District One Call Announcements

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February 22, 2021

Superintendent Letter Regarding 4th Quarter
Superintendent Letter Regarding 4th Quarter - Espanol

January 27, 2021

Northmont Middle & High School Families,

We are notifying you of a possible delay to your child’s bus pickup and drop off times next week. Our bus driver fleet as of today, Wednesday, January 27, is currently staffed to make all routes at their scheduled times. However, if additional absences are identified over the  remainder of this week and next week, some of our drivers will need to run a double route, possibly delaying your child’s bus stop time by 15-45 minutes. We are identifying the shortest routes with the least impact, and, if needed, we will be ready to communicate this delay as early as possible through the StopFinder app. Please be vigilant in monitoring your phone during the morning for any notifications from our transportation department.

We will ONLY notify you if your child’s bus is delayed. If you receive a notification and have questions, please contact our transportation department at 937-832-5050.

Please see more information for the StopFinder App below. If you have not downloaded the app, we encourage you to do so.

Thank you,
Northmont City Schools

Northmont City Schools new parent transportation app, Stopfinder, is the easy to use app that allows you to have the most accurate information about your child’s bus schedule at any time from anywhere. 
The email address that is currently on file with the district, the address used for this communication, will be used for Stopfinder setup. If you need to update your primary email address, please contact your building to make the change immediately.
Stopfinder can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play. As an added security feature, you will have 7 days from the time the email invitation is sent to sign in to StopFinder and set a password. This will give you access to your child's bus information. Stopfinder will require an invite and registration through the district prior to accessing your child’s transportation schedule. 
The email from the transportation team will inform you that StopFinder is now turned on for you. You can also share this information with whomever you like, you are not required to share your child’s bus information, just know that you can if you need to.

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Familias de secundaria y preparatoria,

Le estamos notificando de un posible retraso en el horario de recogida y entrega de su hijo en el autobús la próxima semana. Nuestra flota de conductores de autobuses a partir de hoy, miércoles 27 de enero, cuenta actualmente con personal para realizar todas las rutas en sus horarios programados. Sin embargo, si se identifican ausencias adicionales durante el resto de esta semana y la próxima, algunos de nuestros conductores deberán realizar una ruta doble, posiblemente retrasando el tiempo de parada del autobús de su hijo entre 15 y 45 minutos. Estamos identificando las rutas más cortas con el menor impacto y, si es necesario, estaremos listos para comunicar este retraso lo antes posible a través de la aplicación StopFinder. Esté atento al monitorear su teléfono durante la mañana para cualquier notificación de nuestro departamento de transporte.

SÓLO le notificaremos si el autobús de su hijo se retrasa. Si recibe una notificación y tiene preguntas, comuníquese con nuestro departamento de transporte al 937-832-5050.

Consulte más información sobre la aplicación StopFinder a continuación. Si no ha descargado la aplicación, le recomendamos que lo haga.

Gracias,
Escuelas de la ciudad de Northmont

La nueva aplicación de transporte para padres de Northmont City Schools, Stopfinder, es una aplicación fácil de usar que le permite tener la información más precisa sobre el horario de autobús de su hijo en cualquier momento y desde cualquier lugar.
La dirección de correo electrónico que se encuentra actualmente en los archivos del distrito, la dirección utilizada para esta comunicación, se utilizará para la configuración de Stopfinder. Si necesita actualizar su dirección de correo electrónico principal, comuníquese con su edificio para realizar el cambio de inmediato.
Stopfinder se puede descargar de forma gratuita desde la App Store o Google Play. Como característica de seguridad adicional, tendrá 7 días desde el momento en que se envíe la invitación por correo electrónico para iniciar sesión en StopFinder y establecer una contraseña. Esto le dará acceso a la información del autobús de su hijo. Stopfinder requerirá una invitación y registro a través del distrito antes de acceder al horario de transporte de su hijo.
 
El correo electrónico del equipo de transporte le informará que StopFinder ahora está activado para usted. También puede compartir esta información con quien quiera, no es necesario que comparta la información del autobús de su hijo, solo sepa que puede hacerlo si lo necesita.

 

January 26, 2021

Northmont families, 

Please fill out your free and reduced lunch form. We understand that you have a lot of other priorities this year, but we really need your help with this. Due to all families receiving free meals in the 2020-21 school year, we have received significantly less free and reduced applications.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the online form at https://www.lunchapp.com/, or print the attached form and submit to Northmont Food Service at buhls@northmontschools.net. Any questions or issues with the form can be directed to buhls@northmontschools.net or contact Barb Uhls by phone at 937-832-5061.

