May 19, 2023
Greetings North Families,
There are few things in life that can match the excitement of children the last few days of school before summer break. The anticipation of the fun to be had makes it harder and harder to sit in those seats! For educators, the emotions are more mixed. Although we enjoy our summers as much as anybody, we also enjoy the day to day interactions with our students and the relationships that have developed throughout the year. It's a little sad when we think about not seeing those classes of students anymore. However, the beauty of education is we will be back in a few short months to start the process all over again, with fresh energy, an new classes of students, and a renewed commitment to excellence.
On behalf of the staff at North High School, I would like to wish you and yours a peaceful, restful, happy summer filled with wonderful new memories made with family and friends.
STUDENT SHOUT OUTS!
1st Annual PBIS Bash
Field days were a huge part of elementary school. It's one of the things that kids remember most about their elementary years. High School should be fun too. Our kids did a tremendous job handling the extra freedom they earned today. We couldn't be prouder of them.
THE LENS IS NOW ONLINE!
Final Exam Schedule - Grades 9-11
Summer Office Availability
Guidance Department Update
Senior Survey - All students must complete a senior survey in Naviance before they graduate from North. This survey serves as a way to request final transcripts and give us very important information. Please have your senior check to see if they have completed it. If not, please do it as soon as possible. There will be many opportunities at North to complete it as well.
If you are not attending college and/or unable to access Naviance, you can complete a survey google forms. You DO NOT need to complete both of them. Just one survey.
Final transcripts will be sent out by June 1st.
Information on summer school is available on the North Website and Schoology. Students will be informed they need to take a course in summer school at the end of the school year. Letters and phone calls will be placed to parents. If you want to talk about your students' grades or if they may need to attend summer school, please contact your student’s counselor. Here is a link to the brochure.
Mrs. Gallucci Last Names A-E email@example.com
Mrs. Vaughan Last Names F-K firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Zenz Last Names L-Q email@example.com
Mrs. Phillips Last Names RZ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Ungar Guidance Secretary email@example.com
All information related to the guidance department can be found HERE.
The last day to purchase a 2023 Yearbook is May 26! Please order from jostens.com to ensure that your student will receive a yearbook. There is no guarantee that we will have extras during distribution days in the early fall.
2023 Yearbooks will be delivered this fall when we return to school for the 2023-2024 school year.
Please direct any questions to Mrs. Fryman at firstname.lastname@example.org
All upcoming seniors were given a handout in their English classes regarding senior picture deadlines and grad ad info for the 2023-2024 school year. Senior pictures will need to be submitted to the Google Form by December 15, 2023. The Google Form will be available at a later date in the fall once school starts.
NORTH ATHLETICS WEBSITE: https://rangernation.org/
Participation fees for all 2022-2023 Sports are due. Please remit payment (cash or check made payable to North Athletics) or pay online through Final Forms. If it is not paid in full by Wednesday, May 24th, your student's account will be charged at the Treasurer's Office for the remainder of the participation fee. Once your student's account is charged, you will no longer be able to pay your fee through Final Forms. It will need to be paid through the Treasurer's Office.
If your child receives reduced fees because of their lunch plan, you will not be able to pay online through Final Forms. Payment can be made by cash or check made payable to North Athletics. Fee schedule:
Full pay $125
Reduced Lunch $85
Free Lunch $55
Varsity Baseball Game:
The North Varsity Baseball game vs. South is today, May 19th at Classic Park. Start time is 7:30pm. If you already purchased tickets for the 4/29 Varsity game that was postponed, the tickets can be exchanged at the box office for tonight’s Varsity Baseball game. Ticket link to purchase tickets:
Eligibility for Fall 2023 Sports:
Reminder that fall eligibility is based on the 4th quarter grades. You must be passing 5, or the equivalent to 5 high school credits, in the 4th grading period to be eligible for Fall sports. PE does not count towards eligibility. Contact your guidance counselor or the athletic department if you have any questions. If you have any fall sport specific questions, please contact the coaches.
