NPHS RETURN TO SCHOOL

Update 1 of 2 - Next Update on Friday, August 28, 2020

Cohort Assignment

Your student or students have been assigned to a Cohort (A or B). Please see the schedule below for the days that your students will be attending school.


Cohort A: Will attend school every Monday and Tuesday and every other Wednesday.

Cohort B: Will attend school every Thursday and Friday and every other Wednesday.


Cohorts have been assigned via household for the entire district. As cohorts have been assigned, multiple district-wide considerations were taken into account. These included but were not limited to:


  • transportation
  • students in multiple buildings
  • class sizes
  • class balance
  • requirements to remain at 50% capacity or less in all settings



Due to the complexity of these operational and logistical considerations, it will not be possible to change cohorts at this time. Thank you for understanding that in order to have all of our students who wish to return to the building, we must adhere to these requirements and cannot make changes to accommodate individual requests at this time.

2020-2021 School Year Calendar for Cohort A

Click here for printable PDF of 2020-2021 School Year Calendar

2020-2021 School Year Calendar for Cohort B

Click here for printable PDF of 2020-2021 School Year Calendar

Note From the Principal

Dear Trojan Families and Students,


It has been a very long time (too long) since we have been together at NPHS. Even though it will be a very different start to the school year, we are so looking forward to seeing you back in the building soon. We know you have been patiently waiting for news and updates about what to expect as you return to school this fall and it has come piece by piece. As information becomes available to us, we are applying it and reworking all of our systems and structure to meet new requirements. We thank you for your continued patience and grace as we embark on this. We will continue to update you in as timely a fashion as possible. This newsletter will contain some need-to-know information and you will receive more about what you can specifically expect on your first day of school next Friday, August 28, 2020.


Looking forward to seeing you soon!


Best,

Mrs. Adams

Principal

Orientation Activities

GRADE 9 ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES

  • Group A - Building Tour & Visit - August 31, 2020 - 3:30 -5:00 PM - In person - Students Only
  • Group B - Building Tour & Visit - September 1, 2020 - 3:30 - 5:00 PM - In person - Students only
  • All Grade 9 Link Crew Orientation - September 2, 2020 - 10:00 - 12:00 - VIRTUAL


GRADES 10-12 ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES

  • Grades 10-12 - Open Building Visits - September 1, 2020 - 10:00 - 2:00 PM.
    30 minute scheduled visits - Sign Up Available on 8/28/20.

Student Schedules & Schedule Change Requests

Now that you know your assigned cohort, you are likely anxious to see your schedule. We do need more time to finalize each individual schedule. Because we have had to create separate master schedules, one for distance learners, one for hybrid learners and ensure that both can also fully accommodate the possibility of a return to school for all students at 100% capacity, we are still working through the process of balancing sections and resolving conflicts. Schedules will be made public on Friday, August 28. If you have questions or concerns about your individual schedule, there will be instructions on how to submit a schedule change request to your counselor included.

Meals For Curbside Pick-Up On Hybrid Home Days

Nutrition Services will have breakfast and lunch available for curbside pick-up each day for K-12 students who are learning at home. To help us adequately plan for the preparation and distribution of curbside meals, please complete the survey by clicking the button below to indicate if your family would utilize this service. This is not a pre-order for meals - information regarding pre-ordering will be sent in the coming days. Note that if your family does not receive free or reduced-price meal benefits, your child's meal account will be charged for each meal that is picked up. More information about meal prices and how to apply for free or reduced-price meals is available at https://www.npaschools.org/food-service.

STUDENT MEALS AVAILABLE ON HYBRID@ HOME DAYS

To help us adequately plan for the preparation and distribution of curbside meals, please complete the survey by clicking the button above to indicate if your family would utilize this service.

Updated 20-21 NPAS Return to School Guide

Click here to review protocols around cleaning, hygiene, masking requirements, attendance, and more. Procedures specific to NPHS will be shared in update # 2 on 8/28/20.

