Family Updates & Resources

Click HERE to view the Maricopa County Public Health COVID-19 Flow Charts.

To view the new COVID policies, please click the links below:

September 7, 2021 Updates

Parent Mitigation Update: NWS-Mesa

Dear Noah Webster Families,

We are continually monitoring the health status of the community and the school. Our goal is to remain open for in-person learning, providing as much of a traditional calendar of events in an as healthy manner as possible. While it is disappointing to all of us, the current health climate is moving in a direction that requires Noah Webster to begin a deliberate and purposeful increase of our mitigation practices. As we did last year, we will monitor conditions and respond appropriately by raising or lowering our mitigation protocols. Beginning Tuesday, September 7th, 2021, we will be addressing the following areas in the manner listed:

Visitors: Visitors on campus are only allowed when required for the daily operation of the school.

Field Trips: No offsite field trips until further notice (currently through Thanksgiving); this will be continually evaluated but given the planning required, may extend until next semester. Virtual field trips will be used in lieu of off-site events

Parent/Teacher Conference: Parent/teacher conferences will be virtual for the first semester.

As always, we continue to strongly recommend that all children and adults on school grounds are masked appropriately, that physical distancing is maintained as much as is feasible, and that students are reminded to use  hand sanitizer when exiting and entering classrooms. As a reminder, all students and staff on the bus must be masked at all times. We appreciate your fortitude and efforts in keeping our community safe and healthy.

Parent Mitigation Update: NWS-Pima

Dear Noah Webster Families,

We are continually monitoring the health status of the community and the school. Our goal is to remain open for in-person learning, providing as much of a traditional calendar of events in an as healthy manner as possible. While it is disappointing to all of us, the current health climate is moving in a direction that requires Noah Webster to begin a deliberate and purposeful increase of our mitigation practices. As we did last year, we will monitor conditions and respond appropriately by raising or lowering our mitigation protocols. Beginning Tuesday, September 7th, 2021, we will be addressing the following areas in the manner listed:

Visitors: Visitors on campus are only allowed when required for the daily operation of the school.

Field Trips: No offsite field trips until further notice (currently through Thanksgiving); this will be continually evaluated but given the planning required, may extend until next semester. Virtual field trips will be used in lieu of off-site events

Parent/Teacher Conference: Parent/teacher conferences will be virtual for the first semester.

As always, we continue to require that all children and adults on school grounds/using the bus are masked appropriately, that physical distancing is maintained as much as is feasible, and that students are reminded to use  hand sanitizer when exiting and entering classrooms. We appreciate your fortitude and efforts in keeping our community safe and healthy.

 

August 9, 2021 Updates

Masking Recommendations

Dear Families,

As a school, one of our priorities is the health and safety of our students and staff. We are asking all families to consider sending their child to school with a mask. It is not currently a requirement, but reports from the CDC, the Arizona Department of Health Services, the Maricopa Department of Public Health,  and the SRPMIC Department of Health and Human Services [Pima Campus] all indicate increasing concern regarding COVID transmission.

While we have layers of protection with our mitigation strategies, masks are still considered one of the best methods to prevent spread. While the option remains, we will continue to leave the choice to mask up to our families, however, as a community working together to keep each other healthy, we ask you to consider starting to use masks when visiting and having your student mask up as often as they feel comfortable throughout the day. This will provide increased protection, hopefully preventing a return to masking requirements and practice for students should masking become required.

We thank you for your support and understanding.

 

June 7, 2021 Updates

Face Mask Policy Update

Noah Webster Schools Families & Staff,

In a continued effort to review Noah Webster’s mitigation strategies, our school leaders have discussed adjustments to the current mitigation.

Effective Monday, June 7, 2021, masks will be strongly recommended, but not required in all school buildings/classrooms and on school buses. Other current mitigation strategies such as physical distancing as feasible, frequent hand washing, seating charts and use of hand sanitizer will remain in place. We will not be enforcing the wearing of masks.  This is in alignment with CDC, Arizona Department of Health Services, and Maricopa County Public Health Department recommendations.

We will continue to monitor the local COVID-19 data and, if needed, adjustments to the mask requirements may be made.

We ask that everyone continues to do their part to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in our community. We can all help by washing our hands frequently, staying physically and socially distant and wearing a mask. Continue to follow these best practices for health and safety at and outside of Noah Webster. We all must work together to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you for you continued support.

 

March 25, 2021 Updates

Mask Mandate – Still in Effect

Dear Noah Webster Families,

Earlier today, Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2021-06, modifying mask mandates and restrictions established in prior Executive Orders.  However, per the Arizona Department of Health Services, the AZDHS Emergency Measure requiring mask use in K-12 schools remains in effect.

Noah Webster Schools will continue to enforce the mask mandate as required by the Emergency Measure.

Masks must be worn on school campuses, on school buses and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors.

Thank you for you continued support.

 

March 23, 2021 Updates

4th Quarter Reminders & Updates

Parent-Drop Off Safety Procedures

Students are to be dropped off for school 8:00-8:30 a.m. daily.  Students must remain in their cars until the staff at parent drop off are outside the gates, at the curb, and ready to receive the students.  Under no circumstance are students to exit their vehicle on the driver side; please make adjustments if needed.  This is for the safety of the students.  Again, students must remain in their cars until the staff at parent drop off are out of the gates and at the curb.

End of the School Year Reminders

Calendar

A quick reminder that the last day of school is June 4, 2021.  An adjustment to the school year calendar was made in July that impacted both the start and end date of the school year.  Please plan accordingly to ensure your students are in attendance until the last day of school on June 4th, 2021.

Activities and Events

We are excited that the 4th quarter is upon us, and we look forward to holding some of our end of the year events.  All events will continue to adhere to our mitigation strategies to keep students, staff and families safe.  We are planning the details for end of the year events and graduations.  Please be on the lookout for more information as we move through the 4th quarter.

 

March 1, 2021 Updates

Extended Wildcat Hours

Noah Webster Schools is continually monitoring the COVID-19 metrics in our state, county and local community.  Based on updated COVID-19 data as of February 25, 2021 from the Maricopa County Public Health Department, the numbers for our area show a decrease in all three indicators measured; cases per 100,000 (red, trending downward), percent positivity (yellow) as well as COVID like illnesses (yellow). We are happy to announce that we will start to implement additional programming across our campuses.  Noah Wester Schools’ Extended Wildcat Hours will partially resume following Spring Break on the following dates:

  • Mesa Campus: Monday, March 15, 2021 
  • Pima Campus: Monday, March 22, 2021 

At this time, after school care will be the only active section of the Extended Wildcat Hours program. Before school care will not be provided and the 8:00 a.m. drop off time will remain in place. Extra-curricular afterschool programs such as Recreation, Choir, Homework Helpers, etc. will not resume at this time.

Extended Wildcat Hours (after school care) is available to NWS students enrolled in the in-class, teacher-led instruction program.  There are some adjustments from prior school years, please read the hours and pricing information carefully.  Noah Webster Schools offers 2 rate options (flat and hourly) to help accommodate individual family schedules. Noah Webster Schools is excited to announce that we are utilizing an electronic system for Extended Wildcat Hours to help minimize contact.