What’s in it for you?

  • An approved application will allow your child to receive free or reduced meals during the 2021-2022 school year.

  • An approved application will allow your child to receive free or reduced school fees.

  • An approved application may make your family eligible for benefits such as the P-EBT.

Help your school:

Federal funding the district receives for many of its valuable intervention programs is directly tied to our district’s percentage of free and reduced meals.  

Please  submit your completed form by January 31st! We appreciate you!

 

January 10, 2021

Good evening Northmont Families,

Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County recommends that K-12 schools amend their quarantine procedures. The new procedure allows students, faculty, and staff that may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, in a classroom setting or on school provided buses, to avoid self-quarantine provided the exposure took place in the classroom and all parties were properly wearing face masks.

The above exception does not apply to sports or extracurricular activities.

To minimize the risk of introduction of COVID-19 into the classroom setting, students and their parents or guardians should attempt to restrict their activities outside of the classroom. This includes gatherings with individuals outside of their household and activities where face masks cannot be safely worn.

Please continue to mask up, back up, and wash up so we can keep our students and staff safe at school. As always, we appreciate your support.

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Buenas noches, familias de Northmont,

Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County recomienda que las escuelas K-12 modifiquen sus procedimientos de cuarentena. El nuevo procedimiento permite a los estudiantes, profesores y personal que puedan haber estado expuestos a una persona con COVID-19, en un salón de clases o en los autobuses proporcionados por la escuela, evitar la auto cuarentena siempre que la exposición haya tenido lugar en el aula y todas las partes estén el uso adecuado de mascarillas.

La excepción anterior no se aplica a deportes o actividades extracurriculares.

Para minimizar el riesgo de introducción de COVID-19 en el salón de clases, los estudiantes y sus padres o tutores deben intentar restringir sus actividades fuera del aula. Esto incluye reuniones con personas fuera de su hogar y actividades en las que no se pueden usar máscaras faciales de manera segura.

Por favor continúe cubriéndose la máscara, retrocediendo y lavándose para que podamos mantener seguros a nuestros estudiantes y personal en la escuela. Como siempre, agradecemos su apoyo.

January 5, 2021 - Testing Letters from Jenn Mills

Grade 2 Parent Letter
Grade 4 Parent Letter
Grade 5 Parent Letter
Grade 6 Parent Letter

December 10, 2020 - First week of 3rd Quarter

Due to the expected spike of cases from family holiday gatherings, all students will engage in Remote Learning during the week of January 5-8, 2021. We look forward to seeing all Face-To-Face students when they return to in-person learning Monday, January 11, 2021.

Just a reminder to all families anticipating a change in learning option, please contact your building by December 18 to let them know about your change. Families who are not making a change, do not need to contact the building. 

Keep in mind that you can view our COVID tracker on the district website. Please continue to follow the CDC guidelines: Mask up, Back up, Wash up, and keep your students home if they’re sick. Thank you for helping us through this journey.

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Hola familias de Northmont,

Debido al aumento esperado de casos de reuniones familiares de vacaciones, todos los estudiantes participarán en el aprendizaje remoto durante la semana del 5 al 8 de enero de 2021. Esperamos ver a todos los estudiantes cara a cara cuando regresen al aprendizaje en persona. Lunes 11 de enero de 2021.

Solo un recordatorio para todas las familias que anticipan un cambio en la opción de aprendizaje, comuníquese con su edificio antes del 18 de diciembre para informarles sobre su cambio. Las familias que no están haciendo un cambio, no necesitan comunicarse con el edificio.

Tenga en cuenta que puede ver nuestro rastreador de COVID en el sitio web del distrito. Continúe siguiendo las pautas de los CDC: enmascarar, retroceder, lavar y mantener a sus estudiantes en casa si están enfermos. Gracias por ayudarnos en este viaje.

December 8, 2020 One Call Third Quarter Options

Northmont families,

As we prepare for the third quarter, the district needs information from you. We know a number of things could change due to the pandemic we are living through, but we would like you to think about your child’s education plan for the third quarter. There is a great deal of planning that goes into developing seating charts, both in the classroom and on the bus, to maximize social distancing. As the district plans for the third quarter, we would like to know if your child will continue with face-to-face instruction or remote learning.

If you would like to change your child’s learning option for the third quarter, please notify the school buildings your children attend no later than Thursday, December 17th. If we do not hear from you, your children will remain in their current learning choice. Again, it is only necessary to contact the school building if you would like to change your child’s current learning option. If you are in doubt about whether your child’s learning option is clear, please call the school building by December 17.

