The Northern Friday Message
September 30, 2022
We had another fantastic week at Northern. Our students are focused and determined to build greatness. Now that we have had some time to adjust to the new school year, please read through our expectations and updates to continue building greatness. Remember to stay safe this weekend as the remnants of Hurricane Ian pass through our area.
If you have dates, events, or information to share with the Northern community via the Friday Message, contact Luis Rosa, Assistant Principal, at email@example.com.
Our JV Volleyball Team got a massive win Vs. East Chapel Hill last night. Let's celebrate our Lady Knights for their success and an Amazing Season.
Our very own Myejah " Storm" Phillips was interviewed by the DPS Equity and Professional Development Video Project!
As we continue the school year, feel free to contact Mr. Rosa to report any good things happening at Northern HS.
Knights in Action!
Who's Who at Northern?
Danny Gilfort- Principal
Tanisa Rucker- 9th Grade Assistant Principal
Reginald Davis- 10th Grade Assistant Principal
Luis Rosa- 11th Grade Assistant Principal
Jason Rebman- 12 Grade Assistant Principal
Mrs. Thompson- Media Center Coordinator and Technology
Cletis Sawyer-Testing and AIG Programs
Need to speak to a counselor? Contact your counselor and set up an appointment.
Counselor (A-D)- Charlene North
Counselor (E-Le)- Zakiyyah Omar
Counselor (Li-Q)- Nicole Stocking
Counselor (R-Z)- Bryanna Williams
Please download the Here comes the bus app!
Here comes the Bus App and how to get started:
1. Visit herecomesthebus.com
2. Click the Sign-Up Today! Button
3. Enter school code 97034 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm.”
4. Complete the “User Profile” box
5. Under “My Students,” click “Add.” Enter the student’s last name and student ID number.
6. Confirm the information, and you’re ready to begin using Here Comes the
Bus! Please contact Shaquana Lindsey, Transportation Technology Coordinator, at 919-560-3822 ext. 29200 if you have any questions.
If you have any questions, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2022-2023 Daily Schedules
REGULAR SCHEDULE -85 minute classes and 55-minute lunch period
9:10 First Bell
9:15 - 10:40-1st Period
10:45 - 12:10-2nd Period
12:10 - 1:05-Lunch
1:10 - 2:45-3rd period
2:50 - 4:15-4th period
4:20-Students should be in after-school activity locations with coaches/advisors.
- Be on time
- Stick to the assigned schedule
- Work hard
- Follow directions
Any student signing in late may do so through the front office and receive a pass to attend class. Any student signed out early must have a parent/guardian sign them out through the main office.
Students are not allowed to leave campus and return unless they are signed out by a parent or guardian or have open lunch. Students who do, are subject to disciplinary action.
- Students are not allowed to bring food back on campus after 12:45 pm. If a student is caught bringing food back for other students after this time, they can lose their lunch pass.
- Students can have food delivered by doordash, postmates, or friends/family members. The food will be delivered to the Bus lot entrance only. Delivery times are 12:10- 12:45. Any food delivered after 12:45 pm will be held by the main office until dismiss
Only students with an NHS-issued parking permit are allowed to park at NHS.
A parking permit must be visible on the rearview mirror or dashboard.
Students must park in the student parking lot.
Students parking anywhere else on campus or parking without a permit will have their vehicle towed at their own expense.
A. Allowable Dress & Grooming
1. Students must wear clothing including dresses/jumpsuits, or both a shirt or top with bottoms, including shorts, pants or a skirt, or the equivalent and shoes.
2. Clothing must have the fabric on the front, back, and sides.
3. Clothing must cover undergarments; underwear waistbands and bra straps are not required to be covered and are excluded.
4. Fabric covering all private parts of the body must be opaque and cannot be see-through or mesh, or transparent. Private parts include the breasts, genitals, and buttocks.
5. Fitted pants, including leggings, yoga pants, and "skinny jeans."
6. Sweatpants, pajama/lounge pants, midriff-baring shirts (must be able to cover private areas when arms are raised), ripped jeans as long as any portion of undergarments covering private parts are not visible.
