Staying Informed At North Oakview

Staying Informed Online

Phone: (616) 361-3450

Fax: (616) 365-6161

IMPORTANT INFO for Parents/Guardians

North Oakview Elementary has a number of resources – many online – to keep you informed.

Keep Your Information Current: All parents/guardians are required to complete and sign an updated registration form for their student(s) at the beginning of every school year.  It is important that we have current contact information for you at all times – phones, email and address. Note: if you move, proof of residency on the new address is mandatory; please contact the office.

ParentVue: ParentVue is the parent/guardian communication portal to monitor grades, assignments, attendance and more; we strongly encourage parents/guardians to use this tool. Parents/guardians who are new to the district will receive their activation codes on Student Orientation Day, before the start of school. If a student enrolls mid-year, an activation code will be provided to parents/guardians. Otherwise, to request an activation code, please contact the school office and provide your name and your student(s) name(s). Please allow up to 48 business hours to receive your activation code. (Note: students receive their own StudentVue accounts). New accounts are most reliably set up from a computer; some cell phones are not compatible for the set-up process.

Parent/Guardian Communication: North Oakview sends out a weekly newsletter with updates on what is going on at the school. It will be emailed to you on Tuesdays during the school year – North Oakview Wildcat Weekly. You may email your child’s teacher if you need to talk with them.

School Website: nvps.net/north-oakview/ Our website has a variety of helpful links including all the items on this page, a school calendar, and staff directory, just to name a few.

Homework: Go to nvps.net/north-oakview/, then to“Academics” tab, then “Classrooms” tab to view weekly homework posted Check here to stay current on your student’s class work and for homework assignments if he/she has missed school.

Grades/Progress Reports: 1st semester report cards will be sent home in January; year-end report cards will go home on the last day of school. If you have any concerns or questions about your child’s progress, please contact your child’s teacher directly.  Email addresses and telephone extensions are located in the Staff Directory link on our website and in the Student Handbook.

Instant Alert: Alerts parents/guardians to school delays and closings, and also provides authoritative updates when critical events occur. We are currently switching instant alert systems. Please check back at a later date for the link.

Meal Accounts: Deposits may be brought in to the school or paid online for a small fee (go to the Northview District website, then to “Food Services” and then to “Pay for Meals Online” or go to sendmoneytoschool.com). You will need your student’s school ID number to make a deposit. Students who run a negative balance in their account will be given a sandwich for lunch. The ‘Free/Reduced Meal’ application (one per family) is available at lunchapp.com. NV’s Food Services Director (616-363-4857) is available to answer any questions and provide assistance on this program.

Medications: Medication forms are available in the Office for both over-the-counter and prescription medications.  They are also available on our website at: http://nvps.net/forms/.  All prescription medications require physician signature on our medication form.  All medications must be in their original container.  Parents/guardians must personally bring in medications to our office;.   All medications are stored/locked and dispensed through the office; students are not to carry medicine on their persons (arrangements can be made through the office and the school nurse  if a student needs to carry an inhaler or an epi pen).  No medication can be dispensed to a student unless it has been sent in from home and a properly completed and signed medication form is on file at school.  

Important Info For NEW PARENTS

Welcome to North Oakview Elementary!  We are happy to have you join our community.  We are a DK-4th grade building and typically have about 400 students and 45 staff in the building.  You will receive ongoing, important information via our Wildcat Weekly email through S’more. The link is sent out every Tuesday during the school year. You can also find important information on our website at http://nvps.net/north-oakview/ .

Phone Numbers and WebsiteOur office phone number is (616) 361-3450 the fax number is (616) 365-6161.  Our website address is http://nvps.net/north-oakview/

School Hoursclasses begin at 8:14  am. Dismissal at 3:16 pm (on ½ days, dismissal time is 11:30 am).  Building opens for students at 7:50 am for breakfast; playground supervision starts at 8:00 am. Students are not allowed to remain in the building after school unless they are participating in a scheduled activity.  The office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on regular school days.

Student Drop-off and Pick-upDrop-Off starts at 8:00 am curbside at the back of the building.  3rd and 4th graders are dropped off at the playground nearest the gym, while DK-2nd graders are dropped off at the playground closest to the bus garage.  The area along the curb is NOT for parking. If you must leave your car, please park in a parking space in the football stadium parking lot.  No U turns are permitted on the Service Drive. If your student will be eating breakfast at school they may be dropped off at 7:50 am.

Pick-up is at the back of the building.  Please park in the football stadium parking lot and walk over to the gym to pick your student up.

Bus Garage phone number is 361-3480.  If you want your student to ride a bus home, other than the one he/she is scheduled to ride, YOU must call the bus garage directly and make arrangements no later than 10 am.

Absences must be called in to the office, daily, unless prior arrangements have been made.  The main office number is (616) 361-3450; an answering machine is available to take your message during non-business hours.  Provide your name, your student’s name and grade, and the reason for the absence. If your student is out ill, please state the type of illness (for public health reporting requirements).  Absences must be excused within 24 hrs.; otherwise the absence will be unexcused. You may also email the office at kdavis@nvps.net and/or jbradley@nvps.net to report an absence or tardy

Tardy Arrivals a parent/guardian must call or sign in the student; otherwise it will go as unexcused.

Volunteering at school is always welcome.  A volunteer consent must be completed and processed each year, prior to helping out.  Go to Northview’s Home page, NVPS.net the select top tab “Get Involved,” scroll down to “Volunteer In Our Schools” and select this option. Finally, click on red link “Volunteer Consent Form,” complete and submit.  The Northview Mentor Program is always in need of responsible adults to partner and work with students in grades 5-12 for 15 minutes a week.  Information on this program is also available under NV’s “Get Involved” tab.

Meal Accounts:  Deposits may be brought in to the school or paid online for a small fee (go to the Northview District website, then to “Food Services” and then to “Pay for Meals Online” or go to sendmoneytoschool.com). You will need your student’s school ID number to make a deposit.  Students who run a negative balance in their account will be given a sandwich for lunch. The ‘Free/Reduced Meal’ application (one per family) is available at lunchapp.com.  Jan Jager, NV Food Services Director (616-363-4857) is available to answer any questions and provide assistance on this program.

Medications:  Medication forms are available in the Office for both over-the-counter and prescription medications.  They are also available on our website at: http://nvps.net/forms/.  All prescription medications require physician signature on our medication form.  All medications must be in their original container.  Parents/guardians must personally bring in medications to our Office; appointments to do so are strongly encouraged to avoid wait times.  Call (616) 361-3450 to schedule an appointment.  All medications are stored/locked and dispensed through the Office; students are not to carry medicine on their persons (arrangements can be made through the office and our school nurse if a student needs to carry an inhaler or an epi pen).  No medication can be dispensed to a student unless it has been sent in from home and a properly completed and signed medication form is on file at school.

 

Rev 6/12/15