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Message from NAMS - September 17, 2020

posted Sep 17, 2020, 12:51 PM by Jorge Goncalves

Good afternoon NAMS Families,


I hope that this message finds you and your family well. I just wanted to first take a moment to thank you for all of your support and patience as we navigate our first week of remote learning. It has been wonderful to witness teachers connecting with students again, albeit in a different environment. There have been times when Internet connections were lost and students and even staff needed to log back into a google meet here and there, but everyone remained calm and worked through these challenges. The IT department has been working tirelessly to address student and staff requests and they deserve our thanks. We will continue to reflect and make improvements daily to meet the needs of our staff and students.


Health & Safety Video

As previously promised, NAMS messages will focus on sharing information, protocols, and procedures for returning students to school safely. We thought that we would begin by making sure that students are aware of the health and safety practices that they will be individually responsible for. Thank you Ms. Pease, NAMS Nurse, for creating the video found here. Please be sure to review this video with your child at your earliest convenience.


Below you will find the list of messages and videos that will be shared with you in the next several days so you are aware of what is coming next:

  • Review of NAMS NAMS Parent/Guardian Guide Video

  • Student Arrival to School & Departure Video

  • Drop-Off & Pick-Up Video

  • Tour of NAMS Video

  • Online Meal Ordering System Review

  • Distributing School Supplies to OLA Students

  • Distributing Chromebooks to Students Who Need Them


Where can I find Morning Announcements?

Click the Morning Announcements banner on the NAMS website found here.

Where can I find previous messages to NAMS families?

All previous messages to NAMS families may be found under the Morning Announcements banner on our school website here.


I’m sure that you have many questions and I want to assure you that we will continue to share information and videos with you that we hope will answer many of these questions. Stay tuned for more information and lots of videos!


Be well,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal


Message from NAMS - September 15, 2020

posted Sep 15, 2020, 1:17 PM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Sep 15, 2020, 1:18 PM ]

Good afternoon NAMS Families,


I hope that this message finds you and your family well. Below you will find information about the first day of school and more. You may find a video reviewing the information below here. Included in this video you will also find a welcome message from the NAMS Principals, Guidance Counselors, Librarian/Media Specialist, and our Related Arts Teachers. I’m sure that our kids are a bit nervous for tomorrow and we wanted to wish them a great first day back! We are really looking forward to the start of the 2020-2021 school year!


NAMS Parent/Guardian Guide

The NAMS Parent/Guardians Guide is ready for your review here and on our website. This guide is very useful for new and returning students and families to NAMS. Much of the guide refers to attending school in person and still needs to be updated to reflect the most recent updates and changes.


First Day of School is tomorrow!

The first day of school is scheduled for this Wednesday, September 16th. This is a remote day of learning as will be the 5 subsequent days, September 17-23, 2020. All students will begin the day on Wednesday by watching a live welcome video by our NAMS leadership team. Students will need to be logged into their gmail accounts to enter the google meet to see the video. You may find the link to the video here. You won’t be able to see the video until Wednesday morning around 8:00 a.m.  Additionally, you may find the schedule for the first day of school and the next 5 days of school here.


Team teachers emailed families on their teams information about the first day of school yesterday, so please be sure to review this message.


In an effort to prepare for Wednesday, September 16th I wanted to share the following information with you:

  • PowerSchool is now open so that students and families can see schedules. You may find a video explaining how to read the schedules in PowerSchool here.

  • Please note that students will be attending RA Day 1 classes for the first half of Trimester 1 then will be attending RA Day 2 classes the second half of Trimester 1. Students will begin the year only attending RA Day 1 classes. I explain this in the video above.

  • You may find a short video explaining the schedules for the first 6 days of school here.

  • Students will not be in cohorts for the first 6 days of school and will all be together in virtual classes using google meet.

  • Students will be able to access the link for google meets on teachers’ google classroom pages.


Reminders from previous messages:

Students and families may find their teams’ supply lists through one of the following websites. Please select your team and open the supply list on that team’s website.

You will see that all supply lists also include the Related Arts supply lists as well.

There will be school materials that we will need to get to all of our OLA students and we will be scheduling dates and times to do this next week.


What do the Hybrid schedules look like beginning September 24th?

Although our Hybrid learning plan is not scheduled to begin until Thursday, September 24th, I would like to share with you the schedules for all of our students (In-Person & OLA). You may find the hybrid schedules here and a video explaining the schedules here.


I’m sure that you have many questions and I want to assure you that we will continue to share information and videos with you that we hope will answer many of these questions. Stay tuned for more information and lots of videos!


Be well,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal

Message to NAMS Families - September 14th

posted Sep 15, 2020, 11:29 AM by Jorge Goncalves

Good afternoon NAMS Families,


We are all so excited, and a bit nervous, for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Excited because we miss our students and can’t wait to begin this new school year together. Nervous because this will be new for all of us, but I couldn’t work with a better group of people than our NAMS staff. 


The first day of school is scheduled for this Wednesday, September 16th. This is a remote day of learning as will be the 5 subsequent days, September 17-23, 2020. All students will begin the day on Wednesday by watching a live welcome video by our NAMS leadership team. Students will need to be logged into their gmail accounts to enter the google meet to see the video. You may find the link to the video here. You won’t be able to see the video until Wednesday morning around 8:00 a.m.  Additionally, you may find the schedule for the first day of school and the next 5 days of school here.


Team teachers will be emailing families on their teams information about the first day of school this afternoon, so please be sure to check your email later today.


After the first day of school, my messages and those of teachers will be focused on preparing students for a return to school in person. These messages will include information about health and safety procedures, virtual tours of the building, arrival and dismissal procedures, breakfast and lunch procedures, and so much more. These types of messages will begin on Thursday, September 17th.


In an effort to prepare for Wednesday, September 16th I wanted to share the following information with you:

  • PowerSchool is now open so that students and families can see schedules. You may find a video explaining how to read the schedules in PowerSchool here.

  • Please note that students will be attending RA Day 1 classes for the first half of Trimester 1 then will be attending RA Day 2 classes the second half of Trimester 1. Students will begin the year only attending RA Day 1 classes. I explain this in the video above.

  • You may find a short video explaining the schedules for the first 6 days of school here.

  • Students will not be in cohorts for the first 6 days of school and will all be together in virtual classes using google meet.

  • Students will be provided detailed information on how to log into the google meets that will be created for them in upcoming messages.

  • Team teachers will be sending information to all of their students on the afternoon of Monday, September 14th welcoming them to NAMS and also providing them an overview of what to expect on Wednesday.

  • Students and families may find their teams’ supply lists through one of the following websites. Please select your team and open the supply list on that team’s website.

  • You will see that all supply lists also include the Related Arts supply lists as well.

  • There will be school materials that we will need to get to all of our OLA students and we will be scheduling dates and times to do this next week.


What do the Hybrid schedules look like beginning September 24th?

Although our Hybrid learning plan is not scheduled to begin until Thursday, September 24th, I would like to share with you the schedules for all of our students (In-Person & OLA). You may find the hybrid schedules here and a video explaining the schedules here.


NAMS Parent/Guardian Guide

I will be sharing the NAMS Parent/Guide with you tomorrow. This guide is very useful for new and returning students and families to NAMS. Much of the guide refers to attending school in person and still needs to be updated to reflect the most recent updates and changes.


I’m sure that you have many questions and I want to assure you that we will continue to share information and videos with you that we hope will answer many of these questions. Stay tuned for more information and lots of videos!


Be well,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal


Messages to NAMS Families - September 11th

posted Sep 15, 2020, 11:28 AM by Jorge Goncalves

Good evening NAMS Families,


I hope this message continues to find you and your loved ones well. During a typical school year, you could normally expect a weekly message from me. However, I hope that you won’t mind me sending you daily messages prior to the first day of school on September 16th and prior to the first day of in-person school on September 24th and September 25th.


