NGC Newsletter

9/2/22

Ready to Learn

Thank you for another week in the NGC! At this point we have transitioned from the back to school phase into full academic mode. Students will start to see assignments and due dates showing up in their Schoology courses. Some items will have grades and the grades are viewable in Powerschool. Any missing items will be notated in Powerschool as well, so if you want to check for work completion with your student, log into Powerschool. Dr. Dunn sent out parent and student login information at the end of last week via email. Here is a link to the powerschool parent tutorial if you need help on how to get started.
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Student Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

We continue to be impressed with student behavior in the NGC! You should be very proud of the young people you are raising. We nominate students weekly for PBIS awards to acknowledge students for their respectfulness, responsibility, and resilience throughout the building and through relationships with others!


Please know if there are any concerns about student behavior, one of the team teachers, elective teachers, Mr. Zidron, or myself may reach out via phone or email to find out more about how we can help your child succeed in school behaviorally and academically. We meet with students often and reach out to let you know what actions we are seeing at school. Our relationship with the students is very important and we are honest with the student about contacting you and working with you and the student to make a plan for improving behaviors. We focus on the positive interventions through the PBIS program and help students work toward meeting expectations for their actions in the building with others.


Several NGC students were given PBIS Award Certificates this week. Congratulations to the following students and their families: Grant Bauman, Anthony Brown, Matthew Cissell, Hailey Dobbatz, Cianna Fazio, Lillyann Foertsch, Jane Garner, Michael GriggsChris Hadley, Antonio Hernandez, Abby Lepper, Elijah Messer, Ava Thalner, and Kenna Tracy.

Daily Announcements

There has been a great deal on information about clubs, events, athletics, and summer trips shared lately. Check the announcements (or the archive ) for details.

Labor Day

Next week we will be off of school on Monday (9/5) to observe Labor Day.

"Flock" Expectations

Our student section is known as :the Milford Flock". Here are our student expectations for behavior at extracurricular events. We want all students, spectators, and participants to have the best environment at all events. If your student attends events, please remind them of our expectations.


  • Tickets are only sold electronically. They can be purchased from the Milford Athletic Website
  • Students in attendance are expected to be in the bleachers.
  • Please do not chant profanity or call out players names or numbers from the other team.
  • Please do not throw items within or from the stands.
  • Anything disruptive or disrespectful will result in you being removed from the game.

Picture Retakes

We have officially concluded out first round of school pictures. Students who had their picture taken during schedule pickup received theirs last week. Students who just had them taken should get hem by the end of September. We do have a retake day on the schedule for October 7th for students who need them.

Absence Reporting

In order for your child to have an excused absence, you will need to report the absence in one of these ways:

If your student needs to have an early dismissal, please complete an early dismissal pass and have your student bring it to the MHS Main office.

Emergency Medical Form

The Emergency Medical Form can be found online through Final Forms (https://milford-oh.finalforms.com). Completing Final Forms is very important; without it, we are unable to access your student's medical or contact information in case of any emergency. All forms must be completed with an E-Signature by both the parent/guardian and the student. Final Forms needs to be completed by all families.

Free and Reduced Lunch

Changes to Free and Reduced Lunch -- Applications Required This Year

Important changes have been made at the federal level to the Free and Reduced Meals Program. For Milford Schools families, this means a return to pre-pandemic operations. For the previous two school years, no forms or applications were required.

However, for the 2022-2023 school year, all families who wish to participate in the program must complete an application. Parents, guardians and caregivers will be able to complete these forms beginning August 1 using QuikApps as part of the PaySchools parent portal.

Click here to learn more.

If you have questions with the process or application, please contact Kim Gregory in Nutrition Services at 513-576-4160.

How to Apply:

  • Click here to access PaySchools
    • Click here for an set-up guide for parents
  • Once you have PaySchools, set-up QuikApps which allows you to submit an application
  • Once you apply, you'll receive immediate notification of a decision

MHS Pool

Did you that there are times that the MHS pool is open to the community? Infromation about Community Swim Sessions can be found at https://www.milfordschools.org/services-and-programs/community-bulletin-board-1

Puzzles / Card Games

The NGC is looking for a few puzzles/card games to use with some of our groups. If you have any you would be willing to donate, have your student drop them off in the NGC office.

Ninth Grade Community

NGC Principal: Daniel Yeager yeager_d@milfordschools.org

NGC Student Support Advisor: Jeff Zidron zidron_j@milfordschools.org

NGC School Counselor: Kaitlyn Richter richter_k@milfordschools.org

NGC Administrative Assistant: Paula Harvey harvey_p@milfordschools.org