NAMS Important News

School Committee Community Chat - April 28th @ 9:00 am

posted Mar 2, 2021, 1:28 PM by Hillary Stasonis

The School Committee will have another Community Chat on April 28 from 9 to 10:00 am

Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/yya-wnwb-fvu
Join by phone: ‪(US) +1 413-561-7866‬ PIN: ‪676 776 103‬#

Middle School Report Card Letter

posted Feb 26, 2021, 10:30 AM by Jorge Goncalves

Dear NAMS Families,


Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. A link to our school’s report card is available at https://reportcards.doe.mass.edu/2020/02110305.


The report card includes multiple measures of a school’s performance – more than just MCAS scores. It represents a new way of looking at school performance, by providing information on student achievement, teacher qualifications, student learning opportunities, and more.  


Report cards are designed to be useful tools for everyone connected to our school. Families can use the information to have meaningful conversations with us about what the school is doing well and where there is room for improvement. Community and education leaders can use the information to better understand how to support students and our school. 


We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. We see parents as critical partners in the success of our students and school, and we are grateful for your continued support.


Finally, if your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds, you also have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:

  • Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach,

  • Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver, 

  • The college degree and major of your child’s teacher, and

  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications. 


If you have questions about our school’s report card, would like to become involved in school improvement activities, or would like to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, please contact me. To see our district’s report card or to search for other schools’ report cards, visit reportcards.doe.mass.edu.  


Sincerely,

Jorge Goncalves, Principal

North Andover Middle School

NAMS To NAHS: Grade 8 to 9 Transition Plans 2020-2021

posted Jan 28, 2021, 3:25 PM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Feb 3, 2021, 9:52 AM ]

Sunday, January 31, 2021

  • Principal Jackson at NAHS emails the Grade 8 to 9 Transition Night video to all grade 8 students and parents/guardians. 

  • Please see this link to the Transition Night Video. Principal Jackson also included a link to a document that shows the specific video times for each section of the video if you’re looking for a specific section.

  • Here is a link to the NAHS Program of Studies as well.


Monday, February 1, 2021 & Tuesday, February 2, 2021

  • NAMS Grade 8 homerooms show Mr. Nugent’s course selection video to all 8th graders.

  • You may find the video here. This video shows students how to select Related Arts courses in PowerSchool for grade 9.


Thursday, February 4, 2021 & Friday, February 5, 2021

  • NAMS Grade 8 homerooms participate in a virtual Q&A with Mr. Nugent

  • Logistics:

    • Each team will be scheduled for a 20 minute Q&A session on these 2 days.

    • A google meet invite will be shared with teachers and OLA students.

    • Teachers should cast the google meet on their boards.

    • Mr. Nugent will review frequently asked questions first and then teachers and OLA students can enter additional questions in the comment box.

 

Below are the grade 8 schedules for February 4th and 5th.

 

