Important Information!



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 first TWO bullets. 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

  • Interesting Resource

  • Reminders

  • NVMS Student Spotlight

  • Pic of the Day

  • Important Links

Important Dates

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New Information






A letter was placed in all advisory teachers mailboxes Friday afternoon. Please ensure that this letter is handed out to students on Monday, September 9th.


Informal walk throughs will begin this week. The informal walk throughs will be conducted by NVMS administrators and ILT members. The purpose of these walk throughs are to ensure fidelity to the building’s grade level engagement plan.


Student Expectations: Thank you for your patience and flexibility in allowing students to re-acclimate (or in the case of our 6th graders, acclimate for the first time) to our school-wide expectations. However, now that we are entering the second week of school it is time to more firmly hold students to the standard that we have collectively set. This especially includes taking accurate attendance at the beginning of each class period and our practices around cell phones and electronics. Also, note that all students will be participating in the North View Code of Conduct presentation on Tuesday, September 17. This presentation will cover and reinforce all of our key expectations as they pertain to student engagement and behavior support. If you have any questions please reach out to your grade level administrator or Mr. Berg.

Lunch Dismissal: The admin team is very much aware of the delayed dismissals coming out of both lunches and the consequent tardies resulting from it. Please know that with increased enrollment both lunches are more crowded than they were last year and that we are working to streamline the process while still ensuring a safe cafeteria environment. We will hopefully have an update for you during our upcoming House meetings. In the meantime, thank you for your patience and understanding.


The September System Professional Learning meeting is being offered in an online learning format and is now open for you to work on. It is due October 4, 2019. You may choose to complete your learning online at a day and time of your choosing or join Kelly Armstrong on Sept. 9 for a facilitated online work session in room 209.

To access the learning materials, log into Schoology and open the 2019-2020 System Professional Learning folder(see picture below). Please see the picture for a visual of how to access materials. Or get there by following these steps:

  1. Course: North View Middle School

  2. Click on "Meetings" folder

  3. Click on "2019-2020 System Professional Learning" folder

  4. Choose one option

Please note: You do not need to register for this course to get credit in Keep Certified. That will be done for you.

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Interesting Resource

I came across a resource that thought you might be interested in it. Just click on the link below to be taken to the full article. If you have a resource that you believe will help our staff develop their consciousness about our students’ experience inside, and outside of North View Middle School, please share it with me.



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 admin is 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 admin office.


We also have an emergency line number if you are having a student related issue and cannot get ahold 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.

NVMS Student Spotlight

This student spotlight was shared by Jill Christianson. If you comes across something interesting a former Knight is doing, please share it with me. I would love to provide an update to our school community.

Pick of the Week: WEB Day

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If you have any photos you would like shared with our school community, please send them my way.

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.

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 presents 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.