North Bay Haven Charter Academy K-5

8/2/17 Email Blast


IMPORTANT!!! Our email blasts are now linked to our websites! Scroll to the bottom of the school your child attends under "News and Announcements" and you will be able to click on the link to read the most recent email blast along with attachments!  Please pass this information on for those who are not able to receive our email blasts!

TOMORROW...THURSDAY, AUGUST 3RD anytime from 7am-7pm!  Please come help move furniture and boxes from the cafeteria into the new school.  Be one of the first to see the new elementary school! 

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 on August 10th. The other half will start on August 11th. All kindergarten students will attend on August 14th.

2.  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


3.  NBHCA Technology Orientation and K-12 Campus Orientation Dates/Times:

***Kindergarten- Wednesday, August 9th- 5:00-6:30- Orientation (start 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 8th5:00-6:30 PM (start in the gym)- Orientation followed by classroom/campus tour/Supply Drop Off- Please park in the gym parking lot.

**New Middle School Orientation (including all rising 6th graders)- Monday, August 7th- 5:00-6:00 PM, (start in the gym)- Orientation, followed by paper drop off by the cafeteria and campus/classroom visits (parents must go into FOCUS and print off your schedules as they are not given out at orientation).

**New High School Families Including ALL incoming Freshman- Monday, August 7th, 6:00-7:00 PM- start in the HS Gym- Ipad/Chromebook Orientation, Campus Orientation/paper drop off by the cafeteria, and campus/classroom visits (parents must go into FOCUS and print off your schedules as they are not given out at orientation).


4.  Welcome Tommy Hilfiger

Please see attachments for more info.


5.  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 either receive a grade or extra credit (depending on the HS course). Again, parents help us out here as this is one of our school’s expectations.


6.  Campus Map, Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

It is very important that you know this routine ahead of time. Please read the attachment on where and when to drop off and pick up your child. Also, on the same handout, there are explicit instructions on where you can park. Please read this and know this ahead of time.


7.  Student Parking Passes

There are only a few student parking passes left. Please contact the office before they are gone.


8.  Student Schedules

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

*NBH MS/HS- Schedules were released earlier this week. If you have not done so yet, go into FOCUS and print off your child’s schedule. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school to find out what to do next.


9.  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. The school does not sell either one of these but rather, it is the responsibility of the parents/students to purchase one on their own. Students/Parents, you can either purchase an IPAD (any model) or DELL Chromebook Touch 11 3189 on your own, or you may use the following link to purchase it at a discounted price: 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


10.  Supply/ Paper Drop Off

**NBHE- Parents may drop off supplies and paper at your orientation/ supply drop off day/time, or you may send it in the first day.

**NBH MS/HS- Paper drop off will either be at orientation (drop off by the cafeteria) or on the first day of school.


11.  Kindergarten Staggered Start and Boo Hoo Breakfast

Kindergarten students will have a staggered start. Half will start on Thursday, August 10thand the other half will start on August 11th. We do this to get the students comfortable before starting them all together on Monday, August 14th. You will be contacted this week on which day your child will start. We encourage all of our kindergarten parents to walk their child in on either Thursdayor Friday. Park in the high school parking lot between 7:00-7:30 but make sure you are out of there by 7:45 so you are not ticketed. Stop by the PTSP sponsored “Boo Hoo” breakfast table and grab a donut and coffee for the road. Starting Monday, August 14th, let us take them so please don’t plan on walking them in- rather drop them off and staff will walk them in. If you have any questions please ask at orientation on Wednesday, August 9th.


12.  NBHE Grand Opening Ceremony

You are invited to the grand opening of NBHE on Wednesday, August 9th. The ceremony will start in the gym at 2:00 before we process to the new NBHE building to cut the ribbon. There will be a quick self-guided tour before finishing up back in the gym at 3:00 for a light refreshment.