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We are 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 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 issue, you will be provided with information related to:

  • Technology Support
  • Distance Learning Feedback Request
  • Virtual Conference Feedback Request
  • The Girl Scout Connectz Program
  • R.E.A.L Talk Leadership Group
  • Available Resources
  • Our ELA classrooms

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.

Technology Support!

Do you or your child need help with district-provided technology? If so, click the link below.

First Week Feedback

We are reaching out to request feedback about the start of distance learning this week Per the district's distance learning plan, all students are expected to engage with the virtual instruction and the support being provided by their classroom teachers every day, including Advisory, through Schoology and Google Meets. Please fill out the two-question survey found here to let us know what worked for your child and how we can improve.

We will use this feedback to improve your child's experience in the distance learning environment. Thank you in advance for sharing your perspective.

Student Support Feedback

We are looking for five families from each grade level who are willing to meet (virtually) to provide feedback on the School and Family Compact and the Schoolwide Title I Plan. Some of the programming at North View Middle School that your children may experience includes, but is not limited to, Math Intervention, Reading Intervention, Restorative practices, counseling, and family events.

If you are interested in sharing your perspective and assisting to ensure the programming at North View continues to push all students please fill out this form to be contacted for more information.

Girl Scouts ConnectZ

Hey North View Ladies!

It's Miss Lacy from Girl Scouts ConnectZ. I hope the school year is going well so far and that you’ve all been settling into the new schedule. Last year our troop got cut short because of COVID, but now we’re back and we're better than ever.

This year we'll have two ways to participate in Girl Scouts ConnectZ:

  1. "Friday Fun Day Troops"
    Meet weekly for 45 minutes via Google Meets, starting November 6th. (6th grade @ 10AM / 7th grade @ 11AM / 8th grade @ 12pm)
  2. "ConnectZ Courses"
    Not interested in meeting weekly? Sign up for a virtual program on a topic that interests you and make new friends while you're at it.

Interested in learning more about these options?

Fill out the registration form at

Have more questions? Reach out to me directly via email

Hope to see you soon!

- Miss Lacy

R.E.A.L Talk Leadership Group

Racial Education Awakening Liberation (R.E.A.L) Talk is a district-wide, multiracial, multicultural, student leadership group for Middle and High school students. R.E.A.L Talk creates critical spaces for student leaders to:

  • Develop and understand their own cultural and racial identity

  • Learn about cultures and races different from their own,

  • And become empowered student leaders who create transformational change in their schools and communities.

Email Ms. Audra or Mr. Ritchie at the information below to get the R.E.A.L Talk Student Leader Application for the 2020-2021 school year.

Family Resource

The Family School Coordinator program is a program of and funded by the Northwest Hennepin Family Service Collaborative in partnership with PrairieCare, a psychiatric group that provides mental health care for children, adolescents, and adults across Minnesota. Family School Coordinators can offer the following to students in need: provide skills-based support, work closely with teachers and other school staff to support and improve functioning in school, assist families in navigating through the, at times, confusing array of school and community support services, team with the student, family members, and school staff to address mental health needs, and offer referrals to other, more intensive services when needed. Please reach out to your school social worker or counselor if you are interested in this service for your student.”
Leah Vancura

Need a Good Book to Read?

At North View Middle School we believe that our student's education does not end when the school bell rings. Because of this belief, I would like to share a resource with you that will help you put a great book in your student's hands. Click here to be taken to the North View Reads Instagram page created by Ms. Sirovy.

Ways to Stay Updated

Monthly Newsletter

Each month, North View Middle School will send you the "News from the View" Family Newsletter. These newsletters are organized in a fashion that the most critical information is at the top and as you scroll down the newsletter the information becomes more oriented toward the future. This is your “one-stop-shop” to stay informed about the happenings of our school community.

Multilingual Facebook Pages

The multilingual Facebook pages listed below is where you can find resources, news, and information, in multiple languages, about ISD 279 Osseo Area School.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Another way to receive personalized information and be engaged in conversations related to the North View Middle School community is to attend parent-teacher conferences each trimester. Not only will you be able to meet your child's teacher, but there will also be opportunities to provide us with feedback about your needs. North View Middle School is a dynamic community; if you want to be involved and don’t know how, please ask. We can connect you to a cause, action, or person that will help you be connected to our community.

School Website

The NVMS website is a place to go to access information that could be important for a family at any point in the year. This may include but is not limited to, the daily schedule, the school calendar, how to check your student's grades using Parent Vue, and stay informed of your students distance learning progress using Schoology.

Social Media Updates

You can also stay up to date by following me at @NVMSPrincipal or liking our Facebook page by clicking here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are you doing to ensure a safe return to the school year?
    Please click here for #279ReadytoRestart plan.

  • When does the school open?

    The school building will be open for students to enter each day at 7:50 am. We are asking that families do not drop off students prior to this time to avoid the congregation of large groups of students in front of the building prior to the start of the school day.

  • I need support with 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. Internet support and resources may also be provided to families as necessary by the district.

  • Will students be required to wear face coverings and socially distance at school?
    Yes. All staff and students (kindergarten and older) are required to wear a face covering. Socially distancing will also be enforced in all areas of the building when students and staff are in the building.


This is my seventh 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 Anishinabe 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!

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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.