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Familias de Northmont,

Mientras nos preparamos para el tercer trimestre, el distrito necesita información suya. Sabemos que varias cosas podrían cambiar debido a la pandemia que estamos viviendo, pero nos gustaría que pensara en el plan de educación de su hijo para el tercer trimestre. Hay una gran cantidad de planificación destinada a desarrollar gráficos de asientos, tanto en el aula como en el autobús, para maximizar el distanciamiento social. Como el distrito planea para el tercer trimestre, nos gustaría saber si su hijo continuará con la instrucción presencial o el aprendizaje remoto.

Si desea cambiar la opción de aprendizaje de su hijo para el tercer trimestre, notifique al edificio escolar o los edificios a los que asisten sus hijos a más tardar el jueves 17 de diciembre. Si no tenemos noticias suyas, su hijo permanecerá en su opción de aprendizaje actual. Nuevamente, solo es necesario comunicarse con el edificio de la escuela si desea cambiar la opción de aprendizaje actual de su hijo. Si va a cambiar, comuníquese con el (los) edificio (s) lo antes posible para que puedan prepararse para una transición segura al tercer trimestre. Si tiene dudas sobre si la opción de aprendizaje de su hijo es clara, llame al edificio de la escuela antes del 17 de diciembre.

November 18, 2020

One Call COVID Advisory and Community Table Reminder

Good Afternoon! The Montgomery County Board of Health passed a resolution during its meeting today, issuing a “Stay at Home Health Advisory” for Montgomery County. It is effective immediately, it advises residents to stay at home to the greatest extent possible due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County. Residents are advised to only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking medical care, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, or picking up food. Thank you for continuing to work with us to keep our face-to-face students in school! Again, this advisory allows for people to attend school meaning Northmont will continue to educate students face-to face.

This is also a reminder about the Community Table Christmas Store. The deadline to apply for holiday assistance is this Friday, November 20. Forms can be filled out and dropped off at FISH, Salem Church of God, or the Board of Education office. 

Take care and stay safe!

October 21, 2020 (Electronic Report Cards)

Good morning Northmont Families,

This school year, students in grades 2-12 will receive electronic report cards through Progress Book. First quarter quarter grades are due today, so all work for 1st quarter should be turned in. Report cards will be ready for families to view on Friday, October 30.

If you have any questions regarding access to Progress Book or need more information, please email progressbook@northmontschools.net.

Thank you for the sacrifices and adjustments you have made during this time. Happy end of the quarter!

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Buenos días familias de Northmont,

Este año escolar, los estudiantes en los grados 2-12 recibirán boletas de calificaciones electrónicas a través de Progress Book. Las calificaciones del primer trimestre vencen hoy, por lo que todo el trabajo del primer trimestre debe entregarse. Las boletas de calificaciones estarán listas para que las familias las vean el viernes 30 de octubre.

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el acceso al Progress Book o necesita más información, envíe un correo electrónico a progressbook@northmontschools.net.

Gracias por los sacrificios y ajustes que ha realizado durante este tiempo. ¡Feliz fin de trimestre!

 

October 19, 2020 (2-6 Art/Music/PE Assignments)

Hello Northmont families,

The 2nd-6th grade Art, Music, and PE teachers are working hard to keep students' grades up to date as they submit assignments. Please keep in mind that they are frequently updating grades, however, they have many students and this process does take a lot of time. As the first quarter is coming to an end, there are few things to know about these grades: 

  • These classes only post semester grades. So you will not see a grade on your child's report card for the first quarter.  
  • The current grades are posted in ProgressBook which families can check online. If you are unsure of how to do this, please email progressbook@northmontschools.net.
  • Teachers in these classes will continue to collect quarter 1 assignments through Saturday, November 7th. After this date, quarter 1 assignments will no longer be accepted.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your child's teacher(s). Thanks for all you are doing to support your child during this time.

Thank you!

October 13, 2020 (3rd Grade Testing)

https://www.northmontschools.com/3/News/1492#sthash.JyiXLbCU.dpbs

October 1, 2020 (Early Dismissal Clarification)

Good afternoon Northmont Families,
We want to offer a little clarity about the daily early dismissals when we return to the buildings later this month. The soft start calendar is also attached to this email. If you need additional clarification, please feel free to contact Jenn Mills at jennifer.mills@northmontschools.net.

One Hour Early Dismissals:
To be able to provide support to fully remote students throughout the week, there will be a one hour early dismissal Mondays-Thursdays for face-to-face students through December.

