Napoleon Community Schools has been hard at work implementing a learning plan that will meet all State requirements as well as provide for our students for the remainder of the 2019/2020 School Year. We appreciate the patience and support shown during this challenging time. We continue to send positive thoughts to each and every one of our valued Pirate Families!
~ Ezra Eby Elementary ~
- LEARNING PACKETS FOR EVERY STUDENT WERE MAILED TO THE PRIMARY HOME ADDRESS NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH
- A letter of explanation from Mr. McGonegal was mailed with every packet (SEE Mr. McGonegal’s LETTER HERE)
~ Napoleon Middle School & Napoleon High School ~
- Teachers will contact students by Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 at the latest (1st formal day of remote learning classes)
- Students should be checking their email daily
- Students WITHOUT online access should have their paper packets no later than Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, they will be mailed no later than Friday, April 17th
- IF your student did NOT receive their paper packet by 4/23/2020 they can pick one up at their school Friday 4/24/2020 (12PM – 3PM) drive-thru style, no contact in front of buildings
- There will be no penalty for students unable to participate fully
- GPA’s are currently frozen as of March 13th
- COMMUNICATION is important, please interact with your teachers!
~ Ackerson Lake High School ~
- Students continue as previously advised
- remain in contact w/ teachers and staff
PLEASE EMAIL YOUR BUILDING ADMINISTRATOR WITH ANY QUESTIONS. IF EMAIL IS NOT AVAILABLE PLEASE CALL THEIR SCHOOL OFFICE PHONE LINE, FOUND ON THE DISTRICT WIDE STAFF CONTACT LIST & THEY WILL RETURN YOUR CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Letter from NCS Superintendent Jim Graham April 16th, 2020
Dear Napoleon Community Schools Families,
The Michigan Department of Education, in conjunction with educational leaders from around the state, have provided an outline for local districts to create a Continuity of Learning Plan that is functional and specific to the students within their local school districts. Administration, Teaching Staff, Union Representation, and our School Board have all provided input and insight into our Plan which meet the requirements set forth by this outline. The Continuity of Learning Plan must be built with three things in mind; they must be student centered, we must provide access to all students, and we will manage and monitor the learning.
Points of Emphasis:
- We will implement our plan by April 21, 2020
- We will be making weekly communication with students and families
- We will offer learning opportunities for all students whether they have online access, or do not have online access
- We will provide feedback on learning and wellness
- Courses will not impact students GPA; we will manage, monitor, and document all course work
- We will continue to pay district employees
- We will continue to provide meals to individuals (ages 0-18)
- We will provide as much support as we can for our students and families
The remainder of the school year will be unique for all of us. Remote learning will offer new challenges, but hopefully it will be an opportunity for enrichment and provide all of us with opportunities to learn. There will be an emphasis on communication about content, wellness, and relationships. Please use your teachers as a resource, and communicate difficulties you may be having, and share success you experience. We need to embrace this challenge as a community. At Napoleon Community Schools we care about our students and our families, and we will do everything we can to help get through the adversity we have been given.
James E. Graham, Superintendent