COVID-19 Update
As our closure extends through the remainder of the month, we are committed as a school to providing meaningful work to our students that focuses not just on academics, but the whole child.  Certainly, this is difficult when all learning is taking place remotely, but if there is anything you need from our teachers, school counselors, assistant principals, or me, please do not hesitate to ask as we work to make this a reality.  Our number one priority is to connect with our kids during this time as there are so many unknowns not just in our community, but across our state, country, and world. 

Technology
If you find yourself in need of support with technology, please contact your teacher, school counselor, assistant principal or me.   Students and parents may also reach out via email to  HelpDesk@nrapps.org  or by calling and leaving a voicemail at 440-237-8800.  If you need internet access, you can use the middle school parking lot (enter drive #1 and turn immediately right, parallel with Ridge Road).  Park in one of the spaces facing the building for best reception.  You would choose the guest WiFi option and the password is bears123.  

Food Services
We will continue to offer bagged meals for families affected by the closure of schools on Monday and Thursday of each week .   Pick-up times will remain from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM on these days.  Meals can be picked-up at North Royalton High School by entering driveway #4 and pulling up to the side of the building on the left. Stop at the ramp with the yellow railing for meal pick-up (Door #26). There will be a sign to direct you to the location. Once you provide your child's name and school to the food service worker, you will receive the meals.

Parents who are interested in receiving meals should complete this  electronic form   or call 440-582-9041 for each child by 5:00 PM the day before the meal is requested.  Please note that Food Services will not be available during the week of Spring Break.

Spring Break
Please remember that Spring Break starts on Friday, April 10.  Learning activities and teacher/student interaction will resume on Monday, April 20.  

As we move forward with the closure, please do not hesitate to  contact your child's teacher, school counselor, grade level principal, or me with any questions.
  
Thanks,
Jeff
Important Notes:

Washington D.C. Extended Field Trip 
Through continued dialogue with Nowak Tours, we were able to tentatively reschedule the 8th grade Washington D.C. extended field trip to the third full week of July (Tuesday, 7/21 - Thursday, 7/23).  I appreciate Nowak's efforts as we were even able to secure a Wreath Laying Ceremony at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  I recognize that there will be conflicts with family vacations and other student functions outside of the school; however, this week is our last opportunity to prevent overlap with fall activities, band, athletics, etc. at the high school.  As we move forward with the closure, we will continue to follow the orders at the state and federal level and will make the decision to proceed with the field trip or cancel as we move later into the spring and into the early summer.  For the purposes of getting an accurate number of students who are still interested in attending the field trip, please take a moment next week to have your son or daughter complete a Google Form, which will be emailed to his or her NRAPPS account on Monday.  If a student cannot/chooses not to attend the field trip, a refund  will be issued upon the completion of the field trip or its cancellation. This will allow us to know how much money we are getting back from vendors, as we will not have exact figures prior to that time.  I appreciate everyone's patience and certainly will continue to work hard to make this experience a reality for our students if it is safe and possible. 

NRMS Honor Society
Please remember that any 7th grade student interested in applying to the NRMS Honor Society should submit his or her application to Mr. Atkins at kevin.atkins@northroyaltonsd.org by Friday, April 24.  If you have any questions regarding the process, accessing the application, and/or submitting it, please email me.






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