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An Opportunity to Help Plan for Next Year

Good afternoon, parents, guardians, and Newmarket community members-

I wanted to take a minute to provide you with a few updates and reminders about events, happenings, and ways you can become active in school activities.

Opportunity to Help Plan for the Upcoming School Year
As we near the end of this school year, we are beginning to plan for the next school year.  The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will present challenges for conducting school in the traditional manner next year - planning is necessary to address this dynamic situation.  To assist with advanced planning, we are forming several workgroups to address various aspects of the school program, led by a steering committee.  We would like input from all stakeholders, including staff, students, and parents. I will assign interested parties to the various workgroups once they have been created to ensure stakeholders groups are represented.  The work will begin soon and volunteers should be sure they can commit time to this effort over the next several weeks and periodically during the summer - we anticipate that the workload will be heaviest at the beginning with the details of planning worked out by school staff over the Summer.  We anticipate the subcommittees will have at least one remote meeting per week for the next four or five weeks as we arrive at possible solutions.  If you are interested in serving, kindly submit a brief letter of interest with your relevant background to the Superintendent's office on or before noontime on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  Thank you in advance for your willingness to assist with this important effort! 

Lock Down Lip Sync
Last call for Lip Sync videos. If you would like to submit an entry, please do so before the end of the day. Here are the link to the Entry Form.

New Mules and Mini-Mules!
We have been very busy interviewing teachers and administrators to fill open positions for the upcoming year. On Thursday evening, the School Board approved the following nominations for certified staff.

Xixi Ran – HS World Language Mandarin Teacher

Elizabeth Miller – JSHS Music Teacher

Leslie Horne – HS Science teacher – Chemistry

Dana McKenna – Elementary Speech Language Pathologist

Alyson Bristol - Elementary School Grade 3 Teacher

Alina Steadman – Elementary Title I Math Tutor

Please join in welcoming these amazingly talented, forward thinking educators to our learning community. 

Would you like us to feed your children lunch next week?
If so, please let us know use know by completing this form. LUNCH FORM

Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend!

Susan K. Givens, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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