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Schools open new year

Published: August 9, 2017 12:00 AM

The Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District will begin the 2017-2018 school year on Monday, Aug. 21, for all staff. The first day for students will be Wednesday, Aug. 23. Students attending classes at Buckeye Career Center will begin on Monday, Aug. 21, for new students and Aug. 22 for all students.

School starting and closing times are: East Elementary School (Grades K-1) at 8:30 a.m. and 2:50 p.m.; West Elementary School (Grades 2-5) at 8:15 a.m. and 2:55 p.m.; Newcomerstown Middle School (Grades 6-8) at 8:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; and Newcomerstown High School (Grades 9-12) at 8:15 a.m. and 3:07 p.m. Students that walk to school should not arrive before 8 a.m. Parents are reminded to call the school absence line at 498-4086 to report their child absent from school.

Cafeteria prices will be as follows:

Breakfast cost is free for all grade levels.

Lunch cost for Newcomerstown Elementary School (K-5) is free.

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Newcomerstown Middle School (6-8) is $2.80 and reduced price is .40 cents.

Newcomerstown High School (9-12) is $2.80 and reduced price is .40 cents.

Extra milk is .75 cents and adult meals cost $3.

The Administrative Staff for the 2017-2018 School Year includes:

Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Jeff Staggs

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East Elementary School Principal, Mr. Brian Collins,

West Elementary School Principal, Mrs. Erin Peoples

Newcomerstown Middle School Principal, Mr. Jason Peoples

Newcomerstown High School Principal, Mr. Josh Branch

Newcomerstown High School Assistant Principal, Mr. Dirk Gadd.

The Technology Coordinator for the district is Mr. Shawn Dakin. The Newcomerstown High School Guidance Counselor is Mrs. Kendra Gerber.

The annual back to school packet includes: Emergency Medical Authorization Forms, Free and Reduced Lunch Forms, Payment of Student Fees, and Early Dismissal Forms. They can be completed on the Online Parent Portal called One View or the paper forms will be sent home with students on the first day of school. Please complete no later than Aug. 28.

School insurance forms are available on the district's website.

Every Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District School Bus passed inspection by the Ohio Highway Patrol in June. Students in second through eighth Grade who live in the East Elementary School end of town can walk to the East Elementary School in the morning and ride a bus from East Elementary School to the West Elementary School or to Newcomerstown Middle School. Kindergarten and First Grade students who live in the west end of town can walk to the West Elementary School in the morning and ride a bus from the West Elementary School to the East Elementary School. School buses will not pick up students within the borders of the village unless a student is physically handicapped. The out-of-town bus routes will remain the same as last year. Some minor bus route changes may occur after the start of the school year. If you have questions about a particular bus route, please call the Superintendent's Office at 498-8373 or the Newcomerstown Schools Bus Garage at 498-5507. Students riding the bus to the Buckeye Career Center should be at Newcomerstown High School by 6:50 a.m.


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