November 12, 2020
Dear Newton School Community Members,
It seems that with each day the news is more dire than the day before with regard to the COVID-19 virus. Please know that we have prepared and planned for many scenarios all of which would have our school remain open if at all possible. With increases in positive cases throughout our state and within Miami County, our task of educating kids becomes much more difficult when staff/students become sick and are required to quarantine However, our commitment and resolve to remain open remains steadfast. Children attending school in person has proven to be what is best for students emotionally, socially, and educationally.
Research has shown that while COVID-19 can be a serious illness for some, it is much less so for school age children. We will continue to follow the protocol and orders given to us by the state and local health departments. I look forward to the day when we can resume our normal daily lives and COVID-19 becomes only a memory. I appreciate the general positive attitude displayed by our students and their parents. I especially appreciate the efforts and attitudes of our staff. They are determined to make challenges into opportunities! We will continue to do the best we can and make necessary adjustments in protocol as we are presented with these challenges. We will get through this! Have faith and hope!
Only at Newton!!!