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MSHS Tuesday Newsday September 17, 2019

 North Salem Middle/High School


Please note the important information regarding Parent Portal and Family ID. Parents need to access both of these programs and complete and/or verify the information for students to access schedules and have access to their Google accounts at the onset of school. Your attention to this is greatly appreciated.

Also, please check the Beginning of School Information section below to access the Student Information Sheet which provides students and families with important school information including phone numbers, where to get school closing information, and essential dates for your calendar.

Also, please check the Beginning of School Information section below to access the Student Information Sheet which provides students and families with important school information including phone numbers, where to get school closing information, and essential dates for your calendar.


Middle School Open House -- 9/17 -- Principal presentation at 6:45 pm in Auditorium, classes start at 7:15 pm

High School Open House -- 9/24 -- Principal presentation at 6:45 pm in Auditorium, classes start at 7:15 pm

Please remember to bring your student's schedule.


Date Changes from District CalendarPlease note the changes of dates for events.  The dates changed after the District Calendar went to print.

June 10                      OPTIONS
June 11                      Jr/Sr Prom
June 15                      Senior Trip
June 16                      Senior Trip Rain Date


Please support the Junior/Senior Classes by participating in the Yankee Candle Fundraiser.  Please click here for information.


North Salem Athletics Booster Club Spiritwear
Athletic Information for Fall
Fitness Center Schedule 2019-2020 School Year
Booster Club Clothing Drive

Parent Portal and FamilyID
Please log on to Parent Portal to update your emergency contact information as this will provide you access to student schedules which will be released on August 16th.  Please be sure to update/verify your emergency contact information before this date to access schedules.

You will also need to access and accept all of the agreements and give permission for your student(s) to use their google account. 

Please be advised that if your child owes a missing book, does not have the required immunizations, or completed FamilyID, your Parent Portal account will be locked until this matter is resolved.

If you do not go on to and accept all of the agreements, your child's google account will be locked on the first day of school and will not be unlocked until all of the agreements are accepted.


Beginning of School Information for Parents and Students
Beginning of School Information - Information such as important dates, free/reduced lunch application, NSFL Membership form, etc.

Student Information Sheet - Outlines rules regarding parking, attendance, dress code, important emergency numbers, etc. (great 2-page printout for the refrigerator)


A New Faculty Member
Nancy Diaz is excited to join the North Salem community as the Middle School Psychologist, working with students in grades 6-9. While she has spent the past three years working in the Croton-Harmon School District, Mrs. Diaz is no stranger to North Salem. She worked as a school psychologist intern during the 2015-2016 school year at both PQ and the MS/HS, under the supervision of Dr. Don Merriman and Katia Castelli. She is excited to be back and is looking forward to getting to know the students! In her free time, Mrs. Diaz enjoys running, baking, and hiking with her dog, Stella. 


From the Counseling Department 
For Juniors and Sophomores
During the morning of October 16, 2019, we will be offering the PSAT to any interested juniors and sophomores during the school day, from 7:30am-11:00am.  Those high school students who do not wish to take the test will have a 3 hour delay that day. 

On October 28th the high school has an early dismissal at 10:30.  The Summit Educational Group has offered to come to North Salem High School to administer a free practice ACT to any interested juniors.  Flyers are in the front of the room.  They will be scoring the test and will report back the results to each student. 

We will be offering the Pre-ACT to interested 10th graders on the afternoon of February 28th at the high school which is another early dismissal day.

The advantage to this is that if a student takes both a practice SAT and ACT within a few months of each other,  they can get a good feeling about which test may be their strongest and can focus their energies and their test preparation on one test rather than trying to study for both.

Counselors will be going into all 10th and 11th grade English classes next week to discuss the tests with the students and to distribute informational letters.  Please feel free to call your child’s counselor with any questions or concerns that you may have.


Junior and Seniors
So far, we have more than 70 colleges scheduled to visit this fall starting on September 9th.  Please feel free to come meet the college representatives for schools you're interested in learning more about.  In many cases, they will also be the person reviewing the student applications.  Please register for a session through Naviance Student (formerly known as Family Connection).  The schedule can be found under the College Visits tab.  The representatives will meet with students in the High School Counseling office during the scheduled time.  If there's a school you'd like to have come that's currently not listed, please let the Counseling Office know and we'll try to schedule a visit.       


This is a very exciting and sometimes stressful time for seniors as they decide where they will go and what they will do after graduation.  Mr. Davis and Mrs. Loughran will be available for all seniors throughout the year as they navigate these waters.  We will be going into all OPTIONS classes in September to review the college application process to be sure that all students are familiar with the procedures.  We ask that each senior who wishes to apply to college make an individual appointment with their counselor at least 2-3 weeks before sending out their applications.   


Math Honor Society
Applications are being accepted for the North Salem Math Honor Society. Students who have an overall weighted average of a 90% or higher and a weighted average of at least 92% in math classes, Geometry and higher, are invited to apply. Applications are available in W-10. The process is explained in the application but students must submit an application with a current copy of their transcript as well as two teacher recommendations. Please see Mrs. Bratt for details. Applications are due to Mrs. Bratt by Friday September 27 at 2:10pm.


News from the Nurse

When you register your child for the first time, proof of age (such as a birth certificate or passport), immunization records, and a copy of the most recent physical are required. The immunization record must include the dates of all doses, as well as the healthcare providers’ signature and office stamp. Every student’s record must show proof of having received:

  • 3 or 4 doses of DTaP vaccine (the last dose must be given after age 4)
  • 1 dose for all 6th graders upon turning age 11 of Tetanus, Diphtheria and acellular pertussis-containing vaccine (TDap).
  • 3 or 4 doses of Polio vaccine (the last dose must be given at age 4 or older)
  • 2 doses of measles, 2 doses of mumps and 1 rubella (or 2 doses or MMR)
  • 3 doses of HepB vaccine (the last dose must be given at 24weeks of age or older)
  • 2 doses of Varicella(chickenpox) vaccine
  • 1 dose Meningococcal vaccine for grades 7, 8 & 9. For grade 12, 2 doses are required if the last dose is given prior to 
              age 16.           
            (Men B or Bexera does not meet requirements for these grades).


PTO Welcome Letter
PTO Membership Form


We Have an APP
Click here for directions and a video for our app via Apple iOS and/or Android devices. This communication tool will help assist in keeping you up-to-date on the many happenings in and around the MSHS.


Community News
Happiness for Homeless -- Girl Scout Gold Award Project -- Please see attached flyer and support homeless adults who visit the Dorothy Day Warming Center.

North Salem Recreation Fall Programs


MSHS Links/Letters
Middle School Open House

High School Open House


Upcoming Events
September 24                High School Open House -- 7:00 pm
September 25                Board of Education Meeting -- 7:30 pm, MSHS Library
September 30                School Closed -- Religious Observance