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8/12/20 A message from NORTH PINES MIDDLE SCHOOL

Good News, NP Community!

If you purchased a yearbook this last school year, they have finally arrived!  Staff will be in the school parking lot off of Broadway Ave on Wednesday, August 19 from 8am-3pm to distribute them!  We will be wearing masks and following social distancing protocols.  We look forward to seeing those of you that ordered.  (Don't worry if you can't make it this date or time, we will hold the yearbooks for you until other arrangements are made.)

Sincerely,

Lora Jackson

Principal, NPMS

 

6/3/20 NP Community-

Some families (not all) received an email because you have an outstanding balance for unpaid fees and/or fines.  Unfortunately, outstanding balances can negatively impact the processing of transcript requests, report cards and diplomas.

Due to the current situation, we are unable to receive payments in-person.  However, you have two options in which to pay these fees/fines:  1) on-line or 2) mail a check.

To make a payment on-line, please visit CVSD's online payment website by clicking the blue “Pay Online” button at the bottom of this message or by clicking the “Online Payments” link on the NPMS website at npms.cvsd.org. You will need to know your student’s ID# to log in (instructions for how to login in are shown on the landing page).

To make a payment by check, please make check payable to “NPMS” and mail to:

North Pines Middle School

11900 E Broadway Ave

Spokane Valley, WA  99206

Please be sure to include your student’s name and ID number if you pay by check.

If you have any questions, please contact the CVHS Business office by email at rpeterson@cvsd.org 

Warmly, 

Lora Jackson

Principal, North Pines Middle School

lojackson@cvsd.org

 
A message from NORTH PINES MIDDLE SCHOOL 5/20/20

NP Families-

I hope this email finds you well.  I wish that we weren't educating through a virtual environment right now.  It has been hard on us as educators and I know it is hard on families, too.  That being said, we only have a month to go of this school year and hopefully we will be starting school as normal when we return.  

Toda,y teachers are updating their mid-quarter 4 grades.  Those should all be posted and ready for viewing by Friday.  Here are a few reminders about how middles schools in our district are addressing grading for Quarter 4.

4th Quarter Grading:

  • Student assignments will be graded in a timely manner and posted in PowerSchool.
  • Grades of D or F will automatically be changed to Satisfactory “S” in June after final grades have posted.  This is in recognition of students’ differing circumstances and ability to engage during this unique time. Note: “S” does not have any impact on GPA or honor roll.
  • To earn a final letter grade of A, B, or C instead of the "S", students are expected to complete a reasonable percentage of assignments.  Each teacher has determined what percentage of assignments must be completed to earn the A, B, or C.  
  • Parents can request grades of B or C to be changed to Satisfactory (S) after grades have been posted at the end of quarter 4 (in June).  We are planning to have the office make these changes as requested.  

Please let me know if you have any questions about grading or anything else.  Take Care.

Lora Jackson

Principal, NPMS

lojackson@cvsd.org

 
A message from NORTH PINES MIDDLE SCHOOL 3/16/20

Dear NPMS Families, 

During this time when many physical libraries will be closing, the Spokane County e-library is an excellent way to gain free access to thousands of books online.  Please see the attached directions to learn how to download either Overdrive or Libby, two free apps that grant instant access to over 7,00 e-books. You will need a library card to access these books, but this can be easily acquired online for free at https://www.spokanelibrary.org/card/ 

Go to  https://www.spokanelibrary.org/ebooks/ to learn more about the Libby and Overdrive e-book apps.  

 

Library cards | Spokane Public Library

Renewing your card. You can easily renew your card online.If you run into any trouble renewing online, visit a library branch location or call Customer Service at 509-444-5300 during regular business hours. Lost cards. If you lose your card, please call us immediately at 509-444-5300 to avoid additional liability.There is no card replacement fee.

www.spokanelibrary.org