Important Information!

1.13.2020

Hello,

I am writing today to provide you with information regarding the items listed below. Although all of the information in this email may not pertain to everyone, I am sending it all at once to limit the number of emails that come your way. With that being stated, it is expected that you read the information associated with the two bulleted items below. If ever you need to access previous important information emails, please click here. This link will take you to a Google Doc that contains previous information.

  • Important Dates

  • New Information

Important Dates

Big picture

New Information

FYI


Staff Update

Chishimba Mwila has resigned his position as ESP for the Skills/Connect program. Mrs. Locust will be assuming his responsibilities beginning January 15th. The hall monitor position she will vacate has been posted for internal and external candidates.


Saturday School

To clarify, the upcoming Saturday School session will be held January 25. It was originally scheduled for January 18, but out of respect to Martin Luther King Day and weekend it was moved back a week. Look for additional information on Saturday School in the coming weeks.


Licensed Staff Meeting

Reminder : The December on-line learning is due January 10 and can be found in the North View Schoology course.


Monday, January 13: System Monthly “Pathway” Learning is in person from 2:50-3:50. Please bring your Chromebook. Each pathway will start in their designated room.


  • Increasing Capacity for Racial Equity: Room 101
  • Procedures, Routines, Processes: Room 105
  • Path, Pace and Place: room 109


Work groups attending this learning: art, CTE, math, resource, science, skills, AVID, EL, English, music, reading, world language, connect, health, LMS, PE, strategies, social studies. If you have any questions about this, please reach out to Kelly Armstrong.


Brainpop password

The BrainPop user id and password are below and case sensitive. This information will also be included in the important links section of future important information emails.

  • User Id: NVMSBRAINPOP
  • PW: knights5


System Staff Development Opportunity

Through a partnership with United Healthcare, teachers at NVMS, PL and GC have been gifted a subscription (valued at $75,000) to Discovery Education through June 30, 2025. On the January 27th System Staff Development day, there will be a choice session with a representative from Discovery Education to help staff from these sites to learn about and access this online resource.


Discovery Education Experience, is a simple-to-use K-12 learning platform that combines dynamic curated curriculum resources with on-demand teaching strategies, personalized for your needs as an educator. This collection of real world educational content brings excitement and relevancy to the topics you teach, so all students have opportunities to unlock their true potential.


FAQ

What is a Unified Advisory: Our Unified Advisory program is an opportunity for the students serviced by our Skills and Connect program to experience the advisory programming model in a more inclusive environment. Students supported by our Skills and Connect programming are paired with our student Ambassadors during advisory, and engage WEB activities to build community.


The program aims to increase athletic and leadership opportunities for students with and without intellectual disabilities, while creating inclusive school communities. I believe this partnership is perfectly aligned with the work we are doing to provide our students with an inclusive and responsive environment that empowers and inspires our students for a bright and bold future. If you would like to learn more Unified School programming, please click here.


Indian Education All School Assembly

On January 17th, Indian Education will have an ALL Student Assembly at Osseo Senior High Auditorium. The students listed below will be attending. The facilitator of this event is asking for staff acknowledgements of these students. It can be related to sports, music; academics or leadership. If you would like to acknowledge on of them you can send the recommendation to Statelyr@district279.org with the subject line: Student Recommendation – School and Grade. They will be highlighting any student achievements…big or small!

Big picture

Latino and Hispanic identities aren’t the same. They’re also not racial groups.

I came across information that I thought you might be interested in.This article attempts to debunk the word gap myth. Click here to be taken to the resources. If you have a resource that you believe will help our staff develop their consciousness about our students lives inside, and outside of North View Middle School, please share it with me.

North View News

Hello, North View Community! This month, we have made another newsletter full of entertainment and information we hope you enjoy. Please let the team know if you have suggestions for next month. Follow the link that follows to check out this month's edition of North View News.

Pic of the Day:

Big picture

Reminders

TIER THREE (RED ZONE) REFERRALS

If you are reporting an incident that involves a threat to staff or student safety, please be sure to connect with Kim Sturdy personally. Because administrators are not always at our desks during the school day, emailing or leaving a message for us might not get a timely response. You can do this by calling her or stopping down to the administration office. If you are unsure about what a tier three incident is, please click here for that information.


GRADE CUTOFF DATES

Outlined below are the second and third trimester grade cut off dates* that were reviewed in recent house meetings. This information will also be included in the reminder section of my important information emails for future reference.


  • Mid-trimester Two: Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
  • Final Trimester Two: Friday, March 6th, 2020
  • Mid-trimester Three: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020.
  • End of the Year Field Trips: End of the year field trip grades will need to be submitted by May 26th.
  • Final Trimester Three: Friday June 5th, 2020.


*Note: Students who are failing a class must continue to be provided with opportunities, regardless of the cut off date, to increase their grade to a passing status.


SUSPICIOUS EMAILS

If you receive an email that is suspicious, for example, asking for personal information, impersonating a member the district or district staff, don't reply, but instead forward the email to the Helpdesk.


EMERGENCY LINE:

We also have an emergency line number if you are having a student related issue and cannot get a hold of an administrator through the normal channels. The emergency number is 86500 and will ring on every secretary and administrators phone.


SAFETY LINK

The link found here will take you to a form to report any non-emergency conditions that could contribute to an unsafe school environment and/or to make suggestions that will improve school safety. When completing this form, it is not necessary to identify yourself*, but please be as specific as possible so we can respond effectively. All submissions will be reviewed daily and discussed at our weekly administrative meetings. This form should not be used in lieu of discipline referrals or to report emergency situations. If you have any questions about this form, please let me know and I will assist.

Important Links

You can manually add both these links to your desktop. If you do not how to do manually add these links to your desktop, please watch the video found here.


Peer Observation Submission Link

The purpose of this form is to record licensed staff peer observation dates. All peer observations must be done by the mark reporting date of each trimester.


Reppin’ Knight Pride Certificates:

The form found here has been created to provide you with an opportunity to positively acknowledge our students who are showing Knight Pride. Students who are acknowledged by staff will be given a certificate, Knight Pride tickets as well as a positive phone call home to share this acknowledgement with their family members. Please consider nominating a student next week.


Chromebook Ticket Link:

This link that follows will take you to a form to report any iPad violations that occur in your area of supervision. Click here to access the iPad ticket icon.


BRAINPOP PASSWORD

The BrainPop user id and password are below and case sensitive.

  • User Id: NVMSBRAINPOP
  • PW: knights5

Education Minnesota Representative

Listed above are the staff that will be serving as members of NVMS’s Education Minnesota Representatives team for the 2019-2020 SY. Their representation will provide you with an individual who listens to employee complaints and present employee grievances to the building’s administrative management team. Agendas for each meeting can be found here. Please follow up with a representative If you have questions about specific items.

Our Commitments:

We, the staff at North View Middle School, commit to…

  • Providing challenging academic opportunities that are relevant, engaging, culturally responsive, and rigorous.
  • Providing a meaningful, encouraging and safe environment that fosters the whole child, and focuses on student strengths.
  • Including data driven best practices and instruction that meets the academic and individual needs of our students, improves student achievement, and promotes growth.
  • Engaging in continued professional development to ensure that we are aware of our students’ racial perspectives, challenge our biases, and include practices that serve our diverse student population.
  • Providing effective collaborative partnerships with the entire school community by ensuring that we encourage multiple opportunities for involvement, communication, and access.
  • Modeling and implementing daily engaging multi-level reading and writing strategies within our classrooms.
  • Accepting responsibility for each student’s success and celebrate that success with our school community.

Our Mission!

Committed to furthering the lives of each student by using the best practices available.

Big picture