Hello, Norte Vista students and families!
As always, I hope this message finds you in good health and spirits, and, of course, being Brave!
Let me start by stating how excited I was this past Thursday, to see close to 600 students being rewarded for increasing their most recent iReady English Language Arts and/or Math Tests scores. This was an awesome achievement for these students! I was so proud of their hard work, and you should be too!
Second, to keep the excitement going, this Wednesday and Thursday we will be recognizing another 800 students for their academic achievements in class, proven by their outstanding grade point averages! These students will be receiving either a platinum, gold, or silver certificate during their designated parent-student award night. We will be emailing out additional details early this week.
The academic success these students have found is exciting, but also the expectation. Remember, the first and best plan to graduate on time is to pass every class the first time! Credit recovery, summer school, or a transfer to the continuation school are not guaranteed, and should not be part of any student's plan. Again, the best plan: pass every class the first time!
Third, let's not forget about our Senior Class of 2023. They are down to just 73 school days remaining in their senior year! Let's do everything we can to keep this awesome group of Braves motivated and focused, all the way to May 24, 2023; GRADUATION DAY!! At the same time, we have several seniors that must still complete credit recovery courses to guarantee they walk on graduation day. If you receive an email from me about your student needing to complete credit recovery courses, please speak with your student, their counselor, and me immediately to make sure the requirements for graduation are clearly understood.
Next, please continue to emphasize our "10 Things that require zero talent" guidelines, which are posted on the banner below, as well as in every classroom on campus. If students focus on these traits every day, they will surely find success at Novi, and throughout life. The first and most important is "Being on Time". Please do everything you can, every school day, to get your students to school on time, so they are in class ready to learn before the tardy bell rings. Students with three or more class tardies will receive lunch detention, and those with excessive tardies will be added to our non-activity list, meaning they will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities.
Finally, thank you for your continued support of the Norte Vista High School cell phone policy, food delivery policy, dress code policy, and new tardy policy. These policies, along with other site or district policies, help maintain high expectations and the safest learning environment possible, free of disruptions and distractions. We thank you for your cooperation and support in addressing these policies, and ensuring academic achievement remains a top priority not just on campus, but throughout our entire community!