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September 20, 2021

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Hispanic Heritage Month is Here!

Families,


We are already a month into school! This year is progressing, and so are students. We are so excited about the growth students are showing so far!


At Longfellow, we are looking forward to celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Through music, informational morning announcements, décor, and more, we are pleased to shine a bright light on Hispanic culture, as well as the Hispanic community's contributions to the world and to our own school community.


As always, if you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out.


Brad Talley, Principal

btalley@norman.k12.ok.us

QUICK LINKS

QUICK SUMMARY

1. Check out our events calendar below!

2. NPS Mask & Quarantine Update

3. Please be sure you have completed the Meals Benefit Form! (see #3 below)

4. Staff Supervision starts at 8:10am

5. School-wide BLACK-OUT (wear black) is Tuesday!

6. Get to Know about our PRIDE Wars fundraiser! (see #6 below)

7. Parent-Requested MacBook Restrictions (link)

8. Students can join our Drama Lions club! (see below)

9. Learn how you/your business can partner with NPS (link)

10. Students can still join BAND or ORCHESTRA! We have the best teachers!!!

11. Our Cheer squad is selling T-Shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness (link)

12. See info. on joining your child's CANVAS courses below!

13. Sign up for Parent Portal (details below)

14. Check out your child's test scores from Spring (see below)


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1. THIS WEEK, AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

*JV SOFTBALL @LMS vs. PC Hefner, 4:45pm


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

*BLACK OUT FOR ATHLETICS DAY! (info. below)

*Football @NHS vs. Whittier, 5:45

*PTA Board Meeting, 6pm


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

*No events


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

*SOFTBALL @LMS vs. Moore JH, 4:45pm


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

*CROSS COUNTRY @IRVING MS, 5:30pm


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

*VOLLEYBALL @Noble (tournament)

2. COVID-19 Update

Norman Public Schools' new expectations for masks and quarantine are in effect. Here is the overview, per Dr. Migliorino:


WHAT TO KNOW:

  • Norman Public Schools will continue to follow the law.

  • NPS is experiencing a rate of COVID-19 growth we did not see last year.

  • To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our schools, and to allow us to continue in-person learning, masks are expected for anyone in our buildings.

  • School visitors are required to wear masks inside our buildings

  • In keeping with new guidance from the OSDH and Cleveland County Health Department, any individual who is deemed to have been in close contact with a known positive case of COVID-19 will need to quarantine as a precaution and to help protect the health and safety of others.


We will continue to offer masks at Longfellow for those who need them. No student will face any negative action for not wearing a mask, but we hope that every student who can wear one does wear one.

3. Meal Benefits Form

We encourage everyone to complete a meal benefits form. If you already completed this form during enrollment, please disregard this message. While breakfast and lunch meals are free for all students this year, completing this form is very helpful in terms of providing funds for our school district. If your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch, he/she/they could also qualify for other helpful programs both within and outside of the school district.


To complete this form, please go to your parent portal account by clicking here.

After logging in, click on the word "more" and then "meal benefits."

If you have any questions, please call us at 405-366-5948.


THANK YOU!!!!!

4. BEFORE-SCHOOL INFORMATION

We want to remind you that we do not have any teachers on duty until 8:10am every school day. Many students get to school earlier and we have found some are choosing to leave campus, sometimes going to a nearby convenience store. We are doing what we can to monitor this and to remind students to remain on campus. Please reinforce this message at home, if you can. Thank you for partnering with us to keep students safe!

5. BLACK OUT!

On Tuesday, September 21, we are requesting that all students WEAR BLACK to support our athletes! Go Lions!!!
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6. PRIDE WARS!!!!!!

PRIDE Wars is coming on October 5! We need your help!


Please see the file below for information about this amazing, enjoyable fundraiser!

7. MacBook Restrictions

While MacBooks are an integral part to a lot of your child's school experience, we also know accessing the internet can have complications. Norman Public Schools does allow you to request specific restrictions for your child. You may use the form linked below to view and request these restrictions. The form has links to more specific information, as well.

8. Drama Lions for Students

See below!
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9. Partner with NPS

The Partners in Education program is a partnership between Norman Public Schools and the Norman Chamber of Commerce that encourages collaborative efforts between schools and local businesses and organizations. These businesses provide mentoring, materials and resources that add to the school curriculum and enhance student learning. If your organization or business would like to partner with a school, click here to sign up.

10. JOIN BAND OR ORCHESTRA

LMS has the most incredible BAND and ORCHESTRA teachers! Students can still join one of these. See below!
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BAND DIRECTOR

Dr. Griffith

mgriffith@norman.k12.ok.us


ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR

Dr. Bradshaw

rbradshaw@norman.k12.ok.us

11. LMS Cheer Fundraiser

Please follow this link to purchase a t-shirt for the cheer squad's fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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12. JOIN CANVAS!

You can join your child's Canvas courses!


While Infinite Campus can show you final grades, Canvas allows you to observe your child's learning process. As a Canvas Observer, you have access to their assignments, instructions, submissions, grades, and other course information. Canvas is easily accessible through the free Canvas Parent app or the Canvas website.


Check out these instructions to get connected:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/14U_xFWvCqBP1_4M-IvOHfx7F_J3l5Ifc2D9Cv4OB4H0/edit?usp=sharing

13. Sign-Up Information for Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Step 1: Go to the Norman Public Schools Website and Click “Parent Portal”

Step 2: Click “Campus Parent”

Step 3: Click “Application for a Parent Portal Account” and fill out the form

14. TEST SCORES

For those of you wishing to view your child's OSTP score for the 20-21 school year, please follow the link provided below. If you have any questions please contact your child's grade level counselor. https://okparentportal.emetric.net/login