Getting Started:
Back To School Checklist
Review the Community Health Guidelines

Families must review the 2020-2021 Community Health Guidelines, an action plan for dealing with COVID-19. 

 

You can find the Community Health Guidelines here.

Complete the COVID-19 Questionnaire in Magnus Health

You can find the link to this questionnaire in MyNA.

Complete and submit the student annual health history and
physical form through Magnus Health

All health forms must be submitted through Magnus Health (student medical records app) which is available online after logging on to MyNA.

 

All students should have submitted proof of their completed annual physical during the summer.

 

Students participating in interscholastic sports are required to complete, sign and submit the student-athlete medical history and permission slip prior to the first practice of each season.

 

No students will be permitted to practice without a signed form on file.

 

New students are required to submit a hard copy of their immunization records directly to the School Nurse.

 

For questions pertaining to annual health physicals or immunization records contact the school nurses,

Pat Neary, RN at pneary@newarka.edu or Kathleen Ollen, RN at kollen@newarka.edu.

 

For questions related to sports requirements contact Sarene Thomas, ATC at sthomas@newarka.edu.

Complete the Community Health Contract

You can find the link to the Community Contract in MyNA.

Temperature Check, Masks, and Attire

All students, employees, and visitors will have their temperature taken upon arrival. Those with a temperature in excess of 100.4 will not be allowed to enter the building.  

Appropriate face masks, without valves/vents or cloth face coverings must be worn, at all times, by all community members who are inside the building. Masks must be worn over your nose and mouth. It is recommended that each employee or student wear his or her own face covering. Newark Academy will provide a mask to all employees. If a student does not have access to a face mask or cloth covering, Newark Academy will provide the required face mask.

 

According to CDC guidelines, masks must not have an exhalation valve or vent and all masks should “fit...snugly against the side of your face.”

Any writing or images on masks must be similarly school-appropriate, respectful, and avoid bias and/or insensitivity  (see the Bias-Response & Education System and Costume Policy in the online Student and Parent Handbook for additional information).   

Plastic face shields will be provided to employees upon their request. Plastic face shields cannot be worn alone and must be worn in conjunction with a face mask or facial covering.

 

Masks should be worn at all times inside the building (except when eating). It is recommended that students keep an extra mask in a fresh ziplock bag within their backpack.

In addition, all students will follow a casual dress code (regular and extended) for the 2020-2021 school year. This will enable students to wear the appropriate clothing during the school day in preparation for physical education. Students will not have access to lockers for physical education classes. For further information, please reference the Student and Parent Handbook.

Review the Student / Parent Handbook on the website

Families should review the 2020-2021 Student and Parent Handbook on MyNA as it contains policies and procedures to be followed. This handbook will be distributed prior to the start of the fall semester.

 

Once logged into MyNA, the handbook can be accessed via the Resource Board under Important School Information and in the Reference Guides section.

Purchase textbooks

We encourage you to purchase your children's textbooks through a vendor of your choice. You may use this link to obtain your child(ren)’s textbook titles and ISBN numbers. Please use the ISBN number when ordering to ensure that your child has the correct edition and format of the required textbooks. 

To view the textbook list (with ISBN numbers), log into MyNA and access it via the Resource Board under Important School Information, Book and Supply list.

 

If you have questions about purchasing textbooks, please contact Eileen Gilbert, School Store Manager, at egilbert@newarka.edu or (973) 992-7000, ext. 428.

Register for parking

Licensed student drivers may register for a parking space (seniors need to re-register).

 

This registration must be completed in person with Eileen Gilbert in the School Store.

 

Ms. Gilbert will be available, after August 1, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Arrange for student transportation with BelAir Transport

Student transportation to and from Newark Academy is provided by Belair Transport.

 

To make arrangements, contact them directly at (973) 676-3131.

 

Residents of some communities may be eligible for a State of New Jersey transportation reimbursement. Contact Transportation Coordinator Eileen Gilbert (ext. 428) for additional information.

Plan to attend orientation: August 27 for Middle School students and September 3 for Upper School students

On August 27 all new Middle School students (grade 6-8) are invited to attend an orientation by grade level. Orientation is for students only.

•    6th grade: 4:00-5:15 p.m. (drop off and pick up at Wilf Middle School)

•    7th grade: 5:30-6:30 p.m. (drop off at Simon Fieldhouse and pick up at Wilf Middle School)

•    8th grade: 6:45-7:45 p.m. (drop off at Simon Fieldhouse and pick up at Wilf Middle School)

Ninth grade orientation is on Thursday, September 3 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

 

New 10th and 11th graders will meet with their Class Dean from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

 

Upper School orientation meetings are for students only.

Remind your child(ren) to complete summer assignments

The summer reading list is available online here. The summer math assignments are here.

Attend school on September 8

The school day begins officially at 8:20 with advisor groups. Large group Morning Meetings will resume once social distancing is not required.

Disclaimer: This website is not intended to substitute for the full Student & Parent Handbook, which can be found on the MyNA Resource Page under the “Important Documents” Tile. This handbook will be distributed prior to the start of the fall semester.