New Albany Intermediate School
NAIS Family Update- September 7, 2020
DEAR INTERMEDIATE FAMILIES,
We are excited to greet our students and welcome them tomorrow! This update contains some important reminders for this week.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Due to safety protocols, parents will not be able to walk through the school to escort their child to class to begin the year. We will have many staff members available during these early days of school to assist students as they learn their way to their classrooms. Students needing help on Tuesday should look for an adult wearning a Tie Dye shirt. On Wednesday, staff members will also be wearing NAPLS t-shirts and their laynards that easily identify them for those students that need assistance.
BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION
Please visit our district website at https://www.napls.us/ to find important information, such as our school handbook, school start and ending times, supply lists, and much more. Use the button “Our Schools” to find links to each of the New Albany schools.
NAIS VIRTUAL TOUR
Please view this short video to learn about New Albany Intermediate, take a virtual tour, and learn more about what to expect this school year.
BEGINNING OF YEAR HYBRID INFORMATION
The first two weeks of school will take place using the "Hybrid" model, which means one-half of the students attend on a given day. You will find in PowerSchool whether your child is assigned to the Maroon or Gold group. The Board of Education is reviewing data to determine if beyond the second week of school should take place using the "hybrid" model, or having all students return. On the days when the students are in school, teachers will be providing instruction to our students who are face to face. Teachers will also be preparing students for their 'at home' learning day which will consist of a variety of lessons/ activities depending on the course. All home learning material will be available on your child’s schoology page.
Since teachers are instructing all of their classes five days per week in the hybrid model, they will have limited availability to provide support to students learning at home. However, students have access to their teachers through email or communication boards in Schoology. Students are expected to complete their home learning work each day to be prepared for their next 'in person' school day. Students are accountable for the work done during the at home day.
STUDENT SCHOOL SUPPLIES
On-campus students should bring their school supplies on the first day of school. We will not be sharing materials in the classroom, so please do the following:
Remove all supplies from packaging at home.
Label all supplies with the student's name.
Label headphones with name and place in a gallon baggie.
Send items in the student’s bookbag. It may take a couple of days to send in.
Look for additional information about school supplies from your classroom teacher for any special requests.
We will not be able to offer Breakfast Club to elementary students to begin the year. If at some point this school year social distancing is not needed, we will explore returning this service. However, the nature of the program with allowing parents to drop off their children to school early with no registration results in not knowing on any given morning when we will reach capacity with the limits on seating in place this year. Breakfast will still be available for purchase when the school day begins.
The food service department has been preparing to keep breakfast and lunch simple, but yet satisfying for all of the nutritional needs. We have mentioned in a couple of informational pieces that to start the year we are not accepting cash from students as they go through the line, please put money on your student(s) through account via Payschools Central or send in a check with the account(s) you would like the money placed in.
Breakfast: 8:50 Will be served in all 4 wings. Students will arrive and let the teacher know if they are receiving breakfast. The teacher will check the Breakfast box on the Lunch Form for their class. This is a grab and go meal and the menu will be posted online.
Lunch: 10:20-1:10: Lunch counts will be taken by classroom teachers and shared with the food service staff by 9:30 a.m. Lunch menus will be posted online. There will be a daily lunch option, a vegetarian option, and a gluten free option. The Lunch Form will indicate all options and the teacher will mark accordingly. Milk and Water will be provided upon request.
STUDENT WATER BOTTLES
For safety reasons, our water fountains inside the building will be turned off during the school day. Students are encouraged to bring a filled water bottle to school each day. Water will also be available for purchase in the cafeteria during lunch.
SCHOOL APPROVED FACE COVERINGS
All students and staff at the Intermediate School are required to wear a face covering at all times during the school day and while riding on district transportation. Please click here to see which type of face coverings are permitted to be worn at school.
6TH GRADE START TIME
For the 2020-2021 school year, Sixth grade will begin their school day at 7:50 AM. Doors to the Intermediate School will not open until 7:45am. Students will start their day by attending their elective courses which will be held this year at New Albany Intermediate. They will take all their belongings with them to their first period elective. This period rotates on an alternating A/B schedule and begins promptly at 7:50am. At 8:50 students will be released, and transition to their homeroom class at the Intermediate School.
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL INFORMATION
Arrival: 8:55 a.m.
Tardy Bell: 9:05 a.m.
Dismissal: 3:40 p.m.
4th and 5th grade bus riders will enter the building based on their wing. Please review the graphic below to identify your child’s homeroom teacher and the corresponding wing where your child will enter the building. There will also be signs placed in front of each entrance to help your child identify the correct entrance point.
4th and 5th grade parent drop off students will follow signs along the east side of the Intermediate Building and enter the school through the rear entrance doors along the playground. This entrance point allows students to access all wings from the center rotunda.
Staff will be located along the front of the building during the first week of school to help support students learn this new routine.
Arrival: 7:45 a.m.
Tardy Bell: 7:50 a.m.
Dismissal: 2:20 p.m.
6th grade bus riders will enter the building based on their wing. Please review the graphic below to identify your child’s homeroom teacher and the corresponding door where your child will enter the building. 6th grade parent drop off students will follow signs along the east side of the Intermediate Building and enter the school through the rear entrance doors along the playground. This entrance point allows students to access all wings from the center rotunda.
We are unable to provide supervision for children prior to their arrival time. For reasons of safety and liability, no children should arrive at school prior to the designated times unless chaperoned by a parent. Working families who must leave earlier should make arrangements for supervision of their child(ren) with a trusted sitter, neighbor or relative.
Before and after school childcare services for 4th and 5th grade students is available through the Eagles Nest Child Care Program.
For additional information about student drop off and pick up procedures please click here.
4th & 5th Grade Arrival
6th Grade Arrival
Please come visit our table at the Farmer's Market this Thursday from 4pm-7pm. We will have a great raffle giveaway, some spirit wear samples, and membership opportunities. We would love for you to stop by and say hi!
Intermediate PTO president
The Intermediate School website has information about our daily schedule, drop off and pick up procedures, school supply lists, and much more. Please click here to visit the page. For information concerning transportation services, click here.
Do not hesitate to call the Intermediate school (614-741-3000) with any questions you may have. Have a wonderful week!
Katie Nowak, Principal
Megan Ballinger, Assistant Principal
Tommy Snyder, Assistant Principal
The New Albany-Plain Local School District is committed to creating a culture of accountability that achieves the best academic and developmental outcomes for each student.