The NSC e-Newsletter
December 16, 2020
'Snow Days' Are Now Virtual Learning Days
Dear Normandy Families:
As the winter season is approaching, school districts are planning for those days when weather would typically be deemed unsafe to attend school. In the past we have had to cancel school due to unsafe road conditions and/or frigid temperatures.
This year, with our shift to remote learning as a result of COVID-19 mitigation, Normandy has the structure in place to provide remote/virtual learning to students on what would previously be considered a ‘snow day.’
On those days when we have severe weather, the district will communicate to families and media outlets that the district will have a remote learning day. Students will remain at home, but will login for classes as they typically would for remote learning. We are working with teachers to make sure students are ready to learn from home on those days.
Under extenuating circumstances (e.g., area internet or power outages), the district may need to cancel school altogether (no remote learning). We will use our normal communication channels (phone, email, text, social media, website) to inform families as to what the status will be -- remote learning or class cancellation.
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher or building principal.
Marcus C. Robinson
Post-Holiday Return Plan Announced
Winter Break comes to an end and classes resume for Normandy students and staff on Monday, January 4.
To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 upon the return from the Winter Break, all Normandy students will be virtual (online) January 4-15, 2021.
On Tuesday, January 19, students who were attending class in buildings for 2020 will return to schools for in-person instruction. (Monday, January 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday.)
All other students will continue to take classes remotely.
If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher or the building principal.
How's It Going? Complete the Virtual Learning Survey Today
Below is a link to a ThoughtExchange survey. This type of survey asks respondents to share their thoughts, then rate the thoughts of others who take the survey. You do not have to rate every thought, but try to do at least five. This helps us have a better understanding of the responses and how to improve our offerings.
The survey will be open until Friday, Dec. 18.
Link to ThoughtExchange Survey: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/227305988
If you have questions, please contact Normandy Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
No Friday Early Dismissal for ELC & EleMiddles
Early Learning Center and EleMiddle school students will have a full-day of classes Friday, Dec. 18. No students will be dismissed early on Friday.
Families Can Receive District Communications Via Text Message
If you have any questions, please contact the Communications Department.
New Hours for Onsite IT Helpdesk
2 p.m. to 6pm - Monday, Wednesday and Friday
8 a.m. to noon - Tuesday and Thursday
Normandy High School - North Hall
6701 Saint Charles Rock Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63133
PLEASE NOTE: The IT Helpdesk will be closed for Winter Break, Dec. 21-Jan. 1.
Sign Up Today for Virtual After School Program
UMSL Accepting Applications for Free Literacy Tutoring
This is a free program with limited space. If accepted, children will participate in approximately 12 one-hour sessions via Zoom beginning in January and February 2021. The sessions will be held in the afternoon and evenings. The tutors will be graduate and undergraduate students from the UMSL College of Education.
Click below to see the flier.
Last Week for Grab & Go Meals
Families can pickup meals from the Normandy Grab & Go program 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday at select sites (see flier at left), now through Friday, December 18.
Don't forget -
- There is no food pickup at Jefferson School. Families are free to pick-up meals at any of the other locations.
- We also have the Friday Food Box giveaway on Friday at Normandy High School, 4 to 6 p.m.
The Grab & Go meal program will resume in January 2021.
For more information, see the graphic at left or visit the Food Access & Resources page at www.normandysc.org/return2learn