Good Morning, Newfield CSD and Community Families
There are two important messages below. Please take time to view them both as we are entering our first of two longer breaks in the school year and our PTA is in need of your support and membership.
The Newfield CSD and community continues to do an exceptional job in limiting the spread of COVID-19. To date, the Tompkins County Health Department has not notified the District of transmission in any of our school buildings, and it is believed all positive cases of COVID-19 were contracted outside of the school setting. This is all thanks to our collective commitment to health and safety practices.
This is the time of year when typically many find themselves traveling to visit, or have visitors, ...
11/17/20 CLOSURE UPDATE:
Due to the rise in Covid cases locally as well as the number of staff that will be quarantined, the entire NCSD will continue full remote learning from Thursday, 11/19 -Tuesday, 11/24. We are anticipating to reopen In-person learning on Monday, 11/30. This includes all half day BOCES programs. No students should report to the buildings as they are all remote. This is a district decision made with an abundance of caution for our students, faculty, staff and community.
Full day Smith School students attending BOCES will be picked up at their homes and transported to BOCES and taken home at the end of the day. Please look for communication from our transportation department. New Visions students are able to attend classes at BOCES as ...
11/15/20 ANNOUNCEMENT: REMOTE LEARNING ONLY:
We were notified late this afternoon that Newfield CSD has a positive case of COVID-19. Please know I have been working diligently with the Department of Health and following the guidelines. Due to the number of staff that will be quarantined, and the need to disinfect all buildings, the entire NCSD will go to full remote learning on Monday, 11/16, Tuesday 11/17, and Wednesday, 11/18. This includes all BOCES programs and New Visions students. No students should report to the buildings or programs, as they are all remote. This is a district decision made with an abundance of caution for our students, faculty, and staff.
There will be limited staff in the buildings for the next 3 days but all employees will be reachable ...
Remote Learning Plans:
Remote Learning Plans for each building are included under the Download tabs below. These were created to assist with remote instruction. We continue to work with Tompkins Co. and the NYS Dept. of Education to enact safe and thorough educational plans for our students and will keep you updated.
Faculty and staff, click here to access the full remote learning plan. You will be forced to make a copy.
Thank you for your understanding and support!
Eric Hartz, Interim Superintendent
SEPTEMBER 2020 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE!:
Most Influential Employees September 2020
Lori Robbins - Teachers Aide
What her and her daughter did over the weekend! They spent 4 hours raking up the sticks and twigs around the building where the trees were taken down. Lori is often doing amazing community service around our building and I'd love for her to have some recognition for it. She, and her Girl Scouts, often clean the courtyard and plant in it and, to my knowledge, she has never received any kudos.
Pam Scott, Jolie King, and Laine Gillette - ES Office Staff
What I have watched these ladies deal with and accomplish since I started on August 3rd, and well before that, is nothing short of remarkable!! There would not be a school day for ...
9.15.20 Tech Update:
From Sunny Miller, Director of Tech and PD
NCSD Tech Update 9/15/2020
Our admin team, tech team, and staff are trudging through unprecedented waters and trying their best to build a plane while we are flying it. We are very thankful to all of you for your continued patience and grace as we make this thing work. Today was our third day of school and we have had a lot of successes. There are districts in our region that have not yet been able to bring students back and we are very proud and grateful that we have been able to open school for both in person and virtual students.
We know it is messy and we know that we have a lot of work to do. We are committed to making it work and know that things will get better each day. We take your students' education very seriously ...
Homeschooling vs. Remote Learning: Overview:
Home schooling vs keeping you child home during Covid to virtually learn:
Home schooling is a separate form of learning where you are actually taught at home by an adult in the household. You must follow certain NYS regulations that are then overseen by the district but New York State driven. If you are choosing this model you will need to have your student unenrolled from Newfield and fill out separate paper work to be home schooled.
Choosing to keep your student home to virtually learn during Covid is when you are not comfortable with your student attending school due to Covid and you want them to learn virtually from home. You can do this. The school will then teach your child the same curriculum as all the other students in that grade or class, ...
