Family Resources

A hand of a child over the hand of an adult.

Parenting is tough. We understand.
This page is dedicated to providing advice and support in parenting the children in Northview.

Communication Channels

INTRODUCTION OF STATE OF MICHIGAN PARENT DASHBOARD

On January 9, 2018, the Michigan Department of Education announced the unveiling of the Parent Dashboard for School Transparency.

 

What is it? It is an easy online tool developed with significant parent feedback on its planning, content and design.

 

What does it do? The Dashboard makes a variety of data available to parents and caregivers who wish to check the performance of a child’s school and allows comparison with other public and charter schools using nearly 20 separate measures which parents have requested. The format allows a deeper look into various groupings of students by gender, race, subject and services to students. Data is presented in a rolling three-year time frame and will be a living document. Graphic comparisons are offered for each school building, similar demographic group or geographic area, and statewide average.

Northview Public Schools and I invite you to check out the variety of information available here.

To the Continued Success of our Students,
Scott Korpak, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Northview Public Schools

Loss & Grief

When a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with the loss. How much kids understand about death depends on their age, experiences and each individual child. Here are some resources to help you guide a grieving child.

Ele’s Place specializes in assisting children and families through this process. They can be reached at: 616-301-1605

Gilda’s Club (1-800-325-1419) provides cancer support and grief/loss support for all ages.

St. Mark’s Church (134 Division Avenue N.) works with CompassionateFriends.org to offer a grief and loss group for parents and family members. Contact Connie at 616-430-0905. Their website also has numerous resources to help with grief.
Bereaved Parents of the USA provides a variety of supports for families impacted by loss of a child, though the nearest sponsored support group is in Utica, Michigan.

Grieving the Loss of a Child is an article that may be helpful for families to read and refer to as they process the loss.

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health has a variety of counseling supports that include individual, family, and group therapy centered on topics of grief and loss. The central access number is 616-455-9200.

Michigan’s Child Protection Registry

The Michigan Child Protection Registry is a parent’s frontline defense in blocking adult-themed content from reaching children and teens on their phones, tablets or other electronic devices. Simply register your child’s cell phone number, email address or Instant Messenger ID at: ProtectMiChild.com

It’s free, easy and secure, and so important. It works to stop messages about alcohol, tobacco, gambling and pornography from reaching your child. This is a service provided by Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson

Northview Public Schools Tutor List

Here you will find a list of tutors in Northview Public Schools. The list is constantly being updated. Northview does not endorse these individuals, but provides their information as a service to the community. Please contact the tutor directly.

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