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.

HS Virtual Schedule

The high school virtual schedule can be accessed by clicking Here!!

From the Desk of Mrs. Inglese:

North Dickinson County School will continue face-to-face instruction for grades K-8 Monday, November 30th. At this time, if you have been virtual and plan on continuing with our virtual option, please contact the office to let us know. If you are going to continue with the virtual option, it will be effective through the end of the semester which ends January 8, 2021 at which time you can either continue with virtual or come to school for face-to-face instruction. At this time, per the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 9-12 instruction is still virtual until after December 8.

Family-School Relationships Survey
Family members can complete this survey about their school experiences and perceptions at the building level as many times as needed. Topics include: barriers to engagement, family support, learning behaviors, school climate, and school safety. Family members will use the following links to complete the survey:

 Elementary

 https://surveys.panoramaed.com/dickinsoniron/6601181567

 access code: 6601181567

Middle School

https://surveys.panoramaed.com/dickinsoniron/4624486017

 access code: 4624486017

High School

 https://surveys.panoramaed.com/dickinsoniron/4472504518

 access code: 4472504518

1st Grade
Mrs. Angie Mattson

The first graders are adopting a calf!  We have partnered with Discovery Dairy to "adopt" a calf from a dairy farm in Wisconsin. We will soon get pictures of our calf and will be responsible for naming it and will get weekly updates!  We are also involved in the Iron Range Farm Bureau farm crate program.  It is a 3 month program with lessons and cool projects, recipes and reading materials included.  Our first month was all about apples, and we learned about the hidden star in the apple! This month we will learn about turkeys, make a fun project and each get our own poultry magazine!  The last farm crate lesson is about Michigan sourced fruits and vegetables and where the food comes from that is in our lunchboxes.  We are excited to explore both of these learning opportunities.  

Picture Retakes
Picture retakes will be January 13 at 8:30 a.m.  


Thanks Mr. Kelly
Mr. August Murray

The Math department had a student teacher from NMU this year. Mr. Kelly did a great job! He took time getting to know our kids and I think they enjoyed getting to know him and having him as their teacher while he was here. November 20th was his last day with us. Good luck to Mr. Kelly in his future teaching endeavors.


Attention Sophomore Parents

On Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Mrs. Inglese, Mr. Mulligan from the DIISD Tech Center and Bay College will be holding an informational zoom meeting for parents of sophomore students who may be interested in participating in the early/middle college program through the vocational center. If you have a sophomore that might be attending voc next fall, please join our meeting. 
Topic: Early/Middle College meeting with Parents
Time: Dec 16, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91918962895?pwd=R1NRaGE0Q01RYnpqay9LWm04OWcxZz09


Financial Aid/Senior Parent Meeting  

Mrs. Jungwirth will be hosting a parent meeting for all parents of senior students. Financial Aid information will be presented and parents can ask any questions they may have regarding college. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:00 PM. The Zoom link will be e-mailed to the 12th grade students. Please ask your child to forward you the link.


Yearbook- Senior Ads Tribute

Attention parents/guardians, grandparents, aunts and uncles:
The yearbook committee would like to give you the opportunity to purchase an ad for your graduating son or daughter, niece or nephew, or grandchild that will be placed in our yearbook. The ad may consist of a photograph and/or a special message. This can be a special tribute to your graduating senior.  (Baby pictures are especially cute!)
 
 The price for an ad is $25 for 1/8 page or $50 for 1/4 page. Please call Amanda at school or email athoune@go-nordics.com for more information.
 

Board Highlights-November 2020

-Accepted the bid submitted by Nasi Roofing, LLD for the roof replacement project in the amount of $299,550

-Received the audit report for FY20 as presented

-Approved NEOLA policies presented as a first reading

-Scheduled a finance committee meeting to be held November 18, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

-Suspended the athletic pay to participate fee for the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19

-Renewed the Bellin Health Athletic Training Service Agreement for another three years

-Superintendent Inglese went over the extended COVID-19 Learning Plan regarding instruction delivery, opened the meeting for public comment and reviewed the weekly 2-way interaction rates for October

-Went into closed session for the purpose of contract negotiations


Facebook and Website Updates

Please continue to watch the PTO Facebook Page and www.go-nordics.com for important communications from Mrs. Inglese.


