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December 2, 2022
November 18, 2022

Join the Wellness Committee!

The Local Wellness Policy is a written document that guides a local educational agency’s (LEA) or school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn. The Wellness Policy Committee has been created as an effort to manage and develop our school’s healthy habits.

» A Wellness Committee will be appointed to each school

» The committee may include parents and guardians, students, representatives of the school nutrition program, physical education teachers, or any other interested stakeholder that is aligned with the goals of the policy

» The committee shall meet a minimum of four times per year

This is a great opportunity to help promote and support student health and wellness, and create a positive, safe, and health-promoting learning environment. Please contact mealcounts@accelschools.com for more information.

We want to hear from you. Please contact us at: mealcounts@accelschools.com

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November 10, 2022

Uniform Expectations Letter – 11/4/22

UNIFORM POLICY ENFORCEMENT

This letter is to inform you that as of Monday, November 7, 2022, the uniform policy at Northside
Preparatory Academy will be strictly enforced. Wearing the school year uniform daily is NOT OPTIONAL BUT
REQUIRED.
A number of students come to school not meeting the uniform expectations. All families attending
Northside Preparatory Academy received a copy of the uniform attire expectations, which also outlined clothing,
footwear, headwear, outwear etc. that is prohibited for school. Students are required to wear “uniformed” styled
attire as outlined in the Northside Preparatory Academy Parent and Student Handbook.


As of Monday, November 7th students will not be allowed to wear pullovers or zipped hoodies, sweatshirts, coats,
jackets and other outwear while in school. These items can be worn to school but must be removed and stored
while in the classroom and throughout the school building. Students who fail to comply with the removal of said
items mentioned above will be disciplined accordingly as outlined in the Parent and Student Handbook.


I, along with the members of the Northside Preparatory Academy School Board, believe a safe and disciplined
learning environment is the first requirement of a high performing school. Wearing such items eliminates
opportunities for students to hide and conceal items that have no place in the school environment. Having a
school uniform policy/standard in place benefits the overall school culture and climate and promotes a welldressed look for the student body.


Below is a list of the required uniform items so your student(s) will not be in violation of the school uniform dress
code policy. All violations or refusal to follow the required uniform attire will result in disciplinary actions as
outlined in the uniform policy.

  1. All students must wear a solid-colored orange, green or gray polo style shirt (short or long sleeve) or the
    NSP logo style polo. No other style or colored shirt is acceptable.
  2. All students must wear uniform style pants, skirt, or dress (khaki, black, or navy). No leggings, jeans,
    denim, cargo style pants/shorts, sweatpants are acceptable
  3. All students must come to school dressed in the required uniform attire and colors Monday-Friday unless
    otherwise notified by the school (special events, dress down day etc.)
  4. All students are permitted to wear dress style shoes, gym shoes, or boots during winter months.
    Footwear must be of solid colors (white, black, blue, brown) as outlined in the uniform policy. No lightup, glitter, fur, krocs, slip-on’s, slide-in’s style shoes are permitted. All shoes must protect the entire foot.
  5. Only solid colored white, gray, navy, black, or beige knitted cardigans or knitted pullover sweaters are
    permitted.

Parents, we need your support to ensure that your student(s) will meet the daily requirements of the uniform
dress code and policy. Making a choice to attend Northside Preparatory Academy, the student (with parent
support) agrees to follow the uniform requirements.

If you have any concerns, feel free to contact me directly.

Regards In Education,
Ms. Clark

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September 23, 2022
July 20, 2021

Welcome Letter 2021

Dear Northside Preparatory Academy Families,

I would first like to say welcome to our new families joining NSPA this year and welcome back to our returning families! Officially Northside Preparatory Academy is the home of the RAMS!

It’s great to be celebrating the start of a new school year at Northside, through the challenges of the global pandemic we are glad to know that many of our students will be returning to the building this year for in- person learning.  Even though we are still faced with the spread of COVID 19 and other variants we will continue to provide our staff and students with the necessary safety and health protocols as outlined by our local State Health Department(s) and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The staff and I look forward to welcoming the students for another year focused on academic progress and achievement. We also look forward to building a partnership with parents where we can work together to ensure the best academic outcomes for our students to excel at Northside. This will be achieved by keeping the lines of communication open, attending parent-teacher conferences, engaging in school workshops and trainings, volunteering (as safety guidelines permit), joining our Parent Leader Group (PLG) and promoting the school throughout and within our communities.

One of the goals, as there are many for our students, is to ensure they are safe and can thrive in a school environment focused on academic achievement and behavioral success. 

All of us at Northside Preparatory Academy are eager and excited to begin the 2021-22 school year! Please find with this letter, the 2021-22 School Year Calendar, Supply List, Uniform Dress Code, Student Behavior and Deportment Guidelines and other important forms of information.

Please mark your calendar for our “Meet the Teacher Night” on Monday, August 16th TBD (Time to be determined). During this meeting, you will be introduced to your student(s) teacher(s), learn about the curriculum and schedules, parent engagement opportunities and school wide plans to support academic and family success at Northside Preparatory Academy. 

The first day of school for students is Wednesday, August 18th.

The staff and I look forward to working with you as Partners in Education to support your child/children’s academic success at Northside Preparatory Academy!

Sincerely,

Yolanda Clark
Principal, Northside Preparatory Academy

February 11, 2021
November 13, 2020
July 14, 2020

Northside Prep Academy Featured on Channel 9 WCPO News

 

Many thanks to Courtney Francisco at Channel 9 News WCPO for covering our school reopening plans today. Watch the clip here, which includes on an interview with Superintendent Jamie Brady discussing our school reopening plans which include three options for families: Traditional (5 days at school), Online (5 days at home), and Hybrid (2 days at school & 3 days at home).

Full Link:  https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cincinnati/return-to-class-or-learn-at-home-cincinnati-charter-schools-are-leaving-it-up-to-families-teachers?fbclid=IwAR1JGIaVI-YQFTaMBXzkD_-yKGIL23IWzrNk3jCKcwHZ3oMer4AENMOg-xE

 

 

July 9, 2020

20-21 Learning Options for Students

We are happy to announce that our students will have multiple learning options for the 20-21 school year:

  • Traditional  In-person learning at the school building with added safety protocols and procedures.
  • Online At-home learning supported by teachers, technology, and curriculum specifically built for online learning.
  • Hybrid A mix of Traditional and Online learning with in-person and at-home components.

Over the coming weeks we will be releasing more detailed information. Please:

  1. Check your email, school website & Facebook page the Week of July 13 for further description of these models including logistical details like safety protocols, technology, and transportation.
  2. Plan to attend our upcoming Online 20-21 School Year Information Session—date and time will be announced soon!
  3. After attending the info session, please select the option for your student(s) by Friday, July 31st. Your student will be enrolled in the Traditional Cohort unless we hear a different selection from you by 7/31. To select your options, visit: www.accelschools.com/Fall2020

Thank you. We look forward to educating your student this school year!

June 4, 2020