Face-to-face students:
In order to include this as part of students' attendance hours, work must be assigned to be completed when they are at home. 
This work should not take more than one hour to complete and should not just be “busy” work. It could be an extension of what was done in class that day or working on one of the instructional apps they have access to (like Dreambox, RazKids, Nearpod, etc.)
A student(s) may have to quarantine at any time and without advance notice. It is important the face to face students remember how to use the online resources in case they need to switch to temporary remote status. The one hour early release can be used to provide opportunity for students to practice these skills.
Buildings are working on a plan for what this will look like and will be communicated to you as soon as the plans are finalized.

Fully remote students:
Each building is preparing a plan for what will happen during the hour (after face-to-face students are dismissed) to support fully remote students and will communicate that plan to you when it is finalized.

 

Buenas tardes familias de Northmont,

Queremos ofrecer un poco de claridad sobre las salidas tempranas diarias cuando regresemos a los edificios a finales de este mes. El calendario de inicio suave también se adjunta a este correo electrónico. Si necesita aclaraciones adicionales, no dude en ponerse en contacto con Jenn Mills en jennifer.mills@northmontschools.net.

Salidas anticipadas de una hora:
Para poder brindar apoyo a los estudiantes completamente remotos durante la semana, habrá una hora de salida temprano de lunes a jueves para los estudiantes presenciales hasta diciembre.

Estudiantes presenciales:
Para incluir esto como parte de las horas de asistencia de los estudiantes, se debe asignar trabajo para completar cuando estén en casa.
Este trabajo no debería tomar más de una hora en completarse y no debería ser un trabajo “ocupado”. Podría ser una extensión de lo que se hizo en clase ese día o trabajar en una de las aplicaciones instructivas a las que tienen acceso (como Dreambox, RazKids, Nearpod, etc.)
Un estudiante (s) puede tener que ponerse en cuarentena en cualquier momento y sin previo aviso. Es importante que los estudiantes cara a cara recuerden cómo utilizar los recursos en línea en caso de que necesiten cambiar al estado remoto temporal. La salida anticipada de una hora se puede utilizar para brindar a los estudiantes la oportunidad de practicar estas habilidades.
Los edificios están trabajando en un plan de cómo se verá y se le comunicará tan pronto como los planos estén finalizados.

Estudiantes completamente remotos:
Cada edificio está preparando un plan para lo que sucederá durante la hora (después de que los estudiantes en persona sean despedidos) para apoyar a los estudiantes completamente remotos y le comunicará ese plan cuando esté finalizado.

¡Gracias!

 Attachments available for 30 days until Saturday, October 31, 2020:
Northmont soft start calendar.pdf
Family Communication for Quarter 2 Calendar_ES (1).pdf

 

October 1, 2020 (Transportation)

Northmont City Schools will be using a new parent transportation app, Stopfinder, for the upcoming school year. Stopfinder is the easy to use, all-in-one app that allows you to have the most accurate information about your child’s bus schedule at any time from anywhere. In addition to displaying your child’s transportation information, Stopfinder features push notifications and a private messaging feature that will allow you to communicate directly with the Transportation Department. 

The email address that is currently on file with the district, the address used for this communication, will be used for Stopfinder setup. If you need to update your primary email address, please contact your building to make the change immediately.

Please watch for a Stopfinder invitation soon. Stopfinder can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play. As an added security feature, you will have 24 hours from the time the email invitation is sent to sign in to StopFinder and set a password. This will give you access to your child's bus information. Stopfinder will require an invite and registration through the district prior to accessing your child’s transportation schedule.

September 28, 2020 (from Family Engagement Coordinator Jenn Mills)

Good Evening Northmont Families!

This evening at our September school board meeting, we shared our plan for bringing students back for face-to-face learning beginning in October. Included in this plan is the remote learning option. The attached calendar will help paint the picture more clearly. We’ve also made adjustments to the Northmont Restart Plan that can be seen HERE. This journey is ever-changing and we appreciate your patience as we work to get students back in the buildings. While the restart plan is at the district level, each school building will share individual plans with more specific information.

Reminder: After reviewing the plans, families who feel the need to switch options are asked to notify their building immediately so transportation needs and class sizes can be equitable.

 

September 28, 2020 (from Superintendent Tony Thomas)

Good Evening Northmont Families!
This evening at the School Board meeting, we shared our plan for bringing students back for face-to-face learning beginning in October. Included in this plan is the remote learning option. Please check your email for a link to a detailed calendar and the changes to the Northmont Restart Plan.

