UPK Registration for 2019-20: The District has mailed out information about enrolling in Universal PreK for the 2019-20 school year. If you have not received this information and you have a child that will be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2019, please contact Stacy at 332-3217 as soon as possible.
Kindergarten Registration for 2019-20: The County-wide Kindergarten Registration Day will take place on Wednesday, March 13th from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM at both Lincoln and Perkins School. If you have a child that will be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2019, please stop into one of those offices on 3/13 to register for Kindergarten. For more information visit Student Registration
Dear Newark Community,
The Newark School District is getting close to completing our athletic field area at the High School and Middle School. As this progresses, it is looking very nice but it is still not safe for us to go beyond the fences that enclose the area. There are many safety concerns that could injure a person if they are not careful as well as damage the work that is being done.
We ask all of our community not to go beyond the fences that surround the area for safety reasons.
Thank you for helping to ensure that our athletic areas will be the best in the area and the safety of our community members is not at risk.
Weather Related Information
Dear Newark Central Parents and Guardians:
A colleague of mine, Matt Frahm, in Naples, put out a great message to families about the upcoming cold weather. To give credit where it is due, I have borrowed much of his message in this communication to you. As temperatures continue to drop, we have already begun receiving phone calls from families inquiring about a possible school closure. Because closing school is one of the most difficult decision a superintendent has to make, I wanted to share some additional information regarding extreme temperatures and winter weather.
When is it too cold for school?
During winter months, it may be necessary to close or delay the opening of school to help protect children from instances of extreme cold and a -25° F sustained wind chill factor, is what our school physician has deemed dangerous.
How can parents assist the school district in creating safer conditions for their children?
How will I know if school is cancelled or delayed?
As soon as a decision is made to close or delay school, the district will send out a Connect Ed Parent Notification message and information will be posted on the school homepage and Twitter accounts. In addition, information will also be communicated via Rochester TV stations (R News, Channels 8, 10 and 13), as well as local radio stations. This is all referenced on the district website.
How is the decision made to close or delay school?
While we want our students in schools and ready to learn each day, we would never want to put a child in a position that threatens his or her health or well-being. Whenever considering a school closure or delay, the decision is ultimately made by the school superintendent after consulting weather resources, local highway superintendents, the transportation supervisor and area school administrators. However, the size of the Newark Central School District and the reality that winter weather can change very quickly means that there will be times when not everyone has the same opinion regarding whether or not school should be cancelled or delayed.
Where can I find more information regarding winter weather and extreme temperatures?
While I promise you that no decision to cancel or delay school will be made without a great deal of time and thought, often times no perfect decisions exist with regard to the weather. Please know that as a parent or guardian, you ultimately have the authority to determine whether or not you feel it is safe for your child to attend school. Please use your best judgement this winter, and make sure your son or daughter is warmly dressed on the chilly days we have coming our way.
Thanks so much,
Matt Cook, Superintendent of Schools
Every Student, Every Day