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.
The School District of Newberry County has developed a draft plan for the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services. Please review the plan and provide any comments by June 24, 2021. https://forms.gle/GxqK4pkYTMAddYF99.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Special Called Board Meeting on June 14, 2021, will be closed to the public.
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.
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
Phone service to the District Office, Newberry High School, and Newberry County Career Center has been restored. Thank you for your patience.
The School District of Newberry County main telephone lines are down at this present time. We are working with AT&T to resolve the issue. Newberry High School and Newberry County Career Center are also without service.
Saturday classes will be held tomorrow at Newberry Adult Education from 9:00 am-1:00 p.m. Orientation for the summer session is May 24 at 9:00 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Special Called Board Meeting on May 26, 2021, will be closed to the public.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Special Called Board Meeting on May 25, 2021, will be closed to the public.
The School District of Newberry County Board of Trustees Meeting on May 24, 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
Newberry - upcoming vaccination clinics
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.