Superintendent's Message

Susan M. Hasenauer, Superintendent

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!!

All week businesses are showing a little love and gratefulness in the form of store discounts and food freebies to show their appreciation for teachers everywhere. Although this is a weeklong event, today is the official day for celebration! So, please reach out to our teachers this week and remind them of the amazing work they do every day for our students. Please keep in mind, teachers teach all other professions. This week may we recognize each of them for the positive impact they have made on our children’s’ lives. Thank you for all you do!

Strategic Planning

This past weekend 45 teachers, administrators, parents, and community members spent Saturday morning together to talk about key areas of focus in our district as we move forward with the creation of our new strategic plan. Valuing the work that began in 2014 when the Warner School facilitated the strategic planning process, the vision of the District and the priority areas will remain the same (Academic Program, Culture and Climate and School/Family/Community Partnerships). However, as this process unfolds, the District will be adding additional components to the plan, including creating a mission statement, identifying core beliefs and ensuring diversity, equity and inclusionary practices are embedded in the key areas identified above.

During this session, participants gained an understanding of the strategic planning process and learned how to write a mission statement. Participants then broke into focus groups based on interest and for an hour and a half discussed the needs of the District through a solution-based lens. The conversation was rich, meaningful and impactful as we look to reset, refocus and realign our District to ensure we are the centerpiece of our community.

Please click here to view Saturday's PowerPoint:

The next session will take place on May 16, 2022, from 4 – 6 PM. During this session we will utilize the ideas generated from the first session and identify a mission statement and define our core beliefs. If you are interested in joining us, please sign up with Stacy Warren at 332-3217 or

Please click here to view Saturday's PowerPoint:

Meet the Candidates Night: May 10, 2022

There will be 2 open Board of Education seats, each for a 3-year term beginning on July 1, 2022. We have four (4) candidates running for those open seats in the Board Election on Tuesday, May 17th. For information on those candidates, please click here or this information will also be in the newsletter you will receive in homes in the near future: Current BOE Members and Meeting Information / BOE Candidates (

We will also be hosting a "Meet the Candidates Night" on Tuesday, May 10th at 6:30 PM. The community can watch this event on our Facebook page: Newark Central School District - Home | Facebook

Congratulations to the Newark CSD Music Department!!

Congratulations to the Newark CSD Music Department for once again (10th year in a row) being named a "Best Community for Music Education"!! We are so proud of our incredible Music Department!! Please click on one of these articles to read more about this accomplishment:

Newark Receives NAAM Distinction A Tenth Time (

Celebrating the Best in Music Education Across the Nation The NAMM Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education honors 738 School Districts and 80 Schools | NAMM Foundation

Community Pride Day: Saturday, May 21, 2022

The Village of Newark has scheduled its Annual Community Pride Day for Saturday, May 21, 2022. Village clean up and flower planting will take place from 10:00 AM - Noon. Please sign up for this important event by contacting Robbin Bremer at (315) 226-8105.
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Student Pitch Competition: 2022 Eligibility and Submission Guidelines

The Wayne Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is announcing its first Annual Student Pitch Competition. This entrepreneurship competition aims to equip students with core skill sets that are essential to career Success such as critical thinking, communication, teamwork and time management. For more information on eligibility, rules and submission deadlines click here: Small Business Assistance | Wayne County, NY

Health and Wellness

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Professional Development Corner

In an effort to enhance communication with our families, we have developed several sessions to help you to learn more about a variety of programs and areas of focus for our district. Please click on the link below to view our Winter / Spring family offerings and to sign up to participate in those that interest you.

Here are some of the upcoming sessions:

  • 5/4/22: Keeping Students Safe Online

Click here to sign up for the Winter/Spring 2022 Family Learning Opportunities

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

The next Board meeting will be held on May 4th at 6:30 PM. This meeting will be in-person at the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Conference Center. You can view this meeting (and all Board meetings) by clicking on this link:

If you would like to speak during Public Comment at a Board meeting you can sign up ahead of the meeting by contacting Stacy Warren at 332-3217 or or there will be a sign up sheet at the entrance to the Conference Room.

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.

As you know, the Budget Vote / Board election will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM in the High School Gym. There will be 2 open Board Seats this year (3 year terms).

Newark CSD Athletic Schedules

Please click here for our Newark CSD Athletic Schedules:
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The 7th Annual Laurel House 5K is Back in Full Force!

When: Saturday, June 11, 2022

Can't be there on June 11th? Take advantage of our virtual option. Send in your time and a photo and they will include you in our race results.

Time: 9:00 am start

*Packet Pick-up: Day of race in Central Park Bandstand beginning at 7:30

Where: Registration is in Central Park. The race begins on Main Street near the Post Office and ends on East Avenue near Alex Eligh Community Center

Why: All proceeds will benefit Laurel House Comfort Care Home, 224 Fair Street, Newark NY

Cost: $30 until June 6, 2022 / $35 day of race

Includes: *Race Shirt guaranteed to the first 200 participants. (not just Newark Staff ALL registrants) Race bag with snacks, coupons and surprises

*Packet Pick-up: Day of race in Central Park Bandstand beginning at 7:30

Race Awards - Awards for top three male/female finishers in the following categories: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70+

Post Race Raffle: Stay after awards and enter our raffle! Must be present to win!

Chicken BBQ - Purchase tickets for our chicken BBQ sponsored by Old Mill BBQ. BBQ can be picked up after the race

Click Here to Sign Up: Laurel House 5K Walk/Run. - 9am (

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:

District Hiring Needs

The Newark Central School District is in immediate need of the following positions that offer full benefits:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Science Teacher
  • Living Environment Teacher
  • Reading Teacher
  • Business Teacher
  • Spanish Teacher
  • French Teacher
  • Technology Teacher
  • Long Term Sub Elementary Teacher
  • Long Term ELA Teacher
  • Building Substitute Teachers
  • Speech Therapist
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Teacher Aides
  • Monitor
  • Bus Drivers
  • Bus Monitors
  • Clerical Positions

Please click here for a newsletter from Dan McAlpin, Executive Director of Human Resources. There are links in the newsletter to apply for any of the above positions.