Newsletter

10/14/20 Dear NPMS Parents/Guardians-

I am sure you have been receiving emails from teachers with links to SignUpGenius to sign up for Fall Conferences!  Spots are starting to fill quickly, and with limited virtual conferences available, please make sure to sign up for your spot as soon as possible.  If you need help signing up, you can call our office at 558-5020 for help. 

All conferences will be scheduled for 15 minutes.  They will be Zoom meetings or phone conferences with one of your child’s teachers.  (It is possible to sign up to meet with more than one teacher if spaces are still available.)

If you are interested in talking to Miss Owens, our Band/Orchestra teacher about future music opportunities for your student, you can also schedule a conference with her by using the following link: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49A5A628ABFDCE9-fall

Also, please remember that the schedule for conference week is a little different than normal.  Here is the schedule for Conference Week, which is October 27th-30th:

1st period:  8:35-9:35

2nd period:  9:40-10:40

3rd period: 10:45-11:45

Lunch:  11:45-12:15

Access Time:  12:15-1:00 

We are very excited to have the opportunity to get to spend a little 1 on 1 time with you, getting to know you a little better and discussing your child’s progress!

Sincerely,

Lora Jackson

Principal; North Pines Middle School

lojackson@cvsd.org

 

9/4/20: Dear NP Families-

Times of change can also be times of excitement!  I am very excited to get our 2020-2021 school year started. I have three pieces of information for your today. Here are instructions for your student to log into Blackboard and Zoom. Blackboard is where your student’s 3 period schedule for Quarter 1 is located.  (Please know that schedule adjustments may continue to take place.)  Zoom is where live class meetings will happen each day for those of you that are Option 1, school-paced learning.

Step 1: CVSD District Chromebook

If your student has a CVSD District Chromebook. They login with the following credentials:
Login: student ID followed by @cvsd356.org (studentID@cvsd356.org
Password: 8 digit birthdate 
Initial login credentials for students who have never logged onto a Chromebook (mostly K-2 students) is student ID followed by @cvsd356.org (studentID@cvsd356.org).
The default password is P@ssword! Students will be required to change this password the first time they log on. We suggest they change it to their 8 digit birthdate (including leading 0s for single digit months).

Step 2: BLACKBOARD

Your student should start every day and every class period by logging into

Blackboard and then into the correct class. Announcements for the day, links to

additional resources and all assignments will be posted in Blackboard.

A. Navigate to www.cvvl.org

B. Student Username is their student ID followed by @cvsd356.org

C. Student Password is their 8 digit birthdate

STEP 3: Zoom

The Zoom app is loaded on all CVSD Chromebook devices.  Users should not have to do anything to get the app to load when joining a Zoom meeting. If your student is using a home computer or Chromebook, please see attached directions for downloading Zoom.

If you encounter difficulties logging in or with any of these platforms, our district has a Tech Help Desk at 509-558-5457, which will be open today and Tuesday from 8-4

The district has also posted a number of videos made to help parents at (https://www.cvsd.org/apps/pages/virtualresources)

It’s going to be a great year!  Go Cubs!

Lora Jackson,

Principal, North Pines Middle School

lojackson@cvsd.org

 

8/17/20 Hello NP families,

By now you should have received the email from Superintendent Small outlining the four educational options for students as we open the 2020-21 school year.  I know making this decision for your family in this uncertain time may be difficult.  However, we hope that the four options provided to you creates some flexibility as we forward in this time. 

If you plan to return to in-person school when we are able to do so, Option 1 and 4 are a great choice for you.  In these options, you can choose School-Paced or Self-Paced.  School-Paced provides you the routine and daily schedule from your teachers, very similar as if you were coming to school.  If in your family, you cannot accommodate the daily schedule of Option 1, the Self-Paced Option 4 might be a good choice.  In either of these options, you are assigned to the same teacher(s) that you started the school year with and will have the flexibility to change within these two options later if your family circumstances change. 

If you do not plan to return to in-person school this year, Options 2 and 3 are a good choice for your family.  Option 2 mirrors Option 1- School Paced and Option 3 mirrors Option 4.  If your family chooses option 2 or 3 your child will be enrolled in Central Valley Virtual Learning and be assigned/scheduled in this school environment.  We can assure you a place back at North Pines Middle School in the fall of 2021, if at that time you feel comfortable return to in-person learning.  

I want you to be able to make the best choice for your student and your family.  CVSD has answered many of the frequently asked questions, and detailed the options on the district webpage.  Click here for a direct link to that page CVSD Reopening 2020.  If you have more specific questions, I want to help get you the information you need to make the right decision for your student.  We are here at NPMS (509-558-5020) to answer as many questions as we are able and help you navigate the best option for you. 

Sincerely,

Lora Jackson

Principal, North Pines Middle School

lojackson@cvsd.org

 
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

 
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