NRMS Family Newsletter

FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 19TH

North Rockford Middle School

Principal: Lissa Weidenfeller

Assistant Principal: Al Reickard

Student Activities/AD: Jen Domagalski

Counselors: Kara Dixon and Angie Ohlman

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TRIMESTER TWO: TIME SENSITIVE

FACE-TO-FACE OR ROCKFORD VIRTUAL

Rockford Middle School Students who are considering a change of educational program must formally request a change in Family Access on October 20th and 21st. This applies to current virtual students who plan to return face-to-face AND also to current face-to-face students who plan to transfer to virtual.


It is critical that you review the updated information on the webpage before making this decision. The virtual program cannot replace many in-person electives and is 100% digital, meaning there are no live lessons. Please carefully consider this choice before requesting a transfer.


The deadline must be tight to ensure that both in-person and virtual schools have the necessary staff. Thank you so much!

http://www.rockfordschools.org/rockford-return-to-learn/rockford-virtual/

EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAY

Next Wednesday, October 21st is an *early release day. School will begin at the same time with the same safety measures, but students will be released at 12:00. Lunch will be provided to all students before they leave the building following the same lunch protocols as a typical school day. District buses will be running normal routes following these times.


Future Early Release Dates

11/18/20, 1/20/21, 3/24/21, 4/28/21


*This early release time allows our teachers valuable collaboration time to make improvements to the curriculum for students.
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OCTOBER WACKY WEDNESDAY'S

OCTOBER 21 - RAM PRIDE DAY

OCTOBER 28 - MSU vs. U of M DAY


OCTOBER 30 - HALLOWEEN COSTUME DAY

NRMS EMOTIONAL HEALTH SCREENER

To help identify students in need of additional support services, all Rockford Public Schools are giving a universal emotional health screener to all DK-12 students.

Please see the following letter for more information and scheduled dates for North Rockford Middle School students. Should you have any questions regarding the Emotional Health Survey, please contact the school counselors or our Mental Health Liaison.


Angie Ohlman NRMS Counselor (aohlman@rockfordschools.org)

Kara Dixon NRMS Counselor (kdixon@rockfordschools.org)

David Jangda RPS Mental Health Liaison (djangda@rockfordschools.org)

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ROCKFORD EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Help us raise funds and support our school!

Donate to the Rockford Education Foundation between now and October 27th and include NRMS as your school of choice. Our school will receive all donations designated to our building in the form of educational grants! If NRMS is one of the top three fundraisers we will see Mr. McCarthy dropped in a DUNK TANK during the REF's LIVE STREAM event on at 6pm on October 27th.

To make a donation: Text ROCKFORD to 616-441-4192 or visit www.rockfordEDfoundation.org/hall-of-fame

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COVID-19 Parent Tips

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2020/2021 CANNONSBURG SKI CLUB CARDS

Need a safe way to get your kids outside this winter? Get a punch pass for Cannonsburg ski and snowboard area! Cannonsburg has lots of space to socially distance, and you can save up to 50% on lift tickets. Contact Rachel Kibbe if you have any questions. rkibbe@rockfordschools.org

A FEW REMINDERS:

  • 3rd party food items are not allowed in the building. For example, Starbucks, Biggby, Jimmy Johns.....cannot be dropped off or carried into the building. Water bottles, that can be refilled, are allowed.
  • Child wellness screening needs to be completed, BEFORE the start of the school day.
  • Please remind your child that if they are not feeling well to let their teacher know and will then be excused to go to the Main Office Health Room. Mrs. Bargwell, NRMS Health Paraprofessional, will call parents. Students should not be calling or texting parents from their cell phones.
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