North Side Family Flyer

August 2021

Open House - This Monday, 5:30-7:00 P.M. (All Buildings)

Welcome To The 2021-2022 School Year!!!

North Side Families,


We are so excited to be back in session! Teachers and support staff have been in the building working hard to prepare rooms for student arrival. Our custodians have floors, restrooms and classrooms sparkling clean. Teachers have bulletin boards decorated and furniture arranged for learning. Staff and students also painted beautiful murals on our walls.


Throughout the summer, North Side teachers attended professional development trainings, met for collaboration opportunities, read professional books and prepared for what is going to be a phenomenal year!


The success to your child's education is undoubtedly open communication between home and school. We are a team and we all want what is best for your child, our student. Let's make an oath to work together and help your child, our student, to have a successful school year!


I would like you to know that I have an open door policy. Please feel free to reach out to me with questions or suggestions at any time. The school office number is (260) 347-1354 and my e-mail is sleasure@eastnoble.net.


Yours in education,


Stephanie Leasure

Principal

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Student Water Bottles

We are excited to announce that we are purchasing water bottles for every student. Unfortunately, the water bottles will not arrive until mid-August. Please send a water bottle (preferably clear) to school with your child starting on day one so they have something to drink until the school issued water bottles arrive. Our drinking fountains are not open. Our water bottle fillers ARE OPEN. Please DO NOT send anything but water to school with your child!


The school issued water bottles will stay at school. We will wash them each week.

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Mural painted this summer: North Side's School-Wide Expectations (PBIS)

Student Drop Off/Pick Up:

Car Drop Off:

Drop off takes place at Door 3. Please pull up past door 3, so that multiple cars may drop off at the same time. Parents should not need to exit your car when dropping your student off. Please do your best to have your student exit the car on the right side for safety purposes.


Say your good byes, give kisses, etc... when waiting in line if possible to make the drop off quicker so that the line does not back up. We appreciate your help with this!


Car Pick Up:

We have many students who are car riders. In order for our line to run smoothly, we need your help! Please have your car tag visible for our staff member so they may call your students name. Follow the car line and pull forward as far as possible. When the line moves forward, please continue to pull forward, even if your child is walking the sidewalk. This allows us to board multiple students into cars at one time.


If you do not have a car tag, you will be asked to pull around to the front of the building to work with the office for verification of pick up of the student. Please know this is for the safety of the student.

Information From Our North Side Office Staff:

Office Reminders:


1. Book rental rates are located online at the East Noble website. You may pay it all at once or make payments each month, due on the 15th. Final payment is due on February 15th. Please know that if you are inquiring about free or reduced textbook fees, you MUST complete the free/reduced lunch application form. Call the school if you have any questions.


2. If your child is ill, please call our office and let us know by 9 a.m. if at all possible. Our office number is (260) 347-1354. If you believe the illness is Covid related, please ask to speak with Nurse Whitney. Other ways to contact us, e-mail Nurse Whitney at waumsbaugh@eastnoble.net or Stephanie Leasure, Principal at sleasure@eastnoble.net


3. Please contact the office by 1:30 p.m. if you need to make changes to your child's transportation home for the day. We cannot guarantee the changes when you call after 1:30 p.m. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR THIS! Please note that the office phone may be on night ring during dismissal, please leave a message and we will call you right back as soon as dismissal is complete.


4. If your child is a car rider, please make sure to use your car tags each day. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CAR TAGS, PLEASE STOP AT THE OFFICE TO GET SOME RIGHT AWAY!


5. If you need to change your child's bus or start bus transportation, please follow these steps:


Bus Change or Start Up Requests

If you need to change your bus location, please go to the North Side website, https://www.eastnoble.net/o/north-side-elementary, and follow these directions:



Click on the "Menu" at the top of the home page. Click the “For Families” tab and then the "Transportation" tab. When the drop down menu appears, you will see a link called “Transportation Change Request.” When you click that link, you will be taken to a form that you can fill out and submit electronically. It will notify transportation via email that a request has been submitted and they will begin working on fulfilling the request. Once arrangements have been made and confirmed with drivers, transportation will communicate the arrangements to parents.

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"Wildcat Way" Tickets - PLEASE CELEBRATE!!

ENSC has taken a focus on the social emotional learning of students and staff. With this, each school is implementing the School Wide-Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) with Restorative Practice framework. To learn more about PBIS, visit this link, https://www.pbis.org/topics/school-wide.


If you are a returning parent, you have heard us talk about ROARS, this was our previous acronym for our school-wide expectations. As we are re-establishing and updating our PBIS framework, we have decided to move away from that and we are now implementing NEW school-wide expectations. North Side's SCHOOL-WIDE EXPECTATIONS ARE: WE ARE RESPECTFUL, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE, WE ARE SAFE. Students and staff will learn this and follow procedures throughout different locations that fall under these 3 expectations, including in the classroom.


