Novi Meadows News

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

DISTRICT ROAR PLAN

Please review the NCSD ROAR plan for the start of this school year.

IMPORTANT DATES

    September

    26 - Curbside Grab & Go Book Service starts

    October

    06 - 5th Grade Vision Screening begins

    07 - Student Count Day

    19 - Scholastic Book Fair Week in the 6th Grade Media Center

    27 - Virtual parent/teacher conferences. Full day of school.

    29 - Half-day, dismissal at 11:30am

    November

    03 - Election Day. No students

    NEW! CURBSIDE GRAB AND GO BOOK SERVICE

    Curbside Grab and Go Book Service starts Monday, September 26

    i-READY ASSESSMENTS

    Dear Parents and Guardians,


    For grades K-6, the Novi Community School District administers the i-Ready Benchmark Assessment as our universal screener at the beginning of the year to help identify areas of strengths and areas for improvement for our students. I would ask that parents take time to watch the i-Ready Informational Video as many students will be taking the tests at home this year. We appreciate all of the support in this matter and look forward to our continuing partnership to help our children grow.


    Sincerely,

    Jeff Dinkelmann

    Director of Student Growth and Accountability

    i-READY ASSESSMENTS

    Detailed Information provided by Mr. Jeff Dinkelmann, Director of Student Growth and Accountability.

    i-READY DATES

    iReady Assessments began Thursday, September 17. Students will see the Reading test show up when they log into i-Ready. Math Assessments will show up on Monday, Sept. 28. Assessments will run through Friday, October 16.
    i-READY VIDEO

    i-Ready 13 minute Assessment Video

    i-READY PRESENTATION

    I-Ready: Administering the diagnostic from home.

    FREE MEAL PICKUP

    All children 18 and under, or 26 and under for those with disabilities, will receive free meals until December 31, 2020 or until otherwise notified.


    What: Free breakfast and lunch
    When: Starting Thursday, September 24 through December 31, 2020
    Time: from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and again from 5:00 - 6:00 PM

    Please Note:

    • Preorders no longer need to be placed
    • Virtual students will receive 7 days worth of meals
    • Hybrid students will receive 5 days worth of meals
    • Non-students will receive 7 days worth of meals


    For further information or if you have questions, please contact:


    Evol Gazzarato

    Food and Nutrition Director

    evol.gazzarato@novik12.org

    248-449-1225.

    STUDENT PICK-UP

    Due to Covid protocols, parents will not be allowed to enter the Meadows Building. If need arises for you to collect your child, please buzz the front door and have your ID readily available. In most instances, your child will be escorted to meet you outside the main entrance door. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe and healthy.

    PPE

    • Students are required to wear a mask* while they are on the bus or in the school
    • Students will be given short mask breaks when they are outside
    • Hand sanitizer and wipes are available in each classroom
    • Students will be reminded to wash hands frequently

    ACCEPTABLE MASKS*

    NCSD is following CDC and Oakland County's guidelines for acceptable style masks. Therefore, we discourage masks with vents and gator-sleeve masks.

    SPECIALS CLASSES

    • Students will travel with their class to Specials each day
    • The Special they have will be every day for 7-9 weeks
    • Specials include (Art, Physical Education, Robotics (6th only),Vocal Music, World Language)
    • Teachers will marshal students to and from Specials to ensure proper behavior and social distancing in the hallways
    • Students in band/strings will attend this class during their A30
    • Students do not need instruments for the first week of school

    BAND & STRINGS

    Students will attend Band/Strings once a week during Academic 30


    5th Grade Hybrid

    Hybrid A: 5th Gr Band on Thursday

    Hybrid B: 5th Gr Band on Friday

    Hybrid A: 5th Gr Strings on Monday

    Hybrid B: 5th Gr Strings on Tuesday


    6th Grade Hybrid

    Hybrid A: 6th Gr Band on Monday

    Hybrid B: 6th Gr Band on Tuesday

    Hybrid A: 6th Gr Strings on Thursday

    Hybrid B: 6th Gr Strings on Friday


    5th Grade Virtual

    Band will be Thursday or Friday (TBD)

    Strings will be Monday or Tuesday (TBD)


    6th Grade Virtual

    Band will be Monday or Tuesday (TBD)

    Strings will be Thursday or Friday (TBD)

    LUNCH & RECESS

    Hybrid students will be able to enjoy lunch in the cafeteria spread out at assigned seats

    5th Graders will have recess on Mondays & Tuesdays

    6th Graders will have recess on Thursdays & Fridays

    PTO CASH DRIVE

    Each year, the Meadows Parent Organization holds a cash drive to help raise money to be used toward student enrichment, assemblies, author visits, family nights, community outreach, teacher support, and staff appreciation. This year, more than ever, our students and teachers (whether in person or virtual) will need our support! Visit the Novi Meadows Peachjar Flyerboard below.

    NEW! DIGITAL FLYERS VIA PEACHJAR

    NCSD has instituted "Peachjar Flyers" as a green initiative saving paper and reducing copy costs. Posting our Novi flyers electronically removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.

    NEW! MEADOWS PEACHJAR

    Peachjar captures all our Flyers

    Media Center Books

    MEDIA CENTER BOOKS

    Please remember to return your student's library books from last year!

    NOVI PUBLIC LIBRARY LIBBY APP

    This Novi Public Library app allows users access to digital and audiobook collections. The Libby app streamlines the functions of the original Overdrive app to make finding, downloading and reading e-books and listening to e-audiobooks easier. Find Libby in your device's app store.

    THE LIBBY APP

    The free APP from Novi Public Library for digital books and audio books.

    PTO FACEBOOK PAGE

    The PTO has a Facebook Group. Go to "Novi Meadows Parent Organization" on Facebook to request membership

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