2020/2021 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

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Continuity of Learning Plan

 

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Sports Practice

Football practice for North Dickinson will start on Monday, August 10th at 5:00 PM. 
Volleyball practice for North Dickinson will start on Wednesday, August 12 at 3:30 PM. 

 Dickinson-Iron 

Superintendents’ Message

In anticipation of the upcoming school year, Dickinson and Iron County Superintendents have been meeting to discuss their COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plans. Superintendents include Wendy Warmuth Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District, Craig Allen Breitung Township Schools, Jerry Sardina Iron Mountain Public Schools, Louis Steigerwald Norway-Vulcan Area Schools, Angel Inglese North Dickinson County Schools, Christy Larson Forest Park Schools, and Chris Thomson West Iron Public Schools.

Daren Deyaert and Ruth Manier of the Dickinson Iron Health Department joined the Superintendents to offer advice and up-to-date information and agreed to continued meetings. They discussed the need to work on protocols that can be used between the Health Department and the schools to allow for proper communication and yet maintain privacy and HIPAA rights.

Currently, Upper Michigan schools are in Phase 5 as defined in the Michigan Safe Start plan. Phase 5 allows for in-person instruction. Our schools will follow our state’s directives regarding the opening of schools as well as health and safety guidelines. We know there is potential for changes to these directives, our phase status, and other circumstances. We stand ready to adapt and be flexible to ensure the best outcome for our students.

Each local school district will be offering a variety of learning choices to our families. Under phase 5 schools are planning virtual and/or distance learning options as well as in-person learning. The in-person option may include a blend of in-seat and online learning. We learned many lessons last year and one of them was that we must be prepared to change quickly when we are given new directives from our state. We will be ready to shift from in-person to online or packet learning if it becomes necessary.

Working collaboratively strengthens our ability to better serve our community. We look forward to returning to learn in whatever format is most comfortable for each of our students and their families. We value our staff and have been impressed with their commitment to education as well as their dedication to our students and schools whether as teachers, ancillary staff, aides, support staff, custodians, food service, daycare, bus drivers, secretaries, or administrators. Our focus continues to be on providing quality and safe public education to our students in the best way possible under our historic circumstances.

Start of 2020-2021 School Year

The Board of Education has approved an August 24, 2020 start date for the 2020-21 school year. We are planning an open house for Wednesday August 19 but this may look different than in the past. We have not put the entire calendar out for the year as we are hoping to get a waiver from the ISD and the state to attend school during part of the normal winter break time. 
We are working on a preparedness plan for our return to school. We are currently in phase 5, however, we have to have a plan for phase 5, phase 4, and phase 1-3. We should be getting guidance from the state next week and will have our plans ready to be approved by the Board of Education in August. As soon as we get the plans approved, we will let you know of the expectations of each.
Thank you for your patience.