Conferences will be held on Wednesday, November 4 from 12 - 8 p.m. and on Thursday, November 5th from 4 - 8 p.m. Parent/Teacher conferences will be done on Zoom this year. Conferences will last 15 minutes as in the past. Conferences can be done on any device that can download the software or has the ability to use a web browser.
Quick Start Guides are being issued with the iPad and are also available online. The Quick Start Guide is also available in English, Spanish and Somali. Parents can use this guide to identify their child's password and connect the iPad to WiFi.
What happens if the iPad issued by the school gets damaged? In previous years the district offered an Optional Protection Plan for $20/device. The decision was made for this school year, 2020-21, to automatically enroll ALL iPads in this coverage at no cost to families.
This year it is more important than ever for families go into the Parent Portal and update Infinite Campus. It is essential that email addresses and emergency contact information are updated annually. Go to the Parent Portal. Click on Infinite Campus. Then follow the set up instructions.
Our eyes are a form of nonverbal communication and give helpful information about how we are feeling and thinking. A fun and easy game to play is to have your kids practice guessing emotions hidden under masks/facial coverings as you practice wearing them at home.
Here is a fun way for you to help your beautiful children to gear up for whatever this school year holds- Hybrid or Digital Academy! Take the “Back to School Kindness Challenge” from our friends at Doing Good Together.
Northview has new hours for students and staff. Students hours are 9:25-3:45. Teacher hours are 8:00-4:00.
This is part of the district’s plan to centralize our content management systems and improve communication between schools and families by providing a consistent, user-focused experience across all school websites.
School Supply Lists are now easily viewed on a mobile device. Traditional items, like disinfectant wipes, are listed but currently difficult to find in stores. Donations are appreciated, but not required.
The district has a process and timeline for determining when to shift to a different learning model based on multiple data points and factors.
Both calendars are based on an all in-person learning model, although the district does plan to continue to offer the 196 Digital Academy as an all distance learning option for families.
Register now for fall learning opportunities. As always, the safety of you, your family and our staff is our primary concern.
District 196 students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch every school day, whether in school or distance learning at home. A la carte items available at school are not included in this program.
PayPAMS is the platform families will use to pay for meals. Meal account balances from the 2019-20 school year have automatically been transferred over.
Information about the start of the 2020-21 school year, including sample schedules, cohort assignments and an updated calendar, is now available.
MyPayments Plus replaces FeePay. Learn more about the platform, create accounts and register for activities and athletics.
Free child care will be available for all district-enrolled students (ages 5 to 12) whose parents or guardians are Tier 1 critical workers. Families must register by Friday, August 21.
Remaining balances in FeePay for food service accounts will be automatically transferred to PayPams. MyPaymentsPlus will be used for online payments for athletics and activities registrations, field trips and fees.
All students will attend school in person two days each week, in A and B cohorts. Cohort A will be at school Mondays and Thursdays, and Cohort B will be at school Tuesdays and Fridays.