NORTH NEWS

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North High School

Mission: Every student has the right to an education where they can thrive.


Vision: We must create an equitable learning environment at North High where students are safe, valued, connected and challenged.

February 28, 2021

Hello North Families!


I hope you're doing well as we enter the last couple days of Trimester 2. Your children should be studying for final tests this Monday and Tuesday before the move into Spring Break. Grades for Tri 2 will be posted the week of March 15.


SAVE THE DATE: Important announcement for seniors, we have confirmed that Prom WILL be held on May 15! Details and locations are being finalized, but we wanted to let you know about the date so you can at least plan for that weekend. Decisions have not been made on whether Prom will be opened up to Juniors as well.


Much information below about ACT testing, spring sports/activities, returning to hybrid, and be sure to check our Black History Month production!


Have a great week!


Kevin Wolff

Principal

Black History Month 2021 Production

Click on the embedded image below to view the production put together for this year's Black History Month Celebration. It is a combination of guest speakers including Superintendent Tucci Osorio, spoken word, poetry, musical performances, and more from our very own North students! Special thanks to the guest speakers, performers, Mari Drake, and assistant principal Deron Drummond for putting this together!

Spring Sport Opportunities - GET INVOLVED!

North HS Spring Sports Opportunities:


If your student-athlete is interested in participating in an MSHSL Spring sport the following sports are available to register and tryout starting March 1st.


Opportunities will be open for a tryout to ISD #622 7th and 8th-grade student-athletes. Students who are enrolled at Maplewood Middle School who reside in the North attendance area will tryout for North High School.


MSHSL Spring Sports offered:

Adapted Bowling 9-12th grade Start date: TBD

Baseball 7-12th grade Start date: March 29th

Softball 7-12th grade Start date: March 29th

Boys Golf 7-12th grade Start date: March 29th

Girls Golf 7-12th grade Start date: March 29th

Boys Tennis 7-12th grade Start date: March 29th

Boys Lacrosse 7-12th grade Start date: April 5th

Girls Lacrosse 7-12th grade Start date: April 5th

Boys Track 7-12th grade Start date: March 29th

Girls Track 7-12th grade Start date: March 29th

Clay Target 9-12th (If space is available we may add 7th & 8th graders.)

Start date: TBD


All students need to have a sports physical (good for 3 years) on file and registration completed prior to the first day of practice/tryouts. Questions contact the North Activities office at plavick@isd622.org.


Click THIS LINK to register for spring sports.

North Athena Award Winner!

Congratulations to Jenna Rubbelke for being named the 2020-21 Athena Award winner for North High! The Athena Award honors one outstanding female senior student-athlete from each school. She will be honored on April 21st at the St. Paul Area Athena Award event!

Attention 9th Grade Students!

We are hosting another opportunity for you to come and get a feel for the building, walk your schedule, and meet some of the staff before we return to hybrid. All 9th grade students are welcome, even if you are staying in distance learning but want to get to know your way around the building before next year.


When: March 4th

Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the 9th grade Assistant Principal, Stephanee Goeken at 651-748-6011 or sgoeken@isd622.org.

ACT TEST DAY FOR JUNIORS 2021

Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Time: 8:10am - 1:30pm

Location: North High School

Survey: Please complete the ACT SURVEY with a school student email account by March 15, 2021. An exam will not be ordered for students who do not complete the survey by March 15, 2021.

Important NHS Deadline

National Honor Society has sent out invitation to apply letters. If you have not received your letter yet but you are a current sophomore or junior with a GPA of 3.25 or higher please email Ms. Naughton (enaughton@isd622.org) or Mrs. Armstrong (darmstrong@isd622.org) for more information. Applications are due by 12pm on March 3rd.

Polar Career Connect

This issue is focused on events coming up this week and into March/April.


https://www.smore.com/xqehc-polar-career-connect

Tri 3 Return to Hybrid - Family Guide

Click on THIS LINK to access our Family Guide for returning to Hybrid OR view the same information below.

North Staff are so excited to have students coming back into the building! We know that coming back might be a stressful time for students and families. To help with the transition back to Hybrid, we have created this guide which includes links and key information for any questions you might have.


Schedules:

Daily Class and Lunch Schedule


Weekly and Trimester Week by Week Schedules


After School Programming Schedule


Expectations and Rules:

Polar Pride Student Expectations


COVID Information:

North High COVID Procedures Family Guide


Attendance Expectations:

Student Attendance Expectations


Chromebooks:

  • Students should bring their Chromebook laptops to school every day. Some additional Chromebook laptops will be available to be signed out for daily use in the media center.


Breakfast and Lunch Processes:

  • Students will receive a barcode with their lunch pin number in their first hour class. Students MUST have this barcode to get a breakfast and lunch. Students are encouraged to take a photo of this barcode on their phones.

  • Students will eat in the cafeteria for breakfast and lunch. The auditorium will be available during lunch as an overflow area for students.


Hybrid or Distance Learning Sign up Process:

  • Call Kim Schaar @748-6067 to change status

  • Families can request changes up to Friday, March 5.


Materials Return/Pick Up:

  • Textbook and Materials Return: March 1-4 from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.

  • Textbook and Materials Pick Up for 3rd Tri: March 15 - 17 from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.


Freshmen (Re)Orientation Night:

  • Students can come to the building and walk their schedules.

  • Thursday, March 4

  • 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Class Materials Return for Tri 2

For students needing to return materials from 2nd trimester, see details below:


Date: March 1 - March 4

Time: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Welcome Desk

Distance Learning - Materials Pick Up For 3rd Trimester

For Distance Learning students, if you need to pick up new materials for a third trimester class, your teacher will notify you. You can pick up the materials from the Welcome Desk at North during the times listed below:


Dates: March 15 - 17

Time: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm


For students returning to hybrid, you can pick up your Trimester 3 materials during class time.


If you have any questions, please contact the North High office at 651-748-6000.

Upcoming Dates

  • March 2: Last Day of Trimester 2
  • March 3-5: NO SCHOOL, Staff Development
  • March 8-12: NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
  • March 15: Trimester 3 Begins
  • May 15: Prom (details TBD)
  • June 1: Graduation