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SCHOOL CLOSURE EXTENSION UNTIL APRIL 29, 2020 SCHOOL CLOSURE EXTENSION UNTIL APRIL 29, 2020: Hello everyone, In case you have not already heard, Governor Cuomo has extended the shut down of schools another two weeks.  Schools will now remain closed until at least April 29.  We will continue distance learning until we are allowed to return to school.   I also want to clarify something that was brought to my attention about breakfast and lunch this week.  I was told that a few people wondered why students still had school this week, but were not getting breakfast and lunch.  As I mentioned previously, our cafeteria and transportation staff have been working very diligently preparing and delivering not only breakfast and lunch for anyone who requested it or picked it up, but also delivering packets of work to homes.  They have been doing ...
Employee Rights:The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) Employee Rights:The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act): Please click on the download to see information about COVID 19 and employee rights.  More infomation can be found  here
April 1, 2020: CLARIFICATIONS April 1, 2020: CLARIFICATIONS: Hello everyone. Sorry for sending out two emails in one day, but I have had this question several times over the past couple days, so I figured I would share the information with you all. I have been asked why we are scheduled to open school on April 15 when President Trump extended social distancing to April 30.   While President Trump's recommendation is to continue social distancing until April 30, it does not go in effect for NYS unless Governor Cuomo gives us an Executive Order.  As of right now, Governor Cuomo's order is only until April 14.  The Governor has jurisdiction in this case.  I understand the balance of power can be confusing at times. Governor Cuomo prefers to close in two week increments so he doesn't have ...
Letter of Support April 1, 2020 Letter of Support April 1, 2020: Hello families, I am reaching out to you with reassurance and support.  With the recent Executive Order from Governor Cuomo, I sense that many of you are feeling overwhelmed with the prospect of providing your children with instruction over spring break.  So many of you have diligently and valiantly facilitated the instruction our teachers have designed for distance learning.  While we understand that students will educationally benefit from the continuity over the "April break," I don't want families to stress out over strict schedules.  Distance learning has never been meant to mimic the 7+ hour days that students receive when they attend the actual school building.  Mental health is equally important as academic learning, especially ...
Spring Break Info. and Other Helpful Resources 3/31/2020 Spring Break Info. and Other Helpful Resources 3/31/2020: Hello Newfield Families, I want to thank you all for your support with the transition to online/home instruction.  I know this is not an easy task.  This is a new experience for our teachers too, so we appreciate the positive comments you have been sharing with us.   With the extension of school closure through April 14 per Governor Cuomo's Executive Order, school districts are required to provide instruction over spring break.  The Newfield BOE will be changing the 2019-20 School Calendar to make April 6-10 school days instead of spring break.   Teachers will be notifying parents what the plan for the continued learning will look like by class/grade level.    If your child needs any materials, they will be delivered ...
3/27/20 Gov. Cuomo School Opening Update 3/27/20 Gov. Cuomo School Opening Update: Hello families.   Governor Cuomo has extended his Executive Order for the closing of schools.  School is now slated to open on  Wednesday, April 15 , unless he orders another extension.   If teachers need to send additional work home for your children, it will be delivered on Friday, April 3.  We are not allowed to put items in mailboxes, so they will leave them on the ground next to the mailboxes.  Many of you will not receive  more materials as you are getting your academic work through digital sources.  Also, most teachers sent enough work to cover this extra time.   Due to COVID-19, we do not want you to send hard copies of student work back to school.  We don't want to take the chance of spreading ...
3/26/20 Updates: Food, Baby Supplies, Academic Support 3/26/20 Updates: Food, Baby Supplies, Academic Support: Hello families.  I hope you are holding up during this unsettling time.  Please continue to check our website for the services and supports available to families.  Below are some updates: Food April 6-10 - Since school will be shut down April 6-10 for spring break, food for that time period will  delivered on Friday, April 3.  There will be enough food for the 5 days school is not in session.  If you have previously signed up for food you will automatically receive a bundle on April 3.  If you have not signed up for food yet, please contact Robin Wood by email (preferred)  rwood@newfieldschools.org  or call her at 564-9955 x 4024,  no later than Monday, March 30  so they can plan the number of meals needed.  This ...
Newfield Feeding Plan 3/23/20 Newfield Feeding Plan 3/23/20: Newfield Feeding Plan as of March 23, 2020 The Newfield Central School District is offering free meals to all children 1-18 for the duration of the school closure. For the week of March 23-March 27, pick-up and delivery will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11:30-1:30. Pick up is in front of the elementary entrance.  We want this to be a quick and safe process, so please stay in your car and don't converse with the person handing out the food.  Beginning the week of March 30-April 3 , pick up and delivery will be on Monday and Thursday 11:30-1:30.  Each pick-up/delivery will have 3 days’ worth of meals.     If you are requesting meals, please use the following link,   https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=mI5DqCDtu0uauGQDvlUIl_pJP7jsq01Foup_XapWMzJUQ01GQVRTODVXRDNSSzdQQ1VGU0hSTEpNSC4u ...
TECHNOLOGY UPDATE 3/20/20 TECHNOLOGY UPDATE 3/20/20: Hello Newfield Families, We hope you are all staying safe during this unique experience. We are aware that we have many students here in Newfield who do not have internet access at home and, while there is no single solution to that challenge, we have put together some information and resources that may be helpful. As mentioned in prior communications, we do have internet access available in the campus parking lot, both near the elementary school in the bus lane (evening only, as busses and delivery vehicles are still in use during the day) and at the top of the parking lot near the MS/HS drop off zone. Additionally, there are plans to install an additional outdoor access point in the parking lot to further extend the accessible area. Both the Newfield Library and Town Hall have open ...
