Flyers from Mr. Yowchuang's Newsletters
8th grade Grand Rapids Field Trip Permission Slip (added 3/5/18)
Spanish II and High School Scheduling (added 3/5/18)
HS Transitions Workshop (added 3/5/18)
Washington DC Parent Information (added 12/4/2017)
Washington DC Trip Highlights (added 12/4/2017)
Washington DC Trip Agenda (added 12/4/2017)
Washington DC trip cancelation policy (added 12/4/2017)
PTA membership form (added 11/13/2017)
Incoming 6th grade parent presentation (added 11/10/2017)
Tech Treehouse Flyer (added 9/25/17)
Box Tops Contest Flyer (added 9/11/17)
Box Tops Contest Flyer (added 9/11/17)
Box Tops 2017-18 Collection Sheet (added 9/11/17)
Box Tops Bonus Collection Sheet 2017-18 (added 9/11/17)
5th grade music options letter (added 4/17)
Next Year 8th grader elective form (added 3/2/17)
Next Year 7th grader elective form (added 3/2/17)
Next Year 6th grader elective form (added 3/2/17)
Google Permission Slip (added 9/26/16)
3rd Grade Reading Law
3rd Grade Reading Law - What you need to know
In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed the Third Grade Reading Law in an effort to ensure that students exit 3rd grade reading at or above grade level. The law will impact the 2017/2018 transitional kindergarten (TK), kindergarten, and 1st grade students by the time they are in 3rd grade. In accordance with this law, we will continue to conduct reading assessments with TK – 3rd grade students. These assessments will identify students who need intensive reading instruction and intervention and will also provide useful information to help teachers tailor instruction to meet individual student needs.
Visit the District's Curriculum page to see a letter from Scott Francis, Director of Curriculum, Technology, Assessment and Grants, DIBELS facts for parents, a Parent Guide to Public Act 306 and the District's Read at Home Plan for Student Success.
5th Grade Camp Information
You can now make 5th grade camp payments online!
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING CAMP PAYMENTS
- Log into Family Access
- If you have more than one child, be sure to click on your 5th grade student
- Click on the Fee Management tab
- Click on Add a Fee (You only have to do this one time, once the fee is added to your child’s account, you only need click on Make a Payment)
- Select (Angell, Burton, Rogers, Norup, Pattengill) Camp
- Click on the Back Button in the top right corner
- The Camp Fee will now be listed in your Fees
- Select Make a Payment
- You will be directed out of Family Access to the RevTrak site to make your payment
- Select Purchase Fees
- Add the amount of the camp payment you wish to pay in the bottom right corner.
- Select the button Add Selected to Cart next to your 5th grade student’s name
- Follow the instructions on the site to complete the payment.
Box Tops for Education
Norup International School participates in Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education. By saving and turning in Box Tops For Education and labels from certain brand name foods, you can help Norup's PTA raise money for our students. Simply cut out your Box Tops coupons and labels and turn them into the container placed just inside Norup's main entrance. Your child may also turn them in to his or her teacher/classroom envelop. See the links on this page for additional information. Thank you for your support!
Norup International Dress Code
NIS encourages students to dress in a manner which will allow the most individual freedom and comfort while still maintaining a businesslike atmosphere in which to work and learn. The following dress code regulations are for school and school related activities (including school dances):
- Shorts and skirts must be appropriate in length and provide the appropriate cover while standing or sitting for both boys and girls.
- No bare midriffs or bare backs for both boys and girls.
- Cleavage or undergarments should not be exposed for both boys and girls.
- Leggings, yoga pants and other form fitting pants are acceptable provided that the material is not see through. This applies to both boys and girls.
- No hats or bandanas; head apparel worn for medical or religious purposes are allowed.
- Clothing advertising or mentioning controlled substances (including drugs and alcohol), or containing inappropriate language is prohibited.
- For safety reasons, appropriate shoes should be worn on the playground and during physical education classes. For the playground, shoes must have closed toes and heels. PE classes require clean tennis shoes with a non-marking sole.
Grade 6 Orientation
It is school district policy that middle school and elementary students, district wide, remain in school and on campus for the lunch hour. Students eat lunch in the gymnasium and remain on campus throughout the lunch period, unless they are signed-out in the office by a parent or guardian.
Lunch Prices: $2.80 for PYP and $3.05 for MYP (Milk a la carte is 60 cents)
Breakfast is served from 7:30 until 8:05. The cost is $1.50.
"Smart Snacks" - USDA Standards for Food Served in Schools
Daily Lunch Schedule
February Breakfast Menu
PYP February Lunch Menu
MYP February Lunch Menu
March Breakfast Menu
PYP March Lunch Menu
MYP March Lunch Menu
BSD Food Service information
In the event that there is a utility emergency (e.g. gas leak, hazardous materials)
that requires evacuation of the building, secretarial staff will send a mass email to families, advising them of the emergency and directing them where to go
to pick up their students.
Any parents/guardians who do not respond to the email will be called.
Following regular safety procedures, students will only be released to authorized adults.
A lockdown is when a situation exists inside the building, threatening the safety of students and staff and requires staying in the classroom. (The district may call a lockdown for everyone, however, even when the situation is at another building.)
Shelter In Place
Shelter in place is when a threatening situation has occurred outside ofthe building or area. The exterior is secured but movement (minimal) is allowed inside the building.
For the safety of Norup’s students and staff, our internal Lockdown procedures are kept confidential and not posted on our website. If you have questions or concerns regarding our procedures, please contact Mr. Yowchuang or Mrs. Sochacki.
Tornado Watch/Warning District Policy
In the event that a tornado WATCH is declared during the hours school is in session, classes will be conducted as usual. Principals will be notified by the superintendent’s office. Students will be dismissed at the end of the school day as usual.
If a tornado WATCH or WARNING shall be in effect at 3:00 p.m., all after-school activities will be canceled, including athletic events, adult education activities and parent meetings.
Any exceptions to the foregoing would be subject to the decision of the superintendent.
In the event of a tornado WARNING, children will be held in school until an all clear is given by the proper authorities. All staff members will stay on duty to care for the children until the all clear is given and students are dismissed.
Schools of Choice
The Berkley Board of Education has approved Schools of Choice slots for the 2017-18 school year. Learn more details about the number of slots, grades and timelines on the Schools of Choice website.
Student Health & Medication
Parents are encouraged to volunteer in classrooms, chaperone field trips, and be a volunteer driver. In order to volunteer, all parents volunteering in the classroom or during school sponsored functions or field trips must complete the Volunteer Release Form prior to any activities. Parents driving or chapperoning a field trip must have the Volunteer Driver Form and Chapperone Responsibility Form completed in addition to the Volunteer Release Form. All forms can be found on the District Volunteer/Chaperone page.