Important Dates:

March 3                     Picture Make-Ups/Re-Takes
March 4                     Picture Make-Ups/Re-Takes
March 8                     NR Board of Edu. Meeting
March 11                   NRMS Honor Society Induction
March 12                   NRMS Honor Society Induction
March 15                   Asynchronous Instruction Day - Students are Remote
March 16                   Asynchronous Instruction Day - Students are Remote
March 16                   NRMS PTA Meeting & Pre-Algebra/Algebra Parent Informational Meeting
March 18                   End of the 3rd Academic Quarter
March 19                   No School - Professional Development Day
March 22                   In Person/5 Day a Week Learning Begins
March 23                   Spring Sports Pictures
March 30 - April 27    Ohio State Testing - ELA Window
March is Middle Level Education Month

Each year, the Association for Middle Level Education dedicates March as the month to recognize and focus special attention on young adolescents and middle level education.  I have and continue to be proud of NRMS and our ability to exemplify the characteristics of This We Believe through our words, decisions, actions, and programs.  The skills, habits and values established during this time of your adolescent's life will have a critical, life-long influence on their development.  It is our hope as a school that our students continue to be both academically and personally successful and that we continue to be supportive of each individual child. 

As always, please contact your child's teacher, school counselor, assistant principal, or me with any questions.

Thanks,
Jeff
Important Notes:

Ohio State Tests
The Ohio State Tests will be administered this spring to our students. All students in grades 5 through 8 will take the ELA assessment between March 30 and April 27. Additionally, all students will take the math test between April 21 and May 11.  Only students in grade 5 and grade 8 will take the science test.  That testing window is the same as the math window. Students and families will receive more information from their teachers/teams regarding the specific dates of their tests in the near future.

COVID-19 Vaccine
On Monday, March 15, 2021, North Royalton City Schools' staff members will be receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  Please remember that both Monday, March 15, and Tuesday, March 16 will be asynchronous learning days.  This means that teachers will post lessons and activities in their Google Classrooms for the students to engage with on those days.  Student attendance will be taken based on the students completion of their assigned work.  

Fees
School fees for the 2020/2021 school year are set.  Families can pay with check, money order, or online using PayForIt.net.  School fee information and PayForIt.net instructions are linked below.



*Student ID numbers can be found in ProgressBook or by contacting our office at 440-582-9120.

Pictures/Yearbooks
In person learners should have taken their school pictures home with them last week.  If you purchased pictures, and your son or daughter did not bring them home, please contact the main office.  Students on the Remote Learning Team who purchased pictures can pick them up from the main office between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM.  

Picture make-ups are scheduled for Wednesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 4 during the lunch periods.  There will be evening hours on March 3 from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM for any student who is on the Remote Learning Team.  Please make certain to get your picture taken, so you are included in the yearbook.  Note that both these dates will be used as re-take days as well.  You can still order pictures by clicking here.  Please use code 56117PA. 

Yearbooks for the 2020/2021 school year can be ordered by clicking here and using code 55266W.  The cost of this year's yearbook is $22.00 and must be ordered by March 31.  Any yearbook that is ordered between March 31 and April 2 will cost $26.00.

School Counselors
Please click here to review the Counseling Corner newsletter.

North Royalton Athletic Boosters
The North Royalton Athletic Boosters continually support our student-athletes both here at the middle school and also at NRHS.  Please click here to view their website and here to become a booster.

Technology
If you have an issue with a device, please feel free to email our Help Desk at helpdesk@nrapps.org.

PTA
PTA is a vital component of NRMS as they continuously support a variety of programs and activities for our students.  There is still time to join PTA by clicking here.  To support the See's Candies fundraiser, please click here.