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New Albany - Plain Local Schools 11.11.20

Happy Veteran's Day! - Parent & Community Veterans!

Thank you for your service to our country!

Veterans Recognition Celebration

Thank you to our staff for their service!

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Boys Soccer Final Four Begins Tonight - Go Eagles!

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NAHS Theatre Returns to the McCoy Stage!

She Kills Monsters Premieres Nov. 13!

“The Show Will Go On"

As we all know, the stage has been silent for several months now since the COVID-19 shutdown happened in mid-March. As we continue the Responsible Restart planning at New Albany - Plain Local Schools, our high school theatre department has developed a plan to return to the stage this fall.

She Kills Monsters is the current stage production that NAHS Theatre is working on and performances both in-person and live-streamed begin November 13. Read more & purchase tickets *Please note when purchasing a ticket for a live-stream performance a special code will be emailed to you in advance for access at the time the performance is to begin.

Board of Education Meeting - Monday, Nov. 16, 2020

The Board of Education will hold their Regular Monthly Meeting on Monday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. in the NAPLS Annex. The meeting will be live streamed on the NAPLS YouTube Channel. Presentations include an update to the district Responsible Restart Plan, high school curriculum focused on new courses for next year and Career Pathways and a final reading of the five-year forecast. Public participation is available and the guidance may be found here.

Congratulations to Avi Siatuvai Kauffman - Author Visit Scholarship Recipient

Students and staff and NAHS Community, we are pleased to announce the 2020 scholarship recipient for the New Albany Scholars Author Series. We had a tremendous amount of submissions and after much consideration, the winning selection is an essay written by junior Avi Kauffman. We want to thank all participants and congratulations to Avi. She will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. The author series and scholarship program is made possible by the New Albany Community Foundation through the following donors; Middle School PTO, New Albany Women's Network (NAWN). Read More...

Keeping Safe at School

Thank you to our students, staff and families for your continued diligence to help keep everyone safe. Please visit out COVID-19 resources on the website for information on safety protocols, when to keep your student home, information on COVID testing, who to contact if you need to report a positive case of COVID-19 and more.

How can we help keep students, staff, and families safe?

  • Mask up! Please wear a facial covering in public.
  • Back up! Please maintain 3-6 feet of social distancing as much as possible.
  • Wash up! Please wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, please use hand sanitizer.
  • Please complete your daily symptoms checks before leaving for school/work. Please stay home from school/work if you have any symptoms.

Who do I call to report information related to COVID-19 in our household?

For students: Please call the COVID-19 reporting hotline at 614-413-7111 or email norton.12@napls.us.

Amazon Web Services presents Girls Tech Day Virtual


Amazon Web Services Girls’ Tech Day is going virtual this year! We hope that you will encourage girls and young women in your schools and community to join us on a magical and adventurous journey to explore Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Coding, Virtual Reality, Robotics, and more! This complimentary event will inspire and motivate girls and young women, ages 8-24, to develop and pursue their interests in technology.

Girls’ Tech Day includes:

Speaker Sessions – Learn about the experiences of students and women in technology.

Interactive Coding Sessions – Compose a melody, code virtual models to walk a runway, program an online robot, or build avatars using artificial intelligence.

Fun with STEAM – Create magic with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics), download the Girls’ Tech Day playlist, and much more.

Registration is now open, and simple. Click here. If you would like to learn more about Girls’ Tech Day, and AWS InCommunities, click on our website here, or contact me at deoldham@amazon.com.

Grade 7 Choir Perfomance "Banaha"

Grade 7 Choir - Banaha

Community Connections

The McCoy Center wants your feedback!

The McCoy Center for the Arts has proudly served our New Albany community for more than a decade. Our desire is to continue providing excellence in arts programming. The McCoy Center’s Board of Directors, a community-led group of volunteers, is researching ways to expand the city’s future arts experiences. Your input matters. Please consider responding to our 10-minute survey about your arts experiences and preferences. All responses are anonymous. Survey participants will be eligible to enter a drawing for a $50 Visa Card. Please click LINK TO SURVEY to begin. If you have already completed the survey, the link will not connect.

November Blood Drive - Nov. 18

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ADAMH Community Needs Assessment - Your input makes a difference

The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County is conducting a community needs assessment. The assessment asks people in Franklin County what their greatest needs are around mental health and addiction services; and if they have been able to find the services they need or not; and if they are happy with the services they have received, if any. The results of the Community Needs Assessment will help ADAMH understand the most important services needed and identify service gaps.

If you live in Franklin County or if you provide social services to the Franklin County community, you can complete the survey online in English, Nepali, Somali, or Spanish.

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.