School Closings

 As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Wolf has ordered all Pennsylvania schools to remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year.    For additional details about the Governor's order, click HERE.  Continue to check our NCASD website for more information as it becomes available.  Thank you!

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In an effort to support you with your child's virtual learning experience, please refer to the links below, which include useful Google Classroom resources, important answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and contact numbers for additional assistance/support: 

 

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Please click HERE to view the REVISED 2019-20 school calendar. 
Continuity of Education Plan 2020
 
Act 13 of 2020 requires public school entities to submit a Continuity of Education Plan to the Pennsylvania Department of Education no later than April 17, 2020. Click HERE to view NCASD's Continuity of Education Plan.
Virtual Board Meeting Information
 
The New Castle Area School District will hold a virtual public board meeting (budget presentation) on Monday, May 26, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.  Instructions for participation will be posted HERE, so please check back for additional details.  Thank you! 
#RemakeTomorrow
 
"What can we do today to make tomorrow a more promising place?"
 
 
 
This week school communities around the globe will begin sharing their voices on this very question as @RemakeLearning launches its Tomorrow campaign on Friday, May 22nd...and NCASD has been asked to join in on the conversation!   

Inspired in many ways by Fred Rogers' empathetic, child-centered, and unique approach to learning, the Tomorrow campaign endeavors to explore how we can #RemakeTomorrow, "where youth, families, and educators connect timeless ideas and new ways of learning to prepare for what comes next, no matter what tomorrow might bring." 

To learn more about the Tomorrow campaign, which runs from May - October 2020, check out this 30-second video teaser , along with this blog post by Greg Behr, "The Beginning of Something Else."  
 
How can we work together to make tomorrow a better place for ALL learners? Let's join the national conversation and share our voices about how we can #RemakeTomorrow so that we can help each other prepare for whatever the future may bring.   Our youth are counting on us!  

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

As a result of Governor Tom Wolf's order for all schools in Pennsylvania to close due to concerns regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all NCASD schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic yearWe will be providing updates via our district website, as well as our Alert Now phone messaging system, as more information becomes available.   
 
All District-related coronavirus updates will be posted below.  For additional current and accurate information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), including useful  (curated by NCASD Guidance Counselors) resources for students related to Coping With Stress and Anxiety, please click the MORE+ link below.  
 
Thank you again for your continued patience and cooperation as we navigate this situation.
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May 25th Update - Senior Locker Clean-Out

Please click HERE to view the Senior Locker Clean-Out schedule.

May 21st Update - Light Up Night!

Friday, May 22nd is "Light Up Night!" We encourage all Seniors to display their yard signs, light them up, decorate their porches, and enjoy as the community drives around and beeps in support of them! Faculty and staff will follow a police escort as we travel around the city!
 
 

May 20th Update - Baccalaureate

We welcome all Seniors and their families to join us for a night of fellowship and reflection as the Class of 2020 prepares to graduate. 

 

May 15th Update - REVISED Commencement Plans

Please click HERE to view Mr. Litrenta's letter outlining our revised plans for Commencement.

May 12th Update - Cap and Gown Distribution for Seniors

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April 29th Update - Virtual Learning Grading Information

Please click HERE for an update from  Mrs. DeBlasio regarding virtual learning grading information.  
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April 22nd Update - Revised Grocery Distribution Schedule

Please click the +MORE link below to view a revised schedule for food and grocery distribution times and sites moving forward.  Thank you!
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April 13th Update - Senior End-of-Year Activities & Personal Items in Lockers

Click HERE for an updated message from Mrs. DeBlasio regarding Senior end-of-year activities and retrieval of personal belongings from lockers.
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April 16th Update - Distribution of NC Teddy Bears

On Monday April 20, 2020, the New Castle Police Department will be handing out NC Bears. They will be following the breakfast and lunch schedules. Come get your breakfast and lunch and pick up your NC Teddy Bear. Put it on display so families around the city can participate in a bear scavenger hunt.  For additional information about this special event, click the MORE+ link below.
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April 3rd Update #1 - Letter to Parents About Virtual Learning

Please click HERE to read the letter from Mrs. DeBlasio regarding the District's Virtual Learning.
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April 3rd Update #2 - Virtual Learning Guide for Parents

Please click HERE to access a guide for parents regarding Virtual Learning, as well as Frequently Asked Questions.
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March 30th Update - Food Distribution Times & Locations

PLEASE NOTE: Effective Monday, March 30th, we have updated our times and locations in order to distribute food to more of our children. STARTING THE WEEK OF APRIL 20TH AND MOVING FORWARD, we will deliver 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches every Monday and 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches every Wednesday. There will be no deliveries or pick-ups of breakfasts or lunches on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday. This does NOT impact the dinner program. If your child is part of the backpack program, please let one of our staff members know on Wednesday deliveries. Furthermore, per a new USDA waiver, students need not be present to receive a meal; a parent/guardian can pick up a meal for every child in their home. Click MORE + below to view times and locations, which have not changed since the March 30th update.  Thank you!

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March 29th Update - Letter from Mrs. DeBlasio Regarding Additional Food Service Sites

Please click HERE to read Mrs. DeBlasio's recent letter to parents/guardians regarding additional food service sites that will be offered starting Monday, March 30th.  You can find an updated and current list of all New Castle Area School District food distribution locations and times HERE.
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March 24th Update - Parent/Student Update Letter From Mrs. DeBlasio

Please click HERE to read the letter referenced by Mrs. DeBlasio in tonight's Alert Now phone message.
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March 19th Update - Online Learning Resources for Home

Click the links below to access a list of online learning resources for grades K-6 and 7-12, which can be utilized at home by students and parents in an effort to provide educational continuity:
 
 
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March 18th Update #1- Message to Parents/Guardians from Mrs. DeBlasio

Please click HERE for an updated message for parents/guardians from Mrs. DeBlasio, which includes answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) that have been posed in response to the closure.  
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March 15th Update

Please click HERE to read an important message from Mrs. DeBlasio regarding school closures, which includes locations and times for food distribution during this shut-down. UPDATED MARCH 29TH - You can find an updated and current list of all New Castle Area School District food distribution locations and times HERE.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Letter

Please click HERE for an important message for parents and guardians from Mrs. DeBlasio regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and precautions.
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Safe2Say Something

New Castle Junior/Senior High School is pleased to announce its implementation of Safe2Say Something. Safe2Say Something is a new tip line mandated by the state of Pennsylvania that allows students to report at-risk behaviors, warning signs, etc. anonymously. 
 
Please click HERE for general information regarding Safe2Say Something.
 
Please click HERE to view the parent brochure.  
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