to have a valid SC Immunization Certificate on file. As the nurses audit records, if there is not a valid SC certificate on file, you will be notified and given 30 days to send a valid certificate to your child’s zoned school. If there is not one on file at that time, the student will not be allowed to attend school and access to Newberry One will be discontinued until one is provided. These absences will not be excused. DHEC’s Immunization Division is not considering extensions beyond the initial 30 day grace period as this should be enough time to obtain immunization records.
Attention Newberry ONE Parents: Please join us for one of the Newberry ONE information sessions. 9/1- Newberry High School Auditorium @ 5:00 pm 9/2- Whitmire Community School Gymnasium @ 5:30 pm 9/3- Mid-Carolina High School Cafeteria @ 5:00 pm Parents will receive information and will have an opportunity to ask questions about the virtual programs.
Good morning, Newberry ONE Families - Core classes do not meet virtually on Wednesday, but students will have assignments. Wednesday is a district wide “E-Learning Day”. Elementary and middle school Related Arts classes will not be live virtual classes. Students will receive assignments/activities for related arts that they can complete at their leisure on Wednesday or throughout the week when they have their breaks.
Good Afternoon Newberry ONE Families: We are so excited for our first official week back to school! While virtual learning is new for us, we are eager to begin and tackle this new venture. Please bear with us, as we are continually learning and updating our systems. Below are a few reminders to help us start our week off: 1. Student schedules can be found in parent/student portal starting today. Please be sure to check your child’s schedule. Middle school and high school schedules are still being updated over the weekend, so please check back Monday morning prior to logging on using the link below. If you have a question about your child’s log in time, please email the assigned teacher using parent/student portal. https://sdnc.powerschool.com/public/home.html 2. Schoology is the Learning Management System we are using for our virtual program. Please follow the steps listed below to log in. You will need your student’s User Name and Password. The user name is the student’s email and the password is the same password used to log on the computer. If you need this information please contact the homeschool or email email@example.com . https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/875659/Schoology_-_Student_Guide.pdf 3. Parents will receive access codes for Schoology from their child’s teacher(s) once all schedules have been finalized. 4. HIGH SCHOOL ONLY- Spanish and Credit recovery will not be live streamed, and will take place at the students’ pace. Login information for these courses is being finalized and will be shared later. Please note that these classes will NOT begin on Monday. Your student will be contacted when these classes are ready.
August 28, 2020 School Board Meeting at 6:00 pm https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents Disclamer: The meeting is hosted by YouTube and is not closed captioned.
We are excited to welcome all of our students back. For students who will be attending schools via the hybrid model, please make sure you bring your mask, or one will be provided for you. We encourage you to send your student with a clear water bottle filled with water to start the day. For students who will be attending the Newberry ONE eLearning institute, log on instructions can be found on the district website by selecting Menu – Documents- 1:1 Folder. We are asking students to all log on at their designated time on Monday. High school students are asked to log on at 8:00. Middle school students at 8:15. Elementary students are asked to log on at 8:30. Your teachers will give you more information about what the remainder of your week will look like. Our Child Nutrition Department is asking for assistance in ordering meals for students. Please make sure you complete the Google Form on the district website to order your meals. This will need to be completed each week. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we embark on a new school year.
Attention Parents - please pre-order your child's lunches for the upcoming week. There are separate order forms for students who participate in hybrid learning and Newberry ONE eLearning. Information for ordering lunches can be found at http://newberrysc.apptegy.us/o/sdnc/page/office-of-child-nutrition. All students will continue to receive free breakfast. Lunch charges may apply and parents will need the Student ID# to order.
Revised parent/guardian toolkits as well as revised staff toolkit for reopening have been posted: http://newberrysc.apptegy.us/o/sdnc/page/school-health-services-home
Afterschool Recruitment Flyer has been posted: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/858544/Afterschool_Recruitment_Flyer.pdf
Revised COVID19 Frequently Asked Questions - English: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/847486/COVID_FAQs_8-10-20.pdf
Revised COVID19 Frequently Asked Questions - Spanish: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/847487/COVID_FAQs_SPA_8-10-20.pdf
Parents are asked to please make sure your child’s final selection between the hybrid and eLearning models has been communicated to your child’s school by 4:00 pm tomorrow, Monday, August 10. We are making class and teacher assignments and must finalize those next week; there will be no changes allowed after that time. We have updated our face mask requirement for students who will attend face to face instruction. Please refer to the Parent/Guardian Toolkit for Reopening for the additional information. Again, we are asking parents to have their choice of hybrid or eLearning finalized with their child’s school by 4:00 pm tomorrow. If you have already made your selection by completing our surveys or calling the school, and you are happy with your choice, you do not need to contact your child’s school. If you did not make a choice on our Google survey, and you do not contact the school, your child will be scheduled for the hybrid model.
Attention parents! If you chose the Newberry ONE Institute for eLearning option for your student on our recent survey, you must complete the form linked below to confirm your choice. Please do this no later than Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, or your student will not be enrolled this program and will instead by enrolled in our hybrid option. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGsBwbdq758tYg8IqOA01v_G6uhqpQvYeq6qSSFzfIPjqqSg/viewform
As a reminder, 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. Parents who do not return a completed survey will have their student automatically enrolled in Option 1 (Hybrid Schedule).
July 27, 2020 School Board Meeting at 6:00 pm https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents Disclamer: The meeting is hosted by YouTube and is not closed captioned.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Meeting on July 27, 2020, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and Cabinet Level Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this live feed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEjlMiqioa_BqC8YS2sOYqQ
The revised reopening options have been posted: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/811070/Revised_SDNC_Reopening_Options_2020-2021.pdf
The revised 2020-2021 school calendar has been posted: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/809834/2020-2021_Calendar.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.
July 21, 2020 School Board Work Session at 3:00 pm https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents Disclamer: The meeting is hosted by YouTube and is not closed captioned.
Returning Student Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open. Parents should have received an email from the District with your student’s Snapcode information. You will need that code in order to complete the online registration. Parents may also use their Parent Portal Account to register their returning student without the Snapcode. Please contact your child’s school if you did not receive the Snapcode via email or if you do not have a Parent Portal Account. Returning Students 2020-2021 English https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=23714&culture=en Returning Students 2020-2021 Spanish https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=23714&culture=es
Eat Smart- Move More SC has some resources for families. Click on the links below to see more information on physical activity resources and food insecurity resources. http://eatsmartmovemoresc.org/covid-19-resources/physical-activity-resources/ http://eatsmartmovemoresc.org/covid-19-resources/food-insecurity-resources/
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Board Work Session on July 15, 2020, will be closed to the public. Only Board Members and Cabinet Level Staff will be in attendance. The public may view this meeting through the district website, www.newberry.k12.sc.us.
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!