The NSC e-Newsletter

April 13, 2022

Enjoy Your Break!

The Normandy Schools Collaborative will be closed Friday, April 15 for the Spring (Good Friday) Holiday. Classes resume Monday, April 18.

Updated Masking Policy Begins April 18

At Tuesday night's meeting, the Joint Executive Governing Board approved an update to the district's Safe Return to School Plan. This includes the district moving to masks recommended for students and staff. The change will go into effect beginning Monday, April 18. Masks will continue to be required on school buses.


We understand that there are personal reasons why an individual would choose to continue wearing a mask, and everyone will still have the opportunity to do so.


As we get ready to make this transition on April 18, we encourage families to have a conversation about how you will approach this transition. Here are a few talking points to support your conversation:


  • Discuss your family's decision related to mask wearing.


  • Take a moment to acknowledge the decisions of others in our school community who may differ from the decisions you are making as a family.


  • Talk about possible situations related to mask wearing that may occur during the school day and how your child may respond to it. For example: Your child may choose to wear a mask and be asked why they are doing so, or your child may be asked by a peer to wear a mask when working in a small group.


  • Remind your child that their teachers are there to support them through any concerns they may have.


  • Most importantly, it’s important to help your child acknowledge their thoughts and emotions. Demonstrating compassion and understanding for others is something we expect students to embrace regarding each others’ personal decision about wearing a mask.


As we have throughout the pandemic, Normandy will continue to consult with local public health experts and follow the recommendations of the CDC to guide our safety mitigation practices. The updated guidelines can be found on our website, www.normandysc.org/BeSafeNormandy.

School Board Swears in Two New Members, Elects New Officers

The Normandy Joint Executive Governing Board swore in two new members and elected new officers at the public meeting last night.


Dr. Christopher Petty and Harlan Hodge were sworn in as the JEGB’s newest members. Dr. Petty and Hodge were elected to the JEGB April 5, the first time the community has elected school board members in eight years.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the JEGB also held elections for board officers. Ronald Roberts was elected to serve as the JEGB’s president, with member Valerie Patton winning the vice president seat. Hodge was selected as the board’s secretary/treasurer. Other members of the board are Petty, Sheila Grimes Williams (past vice president), Sara Foster, Anthony Neal, William Humphrey (past president), and Michael Jones.


Roberts, Patton, and Hodge assumed their new roles immediately after the vote.

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NSC Debuts New Recruitment Video

Check out our students and staff in action in our newest recruitment video. Share on social media!


The Normandy Schools Collaborative is offering several incentives to encourage qualified teachers and bus drivers to join the team to help meet the district’s critical needs for the upcoming school year.


Click here for details.

NHS Freshman Wins "I Am Black History" Essay Contest

Carmen Jackson is the St. Louis high school winner for the "I Am Black History" essay contest put on by Collective Souls, Inc. youth mentoring program. She and other participants were recognized at the April school board meeting.


You can read Jackson's winning essay here.


Other contest participants include: Ronnie Shepard, Carmelo Ivy, D'Marion Johnson, Olivia Jenkins, Tyjuan Coleman, Demarionyanna Perkins, Za'Cariah Isaac, Kristin Blount, and Lintrell Langston.

EleMiddle Schoolers Perform in All Suburban Honors Choir

Students from Lucas Crossing, Washington, Jefferson and Barack Obama represented the district in last weekend's 5th and 6th Grade All Suburban Honors Choir. The ensemble performed at Discovery Elementary School in St. Charles.


NSC student performers included: Jah'Khy Jenkins, Mark Meekins, Jeremiah Jackson, Simone Brown, Shadaun Muhammad, Jeremiah Jackson, Treasure Thomas, Hailii-Rose Hebb, Chloe Blount, Sa'Maria Sledge, Maxwell Robinson, Eden Ragland, Desiree Palmer, and Micheal Collins.


Thanks to their teachers for their continued support: Suzanne Palmer, Dorian Brooks, Daniel McRath, Eugene Harper, and Maxwell Janssen.

Big Wins for Normandy Elite Teams

Congratulations to our Normandy Vikings Jr. Elite team that finished second in the Beyond the Baseline 14U AAU event in Davenport, Iowa this past weekend.


The team is led by Coach Aaron Stapleton.


In the same tournament, the Normandy Vikings Elite team also finished in second place in the 15U tournament.


The Vikings Elite team is coached by Darryl Overall.

Save the Date: Summer School Enrollment Begins Soon

Summer school will begin June 1 for high school students and June 6 for Elemiddle school students.


Dates and Locations by Grade Level

EleMiddle: June 6-July 15 (district closed June 20 & July 4)

  • Current (2021-22 School Year) K-2 students at Early Learning Center
  • Current 3-5 students at Barack Obama
  • Current 6-8 students at Lucas Crossing


NHS: June 1 – July 29 (district closed June 20 & July 4)

  • Current 9-12 students at CASA (3417 St. Thomas More Lane, 63121
  • Session 1: Wednesday June 1 – Thursday June 30
  • Session 2: Friday July 1 – Friday July 29


Arrival and Dismissal Times/Bus Tiers

Tier 1: School starts at 7:30 and dismisses at 2:30

  • Early Learning Center, Current K-2 students
  • Lucas Crossing, Current 6-8 grade students


Tier 2: School starts at 8:20 and dismisses at 3:20

  • Barack Obama, Current 3-5 students
  • NHS at CASA, Current 9-12 students


For questions on the summer school offerings, contact Curriculum & Instruction at 314-493-0443.

NHS Weekend Workshops Available for Credit Recovery, Tutoring

To ensure our students are on track for graduation, Normandy High School is offering weekend workshops to provide academic support, credit recovery, and tutoring for juniors and seniors.


The weekend workshops run weekly until mid-May, from 8 a.m. to noon at the high school. There is also a session on Thursday evenings.


Families are responsible for providing transportation to and from the weekend workshops. Students who are in need of these services have been notified and additional information will be sent directly to parents.


If you have any questions, please contact the high school at 314-493-0600, or visit the NHS website.

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 info@normandysc.org.

*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 15th, 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 info@normandysc.org.