Due to COVID, the number of participants will be limited. Registration for Extended Wildcat Hours will open on Wednesday. March 3, 2021 and the program will begin on the designated dates listed above. All families interested must complete registration in ProCare. Students MUST be enrolled in the Extended Wildcat Hours program through our ONLINE system to attend.  This account is required to sign in and out.  Same-day enrollment into after care must be completed online by 1:00 p.m. the day of first attendance.  Please Note: Only a parent/legal guardian can complete the online registration and the individual creating the account will be responsible for any invoices and student(s) listed.

Per NWS policy, all past due invoices with Noah Webster Schools must be PAID IN FULL to be eligible to participate in the program.  Please email billing@noahwebster.org to check on unpaid balances. With limited availability, the student will be removed from the program and the seat given to a student awaiting acceptance if the program is not utilized for 5 consecutive days.

For more information and to enroll, please click HERE to go to the Before & After School Care page.

January 12, 2021 Updates

Family Updates

Dear Noah Webster Families,

We want to thank all of our families, students, teachers and staff for their flexibility during this school year. We appreciate all you are doing on and off campus for Noah Webster students.

Over the Winter Break and while we have been in distance learning, the Administration team has been working on re-establishing our school-level COVID-19 data to evaluate the January 19, 2021 return to Noah Webster’s in-person and on-line model.

After reviewing staff and student data school by school and classroom by classroom, as well as consulting with the local Health Department, the determination has been made to return to our previous model of a modified instructional program with in-person and on-line classes operating as they were before Winter Break.

Effective Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Noah Webster Students, KG-6th will be returning to their 2nd semester learning model based on parent selections previously indicated on the December selection form.  Students may be dropped off between 8:00-8:30 a.m. daily unless they ride a bus to school. Bus routes will resume Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of Civil Rights Day.

If your student(s) rented a laptop during the time of temporary distance learning, please return it to the school with your student(s) on January 19, 2021, so it can be checked in, the condition evaluated and a refund issued. Parents of young students (Kindergarten- 2nd grade) are welcome to drop off laptops to the front office.

Noah Webster’s Extended Wildcat Hours (Aftercare) remains temporarily suspended and will be periodically revisited for adjustments. All students must be picked up at their designated dismissal time or ride the bus home.

If you have not ordered breakfast or lunch meals for the month of January and you need to do so, please contact Mrs. Alvarado via email at balvarado@noahwebster.org.

We will continue to follow our mitigation strategies across campus, as well as enforce any deviations from them.

We will continue to ask that everyone does their part to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in our community. We can all help by washing our hands frequently, staying physically and socially distant and always wearing a mask, properly, covering the nose and mouth. We ask that you continue to follow these best practices for health and safety on-campus and outside of Noah Webster, so we may continue with our modified learning models.  We all must work together to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We will continue to work closely with state, county and local public health agencies to review our local site specific health data and the impact on our campuses. We are committed to keeping our families updated as we navigate this school year.

Thank You,

Noah Webster Schools

 

January 7, 2021 Updates

Family Updates

Dear Noah Webster Families,

We are thankful for everyone’s support of the temporary distance learning model for classroom instruction.  Noah Webster Schools’ Administration continues to closely monitor the local and site level COVID-19 data.

Over the Winter Break and while we have been in distance learning, the Administration team has been working on re-establishing our school-level COVID-19 data to evaluate the January 19, 2021 return to our in-person and on-line model.

We will be sending an update on January 12, 2021, indicating the learning model status effective, January 19, 2021.

We ask that everyone continues to do their part to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in our community. We can all help by washing our hands frequently, staying physically and socially distant and always wearing a mask, properly covering the nose and mouth. We ask that you continue to follow these best practices for health and safety outside of Noah Webster while we are in our temporary distance learning model. We all must work together to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you for your continued support.

Noah Webster Schools

 

December 29, 2020 Updates

Family Updates & Reminders

Dear Noah Webster Families,

Noah Webster Schools’ Administration continues to closely monitor the local COVID-19 data. There has been a continued increase in positive cases in the local areas, county and state. Based on updated COVID-19 Data as of December 24, 2020 from the Maricopa County Public Health Department the numbers for our area show an increase in all three indicators measured; cases per 100,000 (red), percent positivity (red) as well as COVID like illnesses (red).

As you are aware from our last family update all students in Kindergarten – 6th grade return to distance learning for the two weeks following our Winter Break. There will be no changes to Pre-Kindergarten at this time.

Effective Monday, January 4, 2021 Noah Webster Students, KG-6th will be returning to distance learning. All students at both schools will be instructed via the distance learning model with their current teachers from Jan. 4-15, 2021. During these two weeks, we will re-establish our school-level situation with the county and review area and zip code metrics, to evaluate a return to our current modified model of both in-person learning as well as distance learning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Students must be in attendance via remote learning each day.

Attendance Procedures

ALL students will need to follow these in order to be marked present for the day:

  • Parent Email – Prior to 2:30p.m. (12:30 on early Release days) on the school day, the parent will send the following statement in email form to the classroom teacher: “I attest that (name of student) will be in attendance and complete all daily work for (date).”  OR
  • Student is visible in Teams – The student is attending daily live learning session OR
  • Student is visible in Teams – The student is participating in conversation via chat as documented by classroom teacher.

During this time, we want to remind you that we will be continuing to support our families with Meal Service and Tech Support.

  • Meals – Breakfast and Lunch service will continue through our drive-through pick up service currently in place for distance learners. This pick up is between 8:45 a.m. and 10:00 am. daily. Noah Webster Schools has been working closely with the Arizona Department of Education to provide free meals to all enrolled Kindergarten – 6th grade students. If you would like your student(s) to receive free meals, monthly orders must be placed via Boonli.com, paper order forms or an email sent to Mrs. Becci Alvarado, Food Services Director, at balvarado@noahwebster.org. If families have already ordered meals for January 4th– January 15th and do not want to pick up at the school, please email Mrs. Becci Alvarado, Food Services Director, at balvarado@noahwebster.org to cancel the order.
  • Tech Support – We are here to assist with your technology questions. Please visit our website for frequently asked questions, information, support and resources at https://www.noahwebster.org/microsoft-teams/. If you are experiencing technical difficulties please email our Support Teams:

For more information on the programs and services listed above please visit our website.

Since a COVID-19 diagnosis could disrupt a student’s attendance, even for online students, we ask that you continue to do the following:

Over the winter break, if you will be gathering in a large group, traveling or attending crowded events, we ask that you take extra precautions when it comes to distancing, wearing a mask and keeping your hands clean to slow the spread of COVID-19. To help keep our students, teachers and school personnel healthy we are asking each family that travels or attends a large gathering for the Christmas holiday to refrain from using any on-site services such as meal pickup or on-site support services.  We realize this presents a temporary inconvenience; however, with everyone’s cooperation and with everyone monitoring their households for signs of illness, such as cold, flu and COVID-19, together, we can all contribute to a healthy and safe community. If you do observe any signs of illness in your household, we ask that you please keep your student off campus and inform the health office at Nursemesa@noahwebster.org or Nursepima@noahwebster.org, based on the campus.

