December 15th Update

Weekly Update

Ninety-One School

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Dear Ninety-One Community,

As we round the bend to winter vacation, I would like to express my gratitude to our amazing Ninety-One team! Thank you to Andy Pauls, Colby Scheer, Heather Parkki and Cheryl Beyer, our district office team and all, for supporting our Ninety-One students and staff during my absence as I've been recovering from shoulder surgery. What a team! To say I look forward to the new year has a whole new meaning this year and I wish you and your families good health and wonderful time together over the holiday break.

Friday school spirit days have really caught on and we look forward to this light hearted way of ending the week. This Friday is "ugly sweater day". Let's see that school spirit!

Also, please look for really important information and updates below regarding new COVID-19 guidance for schools, including Test to Stay.

Go Bulldogs!


Joanna Tobin, Principal


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Thank you to the Ninety-One PTO and all who contributed to this year's December Events! We are grateful for the partnership with Zion Mennonite and Pastor Steve Bomar for sharing their space and dedicating time to help with this wonderful community building event and support for our very own families. Thank you to all students and families also for bringing so many needed items! Here are the results from the friendly competition among Ninety-One Houses.

Green House: 105

Purple House: 88

Orange House: 87

Red House: 60

Additionally, 2113 food items were collected and 1,207 socks as well as other financial contributions. Above all is the spirit of coming together to support the Ninety-One community. Way to go everyone!!

Health and Safety Information and Reminders

We are now offering expanded quarantine options for students to significantly reduce missed class time after COVID-19 exposures, all while minimizing the risks of COVID-19 transmission. There is now a "Test to Stay" option and a shortened 7-day quarantine option in addition to our current options.

Note that the new Test to Stay requires parent permission for testing at school. Please fill out the permission form linked below and return it to the front office.

More health and safety information, including guidance on when to keep your child home from school, is attached below. More information specific to our school district is available on our COVID-19 Information page.

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Covid-19 Testing Information

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Boys Basketball Grades 7th & 8th and Wrestling All Students Grades 6th, 7th & 8th

Boys basketball and wrestling both start on January 4. Paperwork is in the main office. Sports fees are waved this year. Wrestling will be at Ackerman. A bus will pick up wrestlers every day for practice at 2:50 at Ninety-One. Practice will be from 3:15-5:15 for wrestling and 3:45-5:15 for boys basketball. Wrestlers will miss 7th period until March. We encourage students to go out for sports!

Canby School District and YMCA Employment Opportunities

Please visit Canby's employment opportunities page if interested, or spread the word that we do presently have openings!

YMCA and Canby SD will be offering free after-school enrichment programs tentatively beginning November 8! The after school programs will rotate through the school year at all of our K-6/K-8 schools. This program is scheduled to be on-site at Ninety-One late winter/early spring. Please see link below if interested in these employment opportunities.

YMCA has postings for part-time teachers, after-school instructors and a full-time site director. If you or someone you know would be interested, click HERE for the job postings.

Lost and Found - Coats, Sweatshirts, and more!

Please encourage Ninety-One students to look in the lost and found for coats, sweatshirts and more!

Also, thank you to our custodian Marie Abell, we will have lost and found items available by the primary building bus loading zone for parents to stop by and look through on the following days from 9:00am-12:00am.

December 20th

December 22nd

December 28th

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Please Update Your Emergency Contacts in ParentVue

Don't forget to go into ParentVue and update your student's or students' information. We need everyone to update their emergency contacts if you haven't already. Please go to ParentVue using a web browser and not the app. If you have any questions, or need assistance please contact the office.

Important Dates

December 17th School Spirit Day - Ugly Sweater Day

December 20th-31st Winter Break

January 1st Happy New Year!

January 3rd No School

January 4th Students Return