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! firstname.lastname@example.org ...
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 ...
May 18 Updates:
Good morning and happy Monday!
Here are the updates for this week:
Important dates: The last day of school/virtual learning for students is Friday, June 19 . The last instructional packet will be delivered on Friday, May 29 . The last day to drop off student work in the bins is Friday, June 12 .
Miscellaneous drop-off/pick-up: Each building principal will give details on dates/times for students to drop off instruments, computer devices, and library books. They will also notify you when students will be allowed to pick up their personal belongings.
HS Graduation: There will be a high school graduation on Friday, June 26 beginning at 7:00 pm. We want to make sure our seniors are recognized ...
May 11 News and Updates:
I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. Some of you were fortunate to receive a bouquet of flowers with your packet of student work on Friday. Tara Schmidt, owner of Littleflowers Farms in Newfield donated them. While there were not enough to give all families, we hope it brightened the day for those of you who did receive one. Thank you to Tara! We are fortunate having such caring people in our community.
A reminder that we have bins set outside of each building to collect student work. The bins will be available 7:00 am- 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday . If you are unable to be here during those hours, please contact your building principal to make other arrangements. We have received ...
May 6 News and Notes:
Below are some updates and reminders for you:
Student work packets will be delivered to homes on Friday, May 8. The next delivery date will be Friday, May 29. Again, if you or your child have any questions, or need support, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Bins have been placed at the entrance of the elementary, middle school, and high school buildings to drop off completed student work. Please be sure to put your child's name, teacher (elementary only), and grade level on the packet. Since this is our first packet collection, please drop off any and all packet work completed, even if your student is now working virtually (on a device).
If your child has a library book, please ...
SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE 5/1/2020:
While I am not surprised, I am sad to report that we have an updated Executive Order from Governor Cuomo that has closed schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year . We will continue providing distance learning and meals to our students. We understand this is needed to provide social distancing, but we also miss interacting with your children. While this is a difficult time for all of us, I do believe this is best to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
We will have many decisions to make and plan to keep you updated as they are made. Please know that we listen to your feedback and concerns and make changes as needed to help students and families during this unique time.
The good news ...
Hello Families! 4/28/20 News:
Good afternoon families.
Below are some updates I wanted to share:
Our wifi access point is up and running. It is located off the edge of the Maintenance Building in our parking lot. You can go on line via the Guest Network.
Masks will be included in all food deliveries tomorrow. Our county received a large shipment of cloth masks from NYS. They were manufactured by the Hanes Company. Each family who is scheduled to get food delivery/pick-up tomorrow will get a pack of 5 masks. A reminder that if you are picking up your meal packets, you need to be here between 11:30-12:30. Meals being delivered home, will begin around 11:00 via our transportation department.
The Newfield ...
Pre-K Registration Update:
Due to the extended closure we are now accepting Pre-K Registration Packets via regular mail.
Please send all completed paperwork Attn: Laine Gillette.
If you have any additional questions please call 607-564-9955 ex.1110
IMPORTANT MEAL UPDATE April 10,2020:
Hello Newfield Families,
With the extension of our school closing, we will now be offering food for children ages 1-18 once a week. Deliveries and pick-ups will be every Wednesday until school reopens. Each delivery or pick-up bag will have breakfast and lunch for each child listed. There will be enough food for 7 days. Our next delivery/pick-up day will Wednesday, April 15. If you are picking up your food, you may come between 11:30-12:30 in front of the elementary building.
In order to receive the food, we need you to register again on the updated form using the link below . You should not have to do this again. Please only fill out one form per household . If two families ...