April 14, 2020
Dear Newton School Community Members,
I hope all of our students, parents, staff members, and community members are keeping safe and healthy. We have all found ourselves dealing with COVID-19 and the extremely adverse effects it has had on our lives. In the midst of this horrible situation, I do feel incredibly blessed to be in a community where I know we will all help and care for one another as best we can to get through this. I do know that we will get through this and it will come soon!
I know there are many questions concerning whether we will return to school, about athletics, about the school play, about music performances, about the prom, and about graduation. Unfortunatelly, many of these questions will remain unanswered until our district, like all other districts in Ohio, gets directives from Governor DeWine concerning returning to school. Those directives should be coming as soon as the end of this week.
Please know that we will do our best to respect the interests and concerns of all students and parents. We know that decisions will need to be made while considering many multiple competing factors. However, decisions will always be guided by the ultimate goal to do what is best for our students.
Hang in there and know that we will all be stronger once this situation passes.....and it will. This too shall pass!
Only at Newton!!!