Norton Panther Families - the district is pleased to have collaborated with our community on the distribution of over 1,300 Chromebooks and power cords during a year of remote education. During a time when this needed to happen, we were able to support the need to take care of our kids.
If you are a family who DID NOT borrow a Chromebook and power cord, then please be comfortable in closing this email.
If you are a family who DID borrow a Chromebook and power cord, then please consider this letter Technology Announcement .pdf to be the first of many announcements regarding end-of-year collection of district equipment. The district will be very active in its communication with all of you about the proper return of borrowed equipment, so please communicate back with us with your questions and concerns. For now, if you have borrowed/are borrowing a device, please read the PDF and begin planning for any necessary requests and/or requirements.
Thank you for your support, and for helping us with this important task.
Mr. Dana Addis, Superintendent
Norton Elementary School will return to in-person learning using a hybrid model beginning October 5, 2020. This means that students will attend in-person learning 5 days per week either in the morning (8:55-11:25 am) or in the afternoon (12:45-3:15 pm). In general, students with last names beginning with letters A-K will attend in-person 8:55-11:25 am and students with last names L-Z will attend school 12:45-3:15 pm. In some instances, students may be asked to switch times to better balance classes or to receive special education services. You will be contacted by the school if we need you to switch times.
The general school day will consist of a 2 hour and 30 minute in-person block, an assigned time to attend specials remotely (Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday), and about an hour of assigned work to be completed at home.
Cohort RED - In Person learning 8:55-11:25 AM Every Day
Students with last names beginning with A-K will attend school every day from 8:55-11:25 am. The building will be open to students eating breakfast beginning at 8:30 am and 8:40 am for students not eating breakfast. Students ordering lunch will be sent home with a “cold” lunch that may need to be heated at home. *Note-some students may be contacted to attend specific sessions to meet specific needs.
Cohort White - In Person learning 12:45-3:15 PM AM Every Day
Students with last names beginning with L-Z will attend school every day from 12:45-3:15 pm. The building will be open to students eating lunch beginning at 12:15 am and 12:40 for students not eating lunch. *Note-some students may be contacted to attend specific sessions to meet specific needs.
Specials’ Classes During Hybrid Schedule - Updated
During this time of hybrid learning, students will be assigned a specific time for specials (music, art, physical education). For in-person morning students, a special will be assigned in the afternoon. For in-person afternoon students, a special will be assigned in the morning. The specific time will be live lessons with the specials’ teachers. A schedule will be released soon. For students who remain in remote learning, specials will continue to be offered at your own pace.
Drop Off and Pick UP Times and Procedures
Students will NOT be allowed to enter the school until 8:30 am (students eating breakfast) or 8:45 am (students not eating breakfast).