The purpose of today’s, next Monday’s, and next Tuesday’s messages will be in preparation for the first day of school on Wednesday, September 16th. This is a remote day of learning as will be the 5 subsequent days, September 17-23, 2020. After the first day of school, my messages and those of teachers will be to prepare students for a return to school in person. These messages will include information about health and safety procedures, virtual tours of the building, arrival and dismissal procedures, breakfast and lunch procedures, and so much more.


In an effort to prepare for Wednesday, September 16th I wanted to share the following information with you:

  • You may find the schedule for the first day of school and the next 5 days of school here.

  • You may find a short video explaining the schedules here.

  • Students will not be in cohorts for the first 6 days of school and will all be together in virtual classes using google meet.

  • Students will be provided detailed information on how to log into the google meets that will be created for them in upcoming messages.

  • On Monday, September 14th PowerSchool will be open for students and families to see student schedules.

  • Teachers will then be able to begin updating their google classroom pages that will be created for each class they teach.

  • Team teachers will be sending information to all of their students on the afternoon of Monday, September 14th welcoming them to NAMS and also providing them an overview of what to expect on Wednesday.

  • As shared in yesterday’s email, students and families may find their teams’ supply lists through one of the following websites. Please select your team and open the supply list on that team’s website.

  • You will see that all supply lists also include the Related Arts supply lists as well.


I’m sure that you have many questions and I want to assure you that we will continue to share information and videos with you that we hope will answer many of these questions. Stay tuned for more information and lots of videos!


Be well,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal


Message to NAMS Families - September 10th

posted Sep 15, 2020, 11:27 AM by Jorge Goncalves

Good afternoon NAMS Families,


I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well. Thanks to the efforts and leadership of so many individuals in this community, we are looking forward to the first day of school for our students on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Students will begin school remotely and will continue to attend classes remotely through Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Students will then be attending school in person, according to their cohort assignment beginning on Thursday, September 24th (Cohort A) or Friday, September 25th (Cohort B).


Last night, the NA School Committee and North Andover Teachers Association came to agreement on start times for the school year and the NAHS schedule. There was a joint statement to the community that was shared last night following the school committee meeting.


Team Assignments & Supply Lists

All registered students were informed of their team assignment on June 9, 2020. In this email, families received a welcome video from the team along with resources, including a supply list. I will be emailing families again to remind them (returning families) or informing them (new families) of what team their child will be on this year. Teams have updated their supply lists this week, now that we know what the start of the school year will look like. Below are the links to the Grade-Level Supply Lists:

You will see that all supply lists also include the Related Arts supply lists as well.

Students will know what Related Arts class(es) they will be enrolled in to begin the school year once schedules are finalized and PowerSchool is open for student and parent viewing next week.


Preparing for the 1st Day of School on Wednesday, September 16th

This will be the first of many messages from the school and teachers prior to the start of the school year. This first day of school is Wednesday, September 16th and this will be a remote learning day for our students. Students will be logging into various google meets throughout the school day. Specific information regarding logging in will be shared with you next week, prior to the first day of school.


Please know that our incoming grade 6 students will be provided additional information and videos about NAMS and the return to school in person on September 24th or 25th. On the first day of school, our grade 6 students will be provided a tour of the building and a review of some of our protocols and procedures. Much of this will also be available before the start of school. For our grades 7 & 8 students, they too will have time to review protocols and procedures with their team teachers.


Preparing for the 1st Day of School In-Person (September 23rd or 24th)

Please note that students will not be allowed to gain access to the building until 7:30 a.m. All students will also be dismissed from the building by 2:15 p.m. At this time, there are no in-person after school activities and specific protocols are being developed for the possibility of in-person and/or remote after-school activities. Again, we ask that students do not arrive to school before 7:30 a.m. and leave or are picked up at the end of the school day. We will begin cleaning and disinfecting after dismissal. We want to remain in-person and provide our students with as many opportunities as possible for as long as possible. To do so we’ll need everyone’s support in providing the healthiest and safest environment within our school.


