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November 13, 2020
October 26, 2020

Modality Letter – Second Semester

 

Dear Northside Preparatory Academy Families,

With the challenges that accompanied the education space the latter part of last school year, we were pleased to offer your family options as you entered the 20-21 school year. It is our intention to continue offering the three learning modalities (traditional, hybrid, and virtual) for the second half of the school year.

If you wish to adjust your modality selection to better fit your family needs, please call Tarrah Pickard (School Office Manager) at 513-541-2276 Monday – Friday between 8:00am-2:30pm by November 6th.

After this date, if we have not heard from you, we will assume your family plans to continue in the same modality your child currently utilizes. Requests thereafter will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

As always, please feel free to reach out in the event you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s learning.

Healthy wishes,

Yolanda Clark
Principal

 

September 9, 2020

AMP Support Video & Contact Information

Our AMP Support Team is here to help students and parents with tech support from 8am-5pm each weekday!

  • View the AMP Orientation Video & learn how to log-on, navigate your classroom, contact your teacher & other basics!
  • Call AMP Support 1-833-4AMPHLP (1-833-426-7457)
  • Submit a Tech Support Ticket – click through to the AMP Support webpage and then click the Submit A Ticket button
  • Live Chat with AMP Support – click through to the AMP Support webpage and then click the Live Chat button
August 31, 2020

Welcome Letter – 8/31/20

 

Northside Preparatory Academy Families

Just a reminder that school starts Wednesday, September 2nd! We are excited to welcome our traditional and hybrid students to the building and look forward to seeing our online students via canvas!

Doors will open at 7:30am for breakfast.  Instruction will begin at 8:00am.  Student who arrive after 8:00am are considered tardy.  Students will not be able to enter the building prior to 7:30am.

For our online students, once you login at 8:00am, you will see a button for orientation. Your first assignment is to complete the orientation module. Each teacher will have their schedule posted with a time for the live welcome session for the first day of school.

To help prepare for virtual classes the AMP Support Team will be hosting Virtual Information Meetings every day starting August 31st – September 8th 9am-10am.  Families can drop in at their convenience to join the AMP and Tech Support teams for virtual Office hours.  Families can learn the key steps to utilize AMP such as how to log-in, access live sessions, contact teachers and more.  Families can also ask questions and participate in demos about navigating AMP.  Here is the link to the meeting:

https://zoom.us/i/99484436095

If you haven’t picked up your student(s) Chromebook or login information, please call the school office at (513) 541-2276.

As a reminder, due to COVID-19, parents will not be permitted in the building.  We know this is inconvenient especially on the first day of school.  We want to ensure safety for our staff and students.  Staff will be available to help students get to their classes and bring in supplies.  Please make sure that all supplies are in a book bag or plastic bag for easy carrying.

Students in grades K-5 will report to the Main Building and have their temperature checked at the door.  Students will sanitize their hands, pick up their breakfast and report directly to class.  Students in grades 6th-8th will report to the ANNEX Building and follow the same protocol.

All students are to be in complete uniform each day of school.

We thank our families for entrusting your students to the Northside staff!  It is our goal to follow all required guidelines to ensure our staff and students remain safe and healthy.

We look forward to seeing students on Wednesday!

 

Ms. Clark

Principal

 

August 23, 2020

Online & Hybrid Student Internet Reimbursement Policy

Internet Service Provider reimbursement is available to students enrolled for the 20-21 school year. Eligibility for reimbursement is dependent on the family qualifying for the National School Lunch Program and other requirements outlined below.

  • Amount: $25 per month, per household (not per student)
  • Payment: Twice per year (February 2021 & August 2021)
  • Eligibility & Requirements:
    • Family must qualify for the National School Lunch Program
    • Student must be enrolled in the Online or Hybrid learning model for the 20-21 school year
    • Student & family must be in good standing with the school (verified home address on record, active enrollment, regular attendance, participation in state and local testing requirements, etc)
    • Reimbursement is per household (not per student). Families with students residing in multiple households are not eligible for multiple reimbursements. In this situation, families must determine a primary household and submit receipts accordingly.
  • Process:
    • Families will be required to submit receipts from their Internet Service Provider to the school office:
      • No later than January 15thin order to receive a reimbursement check in February for the months of August-December 2020.
      • No later than July 15thin order to receive a reimbursement check in August for the months of January-June 2020.
    • Families will be asked to verify their mailing address with Proof of Residence documentation prior to the distribution of the reimbursement check.
  • Exceptions:
    • Reimbursement will be pro-rated for any partial months the student is actively enrolled. For example, if the student is actively enrolled fewer than 15 calendar days, the reimbursement amount will be process at $12.50 for the month.
    • Students enrolled in the Traditional model who meet the eligibility requirements will be eligible for reimbursement if the school is required to suspend face-to-face learning for a period of time based on public health guidance and in coordination with ACCEL Schools and local public health officials.
  • To read the full policy, click here.
August 14, 2020

A Day in the Life: Your Plan for Successful Online Learning

 

New to online learning? Worried about preparing for fall? Want to make sure your child can stay on track?  Don’t worry, we have you covered!

 

We have created a plan that is simple to follow no matter what grade your student is in!

  • Every day, make sure your student is logged in by 8:00am
  • Every day, your student will meet online with their teachers. You will be provided with a schedule the first week of school.
  • Not all learning will happen online. There will be time every day to students to practice what they have learned independently offline.
  • Your school will give you a schedule to help keep you on track and prepped for success.

You and your student have a login. You have a schedule. You have great teachers.

We just need a couple of things from you to help make this a great year.

  • Set up a work area for your student that is quiet and free of distractions.
  • Log in to Canvas every day with your observer account to help your student stay on track.
  • Take the parent orientation course to teach you about all the great tools that Canvas has to keep you and your student on track.

Get school updates, learning resources, tech support, and more in the tabs on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

Ready for the school year? You’ve got this!

 

New School Start Date

 

Welcome to the new Northside Preparatory Academy! The new start date is Wednesday, September 2nd. We are looking forward to a great school year. The teachers are excited about all of the wonderful learning experiences your student will engage in this year. Read our August News You Can Use newsletter (PDF) to access some important information as you prepare for the start of the school year.

 

 

July 27, 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!