Orchard Hills Weekly Update

5/18/2020

Principal's Message

Parents will receive the weekly learning calendar on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. to assist in planning for the week.


We are planning a day in June for parents to pick up student items that remain at Orchard Hills, as well as return items borrowed from staff and library books. More details will follow in the next weeks. Any items remaining after the pick up date will be discarded.

2020-2021 Orchard Hills Class Placements

If you would like to provide parent input for placement of your child for the next school year, or if you know that you will not be returning to Orchard Hills next school year, please submit a response:


Orchard Hills Placement Parent Input

4th Grade Parent Information

Novi Meadows has compiled a form for parent input for classroom placements at Novi Meadows. If you are the parent of a fourth grader at Orchard Hills, please submit a response.


4th Grade Parent Input

ONLINE ANNUAL REGISTRATION

NEW FOR BACK TO SCHOOL - FALL 2020!

Open from 8/3/2020 - 9/8/2020


● WHAT? The Novi Community School District will use a new Online Annual
Registration system, via the MISTAR Parent Portal, for parents to update all
currently registered student information (such as Emergency Contacts) for Fall
2020.


● WHY? The goal of the new system is to improve customer service for returning
families and students.


● WHO? This system will be used for the Online Annual Registration for students
enrolled for Kindergarten through 12th grade, and for the Novi Adult
Transition Center students for Fall 2020. If a parent has pre-enrolled their
student for the 2020/21 school year, they will still need to register their student
using the Online Annual Registration system in MISTAR prior to the start of the
school year. Parents of pre-enrolled students will receive their MISTAR Parent
PIN and Password information, via email, during the month of August, in time for
using the Online Annual Registration system.


*At this time, the NCSD is planning for Middle School and High School students
to attend in-person registration days to complete their registration. Online Annual
Registration in MISTAR needs to be completed prior to attending the final step of
on-site registration. Dates to be announced.


● WHEN? Before the end of the 2019/20 school year, parents need to be able to
log onto their MISTAR Parent Portal account (parents will need their MISTAR
Parent PIN and Password).


The new Online Annual Registration system for Fall 2020 requires parents to be
able to log into the MISTAR Parent Portal.
If parents have questions on how
to do this, they may contact their child’s School Building secretary as soon
as possible, prior to the end of the 2019/20 school year (June 12, 2020).


**The New Online Annual Registration System will go live on Monday, August 3,
2020 on the MISTAR Parent Portal**

New this year online registration, illustration of information in Online Annual Registration article

OH Specials Zoom Update

Specials Office Hour (all teachers together):

Every Wednesday: 10:00-11:00am


Please see this week's zoom update from our specials teachers on SEESAW.

Frog Force Virual Town Hall

FIRST Robotics Informational Meeting
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7:00pm


LIVE! on the Frog Force YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCufHnYKB5058b_sEH_6w8jg


Learn about the FIRST Robotics progression of programs
and how your student can be involved!


Registration May 18 – June 1 at NoviCommunityEd.org


Program and Registration information in the Community Ed Summer Catalog


See flyer for more information

Social/Emotional Helpline

Our district has started a Social/Emotional Helpline. The phone number is 248-429-7422.

We know that this is a stressful time and our district wants to be supportive of our student’s social and emotional needs during this COVID19 Crisis. The helpline was created to assist with the social and emotional needs of students during this mandatory school building closure.


During the hours of 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, a student or parent/guardian may call the helpline to speak with a District Counselor, Social Worker or Psychologist. The goal of the service is problem identification and providing solution-focused assistance. This is not a crisis line.


If a caller prefers not to speak with a staff member, they can leave a message for their building’s Counselor or Social Worker and will receive a call back within 24 hours.

Before or after the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, students or parents/guardians may call the helpline and leave a message with their building principal. You will be contacted within 24 hours of your message.


The NCSD helpline is not intended to be a crisis line. If your child is experiencing suicidal ideation or significant mental health concerns, please call 911.


If you are seeking resources, please go to our Novi Community School District Website

Technology Assistance

If you are in need of technology support parents/guardians can contact Oakland Schools directly. Please keep in mind students are not allowed to contact OS directly it must be a parent or guardian. OS contact information is listed below. This is support for district technology only not personal devices.


Families may find the need to contact the OS service desk for login assistance pertaining to Clever, Seesaw, Google Classroom, or iReady.


If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the Oakland Schools Service Desk by creating a service ticket or by calling 248.209.2060.


Oakland Schools Service Desk

Phone: (248)209-2060

Email: osservicedesk@oakland.k12.mi.us

Online Ticket submission/LiveChat: Create service ticket

Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021

KINDERGARTEN ONLINE PRE-ENROLLMENT IS OPEN!!

We have opened the online pre-enrollment registration for the 2020-2021 school year and are making plans to welcome the incoming kindergarten class. Please complete the online pre-enrollment, so we can share pertinent information going forward. Completing the online portion will help us plan for student placement. We will eventually communicate when families will be able to submit required documentation to the Early Childhood Education Center. We can’t wait to finalize the registration process and welcome the incoming Class of 2033. If you have any questions, please review the NCSD enrollment page or call 248-675-3400.

Community Information

NCSD food service will continue to be available to all families every Tuesday, from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, at Novi High School where families can pick up grab and go breakfasts and lunches for each child age 18 and under and for special education students we serve through age 26. We will also deliver to Novi Ridge and Pavilion Court apartments each week as well.


Feed the Need Novi also provides a grab and go lunch program: http://www.feedtheneednovi.org/ Feed the Need volunteers may sign up at: https://tinyurl.com/vr47v5l

Follow NCSD On Social Media

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Twitter: @NCSD

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