Good Morning, Due to the inclement weather and the forecast predicted to worsen, we will dismiss the middle and high school students at 1:20. The elementary students will be dismissed at their regular time, 2:10. All afterschool activities are canceled for today. BOCES students There will be no afternoon CTE BOCES All day BOCES students will be picked up one hour early from BOCES and ride the elementary buses home at 2:20. PK-5 After-School program There will be no after-school for the PK- 5 students. All students must be picked up from school by 2:20 or please call the elementary office to schedule your student(s) to ride a bus home at 2:20. Faculty and Staff All Faculty and staff may leave at 2:20 after elementary buses depart. BOE Meeting for tonight All reports and discussions scheduled for this evening's BOE meeting will be moved to the January 19, 2023 meeting. Please refer to the website later this afternoon for updates on the business portion of the BOE meeting status for tonight. Thank you, Eric Hartz NCSD Superintendent
The district was made aware of an airdrop of inappropriate content during an athletic event held at a neighboring district on December 13, 2022. We wanted to reach out to the community to clarify how this can happen and how to keep it from happening. Airdropping is something that can occur on iOS (Apple) devices. Airdropping can not occur on an NCSD network (we do not have BYOD or Guest networks). Airdropping may occur at another location/district on their networks if they have a BYOD or Guest network available. Airdropping may also occur on our campus on a personal device and a personal data/phone plan. You can change your settings to make sure that you are not getting inappropriate content by following the steps below. You can deny an airdrop. It is a good practice to deny any airdrop that comes from an unknown source. Managing your AirDrop Settings On your iOS device, move to settings. Click on General settings. Click on “AirDrop” Change your settings to one of the following: Receiving Off Contacts Only Everyone If your personal device (or your student’s personal device) has “Everyone” enabled, you/they may receive unwanted and inappropriate content. On the NCSD campus, this “traffic” would be on your personal device and personal data plans only as we do not have a BYOD or Guest network. A reminder that parents/caregivers/families that provide student(s) with personal devices and personal data plans are responsible for the way in which the device is used and it is the parent/caregiver/student responsibility if a student airdrops inappropriate content to other students and or adults.
We are 4 Days away from our Family Engagement night! We will be sponsoring "The Grinch" movie night at the high school auditorium on Friday, 12/9, from 6-8 pm. Additionally, the Junior Class will run the concession stand to help raise funds for the Class of 2024. We hope your families will join us for a night of holiday family fun! https://youtu.be/vjnqABgxfO0
Good Morning, Due to a shortage of faculty in the middle and high school. The middle and high school only will be remote today, Monday, 11/28/22. All middle and high students should be working through there google classrooms. All faculty and staff please report to school. Full day BOCES students will have school as schedued. There will be no Career and Tech Education at BOCES today. If you have any questions please contact the middle or high school office. You may also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, Eric Hartz NCSD Superintendent
We are seeing hotspots on campus and are seeing and hearing that students are using them during the school day. When issued hotspots, students are instructed to keep hotspots at home as they are for home use only. The district provides Wi-Fi for students for academic use and the hotspots, while they are filtered, are not filtering in the same way as our district filters. Additionally, the hotspots were acquired through grant funding from T-Mobile and federal grants and the purpose for the hotspots in those grants is for home use and for students with connectivity issues at their place(s) of residence. We are working hard to make sure that our students are protected in the digital world and to reinforce good digital citizenship skills. Using hotspots for their intended purpose is an important part of that work. We ask that you discuss this with your student(s) and ask you to make certain that hotspots that are issued by the district do not come to school. We will begin claiming hotspots if we see that students are using them during the school day. Thank you in advance for your help with this matter, Newfield IT
Newfield musicians, 11th graders Ulric Claar, Angelina Masotti, and 10th grader Winter Gaspari were invited to perform in the All County High School Honors Band this last weekend. They played beautifully in front of a packed house at Lansing Central School's auditorium at 2pm on Saturday, November 19th. 8th grader, Ben Bednarski, was also invited to attend and played with the Middle School Honors Band. Featured in this photo from left to right: Angelina Masotti, Winter Gaspari, Band Director Sharon Powell and Ulric Claar
Good Afternoon, I would like to thank our tech department and Spectrum for working late on Friday night and our tech department for working Saturday to get the Districts WiFi back up and running. Thank you all for your patience. Eric Hartz NCSD Superintendent
Good Afternoon, We are sorry to say that the MS dance has been postponed for tonight, 11/18/22. This is due to an accidental cut of the schools main WiFi cable. Please look for a new date in the near future. We are hoping to have the internet restored by this evening. We will update you later this weekend. Thank you for your patience. Eric Hartz NCSD Superintendent.
Two Newfield students, Paige Morse and Kassidy Payne, will be dancing with the Armstrong School of Dance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Visit our news section on the website to read more about this amazing honor and these two amazing students! Congratulations Paige and Kassidy! We are so proud of you!
Good afternoon! Don't forget our Spooktacular Haunted Hallway event is TOMORROW evening from 6:30-9pm. Costume up, come out, and ENJOY some fun post-Halloween fun with the Class of 2024! Cake wheel (bring your quarters!), spooky gross-out hallway, pin the face on the pumpkin, fortune telling, scare maze, and more. $5 for adults, $3 for students 5-16, and under 5 are FREE. Costume contest for the littles! Gift-cards and prizes for contests/games. We look forward to seeing you!