We ask that everyone continues to do their part to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in our community. We can all help by washing our hands frequently, staying physically and socially distant and always wearing a mask, properly, covering the nose and mouth. Continue to follow these best practices for health and safety outside of Noah Webster while we are in our temporary distance learning model. We all must work together to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We will continue to work closely with state, county and local public health agencies to review our local health data and the impact on our campuses. We are committed to keeping our families updated as we navigate this school year.

Thank You,

Noah Webster Schools

 

December 11, 2020 Updates

Starting Today Cox is Doubling the Speed of their Connect2Compete Plan

Starting today, December 11, 2020, Cox Communications is doubling the speed of their Connect2Compete internet service to 50 mbps/download for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year in all Cox markets. This temporary increase is intended to help provide low-income families and students peace of mind to complete schoolwork, communicate with teachers, and have the same opportunities to access information as their classmates.

This Cox internet package is offered to students and families receiving government assistance such as reduced or free school lunch, SNAP benefits, or public housing. Currently, thousands of Arizona students are receiving Connet2Compete internet service in communities which Cox serves in the metro Phoenix area, Pinal County and Southern Arizona.

Superintendent Hoffman and Cox Communications look forward to continuing to find innovative solutions to support students throughout the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond.

Families can qualify for Connect2Compete easily from anywhere whether on their mobile device or desktop by visiting cox.com/c2c.  Eligible participants signing up before December 31, 2020 will receive two months of free service and pay $9.95 monthly going forward.

December 10, 2020 Updates

Parent Updates: Second Semester

Dear Noah Webster Families,

Noah Webster Schools’ Administration continues to closely monitor the local COVID-19 data. There has been a significant increase in positive cases in the local areas, county and state. Based on updated COVID-19 Data as of December 10, 2020 from the Maricopa County Public Health Department the numbers for our area show an increase in all three indicators measured; cases per 100,000 (red), percent positivity (red) as well as COVID like illnesses (yellow, rapidly approaching red).  If all three benchmarks are red, Arizona Department of Health Services and Maricopa County health officials recommend schools transition from our current instructional model to all students distance learning with onsite support services.

While our desire has been to continue to provide in-person instruction alongside our distance learning model, as we continue to monitor the COVID data in our area we must make decisions based on the health and safety of our school and community.  This week we consulted with Maricopa County Department of Public Health regarding plans for the start of second semester.

At this time, it is in the best interest of our staff, students and all Noah Webster Families that all students in Kindergarten – 6th grade return to distance learning for the two weeks following our Winter Break. There will be no changes to Pre-Kindergarten at this time.

Effective Monday, January 4, 2021 Noah Webster Students, KG-6th will be returning to distance learning. All students at both schools will be instructed via the distance learning model with their current teachers from Jan. 4-15, 2021. During these two weeks, we will re-establish our school-level situation with the county and re-evaluate area and zip code metrics, to confirm a return to our current modified model of both in-person learning as well as distance learning on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

In an effort to support the multitude of needs within our schools, families, and communities, Noah Webster Schools will be implementing the following, along with the move to temporary distance learning:

  • On-Site Support Services – On Site Support will be provided for students (Kindergarten – 6th grade) who qualify based on specific circumstances. This may include children of first responders, essential workers, and/or students without an alternate method of adult supervisor. All instruction is through the on-line distance learning platform. There is no recess or in-person specials such as Music/PE during on-site support services. On-Site Support Service times are 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., with drop off starting at 8:15 a.m. Priority for the program will be given to students who qualify for services such as English Language Learners (ELL), Special Education, etc. This program opens for on-line registration Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Availability at each site is limited based on space and staffing. Interested students must register for On-Site Support Services by Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

 

  • Laptop Rentals – Noah Webster Schools is offering the option to borrow a laptop on a loan basis for enrolled students in need of a device for distance learning. Families interested in borrowing a laptop will need to submit a $50.00 security deposit per laptop. The deposit(s) will be refunded, less any damage, upon the return of the device. Deposit payments must be received by Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by 3:00 p.m. Priority will be given to those who have previously rented a laptop and returned it when the student(s) resumed on-campus learning, and as long as the deposit is paid by the deadline. All first-time renters will be prioritized on a first come, first serve basis. For instructions, please visit our website (www.noahwebster.org) and select “Laptop Rental” under the Distance Learning section in the Academics menu. This program opens for on-line registration Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and will close Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by 3:00 p.m.

 

  • Meals – Breakfast and Lunch service will continue through our drive-through pick up service currently in place for distance learners. This pick up is between 8:45 a.m. and 10:00 am. daily. Noah Webster Schools has been working closely with the Arizona Department of Education to provide free meals to all enrolled Kindergarten – 6th grade students. If you would like your student(s) to receive free meals, monthly orders must be placed via Boonli.com, paper order forms or an email sent to Mrs. Becci Alvarado, Food Services Director, at balvarado@noahwebster.org. If families have already ordered meals for January 4, 2020 – January 15, 2020 and do not want to pick up at the school, please email Mrs. Becci Alvarado, Food Services Director, at balvarado@noahwebster.org to cancel your order for those days.

 

For more information on the programs and services listed above please visit the Distance Learning Section under the Academic Menu on our website.

We ask that everyone continues to do their part to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in our community. We can all help by washing our hands frequently, staying physically and socially distant and always wearing a mask, properly, covering the nose and mouth. We ask that you continue to follow these best practices for health and safety outside of Noah Webster while we are on Winter Break and in our temporary distance learning model. We all must work together to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We will continue to work closely with state, county and local public health agencies to review our local health data and the impact on our campuses. We are committed to keeping our families updated as we navigate this school year and the transition to two weeks of distance learning.

Thank You,

Noah Webster Schools

December 3, 2020 Updates

Second Semester Parent Selection of Instructional Method

Noah Webster Schools’ Administration continues to closely monitor the local COVID-19 data. As you all know there has been an increase in positive cases in the local areas, county and state. We are committed to providing in-person instruction together with our mitigation strategies, as long as it remains safe to do so.  We will continue to work closely with local public health agencies to review local health data and its impact on our campuses. As you may have seen some schools are closing for a period of time. While this is not the case for Noah Webster Schools currently, the situation is fluid and we ask our families to be prepared for any potential shifts to our learning models. Should a future shift to distance learning occur, we will provide similar programs and services that were in place at the beginning of the school year.

We wish it were different, however, the COVID numbers are increasing and that is applying pressure to many of our families as they consider what is the best modality for their child’s academics. Noah Webster is committed to continuing to offer you a choice regarding your family’s learning needs; we understand that each family must make the decision that best suits them and their unique needs regarding health, safety, and education.

As stated in previous communication, families are able to make a change to their current learning model or confirm the model currently selected as we build rosters for the second semester. We need all families to select their learning model for Spring 2021; even if you are not wishing to make a change you will need to complete the Instructional Method Parent Selection Form.

