Weekly Memo for Parents
Monday, August 31, 2020

Welcome to Week 3!

It has been a wonderful beginning of school! Thank you families for putting everyone’s safety first, and only sending children to school when they are feeling well! 

We know that choosing the right option of school for your child has been a difficult decision. All option changes are now frozen. We have accommodated all option change requests turned in to us by the deadline on Friday, August 28. Additionally, our 11 day count is on Monday, August 31 and  students who have not attended school will be dropped from our rosters. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we have tried to accommodate families to ensure that students are settled in the best instructional learning environment possible. 

Important Documents Week 3

The following documents that have been shared with families are also available online:

8-15-20 Back to School Update 

NES Student Handbook 2020  

NES Reopening Plan 2020 - Family Guide  

OCSB Student Code of Conduct English (sign and return the last page)

OCSB Student Code of Conduct Spanish (sign and return the last page)

Over The Counter Medication Form (return to school)

Emergency Contact Information Sheet (return to school)

No new school-wide documents are shared this week. Please continue to send back documents that need to be filed with school. 

Important Updates this Year

  • District COVID-19 Updates were shared at the District Advisory Committee Meeting on 8/27

  • Masks are required on campus at all times. Students requesting an exemption must present a doctor’s note to school administration PRIOR to entering our campus without a mask. 

  • Self-screening is required prior to entering campus (student home screener is provided on page 5 of the NES Reopening Plan 2020 - Family Guide). Please call the school office to report a sick child as outlined in the Self Screening Guide below.

  • Temperature checks are conducted for students and staff

  • 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

  • Our parent drop off is going great! We are taking in about 150 cars each day (with several students in each). In order to get everyone’s temperatures taken and hands sanitized, we have started our drop off at 7:40 AM. Parents - please ensure that students are ready to exit the car when you pull up to the drop off circle.

Please stay in communication with your child’s teacher via Class DOJO (teachers will invite you to their group). 

Additional Learning Activities and Resources

Important Dates

9/7 Labor Day - No School

9/10 National School Pictures Day - Picture Day at NES

9/10 School Advisory Committee Meeting 5-6 PM Meeting ID: meet.google.com/vgj-hugy-kof

9/11 Early Release Day - Students dismissal starts at 11:30 AM

9/21 Start with Hello week

School Lunch Menu This Week

Monday - Chicken patty on bun or Turkey & cheese sandwich

Tuesday - Grilled cheese or PBJ

Wednesday - Shepards pie or ham & Cheese wrap

Thursday - Ravioli & riblet on bun or  Triple play sandwich

Friday - Cheese pizza or Turkey and cheese on bun

Lunch and breakfast are free to all  of our 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).

School Safety

School safety drills are conducted once a week for the first two weeks, and monthly thereafter. Our next safety drill will take place in September.

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