Register online. You must present the following documentation when enrolling a student: original birth certificate, proof of current immunizations, and two proofs of residency (i.e., utility bill or lease/purchase agreement). After registration, contact your assigned building to schedule classes.
These calendar dates are in keeping with the Kent ISD adopted common calendar.
Monday, September 5, 2022
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
November 23-25, 2022
December 21, 2022 – January 2, 2023
January 16, 2023
February 24, 2023
March 31 – April 7, 2023
May 29, 2023
In addition to the holiday breaks listed above, on the following dates there is no school for all grade levels:
March 10, 2023
All student records must be verified in ParentVUE for the 2022-23 school year. Need help? Follow this PDF Guide.
All students who require transportation for the 2022−23 school year must be registered. Please note, transportation is available for resident students only.
The Transportation Department uses a website/mobile app for bus stop information. It’s called, TRAVERSA RIDE 360. Check the Transportation Department’s page on the district website for instructions on how to download and use the app. We will NOT give out bus stop information over the phone. Thank you for your understanding!
In partnership with Northview Public Schools, the Wolverine Worldwide YMCA offers before and after school care in each of our elementary buildings for students in grades DK−6th. Interested families can register for child care at www.grymca.org/school-aged-child-care.
Don’t forget to download and complete all of the required forms, medical and otherwise, for your child.
Click this link to find forms that must be completed annually.
Sports physicals are required for participation in all athletics programming and must be turned into the office before any athlete can practice or play. Athletes must also be sure to have a concussion awareness form on file that is signed and dated by both athlete and parent/guardian. Physical forms can be found here.
For more information regarding school provided Chromebooks such as the Chromebook handbook, Acceptable Use Policy and details on the managed security, please visit our Chromebook information page.
Students who will be in 3rd and 8th grade for the 2022-23 school year will be issued a Chromebook in the first week(s) of school.
Any student who turned in their Chromebook will receive their Chromebook back just as it was returned to the district. The Technology Department will be able to provide more information to the building offices as to when the redeployment will be taking place in the coming weeks.
Northview Public Schools issues Chromebooks to all of its students. These devices are traditionally kept at school for grades DK -2, whereas students in grades 3 through 12 often transport their Chromebooks to and from school. As we have rolled out these devices, we have of course encountered issues with breakage, loss, theft, damage, etc. Because we do not want to pass excessive costs back to parents, Northview has decided to partner with an insurance company to provide parents with peace of mind for devices that are under their responsibility. We are happy to announce that we are working with School Device Coverage, who has been in the Chromebook insurance business for 8 years and as a company for 33 years. It insures some of the largest districts in the nation as well as individual small schools. We have negotiated an annual cost of $25 and want you to be aware of this optional insurance package.
To learn more about the details of this, please read our FAQ’s document to get started.
The 5-week cycle menu will be online at nvps.net before school starts in September. The Food Service page can be located in the menu under District -> Departments -> Food Service. We are happy to announce our new menu program has many user-friendly features. For example, you can click on an item and see the nutritional information and ingredients. Not sure what a Dutch waffle looks like? Click on the item to see a picture! A monthly menu will also be posted so you know what will be served each day.
Breakfast and lunch will NOT be free of charge for all students for the 2022-23 school year. Free meals were made possible through the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option and that program has now ended.
If you believe your student is still eligible for Free or Reduced Meals please read on.
Fill out a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Family Application online at https://www.familyportal.cloud/. The site walks you through a set of questions and sends the information directly to Northview. What are the advantages? You will not have to send in the paper application. Your application is processed much quicker. If your student qualifies for free or reduced priced meals (according to the chart on the website and in the Northview News), completing the application may help you qualify for other benefits as well. Be sure to list ALL household members on the same application with ALL household income. Benefits are based on household size/income ratio. If you’re currently receiving food stamps, you MUST include the case number. If you don’t have access to a computer, pick up a paper application from any of our school buildings. As noted on the application, school officials may require applicants to verify information provided on this application.
IF YOU’VE RECEIVED A NOTICE OF DIRECT CERTIFICATION for free meals for the current school year, DO NOT complete the online application! But, do let the school know if any children in your household are not listed on the NOTICE OF DIRECT CERTIFICATION letter you received.
COMPLETING THE APPLICATION HELPS NORTHVIEW, TOO!
The district may get additional funds to enhance educational opportunities because many state and federal government grants and aid are based on the number of students eligible for free and reduced price meals.
KEEP A BALANCE…
If a child’s lunch account balance is zero or negative, they will not be allowed to purchase any à la carte items, as this will create a negative balance on their account. If for some reason your child’s account becomes negative, reminders will be sent to the email address on file until the balance has been paid. Parents and/or guardians are responsible for the negative balance accrued on their student’s account. Any unpaid charges at the end of the school year remain the responsibility of the parent or guardian and may follow the student to the next school year.
MONITORING YOUR CHILD’S ACCOUNT & MAKING PAYMENTS
• Visit The Family Portal to access your child’s account to view balances and charges made. Parents/guardians can be proactive and sign up to receive an email alert when funds dip below a selected dollar figure.
