NFV Update

December 7, 2021

Dear TigerHawk Family,

The 2021-2022 school year is well underway. Moving into December, our school has continued to strive to provide an excellent education, services, and opportunities to our students. Each year I set several personal goals for myself and in turn our district. This year's goals center around student achievement, conditions for learning at our school, and continuing to move toward financial stability for our district.


As you may remember NFV received additional state funding for several years after the merger of Valley and North Fayette. This extra funding is a great way to allow newly merged districts to get started. It does create an issue when this additional funding expires. We are in the first year at NFV without these supplemental funds.


This year, we have been able to reduce our spending through early retirements and selective rehiring for those positions. This was a great start that has NFV on track to work within the state allotted funding. There is more work to do. We will continue to make efforts towards additional efficiencies and cost-effective practices, all while keeping the quality our community has come to expect from NFV.


On a fun note, I encourage you to visit our district website and check out the historic information shared on our touchscreen. Folks have found it particularly enjoyable to look at the yearbooks from previous years. This can be found on our district website, under the District tab, Yearbooks section.


Thank you!


Joe Griffith

Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP)

District results from the 20-21 school year indicate that NFV scored above the state average in most of the grade levels in English Language Arts, Math and Science! The ISASP is administered online to students in grades 4-11 and with paper/pencil to grade 3 in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. The Science assessment is administered in only 5th, 8th, and 10th grades. NFV is already starting to prepare for this year’s ISASP testing which will occur in March and April.


Parents of 4th-12th Graders:

Iowa’s Department of Education has recently introduced the ISASP Parent Portal. The portal provides secure online access to individual student ISASP results. Rather than printing and sending home paper copies of ISASP reports, parents will login to the ISASP Parent Portal to view their student’s Spring 2021 ISASP report. Instructions can be found through the following link: https://tinyurl.com/2p9ap8z6

Activities at North Fayette Valley

This fall at North Fayette Valley we have seen amazing successes for our students. Our football team competing for a chance to play in the UNI-Dome, the marching band earning a 1 rating, and the performance of "Joseph" are just a few areas our students excelled. Moving into the winter seasons, we are enjoying winter concerts, sports, plus a variety of other activities. To stay current on all of our upcoming events please be sure to follow the NFV district activities website at: https://www.nfvschools.com/.

NFV Alert System

Recently North Fayette Valley has started using SchoolMessenger as the system used for school closures and district-wide schedule changes. On November 15, families that have students in school should have received an "opt-in" text message. This would have given you the opportunity to access messages from SchoolMessenger. If for some reason you didn't receive this message, instructions can be found here:


Parents: https://nfvcsd.atlassian.net/l/c/vqV9kQfL

Students: https://nfvcsd.atlassian.net/l/c/N4p2WwQD

Staff: https://nfvcsd.atlassian.net/l/c/vYP00GP8


Community members that wish to receive communication from SchoolMessenger can sign up on the NFV website, under the Alerts Sign up button.