Welcome to Week 9 - End of the First Grading Period

Happy National School Lunch Week! Be sure to check out the weekly school lunch menu in this newsletter.

Thursday is the last day of the first grading period of the school year. Many end-of-quarter assessments are coming up - let’s finish strong! At NES, academic awards are presented to students in grades 3-5 during the week of Report Cards. While our school campus beyond our office remains closed for visitors, we will be sure to share pictures of students’ awards. 

In addition to academic awards, we will recognize students for other important milestones such as learning all their letters, sounds and sight words in kindergarten, joining Points Club in AR, joining the Acaletics Green Club by performing well on their Acaletics math assessments, and more. These recognitions are highlighted on Social Media, and posted around the school for everyone to see. 

Grade levels will be holding PBIS events to reward students for being respectful, responsible, and safe. Each grade level will communicate their PBIS day information and participation criteria to parents via Class DOJO.

Clothing Donations

If anyone can donate small underwear and bottoms for our clinic and clothing closet, we could sure use some! We are specifically in need of small boys shorts and pants. If able, please donate clean, slightly used or clean clothing directly to our clinic (call the school ahead and ask for Mrs. Kari Shorter). Thank you!

1st 9 Weeks Important Documents Review

We will remove the beginning of the year documents links from the weekly newsletter starting the 2nd 9 weeks, but you can always find them in our earlier newsletters!

Important Dates

10/13 School Board Meeting 6:00 PM

10/15 End of the 1st 9 Weeks

10/16 Teacher Work Day - No school for students

10/21 Unity Day - Wear Orange

10/22 Report Card Day and Virtual Awards

10/16 Teacher PD Day - No Students

10/26 Red Ribbon Week - NES Spirit Week

10/29 Trick or Treat Drive Through Event 5:00-6:00 PM

School Lunch Menu This Week



Chicken tenders/Hoagie sub


Pizza/Turkey and cheese


Shepherd's pie/PBJ


Ravioli/Triple play sandwiches




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

Required Self-Screener

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.

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