New England Public School is currently seeking a reliable and dedicated person to maintain our facilities. We take great pride in the external and internal appearance of our facility and see it as a reflection of our school and community. The school custodian plays an essential role in maintaining the building and physical plant, and supporting a learning environment that promotes health, attitude and pride of students. In addition to regular building maintenance functions, the school custodian provides direct support to classroom teachers in set up and maintenance of furniture and equipment. The school custodian also serves as a role model for students by displaying a professional, courteous, and helpful nature. To apply for this position, please contact Kelly Koppinger at 701-579-4160.
On Friday, February 26th, there will only be a varsity boys basketball game. The game will start at 6:00 PM. Seniors will be introduced prior to the start of the varsity game.
New England Public School will be hosting a public forum on Wednesday, March 3rd to discuss the results of the football and track co-op survey. The meeting will be in the New England Public School gymnasium starting at 6:00 PM.
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 electrical transfer for the building project will be occurring on March 4 & March 5, so there will be NO SCHOOL on those days.
Just a reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, February 24, due to mandatory staff training. There will be NO PRESCHOOL on Friday, February 26, due to additional mandatory training for PreK staff.
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.
Please mark your calendar! There will be NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, February 24, due to mandatory suicide prevention training for teachers and paraprofessionals.
Looking for a great job? New England Public School is looking for custodial help. The school system will provide training for this position. We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated, and reliable team member who has a passion to make a difference in serving our school community. We would love for you to be a part of our Building and Grounds team. If you have an interest in helping in our Maintenance Department, have questions, up to the challenge, seeking a good wage for your time spent and work well with children, please call the District Office at 579-4160. Ask to speak to Kelly Koppinger, Superintendent.
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.
Athletic Calendar Update: A&B GBB hosts Hazen at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 21. A&B GBB hosts New Salem at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, followed by A&B BBB at 4:00 p.m.
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.
Athletic calendar update: There will be a C SQUAD GBB game in Bowman at the high school at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, January 19. The girls will be dismissed at 2:20 with the bus departing at 2:30 PM.
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.
Hunter Safety classes begin TODAY at 6:00 PM. Your student MUST BE 11 years of age by December 31, 2021. Class is in the VoAg room. Sign up online at ND Game & Fish website under Hunter Education and New England.