Team 8A

Thursday

Friday

Student Arrival

7:30 - 7:45

Student Arrival

7:30 - 7:45

Homeroom & Class Meeting

Cohorts A & B

7:45 - 8:00

Homeroom & Class Meeting

Cohorts A & B

7:45 - 8:00

Homeroom - 

Q&A Session

Cohort A

8:05-8:25

Homeroom - 

Q&A Session

Cohort B

8:05-8:25

Academic 1

8:30 - 9:05

Academic 1

8:30 - 9:05

Academic 2

9:10 - 9:45

Academic 2

9:10 - 9:45

Academic 3

9:50 - 10:24

Academic 3

9:50 - 10:24

Lunch

10:24- 10:54

Lunch

10:24- 10:54

Academic 4

10:54 - 11:37

Academic 4

10:54 - 11:37

Academic 5

11:42 - 12:26

Academic 5

11:42 - 12:26

Related Art 1

12:31 - 1:14

Related Art 1

12:31 - 1:14

Related Art 2

1:19 - 2:02

Related Art 2

1:19 - 2:02

Homeroom & Departure

2:02 - 2:10

Homeroom & Departure

2:02 - 2:10

Asynchronous Closing Meeting

2:10 - 2:20

Asynchronous Closing Meeting

2:10 - 2:20


Team 8B

Thursday, February 4th

Friday, February 5th

Student Arrival

7:30 - 7:45

Student Arrival

7:30 - 7:45

Homeroom & Class Meeting

Cohorts A & B

7:45 - 8:00

Homeroom & Class Meeting

Cohorts A & B

7:45 - 8:00

Academic 1

8:05 - 8:40

Academic 1

8:05 - 8:40

Homeroom - 

Q&A Session

Cohort A

8:45-9:05

Homeroom - 

Q&A Session

Cohort B

8:45-9:05

Academic 2

9:10 - 9:45

Academic 2

9:10 - 9:45

Academic 3

9:50 - 10:24

Academic 3

9:50 - 10:24

Lunch

10:24- 10:54

Lunch

10:24- 10:54

Academic 4

10:54 - 11:37

Academic 4

10:54 - 11:37

Academic 5

11:42 - 12:26

Academic 5

11:42 - 12:26

Related Art 1

12:31 - 1:14

Related Art 1

12:31 - 1:14

Related Art 2

1:19 - 2:02

Related Art 2

1:19 - 2:02

Homeroom & Departure

2:02 - 2:10

Homeroom & Departure

2:02 - 2:10

Asynchronous Closing Meeting

2:10 - 2:20

Asynchronous Closing Meeting

2:10 - 2:20


Team 8C

Thursday

Friday

Student Arrival

7:30 - 7:45

Student Arrival

7:30 - 7:45

Homeroom & Class Meeting

Cohorts A & B

7:45 - 8:00

Homeroom & Class Meeting

Cohorts A & B

7:45 - 8:00

Academic 1

8:05 - 8:40

Academic 1

8:05 - 8:40

Academic 2

8:45 - 9:20

Academic 2

8:45 - 9:20

Homeroom - 

Q&A Session

Cohort A

9:25-9:45

Homeroom - 

Q&A Session

Cohort B

9:25-9:45

Academic 3

9:50 - 10:24

Academic 3

9:50 - 10:24

Lunch

10:24- 10:54

Lunch

10:24- 10:54

Academic 4

10:54 - 11:37

Academic 4

10:54 - 11:37

Academic 5

11:42 - 12:26

Academic 5

11:42 - 12:26

Related Art 1

12:31 - 1:14

Related Art 1

12:31 - 1:14

Related Art 2

1:19 - 2:02

Related Art 2

1:19 - 2:02

Homeroom & Departure

2:02 - 2:10

Homeroom & Departure

2:02 - 2:10

Asynchronous Closing Meeting

2:10 - 2:20

Asynchronous Closing Meeting

2:10 - 2:20


Monday, February 8, 2021

  • Deadline for Grade 8 students to select their related arts classes in PowerSchool


Friday, March 12, 2021

  • Students’ and Families’ ability to see recommendations in PowerSchool is closed until 2:30 p.m. on March 19th.


Friday, March 19, 2021

  • NAMS opens up Powerschool portal @ 2:30 p.m  so that students and parents see what students are recommended for.


Friday, March 26, 2021

  • NAMS deadline @ 2:30 p.m. for 8th graders to submit Override Forms to their homeroom teacher.

    • Mr. Nugent will create a Google Form & share a PDF (either will be accepted)

School Committee Community Chat - Feb 10 @ 2:30pm

posted Jan 11, 2021, 11:40 AM by Hillary Stasonis

The School Committee will have another Community Chat on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 2:30 pm. February 10 is a Collaborative Day, so the timing of the Community Chat provides an opportunity for us to hear from students, as well as family and community members. Individuals are always welcome to communicate with elected officials via email as listed on the website.

SC Community Chat
Wednesday, February 102:30 – 3:30pm

NAMS Knight's Closet - Free Resource for NAMS Families

posted Jan 11, 2021, 8:15 AM by Jorge Goncalves


NAMS KNIGHTS’ CLOSET: A free in-school resource for clothing, outerwear, underwear, socks and health/hygiene needs.