We ask that all families complete the Instructional Method Parent Selection for second semester by clicking the appropriate campus link below.  One form must be completed for each student and all selections must be made by 5:00 PM on Tuesday December 8th. This will be the student’s mode of learning for all of the second semester January 4, 2021 through June 4, 2021.  This will allow us to build classes, rosters and make adjustments to ensure the space to accommodate the families’ selections.

Families can continue to support our school community by doing the following:

  • Stay home when ill
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Stay physically and socially distant
  • Always wear a mask, properly, covering the nose and mouth.

We ask that you continue to follow these best practices for health and safety outside of Noah Webster. Thank you for your continued support.

Thank You,

Noah Webster Schools

 

November 20, 2020 Updates

COVID-19 Updates: Extended Wildcat Hours Temporarily Suspended

Dear Noah Webster Families,

Noah Webster Schools’ Administration continues to closely monitor the local COVID-19 data and the increase in positive cases of COVID-19 in the local area, our county and state. We are committed to providing in-person instruction together with our mitigation strategies, as long as it remains safe to do so.  We will continue to work closely with local public health agencies to review local health data and its impact on our campuses. As you may have seen some schools are closing for a period of time, while this is not the case for Noah Webster Schools currently, the situation is fluid and we ask our families to be prepared for any potential shifts to our learning models. Should a future shift to distance learning occur, we will provide similar programs and services that were in place at the beginning of the school year.

As we head in to Thanksgiving Break we want to remind everyone of the role we all play in ensuring a successful in-person learning environment for all students, staff and our families. During the break, Noah Webster Schools will be taking additional measures with enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of our campuses. Noah Webster School campuses will be closed to staff and students from November 21-29, 2020. We encourage all families and staff to use this break to rest, relax and take measures to stay healthy. Families can support our school community by doing the following:

  • Stay home when ill
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Stay physically and socially distant
  • Always wear a mask, properly, covering the nose and mouth.

We ask that you continue to follow these best practices for health and safety outside of Noah Webster and at any upcoming family gatherings.

As a precautionary measure, we are temporarily suspending Noah Webster’s Aftercare Program, Extended Wildcat Hours, for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade effective Monday, November 30, 2020. This adjustment further enhances our mitigation strategies by reducing interactions outside of student cohorts. Please make alternate arrangements for students utilizing this program.  Additionally, we will be temporarily suspending in-person pep assemblies. We will be partnering with our special’s teams and student council to provide virtual pep assemblies.

We will continue to work closely with local public health agencies to review the COVID-19 data and the impact on our campuses. We will update Noah Webster families again the week we return from Thanksgiving Break. We are thankful for our parent support; your partnership is greatly appreciated! We are also thankful for our outstanding staff and their dedication to the unique 2020-2021 year.

Thank You,

Noah Webster Schools

 

October 27, 2020 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Dear Noah Webster Families,

We are committed to ensuring safe in-person instruction for our staff and students. As we progress further into Quarter 2 we want to remind everyone the role we all play in ensuring a successful in-person learning environment for all students, staff and our families.

Noah Webster Schools’ Administration continues to closely monitor the local COVID-19 data and we are aware there has been an increase in positive cases in the local areas, county and state. At this time Maricopa County still remains in the yellow zone (moderate) meeting our model’s guidelines for in-person and on-line learning. Our goal is to continue to offer these models to our families. We will continue to monitor the Arizona Department of Health Services and Maricopa County Department of Public Health Services data and stay in communication with our families should any changes occur.

Noah Webster Schools are following all recommendations from the Department of Public Health to stop COVID-19 from spreading in our schools. This includes strict mitigation practices including hand sanitizer stations, air filtration systems, in addition to physical distancing and mask policies.

What can students, staff and families do support our learning models? We can all follow Noah Webster’s mitigation plans by staying home when ill, washing hands frequently, staying physically and socially distant and always wearing a mask, properly, covering the nose and mouth. Please review Noah Webster Schools’ Mitigation Plan and Face Covering Polices on our website.  We ask that you continue to follow these best practices for health and safety outside of Noah Webster Schools. We all must work together to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Our goal is to remain open for in-person instruction, as well as provide on-line learning; however, we need everyone’s help in following the mitigation plan on and off campus.

We will continue to work closely with state, county and local public health agencies to review our local health data and the impact on our campuses.

Thank You,

Noah Webster Schools

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 in the School Setting:

Q: What kind of communication can we expect from Noah Webster Schools?

A: Noah Webster Schools’ health office will notify families if a student is directly exposed to an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19, this may require a student to isolate for a specific period of time.   Noah Webster Schools’ health office will notify families if a student is potentially, but not directly, exposed to an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19, this may not require your student to isolate. We will continue to follow the guidance of the local health officials.

Q: What is a COVID-19 outbreak?

A: Two or more students or staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period; and are otherwise not related or connected outside of the school environment.  Due to this low threshold an outbreak is not uncommon in a school setting.

Q: How are schools notified about positive COVID-19 cases?

A: We do receive information of positive cases from the local health department; however, this information can be delayed.  Therefore, a majority of the information is from a family report to the school health office that their child has tested positive for COVID-19. We are thankful for those who have proactively informed us so we could act quickly to ensure the safety of our community. Please contact your schools’ health department if your child or someone in your household has been tested for COVID-19, regardless of the results.

Q: What happens after a case is reported to prevent spread on the campus?

A: Once we are notified, our health staff immediately gathers information such as the last time the individual was on campus, what activities they are involved in, and other relevant details to better understand the impact the case has on our school. Within 24 hours, we notify the affected individuals. Families may receive additional letters if an individual who tests positive for COVID-19 was in a class with their child. If the individual was involved in an activity or programs, some families may receive another communication due to potential close contact.

Q: If students have to quarantine, can they switch to distance learning until they return to campus?

A: Students who have to quarantine for any reason, including due to a COVID-19 positive family member, will have access to remote learning to ensure continuity of learning.

Q: When would a school close due to COVID-19?

A: We will continue to follow the guidance of the local health officials. Our goal is to provide both in-person and on-line learning environment and we ask that everyone follows the health and safety guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 is still circulating in our community. The best way to keep you and your family safe from respiratory diseases like COVID -19 and the flu is to:

  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
  • Get a flu vaccine

October 22, 2020 Updates

Free Meals Notification

Dear Noah Webster Families,

Noah Webster Schools has been working closely with the Arizona Department of Education to provide free meals to all enrolled Kindergarten – 6th grade students starting November 1, 2020. Due to COVID-19, this is only for the current 2020-2021 school year; regular pricing will resume next year.

If you would like your student(s) to receive free meals, monthly orders must be placed via Boonli.com, paper order forms or an email sent to Mrs. Becci Alvarado, Food Services Director, at balvarado@noahwebster.org. Emails must include each student’s name, teacher and dates the student(s) will be eating breakfast and/or lunch. Please specify which meals (i.e. breakfast vs. lunch) for each day. For instructions on how to order via Boonli.com, please see the Online Payment link on Noah Webster Schools’ website.

