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Status Update

Status Update

After further review of our district status, we have decided to remain in all virtual instruction until after the winter break.  We feel this is the safest and best course of action for us at this time.  The plan is to continue all virtual instruction until Tuesday, January 5, 2021. 

Letter from the Superintendent

Letter from the Superintendent - Spanish

LPC / Public Forum

The Newport Independent School District will conduct a Local Planning Committee Public Forum on December 3, 2020 at 6:30 PM.  The meeting will be held via a video conference . This meeting is an informal gathering to encourage local participation through community suggestions relative to future utilization of existing school facilities and construction of new school facilities.  These community suggestions or recommendations will be closely monitored by the Local Planning Committee in the development of a proposed District Facility Plan for Newport Independent Schools.  The Local Planning Committee will meet prior to the Public Forum at 5:30 PM.

The link to the video conference is: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85935265465

Meeting ID: 859 3526 5465

21st Century Community Learning Centers - Notice of Intent to Apply

The Newport Independent School District hereby notifies the local community of our intention to apply for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant through the Kentucky Department of Education. Applications will be submitted for the following schools:

Newport Intermediate School (3rd-6th)- 95 West 8th Street Newport, KY 41071

Newport High School (7th-8th)- 900 East 6th St., Newport, KY 41071

Notice of Intent to Apply

FROM THE SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CLINIC DESK . . .

healthCommunities 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.

We want to offer not only our gratitude, but also kudos, to the parents and guardians of our Newport School students.  The Newport school nurses, and administration have assumed a limited role in assisting with contact tracing and notifications, augmenting the efforts of the Northern Kentucky Health Department.  We have found our parents and guardians to be essential.  Our school community parents, and guardians have been receptive and helpful participants in these efforts toward public health.  Your continued notifications concerning ill students and thoughtful discussions with us will be appreciated as well.

NEWPORT INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS' KRISTEN EDWARDS NAMED WARM 98 TEACHER OF THE WEEK

NEWPORT – Newport Intermediate School Special Education Teacher Kristen Edwards has been named WARM 98 radio's Teacher of the Week.

Edwards, who was nominated for the award by the parent of one of her students, began to cry as she learned about the award during a phone call from WARM 98s morning show hosts Jim Day and Amanda Orlando. A video of the call posted on the station's Facebook page has been viewed nearly 5,000 times.

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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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Surplus Sale Newport Ind. Schools

Newport Independent Schools will be holding a surplus sale on November 18th, 19th, and 20th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day. Sealed bids will be accepted until 3:00 pm on Nov. 20th at the Newport Welcome Center. You will be able to view the surplus items at 3 separate locations: Maintenance building by the football stadium, 1020 Lowell Street at Newport Bus Lot, and at the storage facility directly across from the bus lot. Individuals will be contacted confirming the sale on November 23rd. All purchases will have to be removed by December 4th or else the items will be disposed of by the district. In the case of tied bids, each of the parties will be contacted to submit another bid by phone to Kathi Baldwin. Items that are available include:

 

· a variety of kitchen utensils.

· A variety of furniture from library renovations: tables, chairs, bookcases, etc…. as well as other surplus furniture such as desks, etc…

· lights: 6 lamp high base T8 fluorescents

· Variety of books from NHS library and science books

· Exercise equipment

· Tables, chairs, desks, etc…

 

You can view the items on November 18th, 19th, and 20th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the listed locations above. Any other times will have to be arranged through Kathi Baldwin at 859-292-3001.

 

All items will be sold as-is. We will provide you with any information we may have on a particular item but there are no guarantees or warranties. Once notified your bid is accepted on the item you will have until December 4th to remove the items. After that, any remaining items will be disposed of by the district. If you have any further questions please contact Kathi Baldwin at 859-292-3001

NEWPORT INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS RECEIVES DONATION OF COVID MASKS FROM CAMPBELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Thank you to Dave Anderson and the Campbell County Library for the donation of masks for students attending in-person classes. 

In partnership with Coverings for Kids, all four branches of the Campbell County Public Library, Cold Spring, Carrico/Fort Thomas, Newport and Alexandria, are collecting mask donations for schools.

thank you

 

Drop-off locations:

  • Cold Spring: 3920 Alexandria Pike

  • Carrico/Fort Thomas: 1000 Highland Ave.

  • Newport: 901 E. Sixth St.

  • Alexandria: 8830 Alexandria Pike

 

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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.

Inclement Weather & School Closings

School Closings

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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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

Lunchtime

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.  

Newport Ind Schools Welcomes Back Tony Watts as our new Superintendent
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