We want to make you aware of the NAMS Knights’ Closet and what it has to offer to NAMS students and families. The NAMS Knights’ Closet is a private space in our school that has been transformed into a “mini store” for our students with clothing needs. Kids can “shop” privately and completely free of charge, for new and gently-used, up-to-date, in style, and seasonally appropriate clothing. During a more traditional school year, students can discreetly access the Knights’ Closet when referred (by teachers, guidance counselors, and other staff members) to the school's nurses who help manage visits to the Closet. 


This year, due to the Covid pandemic and non-traditional hybrid school schedule, fewer students have been able to visit the Closet. We also recognize that the last year has caused financial strain for many families. With this in mind, we are adapting our process in hopes of  meeting our students’ needs. The Knights’ Closet will be open by appointment to all NAMS families for the remainder of the school year.

Most appointments will be scheduled after school starting at 2:30pm.  

Strict Covid protocols of masks, physical distancing and hand washing will be employed.


For more information or to confidentially make an appointment to visit the Closet please contact the NAMS’ Health Office:

Kathleen Pease, RN and Jessica Wolfe, RN

via phone: 978-557-7902

via email: Peasek@northandoverpublicschools.com or Wolfej@northandoverpublicschools.com 


What is available at the Closet? 

New or gently used:

* jackets

* sweatshirts 

*shirts

*sweaters

*leggings

* jeans 

*sweatpants

*sneakers

*shoes 

*boots as well as

*new underwear, socks, hats and mittens/gloves

*health and hygiene items- soap, deodorant, shampoo, face wash, hair brushes, feminine hygiene products, fingernail clippers, fingernail brushes, toothpaste and toothbrushes 


SPANISH

EL ARMARIO DE LOS CABALLEROS DE LOS NAMS: Un recurso gratuito en la escuela para ropa, ropa exterior, ropa interior, calcetines y necesidades de salud/higiene.


Queremos que conozcan el NAMS Knights' Closet y lo que tiene para ofrecer a los estudiantes y familias de NAMS. El Ropero de los Caballeros de NAMS es un espacio privado en nuestra escuela que ha sido transformado en una "mini tienda" para nuestros estudiantes con necesidades de ropa. Los niños pueden "comprar" en forma privada y completamente gratuita, ropa nueva y de uso suave, actualizada, con estilo y apropiada para la temporada. Durante un año escolar más tradicional, los estudiantes pueden acceder discretamente al Ropero de Caballeros cuando son remitidos (por los profesores, consejeros y otros miembros del personal) a las enfermeras de la escuela que ayudan a gestionar las visitas al Ropero. 


Este año, debido a la pandemia de Covid y al horario escolar híbrido no tradicional, menos estudiantes han podido visitar el Ropero. También reconocemos que el último año ha causado tensiones financieras a muchas familias. Con esto en mente, estamos adaptando nuestro proceso con la esperanza de satisfacer las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes. El Ropero de los Caballeros estará abierto con cita previa a todas las familias de NAMS por el resto del año escolar.

La mayoría de las citas se programarán después de la escuela a partir de las 2:30 pm.  

Se emplearán protocolos estrictos de máscaras, distanciamiento físico y lavado de manos.


Para más información o para hacer una cita confidencial para visitar el armario, por favor contacte a la Oficina de Salud de NAMS:

Kathleen Pease, RN y Jessica Wolfe, RN

por teléfono: 978-557-7902

por correo electrónico: Peasek@northandoverpublicschools.com o Wolfej@northandoverpublicschools.com  


¿Qué hay disponible en el armario? 

Nuevo o usado con cuidado:

* chaquetas

* sudaderas 

*camisetas*

*sweaters

*Legaciones*

* jeans 

*pantalones de chándal

*sneakers*

*zapatos* 

*botas así como

*nueva ropa interior, calcetines, sombreros y manoplas/guantes*

* Artículos de salud e higiene - jabón, desodorante, champú, lavado de cara, cepillos de pelo, productos de higiene femenina, cortauñas, cepillos de uñas, pasta y cepillos de dientes. 


