Welcome to Week 22!

Welcome to another week - thank you for reading our newsletter! A paper copy of our Semester 2 Tiger Times listing teachers who teach out of field was sent home last week. 

February is Black History Month. On Monday, Mr. Tyrone Smith will read Martin Luther King Jr. “I have a Dream” speech on our morning announcements. Throughout the month, students will get to write about their dream and post it on the Dream Walls in their grade level hallways.

This is the last week for our individual Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) meetings. All meetings are held virtually or over the phone.

100 Days of School

Monday, February 1st marks the 100th day of school for our kindergarten students. Our littlest Tigers have sure shown a lot of growth since the beginning of the school year! Be on the lookout for another Kindergarten Smarties flyer after the progress reports that go home on Wednesday!

Fundraiser Time!

School Store (formerly Computers for Education) fundraiser will start on Monday! Parent envelopes will be sent home with students on Monday. Parents can go to www.schoolstore.net and register using the code 144293. Students who return the parent envelope with the Student Prize Code by Tuesday are eligible for a special prize! There are teacher appreciation gifts as well. Thank you for supporting our school!

APM Math Assessments

Students in grades 3-5 will be participating in Math Adaptive Progress Monitoring assessment this week to help us measure their progress towards the end of the year learning goals. A Parents Information session was held last Thursday to review this assessment information for ELA. We will hold another Parents Information Session on Thursday of this week to review math data as well. This session will be held at 6 PM to accommodate families. 

Attendance Counts!

Friday, January 29 was the first day of the 11 day student attendance count period for the purpose of determining school funding. As much as we would like to encourage all students to be in attendance, we would like to remind parents that it is more important that we keep students home when they are sick. Students who are on quarantine due to the Health Department guidelines will NOT be marked absent. However, they will be expected to participate in school work during their quarantine. Students who do not participate will be considered absent.

Parents Information Session - Thursday, February 4,  6 PM

On Thursday, we will be holding another monthly Parents’ Information Session. This time, we will be discussing the APM math assessment that students are taking in grades 3-5. We will explain how to interpret the assessment results, and the next steps. 

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 884 8128 8052

Passcode: 370815

Jump Rope for Heart

It is Jump Rope for Heart time! The event that will take place on February 5 (Early Release Day). To participate, students should fill out and return the Youth Consent, Release, and Indemnification form along with a $5.00 donation to the American Heart Association. All paperwork should be turned in to Coach Kacy Hackett during PE. Students can also register online at Heart.org/KHC. All donations and permission slips are due on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 (or online by February 5). Thank you for supporting the American Heart Association!

Weekend Meals

Weekend meals continue to be served at North Elementary School! Breakfast and lunch for Saturday and Sunday may be picked up (from the convenience from your car) at North Elementary students drop off and pickup loop (south side of the school) from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Please do not line up prior to 3:20 PM as out student dismissal goes until 3:15 PM. Additionally, please use the interior lane for food distribution and exterior lane for aftercare pickup.

School Lunch Menu This Week  


Chicken alfredo / yogurt plate


Taco / TBA


Shepherd's pie / Hotdogs


Chicken chunk / Baked potato

Friday - Early Release Day

Pbj Grab and Go

Lunch and breakfast are free to all students! 

Important Dates

01/25/2021 Celebrate Literacy Week Florida

02/01/2021 APM Math Assessments Week in grades 3-5

02/03/2021 Progress Report Day

02/04/2021 Parents’ Monthly Information Session: Understanding Your Child’s APM Math Assessment Report

02/05/2021 Early Release Day

02/05/2021 Jump Rope for Heart 

02/09/2021 School Board Meeting 6:00 PM. Mr. Victor Talavera will be recognized for his years of service with Okeechobee County Schools

02/15/2021 Presidents’ Day - No School

02/22/2021 NES Book Fair

Additional Learning Activities and Resources

  • NEW! Students in grades 3-5 can access their Acaletics practice tests at http://www.acaletics2.com/ under Math Club Portal. This includes video tutorials for items that they missed on their test.
  • All district programs are accessed at https://launchpad.classlink.com/okeechobee
  • Tutorials on Florida Standards are available at http://www.floridastudents.org/
  • Video tutorials and practice for core subject areas on each grade level are available at https://www.khanacademy.org/
  • Students are encouraged  to complete math practice in Reflex Math (access through launchpad) until they reach a green light, and read at least 20 minutes each day.

Required Self-Screener

Self-screening is required prior to entering campus. Students exhibiting these symptoms at school will be sent home and may return according to the guidelines from our clinic.

  • Temperature 100.4 degrees F or higher 
  • Sore throat
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of taste of smell
  • Congestion or runny nose


  • Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19


  • Temperature checks are conducted for students and staff
  • Walk in visitors are not allowed - always call ahead for an appointment
  • Parent meetings are held virtually when at all possible
  • Drop off of non-instructional items is not allowed.

School Safety

Reports concerning unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent, or criminal activities, or the threat of these activities, can be made to appropriate public safety agencies and school officials using the following link: https://getfortifyfl.com/Tip.html. All students have access to this reporting tool on their Chromebooks at school.


Dr. Tuuli Robinson

Principal of North Elementary School