North Scott Jr. High Newsletter

APRIL 2021

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Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Spring!

-NSJH Staff

Second Semester Updates


  • ISASP Testing will take place April 5th-April 9th

Please avoid scheduling any appointments that would require you to miss the ISASP on:

- Monday 7:50-9:50

- Tuesday 7:50-9:50

- Thursday 7:50-9:50

- Friday 7:50-11:00

Also, make sure you are at school on time each of those days. For those of you that tend to be tardy for school, be sure you are getting here on time, not only every day but especially on those days. We will start testing right away.

A few other things...

- Make sure you do a full log out of your Chromebook before Monday - this will ensure that it is fully updated and ready for ISASP testing - this causes issues if it is not.

- Make sure your Chromebook is here at school and fully charged each day next week.

  • Free Breakfast & Lunch: Students will continue to receive 1 free breakfast and lunch each school day through the end of the year. Students may still deposit money into their lunch account for additional snacks, drinks, and extras.

  • The school board approved the 2 hour early-out schedule every Friday. This schedule will continue through the end of the year. (This applies to all North Scott Schools) This time will be used for our teachers to prepare to meet the needs of all our students including students who are quarantined.

  • Track practice is in full swing! Please download our app below for upcoming meets and events.

Message from the Nurse

Thank you for your continued support with encouraging your student to follow the CDC/IDPH recommended mitigation guidelines at school and in the community during this pandemic

CDC How to Protect Yourself.

Counselor Corner

During 7th and 8th grade Social Emotional Learning Lessons, students are developing their critical thinking skills to make informed decisions using the D.E.C.I.D.E. model.

D - Define the Decision to be Made

E - Explore your Options

C - Consider the Consequences

I - Identify Your Values

D - Decide and Act

E - Evaluate the Results

Students have been viewing videos of their favorite staff members being put in challenging situations and discussing this decision-making model. Here are two of the videos!

Mr. Nelson witnesses vaping in the bathroom

Dr. Knight wants to play Chromebook games

North Scott Health and Safety Plan: COVID-19

We are asking that our students and families help us in our efforts to keep school going face to face and our students participating in activities. Just as we are following the health department recommendation inside of school, we are encouraging everyone to do these same things outside of school.

  • Wear a mask in public places

  • Social distance whenever possible

  • Wash our hands

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well

How to Stay Informed

For information on your child's courses, communication, canvas resources and more please


Canvas can be found by:

  1. North Scott School District Website/Canvas Login (bottom of page by Quick Links banner)



For information on how to set up/use your parent Canvas account:

Go to


The link below takes you to the school calendar and it has every event the JH has. If you want to know your child's sports schedule or when your child's concert is, follow the link. You can customize it to suit your child's schedule by clicking on view schedules, then check just the boxes for your child’s schedule & then click view.

Get a Mobile App for your phone or set up to have it notify you when something has been canceled or rescheduled.

North Scott Jr. High Calendar

Do you want to see all North Scott Jr. High's events? Go to our building calendar. Be sure to sign up for notifications so will you be informed about changes and cancellations through text and/or email.

April Schedule of Events

April 2nd: No School

April 5th-9th: ISASP Testing

April 8th: Track Meet @ Bettendorf 4pm

April 13th: Track Meet @ Muscatine 4pm

April 14th: Wise Guys meeting

April 15th: Track Meet Home @ 4pm

April 16th: FCA Meeting after school

April 22nd: Track Meet @ Pleasant Valley JH 4pm

April 23rd: Comfort Day

April 27th: Track Meet Home @ 4pm

April 28th: Wise Guys meeting

May 3rd: Track Meet @ Bettendorf 4pm

Non-discrimination statement

It is the policy of the North Scott Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Ms. Erin Paysen, Equity Coordinator, 308 N. Main Street, Donahue, IA 52746. Telephone: 563-282-9627