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

NDCS COVID Handbook

Continuity of Learning Plan

Extended COVID-19 Learning Plan

Weekly COVID Update

Nordic News  

 Click HERE for the full December Newsletter as a PDF.

For Sale

Sealed bids are being accepted until noon January 22nd 2021 for the sale of three school buses. A 2007 International, 77 passenger, DT466 Engine, automatic transmission, hydraulic brakes, with 208,000 miles it was recently DOT inspected and passed. Minimum Bid $1,750.00. A 2009 International 77 passenger bus, DT466, with automatic transmission, hydraulic brakes, it is not road worthy. Has electrical and brake faults displayed on the instrument cluster, it was red tagged at the last DOT inspection estimated at 170,000 miles. The engine ran ok when parked. Minimum bid $500.00. A 2011 72 passenger, Maxforce7 Engine, Auto Transmission, hydraulic brakes, good tires, estimated 120,000 miles. Good condition recently passed DOT inspection and was used by the school as a spare bus. Minimum bid $7,500.00. Bids should be in a sealed envelope clearly marked BUS BID, Darrell Oman, North Dickinson Schools, W6588 Hwy M69, Felch, MI 49831. Or sealed bids can be dropped off at the school office. If you want to arrange for an appointment to inspect the buses, contact Darrell Oman at 906-221-5471.

Elementary Christmas Program

Here is the link to watch the elementary Christmas program.

From the desk of Mrs. Inglese:

Today it was announced that 9-12 instruction will resume face to face December 21. Therefore, ND will be open to high school students on Monday. Sports, however, will not resume yet. If you choose to keep your child home until January, please notify the District office.

 

Third Grade
By: Mrs. Grunlund

The third graders have been doing great with our Journey's Reading stories. They are quite comfortable with the routine each day and have gotten faster at getting work done. After Christmas break the stories will have 10 vocabulary words instead of 8. In math we have been working hard with multiplication and we are on the right track to be fluent with single digit multiplication by the end of the school year. Mrs. Collier is doing a great job helping us out with the multiplication. We are continuing to switch from Michigan studies to Science by chapter and I am hoping to do more hands-on projects as we approach the second half of the year. The students have done some creative and fun Christmas tree paintings and snowmen for art. I am pleased with the growth of these third grade students so far!  I am looking forward to a great second half of the school year!


Fourth Grade
Mrs. Johnson

In math the fourth grade is working hard on adding and subtracting fractions and converting improper fractions to mixed fractions. They need to continue practicing their multiplication facts at home. In Science they are learning the makeup of the earth and how landforms are made. They are reading everyday in their Journeys Reading Book and working on their grammar. In art they made gingerbread houses, poinsettias, and Christmas ornaments for their Christmas tree. With friendly reminders, they are staying safe by wearing their masks and by social distancing. 
The Fourth Grade Class would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy NewYear!

Chromebooks

The chromebooks that we ordered in August have finally arrived. We are working on getting them set up to be able to use. After Christmas break we will start distributing the chromebook to grades 7th thru 12th.

Masks

Please remind your child the importance of following the school rules regarding masks. Our return to learn plan requires all Nordics wear masks unless they cannot medically tolerate it. Nordics are required to wear their mask covering their mouth and nose. In the event that a child will not wear their mask properly they will be required to be educated virtually. Thank you for your support with this matter as we are trying to keep all Nordics safe. Please make sure your childhas multiple masks and comes to school with their own mask and water bottle.

NO Breakfast Days

Just a reminder that there is no breakfast served on days that there are 2 hour delays. Please make sure your child eats before coming to school on these days.

