The NSC e-Newsletter

January 13, 2021

In-person Students Scheduled to Return Jan. 19

Students in grades PreK to 5th who attended classes in person during the fall are scheduled to return to buildings on Tuesday, Jan. 19.


If parents have any questions regarding the in-person option for students in grades PreK to 5th, please contact the building principal at your child's school.

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Reminder - Friday Early Dismissal for ELC & EleMiddles

The next early dismissal for the EleMiddle schools and Early Learning Center will be Friday, January 15.


Early dismissal times depend on the building's start time. For details, please visit the district or school website calendar.

Share Your Thoughts - Normandy Facilities Survey

The Normandy Schools Collaborative would like you to share your opinion on a few important issues to assist us in our facilities planning.


The survey is being managed by ExcellenceK12, a company that works with school districts on community research. It should take you 3 to 5 minutes to complete.


Please note the survey can only be taken once per device (laptop, tablet, etc.). Your answers are confidential.


Link to the survey:


The survey will close Wednesday, January 27, 2021.


During the same time as the online survey, 300 school district residents will be contacted at random to participate in a phone survey.


We really want to hear from you, so please participate in our online survey and let us know what you think!

Families Can Receive District Communications Via Text Message

If families would like to receive district communications via text message, please text 'Y' or 'Yes' to 67587. Answer the question and you're in. Parents will be able to receive important district announcements on any mobile device. (Text messaging rates may apply.)


If you have any questions, please contact the Communications Department.

NSC Grab & Go Meal Program Resumes for 2021

Families can pickup meals from the Normandy Grab & Go program 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday at select sites (see flier at right), now through Friday, January 15.


Don't forget -

  • There is no food pickup at Jefferson School. Families are free to pick-up meals at any of the other locations.
  • We also have the Friday Food Box giveaway on Friday at Normandy High School, 4 to 6 p.m.


For more information, see the graphic at left or visit the Food Access & Resources page at www.normandysc.org/return2learn

Normandy Parents as Teachers Receives National Recognition as Blue Ribbon Affiliate

The Normandy Schools Collaborative Parents as Teachers (NCS/PAT) program has earned a prestigious endorsement from the Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc., (PATNC) as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate, making it one of the top-performing home visiting affiliates within the PATNC’s international network.


PATNC affiliates are family-focused organizations that have chosen the Parents as Teachers’ home visiting model as one of the services they offer to families with small children.


To read the article, click the link: https://www.normandysc.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=15&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=7324&PageID=1&Comments=true&fbclid=IwAR2SYdjGz_tN_2HfPrvBb6JNjRPV-aFFHX8iC4X5mRPLG9jzWD3Lbeq2wDE

ICYMI - NHS Fine Arts Department Featured in Post-Dispatch Article

The Normandy Fine Arts department was featured in the Dec. 31, 2020 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for its partnership with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Michael Casimir, violist with SLSO, is serving as the Teacher-in-Residence for the high school's orchestra program.


To read the article, click the link: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/fine-arts-teachers-help-the-show-go-on-during-the-pandemic/article_daa2347c-65fc-5659-a3f3-2afb6b29f55c.html


The Fine Arts department also shared its holiday concert, A Merry Viking Carol, via YouTube. The link to the concert is here: https://youtu.be/oXoJB6_3kD8

Gray, Barnes Join Normandy Leadership Team

Shonda Gray has joined the Normandy Schools Collaborative as its new Career and College Coordinator.


In her new role, Gray will collaborate with stakeholders in the business and education sectors to develop and lead a comprehensive career readiness program for Normandy students. Gray is also responsible for ensuring that students receive the appropriate guidance to develop and improve necessary post-secondary skills, introducing students to a variety of career options. She will work with these stakeholders to provide opportunities for students to explore their areas of interest by way of internships, apprenticeships, or similar opportunities.


Dr. George Barnes has joined the Normandy Schools Collaborative as its Director of EleMiddle Education.


In this newly created role, Dr. Barnes will serve as the administrator of the EleMiddle (grades 1-8) schools, developing and implementing policies, programs, curriculum, and managing budgets to promote the professional development of staff and improve student achievement.

New Hours for Onsite IT Helpdesk

For students, parents and families who may need help with their devices or hotspot internet access, the Normandy Information Technology department has an onsite IT Helpdesk for your assistance. The IT Helpdesk is available:


When:

2 p.m. to 6pm - Monday, Wednesday and Friday

8 a.m. to noon - Tuesday and Thursday


Where:

Normandy High School - North Hall

6701 Saint Charles Rock Road

St. Louis, Missouri 63133


PLEASE NOTE: The IT Helpdesk will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Friday Food Box Giveaway

Friday, Jan. 15th, 4-6pm

6701 Saint Charles Rock Road

St. Louis, MO

Free boxes of food will be distributed at Normandy High School. Just drive up and a volunteer will place the items in your vehicle. The food is available to all Normandy families and staff.

NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, Jan. 18th, 12am

3855 Lucas and Hunt Road

St. Louis, MO

The district will be closed in observance of the federal holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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