Welcome to the new Knights Newsletter!
As part of the Osseo Area Schools operational plan and strategic direction, the district's communication team is working together with schools to help create improved communications between the district and its families and community members. Our new e-newsletters are more accessible and translatable, and they can be shared for easily in a variety of formats. We hope you enjoy catching up with the latest North View Middle School news in this new format.
A note from the principal
This month's update contains information on our school goals for instruction and achievement, activities used to meet those goals, and our progress toward meeting these goals. This issue includes information related to:
- A Book of My Own Resource
- March Madness Event Requirements
- Feedback Opportunities
- January Highlights
Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, our staff, or our administration team with any questions you may have. We are always happy to hear from you!
Family Resource: A Book Of My Own
Author, humanitarian and Minnesotan Abby Cooper has started a new program, A Book of My Own. Their mission is to provide “free or gently used diverse books to kids and families across the state of Minnesota.” Families can request books once a year via a form on the website. Feel free to share this resource with any students or families who might benefit from this service.
March Madness Event
Get ready for the highly anticipated March Madness event about to kick off! We want to make sure you're in the loop about the event and what it takes to participate.
March Madness, typically held in mid-March, features the NCAA men's and women's college basketball tournaments. At North View, our March Madness is a thrilling tournament open to everyone—whether or not you're a basketball pro! Exciting roles await, so be part of the action!
Please review the slide show found here about eligibility requirements.
Your Feedback Please
Help us plan for the upcoming school year by providing feedback on two key aspects. Firstly, share your preference regarding a virtual conference option for next year. Additionally, give input on the organization and time management needs of our 6th and 7th-grade students. Your contribution is appreciated.
Would you like a virtual option for conference next year?
My current 6th or 7th grader needs the most help with:
Highlights from the past month
North View Middle School families participated in our first family game night in January. Participants were able to play a variety of games and choose from over eight hundred prizes.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I come in and visit my student's classroom?
Yes. Following the appropriate protocol, visitors are allowed into our building.
- Will breakfast and lunches continue to be free this year?
Yes, school meals will be provided free of charge to all students this year. It is extremely important to fill out the free/reduced meal application if you would like to continue to receive discounted services, like school activities and home internet service (upon qualification).
- Where do I find the school supply list?
Please click here for this year's school supply list.
- When does the school open?
The school building will be open for students to enter each day at 7:50 am. Please do not drop off students before this time if possible.
- Who should I contact with questions?
If you have general questions, please call the school at 763-585-7200.
- When will students get their Chromebooks?
Students will begin receiving their Chromebooks on Thursday, September 7th.
- When is picture day?
Picture day is Sept. 12, 2023, and the retake day will be Oct 3, 2023.
- I need support with Internet Resources.
Resources are available to support families that do not have access to the internet in their homes can be found here. Internet support and resources may also be provided to families as necessary by the district.
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Ways to stay Upated
At the beginning of each month, North View Middle School will send you the "News from the View" Family Newsletter. These newsletters are organized in a fashion that the most critical information is at the top and as you scroll down the newsletter the information becomes more oriented toward the future. This is your “one-stop shop” to stay informed about the happenings of our school community.
Multilingual Facebook Pages
The multilingual Facebook pages listed below are where you can find resources, news, and information, in multiple languages, about ISD 279 Osseo Area School.
Another way to receive personalized information and be engaged in conversations related to the North View Middle School community is to attend parent-teacher conferences each trimester. Not only will you be able to meet your child's teacher, but there will also be opportunities to provide us with feedback about your needs. North View Middle School is a dynamic community; if you want to be involved and don’t know how, please ask. We can connect you to a cause, action, or person that will help you be connected to our community.
The NVMS website is a place to go to pull static information and facts about North View Middle School that could be important for a family at any point of the year. This may include but is not limited to, the daily schedule, the school calendar, how to check your student's grades using Parent Vue, and stay informed of your student's distance learning progress using Schoology.
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