News from the View!

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Hello!

We are contacting you today to keep you updated, and aware of the work being done to further the lives of North View Middle School students. This update contains information about our school goals for instruction and achievement, activities used to support our goals and our progress toward meeting them. In this issue, you will be provided with information related to:

  • Superintendent Search
  • In Case You Missed: Kindness, Food Drive, VIP Luncheon
  • Distance Learning Days
  • aReading & aMath Testing
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Registration
  • Student Trivia Question

Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, our staff, or our administration team with any questions you may have. We are always happy to hear from you!

Superintendent Search

As you may have heard, Supt. McIntyre has been chosen to lead Anoka-Hennepin Schools as Superintendent. His new role is set to begin July 1, 2023. The school board intends to work diligently to hire the next highly qualified Osseo Area Schools superintendent who will continue to move the district's vision, mission, and strategic directions forward.

Please share what you believe our district should be looking for and/or considering in relation to our next superintendent – preferred skills, qualities, and traits. Your thoughts are needed by Wednesday, Dec. 21. All feedback is anonymous and will only be used in creating a leadership profile to help with the steps of the search process. Stay tuned to district279.org/SuptSearch.

Distance Learning Days

On January 13th and April 10th, students will participate in online Asynchronous learning as part of Teacher Collaboration Time. These days will be structured similarly to an eLearning day for inclement weather, but with some modifications in order to accommodate the professional development that staff will be participating in. Click here to be taken to a presentation that was recently shared with your students in their advisory class.

aReading & aMath Assessment

North View Middle School students will take the aReading and aMath on the dates listed below. Please ensure that your student brings their fully charged Chromebook, charger, and headphones on their testing date.

  • Reading: January 25th
  • Math: January 26th

Thank you in advance for your help in ensuring that they have a productive testing experience.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

This year we will be providing families with both an in-person conference experience and a virtual conference experience. Our in-person conferencing experience will be held on Thursday, January 26th from 3:00-7:00 pm. During this time you will be able to:

  • Meet each of your child's teachers.

  • Review classroom objectives and goals.

  • Discuss how your child is progressing in class.


Our virtual experience will be held on Tuesday, February 7th from 3:00-7:00 pm. During this time you will be able to:

  • Set an appointment to meet with your child's advisory teacher using the Google Meets platform.

  • Review classroom objectives and goals.

  • Discuss how your child is progressing in each of their classes.


A link to schedule the virtual conference will be sent out by your child’s advisory teacher the week of January 30th for scheduling purposes.


* Spanish & Hmong Translators will be available.

2023-2024 Course Registration for current 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders

6th & 7th Grade:

  • In January, current 6th and 7th-grade students will register for 2023-2024 courses. Please take time to carefully consider course choices for next school year with your student, as all course selections are final. Please contact your child’s counselor if you have any questions about courses or the registration process.

8th Grade:

  • Students receive information about magnet options and open enrollment options through Advisory in December.

  • On Wednesday, January 18th High school counselors visit North View to provide information about high school programming options and collect preliminary course requests.

  • Registration for high school is finalized at high school preview nights. Please consider attending high school preview nights: Osseo Senior High: Wednesday, January 11th, Maple Grove Senior High: Thursday, January 26th, Online 279: Tuesday, January 31st

  • Park Center Dates: January 19th- Last Names A-D– 3:15 PM, Last Names E-L – 4:15 PM, Last Names M-S – 5:15 PM, Last Names T-Z – 6:15 PM

Current 5th Graders:

  • In February, 5th-grade students will be registering for their 2023-2024 6th-grade courses at North View.
  • Week of January 23rd: Parents/guardians of students assigned to go to North View for the 2023-2024 school year will receive an information letter regarding their student’s registration. Please take time to carefully consider music course choices for next school year with your student, as all course selections are final.
  • Please contact your child’s counselor if you have any questions about music courses or the registration process. The counselor for incoming 6th graders is Kaylee Herlofsky. She can be reached at 763-585-7217 or HerlofskyK@district279.org
  • January 30-February 10: North View Counselors will visit elementary schools to provide information about North View Middle School and register your student’s music choice.
  • April 27: 2023-2024 Incoming 6th Grade Preview Night from 5:30-7:00 pm

In Case You Missed it!

November and December were very eventful at North View Middle School. There was a food drive, a kindness assembly, music events, and a VIP luncheon. We have included a few highlights below in case you missed them.

Family Engagement Workshops

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Will students be required to wear face coverings at school?
    Osseo Area Schools will encourage but do not require quarantines and/or mask wearing for all staff, students, and visitors.
    *As of August 8th, 2022. Please click here for up-to-date information.


  • Can I come in and visit my student's classroom?
    Yes. Following the appropriate protocol, visitors are allowed into our building.

  • Will breakfast and lunches continue to be free this year?
    No, school meals will not continue to be provided free of charge to all students this year. It is extremely important to fill out the free/reduced meal application if you would like to continue to receive discounted services, like school activities and home internet service (upon qualification).


  • Where do I find the school supply list?
    Please click here for this year's school supply list.


  • When does the school open?
    The school building will be open for students to enter each day at 7:50 am. Please do not drop off students before this time if possible.


  • Who should I contact with questions?
    If you have general questions, please call the school at 763-585-7200.

  • When is picture day?
    Picture day is November 9th and the retake day will be December 8th.

  • I need support with Internet Resources.
    Resources are available to support families that do not have access to the internet in their homes can be found here. Internet support and resources may also be provided to families as necessary by the district.

STUDENT TRIVIA QUESTION

Which grade level donated the most food for this year's food drive? The first five students to respond correctly to this question, by submitting an answer here, will receive five Knight Pride Tickets.

Interested in Sports?

Click the link below for important detailed information about activities at each of our district's high schools.

Many sports are available for seventh and eighth-graders.

Reminders Important Forms

Immunization Forms: According to MN state law, all students must be in compliance with state immunization requirements, be in the process of receiving the immunization series or meet exemption criteria. Students who are not in compliance with state immunization requirements will be excluded from school.


Health Emergency Contact Form: Students under 18 years of age will not be released from school if ill or injured unless authorized by a legal parent/guardian or another adult designated by a parent/guardian. Please update emergency information annually and as changes occur. Emergency Contact information can be changed in ParentVue.

Ways to Stay Updated!

Monthly Newsletter

At the beginning of each month, North View Middle School will send you the "News from the View" Family Newsletter. These newsletters are organized in a fashion that the most critical information is at the top and as you scroll down the newsletter the information becomes more oriented toward the future. This is your “one-stop-shop” to stay informed about the happenings of our school community.


Multilingual Facebook Pages

The multilingual Facebook pages listed below are where you can find resources, news, and information, in multiple languages, about ISD 279 Osseo Area School.



Parent-Teacher Conferences

Another way to receive personalized information and be engaged in conversations related to the North View Middle School community is to attend parent-teacher conferences each trimester. Not only will you be able to meet your child's teacher, but there will also be opportunities to provide us with feedback about your needs. North View Middle School is a dynamic community; if you want to be involved and don’t know how, please ask. We can connect you to a cause, action, or person that will help you be connected to our community.


School Website

The NVMS website is a place to go to pull static information and facts about North View Middle School that could be important for a family at any point of the year. This may include but is not limited to, the daily schedule, the school calendar, how to check your student's grades using Parent Vue, and stay informed of your student's distance learning progress using Schoology.


Social Media Updates

You can also stay up to date by following me at @NVMSPrincipal or liking our Facebook page by clicking here.