NGC Update Week 3
November 6, 2022
NGC Week 3 Update
Freshman year is the time to learn the personal responsibility for learning which includes:
- Work completion
- Being prepared
- Staying focused
- Staying engaged
Gaggle to Launch for Milford Schools Students in Grades 3-12 on November 9
Earlier this week, a note and FAQs were sent to parents, staff, and students to explain the launch of the Gaggle Safety Management system on November 9. Gaggle proactively alerts school officials when students show signs of self- harm, thoughts of suicide, substance abuse, threats of violence, and other harmful situations.
It works within the Milford Schools technology ecosystem, including Google Drive, Google Chat, Gmail and Google Search and does not monitor students’ personal social media, web or email activity that occurs outside of the Milford Schools network or devices. Data shows that in the wake of the pandemic, mental health continues to be a critical issue for students. Gaggle is one tool in the toolbox that allows us to identify and help students who may be struggling but don’t know how to reach out for assistance.
Link to complete note and FAQs: https://bit.ly/MilfordSchoolsGaggle
Planning for Inclement Weather
Winter weather is upon us and with it comes the possibility of school closings and delays due to natural elements, hazardous road conditions, or power outages. Student, parent, and staff safety is the most important consideration when inclement weather calls are made.
How are notifications made?
Parents are notified by the SchoolMessenger notification program - by text, phone call, and/or email. If your phone number or email address has changed, be sure to let your child's school know. Contact information for each building is here.
Closings and delays are also communicated on television, radio, the district website, the district's Facebook page, and the district's Twitter feed.
If a notice is not posted in those locations, school is on as scheduled.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHING ... WE COULD USE YOUR HELP!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Include student name, time of pickup and reason (Dr. Appt./College Visit/Funeral/Personal). Attendance will then generate an electronic early dismissal pass via EHall pass for the student. At the time of dismissal, the teacher and student will activate the EHall pass and the student will be permitted to go to the Main Office to sign out. Students can only exit the building from the Main Doors of the High School.
Early Dismissal Form - Complete attached early dismissal form and have student submit the form to Mrs. Harvey in the NGC Office. Attendance will then generate an electronic early dismissal pass via EHall pass for the student. At the time of dismissal, the teacher and student will activate the EHall pass and the student will be permitted to go to the Main Office to sign out. Students can only exit the building from the Main Doors of the High School.
If a parent has not emailed Attendance, or sent in the Early Dismissal form with a student, the parent will be required to come into the vestibule of the Main Office to check the student out.
MHS Daily Announcements
Do you want to have more information about the day to day updates for MHS? Click here to view the daily announcements at MHS!
use the absence reporting form
call in 513-684-8537
If your student needs to have an early dismissal, please complete an early dismissal pass and have your student bring it to the MHS Main office.
Flu and RSV on Rise in Milford Community
We want to make our families aware that Milford is seeing an increase in FLU and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in our community. Please be mindful of how your child is feeling and keep them home if they are exhibiting any signs of illness such as high fever, body aches, cough and congestion.
Although RSV is a mild illness, it can be very dangerous to young children, especially infants.
If your child has any fever, they should remain at home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
Please see the attached flier on how to distinguish between a regular cold and Influenza. Please call your child's primary care physician if you have any concerns.
Ninth Grade Community
NGC Student Support Advisor: Jeff Zidron email@example.com
NGC School Counselor: Kaitlyn Richter firstname.lastname@example.org
NGC Administrative Assistant: Paula Harvey email@example.com