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Ben Franklin Elementary 1st grade students are receiving free swim lessons from the YMCA thanks to a grant
Ben Franklin Elementary 1st grade students are receiving free swim lessons from the YMCA thanks to a grant
Holiday Concert
Holiday Concert

District News

Cross Country home invitational, fun run and fundraiser set for Sept. 18

This weekend, the Newark Cross Country teams host their home invitational at the Evans Athletic Complex. High school girls will run at 8:30 a.m., with the boys running at 9:05. Middle school girls are at 9:45 and boys at 10:15. Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased online at
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Board members and district administrators stand with Wildcat Spotlight winners from Ben Franklin Elementary

Wildcat Spotlight winners for September 2021 - Ben Franklin Elementary

During September 2021's regular board meeting, Newark City Schools honored 4 students, a staff member and a community member from Ben Franklin Elementary with Wildcat Spotlights. Congratulations to students Jackson Batten, Khloe Britton, Teagan McClain and Ayvah Strawser; also teacher Renee French and community member Loretta Buchanan. The Board will honor Wildcat Spotlights from different schools each month during the school year.
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NCS COVID Guidelines - 2021-22

Newark City Schools will continue to follow guidance from the Licking County Health Department (LCHD) and make adjustments as needed. Please Click the following link to find the current guidance from the health department: LCHD School Guidance 8-16-21. This includes guidelines related to isolation and quarantine. Please click here to find our school district guidelines, as of Aug. 23.

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Back to School

Online Back-to-School Forms now available for 2021-22

The online back-to-school forms for the 2021-22 school year are now available for families to fill out. Please visit to find the online forms. The username is your student's school ID (or lunch) number; the password is your student's birthdate in MMDDYY format. If you do not know the school ID number, please contact your child's school.
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School Calendar

2021-22 school year calendar

It's almost August, and the first day of school for the 2021-22 school year is quickly approaching. The first day of school is set for Thurs., Aug. 19 for grades 1-5, 6 and 9. The rest of middle and high school will begin on Fri., Aug. 20. Kindergarten will have screening dates during the first three days of school, followed by a phase-in during the next three days.

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School Information

Ben Franklin Elementary

Principal: Dena Cable-Miller
[email protected]

8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

533 Beacon Rd.

Newark, OH 43055 

2-hour Late Arrival

Thu Nov 18 2021

No School: Thanksgiving Vacation

Wed Nov 24 2021
to Fri Nov 26 2021

2-hour Late Arrival

Thu Dec 16 2021

No School: Holiday Break

Wed Dec 22 2021
to Mon Jan 3 2022

School Resumes

Tue Jan 4 2022
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