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A NOTE FROM TOM MESSINGER

Cardinals,

The Newton Community School District would like to extend a big thank you to all of our Cardinal Families for making the first semester successful in unprecedented times. As we start the spring semester of the 2020-2021 school year we are seeing close to 90% of our students in person five days per week. We are very proud of the fact we have implemented a “Return to Learn” plan which did not witness alarge number of absences due to the COVID-19 pandemic.In fact, our average daily attendance for students was close to one percent higher than last year at this point.Our mitigation efforts and our practices appear to have been successful -and your support played an enormous role.

We will continue to follow our plan and utilize our strategies to look out for the safety of our students and staff.Through the wearing of masks, social distancing when possible, and mitigation efforts the Newton Community School District will work to finish strong in our 2020-2021 school year and prepare for a new start next fall.

Last time I reported vaccination phase 1B would begin shortly and educators would be eligible to receive vaccinations.This has been delayed.The State of Iowa has received far fewer vaccinations than anticipated and must place the process on pause until more doses are available.This does not change our course of action with educating our students.We have a plan and we will continue to follow and monitor it.

If you have any questions about our Return to Learn Plan or our updated calendarplease contact me at 641.792.5809 (Option 5) or messingert@newtoncsd.org.I will be happy to speak with you and answer your questions.Again, we are excited to have our students back and eager to see them five days a week.

Yours truly,

Tom Messinger, Superintendent

Newton Community School District


Newton Schools Work to Make Virtual Learning a Success 

At Newton we have taken on the challenge of virtual learning and helped our teachers rise to the challenge. It has been a year of growth, but we are happy to say that we have provided students, teachers, and parents with the tools for a successful Distance Learning program. 

Building a Stronger Team On and Off the Field 

These teammates have built a strong relationship on and off the field. From teammates, to friends, to brothers, they have shown the importance of teamwork and family in Newton. 


Teacher Feature

Jeremy has proved to be an excellent teacher at Newton Senior High. He is enthusiastic about being the best teacher for his students, and provides support outside of the classroom with before and after school groups. Check out how Jeremy is setting the bar high for math teachers in Newton Community School District! 

January 30th

  • Bowling: Girls and Boys Varsity Invitational vs. Norwalk @ Val Lanes Recreation Center (10:00am)
  • Wrestling: Varsity Conference Meet @ Newton High School Gym-Upper (10:00am)
  • Swimming: Boys Varsity Conference Meet @ Boone High School (12:00 pm)
  • Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Centerville @ Newton High School Gym-Upper (6:30pm)
  • HS- State Show Choir/Jazz Band (7:00pm)
  • Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Centerville @ Newton High School Gym-Upper

February 1st

  • Basketball: Girls JV 1 Game vs. Oskaloosa at Newton High School Gym-Upper (4:45pm)
  • Basketball: Boys JV 1 Game vs. Oskaloosa at Newton High School Gym- Upper (4:45pm)
  • Wrestling: JV Invitational vs. Dallas Center-Grimes HS @ Dallas Center Grimes Meadows (5:30pm)
  • Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Oskaloosa @ Newton High School Gym-Upper (6:15pm)
  • Basketball: Boys JV 2 Game vs. Oskaloosa @ Newton High School-Lower (6:15pm)
  • Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Oskaloosa @ Newton High School Gym- Upper (7:45pm)

February 2nd

  • Basketball: Girls JV 2 Game vs. Norwalk @ Lakewood Elementary School (4:30pm)
  • Basketball: Girls JV 1 Game vs. Norwalk @ Norwalk High School (4:45pm)
  • Basketball: Boys JV 1 Game vs. Norwalk @ Lakewood Elementary School (6:00pm)
  • Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Norwalk @ Norwalk High School (6:15pm)
  • Basketball: Girls JV 2 Game vs. Norwalk @ Norwalk High School (7:30pm)
  • Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Norwalk High School (7:45pm)

February 4th

  • Basketball: Girls JV 1 Game vs. Nevada @ Nevada Middle School (4:30pm)
  • Basketball: Boys JV 1 Game vs. Nevada @ Nevada High School (4:30pm)
  • Basketball: Boys JV 2 Game vs. Nevada @ Nevada Middle School (5:45pm)
  • Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Nevada @ Nevada High School (6:00pm)
  • Basketball: Girls JV 2 Girls vs. Nevada @ Nevada Middle School (7:00pm)
  • Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Nevada @ Nevada High School (7:30pm)


February 5th 

  • Basketball: Girls JV 1 Game vs. Pella Christian @ Newton High School Gym-Upper (4:45pm)
  • Basketball: Boys JV 1 Game vs. Pella Christian @ Newton High School Gym- Lower (4:45pm)
  • Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Pella Christian @ Newton High School Gym- Upper (6:15pm)
  • Basketball: Boys JV 2 Game vs. Pella Christian @ Newton High School Gym-Lower (6:15pm)
  • Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Pella Christian @ Newton High School Gym-Upper (7:45pm)

February 6th

  • HS-ACT Testing in HS Gym- Lower (6:00am-2:00pm)
  • Bowling: Girls and Boys Varsity Meet vs. Pella Christian @ Cardinal Lanes (9:00am)

February 9th

  • Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Indianola @ Indianola High School (6:15pm)
  • Basketball: Boys JV 2 Game vs. Indianola @ Indianola High School (6:15pm)
  • Basketball: Girls JV 2 Game vs. Indianola @ Indianola High School (7:30pm)
  • Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Indianola @Indianola High School (7:45pm)

February 10th 

  • Bowling: Girls and Boys vs. TBA (TBD)

February 12th 

  • Basketball: Girls JV 1 Game vs. Dallas Center-Grimes HS @ Newton High School Gym-Upper (4:45pm)
  • Basketball: Boys JV 1 Game vs. Dallas Center-Grimes HS @ Newton High School-Lower (4:45pm)
  • Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Dallas Center-Grimes HS @ Newton High School-Upper (6:15pm)
  • Basketball: Boys JV 2 Game vs. Dallas Center-Grimes HS @ Newton High School-Lower (6:15pm)
  • Basketball: Girls JV 2 Game vs. Dallas Center-Grimes HS @ Newton High School-Lower (7:30pm)
  • Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Dallas Center-Grimes HS @ Newton High School Gym-Upper (7:45pm)

Upcoming Academic Calendar Dates

  • February 1st- 1.5 Hour Early Dismissal (ALL DISTRICT)
  • February 8th- 1.5 Hour Early Dismissal (ALL DISTRICT)
  • February 8th- District Board Meeting (6:30pm-9 pm)
    • EJH Beard Administration Center - Room 105A / via ZOOM


Just a reminder of the variety of media sources we will use to broadcast inclement weather information ️❄️

If you need to update your contact preferences (voice, text, email) in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, here is a link from our Technology Department with instructions: https://drive.google.com/file/...

Stay safe, Newton Cardinals! ❄️


Check out the School Board meeting highlights from the meeting on January 25th, 2021 here!!

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