School Improvement Survey

At Nissitissit, we strive for continual improvement.  In having families complete our School Improvement Survey, we hope to gather information that may be used to enhance the quality of our School Improvement Plan.  All responses will be kept in confidence. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

To take the survey, please click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4t_7SwWHk4Dd0fy3eGzdc1jubfOuV1105P7OcQbzK788CfA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

 

SBIRT Screening

April 25, 2018

Dear Parents and Legal Guardians of Students in Grades 7 and 9,

In compliance with MGL Chapter 71, Section 96 and 97, North Middlesex Regional School District will be conducting verbal screenings of students in grades 7 and 9 related to the use of alcohol, marijuana and other substances.  The goal of this program is to let students know that we are available to reinforce healthy decisions and to assist them in obtaining support if needed for substance use related problems.

The Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program screening process will be incorporated into our annual state mandated screening program.  All screenings will be conducted confidentially by our school nurses in private one-on-one sessions. The district will utilize the CRAFFT II screening tool, which is the most commonly used substance screening tool for adolescents in Massachusetts.

Students who are not using substances will have their healthy choices reinforced by the screener.  The screener will provide brief feedback to any student who reports using substances, or who is at risk for future substance use.  If needed, we will refer students to our counseling staff for further evaluation. This program focuses on harm prevention and will not result in disciplinary action.  Results of the screening will not be included in your students’ school record.  The screening is voluntary, and students may choose not to answer any or all of the screening questions.  

As with any school screening, you have the right to opt your child out of this screeningClick here to download the opt out form.  If you decide not to have your child participate in the verbal screening, you will need to send the completed opt-out form to the nurse at your child’s school.  You can also contact your child’s nursing office with any questions.

Nissitissit will conduct screenings on May 15.

 

Sincerely,

Joan Landers

Superintendent of Schools

 

SBIRT Opt Out Form.docx (1)

May Events

May is undoubtedly a very busy month at Nissitissit.  To help families plan, we are providing list of events that have been scheduled. It is possible that some dates, times or events may change and other events will be added. We will keep you posted and send out reminders periodically

May Events

Tuesday, May 1

Grade 6 Math MCAS

2:45 – 5pm NMS Spring Musical Practice

2:45 – 3:30 pm  NMS Track Practice

2:45 – 3:15 pm NMS Student Council Mtg

 

Wednesday, May 2

Grade 8 Math MCAS

2:45 – 6pm NMS Spring Musical Practice

2:45 – 3:30 pm NMS Track Practice

7 – 8pm NMS PTSG Meeting NMS Library

 

Thursday,  May 3

Grade 8 Math MCAS

7 – 8:00 am NMS Choir Rehearsal

1 – 2:15pm Spring Musical In School Performance

2:45 – 3:30 pm NMS Track Practice

6 – 8pm NMS Spring Musical-James & the Giant Peach Jr

 

Friday, May 4

7:30 – 8 am NMS Gentlemens’ Choir NMS Chorus room

2:45 – 3:30 pm NMS Math Club Rm 203

6 – 8pm NMS Spring Musical-James & the Giant Peach Jr

Monday, May 7

Grade 8 Science MCAS

2:45 – 3:30 pm Spring Musical Cleaning Day

 

Tuesday, May 8

Grade 8 Science MCAS

NMS track practice 2:45-3:30

NMS Student Council mtg 2:45-3:15

 

Wednesday, May 9

Grade 5 Science MCAS

Spring Musical cast party 2:45-3:30 NMS cafe

NMS Track Meet @ Groton Dunstable 3:30

 

Thursday, May 10

Grade 5 Science MCAS

NMS Choir Rehearsal 7:00 am

NMS track practice 2:45-3:30

 

Friday, May 11

Gentlemens Choir 7:30 am

Gr 8 DC Info Mtg-Students NMS auditorium

Math Club 2:45-3:30 rm 203

 

Monday, May 14

Gr 5 Red team field trip Lowell Boulevard 9:00-2:00

 

Tuesday, May 15

Grade 8 Washington DC trip

Gr 5 Blue team field trip Lowell Boulevard 9:00-2:00

NMS track practice 2:45-3:30

NMS student council mtg 2:45-3:15

 

Wednesday, May 16

Grade  8 Washington DC trip

Gr 5 White team field trip Lowell Boulevard 9:00-2:00

NMS Track Meet at Groton Dunstable 3:30 vs Tyngsboro

 

Thursday, May 17

Grade 8 Washington DC trip

7 – 8:00 am NMS Choir Rehearsal

2:30 – 3:45pm Best Buddies Club at NMS Cafeteria

 2:45 – 3:30 pm NMS Track Practice

 

Friday,  May 18

Grade 8 Washington DC Trip

7:30 – 8am NMS Gentlemens’ Choir

  2:45 – 3:30 pm   NMS Math Club Rm 203

 

Monday, May 21

NMS PPPM Board Meeting 7 p.m. NMS band room

 

Tuesday, May 22

2:45 – 3:30 pm NMS Track Practice

2:45 – 3:15 pm NMS Student Council Mtg

 

Wednesday, May 23

3:30 – 5:30pm NMS Track Meet @ Groton Dunstable vs GD  

 

Thursday, May 24

7 – 8 am NMS Choir Rehearsal

2:45 – 3:30 pm NMS Track Practice

 

Friday,  May 25

Memorial Day Assembly

7:30 – 8 am NMS Gentlemens’ Choir

 

Monday, May 28 No School

Memorial Day Parade

 

Tuesday, May 29

2:45 – 3:15 pm NMS Student Council Mtg

5:45 – 8pm NMS STEPS Parent Night NMS Library

 

Wednesday, May 30

9:00-12:00 Rowing field trip to Hawthorne Brook

6 – 8 pm Parent Info Night/Guidance NMS Auditorium

 

Thursday, May 31

7 – 8 am NMS Choir Rehearsal

7 – 8:30pm NMS Gr 6-8 Chorus/Select Chorus Concert NMS

Auditorium