Category Archives: From the Vice Principal

Principal Stras

Newton South Families and Community:

I hope you all are having a great, well-deserved, restful summer! Please see the attached announcement from Principal Stras – she and her husband are excited about the new addition to their family!

As a reminder, Principal Stras is currently on maternity leave and plans to return on November 1, 2022. Josepha Blocker will be Acting Principal during this leave, and she and I will have more updates for you regarding the opening of school in the coming weeks.

For now,  enjoy your summer and you will be hearing from us soon!

Sincerely,

Jason Williams (he/him/his)
Vice Principal
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
617-559-6700

Birth Announcement & August Update from Principal Stras

Semester One Senior Parking Lottery

Newton South Seniors:

 

I hope you are having a great summer, and congratulations on entering your senior year of high school!

 

We are writing to let you know that the Semester One Senior Parking Lottery is officially open. If you would like to park on campus for first semester, beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2022, you must enter the lottery. Please note the following:

 

  • You must use your NPS student email to submit the lottery form (LASID@newton.k12.ma.us).
  • The deadline to enter is Tuesday, August 16 at 11:59 PM.
  • Your lottery submission may not be accepted if the information you submit is incorrect or incomplete.
  • Seniors who are either granted a spot or waitlisted will be notified via their NPS email by 5 PM on Friday, August 19.
    • Seniors who receive a parking space must pay for and pick up their parking tag and sticker(s) by Friday, August 26.
    • If a student misses this deadline, the spot will be awarded to the next student on the waitlist.

Senior Lottery Parking Form

 

If you are selected to receive a parking spot at Newton South, please note that you will need to come to school in person and pay the $175 parking fee. This must be in the form of a check or money order made payable to City of Newton. No other payment method is accepted. This fee mirrors the bus transportation fee. More details will be sent to students who get a spot at the notification deadline above.

 

Note that first semester parking tags are valid from Tuesday, September 6, 2022 to Friday, January 13, 2023. A second semester lottery will take place near the end of first semester.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jason Williams (he/him/his)
Vice Principal
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
617-559-6700

Final Events Schedule

Newton South Students and Families:

 

We will begin our Final Events Schedule tomorrow, June 17. Please note the following:

 

The Day’s Schedule

The following blocks and an advisory will meet each day:

  • Friday, June 17: C and D blocks
  • Tuesday, June 21: A and B blocks
  • Wednesday, June 22: F block
  • Thursday, June 23: E and G blocks

Note that there is no school on Monday, June 20.

 

Directed Studies and Small Studies will not meet. Students who have one of these blocks may go to the Student Center or Library.

 

After The Main Blocks End

Grab and Go lunch will be available for students each of these four dates before buses depart. Some students may stay after the initial bus departure to see a teacher for extra help or makeups in the afternoon. After this time ends, students may stay in the Student Center until the late bus arrives. Please see the schedule for more details. There will only be one late bus each day.

 

Last Day of School

Friday, June 24 is our last day of school and a half day for students. We will have an advisory and every class meet. Buses will depart at 12:55 PM. There are no late buses on Friday, June 24, and no lunch will be served.

 

 

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jason Williams (he/him/his)
Vice Principal
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
617-559-6700

NSHS Weekly Update 6/13 – 6/17

Newton South Students and Families:

Here is the Weekly Update for 6/13 – 6/17. This is a BLUE week, which affects Lion Block and clubs.

Here’s to another week at South! Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jason Williams (he/him/his)
Vice Principal
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
617-559-6700

NSHS Weekly Update 6/6 – 6/10

Newton South Students and Families:

Here is the Weekly Update for 6/6 – 6/10. This is an ORANGE week, which affects Lion Block and clubs.

Note that MCAS is Tuesday and Wednesday this week, graduation is Thursday, and Step Up Day is Friday. There are many special schedules this week, and you can find them all in this update.

Here’s to another week at South! Let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jason Williams (he/him/his)
Vice Principal
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
617-559-6700

NSHS Weekly Update 5/23 – 5/27

Newton South Students and Families:

Here is the Weekly Update for 5/23 – 5/27. This is an ORANGE week, which affects Lion Block and clubs.

Here’s to another week at South! Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jason Williams (he/him/his)
Vice Principal
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
617-559-6700

NSHS Weekly Update 5/9 – 5/13

Newton South Students and Families:

Here is the Weekly Update for 5/9 – 5/13. This is an ORANGE week, which affects Lion Block and clubs.

Here’s to another week at South! Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jason Williams (he/him/his)
Vice Principal
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
617-559-6700

NSHS Weekly Update 5/2 – 5/6

Newton South Students and Families:

Here is the Weekly Update for 5/2 – 5/6. This is a BLUE week, which affects Lion Block and clubs.

Here’s to another week at South! Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jason Williams (he/him/his)
Vice Principal
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
617-559-6700

NSHS Weekly Update 4/25 – 4/29

Newton South Students and Families:

Here is the Weekly Update for 4/25 – 4/29. This is an ORANGE week, which affects Lion Block and clubs.

Families: As a reminder, we are still looking for your feedback to better understand the experiences of Newton high school students this school year, including our new schedule with improved structures for student support and later start times, we are surveying all of our families. Please complete this brief survey and answer all questions based on your child’s current experiences in school this year. The leaders of our high schools will use your input to continue to improve the student experience for all students.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HJVGQSS

  • Choose your preferred language in the upper right corner of the survey homepage.
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Here’s to another week at South! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jason Williams (he/him/his)
Vice Principal
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
617-559-6700

Newton South High School: Term 3 Report Cards Posted

Newton South Students and Families:

 

Term 3 report cards have been posted to Aspen. If you have a question about a specific grade, please reach out directly to your/your child’s teacher. Their name is listed on the report and you can find their email address in the Academics tab on Aspen.

 

Parents and guardians, if you are having trouble logging into Aspen, please call your child’s house office:

If you have a question about your report card, please reach out directly to your/your child’s teacher or counselor.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jason Williams (he/him/his)

Vice Principal

Newton South High School

140 Brandeis Road

Newton, MA 02459

617-559-6700