Dear Parent and Students:
It is hard to believe that we are already through the first month of the 2019-2020 school year at North Valley Middle School. It has been a great start; students and staff have settled in and work diligently every day with a focus on achievement and responsibility.
New this year, eight grade students are permitted to take home their Chromebook. This is a great opportunity for students to grow, take on new responsibility, and continue to learn outside of school. So far the students are doing a great job of taking care of their devices and ensuring their devices are fully charged every morning. Parents, thank you for helping your student stay on top of this. Also new this year, as a safety measure, all students are required to wear their student ID during the school day. Students who do not have an ID are required to get a temporary ID from the office and return it at the end of the day. Students will be required to serve a lunch detention after their third temporary ID. This is another opportunity for students to learn and demonstrate responsibility.
Student safety continues to be of paramount importance in Weld RE-1. We are fortunate enough to have a full time SRO between North Valley Middle School and Pete Mirich Elementary. We regularly perform fire, lockout, tornado, and lockdown drills. We have a radio system with the capability to operate district-wide and communicate with first responders. Additionally, North Valley Middle School will be receiving as many as ten additional security cameras and a monitor by the end of the first semester. Please remember all parents and visitors are required to enter the building through the main entrance and check-in with the office.
After-school tutoring has started. If your student is struggling and needs a little extra help or just wants to stay and get homework done, all who want to work are welcome. Tutoring is held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:40-4:40. If your student is unable to walk home from tutoring, please make sure he or she is picked up promptly at 4:40. Thank you, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Finally, our beautiful building is receiving finishing touches, both inside and out, on phase two of construction. Thank you to all of the voters and community members who supported the bond.
North Valley Middle School