Good afternoon. We have some changes for our families for next week. The next set of instructional packets is to be picked up on Monday and Tuesday, March 30 and 31 from 9 am – 1 pm. The first set of packets are asked to be returned at this time. Please make sure your child’s name is on the work that is returned. If your child has not completed all of packet 1, please have them continue to work on that packet in addition to packet 2, which provides all assignments through May 1. The set up at each school will be a drive thru where you will not need to leave the car. If you have a high school student who takes courses from the career center, please make sure you also go to the career center to pick up student work. Our teachers are working to respond to parents via email. Please continue to reach out to your child’s teachers for assistance. Report cards will be available via parent portal beginning March 30. Parents are encouraged to view student grades in Parent Portal. If you do not have a Parent Portal login, the request for access can be found on our district’s website – click on the COVID-19 link on the main page. The request form must be completed and sent via email to your child’s school to receive the access code. If you do not have a way to access to Parent Portal and would like to receive your child’s Report Card, please contact your child’s school and it will be mailed to you. Pre-K – Grade 2 and Montessori report cards will be distributed with the new instructional packets on March 30 and 31. Beginning Monday, March 30, we will begin distributing 5 days’ worth of meals to children. At the pick up and delivery sites, students will receive 5 breakfast meals and 5 lunch meals for the week. This will reduce the number of times that parents are going to the pick up and delivery sites. Again, we will only be distributing meals on Mondays for the duration of the school closure. Our school and community sites and times remain the same. Please only select one site to serve all of your children. When approaching the line, indicate the number of meals needed by holding up a hand count. We will put the meals in the trunk or through a window. You will not need to exit the vehicle to receive these meals. We truly appreciate all of your support through this time. We continue to encourage you to wash your hands and maintain social distancing. Thank you.
We are so happy to have so many students participating in the meal pick up. To further reduce the chance of exposure during the meal pick up process, please hold up a sign or fingers indicating how many meals you need, then pop your trunk. Meals will be placed in trunk. If trunk is not an option, roll down a window. Please remain in your vehicle at all times. Thank you for helping keep everyone safe!
We are currently experiencing unprecedented times in public education. Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and families. We ask you to continue to practice social distancing and routinely wash your hands. Effective Monday, March 23, all schools and offices in the district will be closed to the public. All district events, including athletic events, meetings, adult education classes, and any other school activities are canceled through March 31. The school district will continue to offer free meal service at various sites around the district. Meal pick up is available at Mid-Carolina High School, Newberry High School, Newberry Middle School, Pomaria-Garmany Elementary School, and Reuben Elementary School. To lessen the burden of daily trips, meal pickups will now be on Mondays and Thursdays at the schools between 10 am – 12 pm. We are also adding meal delivery sites. Our school buses will deliver to the following locations on Monday and Thursday between the hours of 11 am – 12 pm – Bethlehem Apartments, Grant Apartments, Hartford Community Center, Helena Community Center, Little Mountain Reunion Park, Newberry Fairgrounds, Oakland Community Center, Old Gallman Elementary Park, Prosperity Park, White’s Trailer Park, and the Whitmire Community Center. We will continue to post our information on our district Facebook page and our district website. Please check these sites for updates.
All schools and offices are closed through March 31, 2020.
WCFiber will be providing free WIFI hotspots in Newberry by the end of Friday, March 20th. Locations are at Firehouse Conference Center, 1227 McKibben St, Newberry and SC Works, 1840 Wilson Rd, Newberry.
Free Meal Service will begin tomorrow, March 18 at Mid-Carolina High School, Newberry High School, Newberry Middle School, Pomaria-Garmany Elementary School, and Whitmire Community School. Pick up times are from 10 am - 12 pm. You may use one location to serve all of your children. https://5il.co/duwz
NMS Remote Learning Activities Good evening! As you have heard, 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 complete the following information and return it to me as soon as possible. Thank you, Kim Hamilton, NMS Principal https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1z_5bymvF-8l2-Ca6b4Ui-s0C-WwSBrzkbFIjIEbK-xs/viewform?ts=5e6f9b91&edit_requested=true
The district is closely monitoring and following guidance from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDOE), and the Newberry County Emergency Services. Our primary focus is to keep our students and our community safe while providing continuity of service to students. We will continue to update our families and community as changes occur. Please visit our school nursing page for more detailed information. https://www.newberry.k12.sc.us/o/sdnc/page/school-health-services-home
The School District of Newberry County is having a drop-in job fair on March 19, 2020, from 4 pm to 6 pm at the district office.
The spring sports schedule for Newberry High is now available. Please use the link to view. Spring schedule .PDF https://5il.co/dcw3
Do you need a GED or know someone who does? Newberry Adult Education is offering FREE GED registration and classes. They will pay for official GED tests for individuals scoring 145 or higher on GED Practice tests. Registration is May 16 at 9:00 am. Call 803-321-2112 for more information or visit their new location at 709 Kendall Road.