Hawk Highlights: January 18, 2021

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 18

  • No School- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 19

  • Return to In-Person Learning (B-Day)

Wednesday, January 20

  • Return to In-Person Learning (A-Day)

Thursday, January 21

  • Announce Weekly BOLD Winners

Friday, January 22

  • Young Author Projects Due

  • Supply Pick Up 9:00-11:30 AM

  • Remote BOLD Award Meeting 2:00 PM

Monday, January 25

  • EarlyAct Meeting 3:15-4:00 PM

Tuesday, January 26

  • School Board Meeting 7:00 PM

Thursday, January 28

  • Announce Weekly BOLD Winners

Friday, January 29

  • Supply Pick Up 9:00-11:30 AM

  • Remote BOLD Award Meeting 2:00 PM

Tuesday, February 9

  • School Picture Day

Wednesday, February 10

  • School Picture Day


Return to In-Person Learning

We are very excited to welcome the students back into the building tomorrow and Wednesday. Please know that we understand that this type of transition can bring about emotions of excitement and nervousness. If there is anything we can do to help support your family please let us know. For those of you who are staying remote, much of your routine will remain the same. Below you will find several reminders and a video outlining our learning update for this transition. 

Please watch this video: Learning Update

  • Drop off time is 8:45-9:00 AM
  • Tardy bell will ring at 9:05 AM
  • Dismissal will begin at 1:45 PM with the first students exiting the building at 1:50 PM
  • All students should wear a well fitted mask to school each day
  • All students should bring a water bottle to school each day
  • Drinking fountains are turned off
  • The building is closed to all visitors at this time
  • We are not dispersing birthday treats at this time. You may send in a goodie bag for all students 72 hours prior to the day we would be sending them home. 
  • Remote students will have a learning pod from  2:15-2:30 PM  Monday through Thursday
  • All students participating in our in person learning will receive a lanyard that will be kept at school. Students will be able to clip their masks to the lanyard during lunch and other mask breaks.
  • It will be essential that all students working from home attend our live teaching sessions once we begin our in person learning. Please note that these live learning times indicate start times, but not end times. The teachers will get to decide how long they need to keep the students for based on each individual lesson and activity. 

  • Remote Supply pick up will be weekly on Fridays from 9:00 to 11:30 AM. You will enter through the front doors and exit through the far cafeteria doors (E-5).
  • It will be imperative that all families complete the daily self certification process which includes a daily temperature check. 
  • Lunch Calendar for January (Click Here)

Daily Self Certification

As we continue to implement ways to keep our community and families safe, we have made some important changes to our process for symptomatic, exposed or COVID-19 positive students or staff. We understand this process has evolved many times throughout the pandemic. As our understanding of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) improves, we continue to make policy changes that help us keep students and staff members within the district as safe as possible. We appreciate your continued commitment to stay current with the latest information and help keep our schools operational throughout this challenging time. Please call the school office if your student is feeling ill, and be prepared to answer a few questions that will help us quickly and efficiently evaluate your child so that we can provide you information based on the latest recommended guidelines. It is imperative that if your student is experiencing ANY of the following symptoms, they remain home from school and any extracurricular activities outside the home.

  • Fever or chills  
  • Moderate to Severe Headache 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Congestion/runny nose
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches

We know that things may look a little different this year and we are committed to keeping you informed on the changes that are taking place. Here is an overview of what your student can expect if they come to the Health Office with any of the symptoms listed above:

  • The student will be brought to the health office where the nurse or their designee will quickly evaluate the student’s condition. 
  • If it is determined that they are experiencing any COVID like symptoms the student will be escorted to a designated and supervised isolation area. 
  • The school Nurse will notify the parent/guardian and walk them through the process of what is required for the student to return to school. 
  • Sick students should be safely transported home by parent or guardian as soon as possible.
  • Other household members of the student will be sent home as well. 
  • Students will be expected to remain home from school and any extracurricular activities until cleared to return by the school nurse. 

Young Authors

The district Young Author competition is a great way to encourage your child to become an author of their own story. Simply have your child write and illustrate their own book. If your child is interested in this event please have them complete their project by Friday, January 22. The top three stories from each class will be selected as classroom finalists. A building committee will then select the top two finalists per grade level as building finalists. Finally, a district committee will judge the stories and select the district winners.

The judging criteria includes originality, presentation, use of story elements and illustrations.

Classroom winners and building finalists will be presented with certificates. All Young Author participants will receive a ribbon and a pen for their participation. The district winners will receive an award at a spring Board of Education Meeting.  

Support for the News/Media

Sometimes the news/media can be difficult to explain to kids. In fact sometimes what is happening in our world can even scare them. I wanted to pass along two resources that were shared with me in the past week. Both of these resources give families advice on how to handle discussing the news/media with their children. I hope this can be a support to your family.


We continue to try and fill our full-time position as we will need these positions filled when we return to in person learning. Please note that we are hiring classroom assistant positions and nursing assistant positions. These are full-time positions with benefits offered. Please contact me and use the link below to complete your application if you are interested in joining us at North Grove.

Non-Certified Positions

Library Books

Our North Grove students can check out a library book from the North Grove Library. Below you will find the steps to do this. All books that are put on hold by a student will be placed in their supply pick up bags or given to them at school (Maximum of Two Books). Then you can simply return them at school or during the next supply pick up to get your next set of books. 

1.    Go to: Follett Online Library

2.    Select your state and search your school name.

3.     Select login in the upper right hand corner and login using your student’s Google school account.

4.    Choose a book and select the hold button.

Video Directions