Northern Middle Newsletter

Weekly Update 9/25/22

Bobcat Nation:

As we enter the last week of September, I would like to thank our students, staff, and families for their work in our successful start to the school year. Everyone has pulled together as we have worked to establish routines in the classrooms within the school building.

1st marking period interim reports will be available in HAC on October 5th. Please have your student check HAC and Schoology for any missing assignments that can still be submitted.

CCPS Calendar Reminder

  • Thursday, 9/29 – Two Hour Early Dismissal for Students
  • Friday, 9/30 – Schools Closed for Students

Have a great week!

Mr. Webster, NMS Principal

We Rise By Lifting Others

Important & Required Info Needed from Families - CCPS Annual Student Update Form

If you have already completed the Annual Student Update for your children, thank you! If you still need to complete it, please follow the attached directions below. The same message was sent to parents/guardians by CCPS on September 6, 2022. The direct link to access HAC to complete the update is

This year, you will need to log in to your Home Access Center (HAC) account to complete the Annual Student Update form electronically for each child who lives with you was requested by Friday, September 16, 2022. This process replaces the emergency form and several other permission forms and acknowledgements that are required each school year. Only one guardian for each child may complete this process, which is critical to school operations. Once each child’s form is done, it will be marked complete in eSchoolPlus, our student information system.

2022 MISA Student Reports (for current 6th graders)

We have received individual student score reports from last year’s state MISA assessments which were taken in 5th and 8th grades. On Monday, Science teachers will be giving 6th grade students a paper with their MCAP (Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program) Science Assessment report 2021-2022. These reports give parents an opportunity to see how their child performed on the annual state assessment. If you have any questions, please let us know.

CASC Spirit Night Sweet Frog

Robotics & MESA Club Information

Contact Mr. Phillips if you have questions in the GTT room or email him at
Robotics flyer
MESA flyer

Yearbook Committee

Contact Mrs. McGuire in the main office if you have questions or email her at
Yearbook flyer

NMS Wellness Club Opportunities

Contact Dr. Dempster if you have questions in Room 25 or email her at
Yoga flyer
Wellness flyer
Sketch Club flyer


Students received a Free/Reduced-Price Meal Benefit Application at the beginning of the school year. The form is also available on the CCPS website at Departments – Child Nutrition or at Households are strongly encouraged to complete the Free/Reduced-Price Meal Benefit Application to see if their student(s) qualify for free meals. Anyone wishing to submit an application may do so by:

  • Accessing and completing online at
  • Hard copy dropped off or mailed to Northern Middle School (2954 Chaneyville Road, Owings, MD 20736) or mailed directly to the CCPS Child Nutrition Office, 1305 Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick, MD 20678
  • Scan or take a picture of the completed application. Email the scan/picture to Mrs. Pellock at

Middle School Athletics - Fall

Fall Sports Clinics will begin this week for soccer (coed) and volleyball. Attached is a calendar of clinic dates. Please look for which grades participate each day. In order to participate in the clinics, students will need to submit a completed physical, Athlete Clinic Form (with the clinic fee), and a School Insurance Waiver Form. These documents can be turned in at the main office.

If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Ms. Emond, at 443-550-9230 or at`

Northern Middle School PTO

Please consider joining the NMS PTO. The PTO is a very active organization at NMS. We need the support of all parents and families. Even if you have no time to volunteer, there are other ways to support all children at NMS. Please look for PTO information at the beginning of the school year and at Back-to-School Night.

The electronic link for membership is

You can also access the NMS PTO Facebook group page at

The PTO is organizing several committees to help with events throughout the year. If you are interested in helping, please sign-up at!/showSignUp/10c0e4aa8ac2dabfac70-ptocommittees

Resource Flyers and Opportunities for Students and Families

Update from CCPS Transportation - "Move Over" Law in Maryland

Beginning October 1, 2022, the Move Over Law in Maryland will expand to require motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing, or parked vehicle displaying warning signals – including hazard warning lights, road flares, or other caution signals including traffic cones, caution signs, or non-vehicular warning signs. The expanded law is in place to protect law enforcement, emergency responders, and any motorist that may encounter a roadside emergency and must stop near travel lanes.

Resources from CCPS Student Services

Each month student services will feature a special mental health video on our website under Mental Health Services. This month we have a video on Stress and Anxiety. There are other resources that parents may find helpful too.

We have also developed a Parents’ SEL toolkit which gives suggestions on how to develop each of the SEL competencies in their child(ren). Parents can find this tool kit on the Student Services website at Click on the tab for SEL.

Calvert Wellness Challenge Flyer

Recurring Resources for Families

CCPS School Lunch Menus

Become a Volunteer

Calvert County Public Schools uses Raptor for visitors and volunteers to sign in and sign out. Volunteers must apply annually to be an approved volunteer. All volunteers will need to review the volunteer handbook and watch the volunteer training video before completing and Online Volunteer Application. Volunteers must be approved before they may begin service as a volunteer in any school buildings.

CCPS Online Volunteer Application & Process:

Family, Student, & Staff Responsibility – Daily Health Screening

It is the responsibility of all families, students, and staff members to self-assess before entering a school bus or CCPS facility by answering the following questions:

  • Has the individual or anyone in the family been sick with dry cough, shortness of breath, chills, fever, muscle or body aches, sore throat, or loss of sense of taste or smell in the last 5 days?
  • Has the individual or anyone in the family been exposed to COVID-19 and asked to quarantine? If yes, who was directed to quarantine and what date did the quarantine start? (Ensure quarantine time is up and symptoms have improved.)
  • Has the individual or anyone in the family tested positive for COVID-19? If yes, who and when? Were they having any symptoms? (Ensure quarantine is up and symptoms have improved.)
  • Student and staff should not attend school if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been medically advised to quarantine. If this is the case, please contact our School Nurse, Carin Fleshman, at 443-550-9227 or

Here Comes the Bus - A School Bus Tracking App for Parents

Here Comes the Bus (HCTB) is an app with tracking features for the bus(es) your child(ren) is assigned to ride. They include

  • Showing the real-time location of your child's bus on a map
  • Scheduled and actual arrival times at home and school for bus routes
  • Push and email notifications when the bus is near

Click this link for more information on getting the app -

To create an account, you will need to know your child's ID number and the school district activation code 87557.

Here Comes the Bus

Technology Support

If students have questions about their device (laptop/computer), they can get help from a member of the CCPS IT team at or call 443-550-8146. Students needing assistance can also drop off their laptop in the main office and fill out a paper Help Desk ticket.

Supports are also available on the CCPS website using the Technology Support button (pictured below) on the main page. This resource provides links to submit help desk tickets, frequently asked questions, and other resources students can use to solve issues.

Technology Support