No Parking
 
Just a friendly reminder that overnight parking is not permitted on the school property during the snow removal season. Unauthorized overnight parking may result in your vehicle being towed at your expense. If an emergency arises and you cannot avoid overnight parking, you must contact Mr. Darrell Oman to make arrangements to have your vehicle parked in an area that will still allow for efficient snow and ice removal. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


School Parking & Traffic

This is to inform those new to our area and a reminder to the rest of us about parking and traffic at the school. First there is no vehicle traffic allowed around the north, east and west sides of the school from 8:00 a.m. – 3:25 p.m. on school days. During the day school buses and school maintenance vehicles are the only vehicles permitted past the fence on the west side, and bus garages on the east side. This is to protect the kids during recess, when going to and from the football field, the outdoor trails, and bus loading and unloading times. The speed limit on school grounds is “SLOW”. There are a lot of children from toddler ages to teens. Often younger children don’t know enough to pay attention and do dart out from behind parked cars.

Students are to park in the lower parking lot always. Do not block the walkways between the lower lot and the upper lot. The visitor parking spaces in the upper parking lot is reserved for visitors. School employees or other personnel who work at the school should not use these parking spaces.

The front of the school is a loading and unloading zone. Please don’t park on or block the cement sidewalk. The loading zone should be limited to 15 minutes or less. School buses, school maintenance vehicles and law enforcement have an area designated for parking in front of the flag pole. The parking rules in front of the school and by the sidewalk apply during and after school hours and events. After school is out for the day there is additional parking around the back side of the school.

Please refrain from using the handicap parking unless you have a current handicap sticker. Violators could be ticketed.


Christmas Break

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


PTO News

As you are doing your holiday shopping, please remember to save your grocery receipts for the PTO! We are able to help with so many extra things to benefit our students and staff! Most recently, we are helping with the purchase of water bottle fill stations. These will be a great asset to our school and to visiting sports teams. Send your receipts in with any Nordic or mail them to the school office. Thank you!


5th Grade

I hope this letter finds you happy and healthy.  The 5th grade students (and parents) have been doing a nice job dealing with the roller coaster year we are experiencing. I thought that for the most part we have taken it in stride and are making the best of a not so ideal situation.  I would like to commend all of you on a great job and I’m once again realizing how blessed I am to be able to teach in our North Dickinson school. I would like to sincerely thank all of you for your efforts.

A couple reminders of upcoming events/schoolwork.  Don’t forget that 5th graders have a book report due at the end of each nine weeks, so make sure that you are continuing to read whatever story you’ve chosen so that you can get that completed on time for the semester end, which is January 8th.  I did send a book report format to our English Language Arts google classroom, so you could create a google doc and I could see your work that way if you choose.

In terms of Christmas party and gift exchange.  We have been donating our 5th grade gifts of $5-10 to Toys-For-Tots.  Trooper Geno Basanese, of the Michigan State Police, retrieves our gifts, takes a picture with our students for the newspaper, and delivers them where they need to go.  Our N.D. 5th graders have done this for the last couple years and they have felt extemely good about what they have done through this program. We decided to continue to be part of this program again this year.  I will try to contact those in charge to see if this program will run again this year. I will contact Trooper Basanese to see when he can come pick up our gifts let you know when you should get the gifts in.  Please do not wrap the gifts since they cannot accept wrapped gifts. The sooner you can get the gifts in the better, in case Trooper Geno has to come pick up well before Christmas. Once again, Thank You!!!
Sincerely,
Mr. Lindholm


Lunch Menu

The lunch menu will be posted weekly on the PTO Facebook page and www.go-nordics.com/LunchMenu.html. Below is the menu for the week of November 30th thru December 4th . Please note if you child takes just a milk without the meal there is a $.50 charge.

Monday, November 30th: Breakfast– Cereal Kit, Fruit, and Choice of Milk Lunch- Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Fries, Baked Beans, Fruit and Choice of Milk
Tuesday, December 1st: Breakfast- UBR Bar, Fruit/Juice, Choice of Milk L
Overnight Parkingunch- Pork Patty, Mashed Potatoes/ Gravy, Corn, Fruit, and Choice of Milk
Wednesday, December 2nd: Breakfast- Mini Cinnis, Fruit/Juice and Choice of Milk Lunch- Stromboli, Green Beans, Fruit, and Choice of Milk
Thursday, December 3rd: Breakfast- Cereal Kit, Fruit, and Choice of Milk Lunch- Turkey/Cheese Sandwich, Sun Chips, Fresh Carrots, Fruit and Choice of Milk
Friday, December 4th: Breakfast- Blueberry Muffin, Fruit/Juice and Choice of Milk Lunch- Pepperoni Breadstick, Fruit, and Choice of Milk
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