Welcome to Week 8

Welcome to another wonderful week at NES! APTT (Academic Parent Teacher Team) meetings will be held this week. Links to these virtual meetings are shared by teachers via Class DOJO as well as in our school-wide APTT Meetings Schedule.

Safety Curriculum

October is National Bullying Prevention month. Specific safety-related lessons are delivered to students by Deputy Miller through special area classes this week as follows: 

  • 1st grade: Stranger Danger

  • 3rd grade: Bullying Prevention

  • 4th grade: Cyber Bullying

Additionally, we continue with the first round of Too Good for Violence lessons through special area classes on Wednesdays.

FTE Week

This is the FTE survey week that is used to verify students’ attendance in each course and class. Information from this survey is used to determine the funding for our school. 

Students’ attendance this week is more important than ever!

Week 8 Important Documents

Students’ iReady Diagnostics assessment results in ELA and Math will be sent home this week. Please refer to these handouts, in addition to the data presented at our APTT meetings, to better understand your child’s current placement and learning needs in both ELA and Math.

A required Reading Deficiency letter will be sent to families of students in grades K-3 who demonstrate a significant reading deficiency based on their ELA diagnostic assessment (or FLKRS in kindergarten).

Other important documents that have been shared with families are listed below. We will remove these links from the weekly newsletter starting the 2nd 9 weeks, but you can always find them in our earlier newsletters!

Important Updates this Year

The student screener was updated in September. Self-screening continues to be required prior to entering campus. Please call the school office to report a sick child as outlined in the updated Self Screening Guide below. Students exhibiting these symptoms at school will be sent home and may return according to the guidelines from our clinic.

  • Temperature 100.4 degrees F or higher 

  • Sore throat

  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain

  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever

  • Chills

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • New loss of taste of smell

  • Congestion or runny nose


  • Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with

  • confirmed COVID-19


  • Temperature checks are conducted for students and staff

  • Walk in visitors are not allowed - always call ahead for an appointment

  • Parent meetings are held virtually when at all possible

  • Drop off of non-instructional items is not allowed.

Important Dates

10/5 FTE Survey Week

10/5 APTT Meetings

10/13 School Board Meeting 6:00 PM

10/15 End of the 1st 9 Weeks

10/16 Teacher PD Day - No Students

10/26 Red Ribbon Week - NES Spirit Week

School Lunch Menu This Week


Salisbury steak/Pre-made Sandwiches/K-1 st lunchables


Baked chicken/Turkey on croissant


Spaghetti/Ham and cheese on bun


Popcorn chicken/Yogurt plate




Lunch and breakfast continue to be free to all students! For easy access, breakfast is provided in pre-packaged bags at both student entrances. School meals for Option 2 students are distributed Monday through Friday from the Public Library parking lot from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Only the parent/guardian or person listed as an emergency contact may pick up meals for their child(ren).

Additional Learning Activities and Resources

School Safety

Reports concerning unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent, or criminal activities, or the threat of these activities, can be made to appropriate public safety agencies and school officials using the following link: https://getfortifyfl.com/Tip.html. All students have access to this reporting tool on their Chromebooks at school.


Dr. Tuuli Robinson

Principal of North Elementary School