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

 

 

Weekly COVID Update

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 Click HERE for the full March Newsletter as a PDF.

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If you tuned in to Governor Whitmer's conference this morning, you heard her administration recomment the High Schools in Michigan close for the next two weeks. This is a recommendation, not a requirement. In light of this fact, we will continue to offer our in person learning plan, as well as our virtual plan, that we are currently following. We will continue to monitor our COVID positivity rate closely. As of today, we have had 10 consecutive weeks without a positive staff or student case (information posted above). We have seven weeks of the school year left. We will do everything we can to see the year though. Thank you!
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COVID vaccines

COVID vaccine is now available to your child aged 16 and older!! Please contact the Dickinson- Iron District Health Department for more information or to sign up today. 906-774-1868

Sophomore Class Rada Fundraiser
Ms. Amy Hord

The North Dickinson Sophomore Class will be taking orders for their Rada fundraiser April 15th-22nd.   Delivery will take place mid May.  People have been pleased with the quality of the cutlery, utensils, bakeware, dips, soups, and seasoning blends in the past.  If you would like to order, reach out to a sophomore or contact Ms. Hord.  ahord@go-nordics.com  Thank you for your continued support of our North Dickinson students.

Prom 2021
By: Ms. Amy Hord

The North Dickinson Junior Class is hosting Prom 2021:  A Night Among the Stars, at the Felch Community on Saturday, May 1st.  Doors will open at 5:00 PM,  a socially distanced dinner of baked chicken, penne pasta  with a choice of red or white sauce, salad bar and a breadstick will be served at 6:00 PM.  Dancing will be outside under the pavilion from 7:00 PM-11:00 PM.  Crowning will take place at 10:00 PM, it will not be open to the public this year, however it will be recorded.  Tickets are $25 and will be on sale April 6th-April 13th. 

For Sale on Bids


Used large kitchen stainless steel steam kettle.  Not operational.   Used 2011 72 Passenger school bus is still for sale.  $7,500.00 minimum price.  To bid on either item or for more information please contact Darrell Oman by email doman@go-nordics.com  or by cell phone 906-221-5471.   

Board Highlights-March 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 February were received.
- Approved the 2021-2022 tentative MS/HS schedule as presented
-Approved the 2021-2022 Clover Therapy Services Contract as presented
-Declared the remaining steam kettle in the kitchen as surplus property
-Tabled action on upgrading the bus garage camera system
-Denied the superintendent authorization to request bids to upgrade the highway digital display

Yearbook

It is not too late to order your copy of the 2020-21 yearbook. The price from April for the month is $30. Get your order in because prices will continue to increase to $40 May 1st. Please send money in a sealed envelope marked yearbook with your child's name on it to the school office.

High School Testing
 
There are several tests that will be administered to the high school students in April as a part of the Michigan Merit Curriculum. On April 13 all 11th grade students will be taking the SAT and the 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students will be taking the PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9.  It is very important your child makes every effort to be in attendance on each of the test dates. Virtual students should plan to be at school all day on April 13 as well. The testing schedule is below:
April 13 - 8th, 9th, 10, & 11th grade SAT and PSAT Testing
April 14 - 11th Grade ACT Work Keys Testing
April 20 - 11th grade M-Step Testing Science and Social Studies
 
While the state of Michigan no longer mandates all students take the ACT, college bound students may still take the test if they choose. While most colleges accept both ACT and SAT scores it is important to check admission requirements to make sure your child has the necessary testing in order to apply. 

M STEP

 
Starting in April students will also 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. Virtual learners will be expected to test. Classroom teachers will be reaching out to virtual students as testing gets closer to schedule times for students to come to school

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. 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. 

Guiding Good Choices

Guiding Good Choices (GGC) is a free family class for anyone who interacts with middle schoolers. It provides the skills to reduce youth's risk for using alcohol/other drugs. 

The class is six sessions of two hours each week. Children are required to attend one session that teaches peer resistance skills. The other sessions are solely for parents and include instruction on: 
Identification of risk factors for adolescent substance abuse and a strategy to enhance protective family processes
Development of effective parenting practices
Family conflict management
Use of family meetings as a way for improving family management 
To register for a class: https://upctc.com/ggc

Head Lice Awareness


This article is to increase head lice awareness so that you may take steps at home to help prevent your child from becoming infested with head lice. Any time children come together, particularly at the start of the school year or following any social grouping like Girl/Cub Scouts, Brownies, Little League, dance groups, or sleepovers, detected head lice cases commonly increase. Recent studies show that head lice are seldom spread in the school setting. Direct, physical, head-to-head contact is the usual method of transmission. Lice do not jump or fly. They survive only for a short time away from the human head and have difficulty crawling or clinging to smooth surfaces. Check your child’s head weekly for lice and/or nits (eggs). Mature lice, which are no bigger than a sesame seed, avoid light and are hard to see. Lice eggs or “nits” are usually found close to the scalp – usually within one quarter inch. They appear as tiny whitish ovals that are “glued” to the hair shaft. They cannot easily be flicked away as dandruff can. Head lice do not transmit disease and are not a serious medical condition. They cannot survive on your pets. If you find head lice on your child, please notify the school and treat him/her with lice shampoo following package instructions. A second treatment may be required in seven to ten days. Continue to examine the child and all family members for three weeks and treat only if live lice or if nits are found one quarter inch or less from the scalp.
 
 Steps to help prevent the spread of head lice include:
Check your child’s head weekly for signs of head lice.
Teach your child not to share or trade personal items such as hats, combs, brushes, headbands, and barrettes.
Contain long hair in braids or ponytails, especially in younger children.
Teach children to avoid head-to-head contact.
For more information regarding head lice or its treatment, please feel free to contact the school office or your local health department.