NMS Parent Update

September 23, 2022

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Check out what is happening at NMS!!

SMILE - NMS Picture Day - September 30, 2022

Picture day is coming!! Every student will have their picture taken on picture day regardless if you are purchasing pictures at that time or not, as we need updated pictures for a variety of reasons here in the school. Also, you can order pictures at a later time through the lifetouch website!!

Picture Day

September 30, 2022

Order forms were sent home with students this week... check out their backpacks (I am sure they didn't make it out!!). Get out your smile and be ready for your close-up!!

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Mark Your Calendars - Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Mark your calendar for our fall Middle School Musical, Beauty and the Beast Jr. This great production will be performed on November 17, 18, and 19, 2022.

Don't miss this AMAZING show!!

Updated from the Nurse's Office

**NY State Mandates certain health requirements for all schools, at the end of last school year I sent home letters outlining what was needed. Second notices have gone out to all students who still need to meet these requirements. NYS offers no religious exemption for vaccines; all students must provide the school with proof of vaccine or written proof of allergy from the student’s primary care physician.

1. Required for incoming 7th grade - proof of physical in the last calendar year must be dated after 09/21/2021.

2. Required for incoming 7th grade students’ Meningitis vaccine.

3. Required for incoming 6th grade students’ Tdap vaccine

Parents have until the 29th of September 2022 to provide proof of vaccine or can demonstrate that student has an appointment to receive the required vaccination, or your child may be excluded from school. If you are unable to get an appointment with your Primary care physician for vaccination, please contact l Chenango County Public Health at 607-337-1660. If you have questions about any of these things do not hesitate to call the Middle School Heath Office.

** Head Lice – Students are no longer sent home or excluded from school because of head lice, if a student is found to have headlice, the parent will be called and notified, student may stay the rest of the day and be treated at home that evening.

1. Please be vigilant, check your child’s head weekly.

2. If your child has long hair encourage them to pull it back.

3. Encourage your child not to share! Do not swap hoodies, do not share combs, brushes, or hair ties etc.

4. If you do discover your child has lice, please treat immediately, if you have questions on how to treat your child or your home, please do not hesitate to call the health office.

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Bill Rapp Subaru Adopts Norwich Middle School

Bill Rapp Subaru, our local Subaru retailer, selected our school for this year's Subaru Loves Learning partnership. Our school received credits through their non-profit partner, AdoptAClassroom.org so our teachers can purchase additional classroom supplies for their students. We are so proud to be on of over 600 schools nationwide selected by local Subaru retailers. Through Subaru Loves Learning, they have put supplies in the hands of more than 300,000 students across the country. We look forward to deepening our partnership with Bill Rapp Subaru in the weeks and years to come!!
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Responsibility for Work

Please remember that whenever a student is out, for whatever reason, they are responsible for completing the work they missed. Any work not completed will be reflected in a student's grade.

Students must make up ALL missed work!!!

Helping Your Student be Successful

As the year progresses, it is essential to create an environment that allows students to foster a line of communication with their teachers and the school staff.

Here are some ways that parents can play an effective role in student success:

A) Encourage students to be leaders

B) Encourage students to be responsible

C) Encourage students to be respectful

D) Encourage students to be honest

E) Encourage students to follow school rules and policies

Dates to Remember

September 2022

30 - Picture Day

October 2022

7 - No School - Staff Development Day

10 - No School - Columbus Day

14 - Early Dismissal Drill

Make sure and get the app

Have you downloaded the our school district app yet? If not, please go to the Play Store or App Store and do so NOW!! You will get all the current information about the district, updates from the school, reminders, school closing information, and much more.

Don't miss out on this important communication tool from Norwich Schools!!