Wildcat Weekly 9/10/2023
September 10, 2023
North Oakview Drop-off/Pick up Procedures 2023-2024
Thank you for your continued patience as we have worked through morning drop off this year and working around start of the year facility issues.
With your feedback, we are making changes to begin on Monday, September 11. Approximately half of our families would like curbside drop-off while the other half would like the opportunity to park. We will be offering both curbside and parking options.
DROP-OFF begins at 8:15 am Students have a ten minute instructional transition to get breakfast, make lunch selections, and complete bellwork.
The front of the school entrance/exit is for buses only during arrival (8:15-8:25). Families may not drop off in front of the school.
If you are volunteering or need to speak with office staff, please park in the front of the building.
Option 1- park and walk up drop off
Enter the stadium lot from the direction of Crossroads and park your car
Please walk with your child through the lot to the fence near the crosswalk and say goodbye
Staff members will direct students to entrance following the sidewalk and they will go to into the building
The service drive will be blocked off for student safety
Option 2- Curbside drop off
Enter from the direction of the PAC off Rahn and turn left onto the service drive for curbside drop off
All students will enter the door near the gym
For our youngest students, we have staff members inside the building assigned to help get students to their rooms
If you arrive after 8:25am, options 1 and 2 will no longer be available. Please park in the front of the school and bring your student into the office to sign them in.
Please see the map on page 2 for directional information.
Thank you again for your patience and partnership as we support our students!
North Oakview Principal
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Late Arrival & Early Pick up
Any students arriving to school after 8:25am/ 9:25am (Wednesday) need to be dropped off in the front of the building and sign in at the office to get a late slip. If drop off extends past 8:25am students will not be marked tardy.
If your student's end of the day process is going to change please call the office by 3pm.
If your student is not going to be at school, please call the office 616.361.3450 to let us know.
If you need to pick up your student early they will need to be signed out in the office. You can email or call ahead and we will try to have them to be ready for you when you arrive. A student will only be released to a parent/guardian unless you have called ahead and given permission for someone else to pick up your student.
Hand 2 Hand
North Oakview is partnering with Frontline Church to offer weekend meals to families who are experiencing financial burdens. Every Friday we deliver black bags filled with at least 10 food items that consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bags are brought to the student to be put into their backpack privately and discretely. Fill out the attached form and return it to North Oakview either in person or by email.
Birthday Treat Information
Birthdays will be a special day for each student through a classroom celebration, but we will do this without the treats and trinkets from home. This decision has been made for several reasons, including the increasing number of student allergies (nuts, eggs, red dye, gluten, etc.) cost to families, the high amount of sugar that students may ingest in a day, the distress for those children that do not have a treat, the fact that many of our students have summer birthdays, the time taken away from instruction, the competition to bring in the best treat, etc. If a birthday treat or trinket is sent to school with a child, it will be returned home.
It's time for one of our favorite PTC fundraisers! Trailside Treats Night! This year the event will be held on Wednesday, September 13
ONLY from 5pm—9pm At Trailside Treats: 6294 Belmont Ave.
The PTC will receive 30% of ALL SALES that night!
Come join the fun and invite a friend or two! All are welcome, please spread the word to help support our school.
Sign Up for Lunchroom Help
If you would like to help out in your child's school, here is a sign up where you can get a chance help out in the lunchroom. Also, please fill out a Volunteer form. Please see the button below.
Food Service Update
For the 2023-2024 school year, Northview is excited to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students. This will save families valuable time and money!
Even though meals will be provided for free, it's important for families to complete the free and reduced price meal application at https://northview.familyportal.cloud/.
Families who qualify under this program are eligible to receive additional benefits, such as discounts on home internet, discounts on high school Advanced Placement (AP) test fees, etc.
Completing the application helps Northview, too! For example, the district may receive additional funds to enhance educational opportunities as many state and federal grants are based on the number of students eligible for free and reduced price meals.
We appreciate you taking the time to complete the online application today!
Northview Resident Transportation
Transportation information will be released in Ride360 on August 23. You can only obtain this information in the app so please download it today. https://nvps.net/transportation/
Bus tags will be handed out at the open house. If your student tag is lost/damaged it is a $5/fee.
Join us for a Northview Tradition -- Black Out 2023
Make plans to join us for the 14th annual Black Out event! You have the chance to be a part of an event that will impact many lives, particularly children who are on a journey to overcome pediatric cancer. This event not only raises money for families battling this disease, but it also brings us together as a community to do our part to help others.
On Friday, September 22, Wildcat Stadium will be packed with supporters wearing special Black Out t-shirts at the varsity football game. Event t-shirts are available at the Northview Administration Building, during open houses this week, and at home varsity football games for a $10 donation for short-sleeved, $20 for long-sleeved.
Interested in sponsoring a football jersey for the game, please pick up a form at the Administration Building, Northview High School or email Northviewblackout@gmail.com.
Thank you to our friends from Independent Bank and Straight Line Fence who made a very generous donation to help with the cost of the t-shirts. We thank them for their passion and for sharing this cause with Northview! Don't miss this event and the opportunity to make a difference in a child's life!
Medication Forms are required for dispensing any medications, both over the counter and prescribed. The form can be found online using the link above or in the office. All prescription medications require a physician signature. Parents must personally bring in medications and they may not be sent in with students.
WE ARE NORTHVIEW!
As many of you know we like to make each and every child feel special. I, Mrs. Miranda, love putting them in our Wildcat Weekly whether it is for sports or vacations or fun times in school. I love seeing what they have been up too. So this is where you come in, I need your help making this happen. Each month I will ask for different pictures of your kids. If you would like to share some of those with me, I would greatly appreciate it and they will be featured in the Wildcat Weekly. Here is to a great year of memories!! Go Cats!!