PORTUGUESE

ARMÁRIO DOS CAVALEIROS NAMS: Um recurso gratuito na escola para vestuário, roupa exterior, roupa interior, meias e necessidades de saúde/higiene.


Queremos dar-lhe a conhecer o armário dos cavaleiros do NAMS e o que este tem para oferecer aos estudantes e famílias do NAMS. O NAMS Knights' Closet é um espaço privado da nossa escola que foi transformado numa "mini loja" para os nossos estudantes com necessidades de vestuário. As crianças podem "fazer compras" privadas e completamente gratuitas, para roupas novas e suavemente usadas, actualizadas, em estilo, e sazonalmente apropriadas. Durante um ano escolar mais tradicional, os estudantes podem aceder discretamente ao Armário dos Cavaleiros quando encaminhados (por professores, orientadores, e outros membros do pessoal) para as enfermeiras da escola que ajudam a gerir as visitas ao Armário. 


Este ano, devido à pandemia de Covid e ao horário escolar híbrido não tradicional, menos estudantes puderam visitar o Armário. Reconhecemos também que o último ano causou dificuldades financeiras a muitas famílias. Com isto em mente, estamos a adaptar o nosso processo na esperança de satisfazer as necessidades dos nossos estudantes. O Armário dos Cavaleiros será aberto por marcação a todas as famílias NAMS durante o resto do ano lectivo.

A maioria das marcações será marcada após as aulas, a partir das 14:30h.  

Serão utilizados protocolos rigorosos de máscaras Covid, distanciamento físico e lavagem das mãos.


Para mais informações ou para fazer uma marcação confidencial para visitar o Closet, por favor contacte o Gabinete de Saúde do NAMS:

Kathleen Pease, RN e Jessica Wolfe, RN

via telefone: 978-557-7902

via e-mail: Peasek@northandoverpublicschools.com ou Wolfej@northandoverpublicschools.com 


O que está disponível no Closet? 

Novo ou gentilmente utilizado:

* casacos

* sweatshirts 

*camisolas

*sweaters

*leggings

* jeans 

*calças de suor

*sneakers

*shoes 

*boots as well as

*nova roupa interior, meias, chapéus e mitenes/luvas

* artigos de saúde e higiene - sabonete, desodorizante, champô, lavagem facial, escovas de cabelo, produtos de higiene feminina, corta-unhas, escovas de unhas, pasta de dentes e escovas de dentes 


Support our Students

posted Jan 7, 2021, 7:41 AM by Jorge Goncalves

Dear NAMS Families,


As we continue to process and understand the events that took place at the Capitol Building in Washington DC, I want you to know that our staff received information and resources to support them in supporting one another and students today. In my morning announcements, I opened with a short message to students that you can also view here.


Witnessing images and videos of acts of violence can worry and upset both students and adults. We are here for the members of our school community. I invite students to reach out to their teachers and counselors if they need support.


Finally, I would like to just share 1 resource with you that I hope helps you in speaking with your children. You may find this document below:

Talking to your children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Educators


Sincerely,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal


NAMS Student Attendance & Class Participation Expectations

posted Jan 5, 2021, 12:40 PM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Jan 11, 2021, 6:58 AM ]

Remote Learning Expectations


Attendance Guidelines

  • Students are expected to log into the homeroom google meet by 7:45 a.m.

  • Students are expected to log into the google meets by the start of the class.

  • Students are expected to remain logged into the google meets, including homeroom, until the teacher ends the class.

    • Teachers will take attendance at the start of each class period. 

    • Teachers receive a report from google with the times that students in every class log in and log out each day.


Class Participation Guidelines (Cameras Use and More)

  • Students are expected to be active participants during class. 

  • With active participation, we have the expectation that students will turn their camera on when appropriate during remote instruction. 

