Welcome Back Newman

Welcome Home to Newman! Welcome Back to an Education of Excellence!

Dear Newman Families,

This press release/letter/video is meant for all Newman families who are returning, for those who have enrolled students for the 2020-2021 academic year, and also for the nearly 500 families who are waiting to enroll their students in all our seven campuses in four cities across the Metroplex (Arlington, Cedar Hill, Mansfield and Fort Worth).

Newman International Academy is offering both in-person education and online education for all its students. Families may choose one of these options for the coming academic year, which begins on August 13, 2020, and indicate the chosen option in the survey that will be sent out on or before July 15th.The survey results will help us to plan for a safe and effective classroom and online education. (Registration details will be sent after survey results are evaluated and two weeks before school begins). Please note that any student may change to one of the two methods of education at any time during the school year; however, it is important to remember that the success of the students learning online will largely depend on parental involvement, discipline, self-motivation, initiative and self-direction.

Both the methods will be focused on the Newman vision of academic rigor* character development* STEAM* college, career and military readiness* foreign language program* international studies* leadership training* work and service internships* enrichment programs like mentorship, Civil Air Patrol, music, band and theater* co-curricular activities such as chess, robotics, C.S. Lewis, debate and cybersecurity* and athletics. As we saw during the last few months of the last academic year, our enrichment and co-curricular classes were offered through the online system, as well. Our athletic directors and coaches worked with our athletes via zoom and trained them. As I watched these online classes, I did my crunches, too! 

Our parent survey at the end of the last academic year shows that Newman International Academy has done a superb job in bringing remote instruction to its students during the COVID-19 season that covered the last few months of our school calendar. Newman even surpassed expectations in the eyes of many families! Our COVID-19 - based summer school program (that is currently being held for 320 students who opted for it) also shows that Newman is ready for a safe in-person education and an effective online education. 

Starting in August, per current State and District requirements, the use of masks and other COVID-19 safety gear is optional.  Newman is taking all precautions to keep the students safe and uphold safety protocols as directed by the State.  The safety and security of our students is priority for us at Newman. Newman will keep you posted of any changes in directives or regulations from the Texas Education Agency.

Welcome home to Newman! Welcome back to an education of excellence, even in the midst of COVID-19 challenges! As the Newman theme for the year 2020-2021 says, we will “Be Prepared for Our Future.”

Thank you for your faith in Newman and your partnership with Newman. Together, we will be undefeated in raising the whole person for the whole world by raising warriors of wisdom, stature and favor.

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Yours in the cause of education,

Dr. Sheba George

Superintendent, Newman International Academy