Family Weekly Newsletter: November 1 - 5
WEEK AT A GLANCE
- Monday, November 1st 4:00pm - 7:30pm
- Tuesday, November 2nd 8:00am - 11:30am
- Wednesday, November 3rd 12:00pm - 8:00pm
All conferences will be scheduled. No walk-ins please! You can choose virtual, phone, or in-person conferences.
Click here to sign up (and for help signing up)! Conference sign up closes Sunday, October 31st at 11:55 PM!
Virtual Conferences? Here are some instructions: Video Conferencing Information
YOU MUST HAVE A GMAIL ACCOUNT FOR GOOGLE MEETS VIRTUAL CONFERENCING, IF YOU DON'T YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR STUDENT SIGN INTO THEIR ACCOUNT
Burnsville Spirit Store
This is a reminder that the Burnsville Spirit Store is open during conferences this week: Monday 4-7:30pm, Tuesday 8-11:45am, and Wednesday 12-8pm. Stop in during a break to get yourself some Blaze gear or pick up some holiday gifts!
You can always order from the online site as well, anytime, and have your items sent directly to you through the district mail. Order online at: https://isd-191.square.site/
MASK UP NICOLLET!
Please see guidance below for choosing a mask. Gaiters, scarves, and ski masks are not substitutes for masks. Thank you for helping keep our Nicollet students and staff safe!
If your student is experiencing any of the following symptoms, they MUST stay home from school.
Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
New cough or a cough that gets worse
Difficulty/hard time breathing
New loss of taste or smell
Nasal congestion/stuffy or runny nose
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Extreme fatigue/feeling very tired
Severe/very bad headache
It’s essential that we all work together and stay vigilant so we can keep doing the things we want to do, including in-person learning, activities and athletics.
Additionally, please know that we follow the MN Dept. of Health Decision Tree and guidance when it comes to sending home students or staff with COVID-19-like symptoms. MDH says, "If a student or staff member becomes ill with COVID-19-like symptoms while in attendance, they should immediately be sent home, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status or prior history of disease." The decision tree indicates that if a student has at least one common symptom of COVID-19 or two less common symptoms, they need to be sent home immediately.
Here at NMS, we want to keep all of our students and staff safe and healthy and do what we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Following the MDH guidance is one of our tools for keeping kids and staff safe. We know this process, like many things COVID-19 related, can present challenges to families. We are here to help. Nurse Mjelleli can help provide resources for testing and vaccination and answer questions you may have. We know it's not easy, but with everyone's support, we can continue to keep our students and staff healthy!
CONFERENCE MEAL HELP
EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS INFORMATION
Application for Educational Benefits
Every year, all families with children enrolled in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 should complete an Application for Educational Benefits. Many families are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals, as well as waived or reduced fees for transportation, athletics, activities and more!
By completing an application, you are helping to ensure every school in District 191 gets the much-needed state and federal funding it deserves.
- Complete the application at: https://www.isd191.org/enroll/application-for-educational-benefits
Join PRISM! PRISM is an after-school club celebrating inclusiveness and individuality! It is a safe, non-judgemental space and network for LGBTQ+ students and allies. We are open to ALL students who want to support each other and promote an accepting environment at NMS.
We meet every-other Tuesday in room 320 (Ms. Schmidt’s room) after school!
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 9th.
Singers & Swingers Registration
FALL 2021 - Spring 2022
WITH MRS. BAKKEN and MS. BERRY
EVERY THURSDAY MORNING AT 7:00 AM IN THE CHOIR ROOM OR AUX. GYM
Year Long $129.00
Register online here with a credit card.
Need some help with the online registration? Click here.
BYC is back!
BYC is set to run: November 29th through April 28th
BHS Winter Sports Registration: The 2021-22 BHS Winter Sports online rSchoolToday registration will OPEN on 10/15/2021; . https://isd191-ar.rschooltoday.com/ Please use your same email, username, and password if you are a Returning User from the 2020-21 school year OR this past 2021 fall athletic season. Below are the start/tryout dates for the winter sports offered.
You will need to have a VALID - current sports physical on file with the BHS Athletics Office in order to participate. This is a requirement of the MSHSL and BHS. Students CANNOT participate without it! Please click on the link to print off a copy of the MSHSL Sports Qualifying Physical Examination Form: https://www.mshsl.org/sites/default/files/2020-07/2020-21-sqpe-3-25-20.pdf
You need to have completed the rSchoolToday online registration prior to the start/tryout date. Please visit https://isd191-ar.rschooltoday.com/ to register for athletics (and activities).
Please visit the athletic website for more information on your winter sport; https://bhs.isd191.org/activities/athletics
If you have any athletic and activities registration questions, please contact Jeanine Riggs; email@example.com
Weekly Nicollet Clubs & Activities
Science Fair - Mondays from 3:00 - 4:30 in room 311~ Mr. Nemetz and Ms. ChallgrenChess Club - Tuesday/Thursday from 3:00 - 4:30 in the Media Center ~ Mr. Ribnick
Photojournalism Club - Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:30 in Room 124 ~ Ms. Holman
Singers & Swingers - Thursdays at 7:00 before school in Choir Rm or Aux Gym ~ Ms. Bakken
Student Council - Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:30 in Room 502/4 ~ Ms. Wilson
Family Food Resources
191 Community Pantry
Our family, grocery bag style food distribution available to all community members on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at Diamondhead Education Center. Each grocery bag has 10-15 nonperishable items designed for a family of 4 including a box of assorted fresh fruits and vegetables when available. The Pantry is open to the public.
191 Community Pantry Grocery Bag Distributions -- 1st and 3rd Tuesdays Year Round
191 Fresh Produce Distribution
Available July - October provides a box of assorted fresh fruits and vegetables distributed the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at Diamondhead and is available to all community members.
More information about these resources at:
COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Resources
Here is the link to the main Dakota County COVID vaccine page: https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/HealthFamily/HandlingEmergencies/Disasters/Pages/COVID-19-Vaccine.aspx
Here is the link to the schedule of upcoming COVID vaccine clinics:
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