The NSC e-Newsletter

April 6, 2022

District to Recommend Update to Mask Guidance

NSC is committed to the safety of students and staff. As we have worked to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff, we have relied on the guidance from public health authorities to drive our decisions.

Based on this guidance, district leadership will submit a recommendation to update the Safe Return to School Plan to the Joint Executive Governing Board at its April 12 meeting. The update will include the district moving to masks recommended for students and staff. If approved by the board, the updated policy will begin Monday, April 18.

Additional information on the mask policy update will be emailed to families later this week.

Petty, Hodge Elected to Joint Executive Governing Board

Voters elected Dr. Christopher Petty (at right) and Harlan Hodge (pictured below) to the Normandy Schools Collaborative’s Joint Executive Governing Board on Tuesday, the first time the community has elected school board members in eight years.

In December, the Missouri State Board of Education voted to begin Normandy Schools Collaborative’s transition from an appointed school board to an elected one. In 2014, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) dissolved the Normandy School District and formed the Normandy Schools Collaborative. Since then, the Normandy Joint Executive Governing Board (JEGB) has consisted of members appointed by the state Board of Education. Tuesday’s election was the first step in transitioning the district back to local governance.

Dr. Petty and Hodge will replace current members Mike Jones and Sara Foster. The newly elected members will join the JEGB at the April 12 board meeting.

For more information, visit the Normandy News page.

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The Normandy Schools Collaborative is seeking qualified and committed individuals to join its team of professionals. The district will host the Normandy Recruitment Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 9 at Barack Obama School, 3883 Jennings Station Road.

Registration for the recruitment fair is not required, but recommended, and can be done at this link:

To see a list of all employment opportunities, please visit the Job Opportunities section on the Normandy website,

NHS Participates in FIRST Robotics Competition

Congratulations to the Normandy High School Viking Robotics Team for competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition at Chaifetz Arena!

Math and engineering teacher Paul Hiebert leads the team that includes students A’niyah Banks, Rogerlyn Echols, Jamiah Smith, and Tamarion Sparkling.

Teams from around the world are given a game challenge on the first Saturday of January, then they have six weeks to design, build, program, and test their robots. The team competed at the St. Louis regional tournament and finished 21st out of 37 teams.

"The students overcame many obstacles, did an excellent job of communicating with our alliance partners each round, and most importantly had a lot of fun while working very hard," said Hiebert.

Team sponsors provided more than $10,000 for the team. Special thanks go out to the following sponsors for their support:

  • Angel Foundation
  • Hartman Walsh Painting Company
  • Service Metal
  • UMSL Bridge program
  • Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
  • Harbor Freight Tools

Normandy Alumni Class of '87 Hosts The Great Easter Egg Hunt

Join the Normandy Class of 1987 for The Great Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9 from noon to 3 p.m. at Vinita Park.

NSC students and their families are invited to enjoy food trucks, ice cream, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

See the flier below for additional information.

Mark Your Calendars - Early Dismissal Friday

All NSC schools will have an early dismissal Friday, April 8 for teacher professional development. Dismissal times will depend on the school's start time. See dismissal times on the graphic below or click here to see the times for each school.

Can We Text You? Opt-in For District Text Messages

Emergency school closures? Bus delays? Last-minute schedule changes? It's becoming more common and we can get that information to families & staff quicker via text messaging.

To get text messages from the district, we have to get your permission.

Text 'Y' to 68453.

If you have questions, please visit the website or email

*There is no charge to sign up. Your service provider may charge a fee for text messaging, depending on your plan.

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Free COVID Testing

Friday, April 8th, 9:30-11am

7855 Natural Bridge Road

St. Louis, MO

NSC is offering free saliva-based COVID-19 testing at the Normandy Early Learning Center via a partnership with Washington University. COVID testing is available at a special drive-through clinic.

If you need a test on a different date, please call 314-454-4269.

For more information, email

JEGB Public Meeting

Tuesday, April 12th, 6pm

6701 Saint Charles Rock Road

St. Louis, MO

This meeting is open to the public and will be held in the cafeteria at Normandy High School. A link will also be posted on the district website calendar and BoardDocs.

April Break- District Closed

Friday, April 15th, 8am

3855 Lucas and Hunt Road

Normandy, MO

The district will be closed for April Break. Classes will resume on Monday, April 18.