Students will attend school in person four days a week for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Most weeks, Wednesday will remain an all-virtual day for all students as shown on these calendars. Students also have the option to attend school virtually and synchronously five days a week.
Regardless if the in-person option is chosen, a student can choose to remain virtual on any day. This includes if the student gets sick or is required to quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure.
The following is now in effect:
- All students attending school remotely are expected to join their teacher’s scheduled lessons via Zoom and watch their lessons live (synchronous).
- The virtual attendance form is no longer required for NHSD students. Teachers will take attendance of those physically present in the classroom or virtually present on Zoom. If remote, you must attend the live Zoom lesson to be counted as present for that class at the middle school and high school or school day at the elementary level.
- If a student is absent on any day or for any class, the student is responsible for making up missed work, just as they are in a traditional classroom environment. Families should also report the absence by calling the school’s attendance line. A written excuse for absence must be submitted to the school within three school days for the absence to be excused.
A.W. Beattie Students
North Hills students who attend A.W. Beattie Career Center remain in-person at Beattie on Monday and Tuesday. These students can join their Beattie classes remotely from the high school library on any other day they attend classes in-person at the high school.
Health and Safety
Our health and safety plan will continue to be followed to keep students and staff safe. When in classrooms, students will be no less than four feet apart while wearing face masks. Table trays and additional tables have been purchased for lunch periods to allow no less than six feet between students when their masks are off while eating.
All students who ride district transportation have been assigned a seat on the school bus to allow for contact necessary if a COVID-19 case becomes known.
As a reminder, if you opted out of district transportation last summer, your student was not assigned a bus and it is the family’s responsibility to get the student(s) to and from school.
In addition to its ongoing thorough cleaning and sanitizing procedures, NHSD’s facilities services department is continuing to install iWave ionization devices throughout district HVAC systems. These devices, which release ions into the air stream to break down pollutants such as viruses and bacteria, are currently installed in all health offices, cafeterias and most classrooms. District HVAC systems are also regularly cleaned to maximize air quality.
Free, daily curbside meals will continue for students not attending school in person. The pick up window is now 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at all four elementary schools and the high school five days a week.
Pick up for the five-day meal bundle for virtual students is Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Hills High School only.
All curbside meals should be pre-ordered by midnight Sunday for the upcoming week. Order online.
In person meals
In-person meals are also free for all students through the end of the school year. View menus online.