As adults, we appreciate being acknowledged for doing a great job! Well, this is also true for students! We will be implementing "Wildcat Way" tickets to ACKNOWLEDGE students for being respectful, responsible and/or safe. Students will bring home the ticket shown above. PLEASE DISCUSS AND CELEBRATE HOW PROUD YOU ARE OF THEM FOR RECEIVING THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT/TICKET!!! THIS WILL ALSO MEAN SO MUCH TO THEM! Maybe even find a spot at home to put them......


Students will be entered in classroom drawings, monthly school drawings and an end of year drawing for fun activities or prizes.


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Before and After School Care is at NORTH SIDE this school year..........

East Noble School Corporation has teamed up with Champions to provide a before and after school program for students in our district. Champions' Cognia accredited program is conveniently located at North Side Elementary School. If interested, go to www.discoverchampions.com to learn more. You may also enroll your child(ren) on this site as well.

NORTH SIDE SCHOOL HOURS:


Monday

Doors Open/Breakfast – 8:15

(Grab-n-Go Breakfast if arrive after 8:35)

School Starts - 8:45

School Ends - 2:40 (bell rings)


Tuesday - Friday

Doors Open/Breakfast – 7:30

(Grab-n-Go Breakfast if arrive after 7:50)

School Starts – 8:00


School Ends – 2:40 (bell rings)

Cafeteria NEWS!!!

Breakfast and lunch at East Noble are AGAIN FREE for ALL STUDENTS THIS SCHOOL YEAR!!!!! THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!!!! Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!!!


Please note: In order to receive free/reduced book rental, you must complete the free/reduced lunch application form. It is located on our website, www.eastnoble.net. Click on menu, go to families, click the food services link and complete the free/reduced lunch application form.


For our lunch menu, download the East Noble app below. Click on the school in the top right corner and tap on North Side. Once on North Side's page, tap the 3 lines at the top left corner and touch "dining" and you will find our lunch menu for each day of that week.

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Have you downloaded our district app? It gives you access to information, events and schedules for all buildings!

FROM THE OFFICE OF MR. PERLICH, DEAN OF STUDENTS

Attendance

Student attendance is important! By law, students should be in school, unless they are ill. Please do your best to schedule appointments outside of school hours. All vacations should be planned during our planned breaks and summer. Our calendars are posted far enough in advance for planning purposes.


Your child's education is important and they need to be in school to learn the needed material. School is more than just a worksheet, students participate in interactive discussions, read alouds and activities that can't be made up. It is imperative that they be present if at all possible. This also means they should arrive on time to school. Learning starts promptly after the school bell rings. When students arrive late, they are embarrassed as they walk into their classroom and their classmates are already engaged in learning activities. Please do your best to make sure your child is to school on time every day.


Safety

As the safety director of North Side, I will oversee our safety drills this year. We will have monthly fire drills, tornado drills, earthquake drills, shelter in place, lockdown drills, an off-site relocation drill and two bus evacuation drills. We practice all of these drills to ensure that students and staff know what to do in case of an emergency. Our first fire drill will be within the first ten days of school.


Please note that I also work closely with Mrs. Leasure and Nurse Whitney to oversee the Covid protocols put into place to keep our students and staff healthy and safe during these difficult times. Please visit www.eastnoble.net for the ENSC 2021-2022 School Year Opening Plan: Health, Safety, and School Environment Protocols.

Please feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions on the drills we practice or how we are keeping your child safe in our school environment during Covid-19 protocols. The school number is (260) 347-1354 and my e-mail is jperlich@eastnoble.net

Say CHEESE!!!

Tuesday, August 17th is Picture Day! Order forms will go home during the first FULL week of school.

COUNSELING CORNER WITH MISS HEADLEY:

Welcome Back to School! I am excited to see everyone!


If you need any assistance with social emotional needs for your student(s), please feel free to contact me. I am here to help! My e-mail is cheadley@eastnoble.net or you can all the school at (260) 347-1354.

Nurses Corner:

Parents - Please remember, Covid has not gone away!

We must stay vigilant of Covid symptoms. Please call me if you are ever unsure or have any questions! Mask are currently optional in East Noble. Please understand that this could change at any time. Students must continue to wash hands and social distance when possible.


If you have any concerns or questions, you may reach me by e-mail at waumsbaugh@eastnoble.net or call the school at (260) 347-1354. If I am not available, please feel free to speak with Mrs. Leasure.

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Please collect Box Tops and send into school in a baggie or join the online Box Top App and scan your receipts. This earns money back for the school through our PTO

Upcoming North Side Events:

Thursday, August 5th - FIRST STUDENT DAY

Tuesday, August 17th - Picture Day

Tuesday, August 17th - PTO Meeting, 3:30 p.m. in Library

Wednesday, August 18th - Board Meeting, 6 p.m. @ Central Office

Monday, September 6th - NO SCHOOL, LABOR DAY

Wednesday, September 8th - Board Meeting, 6 p.m.

Friday, September 10th - Grandparent's Day, 9-10:30 a.m. (more details to come later)