• Northview will email parents/guardians daily when an account is negative. Please keep your email address up-to-date in the school office and add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts to ensure you receive emails.
• Make a payment on your Family Portal account. There is a small fee to deposit through this website. Funds will show on the account within one day.
• Set up Northview Public Schools in your online banking’s bill payment system.
You can send checks on a regular basis. Please use: Northview Food Service, 4451 Hunsberger NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. Include your student’s account number in the memo section.
• Send checks (made out to Northview Food Service) to school with your student.
• Cash is always accepted, however, cash deposits cannot be guaranteed.
The new school year comes with changes to how students purchase or receive school meals—a change that might be confusing to families who are used to meals being available at no charge since March 2020.
To help in sharing this important information with your district’s families, SNA has created a short video—available in both English and Spanish—that lays out these changes for SY2022-23.
August 30, 2022
Last names A-L
• 5:30 – 6:00 PM, Visit teachers/homerooms
• 6:00 – 6:30 PM, Music Meeting in gym
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• 5:30 – 6:00 PM, Music meeting in gym
• 6:00 – 6:30 PM, Visit classrooms
Last names A-L
• 7:00 – 7:30 PM, Visit teachers/homerooms
• 7:30 – 8:00 PM, Music Meeting in gym
Last name M-Z
• 7:00 – 7:30 PM, Music Meeting in gym
• 7:30 – 8:00 PM, Visit teachers/homerooms
SCHOOL DAY STUDENT DROP-OFF is on the SIDE of the building, near the loading dock. The front drive is for buses only!
August 29, 2022
Two sessions to choose from:
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
It is very important that students and a parent/guardian attend orientation together!
What happens at student orientation?
• Receive class schedules and locker assignment – once online registration and information is updated.
• School picture/ID taken
• Find your locker and classrooms
It is required that all 7th grade students have updated immunizations before beginning the school year. Please confirm with your healthcare provider that your student has the following:
• 1 meningitis
• 2 varicella (or history of chicken pox)
• TDAP within the last five years
If you choose not to vaccinate your child, you must present a certificate of waiver, signed by the Kent County Health Department. Waivers must be certified for the 2022 – 2023 school year and indicate the school the student will be attending. Visit www.accesskent.com/Health/Immunizations to locate an immunization clinic.
September 13, 2022
This night is designed to give parents the opportunity to meet the office staff, the 7th and 8th grade teaching teams and the elective teaching team.
7th Grade: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
8th Grade: 6:40 – 7:40 PM
Participation requires a sports physical and a concussion form to be on file in the main office before tryouts (no exceptions; this is a state law). Physicals must be dated after April 15, 2022.
Sports physical forms and concussion forms are available in the Crossroads Main Office or online.
STUDENT DROP-OFF and PICK-UP is on the EAST SIDE of the building, near the loading dock. The front drive is for buses only!
Freshman and New Student Orientation
Monday, August 29
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The high school will be open during this time for students to drop by and walk around, and to find their classes and lockers. Northview students and staff will be present to assist new students. Student schedules will be available on StudentVue or can be printed, if necessary.
School pictures will take place on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
School pictures make-up is scheduled for Thursday, October 20 from 11 AM – 12:30 PM.
Student schedules have very little flexibility for changes. In order for students to adjust their schedule for any reason, they MUST complete the Schedule Adjustment Form. Please stop in the High School guidance office to inquire about this form.
Please note, there will be NO schedule changes to change hours, teachers or lunches. Students may only be considered for schedule changes for the following reasons:
• Inappropriate placement (incorrect class level)
• Missing a class/hour (do not have 6 hours)
• Course(s) completed during summer school
• Seniors missing a graduation requirement
• Work experience (seniors)
• Dual enrollment
• Online course, such as MVU
One-way driveway off Hunsberger: For STUDENT DROP-OFF & VISITORS. Enter on the north end and exit on the south end. The parking lot in the middle is for teachers and visitors ONLY. Students should park in the Student Parking Lot.
One-way driveway off service road: For Buses ONLY. This drive looks like a cul-de-sac.
Student Parking: Located behind NHS (not in the Max Colley Jr. Performing Arts Center lot). It is the parking lot between the high school and the football field.
Northview Next Learning Center will be holding three enrollment days for families to ensure students are properly signed up prior to the start of the year. ALL students need to come to one of the three days to sign up:
• Tuesday, August 30 (8:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
• Wednesday, August 31 (11:00 AM – 7:00 PM)
• Thursday, September 1 (8:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
Please note that on Wednesdays there is a 1-hour delayed start.
Start times are tentative pending any construction delays at applicable buildings.
|All Elementaries||8:15 AM - 3:30 PM|
|Highlands||8:05 AM – 3:15 PM|
|Crossroads||7:25 AM – 2:30 PM|
|High School||7:30 AM - 2:35 PM|
|Northview Next Career Center||7:35 AM - 2:40 PM|
|Northview Next Learning Center||7:35 AM - 2:40 PM|