Welcome to Week 10 - Beginning of 2nd 9 Weeks!

Happy National school bus safety week! We would like to recognize the hard work of our bus drivers and everyone else working behind the scenes who assist with getting students to school safely each and every day!

Even though the 1st 9 weeks of school had its fair share of challenges, we are ready to kick off the 2nd 9 weeks with a plan for success! Many students from option 2 are returning to on-campus learning to access a more authentic learning environment. We are looking forward to seeing them on Monday! 

We are excited to kick off our after school tutoring program for invited students starting Tuesday, October 20. This program is funded through grants that are available through the U.S. Department of Education. Thank you Mrs. Steiert, Mrs. Gonzalez, Mrs. Wisener, Mrs. Varandore, Mrs. Flood, Mrs. Wilcox, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. McGlamory, and Mrs. Comer for being our after school tutors this year!

Academic awards ceremonies will be held on Friday as follows: 3rd grade - 8:30 AM, 4th grade - 9:10 AM, 5th grade - 9:50 AM. The ceremonies will be aired on Facebook for parents and family members to see.

Report cards go home on Thursday! Please sign and return them to your child’s teacher!

Important Documents

The following materials will be sent home on Tuesday:

  • Fall pictures (please return the payment or pictures)

  • Successful Student Guide

  • Substitute teaching - flyer

The following information will be sent home with students on Thursday:

  • Report Cards

  • Possible retention letters for students who failed one or more courses during the 1st 9 weeks and/or are exhibiting significant deficiencies in grade level performance

Important Dates

10/20 NES tutoring starts

10/21 Unity Day - Wear Orange

10/22 Report Card Day

10/23 Awards Ceremonies (live broadcast on Facebook)

  • 3rd grade - 8:30 AM
  • 4th grade - 9:10 AM
  • 5th grades - 9:50 AM

10/26 Red Ribbon Week - NES Spirit Week

10/28 Fall pictures makeup day

10/29 Trick or Treat Drive Through and Family Information Night 5:00-6:00 PM

11/9 Virtual Book Fair starts

11/12 NES SAC Meeting 5:00-6:00 PM

Clothing Donations

We are still in need of donations of small underwear and bottoms for our clinic and clothing closet. We are specifically in need of small boys shorts and pants. If able, please donate clean, slightly used or new clothing directly to our clinic (call the school and ask for Mrs. Kari Shorter for drop off arrangements). Thank you!

School Lunch Menu This Week



Alfredo/Pre-made sandwich


Taco/Turkey and cheese sandwich


Corn dogs/PBJ


Chicken/ K&1 lunchables




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