School Lunches

Lunch Menus now available

School lunch menus are now available for the 2020-21 school year. Thank you for being patient as our food service department worked to finalize lunch offerings this year. As a reminder, meals are currently offered at no cost for all students grades K-12. Please click the below links to find your child's lunch menu:
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NCS to offer meals at no cost for kids through Dec. 31

Newark City Schools will be offering lunch and breakfast to children ages 2 to 18 at no cost, once per day starting Tuesday, Sept. 8. This is because the USDA passed a ruling to allow us to serve at no cost 1 lunch and 1 breakfast a day Monday through Friday, through December 31. Meals will continue to be served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at our buildings while students are learning virtually. Students can pick up 1 lunch and 1 breakfast meal daily between those times. Once we return to in-person classes, meals will be offered at regularly scheduled times for all students at no charge.
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NCS to return to in-person classes week of Sept. 28

When Newark City Schools made the decision to start the 2020-21 school year virtually, the top priority was to keep students and staff safe while providing a quality education. We have been encouraged by the continued decline in COVID-19 cases within our district boundaries during the past month. As a result, NCS currently plans to transition back to in-person learning for all students the week of September 28. Students in Pre-K through grade 2 will start Sept. 28; grades Pre-K through 6, and 9, will attend Sept. 29; and the full district will attend on Sept. 30. Please click here for more information.

We will continue to work with the health department to evaluate data and information during the weeks following Labor Day. The district will notify families of any changes by Mon., Sept. 21.

Students will return to school in phases:

  • Mon., Sept. 28: Pre-K, Kindergarten, grades 1, 2

  • Tues., Sept. 29: Pre-K, Kindergarten, grades 1, 2, 34, 5, 6 and 9

  • Wed., Sept. 30:  All students in-school, grades Pre-K through 12

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Back to school information - Aug. 13

The school year begins in just one week, on August 20, and we wanted to share some important information. Your child’s school is mailing information on Aug. 13 about the start of the school year. More information is available on the Back to School page on our website. That page includes links to our device request formonline back-to-school formsfree/reduced price lunch application and more.
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Online registration

Fill out Online Back-to-School forms for the 2020-21 school year

Please fill out the online back-to-school forms so we will have updated address, phone number and emergency contact information. You will need to complete the forms for each child. Your user name is your child's student ID. Your password is your student's birthdate in MMDDYY format, meaning March 22, 2011 is 032211. Please contact your child's school if you do not know the student ID.
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School supplies

School supplies for 2020-21 school year

The school supply lists for the 2020-21 school year are now available. All materials may not be needed at this time but we wanted to make this list available. Please consider what items on the list might be helpful for you and your students to start their learning in a virtual manner. Please click your school level below for the supply list:
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Back-to-school plan for 2020-21

Newark City School District students will begin the year in fully online classes, with opportunities for individual and small group instruction provided in-person. Teachers have been provided with professional development opportunities this summer to improve the online learning experience. There will be more teacher-student interaction through these online platforms. This plan was developed through listening to all groups. The NCS Board of Education met on Tues., Aug. 4, to discuss and approve the plan. The district will continue to work with the health department and evaluate the situation weekly, with the goal of returning to school in-person as soon as possible. More +

School Information

Carson Elementary
Principal Julie Elwell

Upcoming Events


No School (Thanksgiving Vacation)

Wed Nov 25 2020
to Fri Nov 27 2020

2-hour Late Arrival Day

Thu Dec 17 2020

End of First Semester

Fri Dec 18 2020

No School (Holiday Break)

Mon Dec 21 2020
to Fri Jan 1 2021
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