High School Transition Details and Timeline

Hello South Students and Families,

As you may have heard at the School Committee meeting Wednesday night or seen in an email from Superintendent David Fleishman yesterday, the Committee voted to support the hybrid HyFlex learning model. Here are some related documents for you to review:

School Committee Presentation – December 2, 2020

Overview – NPS Transition to HyFlex Hybrid Model

FAQ for Families – High School Transition

FAQ for Students – High School Transition

As shared in an email on Wednesday, we will be hosting a meeting for parents/families on Tuesday evening, December 8th from 6:30 to 7:30pm. *PLEASE NOTE: In light of previous issues with security incidents, we have decided to change the meeting format to a webinar in order to keep the highest security settings possible. Below is the new meeting information for the evening of 12/8. Please disregard any previous zoom links you may have received.

Please click this URL to join Tuesday night. https://newton-k12-ma-us.zoom.us/j/83535612440

Passcode: south

Or join by phone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 835 3561 2440 Passcode: 406533 International numbers available: https://newton-k12-ma-us.zoom.us/u/kdmLClDp9i

As shared with students previously, we will also have a Q & A for students during flex block on both Tuesday, 12/8 and Wednesday, 12/9 next week. Students should check their NPS email for zoom links for those meetings.

In addition to perusing the documents above, we encourage you to watch this narrated slideshow, which should give you a solid overview of how the HyFlex model will be implemented at the high schools.

Going forward, all documents related to the transition to HyFlex, including translated documents, will be posted on a new high school page of the NPS website under development (and linked on the NSHS homepage). Please stay tuned.

We look forward to your partnership as we move towards this important transition for Newton South.

Have a great weekend,
Mark Aronson, NSHS Interim Principal
Chris Hardiman, NSHS Interim Vice Principal