NPHS Cougars

Return to School 2021-2022

To All NPHS Cougar Families

Welcome back! We are excited to start this new school year in a few short days despite the many challenges Covid has presented to us over these last few weeks. The administrative team, as well as the faculty and staff at NPHS, have been working tirelessly to ready our school for our September 1st Grade 9 transition day. We look forward to seeing all other students on September 2nd. We know that the opening of this school year will continue to look and feel different than in years past. We are confident in the plans we have made to allow for a safe transition back to full in-person learning.

The purpose of this communication is to provide information to students and families on key points as well as to inform you of what procedures have been put in place. Please read through the information carefully as routines have changed.

Thank you for your continued support during these uncertain times. As with all things Covid, the guidance is ever changing and our policies will adjust accordingly.

Christen Magill


General Information

Our school day 7:35 - 1:55, Monday through Friday

Doors will not open until at:7:30am

Early drop-off is not allowed at this time but will be revisited.

Student Schedules are open in skyward.

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Class of 2025 Orientation

Our traditional Freshmen Orientation will be done in a virtual format. This presentation will be shared with families of the Class of 2025 in a digital format on August 25th.

Grade 9 Transition Day, September 1st.

By having a grade 9 transition day we are able to help students socialize with other ninth graders, and become acclimated with the campus of NPHS, lunch protocols, and hallway patterns. This will aid students in being prepared for September 2nd when all students will be present for school.

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Masks and Mask Wearing

Buses: All students who ride the bus to and from school are required to wear a mask.

In School: Mask wearing has been shown to be one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the virus. To this end, masks must be worn by all students and staff throughout the school day per the Governor's Executive order..

Lunches: Masks do not need to be worn while students are eating lunch. Students who are in school may participate in school lunch or bring their own lunch.

Cleaning Protocols in School

All custodians have been trained in cleaning protocols and procedures.

  • All areas of the school such as classrooms, bathrooms, nurse's area and high touch surfaces will be regularly cleaned and sanitized throughout the day as necessary as well as deep cleaned/sanitized each evening.
  • At the end of each class, once all students have left, the classroom teacher will spray each student desk with sanitizing spray. Students will wipe the desk making it a clean surface.
RIDE Playbook for School

Outbreak Response Protocols

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Bus Transportation and Parent Drop Off/Pick UP

We are continuing with separate drop off and pick up points at NPHS.

  • Buses will drop off and pick up along the entrances located on the side of NPHS. There will be three sets of clear, glass doors which will open at 7:30 for all students to enter. There will be no early drop off at the current time. We will revisit this option as COVID data permits.

Parent Drop Off/ Pick Up and Student Driver Entrances will be located at the main entrance facing Mineral Spring Avenue. This will be the only entrance for parents to drop off and pick up their children. This is also the only entrance for all students driving to school.

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