Welcome to the new Knights Newsletter!
As part of the Osseo Area Schools operational plan and strategic direction, the district's communication team is working together with schools to help create improved communications between the district and its families and community members. Our new e-newsletters are more accessible and translatable, and they can be shared for easily in a variety of formats. We hope you enjoy catching up with the latest North View Middle School news in this new format.
A note from the principal
This month's update contains information on our school goals for instruction and achievement, activities used to meet those goals, and our progress toward meeting these goals. This issue includes information related to:
- Food Drive
- Report Cards
- High School Registration
- November Highlights
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Interested in Sports?
- Ways to Stay Updated
Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, our staff, or our administration team with any questions you may have. We are always happy to hear from you!
At North View Middle, staff and students strive to foster a positive, welcoming environment for all. Our school community flourishes when our students feel connected to the greater school community. One way we hope to promote this camaraderie is by supporting each other and the greater school community. This year our school will be hosting a food drive.
Our food drive began on November 27th and will run until December 8th. Please consider supporting our students during this time with a donation of a food item. All donations will be given to the food shelf programs CEAP supports. CEAP is a community-based, non-profit agency dedicated to providing information, referrals, advocacy, and assistance to our neighbors.
First Trimester Report Cards
First trimester report cards will be available for families on Friday, December 8th. Please log into ParentVue to access them. ParentVue can be used for checking your student's attendance, mid & end of trimester grades, and for signing up for virtual conferences in January. If you have not signed up for a ParentVUE account yet, please use the link found here to access information that can guide you through the account set up process.
High School Registration
High school registration is starting soon. Please consider attending your 8th grader's preview night on the dates below:
- 279Online (No Preview Night, Registration Conferences Feb 1st)
- Maple Grove Sr. High (January 17th)
- Osseo Sr. High (January 17th)
- Park Center Sr. High (January 18th)
It is highly encouraged that families attend these High School Preview Nights to gain a better understanding of the class offerings at the high school level. More information to come.
Eighth Grade Students will learn about High School Enrollment Options in Advisory on Thursday, December 14th. If you have questions about your 8th grade student's high school assignment or are interested in enrolling in a high school not assigned to your student, reach out to Ms. Schroeder (763-585-7214, SchroederS@district279.org). As a reminder, the first lottery for Open Enrollment is open until December 31.
Highlights from the past month
This month was very eventful at North View Middle School. We held a bookmark contest, introduced students to new books, held a all school soccer tournament and hosted two college and career readiness field trips.. We have included a few highlights below in case you missed them.
Native American Heritage Month
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I come in and visit my student's classroom?
Yes. Following the appropriate protocol, visitors are allowed into our building.
- Will breakfast and lunches continue to be free this year?
Yes, school meals will be provided free of charge to all students this year. It is extremely important to fill out the free/reduced meal application if you would like to continue to receive discounted services, like school activities and home internet service (upon qualification).
- Where do I find the school supply list?
Please click here for this year's school supply list.
- When does the school open?
The school building will be open for students to enter each day at 7:50 am. Please do not drop off students before this time if possible.
- Who should I contact with questions?
If you have general questions, please call the school at 763-585-7200.
- When will students get their Chromebooks?
Students will begin receiving their Chromebooks on Thursday, September 7th.
- When is picture day?
Picture day is Sept. 12, 2023, and the retake day will be Oct 3, 2023.
- I need support with Internet Resources.
Resources are available to support families that do not have access to the internet in their homes can be found here. Internet support and resources may also be provided to families as necessary by the district.
Interested in Sports
Ways to stay Upated
At the beginning of each month, North View Middle School will send you the "News from the View" Family Newsletter. These newsletters are organized in a fashion that the most critical information is at the top and as you scroll down the newsletter the information becomes more oriented toward the future. This is your “one-stop shop” to stay informed about the happenings of our school community.
Multilingual Facebook Pages
The multilingual Facebook pages listed below are where you can find resources, news, and information, in multiple languages, about ISD 279 Osseo Area School.
Another way to receive personalized information and be engaged in conversations related to the North View Middle School community is to attend parent-teacher conferences each trimester. Not only will you be able to meet your child's teacher, but there will also be opportunities to provide us with feedback about your needs. North View Middle School is a dynamic community; if you want to be involved and don’t know how, please ask. We can connect you to a cause, action, or person that will help you be connected to our community.
The NVMS website is a place to go to pull static information and facts about North View Middle School that could be important for a family at any point of the year. This may include but is not limited to, the daily schedule, the school calendar, how to check your student's grades using Parent Vue, and stay informed of your student's distance learning progress using Schoology.
Social Media Updates