Fall Head Coach Contacts:
Football: Shawn Dodd email@example.com
Volleyball: Tamara Heller firstname.lastname@example.org
Cross Country: Rob Grove email@example.com
Boys Soccer: Steve Misick firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Soccer: Rick Sirl email@example.com
Girls Tennis: Nick Mayer firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Golf: Beth Brettrager email@example.com
Boys Golf: Matt Kozlevcar firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheer: Marissa Gehrisch email@example.com
Free Pre-Season Physical Opportunity:
As the school year is winding down, don't forget to start thinking ahead and making sure your athlete's physical is up to date by August 1st for the Fall Sports Season. Remember, athletes are not able to participate in sports, unless they have an up to date physical. Don't wait until the last minute to make an appointment with your Pediatrician, as appointment times are already booking up fast for the Summer. Please see attached a flyer for a FREE opportunity provided by UH Sports Medicine in June.
Here is the link to sign up for a physical:
ALL ATHLETES must have a current physical on file in order to participate in a sport. You can find the forms at www.rangernation.org by clicking on "Final Forms" under the Forms tab. There you will also find instructions on registering your child on Final Forms, which is a mandatory requirement of our district.
BOOSTER GROUP INFORMATION
AFTERPROM 2024 - Juniors
The Class of 2024 would like to congratulate the Class of 2023, We wish you much success in the future! Thank you for your support for this year. Our next meeting will be in August.
We will begin planning the following fundraisers for next year. Please save the dates:
We will have a 50/50 game opportunity, date to be announced.
Target Fundraiser (Draw date will be at the Winter Craft Show) We will begin selling tickets in the fall.
Winter Craft Show 12/09/2023
Gameshow Night 02/03/2024
Please follow us on Facebook, we will be doing an OSU Square Fundraiser $100 for a full season of 12 Games, so that is less than $10 per game. Numbers will change weekly will be posted each Friday before the game. We would prefer payment via Venmo, but other options will be available, just ask! The board will be posted on our Facebook page to see available numbers.
Payouts are listed below:
AFTERPROM 2025 - SOPHOMORES
Watch your email and Facebook for next meeting date!
We are looking for volunteers to manage upcoming fundraisers. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concession Stand at North - Sign up online, available all school year! Our group can get money. Click HERE to sign up online
Stay Connected with Us!
AFTERPROM 2026 - FRESHMEN
The Class of 2026 would like to congratulate the Class of 2023. We wish you the best of luck in all you do today, tomorrow and always.
Have a safe and wonderful Prom and Graduation season!
Our last meeting of this school year is May 9th at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there.
Wow, this school year is almost over! Thank you for all of your support this past year.
Unfortunately our skating party has been cancelled.
We have some great things planned for the future. Watch your email and our Facebook page for updates and announcements.
Join our Facebook group https://tinyurl.com/classof26afterprom
Email us at email@example.com to be added to our email list
We have an upcoming car wash on May 20th at RTS Service Center 31520 Vine Street Willowick from 9am to 3pm. If you have not done so, please sign up to volunteer on the link below. Also, if you have old towels you do not use anymore, please consider donating them to us. Please bring into Mr. Sell or Mrs. Levine.
Congratulations to the recipients of this year's scholarship award for Choir. They each received $500.
Warmer weather will be here before you know it! Come join us for our annual golf outing fundraiser. This year it will be held at the Lost Nation Golf Course on Friday, June 16th. $80 per golfer and price includes green fees, cart, range balls, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please contact Michael Gregory at 440-749-2784 for more information or to register.
The next Music Boosters Meeting is
Wednesday, June 21st
6:30pm to 8:00pm, Location North High Band Room
To help support all our talented Music Students at North in our ALL of our Choirs & Bands - please consider joining us!
Joining Music Boosters is $10 per family / per year. You can find the form on our website www.northmusicboosters.com. Being apart of Music Boosters allows all *Music Booster Members* to actively help support, vote, fundraise, plan, organize & spend funds to run all of our wonderful Music Programs at Eastlake North High School.
Hope to see ALL of you there on Wednesday 6/21/23 in the Band Room @ 6:30pm!
Thank you for your support of Music!
