New Albany High School

Bi-Weekly Update - January 3, 2023

A Message From Your Principal

Tomorrow, we welcome back all of our students to New Albany High School. We are hopeful that everyone had a chance to "Press Pause" and "Get your Mind Right" as we seek to "Make a Difference" and "Build Skill" in the new semester. I have personally taken some time to reflect on what we have accomplished during the first semester and the ways in which we can improve the high school moving forward. We are excited about some of our upcoming opportunities to hear from our students specifically through our new KDR student report that we are rolling out this semester (more information below). We look forward to continue to partner with our families as we are fully committed to working everyday to create a culture of accountability that achieves the best academic and development outcomes for each student.

For the start of the second semester, we will be reinforcing several critical student expectations that help create a safe learning environment and allows all students to be successful.

  1. Students are required to wear their E+R=O lanyard and student ID throughout the day..
  2. Students should arrive to school and class on time and remain in class for the first 10 and last 10 minutes of every period; our 10 minute rule.
  3. Students who leave early from school and do not have an approved opt out on their schedule must sign-out in the welcome center.
  4. Students must wear their lanyard in the breakfast and lunch line and are not permitted to have their backpack. Students can leave their backpacks at their table or in the hallway outside of the lunch line.

Looking forward, registration for the 2023-2024 school year will begin this month with our registration night on January 30th from 6:00-8:00pm in the HS/MS cafeteria. Our high school registration night is an opportunity for all students and families to meet with our staff to discuss future course options. There will be presentations from our school counselors and the opportunity to talk with many of our teachers to answer your questions so that our students can make better informed choices about their schedule next year. More information about this event and our registration process will be sent in the next couple weeks.

We are all excited to welcome our students back for the second semester, tomorrow.

Thank you,

Mr. Kraemer

Kindness, Dignity, and Respect Student Report

Our Culture of Accountability has been built on the foundation that we are each responsible for our behavior, that we “own” our responses to challenges and circumstances, that we are stronger when we work together, and that we will strive to be better every day.

NAPLS is Committed to Fostering an Environment of Kindness, Dignity & Respect.”

In order to assure clarity of understanding, we have defined each of the words as follows:

Committed: Dedicated to policies and actions that reinforce these values.

Fostering: Encouraging and promoting the development and ownership of behaviors consistent with these values.

Environment: Wherever we interact with each other.

Kindness: Acting in ways that honor individual uniqueness and trust in the goodwill and good intentions of one another.

Dignity: Accepting and supporting the self-worth of others.

Respect: Consider the feelings, viewpoints, rights, or traditions of others.

In order to foster an open dialogue about Kindness, Dignity, and Respect, we need to listen to student voices to celebrate what's working and learn how we may continue to improve our school culture. The administration invites students from New Albany Middle School and New Albany High School to complete this form to share their voices to help us continue to build a safe, supportive and connected school culture where all students belong and are treated with kindness, dignity and respect.

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Textbook - Parent Advisory Committee

NAPLS Board Policy 2510 states that all textbook adoptions require a parent advisory committee to facilitate a parent review of selected materials. Teachers have used the selection criteria stated in NAPLS Administrative Guidelines 2510 to review multiple texts (World History, American History, Spanish 3 & 4, AP Physics, AP Environmental Science, and College Algebra). The parent advisory committee will meet in late January to review the middle and high school textbooks that are up for adoption. Parents interested in participating in the parent advisory committee for upcoming secondary textbook adoptions should complete this form. This interest form will be available from January 3, 2023, through January 11, 2023. The parent advisory committee will be limited to 10-12 parents from various grade levels. Parents selected to be part of the parent advisory committee for textbook adoptions will be notified via email the week of January 16th with additional information. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jessica Mamais, Director of Secondary Education, via

SAT Preparation

The New Albany High School is offering two opportunities to help prepare our students for the state funded SAT on March 1 and the national SAT tests on March 11 and May 6, 2023. Students must register for the courses in order to participate.

The SAT Review, an SAT Test Preparation for New Albany High School students will be on Monday, February 4, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. To learn more and see details for registration, click here.

We are also partnering with Next Level Prep to provide SAT Preparation on Monday, February 13 from 7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. To learn more and see details for registration, click here.

We Are Looking for Lunch Aides

The high school is currently short two lunch aides for the school year. Please share this opportunity with family and friends to help us fill these positions. Lunch aides play a vital role in the operation of our school day. Please consider joining the NAHS Team and become a High School lunch aide.

Remember and Reminisce With a Yearbook

Years from now, your child will be able to look back and share their memories from this school year with a copy of the New Albany High School yearbook. The yearbook will cover the stories and highlights that make this year special, so be sure to order one today!

You don’t want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind book!

Wondering how to pick up your copy of last year's book? The yearbook adviser, Ms. Guthmann,, can help!

Student School Fees Due

High School student fees for the 2022-2023 school year have been loaded to student Power School accounts. School fees will include a student agenda/handbook, Turnitin, and Technology fees. Your student may also have consumables fees and PSAT and AP test fees. All fees are due now and payment can be made online at PaySchoolsCentral or mail a check made payable to the New Albany High School to:

New Albany High School

Attn: Business Office

7600 Fodor Road

New Albany, Ohio, 43054

If paying online at PaySchoolsCentral, please be sure you are clicking on "Fees" and not school "Lunches". The PaySchoolsCentral app defaults to lunches so you will need to choose fees so that when you pay, you aren't adding money to the lunch account.

School and College Counseling Team

School Counseling Team

Jill Cuthbert: Last names A-C (
Stefanie Drugan: Last names D-Hi (
Colleen Reinoehl: Last names: Ho-Mc (
John Longo: Last names: Me-R (
Julie Horning: Last names: S-Z (

Upcoming Events

January 4 - School Resumes

January 6 - Grading Period 2 Grades Post

January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

January 23 - Student Lecture Series - Maria Ressa - One Hour Activity Schedule

January 23 -27 - Kindness Week

January 30 - Registration Night at 6:00pm - HS Cafeteria

Nest Calendar

Nest is our proactive program that is designed to support student achievement, student growth and student well being.

Our Purpose

The New Albany-Plain Local School District is committed to creating a culture of accountability that achieves the best academic and development outcomes for each student.