Principal's Parent Update
December 12, 2017
We wish all of our Spartan friends and families who are celebrating the first night of Hanukkah - a very Happy Hanukkah.
We hope everyone was able to get home safely on Friday and stayed warm and safe throughout the weekend. We were pleased that all of the students at North Springs left campus by 3pm on Friday to avoid the poor weather that continued that night.
North Springs did not lose power, and the snow and ice around campus started to dissipate in the balmy sunlight Monday. In today's Superintendent's News Weekly sent to all FCS employees, Dr. Rose thanked all involved that children got home safely and said that this recent weather was an opportune time to introduce the districts new Weather Zone Action Plan - passed by the board in August that "allows the school district to close portions of the county due to conditions in those areas rather than enforcing a districtwide closure". This is something the FCS community has requested for a long time and you can read more about the new weather zones here.
Georgia Milestones testing begins this week for students completing semester long courses in Economics and Accelerated Geometry. Students enrolled in Economics for the 1st semester tested today- Tuesday, 12/12. Students enrolled in Accelerated Geometry will test tomorrow - Wednesday, 12/13. Students will need to bring their charged tablets to the testing rooms on the day they are scheduled to test.
Semester Exam Schedule
Semester exams will be given the week of December 18-21. The exam schedule is included. Those 4 days are early release days, with the students leaving campus earlier than normal. Friday 12/22 is a student holiday and the beginning of the winter holidays.
North Springs does not allow semester/final exams to be given early. Students missing their exams on the scheduled days can make-up their exams on Thursday 1/4 or Friday 1/5. If exams are not made up by Friday 1/12, the exam grade becomes a zero. There will be no book bags on campus the last week of school. Students may bring a small bag for personal items and/or lunch. Students who bring large bags or backbacks will be asked to leave them in the front office during the day.
After School Program Awards Wednesday
We look forward to congratulating the accomplishments of our After School Program students with a our Final Exam Kick-Off and Mid-Year Progress Event tomorrow at 3:45 in the media center.
Band, Chorus and Orchestra
The North Springs band, chorus and orchestra all have holiday concerts this week. Come out and enjoy the holiday music with our students as they set the mood for the upcoming winter holidays. Please note Monday's chorus concert will take place with the Orchestra concert on Thurs! Band Concert- tonight 12/12 @ 7; Orchestra & Chorus Concert- Thursday @ 7
Science Fair Awards -Thursday at 6pm
The Science Fair awards ceremony will be this Thursday at 6-7:30pm in the media center for those students who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd. We had a great science fair with over 150 projects and thank all who served as judges. NSCHS is excited to be hosting the Regional Science fair on February 3rd.
Talent Show- Friday at 7pm
North Springs Drama is proud to present our 1st talent show to showcase the talented students at North Springs. The show is this Friday, 12/15 at 7:00.
SGC Meeting this Thursday and at Tri-Cities on January 11th
North Springs will hold its monthly SGC meeting this Thursday from 4:30-6pm. The agenda and meeting information is available on the website and is open to all.
The North Springs School Governance Council will host our January meeting in the south part of the county at Tri-Cities HS. The date for the meeting is Thursday, January 11th. The SGC meeting begins at 4:30 and concludes at 6:30. Following the meeting we will have a question and answer session with the principal and SGC members.
Senior Cookie Decorating Party on Dec. 19th
Thanks to the senior parent committee , the senior class will have their cookie decorating party, after exams, next Tuesday, December 19th.
School Dress Code
A reminder for all parents and students that with the weather turning cooler, and students dressing to stay warm, the Fulton County and North Springs Dress Code policies are still in effect. Students are not allowed to wear hats, bandannas, or other non-religious headwear in the building. This also included hoodies. Students will be asked to remove them when entering the building.
School Checkout Procedures
A reminder that all students who are picked up by parents must check out through the attendance office before leaving school. Failure to check out can result in class absences and discipline consequences.
Building Opens at 7:30
Just a reminder that the building opens up for students at 7:30 each morning. Students are to remain outside the building until 7:30 when supervision starts.
Connect with North Springs
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These are all our updates. Have a great week.
Holiday Gifts That Keep On Giving!
Support your Spartan Booster Club this Holiday Season as they fundraise for new uniforms for our Spartan athletes.
Purchase a fresh Holiday Wreath from family-owned Vermont Center Wreaths
Go to vtwreaths.com.
Enter group code Spartan. Hit enter twice.
Wreaths will be shipped directly to you or whomever you choose.
Any questions, please contact Stephanie Wyatt at firstname.lastname@example.org
The perfect gift for the holidays, birthdays or graduation. Order @ www.bricksrus.com/order/nschs and you'll support our ACDC* students who install them in the brick plaza around the flagpole. *Architecture, Construction & Design!
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Scott Hanson, Principal
North Springs Charter High School