Newark Charter Board Approves Moving First Day Of School

The Newark Charter School (NCS) Board of Directors has approved a request to move the first day of school according to a letter sent to parents Friday.

Below is the portion of the  letter regarding the new date:

“Dear NCS Community,

I hope you all are staying safe and healthy. I write to provide you some important updates.

Reopening planning:
Thank you for those that gave us your feedback by completing the surveys that were released last week. Your feedback provides good information as we continue to plan. As you know, Governor Carney and Secretary of Education Susan Bunting recently released a 34-page Returning to School guide which outlines guidelines to promote a safe, efficient and equitable return to school. The guidance document can be accessed from the DOE website –

A final recommendation on re-opening is expected from the Governor’s Office in early August. The NCS leadership is currently working with teachers to plan and prepare for the three scenarios listed in the guidance document.

Regardless of the scenario, the NCS Board of Directors has approved a request to moving the first day of school to Tuesday, September 8, 2020 – after the Labor Day weekend; the last day of the year remains the same. The additional professional development days at the beginning of the academic year will assist teachers with planning for a smooth reopening.”