New Dimensions Charter School
COVID UPDATE Thursday, October 8, 2020
NDS Warrior Families,
I wanted to make you aware that New Dimensions has had its first confirmed case of Covid 19. A New Dimensions staff member received positive test results this morning. We have worked closely with the Burke County Health Department on contact tracing and everyone who has had close contact based on the health department standards have been contacted and if needed, have been quarantined.
We will continue to be vigilant to keep our students and staff safe.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 828-437-5753.
Your support is appreciated.
David Burleson, NDS Director
2020-2021 School Year Informational Video
Hello NDS Warrior Families,
We have created an informational video that will assist in making our first day of the 2020-2021 school year run smoothly. The video explains the arrival and drop off procedure, the dismissal and pick up process, as well as expectations and activites for our students throughout the day.
Please contact Dr Burleson at email@example.com if you have questions or concerns.
We can't wait to see you all on Tuesday, September 1st!
Dawn Grindstaff, NDS Public Relations
*CC is available on the video.
Parents and/or Guardians,
Please click the button below to for information related to COVID-19 and the steps NDS has in place to safeguard our school and follow state and local mandates.
07.16.2020 Video Update from
Dr. David Burleson, Director:
We are excited to share that after careful consideration, our school will now be using a program to help organize the school dismissal process and improve safety. This program is a phone application downloaded onto your smart phone (found in the app store) and will allow you to notify the school of pick-up changes and authorize others to pick-up your child from school, alert you when your child has been picked up, as well as help organize the car line during pick-up. Using this program allows our school to do even more to help with social distancing.
The registration process is easy and we ask that all parents register with the phone application as soon as possible. Several resources are included below to help you understand how to use the application and assist you with this transition. Please make sure you register with your personal current mobile phone number or the app will not allow you to access your child’s information for security reasons.
If you do not think the school has your mobile number on file or if your child does not appear in your app’s home page, contact firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com after registration, with your child’s name, school, grade, and updated contact information for you.
Anyone who will be picking up your child should also register themselves with the application. Their screen will be blank and they will not have any authorization until you allow it within the app.
Also, new car tags will be provided during open house or the first day of school. If there is a problem with using the app, our staff will log you into the system using your child’s number. Thank You for your cooperation!
Please note: If you want to know more, go to this link https://www.pikmykid.com/features/for-parents/.
NDS Giving Back During COVID-19
New Dimensions Charter School continues to build community even in the COVID-19 crisis. While our teachers are not physically in our school building, they are teaching remotely and still finding time to assist others in our community. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Club sponsors; Aaron Mirtsching and Dana Ishuin, 2nd grade New Dimensions teachers, have been busy searching for ways to help our local healthcare community. Ms. Ishuin has been making adult and children's size masks. JoAnn Fabrics donated the fabric to the school and Ms. Ishuin has made over two dozen masks so far. The masks have been donated to Grace Hospital and to WalMart employees. She is continuing to make more masks to be donated to medical staff, ShurTape employees and additional WalMart employees.
Mr. Mirtsching has been using the clubs 3-D printers to make “ear guards” for the loops of the mask to help take pressure off the ears of health care/medical workers who are wearing masks all day to protect themselves and their patients. Over 100 guards have been made and donated to Grace Heights, Mountain Valley Healthcare, and Blue Ridge Healthcare. More ear guards are being made as Mr. Mirtsching has received a request from Carolina Rehab of Burke. New Dimensions is proud of the efforts of our staff in reaching out and helping our healthcare community. David Burleson stated, “Our school is made up of many caring, compassionate staff members and students. Giving back to our community has been a common theme at New Dimensions for years. We are thankful that we can contribute something to those true heroes on the front lines.”
For more information or to make a donation to this cause, please contact Mr. Aaron Mirtsching at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can also be made through the following link: paypal.me/admirtsching.
Welcome to our school!
NDS Framework Performance
Good morning Dr. Burleson and Mrs. Rhodes,
It is with great pleasure that I inform you that in the 2018-2019 school year your school met every applicable measure of the Performance Framework, thereby exceeding expectations. This demonstrates to all that your charter school takes accountability seriously, and the Office of Charter Schools has decided to recognize this fact with an individualized badge, attached, for you to post on your website and use in your marketing efforts.
Thank you for your commitment to high quality public education of choice. Please don't ever hesitate to reach out to the Office of Charter Schools for guidance on any matter.
More information about the NC Charter School Performance Framework can be found on our website. https://www.dpi.nc.gov/students-families/innovative-school-options/charter-schools/performance/performance-framework
Joseph Letterio M.
NC Office of Charter Schools