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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Wed Nov 22 - 1 1/2 hour early dismissal
Thu Nov 23 - NO SCHOOL (students & staff) 
Fri Nov 24 - NO SCHOOL (students & staff)
Mon Nov 27 - NO SCHOOL (students)

The District Office will be closed Wed at 2:30 PM, and Thu and Fri all day.

Enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday!

 
NCEF Excellence in Education Award
Nomination forms are available at all school offices, the E.J.H. Beard Administration Center, during conferences, and online beginning October 24, 2017.  Nomination forms can be submitted to:  Any NCSD Building Principal, via email to Desiree Cameron (newton.ncef@gmail.com), or via postal mail to NCEF, PO Box 1062, Newton, Iowa  50208.

Deadline for nominations:  November 30, 2017
 
"Like" Our District Facebook Page
District Administration has added a Facebook Page - we invite you to "like" our page to get updates!

https://www.facebook.com/NewtonCSD
 
2017 - 2018 School Year Calendar
The Newton Community School District's 2017 - 2018 school year calendar has been approved by the Board of Education at their June 12, 2017 meeting.  School will start August 24, 2017 and is scheduled to end May 30, 2018.  PreSchool will start September 5, 2017.  
 
Iowa Immunization Law Changes: 2017 - 2018 School Year
PARENTS WITH STUDENTS ENTERING 7th-12th GRADE IN THE 2017 - 2018 SCHOOL YEAR:

The Iowa Department of Public Health has made changes to the Iowa Immunization Law for the start of the 2017 - 2018 school year.

On the first day of school in the 2017 - 2018 school year, EVERY student entering 7th-12th grade is required to have had the meningitis vaccination in order to enter the school building.
  • Those entering 7th-11th grade will need to have one dose of the meningitis vaccination
  • Those entering 12th grade who have received one dose of the meningitis vaccination (prior to the age of 16) will be required to have a booster, or second dose of the meningitis vaccination
  • If the 12th grade student has received the first dose of the meningitis vaccination after age 16, a booster is not required
In addition:  those entering 7th grade must also have proof of having the Tdap Booster (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis/whooping cough) before school starts in August 2017, unless the student has a Certificate of Immunization Exemption. 

Please submit an updated immunization record to Berg Middle School or Newton High School.  There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement.  Students will not be allowed to start school if their immunizations are not up to date.

If you have questions, please contact the school nurses:

BMS:  Staci Geer at 641.792.7742 or geers@newton.k12.ia.us

NHS:  Clarissa Bloom at 641.792.5797 or bloomc@newton.k12.ia.us
 
Online Payment - FOOD SERVICE
The Newton Community School District provides parents an easy way to add money to their student's food service account.  Click here for online Food Service payment information.  Visit our secure Web Store, powered by RevTrak. 
Online Payment - SCHOOL FEES
The Newton Community School District provides parents an easy and convenient way to pay for school fees (registration fees, textbook fees, activity tickets, yearbooks, band fees, and more...).  Click here for online School Fees payment information.  Visit our secure Web Store, powered by RevTrak. 
K-4 Attendance Boundary Areas
K-4 attendance boundary areas are illustrated on the attached map links below (View #1 & View #2) for: Aurora Heights, Emerson Hough, Thomas Jefferson, and Woodrow Wilson.  The maps should aid in determining school attendance, based on residency and beginning in the 2016 - 2017 school year.

K-4 Attendance Boundary Areas - View #1
K-4 Attendance Boundary Areas - View #2
 

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