NCS DIGITAL NEWS

The Last Week of School!

This is the last week of our school year. All students need to return their laptops and chargers starting this Thursday, May 26 through June 2 from 8 to 3 pm to the office. The district technology department will install any necessary updates on these devices over the summer. All students will receive a receipt that their laptop was turned in. Please keep this receipt for your records. 
Newark High School's graduation ceremony will be held this Saturday. 
This year, NHS will run buses from Newark High School to White Field to alleviate parking and traffic concerns for graduation (5/28). Buses will pick up at the high school and run on a continuous loop to White Field starting at 8:30 am. If you want to avoid parking at White Field, park your car in the NHS Gym parking lot and let NCS transportation get you to/from White Field for graduation! 
Graduation practice will be held this Friday at 10 am at White Field. Dress is casual and please dress for the weather. Practice will be outside rain or shine. Students must attend practice if they plan to walk at graduation on Saturday.
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Summer Intervention for students with IEPs - sign up now

Students with IEPs and who receive services for reading, math and/or writing are eligible to sign up for summer intervention. Summer intervention will be held at Newark High School from 8 a.m. until noon Monday through Thursday, three weeks during the summer: June 6-9; July 18-21; and August 1-4. You may sign up for one, two or all three weeks. Registration will be required to be completed 7 days prior to the start of each week of intervention. Busing will be provided if selected at time of registration. Sign up at the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040544aaaf29a4f58-summer1
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Graduation, Yearbook, and A Call to College Information:

Yearbook Distribution Day is this Friday, May 13th. Students who ordered a 2022 NHS yearbook may pick up their yearbook at NHS upstairs in the Dome, starting at 7 AM with giveaways for the first fifty students in line. A limited number of yearbooks will also be available for purchase that morning, first-come, first-served, starting at 7 AM. Yearbooks are sold at the cost of production for $70 by cash or check.
Seniors- graduation caps and gowns are available for pick up in the main office. 
Attention Seniors:
A Call to College is now accepting applications for the Last Dollar Grant. The application form and instructions are available on the A Call to College website. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for up to $1,500 of FREE money for college. Stop in the A Call to College office with questions.
NHS will hold our annual Signing Day on Friday, May 20th at 8:15 a.m. in the main gym. Parent(s)/ guardian(s) are invited to attend. Any senior (including students from C-Tec and NCS Digital) who has made a final college/military/career-technical decision is invited to participate. Participating seniors should report to the Innovation Center at 7:45 that morning to line up. Seniors may wear a college or military shirt with jeans for the event.
Newark High School's graduation ceremony will be held on May 28th. Graduation information is attached Graduation Instructions 2022.pdf  to my email as well as some frequently asked questions graduation parent FAQ.pdf  regarding graduation. This information is also available at NHS/NCS Digital's website. 
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NCS Digital Info:

There is no school this Tuesday May 3rd - please enjoy the extra day off.

Seniors - If you have ordered, but not picked up your graduation cap and gown, they are available for pick up in the main office at NHS.

Newark City School's graduation ceremony will be held on May 28th.
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April 2022 Citizens of the Month

Every month, Newark City Schools honors 30 students in grades 4 through 12 from across the district as Citizens of the Month during a special luncheon. These students are chosen for their leadership, character, respect, responsibility, and sportsmanship. This month’s event was sponsored by the Energy Cooperative. The Wilson Middle School 8th Grade Choir performed during the event. Congratulations to the April 2022 Citizens of the Month! A photo gallery is available on Facebook at the following link: Photo gallery
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News and Information

Newark City Schools has collaborated with Ohio Means Jobs and Jobs for Ohio Graduates to offer a job fair this Wednesday from 9 am until 2 pm in the NHS Auxiliary Gym. Students are invited to attend this event as positions will be available for summer work, part-time jobs, apprenticeships, internships, and entry-level careers. Over 50 Licking County employers are scheduled to attend.
The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) test will be offered at Newark High School this Friday, April 8th at 7:45 a.m. Interested juniors and seniors must sign up for the test in the Counseling Office by tomorrow, Monday April 4th. There is no cost for the test.
Seniors, if you have been accepted and plan to attend OSU-Newark this fall, be sure to sign up for the special OSU-N Admitted Wildcat campus visit that will be held on Thursday, April 7th. Contact the A Call to College office with questions.
Attention Juniors and Seniors – Mark your calendars! The 2022 Prom will be held on April 23 from 8-11pm at the Skylight in downtown Newark. This year’s theme is Enchanted Forest. All upperclassmen students affiliated with Newark City Schools (NHS, Newark Digital, and students at C-TEC whose home school is Newark High) are invited to attend. Guests are permitted, but you must submit a completed guest form before you can purchase a guest ticket for any guest not currently attending Newark City Schools. Guest forms are available in the main office. If you are taking an NHS underclassman as your guest, you just need to provide their name and student ID number during purchase. Tickets cost $30 per person and will be sold the week of Prom (April 18-22) during lunch and in the main office before and after school.
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Graduation Instructions 2022

Seniors – If you have ordered, but not picked up your graduation cap and gown, they are available for pick up in the main office at Newark High School.  

