Norman High News
NEW in this Edition
- Principal Wright's Office Hours
- Freshmen Academy Information
- PSAT - SAVE THE DATE
- Basketball Fundraiser
- See Something. Say Something.
- NEW student entry procedures this week
- ALL students must have an ID
- Student Parking - $10
- Tiger Threads now open
- District Newsletter
- Bell Schedules
- Social Media -- please follow us!
- Student / Parent Policy Guide
- NHS spirit SQUAD merch
- Join PTA
- VIP PACKAGES and NHS athletics
- Infinite Campus information
- Technology update
- 9/1 Crosstown Class @ Norman High GO TIGERS
- 9/2 and 9/5 - NO SCHOOL
- Student Check out Procedures
- Who to Contact at NHS
FRESHMEN ACADEMY INFORMATION
Greetings Parents and Students!
I hope the first full week of school went well for everyone. In an effort to assist students transitioning into high school, Norman High School’s Freshman Academy has created a place where freshmen can come together and experience a gradual release into high school. The goal is to offer a homebase for students, in which they have access to their teachers, counselor, and principal for any needed support throughout the day, while still connecting with upperclassmen and experiencing all that Norman High School has to offer.
NHS LINK CREW PROGRAM
The Link Crew program at Norman High School is all about helping our Freshmen students transition to high school. Link Crew leaders are Junior and Senior students who apply and interview to join the leadership class. With training and guidance from their teachers, they spend the rest of the year mentoring our Norman High Freshmen, helping them adjust to high school, and become ingrained in our school community. Link Crew members assist Freshmen by exposing them to school clubs and activities, teaching them school spirit, and checking in on them socially throughout the year.
Students and parents, please be aware that STRETCH is a 20 minute period, from 8:35-8:55, in the daily school schedule that is allotted for students to meet with teachers for tutoring or additional support when needed. Teachers are available for tutoring during STRETCH every Monday through Thursday.
There are so many events, activities and constant learning happening at NHS. If we can be of assistance please let us know.
Freshman Academy Principal
Norman High School
PSAT - SAVE THE DATE
The PSAT will be given to all 9th, 10th & 11th graders on Wednesday, October 12.
Seniors will work virtually on Wednesday, October 12 due to testing.
More detailed information to follow in the weeks to come.
Contact Mrs. Kelly Storm at email@example.com with any questions.
Supporting NHS 🏀
See something? Hear Something? Say Something!
Safety is everyone’s responsibility. The public can help keep schools safe by reporting any suspicious or unusual activity. If your child is concerned about something they saw or heard at school, help them report information. Reinforce the “see something, say something” approach. **Immediately call Norman Crimestoppers at 405-366-STOP or submit a tip online at www.p3tips.com/1323 and contact the school principal to anonymously report abuse, bullying, drugs, guns, suicide risks, threats and more. Also, download the free P3 Tips app on your Apple or Android device. Click here to learn more about See Something. Say Something. Victims of gender discrimination or sexual misconduct are encouraged to file a TITLE IX report. Call (405) 447-6599 to report an incident. If you suspect that a child has been abused or neglected, call the Oklahoma Department of Human Services at 1-800-522-3511.
UPDATE: Student Entry
This week - ALL Students dropped off by a parent will enter through our College and Career Entrance at the West end of our front parking lot. Bus riders will enter through the 100 hall as usual.
If you DO NOT have an ID you must immediately go get one near the college and career area.
The College and Career doors and the 100 hall doors will lock at 9:00 along with ALL other outside doors. Key pad access and gate access for students will not be available this week. All students will need to come through the front of the school, and if after the tardy bell, students must enter through the main doors and go to student services for a tardy pass.
ATTENTION: ALL students and staff at NHS must wear an ID
School safety plays a crucial role in youth development and academic success. Students who feel safe at school tend to have better emotional health and overall a feeling of connection. This year, in an effort to support both safety and connectedness, we will require every student to wear a visible ID above the waist during the school day and while on the Norman High School campus. A school ID will help us easily identify enrolled students from those who aren’t or from those who may be from another campus. Ensuring safety for ALL students, staff and visitors is a top priority at Norman High School.
We will give each student one ID. We will also have one backup ID (free) available for them in the textbook room. After the second free ID, if a student arrives at school without an ID, they will be escorted to get another ID for $5. If the student doesn't have the $5, it will be charged to their account. Students will not be allowed to travel in our building or on our campus without an ID. Please know that providing a safe and secure learning environment is our #1 focus at Norman High and we believe our enhanced security measures will prove to be invaluable.
