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Dear New Roots Families,

Welcome to the new school year! As we stand on the threshold of the next 10 years at New Roots, I am writing to offer information and reflections about the new school year ahead.  

Our first day of classes at New Roots will be Wednesday, September 4.  School will be in session for all students from 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. every day this week.  Students will review their schedules in Crew on Wednesday and have an opportunity to add or drop courses according to their needs or interests.  Instruction will begin in all academic courses on the first day. Please contact Remanu Steele at rsteele@newrootsschool.org if you have any scheduling questions. 

Our annual Sense of Place orientation intensive will be scheduled for later this fall, to allow students and teachers an opportunity to settle into the rhythms of our new schedule.

Our lobby hours will be from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. this year, with after school program offerings scheduled from 4:00-5:00 p.m. four days per week. Students will receive a schedule of after school offerings during Crew this week.  After school programming will begin the week of September 9.  

This has been a summer of staffing transitions at New Roots, but despite the changes, 76% of our 17 teachers are returning with one or more years of New Roots teaching experience, and of our four new teachers, 75% have a decade or more of teaching experience. And 100% are exactly the right people for the good work ahead!  I am so inspired by the plans that this powerful, professional team of educators has for the new school year ahead. Visit the faculty and staff page on our website to learn more about our New Roots staff members, new and old.

As always, I welcome hearing from you.  Please reply to this email with your questions, concerns, and ideas to get the conversation started.

So excited for the new school year,
 

Tina

 

Tina Nilsen-Hodges
Founder and Principal

Growing Students for a Just and Sustainable Future
www.newrootsschool.org

NRCS Events & Meetings Calendars
2019-2020

For the 2019-2020 school year, we have confirmed the majority of our school events and meeting dates in advance of the school year. We will notify the community when additional events are added.

We have 4 places where you can stay connected to the dates that have been scheduled:
  1. Google Calendar: We created a new public google calendar with school events, meetings, holidays, etc for the 2019-2020 school year. You can add the new calendar to your digital calendar by clicking on this link: NRCS EVENTS & MEETINGS CALENDAR 2019-2020
  2. Website Calendar: All school events and holidays are posted to our WEBSITE CALENDAR
  3. Lobby Screen: Our 8 upcoming school events and holidays are posted daily on the calendar of events on our digital lobby screen for all students, staff, and visitors.
  4. Newt's News: You will receive monthly newsletters like this one with a "Save the Dates" section at the end of the newsletter (see below) reminding you of what's next.
Feel free to contact me (Michael Mazza) (mmazza@newrootsschool.org / 916.842.1842) with any questions.
 

Save the Dates...

September 4th
First day of school! (9am - 4pm @ New Roots)
Doors open at 8am for all students
September 16th
Portrait Day w/ Lifetouch (9am - 4pm @ New Roots)
September 17th
Board of Trustees Meeting (6 - 7:30pm @ New Roots)
MORE INFO
September 27th
Curriculum Night (7 - 8pm @ New Roots)
October 1st
Soccer Game vs William George Agency (4:30 - 6pm @ William George Agency)
WGA Address: 24 McDonald Rd, Freeville, NY 13068
October 3rd
Soccer Game vs Blessed Virgin Mary (4:30 - 6pm @ Blessed Virgin Mary)
BVM Address: 2656 Warners Rd, Warners, NY 13164
October 3rd
Family Action Committee Meeting (5:30 - 6:30pm @ New Roots)
Please join us to learn how you can contribute to our school community
October 5th
Community Harvest Picnic (2 - 5pm @ Stewart Park Large Pavilion) 
School community potluck welcoming all families to the new school year
October 8th
Soccer Game vs Blessed Virgin Mary (4:30 - 6pm @ Blessed Virgin Mary)
BVM Address: 2656 Warners Rd, Warners, NY 13164
October 14th
Indigenous People's Day - NO SCHOOL! 
October 15th
Board of Trustees Meeting (6 - 7:30pm @ New Roots)
MORE INFO
October 17th
Family / Student / Teacher Conference Day (9am - 4:30pm @ New Roots)
Crew leaders will send you a sign-up form to confirm the time of your conference
October 17th
Soccer Game vs William George Agency (4:30 - 6pm @ William George Agency)
WGA Address: 24 McDonald Rd, Freeville, NY 13068
October 24th
Portrait Day (make-up) w/ Lifetouch (9am - 4pm @ New Roots)
October 25th
Staff Development Day - NO SCHOOL! 
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