Meal orders will still be required on a monthly basis to ensure proper ordering from the caterer; meals will only be available for those student(s) who order each month. To help cut down on costs and minimize food waste, please ONLY place orders for the meals the student(s) will be eating.

To participate in free meals for the month of November, orders are due by Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Any orders turned in after this date will not available until Monday, November 9, 2020. If payment has already been made for November’s meals, reimbursements will be processed and distributed in the upcoming weeks.

If you have any questions, please email balvarado@noahwebster.org.

Sincerely,

Noah Webster Schools

 

September 29, 2020 Updates

Extended Wildcat Hours

Noah Webster Schools is continually monitoring the COVID-19 metrics in our state, county and local community. We are pleased to see that our area remains in the moderate range and Noah Webster’s return to modified in-person instruction, with some students remaining online, is progressing well.  As we approach the end of Quarter 1, we are happy to announce that we will start to implement additional programming across our campuses. Noah Webster Schools’ Extended Wildcat Hours will partially resume at the beginning of Quarter 2 on October 12, 2020. At this time, after school care will be the only active section of the Extended Wildcat Hours program. Before school care will not be provided and the 8:00 a.m. drop off time will remain in place. Extra-curricular afterschool programs such as Recreation, Choir, Homework Helpers, etc. will not resume at this time.

Extended Wildcat Hours (after school care) is available to NWS students enrolled in the in-class, teacher-led instruction program.  There are some adjustments from prior school years, please read the hours and pricing information carefully.  Noah Webster Schools offers 2 rate options (flat and hourly) to help accommodate individual family schedules. Noah Webster Schools is excited to announce that we are utilizing an electronic system for Extended Wildcat Hours to help minimize contact.

Due to COVID, the number of participants will be limited. Registration for Extended Wildcat Hours will open on October 1, 2020 and the program will begin on Monday, October 12, 2020. All families interested must complete registration in ProCare. Students MUST be enrolled in the Extended Wildcat Hours program through our ONLINE system to attend as this account is required to sign in and out.  Only a parent/legal guardian can complete the online registration and the individual creating the account will be responsible for any invoices and student(s) listed.

Per NWS policy, all past due invoices with Noah Webster Schools must be PAID IN FULL to be eligible to participate in the program.  Please email billing@noahwebster.org to check on unpaid balances. With limited availability, the student will be removed from the program and the seat given to a student awaiting acceptance if the program is not utilized for 5 consecutive days.

For more information and to enroll, please click HERE to go to the Before & After School Care page.

 

September 4, 2020 Updates

Laptop Rental Return

Dear Families,

A quick note before we return to in-person learning on Tuesday:

If you rented a Noah Webster Schools laptop, please send the laptop and the power cord with your student on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. These will be taken to the student’s classroom and will be checked in.  Once returned, it will be assessed for damages and then the deposit, less any damages, will be refunded within 2-3 weeks.

A copy of the COVID-19 Addendum to the Parent Handbook was emailed to families.  Please click HERE to view the Addendum.

Thank you,

Noah Webster Schools

 

September 3, 2020 Updates

Return to In-Person Learning: Benchmark Update

 The Arizona Department of Health Services has released updated benchmarks for schools as of September 3, 2020. We are pleased to see that Arizona’s mitigation efforts are working and all three benchmarks have been met!

Noah Webster Schools will open with modified in-person learning September 8, 2020 as outlined in our email on August 25, 2020.  A packet of information has been emailed for those families who have already signed up to return to in-person learning. Please review and complete the required pages, these need to be sent in to the classroom teacher with your student(s) on September 8, 2020. The packets can also be downloaded here:

Thank you for you continued patience and support as we navigate the 2020-2021 school year.

Thank you,

Noah Webster Schools

To view the Arizona Department of Health Services website please click HERE

 

September 1, 2020 Updates

Family Forum, Part 3

Dear Noah Webster Families,

As the first day of On-Site Learning draws closer, and Distance Learning continues to be an option, we understand you might have questions about what this will look like.  Please take a moment to watch a video overview from our Principals.

Topics include:

  • Attendance
  • Parent Drop Off/Pick Up
  • Hours of Operation
  • Lunches
  • Mask Protocol
  • Campus Safety and Procedures
  • First Day On Campus Reminders

Please click the link below to view the third part of our Family Forum.

Family Forum, Part 3

Also, in anticipation of reopening for in-person teacher led instruction we want to make sure that all families have viewed the supply lists and are prepared with the changes. Please visit www.noahwebster.org and select “Academics” then under “Supply Lists”, select your grade level. Please take note of the face mask requirement and the fillable water bottle needed for class daily.

We appreciate your cooperation with providing mandatory masks and would like to provide some additional guidance. While there are a variety of masks, please keep in mind we are a Pre-K through 6th grade school. Simple masks with basic colors or prints are acceptable. Some very creative and stylized masks with graphics, print or messages, may be frightening or offensive to the younger children on campus and are not allowed. We ask that you keep in mind that the mask is for safety and should be appropriate for students of all ages in an elementary school. One last note, please remember that face shields must be worn with a mask and that gaiters are not recommended by the CDC as a mask replacement and following their guidelines, will not accept them as a substitute.

If you have further questions after viewing the video, please reach out to your site principal.

Sincerely,

Noah Webster Schools

 

August 31, 2020 Updates

Medication Drop Off

Dear Parent/Guardians,

Noah Webster Schools would like to provide a time to drop off medications that will be needed on-site throughout the 2020-2021 school year. Please review the Health Office Packet carefully for important instructions and any paperwork that may be required by clicking HERE.  Due to COVID, we ask that you wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines while on campus.

When:            Thursday, September 3, 2020
Where:           Multi-Purpose Room
Hours:           9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ** Please contact the Health Office to arrange a drop off time **

Please note the following to expedite your drop off:

  • Any injectable medication (i.e. Epi-Pen) or controlled medication should have a healthcare provider’s signature on the Administration of Medication paperwork.
  • Asthma Action Plans & Administration of Medication are required for all students with an inhaler on campus.
    • A spacer or a valved holding chamber is recommended
  • Anaphylaxis Action Plans & Administration of Medication are required for all students with an epi-pen on campus.
  • Only parents or legal guardians are able to complete the Administration of Medication paperwork.
  • All medication must be in its original container with a valid prescription label intact.
  • We cannot accept expired medication.
  • We can only accept medication that is to be given during school hours, medication that is prescribed to be once or twice a day should be given at home.
  • All medication must be dropped off by an adult; students are prohibited from carrying medication on campus.

If you are in need of the Administration of Medication, Asthma Action Plan or Anaphylaxis Action Plan paperwork please see the Health Office Packet link above.

If you have questions, please email  NurseMesa@noahwebster.org OR NursePima@noahwebster.org prior to your visit.

