Newark Charter School Extends Remote Learning To November 20

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A letter sent to the families of Newark Charter students details the school’s plan to extend remote learning.

Dear Newark Charter School Families,

I wanted to send a quick note to update you following last night’s special meeting of the NCS Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors met last evening and voted 8-3 to extend the remote learning timeframe, for all grades K-12, through November 20, 2020 – the end of the first trimester. This thoughtful decision is to maintain the most robust learning environment and to allow continued success in the remote environment for our students, staff and families given the current health data. While we are seeing successes and feel that this is the most appropriate path at this time, we recognize that the current model is not perfect and causes stresses for students and families. We are continuing to make modifications as we go, and encourage families and students that are having issues to reach out to your teachers and building leadership for assistance.

The Board is collaborating with the Administration in continuing to explore and evaluate varying hybrid models for a proposal and discussion at the October board meeting. To that end, your family will be receiving a survey in the next several days to gather additional and updated input from your family.

Also, Newark Charter School plans to open high school athletics on October 2nd starting with varsity athletes only and no spectators at this time. Competitions will begin the week of October 19th and we will continue to reassess the plan as we see successes in implementation. The Newark Charter return-to-play plan is in alignment with other teams in our conference.

I wanted to be sure you are aware of these recent decisions. Please contact your building principal, or me, should you have any questions as we move forward.

With Patriot Pride,
Dr. Newton

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