Welcome to Week 22! 


Here is the link to the Around the District in 90 Seconds weekly video from our Superintendent, Mr. Ken Kenworthy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1J6LIsExTA 


100 Days of School

Our kindergarten students will be celebrating their 100th day of school on Monday! Several teachers have made requests this week on Class DOJO for refills on classroom tissue boxes. To celebrate the 100 days, we are challenging our families to help our teachers by donating 100 boxes of tissues. All tissues will be distributed to classrooms to use!

Celebrate Literacy Week Florida

Happy Celebrate Literacy Week! Various activities will take place at NES throughout the week to promote literacy. Check it out and Blast into the New Worlds with us!

COVID Update

Effective immediately, the guidelines for students and staff will be as follows:

  • 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 (e.g., seasonal allergies, etc.).

  • We are now accepting rapid test results for both positive and negative tests.

  • Student absences due to COVID-19 will be marked with a Q in Skyward and all work may be made up.

  • Because we are no longer receiving information on the number of positive cases or exclusions from the Health Dashboard, the District's COVID-19 Dashboard will no longer be updated.


Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) meetings are continuing this week. Thank you to everyone who has already attended! If you have not had your meeting yet, your child’s teacher will contact you to schedule a time for your meeting.

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.

Order Your 2021-2022 Yearbook Now!

Yearbooks will be available to purchase online, and they are $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. 

Jump Rope for Heart

NES is raising funds for the American Heart Association. Your child has received his/her fundraising envelope, and donations are due by February 2. The Jump Rope for Heart 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. 

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. 

Additional At Home Learning Resources

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


The following programs can also be accessed via these links:

Free Breakfast and Lunch 


Chicken nuggets / pinwheels


Burrito / cheeseburger




Chicken tenders / sandwiches on buns




Upcoming Events

  • 1/24 Celebrate Literacy Week Starts
  • 1/25 After School Tutoring Groups meet until 4:30 PM
  • 1/27 After School Tutoring Groups meet until 4:30 PM
  • 1/27 District Advisory Council Meeting 6 PM
  • 1/28 District Employee Recognition Banquet 6 PM
  • 2/3 Progress Report Day
  • 2/4 Early Release Day - Students Dismissal starts at 11:30 AM
  • 2/4 Jump Rope for Heart Event 
  • 2/21 Presidents Day - No School
  • 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

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