Sincerely,

Noah Webster Schools Health Office

 

August 28, 2020 Updates

Preparing to Return: Benchmark Update

The Arizona Department of Health Services has released updated benchmarks for schools as of August 27, 2020. We are pleased to see that Arizona’s mitigation efforts are working and the data is trending in the right direction.  Maricopa County has met 2 of the 3 benchmarks; a decline in cases or less than 100 cases per 100,000 and two consecutive weeks with hospital visits for COVID like illnesses under 10%. The last benchmark left to be met is two consecutive weeks with percent positivity below 7%.  Maricopa County has currently had one week below 7% percent. We are optimistic that next Thursday’s data will also be below 7% positivity, therefore meeting that benchmark.

In anticipation of this, we are preparing to open with modified in-person learning on September 8, 2020 as outlined in our email on August 25, 2020.  We will be reaching out to families with further information next week after the next set of benchmarks are released.

In an email on Tuesday, August 25,2020 we asked all Noah Webster families to indicate their families’ preference for the method of learning for the first semester of the school year. This must be completed for all students. If you have not yet completed it please do so today, Friday, August 28, 2020. Please click HERE to complete the survey.

Thank you for you continued patience and support as we navigate the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

Thank you,

Noah Webster Schools

To view the Arizona Department of Health Services website please click HERE.

 

August 25, 2020 Updates

Modified In-Person Learning Model

Dear Noah Webster Families,

We are committed to ensuring a safe return to in-person instruction for our staff and students. Noah Webster School’s Administration has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 data in our local area and we are excited to see the figures in our area trending in the right direction. Noah Webster Schools is planning to return to in-person learning as soon as the health and safety benchmarks are met. Currently, our local area is in the yellow zone (moderate) meeting 2 of the 3 benchmarks. The remaining benchmark data point has been decreasing over the last few weeks, leaving Noah Webster Schools hopeful that the anticipated return to in-person teacher led instruction date of September 8th is a feasible option. We will continue to monitor the Arizona Department of Health Services and Maricopa County Department of Public Health Services data and stay in communication with our families. Families will receive weekly notification regarding the benchmarks and then move toward on-campus in-person instruction based on updated benchmark data.

Once the benchmarks have been met Noah Webster Schools will return to a modified in-person learning model. This model will include some students on-campus and some students remaining in the distance learning model, while at home; this is based on individual family preference. The modified model will include an instructional day from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with the campus opening at 8:00 a.m. for student drop off.  Students will go directly to their assigned classrooms upon arrival. Before and after school care, as well as after school programs, will not be offered at this time. Students will need to be picked up at the assigned parent pick up time immediately following the end of the school day, or they must be assigned to a bus route. Students and staff will be required to wear face coverings when on-campus. Please review Noah Webster Schools Mitigation Plan and Face Covering Polices on our website.

In anticipation of a return to in-person teacher led instruction, we are asking all Noah Webster families to indicate their families’ preference for the method of learning for the first semester of the school year; from the time of a return to in-person instruction until winter break, December 18, 2020. This must be completed for all students.

All families must complete the survey link prior to Friday, August 28, 2020 to indicate their selection of either on-line distance learning or on-campus teacher led instruction. Please click HERE and indicate your preference for each student attending Noah Webster. Please submit one survey for each student.

Sincerely,

Noah Webster Schools

 

August 24, 2020 Updates

Connect Arizona: Free WiFi Map & Tech Help

 

August 18, 2020 Updates

Distance Learning and Microsoft Teams Support

Noah Webster Schools has provided helpful resources and tutorials to navigate through Distance Learning and Microsoft Teams.  Please visit our Microsoft Teams Resources page located in the Academic Menu, under the Distance Learning section or click HERE to view the page.

 

August 14, 2020 Updates

Family Forum, part 2

Good morning,

As the first day of Distance Learning draws closer, our principals have taken a moment to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.  Please click the link below to view the second part of our Family Forum.

CLICK HERE: Family Forum, part 2

Please reach out to your site principal after viewing the video if you have further questions.

Jessica Friedermann, jfriedermann@noahwebster.org

Robert Rodenbaugh, rrodenbaugh@noahwebster.org

 

August 11, 2020 Updates

#MaskUpAZ: Ordering Face Masks

Noah Webster Families,

To ensure that every Arizonan does their part to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) expanded their #MaskUpAZ program to students and school staff. All students and school staff in Arizona can order 5 washable, reusable cloth face masks.

To order your 5 washable, reusable cloth face masks please click here.

 

August 4, 2020 Updates

NWS Laptop Rental

Dear Wildcat Parents,

We are excited for the upcoming school year and look forward to seeing you soon! The link below has important information for families who need to rent a laptop device for distance learning. Please review the step by step instructions for paying the deposit as well as the computer usage agreement.  A completed and signed copy of this agreement is required to be turned in at the time of the device pick up.

To view more information on how to rent a NWS Laptop, please click HERE.

Sincerely,

Noah Webster Schools

 

August 3, 2020 Updates

Family Forum

Good morning,

We would like to thank everyone who was able to join our Family Forum on July 30, 2020.  If you were unable to attend, please click below to view the recording of the event.

Click Here: Family Forum, July 30, 2020

Password: 3c5?6iQy

Please reach out to your site principal after viewing the video if you have further questions.

Jessica Friedermann, jfriedermann@noahwebster.org

Robert Rodenbaugh, rrodenbaugh@noahwebster.org

 

July 28, 2020 Updates

Family Forum 

Good afternoon,

As mentioned in the update from yesterday, July 27, 2020 Noah Webster Schools will be holding a Family Forum on Thursday, July 30. 2020 at 6:30 pm.  Please note, the webinar will accommodate the first 1,000 attendees.  If you are unable to join, we will be providing a link to view a recorded option.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Noah Webster Schools Family Forum

If prompted, the passcode is NWS730

To protect the privacy of our families, the live chat function will be disabled.  We will be addressing most frequently asked questions that have been sent to our principals and submitted through our website.    If after the Forum you still have questions, please feel free to reach out to your site principal.

Thank you,

Noah Webster Schools

 

July 27, 2020 Updates

2020-2021 School Year Update

Good Afternoon,

In Governor Ducey’s Executive Order from last week, it was indicated that schools in the State of Arizona are not currently safe to return to in-person learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Ducey indicated that in-person learning will be determined by benchmarks set by the Arizona Department of Health Services. The Arizona Department of Health will be issuing these benchmarks/metrics on or before August 7, 2020.

After a detailed review of Governors Ducey’ s Executive Order from July 24, 2020 and in order to allow Noah Webster Schools’ staff and families to plan for the upcoming school year, Noah Webster Schools will begin on-line learning for all students on August 19, 2020. At this time, we are hoping to return to in-person learning after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Once the state releases the benchmarks/metrics Noah Webster Schools will review them and use the metrics to determine when in-person, teacher-led classroom instruction can safely be made available.

There will be technology available for families on a loan basis with a minimal deposit. For specific populations of students in dire need of a space to complete their distance learning, a supervised location will be provided at each school.  Further information about these topics will be sent to families in the near future.

Noah Webster Schools will be holding a Family Forum on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm to address frequently asked questions and concerns. A link will be sent out via email prior to the event.

Please be on the lookout for information regarding the upcoming Virtual Open House on August 15, 2020.

