On Friday, November 13, 2020, Governor Burgum issued Executive Order 2020-43, requiring face coverings be worn in all indoor public spaces regardless of social distancing. On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced an extension to this statewide mask mandate until at least January 18th. Students and staff will be required to wear face coverings at all times. The Governor also announced Wednesday that high school sports competitions will be allowed to resume December 14th with 25% capacity. Region 7 also decided to allow 2 fans per student/athlete traveling to out of town events.
On Friday, December 18, the music department will be recording the students performing the holiday songs they have been practicing this semester. Your students may choose to wear their holiday outfits or come to school in their usual clothes. These recordings will be made available at a later date. PLEASE NOTE: School will be dismissed at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 18.
On Thurs., Dec. 17, and Fri., Dec. 18, school-issued devices from K-12 students will be collected. They WILL NOT have devices during Christmas break from Dec. 18 to Jan. 2. Grade 3-12 computers will be checked for any user-installed software that was not on your computer when it was issued. Students are strongly encouraged to uninstall unauthorized software such a games, etc. on their own. If any unauthorized software is found after the devices are turned in, it will be removed, or the device will be wiped. Students in grades 9-12 will need to visit with Mrs. Witte individually or provide her with their login credentials. Any questions or concerns should be brought to Mrs. Witte. If your student uses the EDMENTUM platform for their distance learning, he or she will keep the device to continue to work during Christmas vacation. Do NOT turn the device into the office.
New England Public School is excited to expand the opportunity for fans of our programs to watch various events taking place in our school. There are some limitations for what can be streamed given location of the event and technology availability, but efforts are being made to get all events streamed. We have partnered with the NFHS Network to provide anyone access to all of our activities. You will need to create a single private account which will allow you to follow your favorite event from our facilities to any event scheduled on our network. The link below will allow any fan to access the NFHS network, establish an account and immediately have access to watch events on their computer or mobile device. The following link will allow you to create a New England High School NFHS subscription: www.nfhsnetwork.com/users/sign_up Once the account has been created, search for New England High and “Follow” the Tigers.
Dear Tiger’s Family: I want to thank all of you for the warm welcome and support that you provided to my brother Michael and I at this time last year. It is hard to believe that it has been a year since the passing of our brother Shawn. Your kindness and generosity were overwhelming, and I am ashamed to say that I am just getting around to properly thanking you. Many of you put monetary gifts in the cards that you brought to the service for Shawn and I have been attempting to properly thank those of you for whom I have addresses. However, many of you left cash and because I have no address, I have not been able to send proper notes. I want you to know how grateful our family is for your generosity. All the gifts that we received have been donated to a scholarship fund in Shawn’s name. The scholarship was established to assist recipients in attending local basketball camps. The fund is now at goal and it is our hope to be able to begin awarding scholarships as early as June 2021. I think this would make Shawn happy. He was devoted to his students and athletes and would be proud to know that his giving continues, thanks to the Tiger community. My brother Michael and I cannot thank you enough for the way that you supported us at such a difficult time and for the way you have honored Shawn’s memory in the school gym. Sincerely, Maureen Flaherty
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, New England Public School is planning an Academic Catch Up Day to give students in grades 5-12 the opportunity to improve their grades by getting caught up on their academic work. This work may include, but is not limited to, completing missing assignments, retaking quizzes, finishing essays, reading course material, completing enrichment activities, working on deficient skills, receiving tutoring etc. This is a great opportunity for students in grades 5-12 to improve their academic standing before the semester ends. Friday, December 11th has been identified as our Academic Catch Up Day. Our expectation is that this regular school day, for those students invited, is treated with a serious, strategic focus on students improving their academic standings before grades are finalized. Students eligible for the Academic Catch Up Day will be notified by their instructors. Students in grades Preschool thru fourth grade will have a normal school day.
Just a reminder, girls volleyball need to return their uniforms and travel gear tomorrow, Friday, December 4th during RTI.
Girl's volleyball players need to turn in their volleyball uniforms and the travel gear on Friday, December 4th during RTI. Coach Moody will be down and will meet with all the girls in the Home Ec Room.
