News and Information
Diane McElravy, Cafeteria Manager, today announced its 2020-2021 program year policy for free and reduced price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.
The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines are eligible for free and reduced price meals.
Application forms are being distributed to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office in each school. A complete application is required. Households which currently receive Special Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits (SNAP, formally known as food stamps) or Ohio Works First (OWF) funds for a child must provide the child’s name, the SNAP or OWF case number and signature of an adult household member on the application. Households which do not receive SNAP or OWF funds must provide the names of all household members, the last four digits of the Social Security Number of the adult signing the application or state “none” if the adult does not have a Social Security Number, the amount and source of income received by each household member, (state the monthly income) and the signature of an adult household member. If any of this information is missing, the school cannot process the application.
FREE HEALTH CARE: Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for FREE health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start & Healthy Families
programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals, prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and more. Please call 1-800-324-8680 for more information or to request an application. Information can also be found on the web at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumers/familychild.stm. Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid card is already receiving these services.
The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program official. To discourage the possibility of misrepresentation, the application forms contain a statement above the space for signature certifying that all information furnished is true and correct. Applications are being made in connection with the receipt of federal funds. Schools or other officials may check the information on the application at any time during the school year. Deliberate misrepresentation of information may subject the applicant to prosecution under applicable state and federal laws.
Households will be notified of the approval or denial of benefits.
Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits regardless of the household’s income. If a family has foster children living with them and wishes to apply for such meals or milk for them, contact the school for more information.
Posted: 08/10/2020 09:50:37
Families needing to register their child or drop off registration forms may do so beginning Wednesday, August 5th, from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. No appointment will be necessary. Students turning five before Wednesday, September 30, 2020 are eligible to register.
Items to bring include:
Legal birth certificate
Proof of residency
Student’s social security card
Kindergarten screening will take place on Wednesday, September 2nd, and Thursday, September 3rd. Families that have already registered will be contacted to make an appointment for screening. Families will be contacted by their child’s teacher regarding classroom placement on Friday, September 4th.
We will be doing a staggered start for Kindergarten students on Tuesday, September 8th and Wednesday, September 9th. More information to come on this soon.
To download this as a PDF, go to http://www.newton-falls.k12.oh.us/images/174/2021KindergartenRegistration.pdf
Posted: 07/22/2020 10:18:43
Beginning Tuesday, July 7th, food distribution will now take place at the old Elementary building every Tuesday in July from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM for families in our community that are in need of food. We are asking that you put your address on a big piece of paper, and hold it up to your window so we can mark it off of our list. Please do this each week. We have also been instructed to place the food in your trunk. This is considered the safest protocol. Thank you and God Bless!
Posted: 06/29/2020 11:34:41
With the end of the 2019-2020 school year, the District has begun looking ahead to the 2020-2021 school year in accordance with state and county health department guidance with an emphasis on keeping everyone safe and healthy.. While we all hope that we’ll be back to school in the fall in a traditional school setting, we must plan for any variety of possibilities. Options may include a normal return, to continuing remote learning to a blended option which combines online learning with some face to face learning. As you might imagine, planning for the return of our students is a challenging task in a normal year, but the unknowns facing the District this year presents an entirely different challenge.
Please take a few minutes to complete this important survey. Each family only needs to complete it one time. The survey will gather current views on remote/virtual learning and returning to school in the fall. As always, we appreciate your thoughts and concerns during this difficult time and we appreciate your feedback to help us better service our students and families.
PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY BY FRIDAY, JUNE 19TH.
To complete the survey, go to: https://forms.gle/fnxgS7YtUScw8sm67
Posted: 06/11/2020 13:52:58
The Supply Lists for the Elementary/Middle School are now available.
To view the Elementary/Middle School Supply List, go to http://www.newton-falls.k12.oh.us/images/174/SupplyLists2021.pdf
Posted: 06/11/2020 13:52:57
The following is a listing of available community resources. For more information: http://www.newton-falls.k12.oh.us/images/174/communityResources.pdf
Posted: 03/30/2020 16:36:23
The Ohio Department of Education has created some resources to help support your child's Social and Emotional health. If you have any questions regarding this link or if there are any other needs that you may have please reach out to Miss Brown at email@example.com or Mrs Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org. We pray that everyone is staying safe and healthy and we miss all of you! For more information: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Coronavirus/Supporting-Children’s-Social-Emotional-and-Behavi
Posted: 03/25/2020 12:11:59
These short social-emotional lessons will provide a positive social-emotional opportunity for your child's growth and development. Through these short daily lessons your child will learn self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making. This strong and healthy foundation will lead to future academic success.
You can reach by email at email@example.com if you have any questions during this unprecedented time.
Posted: 03/23/2020 17:44:38
Send a note to schoolIf a parent must pick up a child early for a doctor's appointment, etc., the parent must send a note stating the reason and time the child will need to leave school. The parent must come to the main office to sign out the child. A child will not be called to the office until the parent arrives. If someone other than the parent is to pick up the child, the name of the designated person must be written on the student emergency enrollment card. Pictured identification may be required. Please include a phone number where you can be reached for verification.
Gifted Student Information for ParentsNewton Falls Schools is committed to giving the best opportunities for all of our students. The following is information for parents about our Gifted Student Program.
Upcoming EventsFEBRUARY 12th – Valentine's Parties
6th – 13th - Book Fair Week
13th – Parent/Teacher Conferences
13th – Kindergarten Registration Begins
14th, 17th and 18th – No School
21st – Father/Daughter Dance
28th – Dr. Seuss Day Kindergarten - Second Grade