Help for families & students as you navigate adolescence and high school

Browse the topics area below for short articles

Navigating Newport:

Who to ask?

  • First, coach your teen to address the issue, and then seek help from these people   LEARN MORE

Peer Tutors

  • Description for student looking for a peer tutor and for student who would like to volunteer to tutor their peers   LEARN MORE

Attendance: General Help

  • How to access your student’s record, report absences, find information, and correct errors   LEARN MORE

Attendance Help: Power Outages

  • How to report if power goes out during virtual classes   LEARN MORE

Getting Started with Clubs & Teams

  • How you can help your student find the right place to get involved in critical after-school activities and teams   LEARN MORE


Virtual Learning:

Synch vs Asynch learning

  • Why Asynch class periods are not optional READ MORE

Why NHS does not require cameras in virtual learning

  • Explanation of the camera policy and how to coach your student to use theirs    READ MORE

Understanding how each teacher handles communications and assignments

  • With this link, you will find a spreadsheet that includes instructions from each teacher about how to access class materials, send messages, submit assignments, use asynch time, etc.    LEARN MORE


Registration Planning & Support:

Prepare for course selection each year

  • Guidance for family discussions to help your student select challenging yet appropriate courses    LEARN MORE

Overview of 2021-2022 Virtual Process

  • Registration process for the 2021-2022 school year begins soon with changes due to the virtual setting. Students and families have questions about how the pandemic repercussions will impact class choices.
  • We are still in the process of confirming those details, but click here to read what we know now. READ MORE


Coaching Your Student:

Coaching: I do, we do, you do

  • How to teach your student decision-making or other skills   LEARN MORE

Dance of Independence

  • Help to guide your student from 9th grade adolescence to the responsibilities of an adult at graduation   LEARN MORE

Setting Up Successful Parent-Teen Conversations

  • Simple 4-step process that helps families discuss difficult topics   LEARN MORE

Pause & Think: What Went Well

  • Simple practice that helps teens recognize their progress and plan for growth   LEARN MORE

Pause, Notice, Name & Navigate

  • Simple steps to learn to respond thoughtfully rather than reacting emotionally   LEARN MORE

Six Tools for Success

  • Simple skills that your student can build to support their learning now and their career later   LEARN MORE


College & Career Planning Support:

Help your student decide between letter grades and credit/no credit (the new district grading policy for virtual learning)

  • Use this step-by-step decision guide to help your student decide between a letter grade that will be included in their GPA calculation or a credit/no credit designation that will not impact their GPA. In the new policy, the transcript lists the course and “credit” if the student passes the class.   LEARN MORE

How many AP courses?

  • Guidance on coaching your student to select a healthy AP course load that will get them where they want to go    LEARN MORE

Help your student identify key interests

  • Discussion guide to help your student explore what courses to take and what careers interest them    LEARN MORE

Why your student should take career classes

  • All students–even those headed to college–should take a close look at career courses at Newport    LEARN MORE

College Career Advisor Free Expertise

  • How students can access free, yet expert, assistance with college & career planning   LEARN MORE

Health & Well-Being

Gratitude can change life

  • Simple daily thoughts that protect against stress    LEARN MORE

Help your teen set expectations

  • Teach your student that their physically immature adolescent brain makes decision making and long-range planning difficult    LEARN MORE

Grief & Loss

  • Helping your teen cope in difficult circumstances    LEARN MORE

Help your teen develop healthy stress tools

  • Specific guide and tools to coach your teen to prepare for daily and major stress situations    LEARN MORE


Equity & Inclusion–Belonging through a Culture of Dignity

Partnering with Families for Civil Society & School Culture

  • Educators & families must partner to teach conversation, civility, respect for the dignity of every member of our community & using correct information in discussion    LEARN MORE

Creating a safe school culture by combating hate speech

  • Use these conversation starters and tools to help your student understand the impact of hate speech and how important their voice can be in stopping it.   LEARN MORE