PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE FREQUENTLY FOR COVID-19 UPDATES
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).
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: www.columbuscatholic.org
Diocese of Columbus YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/DioceseOfColumbus1868
Office of Catholic Schools YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgeuWVI-_rMrqiGtWfbKmYA/videos?view_as=subscriber
Diocese of Columbus Boxcast: https://boxcast.tv/view/2020-virtual-baccalaureate-mass-535199
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
2020 Yearbooks: Order online at www.jostens.com
School Closet Uniform Sale: SCHOOL CLOSET WEBSITE SCHOOL UNIFORMS ON SALE THROUGH JUNE 15 COUPON CODE: 25SALE
Thursday, May 14 – Summer Physical Education Information
Parent Newsletter – May 21, 2020
Parent Newsletter – May 8, 2020
Parent Newsletter – May 1, 2020
Parent Newsletter – April 2020
Friday, April 24 – Remote Learning Documents
Thursday, April 9 – Letter 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 education.ohio.gov/coronavirus
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 14 – Edition II
April 30 – Edition III
May 8 – Edition IV
May 14 – Edition V
May 22 – Edition VI
Friday, May 1 — Intercession 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: http://www.usccb.org/news/
Other Faith Formation Links:
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 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
COVID-19 Health Resources:
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.