NW KIDDER NOTES

22-23 SCHOOL YEAR

IMPORTANT DATES



Wednesday, August 17, 6th Grade ONLY Orientation 6:00PM - 7:00PM

This smaller event is a great opportunity for our 6th grade families to transition, inform,

and answer any questions you or your child may have.


Monday, August 22 All District building offices closed - for staff orientation


Tuesday, August 23 NWKMS Open House (6-8 Grade)

5:00 – 6:30PM Students will be able to pick up a hardcopy of their schedule

during this time. (NWKMS schedules go live in PowerSchool after 4:00PM)


Wednesday, August 24 First Day of School; Half Day release time 11:00AM

POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNT

Parents make sure you have already created an Parent PowerSchool account. This allows you to update information (address, phone numbers, who is able to pick up etc.), receive attendance alerts, check on your student grades, know of missing assignments and important information. If you haven't created an account as of yet please contact the NWKMS office to request the information needed to help you in this process.


Please make sure all phone numbers and emails are updated in PowerSchool in case of an emergency and we need to get a hold of you.

ATTENDANCE COUNTS

CHANGES IN NWKMS SCHEDULES......Advisory class is NOT at the start of the school day. This class will be held right before lunch time. Students needs to be in their seat by 7:30AM.


Full Day Schedule (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)

7:30AM - 2:25PM


Early Release Schedule (Wednesday)

7:30AM - 1:25PM


Half Day Schedule

7:30AM - 11:00AM


It is imperative that students be in attendance each school day in order not to miss a significant portion of their education. Key instructional moments result from active participation in the classroom and other school activities which cannot be replaced by individual study. Attendance is important in the development of high quality work ethic which will be a significant factor in your student's success in the future. This is a habit the School wants to help students develop as early as possible in their school careers.


If a absence of a student appears to be questionable or excessive, the school staff will try to help parents improve their child's attendance.


Make it a Priority

Talk to your child about the importance of showing up to school every day on time. Students can't be successful if they do not show up for school.


Set a routine that includes a regular bedtime, laying out clothes and packing backpacks the night before.


Avoid scheduling appointments during the school day and vacations that fall outside school breaks.


Don't let your child stay home unless they are truly sick (running a fever or vomiting). Be aware that frequent complaints of headaches or stomach aches could be signs of anxiety and reach out to the school counselor for advice.


If your student is absent for ANY reason please call or email the attendance office.


krissy.saunders@nwschools.org

517-817-4950

TRANSPORTATION

For incoming 6th graders and new students to the district, you are NOT required to inform the office when they are not going to ride the bus home. Simply inform your child of your after school transportation plans the night before. If an emergency should arise during the school hours feel free to call the office 517-817-4703.


Dean Transportation is requiring all NW Families to fill out a transportation request if you want your child to be transported for the 22/23 school year. You can find this request on our NW website @ www.nwschools.org under the transportation tab.

NWKMS FALL SPORT INFORMATION

7th & 8th Grade Football: First Official practice: Wednesday, August 17th 6 – 8 PM Practice Field (Next to KMS). 8th Grade Parent Meeting 5:30 PM. 7th Grade Parent Meeting after practice. Please like & Follow Jackson Northwest 8th Grade Football Facebook Page. & Northwest 7th Grade Tackle Facebook Page. More information TBA.

7th & 8th Grade Girls Volleyball: https://nwmounties.com/2022/08/04/7th-8th-grade-pre-season-skill-session-still-on/

Middle School Cross Country: https://nwmounties.com/2022/08/10/middle-school-cross-country-information/

Middle School Sideline Cheer: Please reach out to Coach Mollett for more information. tracy.mollette@springportschools.net

**Physicals must be turned into the High School Athletic Office by first official day of practice/tryout to receive a tryout ticket. Physical must be dated after 4/15/22. Stop by the office M – F 8:00 – 3:00 PM OR you may also email physical forms to jessica.banister@nwschools.org. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL FIRST DAY OF TRYOUT/PRACTICE.

NW Physical Forms