North Bay Haven Charter Academy K-5

7/27/17 Email Blast

  1. Welcome Back- first day August 10th

The first day of school for students will be August 10, 2017. Half of the kindergarten students will start onAugust 10th. The other half will start on August 11th. All kindergarten students will attend on August 14th. There will be a mandatory kindergarten orientation/ supply drop off on Wednesday August 9th at 5:00 in the gym. Please meet in the gym first. When orientation is over, parents and students will walk to their classroom to visit and drop off supplies. Please park in the gym parking lot.

  1. New School Hours

The school hours have been changed due to having over 2000 students on one campus (we had to allow time for traffic flow) and because we had to add at least 15 minutes to our day per state requirements. Therefore here are the new times:

***High School- 8:15-3:00 (Zero Period 7:15-8:02)

***Middle School- 8:00-3:20

***Elementary- K-2nd Grade: 7:30-2:30

***Elementary- 3rd-5th Grade- 7:30-2:45

  1. NBHCA Technology Orientation and Campus Open House-- CHANGE FROM LAST EBLAST

***Kindergarten- Wednesday, August 9th- 5:00-6:30- Orientation ( in the gym) followed by classroom/campus tour/ supply drop off. Please park in the gym parking lot.

**1st grade-5th Grade Students/Families- Tuesday, August 8th- 5:00-6:30 PM- Campus Orientation/Tour and Supply Drop Off- Please park in either the elementary parking lot or the gym parking lot.

**New Middle School Families- Monday, August 7th- 5:00-6:30 PM, Campus Orientation/Tours/Schedules- 5:00-6:00 PM- Meet in the Gym

**New High School Families Including ALL incoming Freshman- Monday, August 7th, 6:00 PM- Meet in the HS Gym- Ipad/Chromebook Orientation, Campus Orientation/Tours/Student Schedules.


  1. Welcome Tommy Hilfiger

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  1. Summer Work

Summer work has been posted on our websites since June- please make sure your child is getting this done so they start school ready on August 10th. This is one of major philosophies of our charter school- parents must help us out here and get your child to do the summer work. K-8 will have summer work parties and HS students will receive a grade. Again, parents help us out here.

  1. Campus Map, Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Earlier this week (Tuesday, July 25th) you should have received a campus map and the drop off and pick up procedures. It is important you look these over so you understand the procedures. We were very specific so it is imperative you know the procedures. If you have not done so yet, please read the attachment and email me (Mr. McLaughlin) if you have any questions.

  1. Volunteer Needed!!!

Starting Monday, July 31st, we will start constructing the NBHE playground. We will work from 7AM-6PMMonday-Saturday (July 31st-August 5th). If you can help please bring your tools, shovel, rake, gloves, post hole digger, and something to stay hydrated. We have 7 playground pieces of equipment to construct in a week:) Thanks in advance.

  1. Student Parking Passes

These were handed out earlier this week but if you still would like to get one you may contact he office to go on the wait list.

  1. Student Schedules

*NBHE teachers will be calling parents to introduce themselves on Thursday, August 3rd.

*NBH MS/HS- Senior schedules were released earlier this week.  All other MS and HS schedules will be released by August 1st. Students/Parents- you will receive an email when schedules are ready. You may contact your guidance counselor by email if you have questions nor concerns.

  1. High School IPADS and Dell Chromebook Touch

As a requirement, all NBH HS students are required to have an IPAD (any model of IPAD). New this year, we are also allowing DELL Chromebook Touch 11 3189. Only these two devices are allowable at this time. Students that have an IPAD do not need to change but rather continue using what they currently have. Students/Parents, you can either purchase an IPAD (any model) or DELL Chromebook Touch 11 3189 on your own, you may use the following link to purchase it at a discounted price: Students who are on the free and reduced lunch program, or for those showing financial hardship will qualify for renting an IPAD from the media center. For a hardship application, visit our website and fill out an application and return to our IT department. We will have a mandatory student/parent orientation meeting.

  1. Paper Drop Off

**NBH MS/HS- Supply and paper drop off will either be the first day of school or you may bring it early on