News & Announcements

Read Across America Week - March 1st - March 5th

Read Across America Week
See the schedule listed below for the fun we have planned.
All the activities are sure to be grand!

PLEASE NOTE:  Participation is always optional

Monday, March 1st - "Oh The Places You'll Go"
Wear a shirt from a favorite place that you have visited.

Tuesday, March 2nd - "Reading Knocks My Socks Off" - Happy birthday Dr. Seuss
Wear your crazy socks & PTA Dr. Seuss t-shirt

Wednesday, March 3rd - "Wacky Wednesday"
Wear your wackiest clothes while learning from home


Thursday, March 4th - "Cat In The Hat"
Wear your favorite hat



Friday, March 5th - "I'm Not Going To Get Up Today!"
Wear your PJ's (No slippers)

4th Grade Plant Project Video

Please click on the link to view the video, "Crazy About Plants" made by Joshua Cinko who is a 4th grader at Sheridan Terrace.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EsT5HYQNt9U94csKtILF_fwzSTNGRqNU/view?usp=sharing

2 Hour Delay/School Cancellation

Please be sure to check the Norwin School District webpage, KDKA, WPXI, or WTAE webpages. In the event of a 2 hour delay, school will begin at 11 AM. Breakfast will not be served when there is a 2 hour delay. The AM/PM Kdg. schedule will be as follows AM students will report at 11 AM and be dismissed at 1:00 PM. PM students will report at 1:30 PM and be dismissed at the normal scheduled time.
In the event of a school closure, please keep in mind that the day cycle will move to the next day school is in session

Support is here for you

You already know that the Norwin School District sends frequent Updates to Families via email. At the bottom of these emails is a section entitled “Resources”. This section lists links to helpful information about school plans, articles, and services that are available to all Norwin families. You should also know that there are other ways that the Norwin Community is supporting families. A collection of mental health, financial, wellness, utility, residential, and spiritual resources are listed on this website: https://sites.google.com/norwinsd.org/mentalhealthduringcovid-19. I know that content is continuously added, so please reference it any time – even daily – when you need support and assistance. In addition to the outreach by individual teachers and teaching teams, the Norwin School District is continuing to operate school-level Student Assistance Programs (SAP). SAP’s mission is to identify and remove barriers that children and their families are facing so that students can learn. A small group of specially trained staff members collaborate bi-weekly with local mental health providers to address these needs. If you would like to know more about what SAP can do for your child or if you wish to talk confidentially to a mental health liaison, please contact your child’s teacher, Mrs. Edmonds our school counselor, or me. We are ready to immediately connect our families to local networks that can provide support, guidance, and resources. Thank you for all that you are doing to keep your children happy, relaxed, and engaged in online education. We appreciate you and your efforts! #TogetherWeCan.
Sincerely,
Dr. Newell.

Four Days of In-Person Instruction Begins Monday, Feb. 15 for K-4 Students

Starting Monday, February 15, 2021, the School District will begin four days of in-person instruction at each of our K-4 elementary schools. Therefore, K-4 parents who selected the 4-day In-person Operational Model, please understand that your child, whether formerly in the Blue or Gold group, should attend school in-person on Monday, February 15th.

2-hour Delay Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

The District will be operating on a 2-hour delay on Thursday, February 18, 2021, with modified Kindergarten. Morning Kindergarten will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and afternoon Kindergarten will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. All Day-to-Day Substitutes should follow the delay schedule and report two hours late. Breakfast will not be served.

Remote Learning Day

Please be advised that due to inclement weather, the Norwin School District will have a remote learning day with synchronous instruction today, Feb. 9, 2021. There will be no transportation.
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