Posted on May 29, 2020


We are in the midst of a national emergency and we are committed to making decisions that are not only in the best interest of our students, faculty, and staff but also ensuring that those decisions are in the best interest of our national health and security.


None of us know what the coming weeks will bring. What we can commit to is focusing on making the right decisions as challenges arise and continuing to help, as opportunities present themselves. Our teachers stand ready to answer your questions and support your needs. Just as we know that this crisis will pass, we are certain that Newark Catholic High School will stand proud of how we rose to the challenges and put our communities and each other first


Our top priority is always the health and safety of all our students, faculty, and staff. As such, we continue to monitor information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Please refer to this page frequently for the latest announcements and updates about Newark Catholic High School regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Senior Events:

Newark Catholic Baccalaureate Mass – May 26, 6:15 PM Live Stream
Newark Catholic Virtual Graduation Ceremony – May 31, 2:00 PM – CLICK HERE TO VIEW
Class of 2020 Parade – May 31, 5:00 PM – see details here
Senior Reception – June 1, 6:00 PM – see details here
We encourage you to subscribe and bookmark our Newark Catholic YouTube Channel, as this is where we will be live streaming Baccalaureate Mass on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:15 and where you will find The Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony on May 31 at 2 PM.
So not to miss a thing, make sure you subscribe and sign up for notifications for when we go live.
From the Diocese:

Please join Bishop Robert J. Brennan as he celebrates a Baccalaureate Mass for all Catholic seniors in the Diocese of Columbus on Wednesday, May 27, at 7:00 pm.   Bishop Brennan is honored to share in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and offer his message of love and support to the Class of 2020, their families, and our diocesan community of faith.  A brief video highlighting our 11 diocesan high schools will be shown before Mass begins. 

All will be live-streamed from Saint Joseph Cathedral, beginning at 7:00 pm, through any of these platforms:


Diocese of Columbus website:

Diocese of Columbus YouTube Channel:

Office of Catholic Schools YouTube Channel:

Diocese of Columbus Boxcast:


We hope you will join Bishop and all of the faithful on May 27, and may God continue to bless the Class of 2020!


End-of-Year Senior Events Newsletter – May 14, 2020

End-of-Year Senior Events Newsletter – May 8, 2020

Academic Updates:


2020 Yearbooks: Order online at



Thursday, May 14Summer Physical Education Information


Parent Newsletter – May 21, 2020

Parent NewsletterMay 8, 2020

Parent NewsletterMay 1, 2020

Parent NewsletterApril 2020


Friday, April 24 – Remote Learning Documents

Clarification and Explanation of Remote Learning Procedures

Newark Catholic’s Virtual Communication Procedures and Acceptable Use Policy


Thursday, April 9Letter from Superintendent, Adam Dufault regarding high school graduation.


Friday, April 3 – Letter to Parents from Miss Hill


Thursday, April 2  Earlier this week, Governor DeWine announced plans to extend the current school-building closure through Friday, May 1.

In a new video message, State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria addresses the Governor’s extension of this order and discusses the impact this will have to help flatten the curve during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also shares his gratitude to Ohio’s education community for ensuring that educational supports continue during this time.


More information and updates
For updates, information, and answers to the list of Ohio Dept of Education frequently asked questions, please visit  


Monday, March 16 NCHS campus closed until further notice.


Monday, March 16 Newark Catholic began conducting remote instruction. The end of the Third Quarter was March 20th. ALL NCHS activities, including athletics, theater, music, clubs, and retreats, have been suspended until further notice.


March 23 – March 27  Regularly scheduled Spring Break


After Spring Break, March 30 – April 3  The Fourth Academic Quarter will begin and remote instruction will resume on March 30th and continue through April 3rd, or until further notice.


Please do not hesitate to encourage your student to reach out to their teachers through Google Classroom for clarification on any assignments or procedures. Each Google Classroom student account also has a parent email associated it with. We encourage you to also communicate when necessary to your student’s teachers.


Ohio Department of Education
ODE Remote Learning Resource Guide to assist parents, families, and caregivers as they navigate the world of remote learning during Ohio’s ordered school-building closure.


State Testing – with the passage of HB 197 and the approval of federal waiver requests, new information about State Testing during the Ordered School-Building Closure has been made available to help explain the latest developments.


Diocese of Columbus – Resources for Parents

Faith-Based and Community Resources for Parents and Families


Faith Formation Resources:

Campus Ministry Newsletters
April 5 Edition I – Holy Week

April 14Edition II

April 30Edition III

May 8Edition IV

May 14Edition V

May 22Edition VI


Friday, May 1Intercession and Protection of Our Lady – May 1, 2020


During these difficult times, we all continue to look for ways to remain close to Jesus, his Blessed Mother, and his Church. Following is a list of resources that may be helpful to you and your family.


Thursday, April 9 A National Moment of Prayer on Good Friday is being organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Please click on this link for information, and spread the word:


Other Faith Formation Links: The US Conference of Catholic Bishops Website for daily readings, prayer resources, and daily mass live streams Ascension Press offers tremendous resources for Bible studies, podcasts, and videos Word on Fire offers many different sources, from daily live streamed mass to articles and videos. Many parishes have accounts, so please check with your parish.

The Magnificat – Free

Magnificat For Kids – Free

Catholic Sprouts – Join over 3,000 Catholic Families and Classrooms that tune in daily to Catholic Sprouts, the 5-minute daily podcast for Catholic Kids

Growing Up Catholic – Navigating Coronavirus with your Kids

Catholic Family Faith

Catholic Brain – Catholic Faith Formation Platform for Students, Parents, Catechist & Teachers. Access over 5000 video lessons, ebooks, interactive games & quizzes. Free trial through Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19


Parenting Links:

ODE – Supporting Your Child During Ohio’s School-Building Closure

National Association of School Psychologists – Talking to Your Child about COVID-19

NPR – Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus

WOSU Classroom


COVID-19 Health Resources:

CDC Coronavirus Information

Licking County Board of Health

Ohio Department of Health


NCHS Athletic Updates:

Wednesday, April 8

Per Nationwide Children’s Hospital — Governor DeWine’s most recent STAY AT HOME order that extends to May 1st along with Dr. Acton’s indications that Coronavirus peak is likely to hit in early-mid May make it appropriate for the safety of our athletes and our community to cancel all Sports Physicals currently scheduled in May and early June. Although we are hopeful we will be able to reschedule the Physicals sometime in late summer, the course of the virus is unknown. The directives of the Governor, Dr. Acton, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be our guiding influence. We would like to stay in open discussions with you, and review in mid- May the best plan moving forward for this year’s Physicals. Thank you for your understanding of the need to cancel them at this time. ~Meredith Koehler, MS, ATC, AT, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine


Spring sports at Newark Catholic High School have been suspended indefinitely. No games or practices are allowed. The affected programs are baseball, softball, and track & field. When further athletic updates are available, they will be posted here.


Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Updates:

The Traditional EdChoice Scholarship priority application period will begin at 8:00 am on April 1st, 2020, and will close at 11:59 pm on May 30th, 2020. For incoming freshmen and transfer students, enrollment at Newark Catholic must be completed before the ODE application can be entered.

For the most current information regarding 2020-2021 Traditional EdChoice Scholarships please visit ODE here.