Information for Norfolk Junior High Students and Families

On 4/1/2020, students and families received the following message from Mrs. Beth Nelson, Director of Teaching and Learning

K-8 Instructional Packets, Parental Information & Helpful Hints Update 3.31.2020

NPS understands that students learning at home and experiencing social distancing is a big change for families. It is our hope to provide you with some helpful hints and to clarify expectations. Each home has its own unique schedule due to a variety of family dynamics. It is understandable and acceptable to realize that continued learning may look very different from your neighbor’s house. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020: 

Elementary buildings instructional paper packet pick up: 

  • 10:00 a.m.- noon & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • NPS is NOT collecting paper back to the school.  Please attempt to share student work electronically, for example, submit a picture in seesaw or email. 

Elementary buildings personal items pick up and school issued items drop off: 

  • 10:00 a.m.- noon & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • No students, or their families, will be allowed in the building.
  • When returning school issued items from home (library books, etc.), please bring the items in a plastic bag, tied shut, with the student’s name on the outside of the bag. 

Middle School and Junior High instructional paper packet pick up: 

  • 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at the front office.  If your student is not able to access Google Classroom via the internet, please call ahead so we can prepare a packet based upon your student’s schedule.
  • Please respect the health of NPS staff by only bringing healthy family members to packet pick up.
  • NPS is NOT collecting paper back to the school.  Please attempt to share student work electronically, for example, submit a picture in seesaw or email. 

More Helpful Hints: 

  • Please adhere to social distancing. 
  • Care for your child’s and your mental health, contact your school guidance counselor(s) for resources.   
  • Video Chat with others where and when possible.
  • Please understand that instructional packets are not intended to take as much time as a traditional school day. Learning will appear in a variety of ways. Individual students learn at different rates, just like in the traditional classroom.
    • Engage in learning activities outside of screen and paper academic activities too - for example:  Read with or to your child, attempt to spend special time with each child, bake and cook, be in nature, be active, engage in music, play board/card games/puzzles, engage in imaginative play...
      Communicate with your child’s teacher via email, classroom digital connection (Seesaw, Class Dojo, Remind) with questions. 
  • Encourage your child to directly communicate with their teacher(s), if possible.
  • Reference your child’s school website.
  • Create a rhythm to your days - provide consistency & predictability.  Your child’s school does this, but mix in a surprise now and then too!
  • For parents with students using Google Classroom: Parental Guidance for Google Classroom