Noah Webster Schools will be providing an additional update to families, by August 11, 2020.

Thank you,

Noah Webster Schools

 

July 15, 2020 Updates

2020-2021 School Year Update

Dear Noah Webster Schools Families:

We hope all of our families are enjoying their summer break. We truly miss all our students and are looking forward to the upcoming school year. Noah Webster Schools would like to provide an update to its families on the 2020-2021 school year.

As communicated on June 30, 2020 the school year has been adjusted to begin on August 19, 2020. Noah Webster Schools’ intention for the 2020-2021 school year continues to allow families to choose the option that best fits their current needs. Noah Webster plans to start with two options for families; traditional in-person or digital on-line instruction on August 19, 2020.

Please review the Noah Webster Schools’ Distance Learning Program attached. Any family interested in selecting Noah Webster Schools’ Distance Learning Program (on-line option) for the fall semester must contact the admissions office to indicate this option at admissions@noahwebster.org by July 22, 2020. In the email, please include all your students’ name(s), parent/guardian name, campus and grade level(s).  Late submissions past the July 22nd date, will not be guaranteed a spot in the on-line program. If you do not contact us, your student(s) will be enrolled in the traditional in-person option for 2020-2021. If your choice is to return to in-person classes no action is required.

We are aware that the situation surrounding schools opening in Arizona has been an ever-changing and fluid process; however, we want to reiterate that at this time we are continuing to move forward with both our in-person and our on-line instructional programs beginning August 19. Should we receive additional information from the state level requiring a modification of our current plans we will contact our families. Additionally, please look for an update to our families by August 3, 2020.

Thank you,

Noah Webster Schools

 

June 30, 2020 Updates

2020-2021 School Year Update

Dear Noah Webster Schools Families:

Governor Ducey provided additional guidance with an executive order on June 29, 2020 to delay the start date for Arizona schools. Based on this information, Noah Webster dates have been adjusted by 2 weeks. The first day of school is now projected to be August 19, 2020. Noah Webster Schools has been working on a comprehensive plan for reopening for the 2020-2021 school year.  Based on the health and safety information available to Arizona schools as this time, Noah Webster’s up-to-date information on the 2020-2021 school year is detailed below.

We are pleased to announce the options for our families so they may make informed decisions about what is best for their student(s) based on personal preferences, comfort level and health of their families.  For the 2020-2021 school year Noah Webster Schools, Mesa and Pima Campuses, will be offering the following options to our students and families:

  • In-person, on-campus instruction 5 days a week (PK-6) for students, with increased safety precautions
    • In Person
      • Pre-K-6th grade, 5 days a week, full day
      • Increased physical distancing in the classroom
      • Classroom materials will not be shared, unless disinfected between uses
      • Increased hand sanitizer stations on campus
      • Classrooms stay together at recess and lunch
      • Enhanced deep cleaning and regular disinfection of frequently touched surfaces
      • Student and Staff training on health and safety protocols
      • Signage posted throughout campuses with health and safety reminders
      • Students may participate in afterschool activities and before/after care, following safety measures
      • Face coverings may be required, per local guidelines and mandates at the time of reopening
  • An on-line distance learning option (K-6) for students unable to attend school on campus.
    • Distance Learning
      • Kindergarten-6th grade, 5 days a week
      • Students may choose to transition to in-person learning at semester break
      • All distance learning classes are conducted by Noah Webster School teachers
      • Access to on-line “specials” such as PE, Music, Art and Library access
      • A parent, family member, or other adult who is at home with the student will act as a Learning Coach and provide guidance and support throughout the online school day
      • The special education team will work directly with families of special education student(s) to schedule required on campus or virtual therapies

There are additional details about the in On Campus/In-Person Safety Measures available by clicking the link below

Noah Webster Schools’ Distance Learning Program (NWSDLP) will include a comprehensive on-line model with instruction in core subject areas including lessons, assignments, homework, assessments and grades, along with daily attendance requirements.  Please understand, this on-line program is drastically different from the remote learning offered in Spring 2020. Additional details of the distance learning model, including information about the program, the at home support and learning coach requirements, as well as a sample daily schedule, are located on

As we all know, the COVID-19 guidelines currently in place are fluid and ever changing.  There are likely to be adjustments and updates to specific details of the plan as we move toward the start of the school year on August 19, 2020 and as the year progresses.

Family communication is essential during this time. We are excited to announce our new immediate communication app through Flyer Connect. Our new app will deliver essential information through instant notification, allow you to send direct emails to Noah Webster, and be the center for our school’s resources.  On July 1, 2020 you should receive an email with download and verification instructions, as well as an email with your personal verification code.

Our focus continues to be educating all of our students while promoting the health and safety of all our students and staff.

Thank you,

Noah Webster Schools

 

June 2, 2020 Updates

2020-2021 School Year Update

Dear Noah Webster Schools Families:

On Thursday, May 28, 2020 Governor Ducey declared that schools in Arizona can re-open for the 2020-2021 school year. Noah Webster’s top priority is student, staff, and family safety as we look at the upcoming school year.

We will update families with Noah Webster’s plans for the 2020-2021 school year by June 30, 2020.

Thank you,

Noah Webster Schools

 

April 6, 2020 Updates

Zoom Meeting Expectations

Dear Families,

With the remote learning opportunities now extending through the remainder of the year, we want to take a moment to establish some baseline expectations for the daily Zoom Meetings as we want the meeting time to be effective and beneficial to all in attendance.  Please know that these are school-wide expectations and individual teachers may have additional or more specific expectations based on their own class.

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS:

  • Please have your student(s) attend the meeting by sitting in a quiet place with limited background noises.
    • If students are walking around or in a noisy area with their devices, it can become distracting to the class.
  • Remind students that the class expectations are the same as they would be at school.
    • Teachers will have behavior expectations and consequences in place so that he/she can run an effective meeting/class.  This may include:
      • Redirecting students
      • Shutting off a student’s audio and/or video as needed
      • Having a student visit the “waiting room” until they are ready to join the class with appropriate behavior
  • Have your child finish eating and drinking before the meeting, or have him/her wait until after the meeting.
  • Be sure to have your child dress appropriately as dress code applies.
  • Please have your child bring a paper and pencil, or white board and marker for the lesson.
  • During the meeting students may be muted during lessons as it helps with background noise and focus while the teacher is instructing or a student is speaking.
  • During the lesson portion of the meetings, it is helpful for you to put the screen on “speaker” view.  This will show a large picture of the instructor, and a smaller picture of the student. For group discussions it is fun to have the screen on gallery view so the student can see the entire class.

FAMILY EXPECTATIONS:

  • Appropriate conduct and dress that were applicable on campus for families are extended to Zoom Meetings and include the following:
    • Appropriate clothing
    • Appropriate language
    • Appropriate actions including but not limited to:
      • no smoking or alcohol

Once again, please know that teachers may have additional or more specific expectations based on their class as these are overall school expectations.  Teachers will be in contact with you to discuss any issues in the above areas.

Thank you for your support during this unprecedented time in education. Our families have been amazing with the transition.