This link will take students to intouch receipting for credit card payments (Login is the parent login for incampus), when paying this way, we will need to see a picture/copy of the receipt to verify that it was paid before giving out the parking pass. If students do not pay through intouch they can come to the office to pay via cash, check or credit card with the financial secretary (Mrs. Summerville). She is located in the main office and will give out parking passes. Parking passes are $10
NOW open Tuesday - Thursday ! EVERYTHING is Free
Transfinder Corporation is now offering the Stopfinder application for your Android or iPhone devices. This application will enable you to set up GeoAlerts so you can receive notifications when the school bus has arrived at your student’s morning stop, arrived at school, left school, and arrived at your student’s afternoon stop.
I would highly recommend you visit the normanpublicschools.org web page and click on the Transportation tab, then scroll down the right side where you will see the STOPFINDER section, and click on WATCH VIDEO, and a three-minute instructional video will explain everything.
You will receive an invitation from Transfinder, via email to activate your subscription on 08/12/2022. Please make sure that your email in Infinite Campus is correct. Email is the only way to get your invitation to this app. The STOPFINDER app is available for download at the Google Play Store or Apple Store. At first, you will only view your student's bus information, after a few days will start receiving the GEO Alerts from the bus.
If you have any questions, concerns, or need your invitation resent, do not contact your school, instead, please contact Transportation Services at 405-366-5965
STUDENT / PARENT POLICY GUIDE
CLICK below to or your SPIRIT GEAR
NHS Spirit Squads
Welcome to the Norman Tiger Spirit Squads Booster's spirit store!! We will be taking pre-orders today through September 2nd. All orders will then be printed and distributed by a booster member on or after September 29th. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support the Cheer and Pom Squads.
SUPPORT NHS PTA - $10
The annual NNHS vs. NHS football game will be played Thursday night, September 1st at Harve Collins Stadium. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 PM. The Crosstown Clash is a special event to Norman Public Schools and the community of Norman. We look forward to sharing an exciting night with you.
INFINITE CAMPUS Information
Back To School Technology Newsletter!
- If you would like to place restrictions on a MacBook that a student is using please read the districts restrictions policy. Then once you have read the information in the link above, fill out this form.
- Damaged devices should be brought in for repair to the NHS tech bar as soon as possible. A replacement device will be provided on the first day of school based on protection plan status. Per district policy, if you have the NPS Device Protection Plan the replacement device will be a Macbook. If you do not have the device protection plan and until you do purchase the protection plan - the replacement device will be a Google Chromebook. If your family would like to purchase the protection plan now to cover the current device replacement (cost: $50/$25 for F/R lunch) please click on this link to enroll in the protection plan
- Students are recommended to leave their chargers at home. If they charge the Macbook overnight then it should have plenty of power throughout the day. If a student needs a charge during the day they utilize the charging station at the tech bar. Damaged chargers can be swapped out, but lost/missing chargers are the family's responsibility to replace.
NHS Tech Update
This network is intended for personal devices such as cell phones. Attaching school Macbooks to this network causes problems such as: -filtering issues -404 page not found errors -student printing issues. -slow Macbook login times -issues with testing software For years we had told students to switch between wifi networks to find the best connection.
Crosstown Class Information
Our Crosstown Clash Assembly will be Thursday at 1:30!
JOIN us in some school SPIRIT this week!
GAME DAY information - MUST have a student ID to get into the game
Upper class students can leave at lunch time, there is no need to check them out during lunch. If they are not returning, notify us to verify the absence.
Students with 7th hour athletics will need to be checked prior to the last hour.
Who to contact:
Assistant Principal: Nadia DeKoch 405-366-9004 firstname.lastname@example.org
9th Grade Sara Root email@example.com
9th Grade Andrea Anthony firstname.lastname@example.org
UPPER CLASS (10TH-12TH) SUPPORT
(A-G) Ms. Barbara Rose email@example.com
Please call 405-366-5812 and ask for your student's attendance secretary
(A-D) - Christie Carter - firstname.lastname@example.org
(E-L) - Jennifer McMillen - email@example.com
(M-R) - Tiffani Cox - firstname.lastname@example.org
(S-Z) - Lisa Sipe - email@example.com
(M-R) Jensen Zearley firstname.lastname@example.org
(S-Z) Katie Dickerson email@example.com
Testing Coordinator: Kelly Storm firstname.lastname@example.org
Receptionist: CC Espinosa email@example.com
Registrar: Celina Quiros firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Secretary - Heather Summerville email@example.com
AP Testing/Community Liaison: Brenda Wilkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletics Secretary: Ashley Frazier email@example.com
Nurse: Deana Aissaoui, RN firstname.lastname@example.org