We had a great first face to face week back from the holidays! Safety was our number one priority and we continue to be successful with our safety procedures.
February 1st kicks off Kindergarten Registration for the ‘21-’22 school year! Next week we will roll out our plans for virtual information sessions for Kindergarten parents prior to the registration window opening. Stay tuned!
The New Salem BBQ is happening! February 5th is the New Salem BBQ sale! Precautions are being taken to make this sale happen with as little contact as possible due to Covid. Plates are family size this year. See the flyer sent home our Facebook Page or PTO Facebook page for more details. Family meals are 30 dollars and can ONLY be purchased as pre-sales. Buy a ticket online from the PTO Facebook Page or send your money into school with your child to purchase tickets. Please sell tickets for our PTO so this sale will be a huge success! When you send money in via your kiddos please make sure you say how many tickets are being purchased, include your child’s name, and if you send a check please make it out to the New Salem PTO. Thank you in advance for your support.
Also, our PTO members will be selling tickets at dismissal on January 19th, 20th, and 21st in the Euto Baptist parking lot.
I am organizing a cooking team to help cook the BBQ the evening of February 4th until the sale on the 5th. If you want to help me for any amount of time please call me on my cell at 704-219-7980 and I’ll pencil you in. Being a part of the cook is a great way to hang out and make memories you and your kids will talk about for years.
Parents - I need your help to double down on making sure your kids are getting virtual work done on Fridays. That work is just as important as work done any other day.
Finally, Monday is a holiday. There is no face to face school OR virtual school on Monday.
It’s BBQ time!! Friday, February 5th. Send in your orders now!!Due to the current situation/restrictions, our BBQ event will look a little different this year! The BBQ is going to be “Family Style” which includes 1lb. of BBQ, 1pt. of slaw, 8 buns, and 4 individual packs of chips. All orders will be take out, and all orders must be pre-ordered (pre-paid).Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer any sales “at the door”. Everything will have to be pre-ordered / pre-paid. There are a few different ways to send us your orders! The below order forms are coming home with your students. These forms can be filled out and sent back in with them. Tickets will be distributed once payment is received. If you are sending in the order forms with your student you can send in payment with the order form, or you can use the below link to pay online. If you do not have an NSES student you can print/email us the order form, or message us here on our FB page. If you are ordering online you can use the link below to pay as well.Orders MUST BE RECEIVED by Friday, January 29th. Don’t wait!! We know this is all different this year, but hopefully will work just as well!On the day of the BBQ orders will be distributed to those with tickets from Euto parking lot. As always thank you all so much for supporting our New Salem Knights!
Happy New Year New Salem Families! This is Mr. Ferguson with a New Salem Update.
On December 30th, the Union County Board of Education voted to move UCPS to full remote learning for the week of January 4th-8th. We will return to face to face learning on Monday, January 11th. Today all parents will get an email from their child’s teacher detailing a schedule for remote learning for Tuesday through Friday. Teachers will be providing LIVE instruction as much as possible this week. (In most cases where teachers are not able to provide LIVE instruction it will be due to limited wifi in their geographic location.) When LIVE instruction is made available I want students to participate if at all possible. That is the expectation. However, if this is not possible, teachers will be recording the sessions and posting them to their Canvas pages. Tuesday through Friday are important instructional days. Attendance will be taken and work will be graded. AIG services and EC services will also be provided remotely. Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. Larson will be communicating with their parents.
Teachers will also be holding virtual office hours and will be available to support you this week.
It is very important that parents communicate with me and nurse Eubanks if a student has been exposed to a positive Covid case or has been tested positive for Covid. Please contact us ASAP if this applies to your student.
If you need support or need to report a Covid issue please call the office and leave a message. We will call you back remotely. You can also call my cell (704) 219-7980, or email me.
Finally, during plan C (Jan 5-8, 2021) all schools will serve curbside meals from 11 am – 1 pm Tuesday - Friday. Meals are available to all children 18 years and younger. Each child will receive one meal and one snack, with 2 additional meals and snacks to take home at Friday’s curbside service.
Thank you parents for your continued support and please reach out to me if I can be a support to you.
See below for information on New Salem's Virtual Music Performances!
At the December 1st BOE meeting, the Board of Education unanimously approved a calendar change. December 21st was made a remote learning day for both elementary and middle schools. High schools will operate as a normal school day due to exams.
December 21st will continue to be an instructional day, however, it will be remote.
If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Ferguson.