SCDHEC is conducting a Community Health Improvement Survey - please click the link or scan the QR code to complete. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LiveHealthyCHA
COVID19 Vaccination Event https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1427931/8.3_Newberry.pdf
In accordance with current CDC and SCDHEC guidelines and recommendations we are implementing the following protocol. If your child has been fully vaccinated (receiving both doses of Pfizer or Moderna OR one dose of Johnson & Johnson), and we have proof of vaccination on file, if he/she is identified as a close contact to a positive case of COVID and does NOT have any symptoms, quarantine will NOT be required. However, without this documentation, he/she would have to complete the quarantine if identified as a close contact. If you would like for the school nurse to have a copy of your child’s COVID vaccination record, please bring a copy to registration or send it to your school nurse via email or fax. Your student is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after his/her last dose of vaccine. Our local CVS, Walgreens, and Lovelace Family Medicine offer the Pfizer vaccine, which is approved for those 12 years and older. You can receive the Moderna vaccine at Wal-Mart and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at Doctor’s Care (both are approved for those 18 years and older). DHEC urges South Carolinians to visit the agency’s vaccine page, the CDC website, and other reliable sources to learn more about vaccinations.
The School District of Newberry County seeks public input on the spending of the American Rescue Plan's Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP-ESSER III). Please complete this survey https://forms.gle/gnYsngCHpnRiyeHo9 prior to August 2, 2021.
Phone service has been restored to all district schools. Thank you for your patience.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Meeting on July 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 phone lines (except for the District Office, Newberry High School, and Newberry County Career Center) are down at this time. We are working with AT&T to resolve the issue.
You are invited to meet our new Superintendent, Mr. Alvin Pressley, on July 29, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the District Office located at 3419 Main St. in Newberry.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees will have a Special Called Board Meeting on July 14, 2021. This meeting will be closed to the public. The public may view this meeting through the district website, https://www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents.
Alvin Pressley named next School District of Newberry Superintendent The School District of Newberry Board of Trustees voted to select Alvin Pressley as the school district’s next Superintendent in a special called board meeting on Monday, June 28. Pressley will officially start as superintendent on July 1, 2021. Alvin D. Pressley currently serves as the Director of Secondary Education for Lexington/Richland School District 5. Prior to this he served as an Executive Director of High Schools, Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean of Academics/Assistant Principal and a Science Teacher. He earned his Educational Specialist, Master of Education and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of South Carolina. Chair Lucy Anne Meetze said, “The board had a difficult decision with three strong finalists. I am confident that Mr. Pressley will serve Newberry well. We are excited to move forward to do what is best for the education of our students.” The South Carolina School Boards Association assisted the Board of Trustees throughout the search process.
Mr. Jim Suber was recognized on June 23, 2021, at the SCASA i3 Conference as a recipient of the SCASA Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is given annually to a select few educators who have made education their lifetime mission. Mr. Suber is retiring on June 30, after spending his entire 41 year educational career in the School District of Newberry County.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Meeting on June 28, 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, www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Special Called Board Meeting on June 14, 2021, will be closed to the public.
Graduation can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/NCSDLiveEvents/videos. Please see the Events section of the district website for more detail on time and day.
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 email@example.com.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Public Hearing on June 7, 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's youtube channel, www.youtube.com/ncsdliveevents. Comments and/or questions may be submitted during the public hearing at the link on the district website entitled Public Hearing Comments.
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
A special thank you to State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, Senator Ronnie Cromer, and Representative Rick Martin for visiting the School District of Newberry County today.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees voted Wednesday, May 26, to name three finalists in their search for the next Superintendent. The three finalists are (in alphabetical order): Dr. Brenda B. Hafner currently serves as the Chief of Schools in the Sumter School District. Prior to this Dr. Hafner served as a Principal, Assistant Principal, Curriculum Effectiveness Specialist, a Founding Lead Teacher, and a Social Studies Teacher. She earned her Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Arts from The Citadel, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Hafner is also a member of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators, The School Superintendents Association, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the South Carolina Education Association. Dr. Laura M. Hickson currently serves as Superintendent for Florence School District 3 (Lake City). Prior to this she served as an Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Senior Director for Accountability, Principal, Assistant Principal and an Elementary and Middle School Teacher. She earned her Doctoral, Educational Specialist and Bachelor of Science degrees from South Carolina State University. She earned her Principal certification from the Citadel and a Master of Education degree from Cambridge College. Alvin D. Pressley currently serves as the Director of Secondary Education for Lexington/Richland School District 5. Prior to this he served as an Executive Director of High Schools, Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean of Academics/Assistant Principal and a Science Teacher. He earned his Educational Specialist, Master of Education and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of South Carolina. Lucy Anne Meetze, Board Chair, said “The Board of Trustees is very pleased to present three excellent candidates for this crucial position. Each of these candidates has the qualifications and professional experience that we believe are important for our schools to continue our focus on student development and achievement to ensure that all of our students are college and career ready.” The board made its selection of the finalists after a thorough review of all applicants and interviews with semi-finalist applicants on May 25 and 26. Each finalist will have a final interview with the board on June 14. The board plans to name the superintendent by the end of June. The board will host a reception for the new superintendent in July or early August.