Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools

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Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools

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Superintendent's Message

March 21, 2023

Dear Newton Falls Parents and Community Members,

There was a miscommunication between the Village of Newton Falls and Newton Falls School District regarding payment for School Resource Officer (SRO) services. While an agreement for a SRO was already in place, the Village was under the impression that the District would modify the cost of the agreement to increase the cost of the SRO. We appreciate the Village's willingness to work with us and provide us with a SRO, but we are disappointed that more time wasn't given to allow us to clarify and work through the miscommunication before removing the SRO.

I have been in contact with the Sheriff's Department and they are committed to increasing their presence on the school campus. The Trumbull County Sheriff's Department will be patrolling the school campus and making periodic walkthroughs through the school buildings during the school day until a more permanent SRO solution can be achieved.

Yours in Education,

Justin Christopher
Interim Superintendent

Regular School Board Meeting

The Regular Board of Education meeting will be on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 7:00 PM in the Elementary/Middle School K-5 Library.

Updated COVID Guidance for Newton Falls Schools

Anyone with COVID-like symptoms should stay home and get tested.

- Traditional symptoms include fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, loss of taste/smell, sore throat, congestion/runny nose, and nausea/vomiting/diarrhea.

- Omicron variant symptoms (most common current variant) include sore throat, congestions, runny nose, and cough (may develop later).

Individuals who test positive for COVID must isolate at home for 5 days. Day 1 is the day after symptom onset or a positive test. They can return to work/school on day 6 if their symptoms are improving but they must wear a tight fitting mask on days 6-10. Alternatively, if they take 2 rapid tests 48 hours apart starting on day 6 and both are negative, they can discontinue wearing the mask.

Individuals who are exposed to someone with Covid do not need to quarantine if they are asymptomatic; however, it is recommended that they wear a mask for 10 days.

Many times parents and guardians are not sure when to keep a child at home due to illness. For information about communicable diseases which can help guide you as you make this decision, go to this link.

Senior Picture Yearbook Submission Deadline Saturday, April 1st

Seniors, the deadline for senior picture submission for the Junior High/High School yearbook is Saturday, April 1st. Your picture can be emailed in jpeg format to If you are unable to get a senior portrait, please see Mrs. Reynolds to set up a time to get your picture taken.

Student Fees Due

This is a reminder that all student fees are due at this time.

Seniors, all fees must be paid in full in order to receive your diploma.

P-EBT Information

Attention Newton Falls Community:

The district would like to announce that for the 2022-2023 school year, P-EBT Benefits will be provided to students who meeting the following criteria:

Students must be in preschool (pre K) or grades K-12, attending a school building that is participating in the National School Lunch Program, is qualified for free or reduced meals by a 2022-2023 free or reduced price household meal application, is directly certified, or is categorically eligible for free meals based on 2022-2023 documentation and meets at least one of the following scenarios:

The student does not receive free or reduced-price meals at the school because the school provides fully remote education but the school is not a fully virtual school.

The student does not receive free or reduced-price meals at the school every day because the school provides hybrid education (for example, a mix of in-person and remote instruction).

The student does not receive free or reduced-price meals at the school because the school operates at reduced hours during the day (for example, a student comes to the school building for only three hours per day with no meal service). The school can submit the count of reduced hour days with no meal service for each free or reduced-price student. If the school is providing meals to eat at school, the student is not eligible for P-EBT for these days.

The student does not receive free or reduced-price meals at school because the student is quarantined at home for COVID-19. Once one student quarantines due to COVID-19 for at least 5 consecutive school days, any free or reduced-price eligible student quarantining due to COVID-19 for any count of school days moving forward may be submitted for P-EBT.

Any combination of the above. An example is a school that started the school year providing fully remote learning and switched to hybrid or vice versa.

The absence days due to COVID-19 begin when there is a student (or building) who has been out for at least five consecutive days due to COVID-19. This triggers the start date of the benefits for each building individually. The following are the start dates for each building:

Newton Falls Elementary: August 29, 2022

Newton Falls Middle School: September 2, 2022

Newton Falls Jr. High School: August 25, 2022

Newton Falls High School: August 26, 2022

To receive benefits for the given day, the absence must be recorded with the office that it is related to COVID-19. Any other absence, school holidays, or non-school days are not counted or eligible for P-EBT Benefits.

You can read more about the 2022-2023 P-EBT Benefits at this link.

Kindergarten Pre-Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year

Kindergarten Pre-Registration for the Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools is taking place through Friday, June 9, 2023 for any students who turn the age of five (5) before August 1, 2023 and wish to attend Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools. This is a multi-stage registration procedure.

To see the complete information, go to the Kindergarten Pre-Registration section at this link.

JHHS Yearbooks

The Junior High/High School yearbook for the 2022-2023 school year is on sale now for students in grades 6-12. The cost of the yearbook is $60.00 and can be purchased online. Yearbooks will be delivered at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.

To purchase the yearbook, go to this link.

Also on sale now are a limited quantity of additional yearbooks from the 2021-2022 school year. They are first come, first serve. The cost is $60.00. Please see Mrs. Reynolds in room 319 to purchase this yearbook or contact her at

Walk Warm Program at the ELMS

The Walk Warm Program has returned to the Elementary/Middle School through Friday, May 19th. The program takes place Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on days when school is open.

Participants are NOT permitted in the building until 4:00 PM due to student dismissal. If you arrive before 4:00 PM, please remain in your vehicle until that time.

The program is open to all Newton Falls residents. Individuals under eighteen years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Sign-in is required.

In Case Of Emergency

In case of emergencies such as school closings, bus delays or upcoming events, the district will use its computerized telephone notification system to inform parents. It is extremely important that parents verify their emergency telephone numbers with each building secretary. If you have changed telephone numbers or are now using only a cell phone contact to be reached please update your information with the building secretary.
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Superintendent's Office: 330-872-5445