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October 16th Family Update

Panther Families - I hope it's been a good week for all of you.  Primary and NES parents...we hope that your students are finding joy in seeing teachers daily both in-person and virtually.  NMS and NHS families...we hope this week is the beginning of a continued return for your students who are in-person and a strong connection to those who are virtual.  Click the title of this article to read more....

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

Halloween Party Update




                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hello Littlest Panther Families - here is an update for this year's
Halloween Party 2020 Click to Read

KINDERGARTEN PACKET PICK-UP

                                                                                                                                Friday, October 2nd, starting at 8 AM - Kindergarten Packets will be available for Hybrid & Remote Learners - Please read this attachment! 

HYBRID PLAN

Families - PLEASE read to know your Hybrid Schedule. Are you Hybrid Red - Hybrid White - Remote? 

PRIMARY TRAFFIC PATTERN PROCEDURE - PLEASE READ!

Hello Primary Families - Welcome Back! 
Please click here and see the traffic pattern for a smooth transition back to school. 
Thank you all and looking forward to seeing our Littlest Panthers!

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Norton Primary- Home of the Little Panthers


Good Afternoon Kindergarten Families-


I wanted to send you a quick update that the  next round of supplemental materials are ready for pick-up starting on Friday, September 25th at 8 am in the lobby of the Primary building.  


Please enter the main entrance doors (back of building) by the office and find your classroom teachers supplemental box.  Each student will have an assigned ziploc bag with their name on it. 


The lobby will be open over the weekend for you to access the materials in the event that you can’t  pick them up on Friday.


Thanks again for your continued support and please watch for additional emails next week as we prepare for our Little Panthers return on October 5th.


Mr. Morris

ACADEMIC STUDY TABLE

This is a study program that gives students a quiet and safe environment to work on homeworkread or study based on the needs of each individual studentStudents will be placed socially distanced at tables in the gymnasium / 8:05am - 8:55am  Parents must transport 

Please complete the Academic Study Table Form and turn into the Primary Office ASAP!

Interested in Preschool?

Are you a Norton resident with a 3 to 5 year old
child interested in Preschool?
Please click to complete the form:  

Norton City Schools COVID DASHBOARD

Click here to view the Norton City Schools COVID DASHBOARD.

Primary Hybrid Implementation- September 2020

Norton Primary- Home of the Little Panthers

Good Morning Kindergarten Parents-

I wanted to follow up with some additional information to further explain the upcoming changes at Norton Primary as we move from Remote Learning to In-Person Hybrid schedule depending on which instructional path you choose.


Kindergarten students and families will have two instructional learning paths to choose from:

  1.  If you wish to remain in Remote Learning you will be able to do so and you need to understand that  your child’s current teacher will change to a Remote Learning teacher.  We currently have seven Kindergarten teachers that are teaching Remotely which we will transition to six In-Person teachers and one Remote Learning teacher based on our commitment survey results.

  2. In-Person instruction on a daily basis, five days a week, in the AM (A-K) or PM (L-Z) class based on the alphabet split.  Kindergarten students will continue to receive Reading Room support with Mrs. Ranier and their Specials with Mr. Genis, Dr. Stewart, and Mrs. Wert via remote instruction when they are not in the actual building. If you borrowed a chrome book you will want to keep this device to continue to participate in Reading Room and Specials while students are not in the actual building (please see the tentative schedule below).


NORTON PRIMARY SCHOOL | Kindergarten Daily Schedule


Hybrid Cohort Red (A-K)

Hybrid Cohort White (L-Z)

Remote Learners

Morning Session 

(9:05 a.m.-11:40 a.m.)

In-Person Learning

Digital Learning 

(Specials, Reading Room)

Follow schedule as set by remote learning teacher(s)

Afternoon Session 

(1:05 p.m.-3:40 p.m.)

Digital Learning 

(Specials, Reading Room)

In-Person Learning

Follow schedule as set by remote learning teacher(s)


Important Dates:

Week of September 21st- Commitment Surveys will be shared with Kindergarten families by each Kindergarten teacher on Monday afternoon, September 21st.   Please complete this survey upon receipt and all surveys are due by Wednesday, September 23rd.  This information is crucial for your completion so that we can adjust class lists, set up classrooms, and to adjust building schedules for In-Person learning and Remote Learning.


Week of September 28th- This will be the last week of Remote Learning for Kindergarten families unless you choose to remain in Remote Learning instructional path.  We will have the last round of Supplemental  materials in the lobby starting on Friday, September 25 at 8:00 AM for you to pick up through the weekend.


Week of October 5th-  This will be the first week of In-Person learning if families choose this option.  If you  choose to continue with Remote Learning this will be the first week for Remote Learning with the new teacher.


In- Person Schedule Times:
  • AM Classes (Red Cohort)- In Person Learning 9:05-11:40 AM. Students with last names beginning with A-K will attend school everyday from 9:05-11:40 AM.  Car riders can be dropped off at 8:45 AM at the office entrance of the building.  