Sample Student Schedules

I will be sharing sample students schedules with you soon and also include a video walkthrough of the schedules to explain them in detail. We want all of our students and staff as prepared as possible for the first day of school on Wednesday, September 16th.


Welcome Letter from our NAHS Health Office and Nurses

Please see this link for a welcome letter from our school nurses. It contains extremely important information on preparing for a successful school year. I have also copied this letter at the end of this email.


North Andover Music Association Fundraiser Message

NAPS Music Families and Friends, please help NAMA spread the love for our music programs, AND keep students and families safe and comfortable!  Click the link below for information and an order form for our two new fundraising items as we continue to support our musicians.  Details and order form

Thank you!

The North Andover Music Association

  

Thanks for all you've done and will continue to do to support teaching and learning at NAMS!  This year will definitely be different from what we have been used to and will continue to present us all with challenges, but I encourage you to stay upbeat and positive for our children and our staff as we all embark on this journey together. We’re focused on finding the positive each day - thanks for joining us in this effort!


I’m sure that you have many questions and I want to assure you that we will continue to share information and videos with you that we hope will answer many of these questions. Stay tuned for more information and lots of videos!


Be well,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal


Welcome Letter from our NAHS Health Office and Nurses


Dear Middle School Parents/Guardians,


We are looking forward to greeting our students and welcoming them back to our newly reopened school buildings very soon. We appreciate the fact that these past months, and especially these last few recent weeks, have been a time of many questions and uncertainty. We want to assure you that we have been working diligently to incorporate frequently changing recommendations and guidelines put forward by the Centers for Disease Control, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and in close collaboration with our local North Andover Board of Health, school physician, and administrators as we develop our school protocols and procedures. Our goal is always to do everything that we can to provide our students and staff with the safest, healthiest learning environment possible.


We feel strongly that you as parents will play a significant role in helping us to make this year a smooth and successful experience for every member of our school community. We are asking each family to familiarize themselves with the new guidelines and to check here frequently for any changes. 


It is critical that parents screen their children for Covid-19 symptoms every day before school, and that we are provided with at least three phone numbers for contact persons who are available to pick your child up immediately if they become ill at school. Please understand that we will be dismissing any child for whom we have any reason to suspect they may be ill.  


Please keep your child HOME if they have any of the symptoms listed: 

  • Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills 

  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough) 

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath 

  • New loss of taste or smell 

  • Sore throat 

  • Muscle aches or body aches 

  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea 

  • Headache when in combination with other symptoms 

  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms 

  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms 


OR


Your child had close contact with a person known to be infected with Covid-19 in the last 14 days

OR: 

Your child has traveled outside of Massachusetts in the past 14 days (except lower risk states)


Before the start of the school year, it is also important to make sure that you have rescheduled any pediatrician appointments that may have been previously cancelled, and that all of your child’s immunizations are up to date.  7th grade students are required to have a Tdap booster and a second varicella prior to returning to school.  This year all students are also required to receive a flu vaccine prior to December 31, 2020.


In the meantime, please continue to work with your child to find a face covering that is multi-layered, fits snugly, is comfortable, and that they practice putting it on and off by the ear loops. Please reinforce the importance of thorough hand washing/sanitizing, social distancing, and avoiding touching their face with their hands. If you do not want your child to use hand sanitizer, please read the attached letter here.


While school will look and feel very different this year, we will continue to do everything that we can to promote the health, safety, and emotional well being of all of our students. As always, please feel to contact your school nurses with any questions or concerns.


