The Northern Weekend Update

March 19, 2023


Good morning families,

Apologies for the delay in sending weekend updates. Life comes at you fast and often times some things can be overlooked. Here are the weekend updates for this upcoming week. This week we prepare for Spring Break and the end of the 3rd quarter. Please check in with your teachers for assignment due dates.

Lunch Delivery update: We will no longer have deliveries through the Bus Lot. All deliveries should be dropped off at the front of the school. If a student's food is late, they can retrieve it at the end of 3rd period at the office.

ACT Update: If your student is a junior, and they missed the ACT, don't hesitate to get in touch with Mr. Rebman at to receive more information on make-up.

If you have dates, events, or information to share with the Northern community via the Friday Message, contact Luis Rosa, Assistant Principal, at

Teacher of the Year!

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Begining Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Mullen on being selected as the Northern High School Beginning Teacher of the Year. We are incredibly proud of all the effort and passion you have put forth this school year, supporting our students and families.
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Upcoming Important Dates:

This week we are celebrating Agriculture Week!

Monday, March 20- Panorama Survey Push! Away Lacrosse game @ East Chapel Hill

Tuesday, March 21- Girls Soccer game @Riverside, Varsity Baseball @ Southern Alamance

Wednesday, March 22- Track Meet @ East Chapel Hill

Thursday, March 23- Away baseball game vs Person, Home Soccer game Vs East Chapel Hill

Friday, March 24- Spring Break Begins! Home Baseball game Vs Southern Alamance, Lacrosse match Vs Cary High.

CTE Update:

Northern High School invites graduating seniors to attend a Public Safety Career Fair on April 13th. This event is a great opportunity for students to connect with employers and a chance to find a great internship or career after graduation. If hired, students have the opportunity to earn up to $45,000 a year. Seats are limited. Please contact Mrs. Johnson, sharon_johnson for more details regarding this event.

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Who's Who at Northern?

This school year, we have many new faces within the Northern Faculty. Here is a list of staff that can assist students with transportation, technology, canvas, and class schedules.

Danny Gilfort- Principal
Tanisa Rucker- 9th Grade Assistant Principal

Reginald Davis- 10th Grade Assistant Principal

Luis Rosa- 11th Grade Assistant Principal

Jason Rebman- 12th Grade Assistant Principal

Mrs. Thompson- Media Center Coordinator

Ms. Dorsey- IT Support

Ms. Coburn- MTSS Coordinator, AIG Coordinator

Need to speak to a counselor? Contact your counselor and set up an appointment.

Counselor (A-D)- Charlene North: 919-560-3956 ext 56177

Counselor (E-Le)- Zakiyyah Omar: 919-560-3956 ext. 56173

Counselor (Li-Q)- Nicole Stocking: 919-560-3956 ext. 56178

Counselor (R-Z)- Bryanna Williams: 919-560-3956 ext. 56175

Transportation Updates!

Please download the new app!

If you have any questions, Email:

Schedule Information

The Daily Bell schedule has been updated to reflect the time changes enacted through DPS. Starting this school year we will begin instruction at 9:15 am and end at 4:15 pm Below you will find our daily schedule.

2022-2023 Daily Schedules

REGULAR SCHEDULE -85 minute classes and 55-minute lunch period

9:10 First Bell

9:15 - 10:40-1st Period

10:45 - 12:10-2nd Period

12:10 - 1:05-Lunch

1:10 - 2:45-3rd period

2:50 - 4:15-4th period

4:20-Students should be in after-school activity locations with coaches/advisors.

Student Expectations

As we begin the school year, NHS faculty would like to stress the importance of enforcing student expectations. Below are the reviewed expectations for the 2022-2023 school year.

Main Expectations:

  • Be on time
  • Stick to the assigned schedule
  • Work hard
  • Follow directions

Leaving Campus:

  • Any student signing in late may do so through the front office and receive a pass to attend class. Any student signed out early must have a parent/guardian sign them out through the main office.

  • Students are not allowed to leave campus and return unless they are signed out by a parent or guardian or have open lunch. Students who do, are subject to disciplinary action.

