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Chromebook Collection Email from Mr. Addis- April 1, 2021

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

Ohio State Testing

As we are approaching the end of March, we know Ohio State Testing is inching near.  NMS will handle these tests much like we have in past years, as best we can! We will be administering these tests throughout April after we return from Spring Break.  The Testing Schedule is attached with this link: TESTING SCHEDULE 

Join the Band!

During this unusual year, our students' music experiences have been disrupted due to remote education and mandates required to keep safe distances. All students who may be interested in returning to band class or trying it for the first time, now is the time to show your interest. This includes upcoming 5th grade through High School, including HS Colorguard. 

Check out this special message from a Star Wars Actor - Watch Video Message!

If interested, fill out the Google Form here: Band Interest Form 

Beginning next year, fifth grade band will be offered for a full year (instead of a semester). Current 4th graders (Class of 2029), now is your chance to show your interest in joining our beginning band to see if it is the right program for you! Check out the Fifth Grade Page for your interest form and other information: 5th Grade Page

Yearbooks On Sale

The 2020-2021 Norton Middle School Yearbook is now on sale. The cost is $15.00.
  • Click here to view the order form.
  • Click here to purchase a yearbook online. Use 14453 as School Order Number.

Free Tutoring

Norton Middle School is offering FREE tutoring from Norton High School Key Club Member Students! If you are interested in your student being tutored, we have availability on Wednesdays (various times) and Mondays and Thursdays from 2:45-3:15pm. Spaces are limited. Please contact Tracey Colecchi at [email protected] for more information.

Hybrid Documents

Norton Middle School will be transitioning into a Hybrid Plus Learning beginning on Monday, February 1, 2021. In an alert email sent by Principal Dobbins, the following documents were included to help students and families with the transition. Students have three options now, Remote, Hybrid (2 in-person days + 3 digital days), and Hybrid Plus (4 in-person days + 1 digital day). 

Hybrid Plus Learning Information (4 in-person days + 1 digital day - document from January 2021)
Hybrid Learning Information (2 in-person days + 3 digital days - document from October 2020)

Below are additional resources that are frequently requested.

NMS Daily (Bell) Schedule (Classes begin at 7:35 a.m. and end at 2:35 p.m., daily.)
Arrival and Afternoon Dismissal Information (Car Rider) (Please know and follow all procedures within this document, if you transport your child to and/or from school.)

If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 330-825-5607.

Go Panthers!

Ohio RemotEDx Initiative - Connectivity Champions FREE Resource

As part of the CARES funds, the Ohio Department of Education in cooperation with the ITC’s have developed a service desk to help support students and families with remote learning.   Students, Parents, Teachers, or District administrators can submit a service desk ticket, send a txt, email, or reach the Connectivity Champions by phone.  Ohio’s Connectivity Champions are available for live support starting today. Parent Flyer - Connectivity Champions.pdf

Norton City Schools COVID DASHBOARD

Click here to view the Norton City Schools COVID DASHBOARD.

Class Schedule - Effective October 13

As communicated in prior literature, ALL students (regardless of whether they are in-person, remote, or digital learners) will follow the normal bell schedule. Classes begin at 7:35 a.m. and end at 2:35 p.m. each day. Digital and Remote learners do not need to log in to Panther Time unless otherwise noted by a teacher. Thank you!

'FINAL FORMS' IS HERE!

Norton City Schools has launched Final Forms! If you have not yet completed your child's forms, please do so as soon as possible. 

  • New Student Registration will utilize Final Forms to enroll (no longer accepting paper forms)
  • Parents of currently enrolled students will receive an email from Final Forms with information to create an account 
  • Login to complete all your students emergency forms for the 2020-2021 school year 
  • Final Forms current student playbook will walk you through beginning the process 
This opportunity will help our district update the necessary telephone numbers and email address for our families 
District Vision:
Every Child Every Day 
 
District Mission:
To inspire life-long learning in a caring, safe environment through challenging educational experiences for every child every day.

Upcoming Events

Apr
12

Committee of the Whole

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Apr
12

Regular Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Apr
14

NPDC

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
May
10

Committee of the Whole

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
May
10

Regular Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May
12

NPDC

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM