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North Hills News

 

UpcomingEvents

August 14th NHE Open School 9:00-10:30 & 5:30-7:00
August 21st First Day of School For All Students
August 26th NHE PTO Meeting 6:00 PM
August 30th Teacher In-Service Half Day Dismiss at 12:30PM
September 2nd Labor Day No School For students 
September 4th NHE Back to School Night 6:30-8:00
September 9th PTO Meting 6:00
September 9th CYSD School Board Meeting 6:30 at ESC
September 16th CYSD School Board Meeting 6:30 at ESC
September 20th Teacher In-Service Half Day Dismiss at 12:30PM
September 30th NHE School Pictures
September 30th NHE Book Fair



​Open School

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the children back for the 2019-2020 school year.  Although there are a few days left of summer break, here are a few important pieces of information for the upcoming days.

 NHE will host an Open School on Wednesday, August 14th from 9:00-10:30 AM and 5:30-7:00 PM.  This is an opportunity to visit the school, walk around the building, and re-acclimate to North Hills.  Teachers will not be present at these times.

 The first day of school for all children will be Wednesday, August 21st.  Bus information will be available in the coming days.  The children will report to their assigned homeroom once they enter school on this day.  Breakfast will be served in the cafeteria beginning at 8:30 AM for anyone wishing to eat.  Our doors open at 8:40 AM, and school officially begins at 9:00 AM.

 We hope everyone had a wonderful summer, and we look forward to seeing our NHE children and families soon.

 

         Who To Contact About Bus/Transportation Concerns During and After School Hours
 
During school hours, please contact the Transportation Department at (717) 846-6789, ext. 1298.  After school hours (after 4PM) f you have a question about a bus’s status, or need to reach a bus driver or the bus company, please call (717) 255-0416.


 

Quote of the Month –  “Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.” Be the Change!!!

 


 
 

 
News From OUR PTO
 
North Hills PTO and Parent Involvement
 
 
If you would like to be involved in the school by helping with events and activities, being a part of classroom parties or sending in donations please use the link below to sign up.  This is not a commitment it is simply to let us know you are interested.
 
Parent Involvement LINK:
 
We are all looking forward to a wonderful school year!  Thanks for your support.
 
Dawn Gerhardt, PTO President
 
PLEASE REMEMBER:  You must have your clearances to volunteer!  If you do not already have your updated clearances, please request the packet from school or check the district website to start the process.
 


Important Information

 

     For students to successfully achieve at NHE, it is essential all students attend school regularly and on time.  Please remember school begins promptly at 9:00 AM.  All students must be in their classrooms by this time to avoid being marked late.  All students will enter the building through the main office entrance located at the front of the building. 

     Students will be dismissed at 3:35.  All car riders and walkers will be dismissed through the main office doors.  If you are picking your students up at school, you must sign them out using the grade level clipboard (identification may be required) on the porch in front of the main office doors.  An NHE staff member will be present each day with the clipboard.  It is the parent’s responsibility to sign the clipboard. 

     A note notifying the school of the pick-up arrangement is required to designate your child as a rider.  Send a note to the office or your child’s teacher stating such arrangements.  You may call the secretary no later than 3:00 PM to designate your student as a rider.

    There is NO PARKING in front of the building.  If you are transporting your child, please drive to the back parking lot near the cafeteria or the north parking lot located near the soccer fields.

     We appreciate your cooperation with these procedures as we strive to promote a safe environment for all students.

Attendance Information

 

Hours and Tardiness

The student day begins promptly at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:35 PM.  It is essential students arrive in their classrooms prior to the 9:00 bell.  Students not in their classrooms by this time will be considered tardy.  On the third illegal tardy, the student will receive lunch detention.  After the fifth tardy, the student will serve an after school detention.

 

Absences

Students will be excused from school in the event of an illness, death in the immediate family, quarantine, or for exceptional reasons determined to be urgent by school administrators, in accordance with Pennsylvania School Law.

 

Doctor’s Excuse

When a student reaches ten or more days of absence (excused or unexcused), parents can expect to receive a phone call or letter stating that additional absences could result in the need for a doctor’s note for each new absence.  Once a student has been placed on a doctor’s note, no absences will be marked excused unless approved by the school nurse or family physician.


Educational Trips

 Please be certain to reference the district policy regarding educational trips.  Approval forms must be obtained from the school office and submitted to the school at least two weeks prior to the trip or approval will be denied.  The educational value and activities of the trip must be stated in detail to be eligible for approval.  Educational trips will not be approved during achievement testing.  Although visiting relatives, family reunions, and other such absences are worthwhile, they do not meet the requirement of an educational trip.  Educational trips are limited to one per year and should not exceed eight days in length. No educational trips will be approved during PSSA testing.  Thank you for your cooperation regarding this policy.

 

Visitors

It is our job at NHE to provide your child with the safest environment possible.  Therefore, all doors at NHE will be locked during the school day.  All visitors who request access to the building must press the gray call box located outside the main office doors.

 

When access has been granted, ALL visitors MUST report to the reception office located immediately inside the main doors.  All visitors will be issued a visitor’s badge.  This badge must be worn and visible at all times while in the building.  Please return this badge to the reception office when departing.

 

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Top Ten Tips for Parental Involvement

 

  1. Studies show that children who eat breakfast do better in school.
  2. Avoid the morning rush.
  3. Make sure he/she gets plenty of rest.
  4. Talk with your child about school.
  5. Talk with the teacher.
  6. Attend school family events.
  7. Volunteer your time.
  8. Look for creative ways to volunteer.
  9. Volunteer when it fits into your schedule.
  10. Don’t delay (get involved).

 





 



 

     

 


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