News from the View!

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Welcome Back!

Welcome to another exciting school year at North View Middle School! We are looking forward to welcoming our new and returning students. It is a true privilege to serve a community where families, staff, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic success and social growth.

You can expect a newsletter from us each month about everything that is going on at NVMS. 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.

This month's update contains information on our school goals for instruction and achievement, activities used to meet those goals and our progress toward meeting these goals. This issue includes information related to:

  • Academic Planning Conferences
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Ways to Stay Updated

Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, our staff, or our administration team with any questions you may have. We are always happy to hear from you!

Academic Planning Conferences

At North View Middle School we strive to create a school culture where staff members are accessible and approachable to families and the community. To do this, we ensure that we provide opportunities with multiple pathways for family and community engagement. Our first opportunity of the year will be our August Academic Planning Conference.

This year's Academic Planning Conferences will provide parents and students with an opportunity to get acquainted with their teachers, see the school building and classrooms, and receive an overview of class expectations and the year's curriculum. This year's experience for families will include an in-person opportunity and a self-guided or virtual experience. More information about each option is below.

  • In-Person: Your first option is to come to the building on September 3rd between 8 am and 12 pm or 1 pm and 7 pm. In addition to meeting with your student's teachers, you will be able to review your student’s schedule, discuss goals for the school year, meet with members of the administrative team and tour the building.

  • Self-Guided: The self-guided experience will allow you to review videos from your student's teachers and access forms that needed to be completed among other things. There is no action that you need to take at this time if you select this option. More information will be sent out on September 1st for you to review.

* Spanish & Hmong Translators will be available.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will students be required to wear face coverings at school?
    Staff, students in early childhood through grade 12, and visitors will be required to wear a face-covering/mask inside all school facilities during trimester one (Sept. 8 - Dec. 6).
    *As of August 23rd, 2021. Please click here for up-to-date information.

  • Will social distancing be required in the building?
    Schools will maintain at least three feet of social distancing between students, staff and visitors within classrooms, where and when possible.
    *As of August 23rd, 2021. Please click here for up-to-date information.

  • Can I come in and visit my student's classroom?
    Following the appropriate protocol, visitors will once again be allowed into our schools. Further details, including when volunteers can begin to visit our buildings, will be communicated in the coming weeks.
    *As of August 23rd, 2021. Please click here for up-to-date information.

  • Will breakfast and lunches continue to be free this year?
    Regular school meals will continue to be provided free of charge to all students thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Even so, it’s extremely important to fill out the free/reduced meal application to continue to receive discounted services, like school activities and home internet service (upon qualification).

  • Where do I find the school supply list?
    Please click here for this year's school supply list.

  • When does the school open?
    The school building will be open for students to enter each day at 7:50 am. Please do not drop off students before this time if possible.

  • Who should I contact with questions?
    If you have general questions, please call the school at 763-585-7200.

  • When will students get their Chromebooks?
    Students will begin receiving their Chromebooks on Friday, September 10th.

  • When is picture day?
    Update: Picture day is still to being determined because of a Life Touch staffing shortage. Students and families will be notified once it has been scheduled.

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

Interested in Fall Sports?

Click the link below for important detailed information about Park Center Senior High Fall Tryouts. Most sports are available for seventh and eighth-graders.

Ways to Stay Updated

Monthly Newsletter

At the beginning of 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 are 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 pull static information, facts about North View Middle School that could be important for a family at any point of 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 student's 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.


I am currently serving my eighth year as principal of North View Middle School. Before coming to North View, I spent six years working as the Assistant Principal of Osseo Senior High. Before that, I spent time as a Dean of Students for Richfield High School and as a middle school level Science teacher and behavior dean with the Minneapolis public school system.

While in Minneapolis, I spent five years teaching middle-level Science at Lincoln Community School and Anishinabe Academy and two 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. A school should focus on high expectations for all students, and through developmentally appropriate and high-quality instruction, give students the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to exceed these expectations.

If you would like to contact 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.