September 4, 2020 Grades 4-12

Good Afternoon Northmont Families,

I hope that all of your students are off to a successful start to this school year.  I want to share with you an attached document that explains how parents can have access to their student’s Canvas account.  If you are not familiar with Canvas, it is the new Learning Management System that is being used in grades 4-12.  

You can set up the Canvas Parent app to notify you about missing assignments, course announcements, events, and it has a variety of additional features.  The Canvas Parent app allows parents the ability to see what their child sees in the class.  If you have any issues with this technology, please email  ipadinfo@northmontschools.net.  Finally, there are three videos that may assist you with the Canvas Parent app.

  1. Please see this video for instructions on setting up the Canvas Parent app.

  2. Please see this video for setting up notifications in the Canvas Parent app.

  3. Please see this video with directions on messaging your student’s teachers in the Canvas Parent app.

We look forward to an excellent school year with your student!

Sincerely,

Jason Inkrott,Principal
Northmont High School

 

September 4, 2020

Good morning Northmont families! Happy Friday! 

We have received guidance from Ohio Department of Education that Northmont qualifies to serve all students free meals until Dec. 31st. ALL students eat free! Take a moment to visit our website for distribution times and locations. 

https://www.northmontschools.com

Have a great day! 
Jenn Mills
Family Engagement Coodinator 

 

August 21, 2020

Hello Northmont families! Happy Friday!

Beginning August 24- August 31, breakfast and lunch will be distributed to a variety of bus stops for families who cannot make it to the 5 elementary school buildings. Bus times, locations, and more information can be found on our website. Please use the link below:

https://www.northmontschools.com/News/1426#sthash.tr8pIhUb.dpbs

Have a safe weekend! 

 

August 6, 2020 (to parents on Shared Residency Only)

Dear Parent/Guardian:
This is a reminder that you enrolled your student in Northmont City Schools with an Affidavit of Shared Residency. In order for the district to verify your current address and for enrollment with an affidavit, it is necessary for you to complete and return the Affidavit of Shared Residency Form. Due to Covid -19, we are asking for these forms to be submitted electronically with the student’s name in the subject field.

If you have not already done so please fill out the form that was mailed to you and upload it to affidavits@northmontschools.net along with the supporting documents.

All of this information can be found on our district website. Please click on the enrollment tab then the link located near the bottom of the page entitled click here to download Affidavit of Shared Residency. The deadline is August 18, 2020. If you have questions please call our information line 937-832-5033 and leave a message. Someone will return your call in a timely manner. Thank you.

 

August 5, 2020

Good evening Northmont families,

My name is Jenn Mills, the district’s new Family Engagement Coordinator. I am thrilled to work for such a great district!

A team of teachers and administrators have been meeting regularly throughout the summer to plan for the 2020-21 school year’s Remote Learning Academy. Spring offered us a unique opportunity to work remotely with our students and figure out what worked and what didn’t. Our plan is to integrate what worked well with some new platforms to give our students every tool to succeed in this uncharted time. The team is currently working on plans to support the various needs of families such as having evening times available for students and teachers to meet virtually. The team is also working on teacher schedules that will include times for them to virtually meet with students on a regular basis. iPad distribution plans are also being revised and updated. We will continue to communicate updates with families as schedules are finalized. 

Stay safe and stay well!
Jenn

 

August 3, 2020

Good evening Northmont Families,

Tonight the district needs to share a significant update and changes regarding the restart of school for the upcoming year. Current data indicate the number of COVID-19 cases in our community are increasing and continue to impact our own employees who are essential to the reopening of school. Based on the recommendation from Public Health Dayton-Montgomery County and the Governor’s Level 3 indicator for our county we will begin the school year remotely.

Northmont will delay the beginning of the school year for students until September 1, 2020. When school begins on September 1, all students will be learning remotely. In the meantime, we will expand our ability to implement robust remote learning options with more staff training. The district is announcing this now to give working families time to make arrangements for students being home during the day. This was an extremely difficult decision because we know the strain this puts on our families but the district must ask families to make arrangements for remote learning for the first quarter (September 1st- October 21st).

We know this is a burden to many families, but please respect this difficult decision as we look to keep our community as safe as possible in these difficult times.

 

July 31, 2020

Northmont Community,

Yesterday afternoon, Dayton & Montgomery County Public Health released Recommendations on Montgomery County K-12 Schools Reopening.

Northmont is processing the information released and will talk with our partners and revisit our current plan to see if any changes are needed.

You may view the recommendations on our website and through our various social media platforms.





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