September 21, 2020: Week 7 of the 1st Semester
Hello Novi Nation! As of this Monday, we will be entering the seventh week of the school year. The speed at which the days pass always seems to amaze me. Faster and faster each day, week, and year, even during challenging times such as the present. However, reaching this tiny milestone also shows us that our community, parents, students, and staff continue to push forward, continue to achieve, and continue to be Brave.
We are now moving towards the next grading window (2nd progress report of semester 1), which will end on October 30, 2020. This is extremely important to remember, because, after October 30, we will be that much closer to the end of the first semester. Remember, at the semester students will earn five credits for every class passed, and the goal is that students with 6 classes earn 30 credits at the end of the semester. The goal is to complete all high school requirements, which is the equivalent of 220 credits, by the end of their final semester. A simple tool that can be used to monitor your student's progress, in regards to credits, is communication. Communicate with your student's teachers, communicate at least once a semester with your student's counselor, communicate with school administration, and more than anything make sure you and your student communicate; discuss grades, assignments, due dates, and yes credits.
Next, the Norte Vista High School Administrative Team will be hosting Grade Level Virtual Parent Meetings starting on September 28, 2020. These virtual meetings will be informational, but will also contain information that will be specific to each grade level. Each virtual parent meeting will begin at 6:00 PM and last about 35-45 minutes. Please be on the lookout for an all-call message from Norte Vista, this week, that will contain the details, including meeting links and topics. Parents attending will earn house points for their students.
Finally, thank you for your continued support, your patience, and understanding. We fully understand this is not the perfect situation, but please remember, this will pass. So, please continue to support each other, continue to stay positive, continue to stay safe, continue to Be Brave, and Stay Brave! Go Novi!
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Thank you again for all you do to support your student, the Novi Staff, and our community.
Mr. Jason Marquez
Principal, Norte Vista High School
The Best High School in the World!
Be Brave, Stay Brave!