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Newton Schools Closed
Friday, March 13th will be our last day of school until April 13th . 
At home assignments will be given to students to complete during this period. 
All activities to include field trips, athletic practices and games, banquets, and all other events are postponed indefinitely.
Additionally the Fieldhouse will be closed during these times. 

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At Home Resources During Closure

The following are just a few of the online resources that are available to help keep your kids active and learning during this time of School closure.
Please note that these resources are NOT replacements for any work assignments issued by the students teachers and are not representing any viewpoint of Newton Local Schools or it's employees.
 

Message From the Superintendent

March 13, 2020

Dear Newton School Community,

There are only a few people who have been in public schools longer than I have.  Even they have never experienced anything like we are going to go through during this mandated time away from school!  I certainly haven’t either! 

This will be a time where we should pull together as a community and help one another when possible.  We should do our best to abide by the directives that our Governor has given us. However, we should also not lose sight of the fact that we are all in need of family and friends during this healthcare crisis.  Support (provided in different ways) for one another will be important as we climb our way out of what is an unprecedented bad situation. 

I am heartbroken for our students here a Newton and those around the state and country that are locked out of their schools.  I am heartbroken for the students in universities across the country who are finding out that their college is closing the doors for the remainder of the year.  There will be no athletic contests, no plays, no group gatherings, and no more special memories made.  How awful! 

I, like many people, are questioning whether all of the actions that are being taken to stop the spread of the Coronavirus are really necessary.  It helps me tremendously to look at all of this from a different perspective; one that is much more positive!  Consider this……..What if our collective actions in this country saves hundreds or even thousands of lives?  What if these actions were to save someone who you know and love?  What if these actions would be the reason you personally are allowed to live a long healthy life rather than suffering a cruel fate now?   We know that the answer to these questions would be “YES it surely is!”

I appreciate the support and understanding of Newton parents and this community greatly!  Our students need strong steady voices around them to say “It’s going to be all right!  We will get through this!”  None of us need to hear the constant clang of negativity.  

As we navigate through this together, I will do my best to keep our community informed as information becomes available.  Stay positive and stay safe. 

Pat McBride

Superintendent

Newton Local Schools

 

Dear Newton School Community,

As you may know from the Governor’s press conference today, he has ordered allpublic and private schools to close beginning next week. At home assignments will be given to students to complete during this period. Friday, March 13 th will be our last day of school until April 13 th . As of now, school will resume on Monday, April 13 th .

All activities to include field trips, athletic practices and games, banquets, and all other events are postponed indefinitely. We will continue to follow Governor DeWine’s directives and recommendations. We will provide updates as they become available to us. We appreciate your patience during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Pat McBride

Superintendent

The following links are provided for additional information. 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-schools.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-for-schools.html

=        HIPAA and disclosure of protected information to Public Health agencies  https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/public-health/index.html

=        Prevention strategies for At School, At Home, for businesses and employees https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html


Additional Useful Links

=        Ohio Dept of Health Coronavirus website which is now being updated daily with case information for the state https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/Novel-Coronavirus/2019-nCoV

=        CDC Coronavirus Website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html  

AAA Driving School Offered to Newton Students - CANCELLED!!!

THE AAA DRIVER'S ED CLASS AT NEWTON HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
 
AAA will once again be offering Driver's Education classes at Newton.  The classes will be April 14 - May 21.  At least 5 students are required to hold the class. Click here for more information.

Community Coffee and Donuts PLUS Pleasant Hill/Newton Township Trivia

 The Community Room at the Newton Fieldhouse will be open on Thursdays at 9:00 am for coffee, donuts and trivia.  Come and enjoy some time with people you know or find new friends.

Newton Athletics 50/50 - Jeep Raffle Announced

3/13/2020 - Due to the closing of school the Newton Athletic Department's Car Raffle will suspend all in person sales until April 13th. Please note that you will still be able to purchase tickets online at the link below:


The banquet/drawing is still set to take place on April 25th. The details for that event will come at a later date. If you have any questions please contact me at 937-676-2002 ext. 1011 or at [email protected]

Thanks for your support for Newton Athletics!!
 
The Newton Athletic Department is running a 50/50 - Jeepr Raffle!! There will only be 400 tickets sold! So you have a 1 in 400 chance of winning a 2020 Jeep Gladiator with the Rocky Ridge package, which is estimated at over $50,000, or you can select to take $25,000!! In addition, to the grand prize there will also be cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place, additional prizes for 4th-100th place, and other door prizes available at the drawing/banquet! The Newton Athletics' Powwow (drawing/banquet) will take place on Saturday, April 25th with more details to follow!! You do not have to be present at the drawing to win the grand prize or the 2nd and 3rd place prizes. However, you must be present to win any of the additional prizes and/or door prizes.
*Please note that purchasing a 50/50 ticket not only gets you a chance to win, but also 2 tickets to the Newton Athletics' Powwow!!

Tickets will be available for sale at HS Boys' Basketball home games as well as at the HS office during school hours. In addition, you can also purchase the tickets online via the link below (please note the total cost is $210 due to service charge):



The raffle ticket sale will end on Friday, April 24th at midnight or when the last ticket is sold, whichever comes first!!

**Please also note that if less than 375 tickets are sold, the Grand prize will convert to a 50/50 drawing. Proceeds will be deducted for 2nd and 3rd prizes as well as any administrative costs. The remaining balance will be split 50/50 between the Grand prize winner and the Newton Acme Baseball Boosters (All funds to Newton Acme Baseball Boosters will be evenly distributed into Newton Athletics). 

All checks should be made out to Newton Acme Baseball Boosters!

Please contact the school if you have any questions. Thanks for your continued support for Newton Athletics & GO INDIANS!!

24/7 Crisis Hotline

24-Hour Crisis Hotline 800.351.7347 C
Crisis Text Line:  Text 4hope to 741741

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, please call the Tri-County CRISIS Hotline. 
Please note, the 24-Hour Crisis Hotline serves only residents of Miami, Darke, and Shelby counties in Ohio.

Disclaimer

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Upcoming Events

Mar 27-29 (Fri-Sun) - Spring Play - Mary Poppins

Newton Drama Club Presents "Mary Poppins"
 
Friday Night @ 7PM
Saturday Night @ 7PM 
Sunday Matinee @ 3PM
 

Apr 6-10 (Mon-Fri) - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

Apr 13-17 (Mon-Fri) - Elementary Art Show

Apr 27 (Mon) - Spring Band Concert 7PM in JH Gym

May 4-8 (Mon-Fri) - High School Art Show

May 9 (Sat) - Junior/Senior Prom

May 9 (Sat) - Alumni Banquet

May 11 (Mon) - Music Dept Awards Banquet

May 12-14 (Tue-Thurs) - Senior Exams

May 17 (Sun) - High School Graduation 2:00PM Jr High Gym

May 19-21(Tue-Thur) - High School Final Exams

May 22 (Fri) - Last Day for Students. Early Dismissal.

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