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  • Message from Matt Cook, Superintendent of SchoolsMatt Cook



    Hello Newark CSD community,

    I have three brief items to share with you today.  First, I want to make sure everyone knows about the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Holiday Concert at Newark HS, 7:30 p.m. on 11/30/18.  These are some of the most talented musicians in the world and we are very fortunate that they agree to grace our stage and share their joy with us, in Newark.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or presale at Lyons National Bank, Wegmans, and our High School.  A performance by our own NHS Jazz Band will begin at 6:40 p.m. to get us warmed up for the RPO.


    Next, I am asking families to please take some time to fill out the Family Engagement Survey which can be found under the Announcement tab on our website,  A link to the survey is also here: Newark Central School District 2018/19 Family Engagement Survey DTSDE 2.0 Version


    A Spanish version of the survey is also available at this link: Newark Central School District - Spanish - 2018/19 Family Engagement Survey DTSDE 2.0 Version


    The survey will be open through December 19th.  It is very easy to complete. Just click on the link and enter the password which is Newark2018.  All survey responses are anonymous.  We appreciate your assistance in completing this important survey. If there are questions or need for clarifications, please contact Stacy Warren or call her at 332-3217.  We are grateful to our families for taking the time to respond.


    Last, our 1:1 computer initiative is on hold for students in grades 3-12, though the iPad program for UPK-2nd grade students is still on track.  You may recall in a previous communication, I talked about how excited we were to roll out devices connected to our move towards a more personalized learning environment.  The company that we contracted with unexpectedly closed its doors last week.  We have been on contact with high level people from that company that are attempting to form a spin-off company and continue their mission of building computing devices in NY State, while supporting education.  More details need to be worked out and we will have to be confident in any assurances we are given before we decide to proceed with this newly forming company or look elsewhere.  Either way, we remain committed to the original vision and are working to make that happen.  This is a setback that could take weeks or months to resolve but it is not more than a setback.  I will share more as soon as I am able.


    Thanks for your ongoing support, which allows us to continue to help every student, every day become the best version of themselves. 


    Matt Cook

    Superintendent of Schools

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