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Written by: Newton School District | January 14, 2021
A NOTE FROM TOM MESSINGER
January 15, 2021
We are very excited to be back in school after our winter break and we are even more excited to be getting our students back 5 days a week starting on January 26, 2021. This change has been made to our 2020 – 2021 School Calendar and was communicated out prior to the break, but we would like to remind everyone with the start of 2nd Semester it is just around the corner.
Many of our procedures are still in place as we change our calendar. Masks or gaiters are still required for everyone who does not have an exemption. Building specific procedures for cleaning, sanitizing, and maintaining a certain level of social distancing will continue. We will also continue to have restrictions to our spectator numbers for extracurricular activities.
Vaccination Phase 1b will begin within the next couple weeks. This phase includes educators. The Newton Community School District has been working with the Jasper County Public Health Department and the Newton Clinic to get all educators a COVID-19 vaccination who wish to receive one. This is big news in the year-long fight against the pandemic.
If you have any questions about our Return to Learn Plan or our updated calendar please contact me at 641.792.5809 (Option 5). I will be happy to speak with you and answer your questions. Again, we are excited to have our students back and eager to see them five days a week starting on January 26, 2021!
Superintendent Newton Community School District
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Just a reminder of the variety of media sources we will use to broadcast inclement weather information ️
If you need to update your contact preferences (voice, text, email) in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, here is a link from our Technology Department with instructions: https://drive.google.com/file/...
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