Sincerely,

Kathleen Pease BSN, RN, NCSN

Beth Hassanein BSN, MS, RN


Schedules for the Start of School and Beyond

posted Sep 14, 2020, 9:51 AM by Hillary Stasonis

The first six days of school will be entirely remote. All cohorts will attend their classes together. See schedule below:
Following the remote start to school, the Hybrid and OLA students will follow this schedule for the remainder of Trimester One:

Return to School Plans for Fall 2020

posted Aug 23, 2020, 8:10 AM by Jorge Goncalves

You may find all of the information and plans for the return to school in the fall here.

Preliminary Draft of NAPS Return to School Plan

posted Aug 3, 2020, 9:53 AM by Jorge Goncalves

You may find the preliminary draft of the NAPS Return to School Plan presented to the School Committee on Thursday, July 30, 2020 here.

District Return to School Information - July 11, 2020

posted Jul 15, 2020, 6:18 AM by Jorge Goncalves

Dear NAPS Families and Staff,


The  Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) continues to provide us with return-to-school guidance which we will need to incorporate in our return to school plans. I would like to share some highlights on what school may look like in the fall. Please know that as we receive more information or as conditions change, we will keep you updated. As of now, we are anticipating what is listed below; however, we all must remain flexible as we plan for September.

  • DESE placed a strong emphasis on getting as many students back in school buildings as safely as possible.  We are charged with creating three plans. The first plan is for all students to have the opportunity to return full-time to school with safety measures in place.

  • The second plan we must create is a hybrid model, where students would alternate attending school and learning remotely. 

  • The third plan is a remote learning model. This model will be more robust & structured than the spring remote learning model.  Teachers would help students meet all grade-level content standards and practices, and teachers would assess and grade students on their progress.

  • Families may have the option to have their children attend school remotely and DESE is working with districts to address this category. 

  • Students at the elementary schools will most likely remain in the same classrooms for most of the day. They will have opportunities for mask breaks, recess, and outdoor learning space when weather permits.

  • We will do our best to cluster students and reduce travel between classes at the secondary levels. We will provide opportunities for mask breaks and outdoor learning space when weather permits.

  • All students in grades two through twelve are required to wear masks unless there are extenuating circumstances. Mask wearing is recommended for kindergarten and first graders.

  • There will be training for faculty, staff, students, and families on school safety
    measures, including social distancing, proper mask wearing, and hand washing. The health of our students and staff is the top priority.

  • Students on Individual Educational Programs (IEP) will receive Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) whenever appropriate, safe and possible. Additional safety precautions will need to be taken for some 1:1 in person services.

We have been conducting focus groups and surveys to solicit feedback from parents, guardians, students and staff. You may have already completed a survey or participated in a  focus group. We will be asking for additional information through a survey that will go out early next week. 


Using this feedback, our teams are working to apply DESE guidance to the North Andover Public Schools, developing structures, systems, and practices that will ensure the safety of students/staff and maximize their learning and social-emotional development. 


With all the changes we will need to make for the fall, attending school will feel different for students, staff, and faculty than in the past. We will be making every effort to make the school experience positive, safe, and familiar. 


This is a fluid situation that can change quickly and we must remain as adaptable as possible. Although the information is subject to change, we wanted to provide an update on our plans for our return and have included links below to a timeline along with an update from DESE received last night.  In these extraordinary times, we appreciate your partnership, support and patience. 


Best,

Dr. Gregg T Gilligan

Community Timeline:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_DDBC5PIm2mW5oWrniw2IGYoKDc61CXUEMxRLnBk2bs/edit

DESE Update:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tjUKtiyqgRORsCi34YuuY990aHq9yF-BChbg2NiOlpE/edit


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SPANISH


Queridas familias y personal de NAPS,


El Departamento de Educación Primaria y Secundaria (DESE) continúa proporcionándonos orientación para el regreso a la escuela que tendremos que incorporar en nuestros planes de regreso a la escuela. Me gustaría compartir algunos aspectos destacados sobre cómo será la escuela en el otoño. Sepan que a medida que recibamos más información o que las condiciones cambien, los mantendremos informados. A partir de ahora, estamos anticipando lo que se enumera a continuación; sin embargo, todos debemos permanecer flexibles mientras planeamos para septiembre.

