Welcome to Week 24!

Happy Valentine's Day! We hope that today has been extra special and full of lots of love!

Just a reminder for tomorrow - in observance of Presidents’ Day, there is no school on Monday - February 15. We are looking forward to seeing students again on Tuesday!

Enjoy your long weekend!

We have some busy times ahead - check out the important information below about all the upcoming events and happenings!

Health Screening Information

Health screening is a part of the School Health program and is conducted annually. Program information sheets will be sent home this week with kindergarten and 1st grade students.

 The program is scheduled as follows:

  • KG dental sealants - March 25 and 26
  • 1st grade health screenings - April 12

If you would like to opt out of the screening and/or dental sealant program, please return the forms, indicating that you do not want your child to participate in the program.

Time to Order Yearbooks!

NES 2020-21 yearbooks are now available for orders! All orders are placed online. To order, visit: https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/FMYB108165.

Yearbooks are $25 each, but personalized pages are available for additional charge! Full page $75 and half a page $40. Flyers were sent home with students last week!

Black History Month Contest Continues

The submissions for the Florida Black History Month contest are due February 26 (click on www.FloridaBlackHistory.com for more information). This year’s theme is  “Community Champions – Celebrating the Contributions of African Americans in Florida’s Communities”.

Students can submit work in the following categories:

Student Art Contest - open to all K-3 students in Florida. 

Student Essay Contest - open to all 4-12 students in Florida. Winner will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.

Excellence in Education Award - open to all full-time educators in an elementary, middle, or high school in Florida. Nominations may be submitted by a principal, teacher, parent/guardian or student.

Student contest forms and educator nomination forms must be mailed to Volunteer Florida or submitted online at www.FloridaBlackHistory.com.

Weekend Meals

Weekend meals continue to be served at North Elementary School on Fridays! Meals for Saturday and Sunday may be picked up at North Elementary students drop off and pickup loop (south side of the school) from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. 

School Lunch Menu This Week  


No School


BBQ on bun / Bacon Cheeseburger


Beefaroni / Chicken Nuggets


Ribs / Pbj

Friday - Early Release Day

Pizza / Chicken Fajita Wrap

Lunch and breakfast are free to all students! 

Important Dates

02/15/2021 Presidents’ Day - No School

02/22/2021 NES Book Fair

02/23/2021 Spring Pictures

02/25/2021 Parents Information Session and Family Night at the Book Fair 

03/11/2021 AgVentures - 4th grade

03/11/2021 NES School Advisory Committee Meeting 5-6 PM

03/12/2021 End of 3rd 9 Weeks

03/15/2021 Spring Break starts

03/22/2021 Teacher Work Day - No Students

03/26/2021 3rd 9 Weeks Report Card Day

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