Daily Announcements

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Dr. Sean O'Sullivan, Principal
Dr. William F. Carlin, Assistant Principal
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Have a great summer!!


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Students will be required to wear masks during school hours and on busses, unless a child is exempt. Please note that face shields will not be permitted per the policy being considered by the school board which can be found here

As students begin a return to in-person instruction, families are reminded to reference the NPSD 2020-2021 District Calendar approved in late August which differs from the printed calendar received by families this summer.  Beginning, Friday, November 6, all schools will have a two-hour early dismissal on Fridays to give additional prep time to teachers. 

To help families transition to hybrid learning we have created calendars indicating which hybrid cohort attends school in person on which days. As a reminder, to view assignments log onto the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. For specific instructions once logged into Infinite Campus, click here. While in the parent portal you will also find bus information under the left navigation menu of More/Transportation. 

If you have any trouble with logging in to the parent portal, please email us at npfamilytech@npenn.org

Please continue to refer to the Reopening Resources and contact your building principal with any additional questions. 

 

 

Bell Schedule:

Students will begin full days of school on September 2nd. Virtual Bell Schedule. All students must be aware of the start time for each of their classes.

 

 

 

Technology support

We have heard many families are experiencing difficulty logging onto their Chromebook or gmail. In speaking with North Penn technology they suggest students double check their login credentials and passwords. If you have already done this and still have issues please email npfamilytech@npenn.org

 

 

Information about Chromebooks and Technology are linked here
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2020-2021 Digital Learning 

 

As a reminder, if you need to swap the device for a repair, you will need to have paid the $20 accidental damage protection. Payments can be made online, through the mail print form, or at the distribution site. Please print and fill out this form to bring with you.  Fees not paid by September 30, 2020, will result in a fee increase to $30 per child, and the family fee increases to $120. If you have a financial concern, please fill out the waiver application form.

 

 

Canvas-

North Penn has switched over to a new Learning Management System named Canvas.  Students will access their online classrooms through Canvas.  An email was sent by the district yesterday inviting parents and students to online training modules to learn how to use Canvas.  I have linked the training modules here, Parent and Student Canvas Training

 

Distance Learning Expectations

We are asking families to work with students and remind them of virtual classroom etiquette.  Please discuss the following:

-When entering a virtual space, please mute your microphone and only turn it on when you need to speak.

 

-Please be sure that students are appropriately dressed.  We are trying to use virtual spaces to recreate a classroom environment as best as possible.  Virtual spaces will be recorded. Please be sure that students are adhering to the district dress code when participating in virtual instructional spaces. Students will still be held to the district student code of conduct. 

 

-Headphones are your friends! Headphones can block out background noise, such as sibling's,parents, the dog, etc. If you need to speak during your class session and are using headphones make sure they have a microphone, otherwise you’ll need to use your computer audio.
 You might be virtual, but you’re still in school!

Please wait to be called on so you aren't talking over a classmate.

 

 Silence all notifications, the beeping and buzzing from your devices can distract your classmates

No side comments or sidebar conversations. Class Time should be used for relevant thoughts and questions.

 

Just like in the classroom, if you wouldn't do it in front of your principal, parents, or grandparents, don't do it in front of your peers online!

 Pennfield Middle School Handbook Please take a few minutes to read through the COVID addendum.

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Contact Information for Administration and School Counselors

 

Dr. Carlin- carlinwf@npenn.org Assistant Principal

Mr. McCloud - mccloutd@npenn.org -9th grade school counselor 

Mrs. Conti - contij@npenn.org -8th grade school counselor

 

Mrs. Hyne - hynere@npenn.org -7th grade school counselor

 

**Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. We are looking forward to a great school year. Pennfield Pride!...Go Chargers!

