Warrior Strong Community Newsletter

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 2022

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Principal's Message Regarding Covid

I would first like to thank our school community for your patience as we continue to battle Covid-19 during the pandemic. Our school nurses have worked hard to keep up with phone calls and emails related to Covid. As you can imagine, it has not been a easy task with the uptick in cases in our communities.


Many have contacted me directly and expressed their concerns on the rise in Covid cases since returning from the winter break. As a school and school district, we anticipated that we would see a rise Covid. As of now, no decision has been made to move students to virtual learning. The district will continue to monitor the number of students and staff who have to quarantine because of Covid. One thing I would ask of parents, if your student is not feeling well, please allow the student to stay home. Assignments are still being loaded into Canvas classrooms for students to complete. Once a student is well, they should return to school and can submit a sick note to the main office.


Regarding quarantining, students and staff are required to quarantine if they test positive or have been directly exposed. The quarantine time is based on specific factors (ex. test result date, symptom date, degree of exposure) but the typical quarantine time is 10 days.


As always, we thank you for your continued support of NRHS. We understand this is a tough time for everyone but please know NRHS is doing all we can to help keep our school community safe.


Dr. S. Green

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Congratulations Mr. Bartholomew for being selected as the 2021-2022 NRHS Teacher of the Year!

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Mr. Bartholomew has been a Career and Technical Education Teacher at NRHS for nine years. Prior to joining the team at NRHS, "Mr. B." served our country for 21 years in the United States Navy. We are fortunate to have Mr. Bartholomew as part of the teaching staff at NRHS.

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Presentation of Honor Graduates

The presentation of honor graduates to the Suffolk School Board will take place on March 10, 2022, at the Suffolk City Hall. The presentation will be virtual but parents will be encouraged to tune in to the presentation through the Suffolk Public Schools media outlets. Links for parents will be shared in February.

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Winter Sports Capacity Limits

Due to the rise in Covid cases, starting Friday, January 14, capacity limits will be implemented at all winter athletic events. Attendees can still purchase tickets through GoFan. GoFan tickets will conclude at 3pm on the evening of the contest. After 3pm, tickets will only be sold at the door until we reach capacity.


Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets early through GoFan. If purchasing tickets at the door, we encourage attendees to arrive to the game early. Cash tickets at the door will go on sale starting at 5:00pm.

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NRHS Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony

The commencement ceremony for the Class of 2022 will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 9:00am at the Chartway Arena on the campus of Old Dominion University. More information on the commencement ceremony will be shared in March.

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Student Early Release Wednesdays


The Suffolk School Board approved to modify the 2021-2022 School Calendar to allow students be released early from school every other Wednesday. This is to allow for the recovery of necessary instructional planning for staff.


  • January 12, 2022
  • January 26, 2022
  • February 9, 2022
  • February 23, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • March 23, 2022
  • April 6, 2022
  • April 27, 2022
  • May 11, 2022
  • May 25, 2022
  • June 8, 2022

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Important Dates to Remember

  • January 12 - Early Dismissal for Students
  • January 13 - Suffolk School Board Meeting
  • January 17 - MLK Holiday - No School
  • January 31 - No School for Students - 1/2 Day Professional Learning and 1/2 Clerical
  • February 2 - End of the 2nd Marking Period
  • February 10 - (Virtual) Parent Teacher Conference Day - Early Release for Students
  • February 21 - Schools Closed for All - Presidents Day Holiday
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