  • Actively participating includes responding to teachers’ questions and/or completing tasks as directed by the teacher.

  • There are times during remote sessions when camera use may not be necessary. Any time student cameras are off, the expectations for class participation will still apply. 

  • Students who are unable to utilize their camera for active class participation should contact their teacher via email to discuss accommodations.


Why do cameras have to be on?

  • Having cameras on allows teachers to ensure that students are engaged and present, allows them to pick up on nonverbal cues of understanding or confusion, and helps to foster a sense of community and accountability within the class.


Respectfully,
Jorge Goncalves
Principal

Student Schedules - Week of January 4, 2021

posted Jan 3, 2021, 8:50 AM by Jorge Goncalves

NAMS Schedule - Week of January 4, 2021


Monday, January 4, 2021 & Tuesday, January 5, 2021


Grade 6


Grade 7


Grade 8

Homeroom

7:45 - 8:00

Homeroom

7:45 - 8:00

Homeroom

7:45 - 8:00

Related Art 1


8:05 - 8:46

Academic  1 

8:05 - 8:46

Academic 1

8:05 - 8:46

Related Art 2


8:51 - 9:32

Academic 2

8:51 - 9:32

Academic 2

8:51 - 9:32

Academic 1

9:37 - 10:29

Related Art 1

9:37 - 10:18

Academic 3

9:37 - 10:18

Academic 2

10:34 - 11:26

Related Art 2

10:23 - 11:04

Lunch

10:18 - 10:48

Lunch

11:26 - 11:56

Lunch

11:04 - 11:34

Academic 4

10:53 - 11:34

Academic 3 

12:03 - 12:55

Academic 3

11:39 - 12:20

Academic 5

11:39 - 12:20

Academic 4

1:00 - 1:52

Academic 4 

12:25 - 1:06

Related Art 1

12:25 - 1:06


Academic 5  

1:11 - 1:52

Related Art 2

1:11 - 1:52


Wednesday, January 6, 2021 (Early Release for Students)


Grade 6


Grade 7


Grade 8

Period 1

(Related Art)

8:00 - 8:35


Period 1


8:00 - 8:30


Period 1


8:00 - 8:30


Period 2

(Related Art)

8:40 - 9:15


Period 2


8:35 - 9:05


Period 2


8:35 - 9:05


Homeroom & Class Meeting

9:20 - 9:50

Homeroom & Class Meeting

9:10 - 9:40

Homeroom & Class Meeting

9:10 - 9:40

Period 3


9:55 - 10:30


Period 3

(Related Art)

9:45 - 10:15


Period 3


9:45 - 10:15


Period 4


10:35 - 11:15


Period 4

(Related Art)

10:20 - 10:50


Period 4


10:20 - 10:50


Lunch

11:15 - 11:45

Period 5


10:55 - 11:25


Period 5


10:55 - 11:25


Period 5


11:45 - 12:20


Lunch

11:25 - 11:55

Lunch

11:25 - 11:55

Period 6


12:25- 1:00


Period 6


11:55 - 12:25


Period 6 (Related Art)

11:55 - 12:25



Period 7


12:30 - 1:00


Period 7 (Related Art)