DESE puso un fuerte énfasis en que el mayor número de estudiantes regresen a los edificios escolares de la forma más segura posible.  Estamos encargados de crear tres planes. El primer plan es que todos los estudiantes tengan la oportunidad de volver a la escuela a tiempo completo con medidas de seguridad.

El segundo plan que debemos crear es un modelo híbrido, donde los estudiantes alternarían la asistencia a la escuela y el aprendizaje a distancia. 

El tercer plan es un modelo de aprendizaje a distancia. Este modelo será más robusto y estructurado que el modelo de aprendizaje a distancia de primavera.  Los maestros ayudarían a los estudiantes a cumplir con todos los estándares y prácticas de contenido de su grado, y los maestros evaluarían y calificarían a los estudiantes en su progreso.

Las familias pueden tener la opción de que sus hijos asistan a la escuela a distancia y DESE está trabajando con los distritos para abordar esta categoría. 

Los estudiantes de las escuelas primarias probablemente permanecerán en las mismas aulas la mayor parte del día. Tendrán la oportunidad de hacer descansos con máscaras, recreos y espacio de aprendizaje al aire libre cuando el clima lo permita.

Haremos todo lo posible para agrupar a los estudiantes y reducir los viajes entre clases en los niveles secundarios. Proporcionaremos oportunidades para los descansos con máscara y espacio de aprendizaje al aire libre cuando el clima lo permita.

Todos los estudiantes de segundo a doceavo grado deben usar máscaras a menos que haya circunstancias atenuantes. Se recomienda el uso de máscaras para los niños de jardín de infantes y primer grado.

Habrá entrenamiento para la facultad, el personal, los estudiantes y las familias sobre la seguridad escolar

medidas, incluyendo el distanciamiento social, el uso adecuado de la máscara y el lavado de manos. La salud de nuestros estudiantes y personal es la prioridad principal.

Los estudiantes en Programas Educativos Individuales (IEP) recibirán Educación Pública Gratuita y Apropiada (FAPE) en el Ambiente Menos Restrictivo (LRE) siempre que sea apropiado, seguro y posible. Se deberán tomar precauciones de seguridad adicionales para algunos servicios en persona 1:1.

Hemos estado realizando grupos de enfoque y encuestas para solicitar la opinión de los padres, tutores, estudiantes y personal. Puede que ya hayas completado una encuesta o participado en un grupo de discusión. Les pediremos información adicional a través de una encuesta que se publicará a principios de la próxima semana. 


Usando esta retroalimentación, nuestros equipos están trabajando para aplicar la guía de DESE a las Escuelas Públicas del Norte de Andover, desarrollando estructuras, sistemas y prácticas que aseguren la seguridad de los estudiantes/personal y maximicen su aprendizaje y desarrollo socio-emocional. 


Con todos los cambios que tendremos que hacer para el otoño, asistir a la escuela se sentirá diferente para los estudiantes, el personal y la facultad que en el pasado. Haremos todo lo posible para que la experiencia escolar sea positiva, segura y familiar. 


Esta es una situación fluida que puede cambiar rápidamente y debemos permanecer tan adaptables como sea posible. Aunque la información está sujeta a cambios, queríamos proporcionar una actualización de nuestros planes para nuestro regreso y hemos incluido enlaces a continuación a una línea de tiempo junto con una actualización de DESE recibida anoche.  En estos tiempos extraordinarios, apreciamos su colaboración, apoyo y paciencia. 


