March 19, 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Please be aware that there have been confirmed cases of influenza in our school district. Influenza is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs cause by the influenza virus. Someone with influenza can be contagious one day prior to having any symptoms and can remain contagious for up to 5-7 days after symptoms arise.

Common symptoms of influenza include:
• Fever or feeling feverish/chills
• Cough
• Runny or stuffy nose
• Sore throat
• Muscle/body aches
• Headaches
• Fatigue
• Sometimes vomiting and diarrhea may occur with the above symptoms

The influenza virus is spread mainly through coughing, sneezing and simply by talking. It is important to practice good hand hygiene and be sure to cover our coughs and sneezes. Try to avoid others who are ill and keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth. It is important to get plenty of sleep, eat balanced meals and drink adequate amounts of water. If you have not, it is suggested by the CDC for anyone over the age of 6 months to obtain a flu shot.

The health and safety of our children here at New London Community School District are of primary concern to the staff. In order for your child to be fully available for learning, they must be in good health while at school. Please keep your child home until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications (tylenol, ibuprofen, advil, motrin, aleve, etc). If your child has had vomiting or diarrhea, please keep them home until at least 24 hours after the last episode. Keeping your child home when ill helps them heal faster and can help prevent the spread of illness to others. If we all work together, at home and school, we will make a difference in the lives of our children.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone (319) 367-0507 or by email at lindy.williams@nlcsd.org.


Lindy Williams, RN
New London School Nurse
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Please come out and support our students at the Annual Dollars for Scholars Auction in Charles Lorber Gymnasium on Saturday March 23rd. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with a free will donation meal and auction starts at 6:00 p.m. We hope to see everyone there. ... See MoreSee Less

The New London Tiger Physics Team, under the direction of Marci Denney, traveled to The GPAEA Regional Physics Competition today to compete for glory! Nathan Lemmon and Mason Porter qualified for state in the challenge problem category, Chloe Coleman and Sophie Lounsbury placed fifth with their toothpick bridge, as did Tate Jones and Grant Swanson for their soda straw arm. Our Tigers placed fifth overall--not bad considering we've never competed there before! Other team and events adding to the team total included Alexis Brown and Nicholas Francis with a mousetrap car, and Keontae Luckett and Isaac McSorley for their catapult. #NLTigerPride ... See MoreSee Less

Check out the HS track teams, learn about March Madness Bracket Blitz, and get those pennies in for the Penny War! #NLTigerPride

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If you missed ordering a football book and would like one, here's another chance! Cost is $35 and may be paid at the central or MS/HS office. After April 1st, the cost is $50 so get your order in today! ... See MoreSee Less

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, New London Community School District is continuing the spring tradition of cleaning up our community. Our students and staff would like to give back to the community that gives us so much support during the year. Students in grades K-12 are seeking opportunities to help community members in need of completing outside tasks, such as yard work, basic maintenance/clean up, window washing/decorating, preparing areas for spring planting, and the like. All homeowners and businesses must supply clean-up materials and city approved bags for yard waste disposal.

If you know of businesses, community areas, or community members in need of assistance during this day, please contact the New London High School office at 319-367-0500 or Kim.Wagner@nlcsd.org.
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Reminder:: There will be no daycare tomorrow afternoon - 3/13/2019. Please make sure there are alternative plans made for your students! ... See MoreSee Less

We're NINE weeks away from our Senior Spotlight Luncheon and Ceremony! Parents/Guardians of graduates, look for a postcard coming your way with all the details. Also, we need you to RSVP for the luncheon so we can plan accordingly for food. Thanks! #NLTigerPride

RSVP here: bit.ly/19SeniorSpotlight
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Attention 8th grade parents: Please mark your calendars, 8th grade promotion will be June 6th at 10:30 a.m. in the MS/HS Auditorium. ... See MoreSee Less

Boys Basketball wrap-up, March Fun Facts, and Who Dis. Also, don't forget to continue participating in the Penny Wars, MS/HS! #NLTigerPride

youtu.be/3X1OxXi9BMcBoys Basketball wrap-up, March Fun Facts, and Who Dis. Also, don't forget to continue participating in the Penny Wars, MS/HS! #NLTigerPride
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We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate Kaci Mertens and National Athletic Training Month! As a former student athlete at New London, it is great to have you "come back" and take care of our current student athletes. Thank you, Kaci, for all you do!! #OATAAT #NLTigerPride ... See MoreSee Less

The very first New London Fortnite Battle Royale is under way!

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Buy your old yearbook tonight at conferences!! 5 bucks! ... See MoreSee Less

The New London School Food Pantry is growing, and we would love to have your help! We would like to create a team of staff and community members ; as we know, more hands make lighter work and more heads generate more ideas! We are having a meeting on Thursday March 21st at 6:00 pm in the HS auditorium, and we would love to see you there. The pantry has turned into a valuable resource for our community’s students and their families with more than forty families served and still growing! ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday our students in grades 8-11 participated in a Class Schedule Day. Our students went to each curricular area in the morning listening to what classes are available and possible career areas linked to the curriculum. In the afternoon the students were grouped and assigned to a teacher. The goal of the afternoon was for students to create an academic schedule of core classes that are required and elective classes that were either interesting or tied to what the student wanted to do post secondary. The plan for this group is to meet about once a quarter continuing to look at their academic plans, careers, post secondary options, military options, and scholarship opportunities. Our continued goal is for our students to be better prepared for whatever their post secondary plans are. Our 12th grade students spent the day filling out scholarships and planning for post secondary options. If you would like to see the plan your student created, what scholarships are available, have questions about your student’s post secondary options, or have any other questions we can help with please make an appointment with Mrs. Alspach by calling 319-367-0500 or emailing rita.alspach@nlcsd.org. ... See MoreSee Less

It's Count Your Blessings Friday! Kudos to the Community of New London! A shout-out needs to be given to all the individuals who have made the NL school pantry a success in progress! Without the help of all the staff, community members, churches, and organizations, we wouldn't be able to support this valuable resource. When a delivery came on a snow day, the teachers, custodians, associates, secretaries and administration all pitched in to get the food pallets unloaded. People came in on that day and spent hours unpacking, sorting, and organizing the pantry. Teachers and staff donate Thursday evenings from 3:20 till 6 p.m. serving families in the pantry. They sign up on a Google doc in pairs of two, to greet, box and assist loading vehicles. The students have pitched in to offer assistance when they see Pantry people and families carrying boxes to cars. New London proves itself again to be a community that sees a need and fills it. When everyone works together, it lessens the load and makes it possible to support and sustain innovative programs to serve others. It truly takes a village and New London, its people, and it’s school are certainly that village! ... See MoreSee Less

Middle & High School Parents: Parent/Teacher Conference appointments are still available for Tuesday, 2/26 or Thursday, 2/28. Please call the office at 319-367-0500 or e-mail kim.wagner@nlcsd.org to schedule times. #NLTigerPride ... See MoreSee Less

New London 6th Grade Parents: Just a reminder about the campout meeting on Monday, 2/25, at 6:00 p.m. in the MS/HS Library. One parent per student MUST attend. #NLTigerPride ... See MoreSee Less

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