Good Morning Parents and Guardians,
On Wednesday (3/18) of this week, Northmont Middle School will be starting online learning with our students. Most teachers will be using Google Classroom to post instruction and assignments. As we go through this change in instructional delivery, I think it’s important that we rethink how everyone can contribute to making sure that our students get the most out of the online learning. Below are some expectations that we’ve set for our students and our teachers.
Students - We have asked our students to check their Northmont student emails multiple times on a daily basis. In addition to utilizing Google Classroom, this will be the primary form of communication between teachers and students. Students need to meet deadlines on assignments similar to being in school. We have asked students to set a routine. Ideally, students would complete their work at some point during normal school hours. We recommend this because that is the time teachers have set aside to answer questions and post information. However, we realize that similar to a regular school day, many students complete their homework at night, and that is also fine. Students need to be completing their work on a daily basis.
Teachers - We have asked teachers to make themselves available to student questions during the regular school day, to clearly communicate assignments and deadlines to students, and we have asked teachers to monitor student progress on these assignments.
Parents - We could use your help establishing a routine with students. We understand that this transition will be difficult for some students, but establishing a routine of when the work will be completed will greatly help ensure that progress is being made. Also, please do not hesitate communicating with your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns. Emailing your child’s teacher is definitely encouraged. Here is a link where you can find teacher email addresses. https://www.northmontschools.net/staff Also, if your child left something at school (ipad, coat, etc.) please let us know ASAP so that we can help retrieve this today. Please contact the main office at 937-832-6500 and we can help facilitate you retrieving these items.
Please see this link with facts on the coronavirus. It is provided in multiple languages.
Please see this link for free internet access (for new customers only) if you do not have internet access at your home.
Please know that our counselors and administrative team are here to assist you while students are learning remotely. Please see the information below on the best way to reach your child’s counselor or an administrator.
Ms. Snyder- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Spears- email@example.com
Mrs. Gover- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Mengerink- email@example.com
Mr. Brumbaugh- firstname.lastname@example.org
Most importantly, I hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy during these times of uncertainty. Please let us know if we can help you with anything.
Northmont Middle School
Middle School Principal
7th Grade Principal
8th Grade Principal