Dear Newton South Families,
June 18, 2020 marked the end of NSHS 2019-20 school year – and what a year it’s been. As we close our school year – marked by so many lost moments to COVID-19 – and the last 3 weeks – marked by the historic Black Lives Matter Movement in progress – we are also thankful that our community is safe, strong and vigilant against the COVID-19 pandemic, and is continuing to help our neighbors in need while fighting against systemic racial injustice.
The saying “It takes a village” has never been more meaningful. On behalf of our South Community, we thank our teachers, staff, administration, and coaches for their tireless energy in helping our children through this unprecedented time with distance learning, in talking through the historic movement happening in our country, in celebrating the year with virtual celebrations & videos, and in supporting our student’s social and emotional health.
Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped out this year at PTSO, Athletics, school events and 2020 graduation events.
I am inspired by our current generation. It has been amazing watching our children – teens and young adults – actively participate in helping neighbors in need amidst COVID-19 and with the Black Lives Matter movement and climate change in order to bring about change in Newton and the world.
I wish everyone a safe and happy summer and hope for a return to campus in the Fall!
~ May Chiu, co-President NSHS PTSO