Weekly Message: Week of 9/20/21
Susan M. Hasenauer, Superintendent
Physical Education Survey: Grades 7-12
Thank you so much for your help!
Newark WIN Coalition Needs Your Voice: Please Complete Survey
Over the past few years, the Newark WIN Coalition has been working to grow and strengthen in order to help make Newark a healthier community. This coalition has members from the District (Prevention Counselor, Family Outreach Coordinator, Dir. Of Community Schools), the community (NPD, Chamber), and agencies (Delphi, WHBN, CAAFL) that are working towards the goal of promoting healthy choices by planning together to build community and take action.
When this group formed they analyzed the most recent Evalumetrics Youth Survey data and identified the following areas of concern: vaping, marijuana use, feeling "sad". A community survey was conducted in 2020 to dig a little deeper into these areas and help prioritize a starting point. Marijuana use was identified as a starting point, and a logic model and action plan were created to help determine next steps.
We need to hear your voice. Please click on the link to answer a few questions that will provide insight for future planning.
Professional Development Corner
Got5 Challenge: Schools across New York State can support students’ mental health and Suicide Prevention Month this September by joining the Got5 Challenge!
The Got5 Challenge will help raise awareness of the Crisis Text Line - a free, anonymous, text-based support network that’s available 24/7. You simply text “Got5” to 741-741 to start a texting conversation with a trained Crisis Counselor who can help you get through a difficult moment.
To complete the Got5 Challenge, your school must:
- Distribute an email to students and faculty to help spread awareness of the Crisis Text Line and include a link to SPCNY’s Crisis Text Line video.
- Post SPCNY’s Crisis Text Line video on your school district’s social media accounts and tag @preventsuicideny.
Promote the Crisis Text Line on your school’s outdoor monument sign or in a heavily populated area inside the school (cafeteria, lobby, library, etc.).
Safe Schools Hotline
In response to the needs of our community, I am excited to introduce to you a Safe School Helpline as a preventative measure to safeguard our students and our schools PreK -12. This helpline has been developed for you, our students, parents and staff members to help maintain safety and the most positive school environment possible. The hotline can be used to report wrongdoings or illegal activity. Any type of information involving a threatening situation to students, the school or staff should be reported. Examples include thoughts of suicide or self-harm, violence, weapons, bullying, drugs and alcohol and theft. It is confidential, anonymous and available 24/7. For students that need immediate assistance, a counselor will be on hand and responsive.
To access this line, just call from a touch-tone phone to 1-800-4-1-VOICE, ext. 359 (418-6423) to leave your information. Or TEXT: 614-426-0240 Then type: TIPS Your message will not be traced and you will not be identified. The Safe School Helpline® team will transcribe and fax your message to school officials, so appropriate action can be taken. Posters and brochures will be visible throughout the District and information will also be on our website.
Thank you again for your continued support to continually improve your child’s education and sense of belonging in our District. If you have any questions regarding the Safe School Helpline, please don’t hesitate to call. I am looking forward to an amazing school year!
Please click here to access additional information on our Safe School Helpline from our website: https://www.newarkcsd.org/safeschoolhelpline
Board Meetings Open to the Public
The next Board meeting will be held on October 6th at 6:30 PM. You can find a complete list of the Board meetings happening during the 2021-22 school year on our website. Please check the website closer to each meeting date for the agenda.
District Hiring Needs
The Newark Central School District is in immediate need of the following positions that offer full benefits:
- Bus Drivers
- Bus Monitors
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.