Access grades, mid-term comments, schedules and more through ParentConnect.

Last year Newton Public Schools transitioned to the ParentCONNECT Parent Portal for communicating grades and comments/warnings to open up communication between schools and parents. As a result, report cards and midterm comments/warnings will no longer be mailed home. Please see the instructions and tips below for information on how to log in to the portal to access your student’s Report Card and Midterm Comments/Warnings.

To Access Your Student's Report Card or Midterm Comments/Warnings:

Log-in to ParentCONNECT (https://parentconnect.newton.k12.ma.us/) using your username and password. See the tips below for more information on how to recover your password and/or username.

  1. Click "Grades" in the menu on the left.
  2. Click the tab on the top labeled "Report Card/Progress Report."
  3. Click the link called "Click here to see Report Card for Newton North High School" to view a PDF of your student's report card and midterm comments/warnings.
  4. Families with more than one student can use the pull down menu on the right to toggle between students and repeat step 4.

Helpful Tips:

  • Google Chrome is the best browser for viewing your student’s report card and/or midterm comments/warnings at this time. Firefox is not supported on Macs and Safari has been unreliable in the past.
  • If you have forgotten or lost your password, you can reset it by clicking on the “Forgot your password?” link at the bottom of the log-in screen and follow the instructions.
  • If this is your first time logging in to ParentCONNECT and do not have your log-in information, please contact your child’s house office or the main office for help.
  • If you are unable to recover you password you may email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for assistance. You may also call the school’s main office or your child’s house office with any questions.
  • Please set up an email address and change your password to something more memorable by clicking “Settings” in the upper right of the screen.  Completing these steps will help you to recover your password in the future.
  • Consult the District’s Frequently Asked Questions and Introductory Video (available at https://parentconnect.newton.k12.ma.us for more information on using ParentCONNECT

 

 

The Course Catalog for the Acadamic year 2014-2015 has been released.

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Phone number—617-559-6200

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Principal Jen Price

Principal Jennifer Price
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It is hard to believe that we are in November already, and this is the first time I have written a Principal’s Perspective this year.   For those of you new to the community, this is an occasional (far too occasional at times) way that I communicate with the greater school community.  Every time I write, I attempt to give you my perspective on how our year is going or to highlight different events happening within our school.

I begin by letting you all know that I am officially on leave as your principal for the next month.  Specifically, I have been granted an educational leave in order to work on my dissertation as part of my doctoral studies at Harvard.  Deb Holman, our very capable vice principal, will be acting as principal until December 5th.  For more information, please visit the new Newtonite website at  http://thenewtonite.com/2011/

From my perspective, we have gotten off to a very strong start this year.  Year two in the building is so much easier than year one.  The students and faculty are clearly settled into our new home and comfortable within our walls.   For example, our new Library Learning Commons is an exciting new space.  If you have yet to check out the library website, I suggest you take a brief moment to see what all the buzz is about at  http://library.nnhs.net/

A few weeks ago, we altered our schedule for two days in order to come together to discuss a book and to focus on the effects of bullying.  Our Two Schools, One Book project that we did in conjunction with our sister school, Newton South, was a great event that allowed the events of Hurricane Katrina to come alive for our students.   The discussions that day were fascinating, and allowed all of us to break from our traditional roles and learn together for a morning.  I personally enjoyed being able to speak on a panel with two students and one parent.  For that small period of time, we spoke about stories that shaped our lives, and allowed the barriers that traditionally divide us to dissolve as we supported one another to take the risk to open up to our audience.  For more information about all of the panels that day, once again visit our new Newtonite website at  http://thenewtonite.com/

The following Monday, all of our students took part in a moving presentation about Rachel, the first student killed in the Columbine tragedy.  The program, Rachel’s Challenge, clearly impacted our students.  The presenter challenged all of our students to think about how to create a stronger school culture that allows all students to feel more connected to our school.   For more information about this event, please visit  http://thenewtonite.com/2011/

The thing that amazed me about both of these days was that the Columbine tragedy and Hurricane Katrina are not an active part of our students’ memories.  They were too small to live through these events as we all did.  It was profound to watch most of our students come to grips with these events for the first time. 
Especially in the wake of the 10th anniversary of September 11th, another event that feels distant to them.

One final note.  The PTSO sponsored a very well attended event in the College and Career Center last month.  There were two documents referenced at that event that were jointly created by our School Council and our Guidance Department a few years ago.  These documents provide answers to frequently asked questions about the college process and a timeline of what we recommend over the four years of high school.  I encourage you to take a look at these documents, which can be found under the college planning section of our Counseling website at  http://nnhs.newton.k12.ma.us/

Thanks as always for being our partners in the process of navigating your child/children through these important, yet often tumultuous, years.

Best,

Jennifer Price
Principal

Michele Leong

Phone Number—(617) 559-6400 ext. 454273

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The Office of Human Rights Education focuses on issues of human rights and reflects Newton North’s commitment to issues of diversity. It serves as a resource for issues regarding gender, race, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) identity. It works with the On Campus office to present assemblies related to human rights and diversity to the school. Additionally, it works with the school’s Human Rights Board, a group consisting of students, teachers, and parents from different cultural backgrounds and life experiences. The office serves as a resource to the school’s faculty, students and cultural clubs (e.g. Black Leadership Advisory Council, Asian Culture Club, Gay Straight Alliance, International Club, Mentors in Violence Prevention , to name a few.) It also works with the Leadership in a Diverse Society class to bring our school’s commitment to respect for human differences to life.

 

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