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Vice Principal Friday Memo: Term 2, HyFlex COHORT B, Report Cards

Hello Students and Families,

Here is the Friday memo:

Busy week ahead!

1. Last day of Term 2 for seniors was Friday , 1/22.

2. Last day of Term 2 for 9th, 10th and 11th graders is on Tuesday, 1/26 (and report cards will be posted Friday, 2/5 by 5:00pm).

3. Tuesday, 1/26: ALL classes for ALL grades are asynchronous EXCEPT for community and flex block, which will be synchronous. Teachers of juniors have been asked to assign limited work this day because more than half of the junior class will be taking the PSAT’s from 9:15am to 1:00pm that day (and some students who receive accommodations won’t be done with testing until 2:30pm)

4. Wednesday, 1/27: 9th grade orientation for cohort B and remote students last name LO – Z and asynchronous work for ALL grades (more info will be shared by Mx. Tori Parker, Student Life Coordinator)

5. Thursday, 1/28: First day of Hyflex for COHORT B! We look forward to seeing you in person and continuing to connect with our distance learners.

6. Friday, 1/29: Report cards for SENIORS ONLY will be published in Aspen by 5:00pm

Have a great weekend!

Chris Hardiman
NSHS Interim Vice Principal

Reminder Hybrid Students Update Q&A Jan. 25 at 12:30PM

On Tuesday, January 19, the South Deans hosted a student webinar during Flex Block (3:10PM – 3:55PM)

It was geared towards those who will be engaged in hybrid learning.  During the webinar, the Deans reviewed basic changes to the building, as well as the implementation of safety precautions that students can expect during their in-person days.

If your student cannot attend, the deans will be sending out a recording afterward. We strongly encourage all students in Cohorts A, B and C to attend or to view the recording ahead of their return to the building.

The Deans will also be hosting a lunchtime Q & A session for students, on the same subject on Mon. January 25 from 12:20PM – 12:50PM. We will not be recording that session in order to maintain student privacy.

Links to the Zoom sessions for both the webinar and the Q&A will be in the school Schoology calendar, and students must log in with their NPS accounts to be admitted.

As always, students are encouraged to contact their counselors and/or deans if they have personal questions regarding their transition to HyFlex learning.

Second Semester Schedules

Good Evening Students and Families,

Please see this important letter regarding second semester schedules and a form to fill out if you are requesting a move to distance learning as we begin the hyflex model on 1/28.

Thanks, Chris Hardiman

NSHS Interim Vice Principal

A Message from the Newton South Deans

Hello Newton South Families,

We really enjoyed meeting with many of our students on Monday for an optional informational session on hyflex. If your Newton South student was unable to attend, we would highly recommend that they view the slides and/or listen to the session recording prior to coming into the building. You may also find it valuable to watch this presentation alongside them to find out more about our hyflex safety precautions and to get a sense of what your student’s day will be like.

We are also holding an optional Student Q & A Session during lunch on Monday, January 25, from 12:20 – 12:55; your student may also find it helpful to attend this. All students can get the Zoom link for this in their Schoology calendars. As always, we welcome one-on-one conversations with any of our students whenever they would be helpful. Please encourage them to reach out!

We are so excited to begin this next chapter with your child!

All the best,

Marc Banks, Goldrick House Dean

Josepha Blocker, Cutler House Dean

Meaghan Martin, Wheeler House Dean

Charlie Myette, Goodwin House Dean

Reminder: Grade 9 Student Orientation on Jan. 27

Please view the details of the upcoming Grade 9 Orientation in January for cohort B and  Remote 9th Grade Students’ Last Names = Lo – Z

Click to view Grade 9 Orientation Details.

Any questions, please contact your house Dean or Mx Parker at parkerv@newton.k12.ma.us

Strength and Conditioning Clinic

Coach Rotatori let us know that the Strength and Conditioning Clinic have a large group of students participating. The athletes are following intense workouts and they come each early morning ready to excel.

Unified Strength and Conditioning team

Unified Strength and Conditioning team meets online each Wednesday. Eight partners and athletes form this new program at South. Coaches Strongin and Deleski report that the team is working hard and enjoying this new athletic opportunity.

Girls’ Co-Op Hockey

The girls’ Co-Op Hockey team completed a four games-series vs Braintree. The Crush tied one game, won one game, and dropped 2 vs the Wamps. They are practicing this week while waiting for the Walpole team health report.

Boys’ gymnastics team

The boys’ gymnastics team opened their virtual season on Tuesday. The scoring will be released when their opponent completes the series this weekend.

Boys’ hockey team

The boys’ hockey team hosted Concord Carlisle last Sunday. The game was to overtime with Nathan Cohen scoring the winning goal with 5 sec left in the OT.

The team traveled to CRL on Wednesday. The teams played a close game with CRL leaving with a 3-2 victory. at the Simoni Rink.

The Lions will host CRL on Saturday at 2:20 PM. You can watch the game at the following link;

https://youtu.be/7rxjFvD4Ipw

The JV hockey team will travel to Murphy Rink in South Boston on Saturday to play BLS. They will host the Wolfpack on Sunday at 5:40 PM at the JAR

The link for the HOME JV game is

https://youtu.be/7rxjFvD4Ipw