De todo corazón,

Dr. Gregg T. Gilligan


Línea de tiempo de la comunidad:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_DDBC5PIm2mW5oWrniw2IGYoKDc61CXUEMxRLnBk2bs/edit 


Actualización de DESE:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tjUKtiyqgRORsCi34YuuY990aHq9yF-BChbg2NiOlpE/edit 


Traducción realizada con la versión gratuita del traductor www.DeepL.com/Translator


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PORTUGUESE


Caros familiares e funcionários do NAPS,


O Departamento do Ensino Básico e Secundário (DESE) continua a fornecer-nos orientação sobre o regresso à escola, que teremos de incorporar nos nossos planos de regresso à escola. Gostaria de partilhar alguns destaques sobre o que poderá ser a escola no Outono. Saiba que à medida que recebermos mais informações ou à medida que as condições mudarem, manter-vos-emos actualizados. A partir de agora, estamos a antecipar o que está listado abaixo; no entanto, todos nós devemos permanecer flexíveis à medida que planeamos para Setembro.

O DESE colocou uma forte ênfase em trazer o maior número possível de estudantes de volta aos edifícios escolares com a maior segurança possível.  Estamos encarregados de criar três planos. O primeiro plano é que todos os estudantes tenham a oportunidade de regressar a tempo inteiro à escola com medidas de segurança em vigor.

O segundo plano que temos de criar é um modelo híbrido, em que os estudantes alternariam a frequência da escola e a aprendizagem à distância. 

O terceiro plano é um modelo de aprendizagem à distância. Este modelo será mais robusto e estruturado do que o modelo de aprendizagem à distância da Primavera.  Os professores ajudariam os estudantes a cumprir todos os padrões e práticas de conteúdo de nível superior, e os professores avaliariam e classificariam os estudantes sobre o seu progresso.

As famílias podem ter a opção de ter os seus filhos a frequentar a escola à distância e DESE está a trabalhar com os distritos para abordar esta categoria. 

Os alunos das escolas primárias permanecerão muito provavelmente nas mesmas salas de aula durante a maior parte do dia. Terão oportunidade de fazer pausas de máscara, recesso, e espaço de aprendizagem ao ar livre quando o tempo o permitir.

Faremos o nosso melhor para agrupar os estudantes e reduzir as viagens entre as aulas do nível secundário. Proporcionaremos oportunidades para pausas de máscara e espaço de aprendizagem ao ar livre quando o tempo o permitir.

Todos os alunos dos graus dois aos doze são obrigados a usar máscaras, a menos que haja circunstâncias atenuantes. Recomenda-se o uso de máscaras para os alunos do jardim-de-infância e do primeiro ano.

Haverá formação para professores, pessoal, estudantes, e famílias sobre segurança escolar.

medidas, incluindo distanciamento social, uso de máscara adequado, e lavagem das mãos. A saúde dos nossos estudantes e do nosso pessoal é a principal prioridade.

Os estudantes em Programas Educativos Individuais (IEP) receberão Educação Pública Gratuita e Apropriada (FAPE) no Ambiente Menos Restritivo (LRE) sempre que apropriado, seguro e possível. Será necessário tomar precauções de segurança adicionais para cerca de 1:1 em serviços presenciais.

Temos vindo a realizar grupos focais e inquéritos para solicitar feedback dos pais, tutores, estudantes e pessoal. Pode já ter completado um inquérito ou participado num grupo focal. Pediremos informações adicionais através de um inquérito que será realizado no início da próxima semana. 


Utilizando este feedback, as nossas equipas estão a trabalhar para aplicar a orientação DESE às Escolas Públicas de Andover Norte, desenvolvendo estruturas, sistemas e práticas que irão garantir a segurança dos estudantes/pessoal e maximizar a sua aprendizagem e desenvolvimento sócio-emocional. 


Com todas as mudanças que teremos de fazer para o Outono, a frequência da escola será diferente para os estudantes, pessoal e professores do que no passado. Faremos todos os esforços para tornar a experiência escolar positiva, segura, e familiar. 


