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NAMS Message to Families - 4/10/22

ELA MCAS Reminders & Requests

Our grade 6 students will be administered 2 sessions of the MCAS ELA test this week.

Grade 6 ELA - Session 1

  • Monday, April 11, 2022

Grade 6 ELA - Session 2

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022


The following are some important reminders for our students and families:

  • Be sure to encourage your child to have a good night’s sleep prior to their scheduled MCAS exam. 

  • Students must charge their chromebooks overnight so that they are fully charged for MCAS testing.

  • We encourage all students and families to make a concerted effort to be at school on time prior to their scheduled MCAS exam, by 7:45 a.m.  Tardy students may not have the opportunity to test with their homeroom group if they arrive after the start of testing for that day.

  • Please be sure that your child has a healthy breakfast.

  • Students may bring a book or magazine to read after they have completed their test. No electronic devices will not be allowed. 

  • Cell phones and other electronic devices including smart watches are not permitted during the testing sessions. Cell phones and smart watches should be locked in lockers or will need to be given to the test administrator to hold during testing.

  • If a student is absent, he/she/they should expect to be scheduled for a make-up exam when they return to school.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and support.


Remaining MCAS Testing Dates

Math MCAS Administration

Grade 8 Math - Session 1

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Grade 8 Math - Session 2

  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Grade 7 Math - Session 1

  • Monday, May 9, 2022

Grade 7 Math - Session 2

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Grade 6 Math - Session 1

  • Thursday, May 12, 2022

Grade 6 Math - Session 2

  • Friday, May 13, 2022


Science & Technology (STE) MCAS Administration

Grade 8 STE - Session 1

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Grade 8 STE - Session 2

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022


Spirit Week at NAMS Next Week!






Neon Day Monday

Put on your brightest color clothes for the day!

Tie-Dye  Tuesday!

Rock any tie-dye clothing!

Wacky Hair Wednesday!


Tropical Thursday!

Wear your Hawaiian shirt or any tropical colors!

Flashback Friday!

Time to dress up in your favorite decade- 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or 90’s!


Wednesday, April 13th is an early release day

Students will be dismissed at 1:05 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13th.


Staff vs. Student Basketball Game & More - Friday, April 15, 2022

During both RA classes on Friday, April 15th students will be in the auditorium for a grade-level event that we are able to bring back to NAMS! In addition to the basketball game, there will be several minute-to-win-it challenges students will be invited to participate in. We are excited to bring back this event to celebrate together to close out Spirit Week and before April vacation. If you are planning on dismissing your child from school on Friday, April 15th please be aware that this event will take place at the following times:

  • Grade 7 from 7:55-9:35

  • Grade 8 from 9:37-11:17

  • Grade 6 from 12:40-2:20




NAMS Dismissal Protocols

If you need to dismiss your children early, please send them to school with a note from the parent/guardian stating the reason and the time for early dismissal.  This note must be brought to the office before homeroom. Parents/Guardians may also email Melissa Barron by 8:00 a.m. with the name of the student being dismissed, the reason for the dismissal, and the time of dismissal at  

If neither a note is brought to the main office or a dismissal email is sent, parents/guardians must pick up their child at the office and fill out a dismissal form. Unexpected dismissals may take additional time due to students being outside away from the building for lunch or outside classes. Due to bus line ups and congested traffic, we strongly discourage parents/guardians from dismissing their child after 1:45 p.m.


Cell Phones/Electronics 

Cell phones, electronic devices, game players, etc. are not allowed during the instructional day. If students bring these items to school, they must be turned off and stored in students’ lockers during school hours. We have locks for sale in the main office for $7.00.

Please do not communicate with your children during the instructional day via their cell phones or other electronic devices.


Student Dismissals due to Illness

If students are not feeling well, they should see our nurses. They should not text their parents/guardians to pick them up. If your child texts you to pick them up, please have them first see the nurses and our nurses will contact you.