A Message from Superintendent León

Dear Teachers and Instructional Staff,

We are excited to welcome you back to the 2022-2023 school year! In preparation for a successful year, I am sharing important information for you to review thoroughly. 

I Believe in You Grant:
Teachers are vital to the success of our students. With the “I Believe in You” grant, teachers will demonstrate how they are helping students learn to think critically and solve problems.

Grants in the amount of $1,000 will be issued to every teacher in each school. Grant funds can be used for instructional materials and supplies. All requisitions will be entered at the school level. See below for further information:

I Believe in My PLC Grant:
The “I Believe in My PLC” grant provides teachers, possessing a broad vision of what it means to teach and learn, the resources needed to pursue self-designed professional learning experiences. 

Teachers will submit an application and determine if funds will be allocated for the grade level or department. The Principal and/or committee at the school completes the review and selects ONE team to receive funding up to $7,000. All requisitions will be entered at the school level. See below for further information:

Office of Health Services:

Upcoming Events:

  • August 30: Convocation and First Day of School for Teachers Returning from Summer Vacation
  • August 31: District-Wide Staff Development
  • September 1: School-Based Staff Development
  • September 6: First Day of School for Students

Wishing you all a SUPER incredible school year!

Superintendent León

 

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS

Youth Prose Writing Contest (New) 

Contact: Jazleen Othman, Office of Teaching & Learning
Email: jothman@nps.k12.nj.us

The Newark Public Library and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center are running a Youth Prose Writing Contest during this coming school year. Please see the attached flyer and fact sheet for more information.

ALL TEACHERS

Back-to-School COVID-19 Testing Resource Kit (New) 

Contact: Shamere Williams, Office of the Deputy Superintendent
Email: s21williams@nps.k12.nj.us

Greetings,

In accordance with the guidance shared with Principals, all students will receive an At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit to utilize as an additional resource as needed.

For your convenience, schools will receive the COVID-19 Test Kits the week of August 29th. Schools are to distribute one kit to each student on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 6th. Each kit will include (2) rapid tests and a set of instructions to process the test.

At this time, the district will continue with the process of notifying the school nurse/Health Services of positive test results.

For questions about the COVID-19 test kits, please contact Ms. Shamere Williams (s21williams@nps.k12.nj.us) with questions.

 

Guidance Video for Using Whetstone (New) 

Contact: Herb Daughtry, Educator Effectiveness
Email: Hdaughtry@nps.k12.nj.us

Please use the following link to gain access to the guidance video on how to use and navigate the Whetstone/Schoolmint Grow system. https://forms.gle/EFu7tjwNgmcvFVdg7.

Once you have submitted the form, the link to the video will appear on the following screen. There will also be office hours for any questions on Wednesday, August 31st. See the staff development matrix for links to those sessions.

 

Certification Team Office Hours (New) 

Contact: Eboni Lee, Human Resource Services
Email: e2lee@nps.k12.nj.us

To help support the transition of administrators and teachers, the Certifications team will be relaunching their Virtual Office Hours and beginning a Professional Development series on “Everything Certifications”.

Please register for these events:

  1. Virtual Office Hours: September 16th – 3:30PM-4:30PM
  2. Virtual Office Hours: September 22nd – 3:30PM-4:30PM
  3. Virtual Office Hours: September 28th – 3:30PM-4:30PM
  4. Professional Development: What is the difference between a Certificate of Eligibility and Certification of Eligibility with Advanced Standing? September 30th – 3:30PM-4:30PM

Use the link below to register for the events.

 

NBOE Well (New) 

Contact: Jennifer Medina, Office of Benefit Services
Email: j1medina@nps.k12.nj.us

As summer winds down, The Office of Benefit Services has been working hard preparing for the 2022-2023 school year. We are excited to share updates on our benefit options and programs. With the launch of NBOE Well, we are able to provide employees with services from Noom, PeerFit, Whil, Headspace, Teladoc, AbleTo and Charles Nechtem (Employee Assistance Program).  

For more information about these programs and how to enroll, refer to our NBOE Well FAQs. Know More. Choose Better. Live Well.

 

Helpful Links from the ELA Department (New) 

Contact: Lisa Trobaugh, Office of ELA
Email: Ltrobaugh@nps.k12.nj.us

The Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to welcome you to the 2022/2023 school year!