2020-21 Changes to Daily and Annual Building Schedules

  • There will be no 90-Minute late starts for professional development this school year.
  • Early Release Thursdays have been removed from this school year.
  • Advisory will take place on Wednesdays between 2nd & 3rd hours for the hybrid group that is in the building. Each advisement will consist of 10-12 students and will meet with the same advisor each week. Advisors will remain the same for all four years of a student's high school career.

Senior Privileges Program

Yes, Senior Privileges Program will be offered. Sign Up details will be in Update #2.

Lifetouch Pictures

Save the date!! Lifetouch student pictures will take place on the following dates during regular school day during social studies class:


  • Monday, September 14 for Group A
  • Thursday, September 17 for Group B

What Supplies Are Needed At NPHS?

Given the extenuating circumstances of this school year, it is recommended that students wait to confirm with their assigned teachers before purchasing items for the 20-21 school year. That said please click on the button below to see a detailed list of supplies required by course. Students can start the school year with a few essentials (notebooks, writing utensils, backpacks) and then families can determine what is needed.


Planners
: That said, students are encouraged to use a planner/organizer. The main office has planners for sale for $5.00. Contact the office for purchase.


All departments will take donations of supply items to be used in the classroom: whiteboard markers, hand sanitizer, kleenex, etc. Donations can be dropped off in the Main Office.

Information To Expect In Update # 2

  • Attendance Procedures
  • Social Distancing - hallways, classrooms, lunches, locker banks and bathrooms
  • Specific plans for non-traditional classroom-based courses such as Physical Education, Family and Consumer Science, Band, Choir, Technical Education, MARS
  • Video orientation of distance learning
  • Mask policy (See NPAS Return to School Guidelines for current requirements)
  • Arrival times

Chromebook Technology Fee

How do I pay for Chromebook technology fees or classroom fees?

Log in to your Campus Portal account. Choose School Store. Then choose Building (High School, Middle School, etc.). You can pay for all items at one time but you have to add items to your cart by building.

Homecoming 2020

This event is currently under review and an update will be shared in September.

Websites to Reference

High School Website -- The New Prague High School website contains the daily schedule, announcements, staff directory, guidance information and much more. You are encouraged to visit the site as it can be a valuable resource as you plaln for the upcoming school year.


HS COVID Information Center - This webpage serves as a hub for updates related to the reopening of our schools for Fall of 2020. We will regularly update this page as our plans continue to take shape. We encourage you to keep checking back for the latest information.

NPHS Website

The New Prague High School website contains the daily schedule, announcements, staff directory, guidance information, and much more. You are encouraged to visit the site as it can be a valuable resource as you plan for the upcoming school year.

NPHS COVID INFORMATION CENTER

This webpage serves as a hub for updates related to the reopening of our schools for the fall of 2020. We will regularly update this page as our plans continue to take shape. We encourage you to keep checking back for the latest information.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

Medication Administration Form

If your child is required to take medication at school, you will need to fill out a Medication Administration Form. Medication will need to be stored in the nurse's office. Click here to get a PDF. Print, complete, and return to the nurse's office.

SchoolStore Will Replace FeePay

This year NPAS will be using SchoolStore. This can be used to pay all fees just by logging into your Campus Portal account. We will be using SchoolStore to collect this year's technology fee.
Login to Campus Portal account. Choose School Store. Then choose Building (High School, Middle School, etc.). You can pay for all items at one time but you have to add items to your cart by building. See screenshots below for details.

NPHS Parking Permits

We will be issuing parking permits for the 2020-2021 school year. At this time, we will not be collecting a fee. A parking fee will be assessed at the end of the semester based on the number of days used.

Process for Picking up Parking Permits

  • Complete the parking permit form.
  • Bring the completed form to the attendance window during the first week of school to register your vehicle. There is not a need to pick up your parking permit prior to the school year.
  • Place the parking permit in your car.
  • You must have a parking permit to park on school grounds.
Parking Permit Form

Click here to get a PDF of the Parking Permit Form. Complete and return to the attendance window during the first week of school to register.