Happy Spring Break!

We hope you are enjoying your spring break! Our office is open this week with limited staff from 7 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday.

Monday, March 22, is Teacher Work Day and there is no school for students. Students will return on Tuesday, March 23.

Acaletics Spring Break Math Packet

Florida State Assessment is just around the corner! Students in grades 3-5 brought home a Spring Break practice packet for math. We ask that students complete this packet and return to their teacher on Tuesday, March 23.

21 Day Challenge

Please continue to read with your child for at least 15 minutes each day. We would like to post family highlights of the daily 21 Day Challenge on our NES Facebook page. To participate, please send a picture (or two) of your family’s participation to robinsont@okee.k12.fl.us. Today is day 14 of the challenge. Keep reading, Tigers!

Battle of the Books

We would like to encourage all Tigers to continue reading our SSYRA (Sunshine State Young Readers Awards) books. District Battle of the Books competition participants will be selected from the list of students who have read all of their grade level books. Here are the books that students should have read:

3rd Grade Books

  • Caterpillar Summer
  • Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere
  • Power Forward
  • Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker
  • Gamer Squad: Attack of the Not-So-Virtual Monsters

4th Grade Books

  • Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen
  • Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat
  • Inkling
  • How I Became e a Spy:  Mystery of WWII London
  • Operation Frog Effect                                          

5th Grade Books

  • Dragons in a Bag
  • The Unicorn in the Barn
  • Planet Earth is Blue
  • Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen
  • Voyage of the Dogs         

Important Dates

03/15/2021 Spring Break starts

03/22/2021 Teacher Work Day - No Students

03/25 and 03/26 KG Dental Sealants Program

03/25/2021 Parents Monthly Information Session - Florida Standards Assessment Update

03/26/2021 3rd 9 Weeks Report Card Day and Virtual Awards

04/01/2021 AgVentures - 4th grade

04/02/2021 Good Friday - No School

04/05/2021 Spring Break Day - No School

04/12/2021 1st Grade Health Screenings


Florida State Assessment Dates

Save the date for important assessments in April and May!

April 7-8 3rd grade ELA

April 7 4th and 5th grade writing

May 4-5 4th and 5th grade ELA

May 10-11 3rd-5th grade math

May 12-13 5th grade science

Additional Learning Activities and Resources

  • 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.

Have Fun but Stay Safe!

We hope you get to relax and enjoy your family during this Spring Break! Please adhere to the CDC guidelines to stay healthy. Schools experienced the largest exclusions upon students’ return from the Winter Break, and we cannot afford the same now with the Florida Standards Assessment right around the corner. To access the daily exclusions, please visit OCSB COVID-19 Dashboard.

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