Category Archives: From the Vice Principal

NSHS Weekly Update 3/28 – 4/1

Newton South Students and Families:

Here is the Weekly Update for 3/28 – 4/1. 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 3/21 – 3/25

Newton South Students and Families:

Here is the Weekly Update for 3/21 – 3/25. This is an ORANGE week. Additionally, this is MCAS ELA week, which will have significant effects on this week’s schedule. Please see the red box at the beginning of the Update for more information.

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

Course Request Window in Aspen Open For Students Until March 21, 2022

Good afternoon,

 

The window to enter course requests in Aspen for the 2022-2023 school year for Newton South High School is open. This window will remain open until 11:59pm on Monday, March 21, 2022.

 

Please use this guide to help you through this process. Note that only students may enter course requests, though families may also view them using these instructions.

 

You may view our Program of Studies here. For students in the Class of 2026 who will be joining us next year, please see this page for more specific information, including elective courses that are available to you.

 

If you have any questions about this process, please review the Q&A on this page and direct any other questions to your/your child’s counselor.

NSHS Weekly Update 3/7 – 3/11

Newton South Students and Families:

Here is the link to the Weekly Update for 3/7 – 3/11. 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 Grade 10 Family Information Night Recording

Grade 9 families:

Here is the link to the recording of the Grade 10 parent night from Wednesday, February 9. Thank you to those who were able to attend!

Sincerely,

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

NSHS Weekly Update 2/14 – 2/18

Newton South Students and Families:

Here is the link to the Weekly Update for 2/14 – 2/18. 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 Grade 9 Family Information Night Recording

Grade 9 families:

Here is the link to the recording of the Grade 9 parent night from Wednesday, February 2. Thank you to those who were able to attend!

Sincerely,

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

NSHS At-Home Rapid Antigen Testing Program Details

Newton South Students and Families:

Our new at-home rapid antigen testing program starts Monday, February 7. Please note the following important information:

Opt-In

Families need to opt their child(ren) into this testing program. The easiest way to do so is through Aspen, using these instructions.

Tests will be distributed in the Faculty Dining Room on Monday during lunch and Tuesday during lunch and Lion block.

For a student to receive a test this week, families must opt in their child through Aspen by Sunday, February 6 at 11:59pm. Students may also bring in a signed and completed paper consent form.

Paper opt-in forms are available here in the following languages:

English | Simplified Chinese: ???? | Haitian Creole | Japanese: ??? | Korean: ???

Portuguese: Português | Russian: ??????? | Spanish: Español | Vietnamese: Ti?ng Vi?t

 

Details of Testing

  • An at-home rapid antigen test kit will be distributed at school every other week. Each kit contains two tests.
  • Only positive results need to be reported. Please take both of the following steps when reporting results:

 

How to Use the Tests

Here is a video tutorial.

 

Printed instructions are available in the following languages:

English | Arabic: ???? | Simplified Chinese: ???? | Japanese: ??? | Portuguese: Português | Russian: ??????? | Spanish: | Vietnamese: Ti?ng Vi?t

 

Students who are within 90 days of a COVID infection should NOT test.

 

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the program.

 

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 1/31 – 2/4

Newton South Students and Families:

Here is the link to the Weekly Update for 1/31 – 2/4. 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

Grade 9 Parent Information Night on Wednesday 2/2, 7pm

Newton South High School cordially invites you to our annual Grade 9 Parent Information Night. This event will be a virtual webinar, held on Wednesday, February 2 at 7pm. At this event, you will have the opportunity to hear from our principal Tamii Stras and some of our department heads. You will also have the opportunity to ask general questions about the grade 10 curriculum.

 

A copy of next Wednesday’s program can be found here. The link for the webinar will be sent in a separate email early next week.

 

We hope you are able to join us!

 

Sincerely,

 

Jason Williams (he/him/his)

Vice Principal

Newton South High School

140 Brandeis Road

Newton, MA 02459

617-559-6700