Your 2023-2024 Music Boosters Board Members:
Mrs. Levine, Mr. Sell, Tina Galletti, Lisa Mooney, Melanie Champa, Shelley Godec, Michael Gregory, Diane Lloyd and Sherie Scott
IMPORTANT REPEATING INFORMATION
Daily Announcements Are Online
Communication is critical at any school, but with over 1,300 students, 100 staff members, and dozens of sports, clubs, and activities it is especially important at North! Each week there are so many events going on, that keeping up with them all can be challenging.
Did you know that North's daily announcements can be found on the website each day? It's true! They can be found HERE.
END 68 HOURS OF HUNGER
End 68 Hours of Hunger is a public not-for-profit effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive at school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive at school on Monday morning.
If you know a student that may be struggling with food insecurity, please contact Mrs. Ungar in the guidance office at 440-975-3675 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We can then determine if they qualify for a food bag to take home over each weekend. The program begins the week of October 17th.
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
Is your student struggling in a class or classes? Or, maybe needs a quiet place to work after school? If so, have them stay after on Wednesdays for Wednesday tutoring. It runs from 2:30-3:30. They can get help, meet new people, get caught up, work ahead, or simply get homework done. We meet in room 213. Bring some work, a snack, maybe even your earphones! See Ms. Schendel if you have any questions.
We are well into our one to one initiative, and as amazing as this new endeavor will be, there will be hiccups. What should students do if their device breaks? What if it just isn’t charged? We have options!
Students should report broken devices to Mrs. Bouplon in the library immediately. This should be happening in-between periods or at the beginning of a class period only. Hardware repairs only. Software repairs go to Mrs. Medic in room 134.
Students will be issued a loaner device until their original device is repaired. If a student is keeping a device overnight, they will receive a pass indicating so.
In the event that a student needs to use a device because theirs isn’t charged, they can check one out in the library. Ideally, students will come to school each day with a fully charged device, but things happen. We understand. Repeatedly coming to school without a charged device, or any device altogether will not be permitted.
Loaners must be returned by the end of 8th period, 2:20pm.
An electronic notice is generated and sent via email to both student and parent if a device is being kept overnight or if not returned on time.
All absences, late arrivals and early releases should be reported to the 24-hour attendance line at 440 283-2178. Please allow 30-40 minutes processing time due to high call volume at times. If you have an urgent attendance situation you may call the main office or attendance desk 440-283-2209. Otherwise, please be patient while we process calls. If your child is under the weather, they must go to the clinic. An early release will not be granted unless they leave through the school nurse.
If your child is absent due to illness or needs to leave due to a dental, medical or counseling appointment, they may turn in the provider's excuse to the attendance desk for an excused medical absence. These documents will prevent your child from being penalized for hours missed, as Ohio House Bill 410 requires us to track attendance hours. Should your child exceed the limit for hours, you will receive a letter, and we can no longer excuse your students' absence unless proper documentation is provided. Please Note - Drivers Education is not an excused absence.
Vacations and College Visits
All students needing time off for vacations or college visits should pick up a form to be signed by staff and guardians. Anything over five days must be approved by the student’s grade level administrator. Failure to report could result in an unexcused absence. These forms can be found in the main office.
All students should enter the building through the main office upon arrival no matter the circumstance (Tech, CCP, class change, etc). They will be expected to sign in. No student should allow any student into the main doors. They must properly identify themselves at the attendance desk.
Early Release Process
Parents are not required to come in and sign their students in/out. However, we require a documented guardian to authorize the release from the building prior to departure.
The doors at North High School open for students at 7:00 AM M-F. Buses will not allow students to depart buses bound for North prior to 7:00 AM. Please do not drop students off prior to 7:00 AM as they will not be permitted in the building. This creates problems on days we have inclement weather. The school day ends at 2:20 PM. Students not staying after for a supervised club, sport, or activity must exit the building by 3:00 PM. Below is the North bell schedule.
