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District Announcements
Calendar Change
On Monday, May 23, 2016 the Board of Education approved the last week of school as all half day session for students.
Dates: 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16
A message from the Northfield Community Health Office
Medication Pick-up Dates & Times:
Thursday June 16, 2016 after school dismissal until 1:45pm
Friday June 17, 2016 from 8:00am -9:00am

All medications must be picked up by a parent or guardian or they will be discarded.
Have a fun and safe summer!
 Good news! Northfield Community School is offering a tuition  program for children to attend  our school district!
 Click here for application.
PTO Organics Fundraiser
The Northfield PTO is partnering with Organic Live Mainland so you can eat healthy, delicious, fruits and veggies while raising money for your school. Please click here for the flyer.
Annual Spring Art Show
The annual Spring Art Show will be on display from Wednesday, May 25th through Friday, June 3rd, 2016. Samples of the artwork our students have done throughout the year will be on display in the hallways near the Art room, gymnasium and in the atrium. Spectators can view the work while they are visiting the school or after school during the hours our SACC program operates. Visitors should enter the building through door #6 or door #21.
Middle School Field Days
Friday, June 3rd for grades 7 & 8 and Monday, June 6th for grades 5 & 6. See attached flyer for more information. Field Day Parent Notice.doc
Elementary School LEGO Challenge
Build a Bird House!
Spring is in the air and birds are building their nests. You can create 
a bird house that you have seen before or are inspired by. Construct a 
bird house that you would want to live in if you were a bird. Please click
here to view the flyer. Bird houses will be on display at the school.
Thank you!
Drinking Water Report
Attached is the Drinking Water Report from January to December 2015.
New Student Registration
New student registration for students starting in September 2016 will begin starting July 5th. Registration does require an appointment. For Grades K-4, please call Mrs. Garwood at 407-4005 and for Grades 5-8, please call Mrs. Woodall at 407-4008. Registration packets can be picked up at Door #6. Please be sure you have all required documentation when you arrive for your appointment.
Kindergarten Registration

It's time for Kindergarten Registration for the September 2016 class!
Starting February 1st, registration will be conducted by appointment only.
Appointments will be available Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Please click here for more information and to view the requirements
Student Emergency Information
Dear Parents / Guardians,
We are working to streamline various data entry systems and processes for the school. Beginning now, you will be able to update your own contact information and emergency contacts in our student information system, Genesis, using parent portal. The instructions are provided in this e-mail. Please note that a parent portal account is needed to access Genesis, and is different than a school fusion account. Please e-mail or for any account-related issues.
Advertised School Budget 2016-17
Our district's 2016-2017 Advertised Budget is available for download here. In addition, our 2016-2017 User Friendly School Budget is available for download here.
Drop Off Procedures

All children will come into the building at drop off. They will not line up outside. 

Middle School - From 8:00-8:10 Middle School students can enter at three locations; Middle School Entrance, Elementary School Entrance and Door #6. Staff will be assigned to let the students in the building and direct them to their location. Middle School students that enter through the Elementary doors will be directed to go through the Library and up the stairs to their classroom. 

From 8:10-8:15 Middle School students can still enter through Elementary Entrance but will be marked late. Any Middle School student after 8:15 must enter either Door #6 or Middle School entrance and sign in.

If there are younger siblings, they will come in the building with their older sibling and go the Library until it is time to line up.

Grades 3-4 - from 8:10-8:20 can enter either through grades 3-4 doors, Door #6 or Middle School doors. They will go directly to their respective classrooms for line-up.

Grades K-1-2 will follow their normal procedures for drop-off time, but will be lining up inside upon drop-off.

Also, if you are in line for drop-off or pick-up at the Middle School entrance, please pull all the way up and proceed to the signage before dropping off and picking up. That will create more space for drop-off and pick-up, hopefully helping with the traffic flow.
School Hours

Grades K to 2
Student arrival time for lining up: 8:20 am  (No Supervision Prior).
*Students enter school at 8:30 am and Class starts promptly at 8:30 am.
After 8:30 am, all students must be accompanied by an adult, must enter through either Door #6 or Door #21, and be signed in by an adult.
Students are marked late at 8:30 am.       
Dismissal at 3:10 pm (1:10 pm on one-session days​)
Kindergarten is dismissed along the cul-de-sac.
Grade 1 is dismissed along the CedarBridge Road drop-off pick-up lane.
Grade 2 is dismissed along the Route 9 New Road Grades 3/4 new drop-off pick-up lane.

Grades 3 to 4
Student arrival time for lining up: 8:10 am  (No Supervision Prior).              
*Students enter school and Class starts promptly at 8:20 am.
After 8:20 am, all students must be accompanied by an adult, must enter through either Door #6 or Door #21, and be signed in by an adult.
Students are marked late at 8:20 am.
Dismissal at 3:00 pm (1:00 pm on one-session days​)
Grades 3 and 4 are dismissed along the Route 9 New Road Grades 3/4 new drop-off pick-up lane.

Grades 5 to 8
Student arrival time: 8:00 am  (No Supervision Prior)
*Class starts promptly at 8:10 am
Marked late at 8:10 am
Dismissal at 2:50 pm (12:50 pm on one-session days​)  

* Students may not be on school property prior to the times noted. NO STAFF SUPERVISION IS PROVIDED.

There are before-school and after-school options…one is the SACC Program.   Phone 609.407.0635 for more information.
Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures Review For All
Hello Everyone,
Please take the time to review this video NCS Drop Off - Pick Up Lanes which was produced to make the procedures for drop off and pick up very clear.  It is important that we look at this video from time to time to remind us of the procedure. When individuals do not follow these procedures, it always makes it difficult for others. It also can make it unsafe for our Northfield students.
Remember, Northfield Community School and The Northfield Police Department have established optional lanes to drop off and pick up students at the school. These "Love Them and Leave Them" lanes make it easy and safe to navigate the congested and busy area right before and after school.
You always have the option of parking elsewhere and walking your student or students to the school line up area. In addition, it is always a good option to park further from the school entrance doors and have your student or students walk from your car or to your car.
If you choose to use the “Love Them and Leave Them” lanes, then you must follow the procedures found on the video.  There is nothing unusual on the video, it is just good common sense. 
Drop Off
You never pull in front of the line and drop off your student.  Instead, you would join the line and wait until you arrive at the drop off point before letting your child or children out of the car.  Also, never begin to move your car forward until you are certain your child is safely on the sidewalk, as little toes are near the tires before they step up onto the curb.
Pick Up
In addition, you would never sit and wait for your child in the "Love Them and Leave Them" Lane if your child is not right there, as this would hold up the line.  We very simply ask you to continue around and get back in to line giving your child or children an opportunity to arrive at the pick up spot.
Important to Note
Again, none of these procedures are created to make life difficult for anyone.  Instead, they are created to keep our students safe.  It is also important to remember that this is a ten minute issue both in the morning and again in the afternoon.  If we plan ahead and are patient with each other the drop off and pick up process can be a pleasant one.
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