2021-2022 RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR UPCOMING YEAR English - https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=27384&culture=en Spanish - https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=27384&culture=es 2021-2022 NEW STUDENTS TO NEWBERRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT ONLINE REGISTRATION: English - https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=27383&culture=en Spanish - https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=27383&culture=es
Encuesta Comunitaria de ESSER III El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Newberry necesita información sobre el gasto de la asignación de ARP - ESSER III. El SDNC recibió más de $ 15,2 millones para abordar la pérdida de aprendizaje y las necesidades académicas relacionadas con la pandemia de Covid19. Los fondos no se pueden utilizar para bonificaciones. El 11 de marzo de 2021, la Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (ARP) se convirtió en ley. El Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos está proporcionando $ 121,9 mil millones adicionales para el Fondo de Ayuda de Emergencia para Escuelas Primarias y Secundarias (Fondo ESSER III). Esta legislación otorgará estas subvenciones a las agencias educativas estatales (SEA) con el propósito de proporcionar a las agencias educativas locales (LEA) fondos de ayuda de emergencia para abordar el impacto que COVID-19 ha tenido y sigue teniendo en las escuelas primarias y secundarias de todo el país. la Nación. Por favor complete la siguiente encuesta: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe68t0vop3zRC4n7gkjzBg00beljT0orT04uS5Pwd1jEcTAEQ/viewform
South Carolina Department of Education Office of Early Learning and Literacy College and Career Ready Division Survey: Dear Parents and Childcare Providers, Parents and caretakers of young children and the professionals who work with families are experts on the supports and resources available in communities around South Carolina. It is our job as state leaders to listen to you all. The “Transitions from Pre-K to 5K” survey is from the interagency Palmetto Pre-K Transitions Workgroup, and we aim to learn more about what's available around our state to support families in the transition into 5-year-old Kindergarten. We would be incredibly grateful if you would share your thoughts. Please take a moment to complete a very brief survey (about 5 minutes) found here: https://scfirststeps.surveymonkey.com/r/JMYM2J9. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Rachal Hatton-Moore, Two-Generation Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Attention all parents/guardians, community members, business owners - We need your help as we prepare to discuss the best use for federal funding spending for the next school year. Please complete the survey below to help us with this task: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSei9tClMHrmiD75mx587EV1x2WJzU8P3QljYmghF9bB9aZ2KA/viewform
ESSER III Community Survey The School District of Newberry County needs input on the spending of the ARP - ESSER III allocation. The SDNC received over $15.2 million to address learning loss and academic needs related to the Covid19 pandemic. Funds cannot be used for bonuses. On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. The US Department of Education is providing an additional $121.9 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III Fund). This legislation will award these grants to state educational agencies (SEAs) for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs) with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation. Please complete the following survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSei9tClMHrmiD75mx587EV1x2WJzU8P3QljYmghF9bB9aZ2KA/viewform
Summer Baseball/Softball Info
End of Year Celebrations On Friday, June 4th we will celebrate at Reuben Elementary by recognizing our students in our End of Year Awards Ceremonies and 5th grade students will participate in Reuben’s “Stepping Up” Program. Unfortunately, this year, no visitors will be allowed but we will be recording these events on Friday, June 4th and then sharing the link to the recording with our families on Monday, June 7th. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we make this work in a manner that is best for all involved and follow the guidelines we are given.
https://www.newberry.k12.sc.us/browse/112088 The Parent Toolkit has recently been updated to reflect DHEC’s guidance issued May 20, 2021 and can be accessed on the district website or your school’s website. In an effort to make it easier for you to know what changes/additions have been made, the information has been highlighted in yellow. El Kit de herramientas para padres se actualizó recientemente para reflejar la guía de DHEC emitida el 20 de mayo de 2021 y se puede acceder a él en el sitio web del distrito o en el sitio web de su escuela. En un esfuerzo por facilitarle saber qué cambios / adiciones se han realizado, la información se ha resaltado en amarillo.
Important reminders for this week: 1. 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be taking SCREADY and SCPASS this week. We will test on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday for all 3rd-5th and on Friday for 4th grade only. Please make sure your child gets a good night’s rest and is at school on time each day. We will begin testing at 8:00 each morning. K-2nd will be participating in iReady testing this week. A schedule will come from your child’s teacher. 2. All face to face student devices will remain on campus for the remainder of the school year so devices can be checked, cleaned and inventoried. Invoices will be sent home for any charges due to damage. 3. If you received a Hot Spot from the state, please return it to Mrs. Folk. Please make sure you return all parts (hot spot, cord and box). 4. Please return all library books. Last week was the last book check out for the school year. 5. We will continue to collect the DHEC Mask Opt Out form. The form can be found on the DHEC website, SDNC website or by calling the school and requesting a copy. Please note that ALL bus riders are required to wear a mask while riding the bus. The opt out form does not exclude them on the bus.
