December Edition (Volume 128, Issue 5)
Wow! What a month we've had. Thank you to our families. Because of your diligence we've had minimal impact from COVID which resulted in only two classes being quarantined for a period of one week.
We also very much appreciate your work in assessing the health of your children and keeping them out if necessary. We have been averaging approximately 20 students absent each day (Today, 11/20, we have 42 out). We want parents to continue to be proactive but also want to encourage students to be in attendance if they have no symptoms. The high number of absences does make it difficult for our teachers to maintain a solid continuity of curriculum.
As you know, the School Board did approve moving to distance learning (with no students at school) during the one week following Thanksgiving (11/30 - 12/4) and during the one week following the Christmas break (1/5 - 1/8). It is hoped that this extra time will provide additional "recover" time from any illnesses and allow more students to be back in seat on December 7th and then again on January 11th.
During the week of distance learning, our cafeteria will be open during the school day to parents who have limited internet access at home. Parents are welcome to enter through the back door and utilize the school's internet. In addition, we have opened up the NCCS-GUEST wireless network that can be accessed in the parking lot or anywhere on campus. There is no password required.
In previous years our TK-3 grade classes have put on a winter performance in December. For this year, we are postponing this performance and will be putting together a Spring performance.
We want to wish our families a wonderful Thanksgiving break. The link below is to a great article on how to minimize COVID concerns at home during the break.
Clara, Carter, A.J., Kesler, Tyler, Aliyah, Ryann, Jake, Oliver
Joseph, Miles, Aubreyana, Sophia, Daniel, Ninette, Aidan, Van, Peyton
Ben, Turner, Wilson, Carter, Nick, Colby, Karston, Isaac
Theresa, Rylee, Daelynn, Avery, Jackie, Brooke, Ava, Bella, Kole, Peyton, Chloe, Sheree, Gracee, Zach, Jadynn
Madisyn, Charlee, Jillian, Anna, Milan, Justin, Karese, Connor, Wyatt, Halona, Emily, Mia, Wyatt, Kemper, Brooklyn, Cassie, Savannah
Chance, Justin, Connor, Michael, Kaden, Sauvana, Julian, Kinson, Easton, James, Evelynne
Drive-In Movie Night: And the final date is: Saturday, November 21 (Tomorrow). Come out in your car and watch the movie on our big 30 foot screen. Movie starts promptly at 5:30 pm.
Holiday Christmas Shop: Plans are developing to have our annual Holiday Christmas Shop during the week of December 7th. Students will be able to purchase gift items during the shop. More information will come out after the Thanksgiving break.
2021/2022 School Year Calendar
Board Meeting Information
Business conducted during the last Board Meeting:
- Update on COVID-19 and the Return to School Plan.
- Approved moving to distance learning for the one week after Thanksgiving and the one week after Christmas.
- Approval of revised Board Policies
- Approval of the 21/22 School Year Calendar
Business to be conducted at the upcoming Board Meeting (December 16 @ 7:00 pm at NCC):
- Reorganization of the School Board (Selection of President and Clerk and setting the meeting days/times for the 2021 year).
- Appointment of Board member to the vacant position.
- Approval of the current budget report (1st Interim Report)
Resources for Parents
Parents with students in grades 4-8 may use the link above to access the student information portal. Not much to see just yet. However, it would be great if parents can make sure their login works.