2021/2022 School Year

Welcome to the North Dickinson County School web-page. It is my sincere hope that students will have a successful and rewarding school experience. The community, staff and Board of Education has provided our students with many opportunities to grow accademically, socially, and physically. Our school staff is made up of many caring and dedicated people who will work very hard to give the best educational experience possible. In return, we ask our students to put forth their best effort in all of their classes and get involved in school activities.

If there is any way I can help you during the school year, please be sure to ask; my door is always open.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Angel R. Inglese
Superintedent/Principal


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Mission Statement:
North Dickinson County School, as a reflection of a caring, unique community located in a natural setting, will empower and challenge all students to achieve their fullest intellectual potential, character, and attitudes to create better lives for themselves and the larger community.

Nordic Athletics:
North Dickinson offers several sports for both boys and girls at the high school level including football, volleyball, basketball, and track & field. The Nordics compete in the Skyline Central Conference with other area schools

Technology:
Through the use of advanced technology, we are able to provide students with modern resources, and offer students a range of classes that extend beyond the walls of our building to offer students a more fulfilling and challenging educational experience.

North Dickinson County School - 2020/2021

 

 

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Summer School

Dear Nordic Parent;
Starting June 8, 2021 we are planning on offering summer school to our Nordic students.
This will be in an effort to improve their learning of the contents of the last academic school
year.  In grades K-5 we will be offering in-person instruction. In grades 6-12 we will be
offering on-line credit recovery.
The K-5 program is an eight week program starting June 8 through July 1, breaking for a
week and resuming July 13 through August 5. Students in grades K-5 will be expected to be
at school from 9 AM to 11 AM Tuesday through Thursday of each week. This curriculum will
be extremely personalized and allow for more one on one time with instructional staff.
Students in grades 6-8 will have an online curriculum but students will be expected to attend
in person weekly.
If you are interested in having your child participate in this program, please fill out the K-8 located HERE. The survey will be closed Wednesday, June 2,
2021 and due to planning, we cannot accept late entries.
If you are the parent of a student in High School and would like your child to participate in
online credit recovery, please contact Mrs. Jungwirth at ajungwirth@go-nordics.com by
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 for more information and to enroll. We cannot accept late entries.
We feel this would benefit all Nordic students and are hoping for a good response. If there is
not enough interest or if state funding is not granted, we will not be able to run the program.
Thank you in advance for your interest in this program.
Sincerely,

ND Instructional Staff

 

Music Department News
By: Ms. Lisa Anderson
 
As the high school band members prepare for our final performance, Graduation, we would like to congratulate our senior band members as they graduate: Colin Graham, Emmalee Massie, Morgan Sleeter and Madaline Derke. Thank you for your leadership and dedication to the Nordic Band Department!
Due to COVID restrictions we will not be having a spring band concert this year.
 
1st Grade
Mrs. Angie Mattson

First graders have been learning sign language!  We are meeting via Zoom with an instructor on Wednesday afternoons to learn a little ASL. Right now we are focusing on the alphabet. It's been a lot of fun!   The year is flying by now and we are getting to be great readers.  Please keep reading at home!  In math class we are working with coins, fractions and measurement. If you ever wish to conference with me, please let me know.  I'd be happy to give you ideas to help your children keep up through the summer.  Please call or email me.  Mrs. Mattson



Yearbook and Senior Tribute Offer
 
It is not too late to order your copy of the 2020-21 yearbook. They are $40. Please send money in a sealed envelope marked yearbook with your child's name on it to the school office.
This is also the last opportunity to buy a senior tribute for your 2021 graduating senior. To honor our seniors I will increase the size that you purchase to the next size up. Prices are $25 for business card size, $50 for quarter page, $100 for half page. So if you purchase a half page you will get a whole page, quarter page will be half, and business card size will be quarter page. Any senior tributes previously purchased is also being upgraded. This offer is good through June 1st. Please email or call Amanda Thoune for more information athoune@go-nordics.com or 906-542-9281.


Immunization

Summer is a good time to review your student’s immunization record and schedule appointments before sports and extra-curricular activities begin again. They may need to receive immunizations before they start school again in the fall or leave for college. New immunizations are recommended and your student may not be fully protected from all vaccine-preventable diseases.
 
