Volume 27........... .March 09, 2021
As we go through this school year together, remember to use this newsletter, our social media channels and website as resources!

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You can always visit our website, which contains all the latest NFCS updates, forms, contact information and more.
K-12 News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Ms. Glassie's CEO News & Notes email from March 05.

Important Dates
More K-12 News
  • FREE Tutoring Opportunities are available remotely from our highly qualified and certified teachers. If you are interested, please contact your student's teacher or check our website.
  • NFCS Is Here to Help! If you live in a shelter, motel, or even doubled up with other people due to loss of housing for economic hardship, you may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act. If you believe you may be eligible, contact Ms. Davenny, School Social Worker, at 215-344-6410 x8 or mdavenny@newfoundations.org to find out what services and supports may be available!
  • Community Resource: The Free Library of Philadelphia has opened some branches of their libraries to patrons, including the Torresdale Library branch. The hours for in-person browsing can be found by visiting their page. Any questions, you can email Ms. Ann Hornbach, their head librarian, at Hornbacha@freelibrary.org
Clubs & Activities Highlight
New Foundations Charter School is partnering with Minding Your Mind to form a Mental Health Club, NFCS Our Minds Matter, for the high school to help educate other students about mental health and reduce the stigma. Pictured below is the group as they go through a group activity.
K-12 Hybrid Learning Corner
This new section of our newsletter will be your one-stop shop for information and updates as we transition to a hybrid mode of learning.
  • Check out the new updated Hybrid Learning Page of our website! We hope this page will be your go-to place for all of your Hybrid Learning needs.
  • Meal service is still available for remote students, but has moved to Wednesdays between 2:30-4:30pm at the High School Building beginning in March.
  • Please review our Return to In-Person Learning Report & Plan before we transition to our hybrid learning mode next week for lots of information and resources. There is information that is relevant even if your child will continue with remote learning only.
  • Have a question about your child's method of learning or what group they are in? Contact Mr. Kevin Ouellette at KOuellette@newfoundations.org
K-8 News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Unegbu's News & Notes email from March 05.

Attention 7th & 8th graders - do you want to know what it's like to be a student at our high school? We are offering Shadow Days this spring! Parents of 7th & 8th grade students should complete THIS FORM to give your permission and sign your child up for this opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Newman at: JNewman@newfoundations.org
Important Dates
  • 3/18 No School for 6-8 Students
  • 3/19 No School for 6-8 Students
  • 3/20 8th Grade Pictures Make-Up Day; Appointment Required.

More K-8 News
  • Office Hours are available by appointment only for additional student support.
  • Please remember that if your child has a doctor appointment or other excused absence (court date, death in family, etc.) it will only be excused with an official note from the doctor or other office. You can submit scanned notes to attendancek8@newfoundations.org.
  • Parents, please make sure to restock school materials for Semester 2. Attached, you will find links to the K-4 Supply list and the 5-8 Supply list.
  • Activity Highlight: K-8 students, teachers, and staff wore their silliest hats to participate in "Hats Off to Reading," a celebration of our community's love for reading. Students participated in interactive games, activities, trivia, and readings. A special thank you to Mrs. Tyndall for organizing the day's events and being such a passionate proponent of reading in our community. Mr. Bullock even stopped by Ms. Hackett's 1B's homeroom to read "What Pet Should I Get?" The students were active listeners and offered wonderful suggestions about what pet the kids in the story should choose. The class agreed that a fish would be the best choice, but everyone in the class is still trying to figure out what type of animal a "yent" is.
HS News & Events
Please read through the important dates and information that was shared in Mrs. Daly's News & Notes email from March 05.

Important Dates
  • 3/10 No School for All HS Students
  • 3/11 No School for All HS Students
  • 3/12 No School for All HS Students
  • 3/15 Schedule Change Begins

More HS News
  • Please remember that if your child has a doctor appointment or other excused absence (court date, death in family, etc.) it will only be excused with an official note from the doctor or other office. You can submit scanned notes to attendance@newfoundations.org.
  • Juniors and Seniors, don't forget to check out our College/Career Visit Calendar to attend information sessions and network with representatives from different postsecondary options. The calendar can be found on the counseling page of our website and will be updated regularly in real time. Want to learn more about a postsecondary opportunity and don't see it listed on the calendar? Reach out to your counselor!
  • Attention Seniors: Please take a moment and share with us your Senior Plans, Acceptances, & Scholarship Awards. We look forward to celebrating you!
Bulldog Spotlight of the Week
Rachel Neal
Rachel Neal is a 2018 New Foundations graduate. Rachel is currently a junior studying Communications at Temple University.

This semester, she is interning with her dream company, Her Campus Media, as a Community Management Intern for their Campus Trendsetters network. This summer, Rachel will be an Orientation Leader at Temple.

Join us in congratulating Rachel on her accomplishments!

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