The NSC e-Newsletter

December 9, 2020

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How's It Going? Complete the Virtual Learning Survey Today

Like many districts, Normandy has gone 100 percent virtual, with all students now attending classes via a laptop or other device. Never in this lifetime has this happened, but as a school district we are committed to making the best out of this situation. We want to know what can we do to make this a good experience for students, families and staff.

Below is a link to a ThoughtExchange survey. This type of survey asks respondents to share their thoughts, then rate the thoughts of others who take the survey. You do not have to rate every thought, but try to do at least five. This helps us have a better understanding of the responses and how to improve our offerings.

Link to ThoughtExchange Survey:

If you have questions, please contact Normandy Communications, Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Reminder - Late Start for NHS Monday; Early Dismissal for ELC & EleMiddles

Early Learning Center and EleMiddle school students will have an early dismissal day on Friday, Dec. 11. Please check the website calendar for your child's specific dismissal time.

There will be a late start on Monday, December 14 for Normandy High School students. Students are to login for their first class at 10:25 a.m. This information is also included on the district academic calendar.

The adjusted schedules allows for teachers and staff to participate in professional development workshops and sessions.

Families Can Receive District Communications Via Text Message

If families would like to receive district communications via text message, please text 'Y' or 'Yes' to 67587. Answer the question and you're in. Parents will be able to receive important district announcements on any mobile device. (Text messaging rates may apply.)

If you have any questions, please contact the Communications Department.

UMSL Accepting Applications for Free Literacy Tutoring

The University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Education is providing virtual literacy/reading tutoring for children in the St. Louis area. Applications will be accepted now through Dec. 21, 2020.

This is a free program with limited space. If accepted, children will participate in approximately 12 one-hour sessions via Zoom beginning in January and February 2021. The sessions will be held in the afternoon and evenings. The tutors will be graduate and undergraduate students from the UMSL College of Education.

Click below to see the flier.

New Sites, Dates Added to Grab & Go Meal Schedule

The Normandy Grab & Go program will distribute meals 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday at select sites, now through Friday, December 18.

The additional locations were included to better accommodate families now that students are attending classes virtually.

Don't forget - We also have the Friday Food Box giveaway on Friday at Normandy High School, 4 to 6 p.m.

For more information, see the graphic at right or visit the Food Access & Resources page at

NCJW Donates Books, School Supplies to NSC Students

We want to give a special thank you to our partners with The National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis who recently donated school supplies to Barack Obama School. Accepting the donation (above, from left) are: Cassandra Griffin, Obama Family Engagement Liaison (FEL) and Principal Dr. Netra Taylor.

In November, NCJW donated books to Jefferson School (center photo) allowing each of the students to take home two new books. The students and teachers at Jefferson wrote wonderful thank you notes (above, right) to NCJW for the donation. Here are excerpts from a few of the notes:

“Thank you again for these amazing books. I read these books every day. It helps me become a better reader. These books help me stay calm. It also expands my vocabulary.”

“Thank you for the books you gave us. I read the books then read them to my dogs. I love to read and books are important.”

“Thank you so much for your generous donation of books for the students. Many of our students do not have access to books within their home and because of YOU, they now have their very own to read anytime they would like. My students had smiles and wide eyes while trying to choose the books to keep. The choices were all so enticing.”

Friday Food Box Giveaway

Friday, Dec. 11th, 4-6pm

6701 Saint Charles Rock Road

St. Louis, MO

Free boxes of food will be distributed at Normandy High School. Just drive up and a volunteer will place the items in your vehicle. The food is available to all Normandy families and staff.

JEGB Meeting

Monday, Dec. 14th, 6pm

This is an online event.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. The link will be posted on the website calendar the day of the meeting.

Winter Break

Monday, Dec. 21st, 12am to Friday, Jan. 1st 2021 at 11:45pm

3855 Lucas and Hunt Road

St. Louis, MO

The district will be closed for Winter Break, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021. Classes will resume on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Have a safe and restful holiday!
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