Thank you,

Noah Webster Schools

 

April 1, 2020 Updates

We Miss You!

To all of our Noah Webster Wildcats…We are here for YOU! We’re all in this together, so stay safe, stay strong and stay positive!  Click on the link to view a special video message from the staff at Noah Webster Schools: https://youtu.be/wo3BWwxl3dY .

A big thanks to all of our NWS faculty and staff and a special thanks to Jake Johnson (aka Peter Parker) for his end-of-video message to our Noah Webster Wildcats.

 

March 30, 2020 Updates

School Closure Updates

Good Afternoon Noah Webster Families,

Today, March 30, 2020, Governor Doug Ducey and Kathy Hoffman, Superintendent of Public Instruction, have mandated that the school closures in Arizona be extended and schools will stay closed for the remainder of 2019-2020 the year. We will stay the course with our current learning opportunities being provided to families through both online resources and/or printed materials. Information regarding collecting personal items and refunds will be provided shortly.

If your child was on track to be promoted prior to the school closure, they will continue moving forward and advance to the next grade level for the 2020-2021 school year.

Please expect updates via email, our website www.noahwebster.org, and on social media.

Thank you for your ongoing support as we work together to support the health of our students, families, and community.

Thank you,

Noah Webster Schools

Governor & Superintendent Letter: School Closure for Remaining 2019-2020 School Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 25, 2020 Updates

Informational Update for Parents

Please view the message from Noah Webster Schools’ Principals regarding educational opportunities for student learning by clicking HERE.

 

March 24, 2020 Updates

Student Educational Information Update

Dear Noah Webster families,

At Noah Webster Schools, we will continue to provide our students with educational opportunities through learning materials and activities during this time of school closure.  Students are encouraged to participate in at home learning if feasible for families; however, they are in no way required nor graded.

In addition to the opportunities that are currently being made available through on-line resources, we will also be providing printed resources for families.  Classroom and Special Education teachers will send out curriculum information regularly to their families via email.  If you are not able to access the digital resources and would like your students to practice the learning opportunities we will be providing printed packets of review materials starting Monday, March 30, 2020

Printed materials will be available in the front parent pick up area on Monday, March 30, 2020 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m. and April 6, 2020 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m.

If your child can participate with the digital resources the printed work is not required, please use one or the other, not both.

Again, these activities are optional and not required. These do not need to be returned to the school.

We appreciate the support of our Noah Webster families.

Thank you,

Noah Webster Schools

 

March 20, 2020 Updates

School Closure Extended

Good evening Noah Webster families,

Today, March 20, 2020, Governor Doug Ducey and Kathy Hoffman, Superintendent of Public Education, have mandated that the school closures in Arizona be extended and all schools will remain closed through April 10. We have been instructed to make every effort to provide continued educational learning opportunities through online resources or materials that can be sent home.

At Noah Webster Schools, we will continue to provide our students with educational opportunities through learning materials and activities during this time of school closure.  Classroom and Special Education teachers will send out curriculum information regularly to their families to ensure these opportunities continue to be available to all students.  These emails will provide our families with at home learning options, so all students can continue learning while away from school.

Thank you for your continued patience during this time.

Sincerely.

Noah Webster Schools

Governor Letter: Extending School Closure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 19, 2020 Updates

Student Internet Resources

During these unprecedented times and the possible challenges with accessing the internet, Noah Webster Schools is providing a list of internet/WiFi resources to our families. This may make it easier for you to stay connected and access digital resources and learning opportunities.

Information about Internet Services and Access

Cox Communications Response:
Cox Communications offers a range of services and packages for the next 60 days (for example, free access to over 650,000 Wi-Fi hot spots). Visit www.cox.com/residential/internet/learn/cox-hotspots.

Comcast COVID-19 Response:
Comcast offers free Wi-Fi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time.  Visit corporate.comcast.com/covid-19.

Charter Free Internet:
Visit corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more

AT&T COVID-19 Response:
At&T offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families. Visit https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

Verizon COVID-19 Response:
Visit www.verizon.com/about/news/our-response-coronavirus.

Sprint COVID-19 Response:
Sprint will provide unlimited data to existing customers. Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Sprint will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. Visit newsroom.sprint.com/covid-19-updates-sprint-responds.

T-Mobile COVID-19 Response:
T-Mobile is providing unlimited data to existing customers. It will soon allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. Visit www.t-mobile.com/news/t-mobile-update-on-covid-19-response.

We will continue to provide updates and information to help you maintain your academic knowledge.

March 18, 2020 Updates

Student Educational Information

At Noah Webster Schools, we are committed to continuing to provide our students with educational opportunities through learning materials and activities during this time of school closure.  These opportunities will be made available through online resources at this time.  Classroom and Special Education teachers will send out curriculum information regularly to their families.  These emails will provide our families with at home learning options, so students can continue learning while away from school.  Students are encouraged to participate in at home learning if feasible for families; however, they are in no way required nor graded.  Please know this situation is ever changing. We appreciate the support of our Noah Webster families while we navigate these uncharted waters in our school, community, state and nation.

 

March 16, 2020 Updates

Meals During COVID-19

While due to state restrictions Noah Webster Schools is not eligible for the summer food program that would provide lunch during this time, there are a few local resources that are available to our families for lunch and breakfast:

Mesa Public Schools:
http://www.mpsaz.org/beprepared/

Gilbert Public Schools:
https://www.gilbertschools.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=204

Scottsdale Public Schools:
https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/969846/schools/148128

Tempe School District:
https://www.tempeschools.org/our-district/departments/nutrition-services/meal-information-during-school-closures

Phoenix Union High School District:
https://www.phoenixunion.org/coronavirusinfo

Salt River Schools:
https://saltriverschools.org/news/what_s_new/freemeals2020

We will be working on a plan for reimbursement for field trips and lunch orders once we are assured by the state that our plan for reopening is not being adjusted.

Sincerely,

Noah Webster Schools

Governor Letter: School Closure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 14, 2020 Updates

School Closure Update

Dear Noah Webster Schools Families:

Thank you for your continued support as we work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to make informed decisions, on behalf of our students, staff and families, related to the COVID-19 outbreak. As we continue to monitor the situation, we have opted to take the proactive and cautious approach to protect our students, staff and families and close our schools.

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all Noah Webster Schools campuses will be closed for the two-week period of March 16– March 27, 2020 to support the effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and anticipate reopening Monday, March 30, 2020. Prior to March 30, 2020, additional communication will be sent out to families.

At this time, we have no known cases of COVID-19 with students or staff, and this decision is only a precaution to ensure the health and well-being of all of our students and employees.

There will be subsequent communication as we determine further details and provide updates via email, our website and on social media.

Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, and support as we work through this unprecedented time in education.

Sincerely,

Noah Webster Schools

Coronavirus & Schools

Schools are on the frontlines of responding to coronavirus and federal health officials are urging school districts to prepare. Click HERE to find the most relevant news, information, and resources about how schools should prepare and respond.

 

March 3, 2020 Updates

NWS COVID-19 Communication