Susan M. Hasenauer, Superintendent
Thanksgiving Day is an annual national holiday in the United States and in Canada. It celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people. For many of us we don’t think about that. Thanksgiving is the day that kicks off the holiday season and is also that time of year when we can look back and take stock of all the things we are grateful for in our lives.
For me personally, I am grateful for the job I have even on the toughest days, as I know the challenges only make me a stronger superintendent. I am thankful for the amazing people I work with each day that support the students in this community. I am thankful for my own children who brighten my world in ways I could never even imagine (certainly not the cleanliness of their bedrooms). I am thankful for my life and all the lessons I have learned along the way, even those that were difficult. And most importantly, as we still maneuver through COVID, I am thankful for the silver linings that have been part of the last year and a half and the hope and resiliency that still exists as we continue to move through this pandemic.
As I contemplate on my own personal gratitude, I also want to reflect on the importance of recognizing others for the value they add to our lives, as often in our busiest of days we forget to say a heartfelt thank you to those who mean so much to us. So, with that said I would just like to say THANK YOU to each of you for supporting our district and I wish you the most wonderful Thanksgiving and time well spent with those you love and care for this season.
Resources for the Holidays
Hi NCSD Families!
This month many families and friends celebrate Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving can be an exciting time for families and/or can be a stressful time for families. As winter weather approaches, if you or your student is in need of a winter jacket, please reach out to your building’s counselor or Julia Solan. To help alleviate some of the stresses, below are a couple of resources that are advertising support for families through the Thanksgiving time.
Helpful Hearts Community Closet
12 Geneva Street, Lyons, NY, 14489
Register here: 2021 Event Registration (google.com)
Newark Food Closet (Food-related support)
Emmanuel Methodist Church
301 East Miller Street
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 12 pm
Serving: Newark, East Palmyra, and Port Gibson (Zip codes 14513 & 14537)
Clients must show photo ID for the person receiving food and proof of current residency for each adult over the age of 19 in the household. Each household receives 3-4 days of food. Clients may request food once a month.
NCSD K-12 School Social Worker
315-332-3290 ext. 41115
Save the Date for Annual RPO Holiday Concert!
Rotary Club to Present "A Christmas Carol"
Newark Rotary is proud to present Charles Dickens' classic tale: A Christmas Carol, performed by Kim Tenreiro.
The performances will be held on Saturday, November 27th at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM at the BOCES Conference Center located at 131 Drumlin Court, Newark.
There are 100 seats available for each performance.
Ticket prices are:
Tickets available at Rotary meetings, the Newark Public Library and at Lyons National Bank (Newark branch).
Here is a short clip that Channel 13 did on on Kim's performances: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JbVbaFjHMQ.
Professional Development Corner
Here are some of the upcoming sessions:
- What is Newark Pride? (PBIS) on 12/9/21
- MTSS Supports on 1/13/22
- Tracking Your Student's Progress with Parent Accounts on 1/19/22
- Device Care for New HP Laptops on 1/26/22
Please click here to register: https://forms.office.com/r/LUjvE8A405
COVID-19 Testing / Updates / Resources
WCPH will be holding a Booster Vaccination Clinic for School faculty, staff and their families.
When: Friday December 3, 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: W-FL BOCES Conference Center
What: all 3 vaccines will be offered: Pfizer, Moderna and Jansen (J&J)
Pfizer and Moderna: 18+ years of age, 6 months since 2nd dose
J&J: 18+ years of age, 2 months since initial dose
Please register at this link: https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?OpID=D16297EE2C120270E0530A6C7C15C4AD ******You will need to input your initial vaccination series dates when registering!
Bring your vaccination card to the clinic!
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 December 1st at 6:30 PM (only one meeting in December). 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:
- Daily Substitute Teachers
- Long Term Sub (Special Education Teacher)
- Elementary Teacher
- Teaching Assistants
- Clerical Positions
- 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.