July 16, 2021




     Here we are in the middle of July.  This means a new school year is just around the corner, and there are some very important upcoming events to kick off the 2021 – 2022 school year!  We have student registration, staff returningback to school events, and a variety of student activities.   


Our school yearacademic and activity/athletic calendars can be found on our district website (www.newtoncsd.organd they are updated regularly with any additional information.   


Important Dates – Upcoming Events:   


  • Student Registration for current, new, or returning students – ongoing 
  • Activities & Athletics Registration - online registration opened July 5, 2021 
  • School Building Offices Open July 26, 2021 
  • New Teachers Report to School – August 10, 2021 
  • Back to School Day (NHS) (9th – 12th) – August 11, 2021  
  • All Staff Begin Reporting to School – August 17, 2021 
  • Back to School Nights (PreK – 8)– August 19, 2021  
  • First Day of School for K – 12 – August 23, 2021  
  • First Day of School for PreK – August 31, 2021  


The Newton Community School District is grateful to have another great group of new teachers joining our Cardinal family for the 2021 – 2022 school year.  Administrative teams have been busy interviewing and hiring teachers to fill our open positions.  Make sure you continue following the Red Pride Review because in a future edition you will see the announcements of who our newest Cardinals are. 


     If you have any questions, please reach out to the central office staff at 641.792.5809 (Option 0) Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  We will help direct your questions to the people who can best serve you.  We are very excited to have your students back in school and look forward to working with our families and community members.

Yours truly,


Tom Messinger, Superintendent

E. J. H. Beard Administration Center

641.792.5809 (PHONE)

641.792.9159 (FAX)

1302 First Avenue West

Newton, Iowa  50208


Join Cooper Heath, A Middle School Science Teacher at Berg Middle School, as he demonstrates a fun science experiment you can do with your kids at home this summer! 

It has been a hectic year, but there are leaders in our Newton Community School District team that have been amazing at helping us get through this pandemic, and continually show up for our students in sickness and health. Check out more about our NCSD Nurses and how much they are appreciated. 

Meet Our Board Member Cody Muhs 

Upcoming Academic Calendar Dates

  • July 19th - August 5, 2021 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
  • Mondays & Thursdays ONLY
  • Pick Up Sites: BMS & NHS
  • District Office Closed FRIDAYS over the Summer
  • July 23rd & 30th- District Office Closed
  • July 26th- Board Work Session (5:45pm-7:00pm)
    • EJH Beard Administration Center- Room 105 A/ via Zoom
    • TOPIC: District Goals Development 2021-22
  • July 26th- School Board Meeting (5:30pm-5:45pm)
    • EJH Beard Administration Center- Room 105A/ via Zoom

Check out our Boar Highlights from July 12th, 2021 here!