The latest announcements from the Principal, PTSO, and NPS...

May 22 Volunteers Needed for School Courtyard Beautification

The school’s courtyard is due for a clean-up!

Please join us on Saturday, May 22 from 1PM on to remove weeds and put down landscape fabric in the courtyard off the cafeteria. The courtyard is a great spot for our students to hang out during lunch or study during free blocks, and it will be all the more welcoming once it is cleaned up.

Please send RSVP or questions to katharina.elbert@yahoo.com.

Thur, June 3 Seniors End of School Event Registration OPEN

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 as they approach their graduation day!

Thanks in advance for parent volunteers needed to support the event.  Please sign up here: https://signup.com/go/MSqdNae

REGISTRATION is OPEN for seniors for the PTSO sponsored Senior End of School Celebration on Thursday, June 3rd from 4:30 – 7:00PM.

The event will be held at the Hyde Community Baseball Field/Playground. Lawn games including spike ball, mini-golf, giant Jenga, giant Connect4, and pickup basketball will be offered.  Catering provided by The Boston Sausage Guy from Fenway.  This is a Free Event.  Join your classmates and celebrate your high school days with some friendly lawn games and picnic dinner.

We invite all SENIORS who to register:  https://forms.gle/LhbLd5TC9mByaTRy9

The event has a capacity of 250 guests.  Registration will close 7PM Sun, May 23rd, or when we reach capacity The Hyde location offers the opportunity for all students to travel by public transportation, bike, car or walk to the event.

Seniors Graduate Yard Signs Pick Up Information

Hello Senior Families!

If you received a “Shipping” email, this means that your Graduate Yard Sign Order is ready for pick up.

Signal Graphics, 441 Centre Street, Newton Corner, MA
Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm

You can still order a sign.   Celebrate your Senior with a yard sign and share their achievement during this difficult year.  Newton-based Signal Graphics is the supplier. Ask for Joe!  Order by June 6 to receive by June 10th.  Online orders will be accepted till July.  The options are:

  • Generic NSHS Sign
  • Personalized Sign
  • Personalized Banner

To order, click here: https://www.sgprints.com
441 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458,  (617) 332-4414

Spring Season is in Full Swing!

Our Spring teams hosted their first week of games since the 2019 season! It is great to see the students competing and safely enjoying the games they love. Our athletes and coaches are doing a great job following the necessary steps to keep everyone playing in a safe manner.

Covid Policies:

As you may be aware the state has lifted some restrictions for the general public. Yet the MIAA has not changed the requirements to participate in sports. Masks are required to be worn by athletes, coaches, officials and spectators for all sports and the distancing is still six feet.

We are happy we are able to host spectators at all games now, though including volleyball. For volleyball, two fans per player are welcome to attend and must have their assigned lanyards. We are also streaming the action for family members to enjoy!  Please note that member schools may not be streaming games this season.

Food and drinks:

In addition to masks, food and drinks are not to be shared by anyone. I know that cupcakes after games are a cherished tradition however we need to suspend them at this time. This applies to no food or drinks on busses (not only a Covid protocol but also a state regulation on school buses related to concerns for allergic reactions that lead to medical emergencies.

Mandatory Covid Testing for Athletes:

The School Committee has mandated pool testing for all athletes and extracurricular participates. The requirement started two weeks ago. We are currently at 50% participation. It is very important that athletes complete their weekly tests to make sure that teams can keep participating and that no one will have to sit out a week for non-compliance. The next test days are Monday, May 17 from 10:45 to 1 PM and Tuesday, May 18 from 3;30 to 4:30 PM.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

Cheerleading Car Wash #2 — Tomorrow, 5/15

The Cheerleading team will host their second car wash on Saturday, May 15 from 9 AM to 12 PM.  Stop by and support their effort to help cover cheer camp tuition for the team members.

Summer Field Hockey Camp for Rising 8th, 9th & 10th Graders

Newton South High School Varsity Field Hockey Coach and her Varsity players are hosting a four-day field hockey camp at Newton South this summer for students entering 8th, 9th and 10th grades in the fall. This clinic is open to all genders.

? Dates: Tuesday, July 6-Friday, July 9
? Time: 8:00 am- 11:45 am
? Location: Newton South High School Brandies Field
? Cost: $100

Click here to Register

SENIORS – End of Year Important Information

Please find detailed information that Mr. Hardiman sent to all Seniors on Friday, May 14th.  Your senior(s) should check their school email account to not miss deadlines and information.  Thank you.


Graduation Survey and Registration.   A reminder to all students and families that graduation is Thursday, June 10th with a rain date of Friday, June 11th (same times as below)

 

    • Cutler and Goodwin: 4:00pm
    • Goldrick & Wheeler6:00pm

Below is a link to the graduation survey and registration form that is required for ALL seniors to fill out, whether they plan to attend the graduation ceremonies on June 10th or not: Graduation Survey and Registration. Please carefully read the directions in the form and make note of the following:

  • Only senior students may fill out the form using their NPS accounts
  • The deadline to fill out the form is the end of the day on Friday, May 28th (so that we have plenty of time in advance to plan for seating arrangements, etc.)
  • The form IS editable right up until graduation day if you need to change anything or add a guest

 

Senior Webinar Tues, May 18 at 3PM with the Deans
The deans will be hosting an important webinar with slideshow on Tuesday, 5/18 at 3pm for all seniors where they will discuss end of the year events, including graduation, senior checkout, etc.   Here is the link for the webinar (also posted on the Schoology calendar):

https://newton-k12-ma-us.zoom.us/j/88186579500
Passcode: 2021 

If anyone is unable to attend, the webinar will be recorded and shared out with Seniors and parents/families.

