Lancer Family News 9/13-9/17

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Upcoming Events/Meetings

9/13 - NLMUSD Board Meeting

9/15 - Late Start Schedule

9/15 - Unsatisfactory report cards mailed out

9/17 - NHS vs. JGHS Football Game - Mayor's Cup - we are away

9/18 - NHS Vaccination Clinic

9/21 - Financial Aid Night

9/28 - Parent Leadership Team Meeting (see below)

10/1 - CSU Application available online

10/1 - Homecoming Football Game

10/2 - Homecoming Dance

10/8 - End of Q1

10/22 - District Wide College & Career Expo Night

Spirit Week:

Monday - Athletic Clothes - We Run this Town!

Tuesday - Twin Day - Double the Trouble!

Wednesday - Wacky Clothes & Hair (Wacky Wednesday)

Thursday - Tourist Clothes (Searching for Eagles)

Friday - Wear Purple & Gold from Head to Toe (Lancer Madness)


9/14 - Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Whittier @ Norwalk HS at 3:00pm

9/14 - JV Girls Tennis vs. Whittier @ Norwalk HS at 3:00pm

9/16 - Fosh/Soph Football vs. JGHS @ JGHS at 3:15pm

9/16 - JV Tennis vs. Cal HS @ Norwalk HS at 3:15pm

9/16 - Varsity Tennis vs. Cal HS @ Cal HS at 3:00pm

9/16 - Frosh/JV/Varsity vs. Mayfair HS @Mayfair at 3:00/4:30/4:30

9/17 - Varsity Football vs. Glenn HS @ Glenn HS at 7:00pm

Thank you to all of our students and parents who were able to join us for our VIRTUAL Back to School Night last week. We appreciate all of our parents (and students who helped) who were able to navigate Zoom.

This week we are excited about our Mayor's Cup football game vs. John Glenn High School. As many of you know, we rotate the home field and will be the "away" team this week. Look out for the options for our parents to purchase tickets with our ticketless/touchless methods through GoFan.

NHS to host Vaccination Site on Saturday!

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In a joint venture with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Albertsons, three high schools in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District will serve as COVID-19 vaccine clinics in late September and October.

Open and free to the public in the NLM footprint and beyond, the first clinic will be held at Norwalk High School on September 18. La Mirada High School will host the second on September 25, and John Glenn High School will follow on October 2. The clinics will be held from 9am-12pm and administer the FDA approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. All three sites will also host clinics for second doses of the vaccine 21 days following each date, with Norwalk High School on October 9, La Mirada High School on October 16, and John Glenn High School on October 23. Registration is open and can be completed online for any of the three sites at the link below.

Vaccine Clinic Registration

“I’m very proud that District high schools are hosting these COVID-19 clinics,” said Superintendent John Lopez. “The vaccine is a vital tool for the safety of our students, teachers, and staff. I encourage our NLM families to take advantage of these opportunities to do their part in protecting the community from COVID-19.”

"The COVID-19 vaccines remain our powerful tool to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and the community from this virus,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “The Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is an important partner in offering increased access to vaccines for their students, their staff and their community and we deeply appreciate their efforts in creating a healthy and safe school environment. “

Participants will need to present a completed consent form along with a copy of their insurance cards upon arrival to any of the clinic sites. Consent forms will also be available to fill out at each site. Additional information about the clinics, including all forms and notices, can be found in the link below. Spanish versions of the form and instructions can also be accessed in the provided link.

Vaccine Clinic Forms and Information

Mayor's Cup Football Game (JGHS vs. NHS)

Please join us as our Lancers take on the John Glenn Eagles this Friday Night at John Glenn High School. Skip the lines! We encourage all parents to purchase their tickets early.

We encourage all students to purchase ASB cards from the finan

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Financial Aid Night

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Report Cards - Warning 1 reporting

These are NOT official grades, but the progress reports will give you a snapshot of your student's grades.

Remember that it is still early and one or two assignments can make a grade artificially high or artificially low. Please reach out to teachers if you see a D/F on your student's report card.

Parent Survey for Spending of NLMUSD ESSER III Grant Survey

Please take a few moments to provide feedback on where the district should allocate spending with the money that NLMUSD is receiving.


Voter Registration Week

Civic education should be an ongoing learning experience. It is important to ensure that our students are learning to become active and engaged participants in our democracy. It is never too early to motivate our students to get involved. We encourage your school to participate in High School Voter Education Weeks on September 13-24, 2021, to put our students on the path to a lifetime of civic engagement and voting.

There are many ways that your students can safely participate regardless of their school’s current learning model (distance learning, hybrid, in-person, etc.). It is easier now than ever to get sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds civically engaged through pre-registration. Once pre-registered, they will automatically become active voters on their eighteenth birthday.

Pre-registration for sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds has been a huge success in California, with over 650,000 pre-registrations since the program launched in September 2016.

Check out this video created by NHS Government Club.

Here are some activities that the Government Club is doing to help promote CA HS Voter Education Weeks:

*Mock Recall Election- Students can vote in a Mock Recall Election. Link: Link will also be available on Schoology. Voting ends tomorrow (9/14) at 3pm. Students can also swing by the quad and vote during lunch. If students show us their completed google form, they will receive an "I Voted" sticker. See attached flyer for more info.

*Voter Education Week Nearpod- Link: This Nearpod goes over the history of Voting Rights and shares links at the end on how to pre-register to vote. Teachers, feel free to use as a lesson any time to over these next two weeks! Please feel free to make changes & update it to fit your classroom needs.

*Voter Education Week Promotional Video- Feel free to share this video with your class about Voter Education Week and to remind students that they can pre-register to vote if they are 16/17 years old.

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How to answer UC's Personal Insight Questions

Hey Seniors! If you need help answering the PIQs for UC Applications watch this quick video to find out what Admission Officers are looking for.
How to answer UC's Personal Insight Questions

Spirit Week

Health & Safety

Everyone is doing a great job of keeping their children safe and healthy. If your student is demonstrating any COVID symptoms, please keep them home for the day. Please let us know if your student is quarantining (out of precaution) or if your student has tested positive. If you are awaiting test results, please keep your child home until the results are in and are negative. We have proscribed steps we must follow immediately when we have a positive COVID case. Here are a few reminders:

  • Students may request a safety screen for the desk.
  • Parents will be contacted by phone if your student came in close contact with a COVID positive person. Close contact is considered indoors, within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes.
  • Encourage your student to wash their hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer.
  • Masks must be worn over mouth and nose inside at all times.
  • Students who are absent should check Schoology daily and message their teachers if they require support.

Parent Leadership Meeting

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COVID Protocols & Attendance

Here are a few points related to COVID protocols

  • Masks are REQUIRED to be worn at all times when staff & students are indoors. Our administration is recommending that all students also wear them when outdoors.
  • If you are going in for a COVID test, please do NOT send your student to school until AFTER you have received a negative test. Some schools reported students attending school while waiting for their results and that added to the number of students who were "close contacts."
  • If your student is not feeling well (especially with a fever and other COVID symptoms), please do not send them to school.
  • If your student is designated as a "Close Contact", then you will receive a personal phone call from the school. We will not send an automated call or email if your student is directly impacted.

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NHS Expectations & Goals

Below you will find the expectations that our staff has created for ourselves and the goals that we have for all Lancers.

Norwalk High School Vision

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Regular Schedule & Late Start Schedules

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