North Ohio Elementary School

November 2022 Newsletter

Mark your calendar!

November 1st- No School/Staff Professional Development

November 15th - No School/Firearm Safety Day

November 18th - Picture Retake Day

November 25th & 26th - Thanksgiving Break

December 23rd- December 31st - Winter Break

January 3rd - School Resumes

NOE 3rd Grade Wellness Survey

This year is unlike any we have experienced, and the health and safety of our students is our top priority. To help identify students in need of additional support services, all classroom teachers will be administering brief wellness surveys to their students at least once each semester. Survey responses will be used to connect students with appropriate resources, including school health professionals (such as a school social worker or counselor), who may offer additional screening to determine specific concerns. During these unprecedented times when the safety of our students is critically important, we will not seek your permission for each student survey. If you do not want your child to participate in school wellness screenings, you may opt your child out, by contacting the main office.

Extra Clothes

Please remember to put an extra set of clothes in your child's backpack. Mud, milk, and accidents all happen! We usually have extra shirts, so even just pants are helpful. Thank you!

Health Screening Reminders

Please remember to screen your child(ren) daily before they leave for school for illness symptoms such as:


· Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher

· Sore throat

· New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)

· Diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain

· New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever


If the answer is YES to any of the symptom questions, keep your child(ren) home from school.


Your child(ren) may return to school based on the guidance for their symptoms:


· Fever: at least 24 hours have passed with no fever and without the use of fever reducing medications

· Sore throat: improvement (if strep throat: do not return until at least 2 doses of antibiotic have been taken)

· Cough/Shortness of breath: improvement

· Diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain: no diarrhea or vomiting for 24 hours

· Severe headache: improvement

North Ohio Recess

Parents, please consider winter weather conditions and make sure your child has warm outside clothing. All students go outside every day that it is above 0 degrees for a 20- minute recess. If you are in need of support for winter coats, hats, boots or gloves, please contact bolenm@gaylord.k12.mi.us.

November Breakfast and Lunch Menu