Weekly Message: Week of 9/20/21

Susan M. Hasenauer, Superintendent

Physical Education Survey: Grades 7-12

The Newark CSD is seeking student input regarding our Physical Education program. If you have a student in grades 7-12, please remind them to complete their Physical Education survey. The link to the survey can be found in the student's email or by clicking here: https://forms.gle/mo3oc6aFAuYhtrft9

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.

Community Needs Assessment (office.com)

Fall Athletic Schedules

Please click here for our Fall Athletic Schedules: https://www.sectionvny.org/public/genie/783/school/6/
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Professional Development Corner

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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.).

Click here for a downloadable flyer

Traffic Flow

Please be patient with us as we are continuing to work on ensuring the traffic flow and bussing times improve. We have new signage and our security team and support staff are diligently helping move vehicles through drop off and pick up. Our times have changed to enhance the supervision of students and we are asking that as we monitor and adjust our process that you support our requests so we can have a system that works effectively.

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

As you may know, Board of Education meetings are now open to the public; however, we must still limit capacity due to COVID restrictions. Please contact Stacy Warren at (315) 332-3217 or stacy.warren@newarkcsd.org to sign up to attend or speak at an upcoming meeting. If you plan to speak, you will need to state the topic(s) you will be speaking about. Meetings are now held at the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Conference Center (131 Drumlin Court).

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:

  • Custodians
  • 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.

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Newark Girl Scouts First Aid and Safety Day