Graduation Instructions 2022 Graduation Ceremony- Saturday, May 28th – 10:00 a.m. White Field 
* If you plan to walk at graduation you MUST attend practice on Friday May 27th (Graduation Practice will be held at 10 am on Friday May 27th at White Field) Graduation (Saturday May 28th) 
1. Assemble at White Field by 9:15 a.m. on May 28th (traffic and parking will be difficult after 9:15 am). 
2. Enter by the south gate (visitors’ side) and line up as instructed at practice. 
3. Diplomas will be handed out immediately following the ceremony under the goalposts at the east end of the field. 
4. Photographers are required to remain off the field during the ceremony. If you want a graduation picture, re-enactment pictures may be taken at the podium by parents after the ceremony. 
5. In case of inclement weather: Graduation is Saturday May 28th at 10 am, If weather is bad it will be delayed in the following order: Saturday at 2 pm, then 6 pm. If all of Saturday is a rainout, we will move graduation to Sunday 2 pm, and then to 6 pm. 
Please visit the NCS Website for announcements and updates. Information will also be available on Twitter. 

General Information for Seniors/Parents at Graduation 
1. Students must wear cap and gown. Tassels are worn over the right eye. Do not change until directed. Honor cords should be worn properly. The double cords should be draped from back of neck to front with tassels in front. If you tie the cords together with a knot in the middle and put the knot under your collar, the honor cords will look neat and stay in place. 
2. The graduation gowns are very thin. If you are wearing a white gown, you should be dressed in white or very light colors. If you are wearing a crimson gown, you should wear dark colors. Shirts should have a collar; a tie is optional. NO SHORTS. NO JEANS. NO FLIP-FLOPS. If you show up in jeans, shorts, or flip-flops, you will not participate in the ceremony. 
3. No cap or gown decorations permitted (except honor cords awarded by NCS). 
4. Cell phones are to be put away and kept off during the ceremony.

SENIOR MEETING:
Mr. Bowman will be meeting with seniors on Friday, April 29th at 10 am in the NHS auditorium. He will discuss with them graduation details and answer any questions they may have.

Some of the frequent questions he receives are listed below.
1. Question - What is the date, time, and location of the NHS graduation? Answer - Graduation will be held at White Field on Saturday May 28th at 10 am. In the event of rain, we will delay the graduation start time throughout the day (and Sunday if necessary) to keep graduation outside. Please refer to the Graduation Instructions 2022 flyer for details. The flyer can be found on the school website and is also available in the offices.
2. Question - How many guests can attend the graduation? Answer - We will make every effort possible to hold graduation outdoors at White Field (see #1). However, if we must move graduation indoors to the GYM, guest tickets will be limited to 3 guests (not including the graduate) per graduate.
3. Question - Do seniors need to attend graduation practice on Friday May 27th? Answer--YES!! YES!! YES!! Seniors planning to participate and walk in the graduation ceremony must attend graduation practice on Friday, May 27th at 10am (White Field). Practice is important as we will rehearse for this formal and exciting event. Also, seniors will receive their 3 rain tickets at practice in the event of an indoor graduation. This email will give seniors plenty of time to rearrange work schedules. Practice should last no longer than 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
4. Question - How does my child receive their diploma if they do not participate in the graduation ceremony? Answer - students not participating in the graduation ceremony can pick up their diplomas in the high school main office on Tuesday May 31st or throughout the summer from 7 am-3 pm at NHS. If the student is graduating from NCS DIgital, he/she can pick up their diploma at the main office on Tuesday May 31st or throughout the month of June from 7:30-3 pm at NCS Digital.
5. Question- What if I still owe school fees?  Answer - If you still owe school fees, you still have time to pay them! If school fees are not paid, seniors are still able to participate in the graduation ceremony but will not receive their diploma until fees are paid. School transcripts are also held until fees are paid. Families eligible for free and reduced lunches may be able to have fees waived if the free/reduced application is completed and on file.
6. Question - How should my child dress for graduation?  Answer - seniors participating in the graduation ceremony must wear a cap and gown. Ordering information is still available in the high school main office (HUB) or main office at NCS Digital. Additionally, students must dress appropriately as this is a formal event. Specific details regarding attire are found in the attachment to my email. However, please note that shorts, jeans, and flip-flops are NOT permitted! Students are not permitted to decorate their caps. 

SENIORS: Important Information

C-TEC has scheduled their Spotlight on Adult Education programs, offered to seniors, for Wednesday, April 20th. It is a good opportunity to participate in a tour and observe classrooms/labs that are offered in their adult program.  
Newark seniors are scheduled to visit from 10:30am - 11:30am on that day.  We will be taking a bus over, departing about 10:15am and offer pizza from 11:30am - 12:15pm.  
Please let your contact teacher or graduation coach know if you are interested.

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