CELL PHONE POLICY
Earlier in the summer the district communicated a change in how cell phones will be handled in the classroom going forward. Now that we are 1 to 1, the need for cell phones in the classroom has drastically decreased. Therefore, we are asking all students to keep their phones silenced and out of sight during class time. During study hall, lunch, or passing time, students will have free access to their phones. However, during academic times it is imperative that students comply with this request. Research has shown the negative effects that social media and cell phones in general have had on student attention spans. It’s time we helped them manage their screen time at school a little better. Please talk with your student about this change, and thank you in advance for your support.
All current seniors will need proof of a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4), unless their first dose was received on or after their 16th birthday. Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness that affects the brain and the spinal cord. It is spread through saliva and can be contracted by sharing food, drinks or makeup, kissing, sneezing and coughing. Meningitis can cause shock, coma and death within hours of the first symptoms. Please have your student bring a hard copy of their updated vaccine record to the clinic; you may also fax the record to our clinic at: 440-975-3831.
As with all immunization requirements, students who do not provide documentation of these immunizations are subject to exclusion from school, unless proper documentation is submitted to the school in accordance with Ohio Statute 3313.671, which allows for parents or guardians to object to the immunizations--for good cause.
Any medications (including over the counter medications, prescription medications, inhalers and epi-pens) to be consumed during the school day require a completed medication form. These forms can be found on our website HERE. Along with the completed form, a supply of the medication should be delivered to the clinic.
Our clinic utilizes software to document student visits. If your child visits the clinic with a minor issue, you will be notified via email of the visit. For major issues (fever, substantial injury, vomiting, etc.) you will receive a phone call from clinic staff. These protocols are in place to keep you informed of your child’s status during the day!
Please reach out if we can assist you in any way! The clinic phone number is: 440-975-3683.
School meals will no longer be free, unless your child is approved for free lunches. The federal government has eliminated the program that previously allowed all students to obtain meals at no cost. For the 2022-2023 school year, breakfast is $2.25 and lunch is $3.75. A la cart menu items can be purchased for additional cost. Cash will be accepted, but no change will be given at the register. Change will be credited to student accounts. You can add money to your student’s account at PaySchools Central. Information about PaySchools Central can be found HERE.
All meals include one main entrée and up to 3 total fruit and vegetable sides and a milk. Students may qualify for free or reduced priced meals. Please fill out a paper application and return it to your school or find the online application and instructions HERE.
POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS
FOOD DELIVERY SERVICES
Last year we experienced an influx of students attempting to order food delivery services such as Uber Eats or Door Dash to the school. This is NOT PERMITTED. Food deliveries will not be accepted in the office, and any students attempting to open doors for delivery drivers will be suspended. This is a serious safety concern and consequences for violating this policy need to be severe. Parents wishing to drop off food for a special occasion may do so in the main office but we would encourage students to either purchase lunch in the student union or pack their own.
SCHOOLOGY & POWERSCHOOL
SAFE SCHOOLS HELPLINE
Students in the Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools can anonymously report anything that could potentially be harmful or dangerous to any of our staff or students. Students can access the Safe Schools Helpline through the district website HERE. Students are encouraged to say something if they see or hear something. We are all in this together and need to take care of each other.
Students can text the helpline at 614-426-0240, then type TIPS. Students can make a voice call at 800-4-1-VOICE ext. 359 (800-418-6423 ext. 359).
Are you interested in the youth programs offered by the local libraries, the YMCA, or parks and recreation departments, or other upcoming community activities? Are you looking for athletic leagues or scouting troops for your students?
Information from approved organizations who host activities for Willoughby-Eastlake youth and the community are now posted electronically. Paper flyers are no longer sent home with students. To access the flyers, visit COMMUNITY link on the district and building website pages http://www.weschools.org/CommunityActivities.aspx
For specific information about the events, you need to contact the sponsoring organization. Flyers are updated periodically during the month so remember to visit often to check for new postings!
May 5 Prom 7:00 PM
May 11 Spring Choir Concert 7:00 PM
May 12 Seniors Last Instructional Day
May 15-16 Senior Final Exams
May 16 Senior Picnic
May 16 Senior Parade 6:30 PM North HS
May 23 Graduation 7PM Classic Park
May 22-24 Final Exams
May 24 Students Last Day