New Albany - Plain Local Schools 1.20.22

Board of Education Meeting - Jan. 24

The Board of Education will hold its next Board Meeting on January 24, 2022 in the NAPLS Annex, 79 N. High St., New Albany at 6 p.m. The board will give a final review of future school year calendars and begin discussions on permanent improvement progress and future needs of the district. You may view the livestream of the meeting on the district YouTube Channel.

Eagle Eye on Education: Partnerships help develop talent the workforce demands

In this month's column in This Week Rocky Fork Enterprise, Superintendent Sawyers introduces the community to new programs through our partnership with Eastland Fairfield Career and Technical Schools.

Partnering to develop new academic programs and course offerings in response to student interest and workforce development needs contributes to creating a culture of accountability that achieves the best academic and developmental needs of students in New Albany-Plain Local Schools. Read the full article...

Attendance & COVID Hotline Reminders

We are asking parents and families for their patience after reporting a student absence to the attendance line. On a day when there may be a high volume of messages there will be a delay in the response from the district. If you have reported your student absent, but still receive a notification, you do not need to call back again. Please also understand that if you are reporting a positive COVID test, you should always use the COVID hotline, 614-413-7111. Again, one call is all that is needed. Rest assured the district will contact you as soon as possible. To report a regular absence due to self quarantine or another type of illness, please use the attendance line, 614-413-8100. We appreciate and are grateful for your assistance.

COVID - 19 Test Kits

January 19 began the federal rollout of free at-home COVID-19 test requests for delivery. They are available at this link: The federal website does state that shipping could take 7-12 days so everyone should order the tests early in case they need them when they believe they are experiencing symptoms. Four are available per household.

Their website may experience issues with so many requests in the early activation of this launch so please be patient.

Nominate an Educator for the 2022 Teachers of the Year Awards

The editorial staffs of This Week Community News and Columbus Parent will review submissions and choose 15 finalists—five each at the elementary school, middle school and high school levels. Readers will vote online for their top choices starting in mid-February. Winners will be featured in the Summer issue of Columbus Parent and in ThisWeek Community News. Our finalists also will named. Learn More...

Coming soon pre-registration at the ELC for 2022-23 school year

Community Connections

Chamber 101 - January 26, 2022

Are you interested in finding out more about the New Albany Chamber and learning about the many benefits and resources available? Maybe you're just curious about how the Chamber can help you grow your business. Chamber 101 is geared toward new members, longtime members and members who just want to learn more about their benefits. Learn more...

7:45am - 8:00am Coffee & Networking
8:00am - 9:00am Presentation

New Albany Symphony Free Ticket Offer

New Albany Community Showcase & Job Fair

Presented by the New Albany Chamber of Commerce, the Community Showcase & Job Fair will be held February 10, 2022, 4:30pm - 6:30pm at the Church of the Resurrection, 6300 E. Dublin Granville Rd, New Albany, Ohio. The general public is invited to this free event to learn more about New Albany civic organizations, businesses and career opportunities. Learn more...

February 10 Lecture Series Event Now Virtual

The New Albany Community Foundation has made the decision to move the sold out Abby Wambach lecture series program on February 10 to virtual. While disappointing, the good news is that with this comes the ability to share Ms. Wambach’s impactful message with even more people since it will now be online and free to attend. Anyone who purchased tickets will receive a full refund from CAPA.

You can register for the free virtual event by clicking here. The current plan is for future New Albany Lecture Series events to be live and in person. Tickets for those events are available by heading to

Our Purpose

The New Albany-Plain Local School District is committed to creating a culture of accountability that achieves the best academic and developmental outcomes for each student.