The NSC e-Newsletter

December 2, 2020

All Normandy Students to Attend Classes Online Beginning Dec. 7

Please see the important announcement below from Mr. Marcus C. Robinson, Normandy Superintendent of Schools.


Normandy Families,


Due to the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in the community, the Normandy Schools Collaborative will move to an all-virtual instructional platform beginning Monday, December 7. All Normandy students will attend classes online beginning Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 18. (Winter Break begins Monday, December 21.) There will be no in-person instruction in schools during this period.


This change to an all-virtual format will primarily affect students who have been attending school in-person this semester. This is a difficult decision for us as we wanted to have all students return in person this semester, but we need to respond to the crisis in the community in a way that helps mitigate the spread of the virus.


In-person students will return to the buildings beginning today and will bring home any equipment (such as their Chromebooks, tablets, etc.) or other classroom materials needed to attend classes from home (beginning Monday, Dec. 7).


Students currently going through evaluations with Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) will continue the process as planned. A member of the SSD staff will follow-up with families with next steps.


Students who have attended classes virtually will continue to do so.


Classroom/Technology

Teachers and staff will continue to report to buildings for work. If you need to contact your child’s teacher or principal, please contact the school or reach out to your child’s teacher directly. A staff email directory is posted on the Normandy district website. For assistance with district-issued Chromebooks or internet hotspots, please contact the Normandy Information Technology department at helpdesk@normandysc.org.


Family Support & Resources

Just as we have throughout this time, Normandy will continue to offer resources for families as needed. Please take note of future communications with any updates to the Grab & Go meal program and Friday Food Box giveaways. If your family is in need of other assistance, please contact the social worker, counselor or nurse at your child’s school. They have access to needed resources and are available to assist.


To say this year has been challenging is an understatement, but Vikings are victorious. With the cooperation of our families, staff and community, we will provide the best education possible in an environment that helps maintain the safety and health of our students and staff. We thank you for your support as we maneuver through this uncertain time. Please stay safe.


Sincerely,

Marcus C. Robinson
Superintendent of Schools

Normandy COVID-19 Data Dashboard Now Online

Normandy has developed a data dashboard to help update the community on the numbers of COVID-19 diagnoses within schools and buildings. The dashboard will be updated weekly.


Visit the Health & Safety Resources page in the Return to Learn section of the website for details.


Additional information and resources are also available on the Return to Learn section of the district's website. To view, go to: www.normandysc.org/return2learn.

Reminder - Late Start for NHS Monday; Early Dismissal for ELC & EleMiddles

Early Learning Center and EleMiddle school students will have an early dismissal day on Friday, Dec. 4. Please check the website calendar for your child's specific dismissal time.


There will be a late start on Monday, December 7 for Normandy High School students. Students are to login for their first class at 10:25 a.m. This information is also included on the district academic calendar.


The adjusted schedules allows for teachers and staff to participate in professional development workshops and sessions.

Families Can Receive District Communications Via Text Message

If families would like to receive district communications via text message, please text 'Y' or 'Yes' to 67587. Answer the question and you're in. Parents will be able to receive important district announcements on any mobile device. (Text messaging rates may apply.)


If you have any questions, please contact the Communications Department.

Grab & Go Meal Distribution Resumes Dec. 3

The Normandy Grab & Go program will distribute meals at Barack Obama, Bel-Nor, Washington, and Normandy Early Learning Center, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 3.


Meals are also available Mondays and Thursdays, 7:25 to 8:25 a.m. for families living in Lucas Hunt Village, Norwood Court, and Springdale apartment complexes.


Due to the district going all virtual beginning Dec. 7, there will be some changes to the program but it will continue. NSC will notify families of updates and changes via email, district social media pages, newsletter, and website.


For more information, visit the Food Access & Resources page at www.normandysc.org/return2learn

Friday Food Box Giveaway

Friday, Dec. 4th, 4-6pm

6701 Saint Charles Rock Road

St. Louis, MO

Free boxes of food will be distributed at the high school. Just drive up and a volunteer will place the items in your vehicle. The food is available to all Normandy families and staff.

JEGB Meeting

Monday, Dec. 14th, 6pm

This is an online event.

The meeting will take place via Zoom. The link will be posted on the website calendar the day of the meeting.

Winter Break

Monday, Dec. 21st, 12am to Friday, Jan. 1st 2021 at 11:45pm

3855 Lucas and Hunt Road

St. Louis, MO

The district will be closed for Winter Break, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021. Classes will resume on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Have a safe and restful holiday!
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