Food Deliveries:

  • Students are not allowed to bring food back on campus after 12:45 pm. If a student is caught bringing food back for other students after this time, they can lose their lunch pass.
  • Students can have food delivered by door dash, postmates, or friends/family members. Delivery times are 12:10- 12:45. Any food delivered after 12:45 pm will be held by the main office until the end of the third period.

Student Parking:

  • Only students with an NHS-issued parking permit are allowed to park at NHS.

  • A parking permit must be visible on the rearview mirror or dashboard.

  • Students must park in the student parking lot.

  • Students parking anywhere else on campus or parking without a permit will have their vehicle towed at their own expense.

Dress Code:

A. Allowable Dress & Grooming

1. Students must wear clothing including dresses/jumpsuits, or both a shirt or top with bottoms, including shorts, pants or a skirt, or the equivalent and shoes.

2. Clothing must have the fabric on the front, back, and sides.

3. Clothing must cover undergarments; underwear waistbands and bra straps are not required to be covered and are excluded.

4. Fabric covering all private parts of the body must be opaque and cannot be see-through or mesh, or transparent. Private parts include the breasts, genitals, and buttocks.

5. Fitted pants, including leggings, yoga pants, and "skinny jeans."

6. Sweatpants, pajama/lounge pants, midriff-baring shirts (must be able to cover private areas when arms are raised), ripped jeans as long as any portion of undergarments covering private parts are not visible.

7. Tank tops, including spaghetti straps, halter tops, and strapless tops.

8. Religious headwear is expressly allowed to cover the head and face.

9. Clothing must be suitable for all scheduled classroom activities, including physical education, science labs, wood shop, and other activities where unique hazards may exist.

a. Courses requiring attire as part of the curriculum (for example, professionalism, public speaking, CTE courses, and job readiness may include assignment-specific dress but should not focus on covering bodies in a particular manner or promoting culturally specific attire.

10. Specialized courses may require specialized attire.

a. School-sanctioned uniforms and costumes approved by the principal for athletic, choral, band or dramatic performances are allowed.

11. Students may dress and style their hair for school in a manner that expresses their individuality and culture, including, for example, locs, braids, geles

a. Certain programs may have more restrictive requirements for hairstyles, including NCHSAA and ROTC programs, which require signatures of students and parents consenting to these restrictions on grooming and dress.

B. Prohibitions

Students are prohibited from wearing clothing, jewelry, book bags, or other articles of personal appearance which:

1. depict profanity, vulgarity, obscenity, or violence;

2. promote the use or abuse of tobacco, drugs, or alcohol;

3. endangers or creates a threat to the health or safety of the student or others;

4. are prohibited under the Gangs and Gang Activities in Policy 430l(III-7) and Gang Related Activity, Policy 4328;

5. are reasonably likely to create a substantial and material disruption to the educational process or to the operation of the school, including but not limited to items that are reasonably expected to intimidate other students based on race (for example, the Confederate battle flag, swastika, and Ku Klux Klan or KKK), color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or religious affiliation.


  • Teachers are only able to mark students Absent, Present or Tardy. Any absence notes/excused absences must go through the attendance secretary, Ms. Alston-Pettiford.

  • Each parent will get a notification via PowerSchool when their child has been marked tardy or absent, and a phone call goes home if they missed three or more periods in the day.

  • Students should arrive and be seated in class before the tardy bell rings.

    • Anyone who has not arrived at their classroom by the bell should be marked tardy. If the student doesn’t have a pass, the tardy is unexcused.


For more information, please visit the Northern Athletics webpage.

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Updates from our School Counselors

Check the NEW Student Services website for a list of scholarships available for students to apply for. There are a few September deadlines, so make sure you sign up soon!! Scholarships are always being added, so check the website for any new updates to the list.

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NROTC Marine Option College Scholarship.

The scholarship is aimed at students who both desire to serve

their country and know they want to attend a 4-year university after high
school. The scholarship pays for 100% of the student's tuition for all four
college years. While they're a student, they will be a member of the NROTC
unit on campus and have certain military responsibilities (mostly classes and
workouts, about 10 hours per week). When they graduate, they commission as a
Second Lieutenant in the Marines and begin a 4-year Active Duty service obligation.

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