The School District of Newberry County will begin collecting Consent Forms to Opt Out of Face Mask Requirement Imposed on Students by a School or School District on Friday, May 14. The form must be completed in its entirety and should be returned to the school between Friday, May 14 and Friday, May 21. Once approved by the school, this form allows students to go mask-free in the school building. Face coverings will continue to be required on all school buses. Students who exhibit any symptoms and visit the health room will be issued a mask. Parents are reminded to continue to check your students for any symptoms prior to sending them to school and inform the school nurse if your child is symptomatic. Plexiglass and social distancing measures will remain in place. As students come for state testing that begins on May 17, please be aware that there may be students with and without masks in the classrooms where testing occurs. Parents can access the form at https://scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/D-4286.pdf
Well Visit and Vaccine Reminders to School Aged Children Dreaming of a return to in-person schooling for your children or a summer family vacation? Things are looking better for 2021. The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is encouraging and will save lives. Vaccination has never been more important to protect our families and communities. Now is the time to get your children caught up on routine immunizations they may have missed during the pandemic or are due for this year. It’s time to call your pediatrician or family doctor’s office to schedule a yearly checkup for your child. In 2020, it was “stay home to stay safe”. In 2021, clinics are safe, sanitized and socially distant. Medical offices have taken protective measures to make sure that visits can happen safely, including: Scheduling sick visits and well-child visits during different times of the day Asking patients to remain outside until it’s time for their appointment to reduce the number of people in waiting rooms Offering sick visits and well-child visits in different locations A safer return to school means vaccinating your child/children this spring with all recommended vaccines. Preteens especially need to receive their recommended vaccines. Children ages 9-12 are due for four vaccines to protect against diphtheria, HPV-related cancers, meningitis, tetanus, and whooping cough. Call to schedule a well child appointment today. For more information, visit: https://scdhec.gov/health/child-teen-health/early-childhood-health/how-often-should-my-child-get-routine-checkup
2021 Report to the People
With Governor McMaster’s signing into law S.704, all schools will return to 5 days of instruction beginning April 26. For students who are currently face-to-face, Wednesdays will now be an in-person learning day. For students who are currently enrolled in Newberry ONE, Wednesdays will now be synchronous (live) instruction days. This resolution is in place for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year and for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. We will continue to keep our current safety measures in place with masks, plexiglass, and social distancing until such a time it is deemed safe to discontinue these practices. Meal Pick-Ups for Virtual Students – students will need to notify the school’s cafeteria they plan to pick up meals from by 1:00 pm on Monday, April 26 and schedule a pick-up time for their meals for Wednesday, April 28. We will not be able to accommodate the open pick-up (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) as we have in the past.
Section 59-18-900 of the Education Accountability Act requires that annual school report cards include “evaluations of the school by parents, teachers, and students.” Parent perceptions as collected in the Parent Opinion Survey appear on our school report card and provide school staff with insight to issues within our school. Additionally, results from the Parent Opinion Survey are used by the Education Oversight Committee to meet the requirements of Section 59-28-190 of the Parental Involvement in Their Children’s Education Act. Although the Parent Opinion Survey has been administered for many years, only parents of students in the highest grade in elementary and middle schools and parents of 11th graders in high schools previously were afforded the opportunity to respond to the paper survey. This year the survey has been moved to an online platform and is accessible via computer and mobile device. All parents of students in grades K-12 may now participate. Before you take the survey, please take a moment and read the letter from the State Superintendent of Education. The letter can be found using these links: (English) https://tinyurl.com/49wcwd26 (Spanish) https://tinyurl.com/2s7vhs32 Please complete the Parent Opinion Survey by Friday, May 7. To access the Parent Opinion Survey click on this link: https://ed.sc.gov/surveys/parent-survey/ Once at the survey, choose either the English or Spanish version of the survey to complete. Families should complete only one survey for each of their children enrolled in public school. Next, enter the seven-digit ID of our school. The ID for our school is 3601015. Before opening the survey, the name of the school will appear, and you will be asked to confirm that you are completing the survey for the correct school. Each school where your children are enrolled will provide you with their school ID. The survey is anonymous, but if you feel uncomfortable in responding to any question you may skip that question. The survey will note that a question has been left unanswered, but you can click continue to proceed without answering the question. Your time and effort in completing this survey is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Mike Stroud Principal
Parents/Guardians: Please call the school (803) 321-2664 to see if Nurse Gena is available prior to coming to bring medication as ONLY A NURSE CAN ACCEPT MEDICATION and we don’t want to inconvenience you with having to make two trips. NOTE: THIS ALSO MEANS THAT NO STUDENT CAN BRING MEDICATION IN AS WELL.
Week of the Young Child Info
Reuben Parents and Staff, Need to report a Close Contact, Household Contact or Positive Case of COVID-19? Click here to answer a few questions (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekjfcISyE00DI4gBLUU3bMsFQ4tv39i35l9Y5rVRyEemL34w/viewform). If you are reporting over a holiday, weekend, or after hours, a school nurse will contact you the next school day for additional information.
SDNC Announces Additional eLearning Day The School District of Newberry County has partnered with Lovelace Medical Center to administer COVID-19 Vaccines to approximately 371 employees on March 31st. This will be the second dose for these employees. Due to the potential that some employees may experience negative side effects from the second COVID-19 vaccine, the school district will schedule an eLearning day for ALL students on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Teachers will provide asynchronous (not live) virtual assignments to all students, including Newberry ONE, for this day. Assignments will be posted along with the completion due date. The completion of the assignments will be used to determine student attendance for April 1. If parents or students have questions about the assignments, please contact the child’s teacher via email or through Schoology.
PEBT Como Verificar Tu Direccion en el Portal: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1174465/PEBT_explanation_Spanish_Como_Verificar_Tu_Direccion_en_el_Portal.mp4