7. Tank tops, including spaghetti straps, halter tops, and strapless tops.
8. Religious headwear is expressly allowed to cover the head and face.
9. Clothing must be suitable for all scheduled classroom activities, including physical education, science labs, wood shop, and other activities where unique hazards may exist.
a. Courses requiring attire as part of the curriculum (for example, professionalism, public speaking, CTE courses, and job readiness may include assignment-specific dress but should not focus on covering bodies in a particular manner or promoting culturally specific attire.
10. Specialized courses may require specialized attire.
a. School-sanctioned uniforms and costumes approved by the principal for athletic, choral, band or dramatic performances are allowed.
11. Students may dress and style their hair for school in a manner that expresses their individuality and culture, including, for example, locs, braids, geles
a. Certain programs may have more restrictive requirements for hairstyles, including NCHSAA and ROTC programs, which require signatures of students and parents consenting to these restrictions on grooming and dress.
Students are prohibited from wearing clothing, jewelry, book bags, or other articles of personal appearance which:
1. depict profanity, vulgarity, obscenity, or violence;
2. promote the use or abuse of tobacco, drugs, or alcohol;
3. endangers or creates a threat to the health or safety of the student or others;
4. are prohibited under the Gangs and Gang Activities in Policy 430l(III-7) and Gang Related Activity, Policy 4328;
5. are reasonably likely to create a substantial and material disruption to the educational process or to the operation of the school, including but not limited to items that are reasonably expected to intimidate other students based on race (for example, the Confederate battle flag, swastika, and Ku Klux Klan or KKK), color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or religious affiliation.
Teachers are only able to mark students Absent, Present or Tardy. Any absence notes/excused absences must go through the attendance secretary, Ms. Alston-Pettiford.
Each parent will get a notification via PowerSchool when their child has been marked tardy or absent, and a phone call goes home if they missed three or more periods in the day.
Students should arrive and be seated in class before the tardy bell rings.
Anyone who has not arrived at their classroom by the bell should be marked tardy. If the student doesn’t have a pass, the tardy is unexcused.
Student Council Updates!
Upcoming Important Dates:
Looking ahead: We continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Week!
October 3rd- Tennis Match @ Chapel Hill HS, JV, and Varsity Soccer Games @ Jordan HS and JV and Varsity Volleyball Vs. Halifax HS.
October 4th- JV and Varsity Volleyball VS Southern Alamance HS
October 5th- Teacher Workday (No School), Tennis match Vs. Hillside HS
October 6th- JV and Varsity Soccer Games Vs. Riverside HS, JV Football @Southern Alamance HS
October 7th- Varsity Football Vs. Southern Alamance HS
Congratulations, Junior Varsity, on your 14th Win Tonight Against East. What a 3 Set Thriller. Even though Varsity fell short, plagued by injuries, JV held it down with their own Hurricane VICTORY to Upset East in their home gym. Your Northern Ladies!
Please keep track of the following games and sporting events in our events tab.
For more information, please visit the Northern Athletics webpage.
Updates from our School Counselors
Check the NEW Student Services website for a list of scholarships available for students to apply for. There are a few September deadlines, so make sure you sign up soon!! Scholarships are always being added, so check the website for any new updates to the list.
NROTC Marine Option College Scholarship.
The scholarship is aimed at students who both desire to serve
their country and know they want to attend a 4-year university after high
school. The scholarship pays for 100% of the student's tuition for all four
college years. While they're a student, they will be a member of the NROTC
unit on campus and have certain military responsibilities (mostly classes and
workouts, about 10 hours per week). When they graduate, they commission as a
Second Lieutenant in the Marines and begin a 4-year Active Duty service obligation.
Updates and News from Ms. Couch!
Duke Physician Assistant Program
Learn more about Physician Assistants School, and Duke's Program, and talk to Current Students about their Experience with Medical Professions. October 6th at 1:10 pm. See Ms. Couch in G2 to Sign up or for more information.