The Heisman Trophy Trust announced the 2022 School Winners for the Heisman High School Scholarship. CONGRATULATIONS TO ZACHARY TAYLOR! From an applicant pool of thousands of high school scholar-athletes graduating with the class of 2023, more than 5,700 have been named School Winners in the Heisman High School Scholarship competition awarded by The Heisman Trophy Trust. School Winners will continue on for the chance to become State Winners, National Finalists or National Winners. State Winners receive a $1,000 college scholarship, National Finalists receive a $2,000 college scholarship and the male and female National Winners will each receive a $10,000 college scholarship. Each School Winner will move on for the chance to become a State Winner. State Winners will be announced on Friday, November 4! The Heisman Memorial Trophy is annually awarded to the most outstanding college football player in the nation. The Heisman High School Scholarship extends the Heisman prestige to our nation’s most esteemed high school seniors by recognizing and rewarding outstanding scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories not only happen on the field, but in their schools and communities. These remarkable young leaders set the example and make a game-changing difference every day, paving the way to greatness for everyone around them.
The district has received FERPA agreements from around half of our families/caregivers. It is yearbook season, and we want to be sure that your student(s) pictures are included if you want them to be. Please be aware that if your family does not respond to our FERPA form, your student(s) may not be pictured in the yearbook or have their names posted in other places that honor our students and their work (honor roll, playbills, etc). If you have already submitted your FERPA form for your student(s) you do not need to refile. If you have not submitted your form, please do so as soon as possible using the link below. Please note that you must file an agreement for each of your students. FERPA form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeE_zw2Ya82krRyo7NHLdPZskGrzU1vZ00WauPaUQs4UJ85aA/viewform
Come join us for Moana Jr. Set sail with the Middle School Drama Clubs production of Moana Jr. Friday, November 4th at 7:00 P.M or Saturday November 5th at 4:00 P.M. In the Vince Aiosa Auditorium. You’ll love this thrilling and heartwarming stage adaptation of the coming-of-age tale of Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. She and the demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as she learns to harness the power that lies within. This musical includes favorite songs such as “How Far I’ll Go,” “Shiny,” and “You’re Welcome.” With its empowering message of bravery, Moana JR. is sure to awaken your inner hero! Disney’s Moana JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all materials are provided by Music Theatre International. Tickets are $5.00 at the door (all ages)
A reminder that NCSD will be hosting a Family Tech Night with Katey McPherson from Bark! The event is appropriate for children in grades 3 and up. We unfortunately were unable to secure childcare for younger children. We hope you will join us from 5-7 pm in the High School Auditorium.
Good morning, Halloween is fast approaching, and October has gone by in a flash! Attached is a link with information regarding our Halloween Parade and costume guidelines. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vOuyAFsZfgycj7zjgKpTQi9_UgMn91Mjtmj7vLx9ZUg/edit?usp=sharing
Newfield CSD will host a parent tech night with Katey McPherson from Bark! This event will take place in the High School Auditorium on Monday, October 24th from 5-7 pm. Katey McPherson brings experience in school leadership, prevention, and organizational change with 25 years as a secondary school teacher, guidance counselor, and PK-12 school administrator. Find more information here: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFMsIlLLqg/zCSEPwMXBdcPGqda_2bb1w/view#1 Please watch Childhood 2.0 in advance of attendance at the Parent Tech Night: Trigger warning--this film contains scenes that deal with bullying, suicide, pornography, and other sources and triggers of trauma. About Childhood 2.0 As the world evolves with the use of technology, so does the landscape of childhood. This course takes a deep dive into how vast the digital divide between trusted adults and children is, and how we can all step into it in order to mitigate painful and stressful experiences for our students and children. Childhood 2.0 Film Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He3IJJhFy-I&t=1967s Katey will host a parent Q and A session on Tuesday October 25th from 9:00-9:45 am. Please use this link to RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDD7oCsnZ_lZc0FWM9moQActovYieIkX1DpBQiZlZ-cTO28Q/viewform
Our first Possip pulse check (survey) is ready for you to complete! Possip pulse checks are a great way to share your feedback and needs, ask us a question, or celebrate the good we are doing with praise. Please click this link to complete our first pulse check: https://www.weeklypossip.com/survey_wizard/start?school_id=2863 We value your input and look forward to reading your responses!
A reminder that all families must submit a FERPA agreement for each student in that attends NCSD. You can fill out the agreement using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeE_zw2Ya82krRyo7NHLdPZskGrzU1vZ00WauPaUQs4UJ85aA/viewform A reminder as well that tomorrow NCSD will send our first "Possip" pulse check. We look forward to your feedback and hope you will complete the short survey sent out tomorrow morning. You can find out more about Possip here: https://possip.com/about/
Good Afternoon Families , Faculty, and Staff Free Movie Night @ Cinemapolis! On Tuesday October 11 at 7pm, for a one-time showing of Wonder, starring Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts, and Jacob Tremblay. Wonder tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade to attend mainstream elementary school for the first time. Free admission to Wonder sponsored by Family & Children's Service of Ithaca and The Sophie Fund in the United in Kindness series.
Your voice matters! We need to hear what's working for you and what you need. This year, Newfield CSD will send routine text messages and emails with a link to a survey that asks a few simple questions. These surveys are created by our partner, Possip, and give you the opportunity to share feedback on your experience with school. We will launch our first survey next Wednesday and hope you will participate by filling out the survey. You can watch a video about Possip here: https://vimeo.com/593419382