Forms & Procedures

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STUDENT ILLNESS POLICY

If your child is sick, please do not send them to school. Our program requires significant physical activity and the day will be challenging for them.  If your child has had a fever, we request that a student is fever-free for 24 hours before he or she return to school.  If your child has a contagious illness such as pink eye or mono, we will likely request a doctor’s note to ensure they are no longer spreading the illness to other students.

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SCHOOL CLOSING/INCLEMENT WEATHER

In general, The Newton School follows Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) when determining early dismissals, delayed openings, and closures due to inclement weather. However, there are times when The Newton School will deem it appropriate to deviate from the standard policy and make independent decisions. These instances will be based on the unique circumstances of a particular weather event and its impact on our students and their families. Examples include early dismissals or when low temperatures are the primary reason that Fairfax County decides to close school. All decisions are communicated via email, this site, and are posted on our Facebook page and at WTOP.

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LUNCH & SNACKS

The Newton School is a junk food/sugar-free School. We do allow nuts and peanut butter. Each child is to bring in a healthy lunch and morning snack. Please be sure to label all plastic containers that you send to school. If your child participates in one of the after school activities, snack will be provided. We provide all students their own water bottle to use at school with the filtered water that we provide.

The Newton School is excited to introduce a lunch delivery option from Cafesano Italian and Mediterranean Bistro!  Regular meals are $5/meal with a larger or gluten free option at $6/meal.  A sample menu and more details can be found here. Use the link below to order lunch by the month.

https://goo.gl/forms/WJjDia4ZG9PRe6Li1

This month’s menu can be found here.

If you have questions on the lunch delivery, please email Karen Billingslea, our Manager of Special Projects, at billinsleas@verizon.net

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FORMS

The following forms must be completed and returned before the first day of school for your child:

Emergency Medical Form

Carpool Authorization

VA Health Form

Summer Program Enrollment Form

Summer Program Information Form

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DROP-OFF/PICK-UP
PROCEDURES

School starts at 8:30am and ends at 3:15pm. It is helpful to drop off on-time so all students start the day together. If you are going to be more than 15 minutes late for either drop-off or pick-up, please call or text at 703-407-7193 so the teachers and students know. If you are carpooling, it would be very helpful if you could share the carpool pick-up schedule with me so I know who is going home with whom.

The Newton School has a carpool system so that children can safely and efficiently be dropped off and pick-up each day. The following details this process:

  • Parents should drive into the Loudoun Commerce Center from Nokes Boulevard and immediately turn right at the T.
  • Parents should then turn at the first left (south) and go around to the rear of our building (# 45965). At the back of the building, turn right and turn right again at the corner.
  • Parents should begin to form a line of cars in front of the building, parallel to the front doors. The spaces in front of the building are marked so that no vehicles may park in these spots.
  • At 8:30am, a faculty member will open the doors and assist students into the school.
  • At 3:15pm, a faculty member will walk your child from the lobby to your car. The adult picking up the child must be on the previously provided list of adults designated for pick-up, or the child will not be released.

If a parent choses to not participate in carpool, the parent may only park on the west side of the building in the designated parking spaces, and must walk their child to the front door on the sidewalks. The procedure is required so that the child only walks on the sidewalk and does not walk in the parking lot or street.

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UNIFORMS

Every Student at The Newton School must wear a uniform. If your child does not come to school in the appropriate uniform they will be asked to change into uniform clothes at school (clothes may be borrowed for this purpose). Lands End is our provider and they provide a variety of items that adhere to our dress code. Children may wear tops (polo or t-shirts (long and short sleeve), sweatpants, chino pants, shorts, sweatshirts, hoodies, sleeveless vests, dresses, skirts, tights/leggings, etc. All items come in cobalt (and sometimes navy if cobalt is not available) and red. Children may wear any combination of colors. The Newton School logo on clothing is optional. We do ask that you mark all items with your child’s name on the tag.

Click here to place an order for uniforms.

Scroll down and look on the bottom left side. Click on the “Look up your School” link. You may look up The Newton School by city and state (Sterling, VA) or use our preferred provider code: 900138702. After you have looked up The Newton School, there is another link in this window: “Look up your school’s dress code”. Click on this to see all the approved items of clothing.

One thing to note: The logo is available on almost all items. The catalog of approved clothing only shows the blue logo as Lands End only has the ability to show one logo in this space but they will apply the correct one.