July 16 Update
Dear Big Green Family,
As my time at NCS comes to a close, I wanted to take a minute to pass along a few final updates. However, if you have any questions or concerns in the days ahead, please to not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Jeff Black, our Interim Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Black is as skilled an administrator as you will find, and he can be reached at email@example.com or 585-374-7901.
Back to School Supplies
In previous years, NCS has posted lists of required supplies for parents to use when picking up back-to-school pens, pencils, folders, binders, etc. This year, however, the District will be providing students with needed supplies on the first day of school at no expense to families. Students will still need to bring their own backpacks, locker dividers, paint smocks, and clothing for PE, but the idea is to remove as many financial obstacles as possible for families. (Note: Students are invited stop by the High School Counseling Office or the Elementary School Main Office if they need a backpack.)
Summer Feeding Program
Thanks to funding from the federal government, NCS will be offering free breakfast and lunch for any interested children from birth through age 18 from now through August 18. To sign up, parents need to fill out this brief Google Form (click here). Meal pick-ups will take place from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in the Elementary School Main Office on Mondays and Wednesdays. (Note: Students attending the Elementary School Summer Academy will automatically receive the free meals.)
Federal Stimulus Funds
As part of the American Rescue Plan, NCS will be receiving $1.2 million in federal funds to be spent in a defined set of areas over the next 3-4 years. Although schools are still waiting for additional detail, we are asking individuals to provide feedback on how the District can best utilize the resources. To pass along your thoughts, please click here to complete a brief survey.
Note of Thanks
As I begin transitioning to my new position in Clarence, I wanted to say thank you for the tremendous kindness and support I have received during my tenure at NCS. The friendships I have experienced in Naples have been gifts I never expected to receive, and I consider myself blessed to have worked alongside a world-class faculty and staff for the past 11 years. Although I will be moving down the NYS Thruway, I will always bleed Big Green. The best is yet to come for NCS, and I look forward to watching the District’s continued success from Western New York.