Normangee MS Family Newsletter
August 17, 2022
From Mr. Wingfield
Wow, what a great first day here at NMS. Nothing better than seeing the kids back in the hallways. Middle School can be a wonderful and also challenging time for some of our students so rest assured we are here to help get them to where they need to go and navigate their daily routine; especially the 6th graders and new students to Normangee. Today we had a Middle School assembly and went over day to day routines and expectations. The kids were very attentive and respectful; what a great day to be a Panther!!
We are still in the process of handing out all the Chromebooks and badges, but those will be coming soon. Looking forward to a great Day 2 and the rest of the week!
As always, if you have any questions please let us know
First MS Volleyball games on August 22
Hawaiian Shirt Dress up day August 26
First MS Football Game @ Iola August 29
Wear your Favorite Jersey Day on September 2
Pictures on September 7
Dress Code Reminders
As a reminder:
The district’s dress code is based on promoting personal growth and student learning,
with a focus on respect for self, respect for the school community, and safety. Students
should present themselves in a manner that demonstrates these values.
1. Clothing should be reasonable and follow accepted community standards for the
student’s age group. Clothing should fit, be properly sized, and promote modesty. The
following are NOT allowed:
● sheer or see-through clothing, low-cut necklines (front or back), sagging
pants/shorts/skirts (must fit at waist), pajama pants or other sleepwear, leggings
worn alone, yoga pants worn without an over shirt or jacket that extends to the
fingertips; spaghetti strap tops/camisoles/tube tops worn without an appropriate
over-shirt or jacket;
● clothing with any hole, rip or tear above the fingertips or with a distracting or
unsafe hole or tear;
● skirts, shorts, skorts, or dresses that come any higher than within three inches
above the kneecap;
2. Hair should be a natural human color, simple, clean, not distracting, and not interfere
with a student’s vision or with another person’s ability to see a student’s eyes and face.
Design shavings are not allowed in hair. Mohawks are not allowed.
3. Clothing and accessories should not contain pictures, slogans, symbols or words that
● offensive, morbid, vulgar, obscene or suggestive;
● associated with gang activity, subversive groups or activities that incite violence
or are deemed inappropriate for a school setting;
● related to or are an advertisement for drugs, alcohol or tobacco products,
including registered trademarks of such companies;
● a promotion of superiority or inferiority based on gender, race, ethnicity or other
4. Tattoos must be covered at all times.
This list is not exhaustive and the entire policy can be viewed in the NISD Student handbook
Thanks for your support
7th and 8th Grade Parents
Normangee ISD Cell Phone Policy
Normangee High School Parents and Students,
In prior years, the handbook required cell phones to be off and out of sight unless being used for an instructional purpose. Since all secondary students have been issued a chromebook, there is no longer a need to use cell phones for instructional purposes. Therefore we are making some changes to the cell phone policy.
The goal is to refocus our students on the primary purpose of school, which is learning and the learning process. Cell phones have undoubtedly become a major distraction and are detrimental to the learning environment. We want our teachers to have the best opportunity to be able to teach your child in the best learning environment possible. We want our students to have interpersonal skills to be able to communicate in face-to-face conversations with their teachers, other adults, and their peers. When they are constantly on their phones, texting, listening to music through their ear buds, etc., this is not possible.
Beginning this school year, the following cell phone/electronic policy will be in effect for Normangee ISD campuses:
Phones must be powered off, put away, and remain out of sight throughout the school day.
Students have the option to turn their phone into the office at the beginning of the day or when they arrive on campus.
Earbuds, headphones, and smartwatches are also to be turned off, put away, and remain out of sight during the school day. If teachers have classroom activities that require headphones the school will provide them.
A detailed description of the consequences for violation of this policy can be found in the Normangee ISD Student Handbook.
We know that there are times that you will need to get in touch with your child. Parents/Guardians can always call or come to the school office and we can get your child messages as needed. You may also contact your child through their school email: email@example.com.
All Normangee ISD staff have constant and immediate access to an emergency notification program that helps ensure the safety and security of our students and staff, further reducing the needs for students to have cell phones on throughout the school day.
Thank you for your support of Normangee ISD as we continuously strive to create the best educational environment possible that is free from distractions and that helps your child be the best they can be.