School News


April 1, 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).

Academic Updates:

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.


NCHS Athletic Updates:

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.


Diocese of Columbus – Resources for Parents

Faith-Based and Community Resources for Parents and Families


Faith Formation Resources:

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. 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 of 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