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Looking Forward 8/9/21

Welcome back to school!  We are so happy to see our students in person (or at least most of them).  Mrs. Manuel is working diligently to finalize student schedules.  Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Morrobel are making great progress with laptop distribution.  Mr. Sims is handling applications for parking passes.  The teachers are doing an excellent job engaging students in learning course material through interactive lessons and thought-provoking activities.  It is going to be another great year here at New Century.  We are so happy to have you all join us for the adventure.

COVID Precautions

The students are doing a great job wearing masks in the building.  We really appreciate the cooperation as we all work together to try to keep the virus from spreading in our building.  When anyone in the building tests positive for COVID, an email will be sent to anyone in class with the person.   The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) will notify anyone directly exposed to the impacted individual and provide guidance on whether quarantining might be warranted.

We encourage you to monitor yourselves and your family for the following symptoms: fever, cough, body aches, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, or sudden loss of taste or smell. Anyone who develops one or more of these symptoms is advised to contact their doctor or nearest urgent care for guidance. 

If your student tests positive for COVID, please notify the school nurse immediately .  If a student is unable to attend class due to COVID concerns (such as exhibiting possible COVID symptoms or being quarantined), please email Ms. Lightfoot to let her know so attendance can be marked appropriately.  All classwork will be posted in Schoology so students can keep up with their schoolwork. 

PTSA

The PTSA is off to a great start this year.  I hope you were able to visit their table at Orientation.  Visit our online store to pay your membership dues or order school gear.  Your support and involvement are greatly appreciated!

Tip of the Week

Be kind.

As we begin a new school year it is important to treat each other with kindness.  Kindness can help you make connections which may lead to new friendships, a better understanding of others, or just make someone smile.  Kindness can be contagious, and your simple kindness may ultimately impact many others. Kindness can help relieve anxiety and depression, promote a sense of worth, and generate a feeling of belonging.  Be kind to yourself as well by thinking positive thoughts about yourself, recognizing the great things you have done, and forgiving yourself when you make a mistake.  Spread a little kindness every day. 

“We rise by lifting others.” Robert Ingersoll