July 13, 2015
Dear Northside Families:
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! Our staff has been busy this summer with facility maintenance and improvement, professional development, athletic practices, and hiring. Everything is coming together beautifully and we are excited to get started.
Anyone receiving this letter is enrolled at Northside for the 2015-2016 school year. If you are NOT planning to attend Northside this fall, please contact the guidance office at 376-4401 immediately. Likewise if you have friends or neighbors new to the Northside district, please let them know that Enrollment Day is Monday, July 27, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Guidance counselors will be here during that time to register all new students. Remember if you receive this letter, you are already enrolled and should not come to school on Monday, July 27, 2015.
Schedule Pick-Up for all students is Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students may practice finding their classrooms and opening their lockers. In previous years, we have also performed the state-mandated health screens that day. Since not all students can come to Schedule Pick-Up Day, we have moved the health screens to Wednesday, August 5, 2015 during Social Studies classes. In Indiana, all 7th graders must have height/weight, blood pressure, hearing and dental screens. All 8th graders must have height/weight, blood pressure, and vision screens.
Our Back to School Open House will be Thursday, July 30, 2015 beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to bring your schedule that you picked up on Wednesday. Students and their families will follow their student’s schedule so they can meet their teachers and get a general overview of each class. Parking is tight. Please plan to arrive early so you are seated in your first period class promptly at 6:30 p.m.
The First Student Day is Monday, August 3, 2015. This is a regular school day from 7:50 a.m. – 3:05 p.m. Students should report daily no later than 7:40 a.m. Since this is a full school day, please bring pencil, paper and lunch money. This begins an important week of school that sets the stage for the rest of the year. It includes setting classroom expectations, PBIS Kick-off Day, PBIS Booster Day, Chromebook distribution, health screens, and all of our safety drills. To be specific, safety is a top priority at Northside. By the end of week one, all students will have learned our procedures for fire, tornado and earthquake drills along with Run, Hide, Fight in the case of an intruder.
This time of year always holds so much promise. I look forward to serving your Northside student during the upcoming school year.