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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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NCS finalizes purchase of former State Farm building

Newark City Schools now owns the former State Farm building at 1440 Granville Road after completing the purchase earlier this month. The district purchased the 350,000 square foot building for $2.2 million. Over the next couple of years, the district will centralize its preschool program, relocate NCS Digital and move the technology department to the building.
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4th Quarter Academic Awards - 2020-21

Congratulations to the students who received Academic Awards for the 4th quarter of the 2020-21 school year. Click below to find your school's awards:
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1-to-1 device initiative launching in the fall

Every student in Newark City Schools will have access to a computer during the 2021-22 school year and beyond through a one-to-one device initiative. The district has purchased more than 3,100 Chromebooks with grant money — enough for every student in grades 6-12 — and will use existing devices to provide in-school access to all elementary students. The $1.2 million purchase is made possible through many grants: $419,000 from the City of Newark’s COVID-relief funds; $535,000 from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund; and $270,000 from Special Education funds.

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Introducing NCS Digital

Newark Digital Academy will be renamed as NCS Digital beginning in the 2021-22 school year, completing the online school’s transition into Newark City Schools. The district will continue serving students in grades K-12 through NCS Digital, depending on student demand. This rebranding brings all of Newark’s online students under the same umbrella and completes the transition that began in 2018.

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2021-22 calendar now available

The calendar for the 2021-22 school year is now available and can be downloaded by clicking this link. The year will begin for students on Thursday, Aug. 19. Holiday break begins Wed., Dec. 22, with school resuming Tues., Jan. 4. Spring break is scheduled for March 28-April 1, and the last day of school will be Thurs., May 26. Please see the full calendar for more important dates.
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