  • PM Classes (White Cohort)- In Person Learning 1:05-3:40 PM. Students with last names beginning with L-Z will attend school every day from 1:05-3:40 PM. Car riders can be dropped off 12:35 PM at the office entrance of the building.


I hope that this information will support your choice of making an educational decision as a family moving forward this school year.  I want to thank you in advance for completing our commitment survey that you will receive later this afternoon.  


The Primary Staff and I truly believe that these two options will support our children educationally, social- emotionally,  and we believe it is the best option for our Little Panthers at this time.  Please contact me at the office, via email,  and Remind App if you have additional questions or concerns.


Proud to be a Panther,

Mr. Morris




FREE LIBRARY!

"Our Girl Scout Troop #91281 (Carmella, Claire, Emily, Grace, Laurelai, Layla, Madison, Maerin, Molly, Natalie, and Olivia) made a Little Free Library. It is at Norton Primary School. It was a Take Action Project to help our community. It's a place where people can take a book or leave a book. We are hoping people will use our Little Free Library." 

DON'T FORGET!

CONTACT A KINDERGARTEN TEACHER VIA E-MAIL

'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 

KINDERGARTEN SUPPLY LIST!

PM PRESCHOOL DISMISSAL FOR CARS RIDERS - PLEASE READ!



August 18, 2020 Email Information from Mr. Addis

Norton Panther Families - this PDF Family Information, August 18, 2020.pdf contains information related to Chromebook pickup this week, our We Roar website with parent resources, information on IEP and small-group instruction, food services information, and final forms.  We hope that you find it beneficial. 

PRIMARY AUGUST NEWSLETTER


Hello Little Panthers & Littlest Panthers and Families,
Here is our 1st Newsletter of the 2020/2021 Year!
See upcoming dates and important information.

REMIND - PRESCHOOL

Hello Preschool Parents!
Sign up for important messages from Mr. Morris with the REMIND App

REMIND - KINDERGARTEN

Hello Kindergarten Parents!
Sign up for important messages from Mr. Morris with the REMIND App

FREE/REDUCED APPLICATION

REMINDER - Free/Reduced Applications MUST be updated every year!
Here is the link - by submitting online you will receive your results in a more timely manner.

YEARBOOK UPDATE - NEW

     Cashmere High School / CHS Homepage
 If you purchased a Primary School 2019/2020 Yearbook - PLEASE call to arrange pick-up - 330.825.5133

5 STAR RATING!!!

 
We are pleased to share fantastic news with you that the Preschool Staff has earned their
Five Star Rating from the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness. 
Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) is a five–star quality rating and improvement system administered by the Ohio Department
of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. SUTQ recognizes and promotes learning and
development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed licensing health and safety regulations.
The program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes
for children. 

Norton City Schools Board Meetings

All Norton City Schools Board Meetings will now be held through Google Meet and can be live streamed from our NCS Board YouTube Channel.  Refresh your page if you do not see the live feed at the start of the meeting.  Additionally, agendas can be found on the Board Agendas page.  For the April 20th meeting, here is the Graduation Seals presentation.

United Way / Imagination Library / Click here for registration and information

Your preschool aged child can receive FREE books - mailed right to your home!  Don't miss this opportunity - Register now! 

United Disability Services

UDS - Events - Sports - Involvement - Fun!

EARLY ENTRANCE INFORMATION

 If your child is turning 5 years old on August 1st or later and you think they would qualify for the Early Entrance Exam for Kindergarten placement - please read the following  EarlyEntranceProcess

CHILD FIND

CHILD FIND
A Search for All Children with Disabilities Ages Birth through 21
Do you think your child may have a disability?  Please read the brochure attached! 
Click here for the full brochure 

SAFETY

Parents - Safety is our #1 Goal here at Norton Primary!
Please note:
In an effort to make Norton City Schools the safest place possible for our children, your cooperation in observing the following procedure is vital to the safety of our children.  All parents and visitors entering Norton City Schools will now be required to show your driver's license or state identification card every time you sign your child out of the office.  We recognize and know most of you.  Please realize we are following District procedure, and anything to keep our students safe is a good thing.     

Bricks for Turf - Norton Stadium Turf Project

The Norton Turf Committee and the Panther Parents Athletic Booster Club (PPABC) invite you to support the Norton Turf Project and "Bricks for Turf." Click here to download the form.
 
 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

Nov
5

Conferences K-4

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Nov
6

Conferences K-4

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Nov
9

Committee of the Whole

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Nov
9

Regular Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Do you have a student starting Kindergarten and wonder ... 
How will teachers get to know my Kindergarten child? 
How will teachers share the assessment results with families? 
What are some examples of the assessment activities my child will experience?
Where can I find more information? 
Click on the link below to see the Who, When and How of Kindergarten: