• Alert: Water Update Late on January 30th, a power outage caused numerous electrical components to burn up, including electrical components of our well.  It took several days to get the parts here to replace the burned out parts. After the repairs were completed, we sent a water sample to be tested by B & J Environmental to make sure our water met EPA standards.  As you know, as we waited for the results, we provided bottled water to the staff and students. The results came back showing our water was safe to drink. Early on February 21st, our maintenance supervisor arrived at school to discover minimal water in our well’s holding tank due to our pump not running.  Our pump is near our football field and high tension power poles. OSHA standards dictate safety regulations related to high tension wires. In order to be in compliance with those safety standards, we had to ask the Illuminating Company to disconnect high tension power which caused a delay in getting the pump replaced.  The pump was replaced today, February 22nd. B & J Environmental will be taking a sample tomorrow and we anticipate getting the results back by Sunday, the 24th. We are grateful to B & J Environmental for working over the weekend to get these tests completed. We are hopeful school will resume on Monday, February 25th.  The worst case scenario would be a delay in the water sample results which would mean providing bottled water for our staff and students.   We will update this website as we receive additional information.  
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Newbury Local Schools

It is with a heavy heart that we bring you this news.

October 10, 2018


Dear Parent and/or Guardian,


As you are aware, our school community lost one of our beloved teachers, Mr. Michael, this past weekend.  Today, we come to you again with heavy hearts to let you know we have lost another pillar in our school community.  Last night, Mrs. Donna Connolly, our math teacher, who has been educating students at Newbury High School since 2000 passed away after a long, courageous battle against cancer.   She was a strength and inspiration to all with her compassion for educating students and helping others.


These losses to our school and community have deeply affected us all.  We have informed the staff and students about Ms. Connolly’s death and have both school support staff and counselors from local agencies onsite to help process any emotions of grief, loss, or discomfort over the next few days.


As stated before, emotions surrounding grief are normal, especially when having lost two wonderful people within such a short time period.  We encourage you to check in with your child on how he or she is feeling.  Some emotions you may see are: shock, sadness, confusion, and maybe anger.


This week, students and staff have been participating in activities, such as making cards and memory boards, to help them cope with their feelings of grief. It is our intention to have a celebration of life for both Mr. Michael and Mrs. Connolly as individuals in the future.  We will keep you posted as plans are in place. In addition, we will provide information on funeral arrangements as they come available to us if you or your child are interested in attending.


We are here to provide continued support for your child and staff during this difficult time. If you are concerned about your child or if you have questions or concerns regarding how your child is coping please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or any administrator so that we can support him/her through this process.




Dr. Jacqueline Hoynes

Superintendent, Newbury Local Schools


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