News from the View!

Dedicated to furthering the lives of our students.

I am contacting you today to keep you updated, and aware of the work being done to further the lives of North View Middle School students. 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. In this month’s issue you will be provided with:

  • Information about Mid-Trimester Grades and Conferences.
  • A feedback request from one of our community partners.
  • Resources to support our students and your families.
  • Information about attendance.
  • Who to contact for support.


If you have any questions about this or anything else related to North View Middle School, please connect with me here. You can also stay up to date by following me at @NVMSPrincipal or liking our Facebook page by clicking here.


Noticias de la View!

Kev Tshaj Tawm

Spring Conferences

As a reminder, we will be moving conferences from Thursday, April 23rd to Thursday April 30th. These conferences will still be held from 3 pm to 7 pm. Each family will receive communication from their child’s advisory teacher this week about scheduling the conference meeting. This fifteen-minute conference meeting will be held in a Google Meets format unless you prefer a phone call. In addition to providing you with an update about your child’s grades, you will receive information about their engagement level on Schoology and information provided by your child’s other teachers. If you have a desire to connect with a teacher other than the advisory teacher, that can be coordinated at that time as well. I hope you are doing well.

Mid Trimester Grades

Mid Trimester grades will be available on Monday, April 27th. Please use ParentVUE to view your student’s mid-trimester grades. Lastly, I would like to encourage you to stay up to date on what is happening with respect to distance learning and the Osseo Area Schools COVID 19 response by clicking here. This link will take you to the district's most recent updates.

Student Survey

The Brooklyn Bridge Alliance and The City of Brooklyn Park want to hear perspectives from youth who live in Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center. Please use the link found here to share your student's perspectives on the youth needs around COVID-19. The information will help community leaders understand how to help families during this challenging time.

Student Attendance

Per the district's flex learning plan, all students are expected to engage with the virtual instruction being provided by their classroom teachers every day. This can be done either via phone or through Schoology discussions or a Google Meets class session, etc. This does not have to be one-on-one contact and it does not have to be synchronous to with their teacher's Google Meets office hours.


If your child is unable to engage every day because of illness or for another reason. Please continue to call the school with the reason for the absence. Your telephone call will eliminate the need for our staff to contact you regarding your student's absence. We would appreciate having the call between the hours of 7:30 and 9:30 am.

Resources

Click on this link to learn more about the resources that are available to you and your family.

Home Heating Assistance

The flyer below will provide you with information on assistance in paying for home heating costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households. This serves both renters and homeowners.

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Technology Resources

Schoology, SeeSaw, and Google Meet are district-supported communication tools. Linked are resources to help students and families access these tools.
Some tips for parents as students begin distance learning

Who to contact for support.


Internet Resources: Resources are available to support families that do not have access to the internet in their homes can be found here. We will also post these resources as they become available to the COVID-19 section of the district website.


Technology Support: If you need technical assistance related to district-provided technology resources, the district tech support help desk will remain open during normal business hours of 7 am - 4 pm, M-F. We would prefer an email at help@district279.org, but you may also call 763-391-7180.

Instructional Support Information

Overview

The NVMS instructional support service is a comprehensive academic support opportunity that is focused on helping your students succeed throughout the school’s closure. The instructional support service offers tutoring services in Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts via GoogleMeets. All supports are free for North View Middle School students and will begin on Wednesday, April 15th. Click here to be taken to more information.


Frequently Asked Question (FAQ):

Question: What is the difference between a teacher’s office hour and the NVMS instructional support service?

Answer: Teacher office hours are times when your student can meet with their teachers to discuss the material being presented virtually. Teachers have announced their office hours and posted these hours in Schoology. The NVMS instructional support service, however, is an academic support opportunity that consists of North View Middle School educational support staff identifying and mobilizing resources that facilitate learning and promote student success.

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Our Commitments:

We, the staff at North View Middle School, commit to…

  • Providing challenging academic opportunities that are relevant, engaging, culturally responsive, and rigorous.
  • Providing a meaningful, encouraging and safe environment that fosters the whole child, and focuses on student strengths.
  • Including data driven best practices and instruction that meets the academic and individual needs of our students, improves student achievement, and promotes growth.
  • Engaging in continued professional development to ensure that we are aware of our students’ racial perspectives, challenge our biases, and include practices that serve our diverse student population.
  • Providing effective collaborative partnerships with the entire school community by ensuring that we encourage multiple opportunities for involvement, communication, and access.
  • Modeling and implementing daily engaging multi-level reading and writing strategies within our classrooms.
  • Accepting responsibility for each student’s success and celebrate that success with our school community.

Our Mission!

Committed to furthering the lives of each student by using the best practices available.

About me.

Hello,

This is my sixth year serving as principal of North View Middle School. Before coming to North View, a large portion of my professional career has been spent with Osseo Area schools, six of which were spent working as the Assistant Principal of Osseo Senior High. Before that, I spent time as a Dean of Students for Richfield High School and middle school level Science teacher and behavior dean with the Minneapolis public school system.


While in Minneapolis, I spent five wonderful years teaching middle level Science at Lincoln Community School and Anishanabe Academy to sixth, seventh and eighth graders, and two years providing academic and behavioral support while working as dean. My past experiences have shaped my core beliefs and philosophy of education. For me, schools must be an integral part of the community they serve. They should also be focused on high expectations for all students, and through developmentally appropriate and strong instructional practices, give students the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to exceed these expectations.


If you would like to connect with me please click here. I would love to hear from you!