Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy 2019! I hope all families had a relaxing holiday season and enjoyed quality time spent together. Recharging over break has brought new energy into the building as we continue to work towards individual and grade level goals.
Get your 2018-2019 yearbook! We work hard every year to capture special memories for the students via photographs. Yearbooks must be purchased in advance, as we only order the number of yearbooks that are pre-purchased. The cost of the yearbook is $16, or $18 with a Zoom current-events insert. Order forms will be accepted through the end of February. Please watch for the order form in your child’s Wednesday folder. If you’d like to purchase online, please do so at ybpay.lifetouch.com and use code 2342019.
With Ohio’s frequently changing winter weather, it can be difficult to dress your child for the day. Please send your child to school in layers so they can be comfortable both inside and outside the building as different areas/times of day bring changes in temperature. Please make sure they have a coat with them daily for outside recess. Changing weather also brings an increase in illness. Encourage your child to appropriately cover their mouth/nose when sneezing or coughing and to utilize frequent opportunities to wash their hands. In addition, please keep your child home if they are not feeling well to help decrease the spread of germs. The school policy is that your child should be fever and/or vomit free for 24 hours without the use of medicine before returning to school. Any questions can be directed to our school health aide, Mrs. Giles, at 924-2614. A healthy breakfast will also help your child to feel their best and fuel their bodies and minds for the day. Take advantage of the free breakfast available to all students starting at 8 a.m. in the cafeteria.
Winter weather also brings the possibility of school delays or cancellations. Please listen to the radio, or check your local news stations on the mornings when there is bad weather. The Norwood City Schools website also posts any delays or cancellations: www.norwoodschools.org. In addition, cold weather also brings an increase of cars during student drop off and pick up. Please be mindful of the handicapped bus-loading spot on Drex Ave. and adhere to the crosswalks and crossing guards on Carthage & Hannaford. Remember that streets are one-way from east to west during drop off (8-8:30) and pick up (3-3:30). Child safety is of utmost importance, so please be patient and careful during these congested times.
Parent/teacher conferences will be held on Monday, February 11th and Thursday, February 14th from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We strive to hold conferences with 100 percent of our families. Working together with families and discussing your child’s progress and needs is the ultimate formula for student success. Please watch your child’s Wednesday folder in the coming weeks to sign up for a conference time. If you are unable to attend, please contact your child’s teacher to work out a time to talk. The Scholastic book fair will also be going on during the week of and evenings of conferences. Please stop by and check out the great selection of books available. All proceeds benefit our school library directly through the purchase of new books that will be available for students to check out.
I wish to thank each of you for the role you choose to take in your child’s academic success. The staff and I continue to be appreciative of the support and dedication we receive from our Norwood View families. Together we can help our students learn, dream and lead.