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Covid - 19 Guidance Document
2021 Teacher of the Year Finalist Video

Jennifer Packwood is one of three distinguished finalists that will be recognized and honored at Council of Exceptional Children Conference in Louisville on November 22, 2021.

Newport Surplus Vehicles

Newport Independent Schools will surplus the following vehicles:

1986 Chevrolet Dually 1 ton 
1986 Chevrolet Dually 1 ton

1990 Chevrolet 3/4 ton Pickup
1990 Chevrolet 3/4 ton Pickup

1998 International Bus
1998 International Bus

All vehicles will be able to be viewed the week of October 18th – 22nd from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Newport Bus lot located at 1020 Lowell Street; Newport, KY. Please see Brett Finnell in the office area at the bus lot. All vehicles come as they are and all sales are final. Sealed bids will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on October 22nd at the Newport Board of Education located 30 West 8th Street Newport, KY 41071. All bids are to be turned in to Kathi Baldwin. If you would like any further information please contact Kathi Baldwin at 859-292-3001.

Newport School of Innovation Featured in The River City News


Newport Independent Schools Newport School of Innovation Continues to Grow

New programs added to appeal to more students

The Newport School of Innovation - the mostly online program launched three years ago by the Newport Independent Schools district - continues to grow and attract new students into the district.

NSOI, as the school is known, has started the school year with 32 students, an increase of 10 students from last year. And with some new opportunities for students to enroll that have been approved by the district's administration and the Newport Board of Education, Newport Innovation Coordinator Josh Snapp expects additional enrollment throughout the school year.

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COVID-19 Testing Program

Newport Independent Schools has partnered with Ethos Labs (Newport, KY) to create a COVID-19 testing program that will ensure a continued safe return to school.  This is a completely voluntary program that is supported by the State, so there is no cost to you or Newport Independent. We politely request that you enroll yourself in this program to help accomplish the following goals for a successful school year:

1. Safe in-person learning environment for the entire school year

2. Minimize the need to quarantine children at home for extended time

3. Minimize absentee days due to COVID-19 for teachers and students

Registration at:   https://www.ethosbacktoschool.com/

Student and Staff Registration Instructions for Covid-19 Testing with Ethos Labs

Newport Schools Hire Spanish Teacher Beatriz Granados Molina

The Newport Independent Schools has hired a Spanish teacher, filling a position that had been open for more than two years. 

Beatriz Granados Molina – a native of Ciudad Real, a small town near Madrid, Spain – is teaching grades eight through 12, which are the grades she taught during her 22 years as English as a Second Language teacher in her native country.

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2021-22 Kentucky Special Education Teacher of the Year Finalist Jennifer Packwood

Congratulations Jennifer Packwood

Ms. Packwood is one of three distinguished finalists that will be recognized and honored at Council of Exceptional Children Conference in Louisville on November 22, 2021. This award is the highest honor a special education teacher can achieve in KY. It highlights and showcases the teacher’s innovative practices, professional leadership, and significant contributions to students, community and school.

Jennifer is a co-teacher at Newport High School and specializes in Post-Secondary Transition Services. She was nominated because of the tremendous success she has had in ensuring students with special needs receive the supports and services needed to become successful adults. Ms. Packwood values her colleagues, opportunities to grow professionally, friendships she develops with her students and their families.

KDE Press Release

Newport High School Student Wins Taste of Newport Logo Contest, Taste Event Lasting All Month Taste of Newport

A Newport High School senior has served up the winning logo for this year’s Taste of Newport, a month-long event that kicks-off Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Drake Ward submitted the winning logo and received a $50 AMC Theater gift card and plaque from Julie Kirkpatrick, president and CEO of meetNKY/Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau, which is partnering with the City of Newport to present Taste of Newport.

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Notes from the Nurse

WELCOME BACK WILDCATS! We are so excited about the start of the 2021-2022 school year in person, but before we do, we would like to share a few reminders to keep your student's healthy and ready to learn. 

Notes from the Nurse

Notes from the Nurse - Spanish

When to Stay Home

When to Stay Home - Spanish

Transportation Requests

Newport Schools will be returning to school beginning August 25, 2021. Therefore, we will begin taking online transportation requests August 3, 2021. The form will be located on the district webpage, transportation page and will also be sent out as a link on School Messenger. You will need to complete a form for each child in your household. All requests will be taken in the order they are received online. It is important for you to provide accurate addresses and contact information.

Once bus assignments have been made, Kathi Baldwin will be contacting you concerning drop off and pickup locations with times. All riders will be required to wear face masks.

Newport High School students will need to also sign up online for TANK. Once signed up student names will be forwarded to the Technology Department. TANK badges will be distributed by Newport High School.

If you have any questions please contact Kathi Baldwin at 859-292-3001.

2021-2022 Transportation Request

Congratulations NHS Class of 2021


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