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Welcome Message to NAMS Families - August 25, 2021

Hello NAMS Families,

Welcome back to a new and exciting school year! I hope that your summer has been healthy, safe, and relaxing. On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, I am delighted to greet our incoming grade 6 students and our returning grades 7 & 8 students. Additionally, I would like to extend a very special welcome to students and families new to our community.

The entire NAMS community is looking forward to a great year of academic and personal growth, challenges, and accomplishments.  The middle school provides an environment that allows transition for the students as they move from elementary into high school years.  Our learning approach is to offer a balanced instructional program in a team setting that nurtures the development of responsible, thoughtful citizens for life in an increasingly interdependent global society.  By creating environments in which students are challenged to explore, to create, to make decisions, and to actively participate in and be accountable for their learning they will be better prepared for high school and beyond.

Below you will find important information regarding the start of the school year. Additional information will be shared next week.

 

First Day of School - Wednesday, September 1, 2021

We are eagerly anticipating the return of our students on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Typically, traffic is heavy on the first day, so please leave extra time and carpool if possible. You may find the UPDATED Drop Off & Pick Up map on our website or you may access the map directly here. We ask that every parent/guardian exercise utmost care and patience in the drop-off and pick-up areas. 

 

Walk or Ride to School

If your child walks or rides a bike to school, please be sure to review the safety tips found here. If your child rides the bus to or from school, please be sure that your child knows his/her bus number prior to the first day of school. The Transportation Department will have bus routes and more available soon.

 

What homeroom is my child assigned to?

  • Students will be able to learn what homeroom they are in by logging into PowerSchool on the evening of Tuesday, August 31st or they can find out on the first day of school.

 

Where do students report on the first day of school?

  • Grade 6 students should report to the auditorium where the 6th grade teachers will meet with teams and bring them to homerooms.

  • Grade 7 students should report to the 7th grade cafeteria, where homerooms will be posted.

  • Grade 8 students should report to the 8th grade cafeteria, where homerooms will also be posted.

 

Team Assignments & Supply Lists

All registered students were informed of their team assignments. You may find all of the Team’s Supply Lists here. You will see that all supply lists also include the Related Arts supply lists as well. We ask that students please bring their chromebooks to school every day, including the first day of school. 

 

Student Schedules

Students will know what Related Arts class(es) they will be enrolled in to begin the school year once schedules are finalized and PowerSchool is open for student and parent viewing on the evening of Tuesday, August 31st. Students will also be able to review their schedules on the first day of school. You may find the NAMS schedule for all students here.

 

Lockers

Students will once again be able to use lockers to store their materials securely. Locks are available in the main office for $7.00

Homeroom teachers will be assigning lockers to students during the first few days of school.

 

Thanks & Gratitude

The custodial staff continues to do an outstanding job preparing the building for the upcoming year. Our building and grounds will be ready thanks to the great work of our custodial staff: Tod Workman, Kevin Foster, Paul Quintal, Josh Hood, & Ken Black. 

Special thanks to Melissa Barron, Lisa Hunter, Gail Sheldon, Kathy DiTroia, and Francene Mailloux for overseeing the numerous tasks associated with beginning a new school year.

 

A collaborative effort amongst all team players – administration, teachers, students, and parents/guardians – is necessary to ensure a successful middle school experience for your child.  We are glad you and your child are members of the NAMS community and we are looking forward to a wonderful year together.

 

Sincerely,

Jorge Goncalves

Pronounced (George Gone+Solves)

Principal