Please see below to access a few helpful links to start the school year.

The Office of ELA Office Hours

The Writing Revolution Cohort Training Registration Links

NBOE ELA Grades K-12 Curricula

 

Mandatory Nutrition Training-Leads and Backups (New) 

Contact: Julianne Bello, Office of Extended Learning
Email: Jbello@nps.k12.nj.us

As we look forward to the launch of the Excel After School Program on 9/6/2022, all lead teachers and backups must receive annual training on state guidelines for food service and documentation. The training will occur via Webex on 8/31/22 from 1-3 pm.

Mandatory Nutrition Training-After School Programs
Hosted by Bello, Julianne

https://nboe.webex.com/nboe/j.php?MTID=m6fec4f35dad0e159311e9a80bd35448d

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 1:00 pm | 2 hours | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 2620 993 0233
Password: RsMNbjjd742

 

Disciplinary Guide (New) 

Contact: Mary Garripoli, Office of Student Life
Email: mgarripoli@nps.k12.nj.us

The attachment contains the revised Disciplinary Guidebook.

 
  Teacher Talk will be delivered every other Monday.

The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

To support and encourage highly effective instruction, Teacher Talk synthesizes information and resources that will help NPS teachers meet the expectations of the framework for effective teaching. Please open the form with Firefox or Chrome in order to add attachments.

You may submit items for inclusion in the Teacher Talk newsletter via this form:
https://www.nps.k12.nj.us/departments/communications/teacher-talk-form/

 
 

NBOE in the News

Stay informed on everything happening within Newark Public Schools and the Newark Board of Education! Read up on all of the many ways the district is garnering media coverage. 

News Stories Aug 25, 2022: Excel Afterschool Program Begins 9/6/22 Aug 08, 2022: Barry Manilow performs in Newark; donates $10K to East Side High School music program
Jul 25, 2022: Lessons in Leadership: Roger León and Kevin O’Toole
Jul 08, 2022: Newark School of Fashion & Design Freshman Student Wins 1st Place FCCLA National Fashion Competition
Jul 05, 2022: Newark Public Schools Open Summer Programs 2022
Jun 28, 2022: The Newark Board of Education Approves the Appointment of New Principals for the 2022-23 School Year
Jun 23, 2022: Newark Board of Education Salutes Graduates of 2021-22 Jun 22, 2022: Wi-Fi Access on All District School Buses
Jun 22, 2022: Social Emotional Learning Impacts Everyone
Jun 22, 2022: Liquidation Date for CARES (ESSER I)
Jun 22, 2022: Priority 1: “Unified and Aligned Systems,” and Strategy 1.2: “Adopt a sustainable fiscal strategy and operating budget that is aligned with the strategic plan and drives district priorities”
Jun 22, 2022: Installation of Contactless Water Fountains
Jun 22, 2022: Spring Athletics Teams Capture City Titles
Jun 22, 2022: NBOE High School Vocal Jubilee Lifts Every Voice!
Jun 22, 2022: Newark High School Students Demonstrate Biliteracy
Jun 22, 2022: Class of 2022 Soars with $77 Million in College Scholarships and Ivy League & HBCU Acceptances
Jun 22, 2022: Be Kind to Your Mind
Jun 20, 2022: NJSIAA Awards NBOE Scholar-Athletes $500 Scholarships Jun 20, 2022: 2022 Cultural Immersion & Young Ambassador Fellowship Jun 17, 2022: Math Olympics Winners – 2022

Press Releases

Aug 18, 2022: Newark Public Schools are Ready to Go to Work!
Aug 10, 2022: Newark Board of Education Launches Our “Road Trip to Prekindergarten”
Aug 08, 2022: Newark Public Schools Wrap Up 2022 Summer Programming Jul 08, 2022: Newark School of Fashion & Design Freshman Student Wins 1st Place FCCLA National Fashion Competition
Jul 05, 2022: Newark Public Schools Open Summer Programs 2022
Jun 28, 2022: The Newark Board of Education Approves the Appointment of New Principals for the 2022-23 School Year
Jun 23, 2022: Newark Board of Education Salutes Graduates of 2021-22

 
 

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