District News
January 2017 Citizens of the Month
Every month, Newark City Schools honors about 28 students from grades 4 through 12 in every school as our Citizens of the Month. Students are chosen for what they do both inside and outside of the classroom.

Also every month, a different group from one of our schools performs for students and their families. This month, the Ben Franklin Elementary Chorale performed for the families. Thank you to the Newark Kiwanis Club for sponsoring this month's lunch. Congratulations to the January 2017 Citizens of the Month. Find a Facebook photo gallery of the afternoon here.
 
Boys basketball plays Westerville South at Ohio Dominican on Jan. 28, no presale available
The Newark Wildcat boys' basketball team is playing Westerville South at Ohio Dominican at 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. There will be NO PRESALE tickets in the district athletic office. Tickets must be purchased at the door. 
Register now for Triple P Parenting Seminar on Feb. 9
The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 9, at the Licking County Family YMCA. The Power of Positive Parenting Seminar will help equip parents to create an environment that encourages kids to learn, have reasonable expectations for kids and help kids to take responsibility for their actions. The YMCA will provide food and beverages, a free gift card raffle and free childcare for ages 7 and under, if parents are registered by Feb. 3. Parents can register for the seminar by Feb. 3 by calling (740) 522-1234, ext. 22, or emailing TriplePseminar@hotmail.com. Learn more about the program at this link. 
School year calendar for 2017-18 now available
The full school calendar for the 2017-18 school year is now available. Please click here to access the entire calendar. The first day of school will be on Thurs., Aug. 17, and the last day will be Thurs., May 24. If you still need to check dates for the current school year, you can also click on this link. 
SafeStop app is Available for district bus riders
SafeStop is a free, easy-to-use mobile app that features neighborhood maps and a MapView bus locator so you’ll never have to guess when the bus will arrive at your bus stop! Using GPS technology, the app updates every 30 seconds to help you better plan your busy day. In addition, you can have up to two user names per account to share access between parents or caregivers. Please click this link to find more information about how to download the app and add your student's information to it. Click here to head straight to the registration page. 
District Financial Reports now available for Fiscal Year 2016
The Popular (PAFR) and Comprehensive (CAFR) Annual Financial Reports are now available on our district website. These reports offer a view of Newark City Schools' finances. The CAFR gives more detail, while the PAFR gives a more generalized overview of district finances. Access the PAFR at this link, and the CAFR at this link. 
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Upcoming Events
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Pre-OMEA Orchestra Concert
Thu Feb 9 2017
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16
Two-Hour Late Arrival
Thu Feb 16 2017
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20
No School: Presidents' Day
Mon Feb 20 2017
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2
Two-Hour Late Arrival
Thu Mar 2 2017
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27
Spring Break
Mon Mar 27 2017
to Fri Mar 31 2017
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