3/19/20 Board Of Education Meeting 3/19/20 Board Of Education Meeting: This evening we will be meeting virtually via Zoom. Audience members will be able to see and hear the meeting via Zoom. The instructions to get into the meeting Go to zoom.us Click on join meeting in the upper toolbar Put in the meeting ID (see below) After you put in the meeting ID there will be a small download from Zoom. At 6:30 pm the BOE will convene the public session of the meeting. To enter this session, please enter the Zoom Meeting ID:  983-972-554   The agenda for the meeting will be found under Board Docs.   Thanks for your patience as we work though our new systems.  
3/19/20 Board Of Education Meeting 3/19/20 Board Of Education Meeting:
3/18/20 CLOSING UPDATE 3/18/20 CLOSING UPDATE: Hello families. I hope you are coping with the changes that are happening daily.  I wanted to give you some updates on our end. Our breakfast/lunch distribution started today.  I think it went very smoothly and am so proud of our cafeteria staff who have been hard at work preparing for this.  A reminder that if you have not signed up for the meals yet, you can fill out the link located on our website.  Food is available either by pick up or delivery on M,W,F.  I'd like to thank our transportation staff for delivering the meals to people who were unable to pick them up at school. Homework packets for elementary/middle school-  Due to the updated recommendations of no more than 10 people in a group, we will be delivering all homework packets ...
3/16/20 UPDATE 3/16/20 UPDATE: Hello Newfield families, As you know, this has been a busy time for all with the outbreak of the COVID-19.  We have been planning all day today to ensure your children are provided academic materials/assignments and that food is available for those who need it.  I want to highlight some important things you need to know: Academics:   Teachers will be communicating with students in grades 6-12 via email.  Teachers of elementary students will communicate via email to families.  They will be available by phone during individual teacher specified hours to answer any questions you may have about the work being assigned.   You should be receiving communication from teachers no later than Thursday, March 19.   If you have not heard anything ...
SCHOOL CLOSING SCHOOL CLOSING:  Newfield families.   This is Vicky Volpicelli, Acting Superintendent with the Newfield Central School District. The Tompkins County Health Department has declared a state of emergency throughout the county due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Health Department has been working diligently with community partners to plan and respond to this emerging issue, but at this time it is necessary to take additional action to protect the health and well-being of our community.   All schools in Tompkins County will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 10.   At this point, classes will resume on Monday, April 13. This decision has been made for several reasons: To slow the potential spread of disease among groups of students in confined ...
SCHOOL CLOSING SCHOOL CLOSING: Good evening Newfield families.   This is Vicky Volpicelli with Newfield Central School District.  I am emailing to let you  know that the Tompkins County Health Department has declared a state of emergency throughout the county due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  While Tompkins County has no confirmed cases, there are confirmed cases in multiple counties in NYS so the Health Department believes it is inevitable we will see cases here in Tompkins County.  The Health Department has been working diligently with community partners to plan and respond to this emerging issue, but at this time it is necessary to take additional action to protect the health and well-being of our community.   All schools in Tompkins County will be closed beginning Monday, ...
Boys Basketball Sectional Finals at SUNY Cortland Boys Basketball Sectional Finals at SUNY Cortland: Sectional Finals at SUNY Cortland: Saturday, March 7 th Varsity Boys vs Watkins Glen 2pm   Section IV ticket prices: $7 Adults/Students $5 Seniors 65 and older Children 10 an under are admitted free of charge and must be directly supervised by an adult.   No league or school passes accepted.   Go Trojans!  
Kyle Malane - Employee of Month Feb 2020 Kyle Malane - Employee of Month Feb 2020: The Employee of the Month for February 2020 is Kyle Malane. Mr. Malane gets the job done. He is a hard worker who goes above and beyond expectations. He takes pride in his work, does everything he is asked to do, and responds immediately and cheerfully to all needs. We are grateful for his loyalty and dedication to the district.  
Louise Furstoss is Teacher of the Month Feb 2020 Louise Furstoss is Teacher of the Month Feb 2020: Congratulations to Louise Furstoss who was selected as Teacher of the Month for February 2020. Mrs. Furstoss accompanies all of the elementary concerts and gives a lot of her free time to support the music program. She shares her love of music with the students in her classroom. Thank you, Mrs. Furstoss, for all you do!  
6th Grade Chess Opportunity 6th Grade Chess Opportunity: New this year, the 6 th grade has teamed up with Cornell University’s Chess Club to offer a Chess Club during 9 th period’s academic learning lab. Volunteers from Cornell have provided the students with lessons, puzzles, and a whole lot of fun! The club meets most Fridays and is running second semester as well. Pictured are students, teachers and volunteers from semester 1. - by Anita Ching
Mrs. Thayer earns National Board Certification Mrs. Thayer earns National Board Certification: Mrs. Ann Marie Thayer, a music teacher at the Newfield Central School District, earned National Board Certification and was recognized at a ceremony at TST BOCES on January 21, 2020. Congratulations! The Newfield CSD now has three National Board Certified teachers on staff: Ann Marie Thayer, Megan Conner, and Allyssa Graham.  



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