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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.

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Learning Plan Change Request

Any family that would like for their child’s learning plan to be changed may complete a change request form for the school’s consideration.  Changes may be made for valid need. Newport Independent Schools will be as flexible as possible. Families may formally request changes beginning October 1st. The change request form will close on October 9th. Changes will be based on the capacity of the individual classrooms to maintain social distancing, the needs of the school, the needs of the students, and the needs of the family. Any changes made will be communicated by the individual school and would take effect on October 26th. Change requests will be taken for second semester learning updates. The change request forms will open on December 1st and will close on December 11th.

Virtual Learner to Hybrid (attending school on site for a portion of the week)

Hybrid Learner to Virtual (preference to be a virtual learner)

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FROM NEWPORT TO NEW YORK

FROM NEWPORT TO NEW YORK: NEWPORT HIGH SCHOOL 2019 VALEDICTORIAN BUILDING ON HIS FUTURE WHILE NEVER FORGETTING HIS PAST 

At just 19-years-old, Cody Baynori is well on the way to living his dreams.

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Message from Tony Watts, Superintendent

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NEWPORT INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS FOOD SERVICE WORKERS HONORED BY KY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

Newport Independent Schools

NEWPORT – Newport’s Food Service workers – who are viewed by many as valuable but often unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic – were formally honored Wednesday by The Kentucky House of Representatives. 

During Wednesday night’s Newport Board of Education meeting, each worker was presented an official Kentucky House of Representatives Certificate of Appreciation from State Rep. Rachel Roberts of Newport. The certificates were signed by Rep. Roberts as well as by Speaker of the House David Osborne.  

“Thank you for ensuring that Newport students and families were provided enough food to feed their families every day of the week during this difficult time,” The Certification of Appreciation says. “You were truly on the front lines, and your dedication and commitment to the community is worth recognition.” 

The certificates were presented to Newport High School Food Service Manager Stephanie Atkins, Newport Intermediate School Food Service Manager Holley Clark and Newport Primary School Food Service Manager Kim Guffey along with the following Food Service workers: Alda Lane, Tara Tucker, Taylor Gross, Jalene Hoskins, Paul Juan McDay, Pam Underwood, Marcella Goff, Lisa Fulmer, Maria Palmisano, Melonie Bennett, Donna Shively, Becky Mueller, Brittani Atkins, Lynnzee Browning, Jessica Bartel and Lenora Mocciola. 

Members of the Newport Independent Schools Administration and Board of Education praised the workers and thanked Rep. Roberts for spearheading the recognition effort. 

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Curbside Meal Pickup

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Counseling and Mental Health Services

nA significant obstacle for student’s academic growth at times is the unmet need for social and emotional development that may require specialized services. Our children's mental health  is especially vulnerable during this time of virtual and hybrid learning.  Newport Independent Schools offer three different layers for overall student social and emotional development in addition to the learning in the classroom setting.  

New Superintendent Outlines Goals; Newport Schools Look at Tax Rate Tony Watts

Click here to read the article in The River City News, Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor