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NEWPORT PRIMARY.....................8:05 AM       3:05 PM
NEWPORT INTERMEDIATE............7:55 AM       2:55 PM
NEWPORT HIGH............................7:45 AM       2:45 PM
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Letter from the Superintendent - All Virtual Instruction

Status Update

Due to this week's events and the number of students and staff we have on quarantine we have decided to go back to all virtual instruction beginning Tuesday, January 19th.  

Letter from the Superintendent

NEWPORT SCHOOLS’ NURSE PRACTITIONER FIRST DISTRICT EMPLOYEE TO RECEIVE COVID VACCINE

NEWPORT – Newport Independent Schools’ Nurse Practitioner Liz Tanner has become the district’s first employee to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Tanner, who operates the Newport Independent School-Based Health Clinic at Newport Intermediate School, received the vaccine at The Christ Hospital Health Network on Auburn Avenue in Cincinnati. She serves on staff as a Nurse Practitioner at the Christ Hospital Health Network Outpatient Center in Fort Wright, Ky.

Tanner said she wanted to stress the importance of the vaccine and encourage people to receive it when they are given the opportunity.

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NEWPORT INTERMEDIATE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL INDUCTED INTO PRESTIGIOUS WOMENS' LEADERSHIP PROGRAM Jennifer Michael

Newport Intermediate School Assistant Principal Jennifer Michael has been inducted into the 2021 cohort of the Kentucky Women in Education Leadership (KWEL), a statewide program designed for women working in public education who wish to strengthen or advance their careers. 

Chosen through a competitive application process based on specific leadership criteria, Michael will join other leaders and some of Kentucky's top female executive educators in March for an induction ceremony and leadership forum in Louisville. KWEL is a program of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA).

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Updated TANK Bus Routes for NHS

Parents and Students: Updated TANK bus schedules for Newport High School students can be found here. They have been updated to reflect the new dismissal schedule at NHS that takes effect Monday, January 11, 2021.

Please check for changes to your pickoff and dropoff times. 

UPDATED TANK BUS SCHEDULES

Newport School Based Health Clinic Health Clinic

Communities throughout America have a commitment to education along with their local schools.  The Newport community and the Newport School District share that bond of commitment as well.  However, the current Covid-19 pandemic presents us with some difficult challenges.  Maintaining safety and wellness is an equally high priority.  As part of our ongoing commitment to the community, the Newport School Based Health Clinic will remain open to assist families by providing free healthcare for Newport students.  Some of our many services include sick child visits, physical exams, and immunizations.  The Health Clinic is located at the Newport Intermediate School and is open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8am-3pm.  Please call 291-1910 to schedule a visit; masks and social distancing protocols are in place.

Inclement Weather & School Closings Weather

Staff, Students, and Parents/Guardians:

The Superintendent and his staff will evaluate weather and road conditions prior to 5:00 a.m.  All staff & student homes will receive an alert via the School Messenger Alert System, as well as a message posted on our web home page at www.newportwildcats.org if there is a delay in the start of the school day or if the district is closing.

Newport Schools participates in the School Closing Network.  The following television station announce school closing information by districts as reported from our office.  You are urged to listen for Newport Independent Schools or the identification number 2480.  If our district is not identified, our schools will be operating on a regular schedule. 

The following TV stations will be running Newport's information when inclement weather conditions prevail:

WLWT - TV Channel 5
WCPO - TV Channel 9
WKRC - TV Channel 12
WXIX - TV Channel 19
WSTR - TV Channel 64

HOW DOES THE WIND CHILL AFFECT SCHOOL BEING DELAYED OR CLOSED?

During the winter months several factors come into play that could delay the start of the school day or cause school to be closed altogether.  One such factor is the wind chill on a given day.  On particularly cold mornings we continuously monitor the National Weather Service and closely monitor the weather conditions. Click here for more informaiton.