from Susan M. Hasenauer, Superintendent
Monday, June 7, 2021
Today Governor Cuomo and his team held a press conference where he provided clarification regarding updated guidance. At this time, we remain committed to following the official NYS guidance and we will change our reopening plan accordingly.
Specifically, the Governor announced the following:
- The NYS guidance will be updated to allow for optional masks outside for both students and staff. We will implement this immediately.
- The NYS masking requirements for students and staff while inside will not change and both students and staff will still be required to wear masks indoors.
As a district, we understand the weather is getting warmer and we will encourage mask breaks in classroom settings when students are socially distanced 6 feet apart. I am aware that some of you will not be pleased with this, while others will be grateful. Nevertheless, I do feel this is a step in the right direction and anticipate as I indicated in yesterday’s correspondence, a very “normal” opening in September.
Lastly, thank you for all the feedback. Each of your opinions is valued and your voice helps us better understand where our school community is on this issue.
Board of Education Meetings Open to Public
Community Input Need at Federal Funding Meeting This Week
As you may have heard, the Newark Central School District is receiving Federal Funds to support Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act (CRRSA) and American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). The funding in these two funds total approximately $7,667,004.
This funding will be used to address the impact of lost instructional time, carry out the implementation of evidence-based summer enrichment programs, carry out the implementation of evidence-based comprehensive afterschool programs, as well as preparing schools for reopening, testing, repairing, and upgrading projects to lessen the potential spread of COVID-19 in school buildings, as well as further preparing, preventing and responding to COVID-19.
Ed Gnau presented this information at last week's Board meeting on June 2nd: https://www.newarkcsd.org/cms/lib/NY01000239/Centricity/Domain/548/CRSSA%20and%20ARP%20Funding%20Presentation%206-2-2021.pdf
School Districts are required to ask for public input on the use of these funds and you can do so at the Community Zoom meeting tomorrow evening.
Ed Gnau and Laurie Palmisano will be holding a Community Zoom Meeting on this topic on Tuesday, June 8th at 6:00 PM. Here is the link to attend that meeting:
Meeting ID: 964 4162 0583
If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Superintendent for Business Ed Gnau at 332-3203 or firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Superintendent Susan Hasenauer at 332-3205 or email@example.com.
Congratulations to Jaston Brooks!!
High School Awards Assembly Recipients Recognized
Stephen Comstock Award: Sara George
Jim DeWitt Tough as Nails Award: Alexandra Briggs
Robert Stell Memorial Scholarship: Cameron Watson
Tyler Finn Memorial Award: Amelia Henson
Ashley Henkel Award: Michaela Colacino and Jacob Stalker
Sharon Marie All Scholarship: Alexandra Briggs
Taylor Bliss Memorial Scholarship: Emma Robbins and Michaela Colacino
Donna Comella Award: Michael Hermenet
John Marsh Memorial Award: Michael Hermenet
Brad Timerson Memorial Scholarship: Cameron Watson
Bob Binggeli Scholarship: Kylee Camacho and Dillan Hernandez
Newark Arcadia Memorial Post VFW: Sara George
August Mauer Post 286: Rachel George
Admiral Gehres Award: Joshua Mercer
Barbara and Russell Cuyler Award: Michaela Colacino and Julius Teabout
Robert Healy Memorial Award: Dillan Hernandez
Community Bank Business Award: Morgan Colacino
Business Awards: Morgan Colacino, John Comella, Ethan Puff, Hunter Horvat, Travontay Murray, Madeline Brownell
Anne Crothers VanNorman Award: Jacob Stalker
Kevin George Memorial Award: Jared Dennis
John Meath Memorial Award: Jackson Vermeulen
James Curtis Scofield Memorial Award: Brenna Stefanides
Derrick Chappell Memorial Award: Carter Steve
Rochester American Chemical Society Recognition Award: Sara George
Marietta Hobkirk Creative Writing Award: Ah’nja Conley
The State Education Department: Rachel George, Stephen Skvarek, Michaela Colacino, Alexandra Briggs, Carter Steve
Newark Coaches Athletic Awards: Emma Robbins and Dillan Hernandez
Cedric Tiebout Award: Carter Steve and Emma Robbins
The US Army Scholarship: Leah Lockwood and Elijah Malach
Most Outstanding Athletic Award: Trinity Wells and Travontay Murray
US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Awards: Broden Haltiner and Jenna Havert
Tracy Fenyn Bussani Award: Tyheria Streeter
US Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award: Trinity Wells
The Jeremiah Piano Memorial Award: Dillan Hernandez
Marlin Siegwalt Memorial Award: Carter Steve
George and Alice Mary Feller Memorial Prize: Rachel George
John & Carolyn Spafford: Jacob Brown
Why Memorial Day Essay Winner: Nick LaVilla
Victor Thomas: Michael Hermenet
DAR History Award: Rachel George
Spring into Wellness with Virtual Health Fair
Help Support Laurel House
- Click here to sign up: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Newark/LaurelHouse5K
- Chicken BBQ or Pulled Pork meal options to purchase at the end of the race
District Hiring Needs
The Newark Central School District is in immediate need of the following positions that offer full benefits:
- Cleaners and Custodians
- Food Service Helpers
- Bus Drivers
Please complete an application that can be found under the Human Resources tab on the Newark website, www.newarkcsd.org and return to Susan Carr in Human Resources.