Board Highlights – December 2020

*Matt Barron, V.P. Academic Affairs at Bay College presented information regarding their Early Middle College program *Approved the revised FY21 budget as presented *Ratified the contract with NDEA *Approved a 2% wage increase for the support staff for the 2020-21 school year *Approved Policy #8450.05 Emergency Temporary Telecommuting Policy for MIOSHA Compliance (new) as presented as a first and final reading *Approved NEOLA policies 2266, 5517.02, 4362.01, 5610 and 5611 as a final reading *Approved posting a part-time fill-in custodial position *Declared buses 07, 09, and 1193 as surplus and authorized Director of Support Services to advertise the buses for sale with minimum sale prices of $1,500 for 07, $500 for 09 and $7,500 for 1193 and agreed to fix bus 12 *Superintendent Inglese went over the extended COVID-19 Learning Plan regarding instruction delivery, President Steinbrecher opened the meeting for public comment and reviewed the weekly 2-way interaction rates for November 2020 *The board approved the reconfirmation of the extended COVID-19 Learning Plan, including attendance data as presented

 Notification of Absence

If a student is going to be absent, the parents must contact the school at (906) 542-9281 by 9:00 a.m. and provide an explanation. If prior contact is not possible, the parents should provide a written excuse as soon as possible. “Michigan law requires that schools report the possible occurrence of communicable disease to the local health department. To assist in this reporting, please include the illness (if known) and who diagnosed it OR a detailed description of symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, fever, rash, or sore throat when reporting your child’s absence.” When no excuse is provided, the absence will be unexcused and the student will be considered truant. If the absence of a student appears to be questionable or excessive, the school staff will try to help the student improve attendance.
An excused absence allows the student to make up all possible work. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain missed assignments. It is possible that certain kinds of schoolwork such as labs or skill-practice sessions cannot be made up and, as a result, may negatively impact a student's grade.
If the absence is unexcused or unauthorized by the Principal, a student will not be given the opportunity to make up the work.
The skipping of classes or any part of the school day is considered an unexcused absence and no make-up of class work will be permitted.
(www.michigan.gov)

Christmas Break

Wednesday, December 23rd is the last day of school before the holiday break. School will resume on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Yearbooks

The yearbook early bird special will run the month of January only. January 30th will be the last day that you can buy your 2020– 2021 yearbook for $20.00. For the best prices don’t delay. February 1st the price will increase.
 
Emergency Closings & Delays / PowerSchool Messaging System

If the school must be closed or the opening delayed because of inclement weather or other conditions, the school will notify the following radio and television stations:
WLUC TV 6, WMIQ AM 1450, WIMK 93.1, WZNL 94.3, WGLQ 97.1 FM, WCMM 102.5 FM, WGKL 105.5 FM, WCHT 600-AM, WYKX 104.7 FM, WDBC 680 AM, WBUP- ABC TV 10, WNMU 90.1, WMXG 106.3, WJNR 101.5 FM, WHTO 106.7 FM, WOBE 100.7, WFXD 103.3 FM, WRUP 98.3, WQXO 1400 AM, WKQS 101.9, WIKB 99.1, WUPK 94.1
You are also encouraged to sign up for our messaging system that is part of PowerSchool. This system will also be used to inform those who are signed up to receive information on inclement weather closings/delays or other conditions. If you would like to take advantage of this system, you may pick up a form in the school office.

Fifth Grade
By: Mr. Lindholm

It is great to be back in-person.  It has been so nice to be all together in our class learning together again.  The students have enjoyed sharing, learning, playing and just being allowed to “hang-out” with each other. Hopefully, it will continue to be the norm for the rest of this school year.
Another reminder that the 5th grade students have a book report due by the 8th of January.  The format was sent to their Google classroom in Language Arts earlier in the 2nd quarter, but I will send it again to the Language Arts classroom, so they can complete it over the Christmas Break if they choose.  If they do it as a google document in the classroom, I will be able to view it when they turn it in. Or, they can send it as an attachment to my email.
The 5th grade “Toys for Tots” participation was a success again this year.  Trooper Geno Basanese from the Michigan State Police came to our class on December 18th to collect the toys and take a picture for the Daily News of our students holding the gifts they brought in.  Keep an eye out for it in the newspaper in the near future. We would like to thank you for allowing your child to participate.  I believe this is a great program and I’ve seen how great the students feel when they give rather than receive!  Trooper Geno wanted to send his thanks also, it is certainly appreciated.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very, very Happy New Year!