North Side Family Flyer

August 2020

Teamwork and Open Communication

North Side Families,

It is important to have open communication with teachers and office staff this school year. We are a team and we all want what is best for your child! Let's make a pact to communicate whether it is through e-mail, phone, text, Seesaw or any other mode on a weekly basis so that we are on the same page.

Students try to focus and listen and take it all in, but lets' face it, they are children and they miss things. Please reach out to staff when you are unsure of assignments or information your children are sharing to clarify what is being said.

It is a different year and it is not going to be like years past. School procedures and expectations are different as well as in the classroom. Let's all be patient with each other and support each other, this is what is best for our students! We can do this! Teachers will be reaching out to you as well and making sure you know what is going on in the classroom so you can support your child in all that they do.


Please reach out to me with any questions, (260) 347-1354 or

Stephanie Leasure


Information From Our North Side Office Staff:

1. If your child is ill, please call our office and let us know by 9 a.m. if at all possible. Our office number is (260) 347-1354.

2. Please contact the office by 1:30 p.m. if you need to make changes to your child's transportation home for the day. We cannot guarantee the changes when you call after 1:30 p.m. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR THIS!

3. If your child is a car rider, please make sure to use your car tags each day. If you do not have car tags, please call our office to get them right away.

4. If you need to change your child's bus or start bus transportation, please follow these steps:

Bus Change or Start Up Requests

If you need to change your bus location, please go to the North Side website,, and follow these directions:

Click on the "Menu" at the top of the home page. Click the “For Families” tab and then the "Transportation" tab. When the drop down menu appears, you will see a link called “Transportation Change Request.” When you click that link, you will be taken to a form that you can fill out and submit electronically. It will notify transportation via email that a request has been submitted and they will begin working on fulfilling the request. Once arrangements have been made and confirmed with drivers, transportation will communicate the arrangements to parents.

Great experience for your child - September 26th, Lemonade Day

Help your child become an entrepreneur!!! Read the flyer below for more information. Click on the link below to register. Send your confirmation to me at school and I will give your child their Lemonade Day back pack.

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Doors Open/Breakfast – 8:15

(Grab-n-Go Breakfast if arrive after 8:35)

School Starts - 8:45

School Ends - 2:40 (bell rings)

Tuesday - Friday

Doors Open/Breakfast – 7:30

(Grab-n-Go Breakfast if arrive after 7:50)

School Starts – 8:00

School Ends – 2:40 (bell rings)

Cafeteria News

We are honored to serve both breakfast and lunch to our students! Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. each day. Our students should eat breakfast (at home or school) in order to focus and learn in the classrooms! We take pride in supporting their nutrition!

Breakfast Cost: $1.65

Lunch Cost: $2.55

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Have you downloaded our district app? It gives you access to information, events and schedules for all buildings!



We understand that with Covid, there will be illness absences this year. Please make sure to call your child into school ill and provide us with doctor's notes. If illness is due to Covid, you will not receive attendance letters.

Please know that attendance is important and if illness is not the case, we do expect students to be in school. Please plan accordingly and make sure to have your child(ren) to school on time and try your best to schedule appointments around the school day.

For those families participating in online learning, attendance is still important. Students are expected to participate in learning every day. If they do not turn in assignments and participate in live streaming, they are considered absent. Please make sure to communicate any illness with the school. We will follow our attendance policy for any unverified absences.


We will have a fire drill within the first ten days of school. Not all students will exit the building during the drill, but all students will discuss and learn about fire drills and the importance. A fire drill will take place each month. Please reach out to Mr. Perlich if you have any questions about fire drills, tornado drills, lock downs or anything pertaining to safety.

This year, the school building will be locked. This is new. Please call the school before coming to the building. We can come outside to pick something up or bring something to you if you schedule it with us. Thank you for understanding!

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Please consider signing up. Help earn cash for North Side, sign-up at today!

Counseling Corner with Miss Headley:

This is definitely a different year.............please reach out if you have any concerns for your child's social and emotional needs. You may call the school at (260) 347-1354 or e-mail me at

I am here to help!

Nurses Corner:

Please continue to check for Covid symptoms each day before sending your child(ren) to school. Please keep them home if they have developed any of those symptoms and call to notify us of those changes. We all must do our part to help stop the spread of Covid.

Symptoms include (usually they have more than one):

Fever over 100.0 (double check with a second thermometer, if possible)

New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

Diarrhea, Vomiting or Abdominal Pain

New Onset of Severe Headache, especially with fever

Congestion or runny Nose

New Loss of Taste or Smell

Chills, Muscle Pain or Fatigue

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

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Please collect Box Tops and send into school in a baggie or join the online Box Top App and scan your receipts

Upcoming North Side Events:

Tuesday, August 18th - FALL PICTURES