Esta é uma situação fluida que pode mudar rapidamente e devemos permanecer tão adaptáveis quanto possível. Embora a informação esteja sujeita a alterações, quisemos fornecer uma actualização sobre os nossos planos para o nosso regresso e incluímos links abaixo para uma linha temporal juntamente com uma actualização de DESE recebida ontem à noite.  Nestes tempos extraordinários, agradecemos a vossa parceria, apoio e paciência. 


O melhor,

Dr. Gregg T Gilligan


Linha do Tempo da Comunidade:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_DDBC5PIm2mW5oWrniw2IGYoKDc61CXUEMxRLnBk2bs/edit


Actualização DESE:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tjUKtiyqgRORsCi34YuuY990aHq9yF-BChbg2NiOlpE/edit


Traduzido com a versão gratuita do tradutor - www.DeepL.com/Translator

Message to NAMS Families - June 24, 2020

posted Jun 24, 2020, 6:33 AM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Jun 30, 2020, 9:59 AM ]

Good morning NAMS Families,


I hope that this message finds you and your family well. Below you will find some updates, information, and reminders.


Be well,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal


Final Grades

Students’ grades for Trimester 1, 2, 3, and final grades are available to view in PowerSchool. You can view all of the grades after selecting Quick Lookup after logging into PowerSchool. I would recommend viewing this on a computer rather than a cell phone.


Summer vacation is a time to recharge for students and families and I hope that you are able to enjoy some much deserved rest and relaxation. Summer is also a time to keep learning alive for our students so I would recommend that students read for at least 15 minutes per day and work on math for 15 minutes per day. Below you will find the summer reading information and access to additional math and other resources.


Summer Reading & Access to Online Books

Summer reading assignments will be available soon on the district’s website, our school’s website and the NAMS Library Homepage at NAMS Library @home. Here, you will find lots of places to access eBooks and digital audiobooks.  There are also lots of resources to help you decide what to read next! Also, if you do not have a physical library card from Stevens library, you may now get an eCard. This will enable you to access all of the electronic resources offered at the Stevens Memorial Library. Instructions to get an eCard can be found on the homepage of the Stevens Memorial Library website.


Free Math Resources through Khan Academy

Get Ready for Grade Level is free for students and families. The courses are available in English on our website and mobile app today. Like all our courses, they are completely free. The courses will be available in Spanish the week of June 22.

Students start by taking a Course Challenge. The Course Challenge helps them understand what they need to review. If they have gaps for the grade they’re entering in the fall, students spend their time mastering the important skills they need to fill those gaps. If they don’t have gaps, students accelerate ahead and brush up on the skills they need for next school year. 


Summer Learning Opportunities

Please check out the district’s Summer Learning Website here with so many engaging ways for students to keep learning this summer.

https://sites.google.com/northandoverpublicschools.com/beyondtheclassroom/summer-learning


Attention Students in Grades 3-8! Free Summer Program!

Are you looking for an engaging STEAM summer program that uses computational thinking, spatial reasoning, and math skills? Learn how to design awesome 3D objects using BlocksCAD, a software program where you can create 3D models with block-based coding.

Check out the flyer found here for more information or at the following address: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1axeFdlaBtT5SXnmQKa5LSsMhkG0sNmgD/view

North Andover Public Schools has partnered with BlocksCAD Educational Technology

Company and Mindprint Learning to offer a FREE virtual summer session to NAPS students!

Students in these free sessions will complete the Mindprint Learning online screener which identifies learning strengths and needs which will be used to maximize their learning outcomes with BlocksCAD.

Sessions will be offered based upon interest. 

Currently, there is availability the weeks of July 6th, July 13 and throughout August. 

Times will be either 10:00-12:00, 2:00-4:00, and/or 4:30-6:30.

You can pre-register here or at the following address: https://bit.ly/BlocksCADSummer2020NAPS 

More information about this study can be found on the parent/guardian permission form.

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