News from the View!

Dedicated to furthering the lives of our students.

We are contacting you today to keep you updated, and aware of the work being done to further the lives of North View Middle School students. This update contains information on our school goals for instruction and achievement, activities used to meet those goals and our progress toward meeting these goals. In this issue you will be provided with:

  • A mixed tape message from North View staff.
  • Information about Schoology Supports for Parents.
  • End of the Year Celebration
  • Resources to support our students and your families.
  • Information about attendance.
  • Who to contact for support.

If you have any questions about this or anything else related to North View Middle School, please connect with me here. You can also stay up to date by following me at @NVMSPrincipal or liking our Facebook page by clicking here.

Noticias de la View!

Kev Tshaj Tawm

Thank You!

Thank you for attending North Views first "virtual" conferences last week. Our goal was to provide our families with a meaningful conferencing experience, and I hope we accomplished just that. If you have time, please consider providing us with feedback on your experience by clicking here.

We Miss You!

Click the picture below to be taken to a Flip Grid mixed tape message from the staff at North View Middle School.


I wanted to start by saying thank you to all our parents out there who have joined our students in this distance learning adventure. Your support has helped North View students submit close to 30,000 online assignments, discussions, and assessments! This is no small feat considering this new to all of us. The staff at Northview will continue to find new and innovative ways to engage and challenge your students and support you throughout this process.

Today we are including resources to support your Schoology needs. The first resource included is the parent guide. The Parent Guide consists of detailed explanations of different features and tools, along with step-by-step walkthroughs. Designed as a hands-on resource, this guide can be used on a stand-alone basis or in coordination with the platform. Next is the overdue area. When accessed, the Overdue Area provides you with a list of materials that your student did not turn in on time.

Lastly is the parent email digest. The Parent Email Digest allows you to receive email digests of your child(ren)'s activity in Schoology. I hope this information is helpful. If you have further needs associated with Schoology, please contact They will be able to support you further. If you have other ideas for resources that should be highlighted in the North View newsletter, please send me an email at and I will do my best to accommodate your requests.

One World Many Stories

The One World Many Stories family engagement event is going virtual this year! For those of you that don’t know, our One World Many Stories event is our year-end celebration that recognizes students that have excelled in academics, have a special talent, and/or embraced the Knight Pride cultural expectations of Respect, Responsibility & Safeness, and Readiness.

Our goal is to ensure that, although school looks a little different now, we still honor those who have excelled. One way you and your student can be involved is by participating in a Flipgrid talent show. You could sing, dance, or display a special talent you or your entire family has. You could also share a special message to your friends or teachers. If this is something that interests you, please click here to participate. Kids will need to log in with their email.

PS- 8th graders we have something special lined up for you as well.

Student Attendance

Per the district's flex learning plan, all students are expected to engage with the virtual instruction being provided by their classroom teachers every day. This can be done either via phone or through Schoology discussions or a Google Meets class session, etc. This does not have to be one-on-one contact and it does not have to be synchronous to with their teacher's Google Meets office hours.

If your child is unable to engage every day because of illness or for another reason. Please continue to call the school with the reason for the absence. Your telephone call will eliminate the need for our staff to contact you regarding your student's absence. We would appreciate having the call between the hours of 7:30 and 9:30 am.


Click on this link to learn more about the resources that are available to you and your family. If you have other ideas for resources that should be highlighted in the North View newsletter, please send Principal Bledsoe an email at and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.

Distance Learning Supports

Online Facebook communities to stay updated about distance learning are available here.


Click here for resources and support related to the COVID-19 school closure.

Home Heating Assistance

The flyer below will provide you with information on assistance in paying for home heating costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households. This serves both renters and homeowners.

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Technology Resources

Schoology, SeeSaw, and Google Meet are district-supported communication tools. Linked are resources to help students and families access these tools.
Some tips for parents as students begin distance learning

Who to contact for support.

Internet Resources: Resources are available to support families that do not have access to the internet in their homes can be found here. We will also post these resources as they become available to the COVID-19 section of the district website.

Technology Support: If you need technical assistance related to district-provided technology resources, the district tech support help desk will remain open during normal business hours of 7 am - 4 pm, M-F. We would prefer an email at, but you may also call 763-391-7180.

Instructional Support Information


The NVMS instructional support service is a comprehensive academic support opportunity that is focused on helping your students succeed throughout the school’s closure. The instructional support service offers tutoring services in Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts via GoogleMeets. All supports are free for North View Middle School students and will begin on Wednesday, April 15th. Click here to be taken to more information.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ):

Question: What is the difference between a teacher’s office hour and the NVMS instructional support service?

Answer: Teacher office hours are times when your student can meet with their teachers to discuss the material being presented virtually. Teachers have announced their office hours and posted these hours in Schoology. The NVMS instructional support service, however, is an academic support opportunity that consists of North View Middle School educational support staff identifying and mobilizing resources that facilitate learning and promote student success.

Get Your NVMS Gear

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.

About me.


This is my sixth year serving as principal of North View Middle School. Before coming to North View, a large portion of my professional career has been spent with Osseo Area schools, six of which were spent working as the Assistant Principal of Osseo Senior High. Before that, I spent time as a Dean of Students for Richfield High School and middle school level Science teacher and behavior dean with the Minneapolis public school system.

While in Minneapolis, I spent five wonderful years teaching middle level Science at Lincoln Community School and Anishanabe Academy to sixth, seventh and eighth graders, and two years providing academic and behavioral support while working as dean. My past experiences have shaped my core beliefs and philosophy of education. For me, schools must be an integral part of the community they serve. They should also be focused on high expectations for all students, and through developmentally appropriate and strong instructional practices, give students the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to exceed these expectations.

If you would like to connect with me please click here. I would love to hear from you!