Picture Day ID is EVT8FKX7J If you want to go online at mylifetouch.com
Tomorrow is picture retake day. The photographer will be ready to go around 8:30 in the morning. The photographer will not be here very long, so if you want pictures taken and you are a distance learner, please come in as soon as possible in the morning.
MathCounts practice will be in person at 7:00 am in the Computer room on Thursday, Dec 3. See you there!
I would like to remind everyone of a new change affecting all students and staff of New England Public Schools. On Friday, November 13, 2020, Governor Burgum issued Executive Order 2020-43, requiring: • face coverings be worn in all indoor public spaces regardless of social distancing; • face coverings be worn in all outdoor spaces where physical distancing of six feet or more is not possible; • postponement of all extracurricular events until December 14, 2020 • practice for extra-curricular events were postponed and will resume on November 30, 2020. Starting Monday, November 30, 2020, students and staff will be required to wear face coverings at all times, excluding lunch when students are eating. We will provide mask breaks for students throughout the day. Faculty, staff, and administration will work to identify those times and areas. We understand that this may be frustrating news to some of you, but we continue to ask for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. We will continue to update you as we get more information in the future.
Basketball practice schedule:
Girls Volleyball players, who have not yet handed in their warm-ups issued to them, must return them next week. Please drop them off at the office.
I would like to remind everyone of a new change affecting all students and staff of New England Public Schools. On Friday, November 13, 2020, Governor Burgum issued Executive Order 2020-43, requiring: • face coverings be worn in all indoor public spaces regardless of social distancing; • face coverings be worn in all outdoor spaces where physical distancing of six feet or more is not possible; • postponement of all extracurricular events until December 14, 2020 • practice for extra-curricular events were postponed and will resume on November 30, 2020 Starting Monday, November 30, 2020, students and staff will be required to wear face coverings at all times, excluding lunch when students are eating. We will provide mask breaks for students throughout the day. Faculty, staff, and administration will work to identify those times and areas. We understand that this may be frustrating news to some of you, but we continue to ask for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. We will continue to update you as we get more information in the future.
A message from our NEPS Booster Club: Tiger Wear order forms are due tomorrow the 24th? We cannot accept late orders to ensure Christmas arrival. We also need payment before any individual order is placed. If you can't drop off order forms at school, you may make arrangements for a no-contact drop off with Corrie or Julie Rafferty. Contact phone numbers are on the order form. Thank you!
Thank you to parents and students. Overall, we had much better contact with students compared to last spring. We have two more days of distance learning next week before Thanksgiving vacation begins. Make sure to check your email. There were a great number of notification letters sent out regarding quarantining. We will see most of our population back November 30; however, there are a number of students who will have to continue to quarantine into December. Please keep in mind we are mandated to wear masks when in the school building per the executive order by the governor. Preschool and kindergarten are exempt. Administration is working on a schedule to allow mask breaks during the school day. You will receive further guidance regarding this next week. While wearing masks is not a pleasant experience, it will cut down on the need to mass quarantine our students by only sending home those who have Covid or Covid-like symptoms.
North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has ordered a statewide mask mandate. The executive order was issued late Friday, November 13, 2020. The directive requires everyone to wear face coverings in indoor businesses and indoor public settings, as well as outdoor public settings where physical distancing is not possible. The order went into effect Saturday, November 14, 2020. On Monday, November 30, 2020 all students getting on a bus for school and all students entering school must wear a mask. Pre-school and kindergarten students are exempt from wearing a mask once they enter the building and go thru the proper health screening protocol. Mask breaks will be allowed during school when a student needs a break. At this time, all school activities have been postponed. The start of winter sports will be delayed until December 14, 2020. More information on postponements and winter activities will be forthcoming.
Teachers and students will have difficulty accessing Classlink at this time. Tech support is working diligently on the issue. We will keep you posted and apologize for the inconvenience and confusion. We hope it’s remedied soon. We will send notice as soon as it’s running again.
FREE COVID TESTING EVENTS IN DICKINSON: Old Whiting Building/True Value—North of Runnings—Garage Drive through at 528 21st St W Monday, November 16: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 17: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 18: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. DSU Campus Walk-In at the Student Center Ballroom (Mask required) Thursday November 19: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please pre-register at: Testreg.nd.gov