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School Times and School Calendar

Newton-Conover City Schools has a proud tradition of providing quality educational services tailored to the specific learning and emotional needs of our diverse student population. 

At the 5-18-20 Board of Education Meeting, the Board approved a calendar for the 2020-21 school year.


The calendar had to be revisited by our board because of the recently passed COVID Recovery ACT (SL 2020-3) by the North Carolina General Assembly.


That law required a calendar that met very specific requirements:

  • It had to have 185 days of instruction or 1025 hours
  • Had to include 5 remote instruction days (N-CCS Remote Learning Days are planned for: 9/8/20, 10/20/20, 1/19/21, 4/30, 5/3/2021)
  • Had to add 5 additional days of instruction above the 1025 hours
  • The student start date had to be August 17

With these considerations, our board adopted the attached calendar. Our school day start and end times will not change for the 2020-21 school year allowing us to bank hours of instruction for inclement weather and other school closings as we did in 2019-2020. N-CCS works to meet the requirements of the 1,025 hours which makes our school calendar conducive to high school first semester exams before Christmas Break, and the ending of the school year by the end of May 2021.


The superintendent does have the discretion to move remote learning days as needed for weather-related closings and other closings.

See the below daily bell schedules for the Newton-Conover City Schools for the 2020-2021 school year:

Elementary Schools (North Newton ES, Shuford ES, South Newton ES): 8:10 am - 3:20 pm

Middle School (Newton-Conover MS): 7:40 am - 2:50 pm

High Schools (Newton-Conover HS & Discovery HS): 7:40 am - 2:50 pm

Conover School: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Kid Connection (North Newton ES, Shuford ES, South Newton ES, Conover School): Open for Before School Care at 6:00 am. After School Care operates until 6:00 pm. 

You may contact my office if you have questions. 

Aron R. Gabriel, Ed. D


Newton-Conover City Schools