• Update for the Week of 4/13

    Good Evening Northern Families!

    We hope this message finds you well and that you were able to relax a little over spring break even if it was still at home.  I know I’m not alone is saying that we miss all of you and we are ready to be back together again.

    My call this evening is to give you some updates and reminders as we move into the last quarter of the school year. 

    First, don’t forget that yearbooks are on sale now for $15.  After April 20, the cost will go up to $18.  I will send out an email with tonight’s reminders that will contain a link for purchasing yearbooks (http://vando.imagequix.com/g1000781722.)

    Also concerning yearbooks, tomorrow, April 14th is the last day to submit a yearbook cover for our contest.  It needs to contain our school name and be 8 ½ x 11 vertically.  Those can be emailed to me directly at weeksn@gcsnc.com.

    Spring pictures are now on sale.  Strawbridge Studios has set up a special package for us that is $22 and your pictures are mailed directly your house.  You should be receiving an email from your child’s teacher with instructions and a student specific code to access their online proof.  If you don’t receive this by tomorrow afternoon, please email your child’s teacher. 

    Today marks our fourth week of distance learning and our third week on Canvas.  We hope you and your child are becoming familiar with the platform.  Please remember that your child should be logging into Canvas daily to check for announcements and assignments. 

    As many of you have read about or seen on the news, there have been concerns over the use of Zoom for group meetings.  Given the seriousness of some of the issues, Northern’s administration has decided to not use the Zoom platform any longer.  We have instructed our teachers to use the tool within Canvas to hold class meetings.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but our children’s safety is of our utmost concern.  Your child’s teacher will send out instructions if and when they choose to use Canvas in this manner.

    Those are all of our announcements for this evening.  Please know an email version of this call is being sent out shortly so you have all the necessary links and email addresses. 

    Thank you as always for supporting Northern Elementary where we imagine extraordinary.