Weekly Memo for Parents
Monday, August 24, 2020

Welcome to Week 2!

Last week went really well thanks to everyone working together! Thank you everyone for your help in transitioning students back to learning!  As a reminder, important information about school can be found in the 8-15-20 Back to School Update from the School District. Paper copies of our NES Student Handbook 2020  as well as of the NES Reopening Plan 2020 - Family Guide were sent home last week. 

Important Documents for Week 2

Please be on the lookout for the following resources in your child’s Parent Communication folder on Tuesday:

  • Permission to Photograph (please return)

  • OCSB Student Code of Conduct (keep but sign and return the last page) 

  • Right to Know letter (keep)

If you have not, please return the following documents from last week:

A huge thank you to all parents who have informed us of their e-mail address so that we can ensure that  you have the most up to date information from us at all times. 

Assessment Update

This week, we will start with important diagnostic assessments to establish the baseline in what students know in both English Language Arts and Math. Students in Option 1 will be taking these assessments over several days in class. Our Option 2 students have an opportunity to come on campus to ensure best test results without any technology glitches, interruption, as well as to get assistance from their teacher as needed. Option 2 teachers will be inviting students to come in as follows:

Important Updates this Year

  • Parent Drop Off starts at 7:45 AM. We may start student intake earlier on days where we know that we are shorthanded so that parents would not be late to work.

  • 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).

  • 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

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

8/26 NES Parents Virtual Information Session 5-6 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 832 6169 8066
Passcode: s2GGmj

8/27 District Advisory Committee Meeting 6 PM - Mrs. April Butler will be representing NES

9/7 Labor Day - No School

9/10 Picture Day

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

School Lunch Program

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

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


Dr. Tuuli Robinson

Principal of North Elementary School