Welcome to Week 23! 

Welcome to a new week! This week marks the half-way point of the third grading period. It is a short week with an early release day on Friday. Let’s make it a good one!


WIDA Testing

WIDA testing starts this week. This assessment is administered to Kindergarten through Grade 12 students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). A parent letter explaining the WIDA was sent home last week with students who will be taking this test.

COVID Procedures

The following guidelines for students and staff were shared last week:

  • In the event of a positive test result and/or symptoms, students and staff will remain at home for five days from the date of symptom onset.  Once these days have passed, students and staff may return to school if they have been fever-free for 24 hours and their other symptoms are improving.  It is our recommendation that masks will be worn for days 6-10.
  • If a student or staff member wishes to return to work earlier than five days from symptom onset, he or she may do so if they have a note from a healthcare provider or have documented evidence of an existing condition that has symptoms similar to COVID-19.


Progress Reports

Progress Reports will be sent home with students on Thursday, February 3.


Friday is Early Release Day

Students’ dismissal starts at 11:30 AM.


Jump Rope for Heart - Friday, February 4

All donations for the Jump Rope for Heart are due by February 2. The event will take place on Friday, February 4, 2022 from 8:15-10:15. Students who wish to participate should have their parents fill out and return the Youth Consent, Release, and Indemnification form along with a $5.00 donation to the American Heart Association and give to Mrs. Hackett, our PE coach. 


Be Sure to Order Your Yearbook Soon!

Yearbooks are still available to purchase online for $25 each. Here is the link to order: 

https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB108165. Personalized pages are available for purchase for cash or check only (no online option). Full page is $75.00 and 1⁄2 page is $40.00.

If purchasing a memory/ad page, please complete the yearbook order form that was sent home with your child. 


Accelerated Reader Goals for the 3rd 9 Weeks

Thank you for encouraging reading at home! Just a reminder - the school-wide AR reading goals are as follows: 

  • 1st Grade: 7 points 
  • Grades 2-5: 11 points. 

Valentines Day Deliveries from Local Shops

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! We ask that the following drop-off deadlines be honored to ensure necessary time to organize, notify, and schedule student pick-up before the end of the day on Monday, February 14.  


Elementary Schools: Central, Everglades, North, Seminole, and South

Please have items dropped off by 12:00pm. Please be advised that glass containers and balloons are not allowable on school buses.


Free Breakfast and Lunch 


Chicken nuggets / yogurt plate


BBQ / turkey & ch sandwich


Shepherds pie / Hot dogs


Chicken patty on bun / pep pizza


PBJ   Half day



Upcoming Events

After school tutoring groups meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM.

  • 2/3 Progress Report Day
  • 2/4 Early Release 11:30 AM
  • 2/4 Jump Rope for Heart Event 
  • 2/21 Presidents Day - No School
  • 2/22 Book Fair Starts
  • 3/11 Last Day of the 3rd 9 Weeks of School
  • 3/14 Spring Break Week - No School
  • 3/21 Teacher Work Day - No Students

Additional At Home Learning Resources

Students can access web-based instructional programs at https://launchpad.classlink.com/okeechobee using their computer login information.


As we are getting closer to the test season, students can benefit from practicing their math fact fluency on Reflex Math at https://www.reflexmath.com or accessing standards based video lessons and practice on Khan Academy at https://www.khanacademy.org


To get better at reading, students should read 20 minutes each day. Students are encouraged to take  reading tests on Accelerated Reader (AR) at https://global-zone05.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/73214 


Spring Assessment Dates

April 5-6

3rd Gr ELA

April 5

4th & 5th Gr Writing 

May 3-4

4th & 5th Gr ELA

May 5-6

Gr 3-5 Math

May 10-11

Gr 5 Science 

School Safety

All students have access to the Fortify FL reporting app on their Chromebooks at school. Fortify FL posters posted around campus to remind students they can report suspicious activity at any time using the app.



Dr. Tuuli Robinson

Principal of North Elementary School