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This is the image for the news article titled New Technology UpdateHello New Kent Community,

It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of our third week of school. I wanted to provide a technology update to the Ransomware Cyber Attack that occurred prior to school starting.

We continue to partner with cybersecurity experts and a technical team to both investigate the incident and provide recommendations for additional layers of cyber safety.  We also continue to partner with law enforcement throughout this process. I do want to reiterate from the initial message that we do not believe any personal identifying information was taken by the cyber criminals.

Our entire team has worked tirelessly to rebuild systems and strengthen cybersecurity measures while simultaneously opening the 2019-2020 school year.  These efforts will go a long way in further protecting our school system. As part of the rebuilding process, I’m excited to inform you that PowerSchool is now live for parent and student usage.  You can find additional PowerSchool information on our website or by working directly with your child’s school. 

Thank you for your partnership in making this a smooth opening despite the cyber challenge and the weather event.  I am proud to be a member of the New Kent community, a parent of a New Kent student and your superintendent. I am thankful to be able to work alongside such an amazing community. We are #NewKentStrong and we will have an incredible school year.

Sincerely,
Brian J. Nichols