NRMS Family Newsletter
FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 29
North Rockford Middle School
Assistant Principal: Al Reickard
Student Activities/AD: Jen Domagalski
Counselors: Kara Dixon and Angie Ohlman
WEEKLY UPDATE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT, DR. SHIBLER
Dear RPS Stakeholders:
Although we're still wrapping up the current school year, I want to let you know for your planning purposes, the Board of Education has approved next year's school calendar. The 2021-22 school year calendar can be found on our website here.
As we close in on the end of this school year, we will be saying good-bye to many of our valued employees who will be retiring. With those retirements comes a loss of much experience but also opportunities for those seeking employment. If you are interested or know anyone who may be interested in working for the Rockford Public Schools in either a support or certified staff capacity, please look for our job postings on the Kent Consortium webpage. Be sure to check back as positions are updated regularly.
Over the past several weeks, COVID numbers in Michigan were trending downward, however, they are now on the rise again. The rollout of the vaccines will help over time, but until more people are vaccinated and we see a consistent decline in cases, it is imperative that anyone displaying COVID symptoms or advised to quarantine stays home. It will take all of us working together to finish strong and not put others at risk of either contracting the virus or having to quarantine because they are identified as a close contact. We will continue to monitor the data and follow the directives issued by the state and county health departments. Please help us by doing the same.
Watch Weekly Video - March 24, 2021 here
Thank you and I hope you are enjoying the feel of springtime!
Dr. Michael Shibler
Superintendent of Schools
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31ST
RETURN TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, APRIL 12TH
SUMMER WRITING CAMPS AT GVSU - Registration Is Now Open
KENT ISD Career Readiness
Meet the Recruiter Event – Local Health Care Employers
Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
This is a golden opportunity to get job search information directly from local hospital recruiters!
More information and registration at https://www.kentisd.org/educators/career-readiness/students/programs/meet-the-recruiter/
Secondary Full Face To Face Attendance Reporting
COVID Related Absence
Students that are unable to attend school due to COVID will be supported through live-streamed instruction via Google Meet, just as was done during hybrid instruction. COVID related absences include:
· Student is exhibiting symptoms and awaiting test results
· Student has tested positive and has to quarantine for a scheduled period of time
· Student was a close contact and has to quarantine
Absence not Related to COVID
Students that are unable to attend school for traditional short-term absences will utilize Schoology to participate in makeup work. A live streaming option will not be provided for students who are missing for non-COVID short term absences.
IF YOU'RE NOT FEELING WELL AT SCHOOL....REMINDER TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS
Please remind your child, if they are not feeling well, they need to let their teacher know and be excused to go down to the Main Office Health Room. Mrs. Bargwell will make a call to parents if necessary.
Students should not call or text parents from their personal phones.
NRMS STUDENT DROP-OFF REMINDERS
We have noticed morning drop-off has recently been extremely backed up on 10 Mile all the way to Northland Drive, creating traffic issues for the public. This is a reminder that drop-off begins at the Northeast end of the parking lot and all vehicles are to pull all the way through the drop zone to maximize the number of students exiting cars. Students are not to be dropped off at the main entrance or staff parking lot. Thank you for reviewing these protocols and the attached diagram to ensure all students arrive at school safely and on time. We appreciate your attention to this matter as safety is our first priority.
North Rockford Middle School Administration and RPS Security