Three announcements for Monday, April 19: ***Sports physical paperwork is due TODAY at NOON. ***Love & Logic class begins TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. at the school. If you are interested in attending, they will accept late registration today. Please call Julie at the school office this morning. ***Sports Picture Day will be on Tuesday, April 20. Order forms are still available in the office.
It’s wear red, white, and blue day tomorrow. The track meets on Monday and Tuesday of this week have been cancelled.
All sports physical paperwork is due in the school office by Monday, April 19th by noon. If we don't have the paperwork by then, your student will have to make their own arrangements for physicals.
We are celebrating the FFA next week with some dress-up days. On Monday, wear red, white, & blue. On Tuesday, wear the color of your favorite tractor brand. It is hat day on Wednesday. Wear flannel or camouflage on Thursday. Friday is blue & gold day.
Trinity Elementary Volleyball Triangular April 13, 2021 at Trinity High School Trinity--- Games will begin at 4:00PM with a rolling schedule.----- Locker rooms are not provided. --- All teams and fans will use the West gym doors, entering through Door 7. - Admission will be Adults - $3 and Students - $2. --- Limited concessions will be available. - Games on the South Court are live streamed on Trinity's NFHS network.
On Friday, April 23, there will be NO SCHOOL for students in Grades PreK, kindergarten, first, second, third, and fourth to allow for mandatory training for staff of students in those grades. Training is scheduled to continue the following Monday, April 26, for ALL staff, so there will be no school for ANY students that day.
Are you interested in becoming a Love & Logic parent? New England School is hosting West Dakota Parent & Family Resource Center on four consecutive Monday's beginning on April 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Love & Logic teaches respect, responsibility, and self-discipline in the home and school. Learn how to deal with disrespectful behaviors. Teach kids to listen the first time. Show kids that whining and bickering do not pay. To register call 701-456-007 no later than Thursday, April 15. You may also register online at www.westdakotaparent.org
TRACK UPDATE: There is NO meet on Monday, April 12, or Tuesday, April 13, and the meet scheduled for Thursday, April 15, has been postponed to Saturday, April 17. Students in grades 5-12 will be having a quarter catch-up day on Friday, April 16. NEPS will be attending the MATH MEET in Lemmon, SD, on Friday, April 23. Congratulations to Mr. Heupel & his choir members on their wonderful achievements at the vocal festival on Saturday.
Spring Sports Pictures have been postponed until Tuesday, April 20.
Congratulations to our Agronomy and Ag Sales Teams who both earned 1st place at the Hettinger contest this weekend.
Here is the final tally for our Community Survey for the changes proposed to our football and track co-op. We had 160 respondents to our survey. Upon review, of the results Mott/Regent received, both communities were in favor of the same name, Hettinger County, the same mascot, Huskies, and the same color scheme, Blue/gray/and white. Our next plan is to have community forums to discuss the proposed changes. Mott/Regent will host theirs on February 24th - 5:00 PM in Mott and 7:00 PM in Regent. New England will host on March 3rd at 6:00 PM in the New England gymnasium.
The NE FFA chapter has had a strong start to our winter judging season. Our first event was held at DSU, with the Agronomy team, and Ag Sales Team both earning 1st place! Our Livestock students earned 7th and 11th place individually.
Here is the final tally for our Community Survey for the changes proposed to our football and track co-op. We had 160 respondents to our survey. Upon review, of the results Mott/Regent received, both communities were in favor of the same name, Hettinger County, the same mascot, Huskies, and the same color scheme, Blue/gray/and white. Our next plan is to have community forums to discuss the proposed changes. Mott/Regent will host theirs on February 24th - 5:00 PM in Mott and 7:00 PM in Regent. New England will host on March 3rd at 6:00 PM.
After surveying our school community and reviewing the data from the NDDoH, administration has decided to ease our mask policy. The more than 80% drop in active COVID-19 cases since mid-November heavily influenced our decision not to extend the mandate. We still strongly encourage the usage of masks and students WILL continue to need to wear their masks when entering the cafeteria. There will be instances where they need to wear masks on buses. Also, teachers may request students wear them in their classrooms when underlying health conditions are a concern for that classroom and social distancing isn't possible. We expect students to be respectful of this request to ensure the safety of others. We need to continue to wash our hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or inside of elbow, throw the tissue away, and then wash hands. If your child is sick, please keep them home. They can still attend class via remote learning. Teachers will define their classroom expectations to their students. In the event, we see another outbreak, we may need to go back to our mask mandate.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION!! Pandemic EBT Benefits – Verify Student Information You may be eligible to receive a Pandemic-EBT benefit. This benefit is for families of school-age children who no longer have access to free or reduced-price school meals due to school closures or reduced attendance. Your contact information must be verified with the school before benefits will be issued. Please contact Tamara Volk to verify your information by, Monday January 24, 2021.
North Dakota's statewide mask mandate expired Monday, January 18, 2021 after Gov. Doug Burgum and his administration declined to extend it. However, the CDC and NDDoH still strongly encourages residents to wear masks when social distancing cannot be maintained. At this time, New England Public School will require masks until administration, faculty, and staff can more clearly define our mask policy moving forward.
Just a reminder, the boys basketball game scheduled for today, Saturday, January 16th will start at 2:00 PM. The junior varsity game is only scheduled for two quarters. The varsity game will start earlier than expected because of the shortened junior varsity game.
Just a reminder, on Monday, January 18th New England Public School will not be in session. The girls basketball team will be traveling to Beach with the first game starting at 4:00 PM.
The boys basketball games scheduled for tonight, Thursday, January 14th have been postponed until tomorrow, Friday, January 15th. Start times to be determined.
The 7&8 GBB game against Hettinger-Scranton scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, has been cancelled.