NCSD Reopening Plans (anticipated using current guidelines):
The administrators, faculty and staff have been working together to create a safe and healthy learning environment for all people at Newfield. We want our faculty and staff to be safe and we want our students and families to be safe. In doing so, we have devised a reopening plan in accordance with New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the Governor’s office guidelines. This plan is also guided by the Department of Health, (DOH) guidelines. There are several pieces to the puzzle. The links are posted on the Newfield CSD website for you to view.
Below are the educational plans we as a faculty and staff agreed on to this point. Within these plans there are several pieces we will need to put together prior to starting in September. ...
Reopening Guidance from NYS:
We know that plans to reopen in the fall continue to be ever-changing, but the Administrative Team is working closely with the directives of Governor Cuomo, NY State Ed., Tompkins County Dept. of Health and other districts to make the safest plans possible for the upcoming months.
The download/attachment below is the NY State Ed. Reopening Guidance. This guidance outlines the needs and requirements for the 2020-2021 school year. The Newfield Central School District will use this guidance to develop a plan specific to the needs of our school, students and community.
PLANNING SURVEY FOR FALL:
It is very important that we receive your feedback on how virtual learning and educational experience went from March 16, 2020 through the end of the school year. Please have the survey submitted by July 17, 2020.
Click on the link below to fill out the survey as we are preparing for the start of school in September 2020.
The Governor has not yet released his decision on reopening schools. We would like to have as much input and feedback as possible, so your student/s receive the safest and most robust education in the Fall of 2020. Thank you ahead of time for your input.
TLC Early Childhood Program Info.:
TLC Early Childhood Program information.
Due to the unknown circumstances surrounding the opening of school in September, we ask families that are planning on attending the TLC program to notify the Elementary School office by July 20th. You may either call (607) 564-9955 ext. 1145 or email Ms. Gillette at Lgillette@newfieldschools.org . There is no money due at this time . We are trying to plan our staffing needs as well as safety protocols for your child. Please be reminded that for your child to attend the TLC program, they will need to turn three years old by December 1st, 2020.
We anticipate the Governor to make a final decision for schools reopening the first week of August, and we would like to be as prepared as possible. ...
BOE Meeting info. for 7/9/2020:
The Board Docs public view (what we use to share meeting dates and agendas) is not displaying meeting information—we are working with their support team to resolve the issue, but in the meantime, here is the Zoom info. for this week’s meeting.
The first part of the meeting is the Reorganizational Meeting. This is when BOE members take their oath, new President/Vice Presidents are elected, and overall district operations are established. The Reorg. Meeting will be followed by a second, general meeting that will take care of general BOE “business as usual.”
In the case that the Board Docs access isn’t resolved and you would like for me to email you an agenda, please let me know! email@example.com ...
JUNE 16, 2020 ELECTION TOTALS AND BOE MEMBERS:
NEWFIELD CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTION RESULTS
JUNE 16, 2020
The following are the results of the Absentee Balloting held at Newfield Central School.
Proposition 1: Budget
Shall the Board of Education of the Newfield Central School District be authorized to spend $21,542,078.00 for the purpose of operating the school district for the 2020-2021 school year and to levy the necessary tax thereafter?
TOTAL YES: 269
TOTAL NO: 55
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 324
Proposition 2: Transfer to Debt Service Reserve Fund
Shall the Board of Education of the Newfield Central School District be authorized to transfer an amount of $722,765.76 from the existing Capital Reserve Fund to the district’s Debt Service Reserve Fund for use in accordance ...
June 5, 2020 News and Updates:
hope you are enjoying the warmer weather. I know this has been a difficult time for everyone. Never in history has a generation had to deal with a pandemic, social injustice, and an economic downfall all at once. While we were not prepared to handle so many crises at one time, I hope that through education and working together, we can overcome the difficulties and be stronger than ever. If you or your family are in need of support, please don't hesitate to call one of our counselors. Their resources include outside services.
I can't believe there are only two weeks of school left! There are many events scheduled that I want to share. I have also included a link to a calendar to help ...