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November 12, 2021



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E-Learning Plan and Emergency Days

The School Board has approved an E-Learning plan that gives the district the option to offer remote learning in place of emergency days. Currently, our last day of school is Tuesday, May 24, which is the week before Memorial Day. As we move into the winter months, we want to update you on the plan for how the district will manage emergency days and e-learning days.

  • If we experience inclement weather, the first three days will be “snow days” that will be made up at the end of the school year on May 25, 26, and 27 as needed.

  • Subsequent emergency days will be remote days so the last attendance day will still be before Memorial Day.

  • If there is a long stretch of inclement weather (blizzard, polar vortex, etc.), we may split the days into “snow days” and e-learning days so as to not have too many non-attendance days in a row.



Madrigals Kick Off The Holiday Season--All Performers are SCN Students

November 18, 19, 20 at 7:30PM in the SCN Auditorium

  1. Seating will be limited to 20 “tables for four” for each performance. (80 patrons total)

  2. Each ticket you reserve consists of one table with 4 chairs. List names of attendees where indicated.
  3. The tickets are free, donations appreciated.
  4. See below for Covid Guideline

To book your table, go to https://scnmadrigal2021.eventbrite.com

Password: Wassail

The ticket price is DONATION. Every little bit helps. Thank you.

Please be advised of Covid 19 Mitigations mandated by School District Administration:

  1. There will be no food or drink served this year.
  2. Masks must be worn by everyone at all times.
  3. A distance of 3 feet must be maintained between people at each table, and a distance of 6 feet must be maintained between tables

SCN 2021 Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

SCN's 2021 Thanksgiving Turkey Drive has begun! The Student Life Office is working with student organizations in our building to collect the 1,400 total items needed to provide 100 families in the St. Charles area with a complete Thanksgiving dinner. These Thanksgiving dinners will also be packed and delivered by our students!

PTO President Vacancy

Current President is a Senior parent; this role needs to be filled ASAP! Opportunity to shadow the current President and assume the leadership role in a few months.

This position works with a great team of parents and helps support North student activities throughout the year. It is a rewarding, highly appreciated, and essential position.

Step up and help make a difference!

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Students can still sign up for the following winter sports on the North website 8to18. The cost is $120 and physicals can be turned in at the athletic office:

  • Girls Bowling
  • Boys Swim & Dive
  • Wrestling



November 15th - 19th is Anti-Bullying Week 2021

Kindness is more important today than it has ever been. The isolation of the last year has underlined how little acts of kindness can brighten the lives of the people around us. The Anti-Bullying Alliance asked over 400 young people, teachers, and parents what they wanted from this year’s Anti-Bullying Week. All stated clearly that they wanted anti-bullying week to be about hope and the positive and kind things we can do to halt hurtful behaviour in its tracks. Below are some ways we can break the cycle of bullying. Find more resources for young people at this link: OneKindWord

  • Be Kind; Ask if someone is feeling okay. Are they having a good day?

  • It can be easy to follow a kindness ‘trend’ by posting online, but it is harder to commit to kindness in our daily words and actions. Take the time to be kind to others. One Kind Word really can make a difference, especially for those who may be struggling. It can be a turning point. It can make their day and it can help break the cycle of bullying.

  • Kindness fuels kindness. One Kind Word or one act of kindness leads to another. So, whoever you are, wherever you are, online or offline, remember one act of kindness can create a ripple effect that spreads outwards, touching the lives of others and inspiring kindness everywhere.

It starts with One Kind Word. It starts today.

One incident of bullying is serious enough but when it persists over a period of time it can become a devastating problem. The negative impact that bullying can have on the physical, emotional, academic, social and personal well-being of young people cannot be underestimated. In support of Anti-Bullying Week and our students who struggle, we would like to recommend some wonderful books on coping with and overcoming bullying of all kinds. Click on the book title to place the book on hold.

The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris

“The news of Burke Harris’s research is just how deeply our bodies can be imprinted by ACEs—adverse childhood experiences like abuse, neglect, parental addiction, mental illness, and divorce. Childhood adversity changes our biological systems, and lasts a lifetime. For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, the scientific insight and innovative, acclaimed health interventions in The Deepest Well represent hope for preventing lifelong illness for those we love and for generations to come​.” GoodReadsReview

Booked (The Crossover #2) by Kwame Alexander

In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read. This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match! GoodReadsReview



Upcoming School Board Meetings

November 15--Learning & Teaching Committee Meeting--5:30pm

November 18-Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting--6:00pm

November 22- Special School Board Meeting--5:30pm

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