Newton By The Numbers
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Written by: Newton School District | April 07, 2020
Through phone calls, e-mails, and general correspondence we’ve been asked how we are navigating the Coronavirus pandemic. Our answers are a lot like yours: learning and adjusting as news and data is revealed, being of assistance where and when we can, and taking care of those most in need. We are participating in daily chats and video conference calls with key education stakeholders and leaders from across the state, including those from the School Administrators of Iowa, Area Education Agencies, Iowa Department of Education, and the Iowa Association of School Boards. In addition to those meetings, we conduct video conference calls with our district principals twice per week. Together, we are reviewing new information as disseminated and factoring in how best to chart this course together. We encourage all our readers to keep up to date via the Iowa Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control websites.
We appreciate those of you who can take advantage of this time to keep your students engaged. There are a number of resources available to our families during this time, including those you can find here:
This situation continues to be fluid. We will keep our district families updated with more information and news as it warrants.
The NCSD continues to provide meal services for those in need throughout our district. Twice each week, Grab and Go meals are available for all children under 18 and under for free. Effective, Monday April 6th, our Grab and Go meals will be 11am-12:30pm on Mondays and Thursdays only. Pickup locations are the Newton High School and Berg Middle School. A hot meal will be provided at day of pickup with two additional sack lunches distributed at that time as well. The NCSD has tracked more than 300% growth in our Grab and Go Meal distributions over the past weeks. Learn more here:
Additionally, we will be distributing 4,000 coupons for a free Happy Meal from the McDonald’s at 726 1st Avenue East in Newton while supplies last. This is just but one example of a community partner stepping up to aid students in our community. Thank you to all of our generous community partners for their support.
We will continue to provide you with the most up to date information that we can on our website, Facebook page, and through media releases. In the meantime, stay safe. Practice social distancing. Check in our friend or neighbor and see how they’re coping and share our resources with them should the need it.
We’re in this together. And we’ll get through this together.
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