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Week of December 7-11, 2020
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Weekly Schedule

Monday - A Day (Cohort 1)
Tuesday - B Day (Cohort 1)
Wednesday - B Day (Remote)
Thursday - A Day (Cohort 2)
Friday - B (Cohort 2)
MMS Student iPad Support During Remote Learning

Here are the most common troubleshooting steps for issues on Blackboard, Google, YouTube, etc.

Please complete the following steps:
  1. Close all of the apps: Double-press the Home Button and swipe up on all of the apps. 
  2. Clear the Safari browsing history: Settings app > Safari > Clear History and Website Data.
  3. Sign into TigerID before accessing anything in Safari, like Blackboard.
  4. Complete a hard restart: Press the Home button and the On/Off button simultaneously until the Apple logo appears.
  5. Complete a software update if available: Settings app > General > Software Update.

Additional Troubleshooting Steps:
  • Reset all settings: Settings app > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.
  • Enable pop-ups for programs like Ed: Settings app > Safari > Toggle off the radio button for Block Pop-Ups.
  • Enable cross-site tracking for videos: Settings app > Safari > Toggle off the radio button for Prevent Cross-Site Tracking.
  • Close Safari tabs after one day: Settings app > Safari > Close Tabs > After One Day.
  • In Safari, go to www.youtube.com and sign in with your NASD Google account.


If you should have any other questions or concerns, feel free to contact Jeremy Sabo via email at jsabo@northallegheny.org.
Box Tops for Education

Box Tops is now digital! It’s easy to earn money for our school. Just buy products with a box tops label and scan your receipt. Be sure to choose “Marshall Middle School” as your selected school and money is sent to our school to benefit our students. Thanks for your support!
Important Dates
December 16 - Student Council Restaurant Fundraiser (4:00-8:00 p.m.)
December 24-January 3 - No School (Winter Break)
District Updates
Update to Meal Pickup Procedures

NASD continues to be approved to provide free breakfast and lunch for all students. The procedures to sign up for and pick up meals have been updated. These updates have been sent to all families via email, and they can also be found on our website.
Reminders for Students Attending Class Remotely

Since there are students whose parents have selected for them to attend remotely until December 11, 2020, the District wanted to again provide the expectations for remotely learning.
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Virtual Blood Drive

Now more than ever, it is an important time to give back. This holiday season you can do just that by donating blood from Monday, November 23 through Monday, December 7 at a Vitalant donation center. By making an appointment at your most convenient Vitalant donation center and giving the NASH code HS010047, you can help save lives during this critical time. Make sure to give the code when you donate - it earns scholarship money for NASH students!
This is an opportunity for ALL NA staff, students, and community members (16 years old or older). Visit the Vitalant website for more information about donating. Please note that Vitalant is offering COVID-19 antibody testing on all donations. We encourage you to watch this video about the importance of donating. (Video may include disturbing images for some viewers.)
 
Again, you can donate at any Vitalant center convenient for you from 11/23 - 12/7 with the code HS010047. There is an urgent need for blood donations, so please consider participating in our NASH Blood Drive during these challenging times.
Project LIT NA

Project LIT is happy to announce our next book club featuring A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi. We were lucky enough to host Mrs. Faruqi for an introduction this week. Mrs. Faruqi will join us for part of our book club meeting on December 10. We are so excited for you all to read her story. Any North Allegheny students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in our virtual book club. Sign up for the December 10 book club.
Resources
Missed a Newsletter?

All building newsletters are archived weekly on the North Allegheny website. This designated webpage will be updated with links to the previous week’s newsletters at the beginning of each school week by 11:30 a.m. A link to the archive is accessible on the District’s homepage and on each building’s homepage.
Community Flyers
The North Allegheny School District often receives requests for the distribution of athletics and approved non-profit community organization digital flyers. All requests for community flyers to be included in this newsletter must be submitted via email only at flyers@northallegheny.org. Flyers will only be posted and removed from the District website on Friday. Visit our website for details on how to submit flyers.
Building Contacts
Main Office - 724-934-6060
Nurse's Office - 724-934-6044
Counseling Office - 724-934-6038