12:30 - 1:00



Thursday, January 7, 2021 & Friday, January 8, 2021


Grade 6


Grade 7


Grade 8

Homeroom

7:45 - 8:00

Homeroom

7:45 - 8:00

Homeroom

7:45 - 8:00

Related Art 1


8:05 - 8:46

Academic  1 

8:05 - 8:46

Academic 1

8:05 - 8:46

Related Art 2


8:51 - 9:32

Academic 2

8:51 - 9:32

Academic 2

8:51 - 9:32

Academic 1

9:37 - 10:29

Related Art 1

9:37 - 10:18

Academic 3

9:37 - 10:18

Academic 2

10:34 - 11:26

Related Art 2

10:23 - 11:04

Lunch

10:18 - 10:48

Lunch

11:26 - 11:56

Lunch

11:04 - 11:34

Academic 4

10:53 - 11:34

Academic 3 

12:03 - 12:55

Academic 3

11:39 - 12:20

Academic 5

11:39 - 12:20

Academic 4

1:00 - 1:52

Academic 4 

12:25 - 1:06

Related Art 1

12:25 - 1:06


Academic 5  

1:11 - 1:52

Related Art 2

1:11 - 1:52


Happy Holidays from NAMS

posted Dec 24, 2020, 8:14 AM by Jorge Goncalves

Good morning NAMS Families,


We wanted to wish all of our NAMS students and families a joyous holiday season and a very happy new year! Below you will find 3 gifts that we wanted to share with all of you.


NAMS Literary League Magazine

The NAMS Literary League has put the finishing touches on the first issue of the NAMS Literary League Magazine. You may find the first issue here.


Student and Staff Holiday Pictures

Student Leadership asked students and staff to wear festive clothing this past Monday and Tuesday and I asked for pictures and screenshots of google meets to be shared with me so that I could create and share a little presentation with you here.


NAMS Admin Team Holiday Video

With students and staff out of the building this week, the NAMS Administrative Team decided to make a little video to share with you here.


Warmly,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal

NAMS Schedule for December 21-23, 2020

posted Dec 18, 2020, 10:43 AM by Jorge Goncalves

Good Afternoon NAMS Families,


This message is a follow up to the message you received from Dr. Mealey regarding plans for teaching and learning next week. If you have not yet seen the email from, please be sure to review it. Essentially, NAPS will be going fully remote for the 2.5 days next week leading up until break for all Cohorts. All students will be learning from home next week (Cohort A, B, C, & D) together in classes Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday (Early Release Day). You may find the schedule for all 3 days below:


NAMS Student Schedules 

December 21-23, 2020


December 21 & 22, 2020

Grade 6


Grade 7


Grade 8

Homeroom & Attendance

7:45-8:00

Homeroom & Attendance

7:45-8:00

Homeroom & Attendance

7:45-8:00

Related Art 1

8:05 - 8:46

Academic  1 

8:05 - 8:46

Academic 1

8:05 - 8:46

Related Art 2

8:51 - 9:32

Academic 2

8:51 - 9:32

Academic 2

8:51 - 9:32

Academic 1

9:37 - 10:28

Related Art 1

9:37 - 10:18

Academic 3

9:37 - 10:18

Academic 2

10:33 - 11:24

Related Art 2

10:23 - 11:04

Lunch

10:18 - 10:48

Lunch

11:29 - 11:59

Lunch

11:04 - 11:39


Academic 4


10:53 - 11:34

Academic 3

12:04 - 12:55

Academic 3

11:39 - 12:20

Academic 5

11:39 - 12:20

Academic 4

1:00 - 1:52

Academic 4 

12:25 - 1:06

Related Art 1

12:25 - 1:06


Academic 5

1:11 - 1:52

Related Art 2

1:11 - 1:52


December 23, 2020

Grade 6


Grade 7


Grade 8

Homeroom

8:00-8:10

Homeroom

8:00-8:10

Homeroom

8:00-8:10

Related Art 1

8:15 - 8:35

Period 1

8:15 - 8:35

Period 1

8:15 - 8:35

Related Art 2

8:40 - 9:00

Period 2

8:40 - 9:00

Period 2

8:40 - 9:00

Period 3

9:05 - 9:32

Related Art 1

9:05 - 9:25

Period 3

9:05 - 9:25

Period 4

9:37 - 10:03

Related Art 2

9:30 - 9:50

Period 4

9:30 - 9:50

Period 6

10:08 - 10:34

Period 5

9:55 - 10:15

Period 5

9:55 - 10:15

Period 7

10:39 - 11:05

Period 6

10:20 - 10:40

Related Art 1

10:20 - 10:40


Period 7

10:45 - 11:05

Related Art 2

10:45 - 11:05


Again, students will be able to attend classes all 3 days next week regardless of what Cohort they are in.


Be well,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal


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