Welcome to Week 18!

We wish you a very happy New Year of 2021! 

Just a reminder that Monday, January 4 is Teacher Work Day and school is closed for students. Starting Tuesday, all learning at NES will take on campus and we no longer offer Option 2. A few of our Option 2 students have transferred to Option 3, but we are excited about most of our students returning to us on Tuesday!

Please ensure that students come to school with a mask (and a spare) each day. Students should bring a water bottle. We continue to take temperatures prior to student and staff intake. Our goal is to keep everyone healthy and at school!

New Staff Members

We have some very exciting news! Please help us welcome two new staff members! Mrs. Cathy Rucks will be joining us as our new Media Specialist. Mrs. Cassandra Pahach will join us as our second full time Exceptional Student Education teacher. We are very excited to have Mrs. Rucks and Mrs. Pahach to join our team!


Just a reminder that kindergarten tutoring ended in December. After school tutoring for invited students in grades 3-5 will continue on Tuesday, January 5.


It is almost time for our individual Academic Parent Teacher Team meetings! This year, our meetings will take place virtually. Your child’s teacher will contact you to schedule a time to review your child’s progress this school year and discuss the next steps.

School Lunch Menu This Week


Bacon cheeseburgers / ham and cheese pre-made sandwiches


Beefaroni / Yogurt plates


Pork ribs on bone / ham and cheese triple play


Buffalo Chicken pizza / cheese pizza / corn dog mini's


Lunch and breakfast are free to all students! 

Important Dates

01/04/2021 Teacher Work Day, No Students

01/05/2021 Students return

01/08/2021 Report Card Day and Virtual Awards (aired on Facebook Live @NESTigers)

8:30 AM - 3rd Grade

9:10 AM - 4th Grade

9:50 AM - 5th Grade

01/14/2021 SAC Meeting 5:00 PM 

01/18/2021 Holiday - Martin Luther King Day (No School)

02/03/2021 Progress Report Day

02/05/2021 Early Release Day

02/15/2021 Presidents’ Day - No School

Additional Learning Activities and Resources

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