Dear Students and Parents;
We hope you have had a wonderful summer, relaxing and making lasting memories with family and friends. Back at Northview, we have been working hard to get ready for this next school year with construction projects in the building and academic programs outlined on our Smart Boards. To get you back into the swing of things, see below for important information regarding the start of school in a few short weeks.
Freshmen Orientation for Parents & Students: Thursday, August 4th, 6:00-7:30pm
Information Day for Students (and/or Parents): Friday, August 5th
· 9:00am: Seniors
· 10:00am Juniors
· 11:00am Sophomores
After these two days, it is our goal that every student will have their class schedule, locker and bus stop information and be ready to learn when the bell rings on the first day of school. If is student is unable to attend these sessions, only a parent may complete the Orientation/Information Day activities for the student. If neither can attend, students may receive their schedules and purchase lockers on the first of day school.
Freshmen Orientation will start in the student’s homeroom where the class schedules will be distributed as well as general Information Day directions. Homeroom classrooms, listed by the student’s last name, will be posted at all school entrances. This evening of activities for freshmen and their parents is essential to a successful start in high school. Freshmen will also complete the customary Information Day tasks and will have plenty of time to walk the building which will help them become comfortable with the school layout. We want them to find their classrooms on the first day of school!
Information Day for students in grades 10th – 12th, provides an opportunity to prepare for success from the first day. The times for each grade level are listed above. If you miss your assigned time, you may come later, but you may not arrive earlier than your listed time. All students should be out of the building by 12:00pm on Friday, August 5th. Schedules for upperclassmen will be distributed in the main gym on Information Day. Schedules will not be available before your assigned time; you must receive your schedule before renting a locker.
Freshmen Orientation and Information Day Checklist:
All items on the checklist must be purchased individually. (For example, lockers need to be purchased at the locker station, parking permits must be purchased at the parking table, etc.) Payments may be in cash or check. We are not able to electronically run debit or credit cards. Cash payments allow us to process our funds more efficiently so cash is our preferred method of payment.
The Northview Athletic All-Sport Pass will get you access to EVERY regular season home game for EVERY sport. You may purchase sports passes in the Northview Cafeteria during Orientation/Information Day.
Student/Grandparent Season Pass: $65
(The student pass will go up to $75 after Orientation/Information Day
Adult Pass: $100
Combo Package Special Thru September 2nd:
Two Adult Passes & 1 Student/Grandparent Pass: $250
Any questions regarding the sports passes should be directed to the Northview Athletic Association:
The Verification of Residency form must be completed for all freshmen and any students with a new address. Attached you will find the appropriate form. Parents need to complete the top part for their student, then show two proofs of residency as described on the form. There will be a table set up outside the Attendance Office to complete this step. .Download here.
Class scheduling questions should be directed to your counselor. Schedule correction forms will be available at orientation, but there will be no schedule changes made during the event. Counselors are available to meet with students/parents individually from 9am-12pm, from Monday, July 25th through Friday, July 29th. The deadline to request changes has long passed, however we will address individual situations on an “as available” basis. Please understand there is little to no room to accommodate changes or move students to different classes. Counselors are assigned to students by their last name:
Senior Portraits for the Yearbook need to be taken by Cady Studios no later than August 31, 2016. If you have not had your senior portrait taken, make an appointment to do so immediately. To make an appointment go to http://session.cadystudios.com/. Click on Seniors, then follow the steps to make an appointment. Seniors who have their portraits taken before September 1st, will be able to choose his/her photo for the yearbook. After that date, Cady Studios will select the portrait to be published in the yearbook. Any senior who is not photographed by September 30th, will NOT appear in the Northview yearbook. You MUST have your senior portrait taken by Cady Studios to appear in the yearbook.
Student Parking Permits for those who have submitted a parking application in advance, will be distributed at a table set up in the gym during Information Day. Permits are $100 for the year. Students are not to drive on campus during the school year without a permit, there are no exceptions. To apply for a parking permit, visit the school website for the application.
School Starts on Monday, August 8th at 8:20am, and ends daily 3:30pm. For the first two days of school, students will report to Homeroom first, and are expected to be in their seats at 8:20am. For a complete calendar of the 2016-17 school year, please visit the Fulton County website at: http://www.fultonschools.org/en/calendars/PublishingImages/2016_17_FCS%20CalendarFullColor.pdf
Our Student Council is planning a variety of activities for Welcome Week, the second week of school. Every student is encouraged to participate so we can quickly form a bond as fellow Titans!
Students will receive the Titan Agenda on the first day of school. This daily planning calendar also includes the school calendar and essential components of our Student/Parent Handbook.
Please take a moment to peruse the Northview High School website which is a valuable resource of information for all things “Titan” www.northviewhigh.com.
Parents are always welcome in our building. There are numerous opportunities for volunteer service through our PTSA, Fine Arts Association and Athletic Association which will help you feel more connected to our great school. And please, throughout the year, try to attend a school event that your child is not involved in – if he/she is an athlete, see a play; if he/she is a star on the Academic Bowl come and join us at a sports competition. Help us revel in our student’s talents and together we can embrace our mission, “Ever Upward and Onward!”
I look forward to another year with your dedicated and committed students. As we strive for that healthy balance between school and life, do not hesitate to contact me if you have concerns, troubles or praise. And remember, it’s ALWAYS a great day to be a Titan!
Brian P. Downey
Northview High School
National PTA Reflections welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. The Reflections Arts Recognition Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students. Since 1969, over 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in various categories.
Summer is upon us. Now is the time to start thinking about and working on a submission to the National PTA Reflections program! Reflect on 2016-17 theme:
What Is Your Story?
Each of us has grown from diverse backgrounds and experiences that weave into the beautiful quilt of our lives. Your stories would manifest itself in various forms and shapes of artistic expressions. I urge you all to motivate that creative artist inside you and compete in this year’s PTA Reflections competition. I believe each of 'You' is special and gifted with a unique set of talents.
Create an original work to interpret the theme and be recognized. There are six different categories of competitions in the realm of visual arts, musical composition, dance choreography, literature, photography, and film/video production where you all could participate. 2018-2019 PTA Reflection Program Theme Search. Entries from all grades and abilities are welcome.
The deadline for entry is Oct 5th.
There will be an award ceremony in the auditorium and trophies will be handed in each of 6 categories. We need parent volunteers to organize this event.
Enjoy your rest of the summer while beckoning your creative side and portraying your side of the story.
Please feel free to contact:
Reflection Committee Chair: Urmi Doshi- Doshi_Urmi@yahoo.com, 609-356-3938
Co-VP Students Enrichments: Jieli Deng- firstname.lastname@example.org
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