 

Dr. O’Sullivan

Principal

 

Dr. Carlin

Assistant Principal


Pennfield extra curricular activities advisor and virtual meeting dates:

 

Chess Club-(Mr. Crabbe-crabbeed@npenn.org - Wednesday- 3:00-4:00

 

Literary Magazine-(Ms. Roley at roleyfm@npenn.org.) 1st Monday of the month- 3:00-4:00
Reading Olympics- (Mrs. Dillon- dillonjc@npenn.org) 3rd Tuesday- 7:00 pm

 

NJHS- (Mrs. Quiring quirinnd@npenn.org or Mrs.Mower- mowerld@npenn.org ) 2nd Tuesday of the month- 3:00-4:00

Rainbow Alliance-(Ms.Schwartz conroyjs@npenn.org or Mr. Duncan- duncangr@npenn.org 1st and 3rd Thursday- 3:00-4:00

MathCounts-  (Mr. Kerzmann- kerzmadc@npenn.org) Sunday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:00 in October, then Thursday afternoons from 3:30 - 4:30 from November through February

 

Academic Team- (Mrs.Mower- mowerld@npenn.org) 2nd Monday of the month- 3:00-4:00

 

German Club- (Mr. Marshall- marshami@npenn.org) 1st Tuesday of the month 4:00-5:00

 

Latin Club-(Mr. Galuchie- galuchjw@npenn.org) 1st Tuesday of the month

 

X-Country/Running Club-(Mr. Ruble- rublejj@npenn.org )Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3:45-5:30


**Did you know we have a lost and found in the main office? Among unclaimed items they have are jewelry, clothing,  keys,  water bottles, gloves and a whole bunch of other stuff. So if you can’t find something you might want to go check with Mrs. McGlynn in the main office

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Used Clothing Drop Off Shed-Donate clothing, linens, stuffed toys, shoes, etc...to benefit Pennfield! Drop donations in tied plastic bags in the shed in the rear parking lot near the gym entrance. Tax forms are available at the site. Available for drop off every day, all the time.

Box Tops for Education Pennfield HNS@gmail.com: Collect Year-Round. Turn Box tops in to any Penntime teacher in a sandwich bag labeled with student's grade and first & last name. Students who submit Box Tops will be entered into a drawing for a prize. three names from each grade will win four times during the year. Questions? Email PennfieldHNS@gmail.com.

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Pennfield Reminder

*Bus Passes-No bus passes will be issued district-wide for the 2019-2020 school year.

*Change of Address-If the home address, home/cell phone number or guardianship of your child changes, please contact the Guidance Secretary, Mrs. Linsen at linsenl@npenn.org or call 215-853-1890.

*ID Cards-ID Cards are available from Mrs. McGlinn in the Office for $3.00.

*Lunch Accounts-Remember to put money into your child's lunch account. Registration is easy just visit www.schoolcafe.com and follow the on-screen instructions to create an account. Families can add each student by entering each child's Student ID number. There is no cost to create an account, to receive notifications when an account balance is low, to view a student's account balance 24/7 or to monitor student purchases. However, SchoolCafe does charge 5% convenience fee each time a deposit is made and the minimum payment amount is $20.00. There is also a toll free number (1-855-729-2328) that families can call to make payments and check their student's account if they do not have access to the Internet. The same transaction fee is charged for payments made over the phone and online. It is important to remember that there is NO CHARGE for NPSD families who use SchoolCafe but who send cash or checks to the school cafeteria for deposit. There is only a charge for online payments. If sending cash or checks, it is important to provide the student ID number and checks should be made payable to NPSNS.

*Student Absences-All absences should be made by a phone call, email or fax; followed by an excuse note upon their return to school. If your student arrives late, they must present an excuse for tardiness at the attendance office. If a phone call, email or fax is not received by the attendance office, the absence will be marked unexcused.

Email: PFAttendance@npenn.org

Fax: 215-368-9791

Call: 215-853-1881 or 215-368-9600, press #1 for attendance

*Student Appointments-If your child needs to leave early for an appointment, please send them into the office with a note, they will be given a pass to meet you in the office at that time. For any other questions or information about picking up your student during the school day, please call 215-853-1881 or email Mrs. McGlinn at mcglinm@npenn.org.

*Student Illness/Nurse-Students are not permitted to use cell phones during the school day and should not be using cell phones to call home when they are ill. Students need to visit the nurse and the nurse will determine if the parent should be called to come and get the student. Please remind your students regarding this rule.

*Vacations-If going on vacation during the school year, please make sure to notify the attendance office. You will need to send a note at least one (1) week in advance to Mrs. McGlinn. If your absence will exceed ten (10) school days, you will need to notify the registrar office, Jennifer Toften, at the ESC to make an appointment to re-register your student(s) before returning to school.

*Visitors-All visitors to Pennfield are required to show their NPSD staff ID or driver's license at the reception desk in the Main Office. If you are coming for an IEP, team or teacher meeting, you must sign in at the Main Office.