Flexible Instructional Day Program

Flexible Instructional Day Program

The North Hills School District participates in Pennsylvania's Flexible Instructional Day Program and held it's first FID on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. Additional FIDs will be held during the district's COVID-19 closure as follows: 

  • Wednesday, March 18: FID 2 (Elementary Day 4)
  • Friday, March 20: FID 3 (Elementary Day 5)
  • Tuesday, March 24: FID 4 (Elementary Day 6)
  • Thursday, March 26: FID 5 (Elementary Day 1)

Assignments for FIDs 2-5 that can be submitted via Google Classroom are due no later than April 3, 2020. K-4 paper assignments can be submitted when the district reopens.

Attendance & Assignments

FID 5 Attendance (Elementary Cycle Day 1)

We ARE taking attendance on each FID scheduled during the coronavirus closure, and an attendance form must be submitted for each day:

If you have trouble accessing or completing the online attendance form, please contact your child's teacher.

Teachers will respond to email and Google Classroom messages within 45 minutes during normal school hours on each FID.

Please contact your student's teacher if:      

  • You get stuck on a lesson or assignment
  • There is something you do not understand
  • You need special accommodations
  • An extenuating circumstance arises

Please do not work to the point of frustration. This closure and uncertainty about what's ahead is stressful to us all. We thank you for your continued cooperation and support.

When are assignments due?

Assignments should be completed on the FID and are due within three (3) school days unless otherwise noted.

The 3-day window is to account for things such as a power or internet outage or if a family with multiple K-4 students has only one computer. The 3-day window will also give students time to seek additional help if needed.


  • Students in grades K-6 will follow a lesson plan and complete assignments in the four core subject areas of ELA, math, science and social studies in addition to a special area class and band or orchestra, if applicable.
  • Special area classes are determined by the elementary cycle day 1-6. This day is unrelated to the Flexible Instructional Day number. FID 1, i.e., indicating the first FID utilized during the school year, may occur on any day of the elementary cycle. The cycle day is listed on the elementary menu and will also be communicated by the student's teacher on the FID. The cycle day does not change when a FID is called.

Grades K-4

  • All lessons and assignments are located in the red NH bag sent home with the student or online and linked above on the FID.
  • Each paper color in the red NH bag represents one flexible instructional day as follows:
    • FID 1: Pink
    • FID 2: Blue
    • FID 3: Yellow
    • FID 4: Green
    • FID 5: White
  • Special area class assignments are printed on salmon-colored paper.

Grades 5-6

  • ELA, math, science and social studies lessons and assignments are accessible via Google Classroom on the student's NHSD iPad.
  • Special area class, band and orchestra assignments are accessible online and linked above on the FID.


Grades 7-12

  • Students in grades 7-12 should go through their schedule as they normally would and complete an assignment for each class.
  • The lesson plans and assignments are accessible through Google Classroom the student's NHSD iPad.

Contacting Teachers

If you have questions, need special assistance or an extenuating circumstance arises, contact your child’s teacher.

Teachers will respond to email and Google Classroom messages within 45 minutes on a FID during normal school hours as listed below:

  • North Hills High School: 7 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
  • North Hills Middle School: 7:30 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
  • Highcliff and West View: 7:50 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.
  • McIntyre and Ross: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Teacher email addresses can be found in the online staff directory. Phone numbers for each school are as follows:

  • High School: 412-318-1402
  • Middle School: 412-318-1452
  • Highcliff: 412-318-1582
  • McIntyre: 412-318-1622
  • Ross: 412-318-1542
  • West View: 412-318-1502

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