M STEP
By: Mrs. Angie Jungwirth
 
Starting in April and continuing until the end of May, students will take the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). Students in grades 3 - 8th and 11th will be participating in the Michigan Summative Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) in April and May. This annual assessment is mandated for all children in Michigan public schools and is one of the tools used to measure a student's proficiency in specific subject areas. The M-STEP is an online assessment and is based on the Michigan Academic Standards. 
 
You can help your child do well on the M-STEP in many ways. Please make sure your children have a good night's sleep and a good breakfast. The District will provide healthy snacks during the test to help them recharge their batteries. Encourage them to do their best work but be careful not to add to their stress level if they are anxious about the tests. There is no other preparation needed. If you have any questions on the M-STEP, please contact Mrs. Jungwirth or Mrs. Inglese. Thank you for your help in preparing your child for the M-STEP and ensuring they are in attendance. 
 
Head Start Applications Being Accepted at North Dickinson Center

The Dickinson-Iron ISD Department of Early Childhood Education is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year at the North Dickinson Center.  

Pregnant mothers and children ages birth to three may be eligible for the Early Head Start Program.  Children ages three and four, may be eligible to attend the Head Start.  The program is free to families who qualify and children are not required to be potty trained prior to enrollment.  Families with a child with a disability are encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions or would like to apply for your child, please call the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District-Department of Early Childhood Education at 779-2695 or visit www.diisd.org.


Board Highlights – April 2021

-Superintendent Inglese went over the extended COVID-19 Learning Plan regarding instruction delivery; President Steinbrecher opened the meeting for public comment; and the weekly 2-way interaction rates for March were received
-Accepted the resignation of Tony Cousineau as an employee of the district effective the end of the school year for the purpose of retirement
-Authorized the superintendent/principal to post a H.S. history and K-12 physical education teaching position
-Approved the purchase and installation of a new HD DVR for the bus garage and allow the superintendent to increase the cameras on the garage
-Agreed to make a conditional offer of employment to Carol J. Bunce as a substitute bus driver
-Scheduled a facility committee meeting for April 19 at 6:00 p.m.
-Alex Graham was appointed to award the diplomas at graduation
-Approved the senior overnight event to be held at the school May 7th
-Two parents addressed the board by each reading a prepared school improvement statement expressing concerns they have

Summer Projects
By: Darrell Oman

As the school year comes to a close we are busy preparing for work to be completed at the school during the summer break.  One major project is that the school roof membrane will be replaced this summer.  This project has been in the planning for several years.  The roof membrane has reached the end of its projected life cycle.  Replacing the roof membrane now before it fails is a proactive approach. If it is replaced now before it fails and is not allowed to develop leaking issues, it will not cause damage to the roof substructure and interior of the building.  If we allow the roof to get to a deteriorated condition and it leaks, then the replacement cost is significantly higher, normally at least double the costs.   The project budget is $325,000.00.   The funds that will pay for the replacement is coming from the extra voted Sinking Fund Millage.  Funds have been reserved in the Sinking Fund account over several years anticipating this project.  We thank the voters for their support of the Sinking Fund.  Without the continued support over many years we would not have been able to have the funds set aside to address this project.  The ability to plan and save funds ahead of anticipated major projects has resulted in significant savings in project costs. 
We still have a surplus bus for sale.  It is a 2011, 72 passenger school bus that is in good condition. It has a Maxforce7 engine, automatic transmission and just over a hundred thousand miles.   The minimum price is $7,500.00.  For more information, please contact me. You can call the school, email me at doman@go-nordics.com or call my cell phone 906-221-5471.


Last Day of School


Friday, May 28, 2021 is the last day of school for the 2020-21 school year.
 

E-Mail Accounts for Seniors

Seniors are reminded that their Nordic e-mail accounts will be disabled upon graduation. Please make sure you use a different e-mail account for college application.
 

Kindergarten Registration

If you missed our kindergarten registration in March, we would appreciate it if you would register your child soon. Children are eligible for kindergarten if they are 5 years of age by September 1, 2021. The following information is needed when registering:
--Child’s certified birth certificate (not hospital certificate)
--Immunization record
--Vison & Hearing screening verifications (appointments can be made at the health department – 774-1868)
--Parents must also show two forms of verification of their physical address (not a PO box), such as a driver’s license, and current light bill or phone bill.
Please register your child SOON, even if you don’t have ALL the proper documentation at this time.