Yearbooks
For specific yearbook questions, please contact English Department head, Brian Baron: baronb@newton.k12.ma.us

FAQ’s:

  • How should students pick up the yearbook they ordered? 

In-person seniors: Go to the faculty dining room (same room they use to drop off Covid pool tests) during any lunch period Monday, May 17, through Friday, May 21. Use the entrance from the hallway. 

Remote students (or in-person students who can’t make it on Monday): Drive up to the Wheeler entrance between 6 and 7:30 pm on Monday, May 17, or between 12 and 1:30 pm on Saturday, May 22 and Mr. Baron will have your yearbook there. 

  • I didn’t order a book but I want one… 

Just bring $100 cash or a check made out to Newton South High School to any yearbook pickup time. 

  • What about the spring supplement? 

The yearbook staff is hard at work on additional coverage of spring events. Everyone who ordered a book will get a copy of this supplement later in the summer — graduating seniors will have the supplement mailed to their houses, and everyone else will get it in school in the first days of school. 

Chromebooks
All NPS Chromebooks AND chargers that have been checked out to Seniors need to be returned. If any Senior has their own device and is NOT using their NPS-issued Chromebook, please return it to the main office window (in the front lobby) anytime starting Monday, May 17th and continuing each school day from 8:00am to 3:00pm right up until May 27th. 

For students that still need to use their NPS Chromebook until the last day on May 28th, there will be a specific collection schedule for 5/28 that will be shared out at a later date.

Finally, if you have misplaced or damaged your Chromebook charger, here is a link to instructions on ordering a new one. A reminder that we do need NPS issued Chromebooks and chargers returned in good condition. Thanks for your cooperation.   

Additional Information
More class of 2021 information regarding the following will be shared at the senior webinar on 5/18:

  • Book returns 
  • Cap and gowns
  • Graduation speaker tryouts
  • Senior check-out and obligations
  • More specific graduation information regarding parking, lineups, general seating, etc.
  • And more….

SENIORS – Mandatory Zoom Tues, May 18th at 3PM

Hello Senior Families,

Please remind your SENIOR(s) that there is a mandatory webinar for ALL SENIOR STUDENTS on Tuesday (5/18) at 3 pm. Please remind your senior to attend. The link will be sent to all students thru Schoology. (For those who are unable to attend, we will send out a recording afterwards.)

This message is from the Deans.  Contact your house office if you have any questions.  Thank you!

2021 Seniors Celebration on June 6

As many of you know, the Administration, Class Office and Advisors and the PTSO have been working the last few months on “Prom.” The PTSO is excited to announce that we will now be the lead sponsor for this event, working with the Class Office and Class Advisors.  The pre-registration is now open for the “2021 Seniors Celebration” to be held on Sunday June 6th from 8-11PM at South.  The rain date on June 7th.  This is an event for Newton South SENIORS only.

All Seniors should have received an email from Mr. Crosby last night about the event,  the pre-registration process and deadline:

Hello SENIORS! 

Your Class Officers, Class Advisors, and the PTSO have been working for the past 4 months to create a special Senior Celebration (“Prom”) that conforms to all COVID-19 guidelines to celebrate the Class of 2021!  This event is scheduled for the evening of June 6th — hold the date open!  We are now very excited to open up pre-registration!!!

In place of the traditional Prom, we will be hosting a Senior Celebration outdoors on Newton South grounds from 8-11PM. Food trucks, including the Boston Burger Company, Pho Viets and the Cookie Monstah, will provide catering of pre-packaged meals. Our photographer will capture Seniors in their moment on the red carpet as they celebrate their Senior year.  We have a DJ to provide music entertainment and  light show under the existing tent at Newton South — this will be open for dancing! 

Detailed safety information will be sent out at a later date with the most current COVID-19 guidelines. 

In order to attend the Senior Celebration, you MUST complete the pre-registration form linked below. If you do not fill out the form by midnight, Monday, May 17th, we will not be able to guarantee you will be able to attend. 

Link to sign-up form: https://forms.gle/Vt4yMrL2PxYCa3eZ9

We are happy to invite all seniors!

Benjamin, Saylor, Andrew, Phillip, Ahrav, and Noga.
Class Advisors Crosby and Bhattacharya
The Newton South PTSO

Please note your senior(s) must register with their school email account for verification.  This information will determine how we best accommodate all the seniors who want to attend.  We will provide an update the week of May 17th after registration closes.

The PTSO will also host a zoom meeting on Monday, May 17th from 7-8PM on all Seniors events.  The link will be sent in our PTSO Newsletter on Sunday.

June 3 Seniors End of School Event Registration OPEN

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 as they approach their graduation day!

REGISTRATION is now OPEN for the PTSO sponsored Senior End of School Celebration on Thursday, June 3rd from 4:30 – 7:00PM.

The event will be held at the Hyde Community Baseball Field/Playground. Lawn games including spike ball, mini-golf, giant Jenga, giant Connect4 and pickup basketball will be offered.  Catering provided by The Boston Sausage Guy from Fenway.  This is a Free Event.  Join your classmates and celebrate your high school days with some friendly lawn games and picnic dinner.

We invite all SENIORS to register:  https://forms.gle/LhbLd5TC9mByaTRy9

The event has a capacity of 250 guests and registration will close by Sunday, May 23rd at 7PM, or when we reach capacity.  The Hyde location offers the opportunity for all students to travel by public transportation, bike, car or walk to the event.

Parent volunteers needed to support the event.  Please sign up here: https://signup.com/go/MSqdNae