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Community Update February 24, 2023

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I hope this message finds you well and that you and your family were able to enjoy some time together during this February Recess.  The stretch between New Years and the February break can be a long one and we are grateful for this opportunity to recharge as we look forward to spring and the final leg of the 22-23 school year.

Over the next few weeks, there are a number of notable events occurring here at NCS:

Suessical the Musical will debut in just a few weeks.  Our performers have been working exceptionally hard in preparation for the show. We hope to see many of you in attendance.  Show times are:

  • Thursday, March 9th @ 7:00 PM HS Auditorium
  • Friday, March 10th @ 7:00 PM HS Auditorium
  • Saturday, March 11th @ 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM HS Auditorium

Spring Sports/Extra-Curricular Opportunities

As we wind down our winter sports/activities season, we begin to look toward the many opportunities that exist for participation in spring sports as well as extra-curricular clubs.  We encourage all of our students to take advantage of the many opportunities NCS offers as these experiences can be incredibly healthy and rewarding for our students.  

Music in our Schools Concert 6:30 PM Elementary Gym 3/23 @ 6:30 PM

We hope you consider joining us for this annual concert later in March!

Lastly, I wanted to share with our families some excellent resources that were recently shared with me regarding screen time for adolescents.  As a parent of two teenagers myself, I am fully aware of the challenges that exist as we try to create conditions whereby the benefits of technology outweigh the drawbacks for our children.  This is no easy task, and I believe we can all agree that in recent years our children’s lives have been increasingly impacted by these devices, often dating back to as early as elementary school.  Not surprisingly, schools everywhere are seeing an increasing number of behavioral/emotional issues that can be directly related to technology and social media, and despite the best efforts of our parents, administrators and School Resource Officer, it is an impossibility to always be proactive with situations given the immense scope/frequency of technology use.  The links below offer some powerful information for regarding this important topic:

Remember, you are the parent and technology use should be a privilege for children, not necessarily a right.  As parents, you know your children best and as such can make decisions regarding their technology use based on their maturity, past actions, and level of responsibility.  As a school district, we are happy to partner with you to the greatest degree possible to assist our students in making healthy choices regarding technology.  

As always, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Kevin Swartz

NCS Superintendent