Preparing For Back To School

New Student Registration (All Buildings)

Register at the Administration Building (4365 Hunsberger Ave) or you can register online. You must present the following documentation when enrolling a student: original birth certificate, proof of current immunizations, and proof of residency (i.e., utility bill or lease/purchase agreement). After registration, contact your assigned building to schedule classes.

Important Dates

These calendar dates are in keeping with the Kent ISD adopted common calendar.

First Day of School

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Labor Day Break

September 3-6

Thanksgiving Break

November 24-26

Winter Break

December 20-31

MLK Day (No School)

January 17

Mid-Winter Break

February 25-28

Spring Break

April 1-8

Memorial Day Break

May 30

No School

In addition to the holiday breaks listed above, on the following dates there is no school for all grade levels:

September 3

September 27

October 15

November 8

March 14

May 9

Last Day of School

June 3

Don’t Miss The Bus!

It’s not too late to register for bus transportation! All students who require transportation for the 2021−22 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!

Before/After School Childcare

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. Child care will begin the week of August 30. Interested families can register for child care at www.grymca.org/school-aged-child-care. Morning hours are 6:30−8:30 AM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (Wednesdays 6:30−9:30 AM) and afternoon hours are 3:16−6:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

More information can be found here.

Medical & Other Forms

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

Sports physicals are required for participation in all athletics programming and must be turned into the office before any athlete can practice or play. Physicals must be dated on or after April 15, 2021 to be valid. 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.

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Food Service

New Menu!

The 5-week cycle menu will be online at nvps.net before school starts in August. 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.

Invitation to Eat Breakfast & Lunch at School

Breakfast and lunch will be free of charge for all students for the 2021-22 school year. This is made possible through the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option.

Since all students can eat breakfast and lunch for free, do I need to fill out the free and reduced meal application? Yes!

Fill out a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Family Application online at www.lunchapp.com. 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

• Visit www.sendmoneytoschool.com 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 jjager@nvps.net to your contacts to ensure you receive emails.

MAKING PAYMENTS TO YOUR CHILD’S ACCOUNT

• Make a payment on your www.sendmoneytoschool.com 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.

Open House Schedules

Meet & Greet

East Oakview will be having a meet and greet event so students have the opportunity to meet their teachers prior to the first day of school.

This event will be at North Oakview (4300 Costa NE) on Tuesday, August 17.

Last names starting with A-M (6:00-6:20 PM), and N-Z (6:30-6:50 PM).

Please park in the football field parking lot.

Open House

North Oakview will be holding its open house on Wednesday, August 18.

Last names starting with A-L (5:30-5:50 PM), and M-Z (6:05-6:30 PM).

Open House

West Oakview will be holding its open house on Wednesday, August 18.

Last names starting with A-L (5:30-5:55 PM), and M-Z (6:00-6:30 PM).

5th & 6th Grade

Open House

August 17, 2021

5th Grade

Last names “A-L”

• 5:30-6:00 pm, Visit teachers/homerooms

• 6:00-6:30 pm, Band Meeting in gym

Last names “M-Z”

• 5:30-6:00 PM, Band meeting in gym

• 6:00-6:30 PM, Visit classrooms

6th Grade

Last names “A-L”

• 6:45-7:15 PM, Visit teachers/homerooms

• 7:15-7:45 PM, Band Meeting in gym/Choir meeting in Choir room

Last name “M-Z”

• 6:45-7:15 PM, Band Meeting in gym/Choir meeting in Choir room

• 7:15-7:45 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!

6th & 7th Grade

Orientation Day

August 16, 2021

Monday, August 16 (9:00 am−12:00 PM OR 5:00−6:30 PM). Orientation should take about an hour. If you have a student in both grades, you may attend either session. It is very important that students and a parent attend orientation together!

What happens at student orientation?

• Parent updates about important registration information
• Receive class schedules and locker assignment
• School picture/ID taken (make-up day is August 25)
• Find your locker and classrooms
• Deposit to lunch accounts

Incoming 7th Grade Students

All 7th grade students are required to have updated immunizations and provide proof of updates. For 7th graders, these include 1 meningitis, 2 varicella (or history of chicken pox) and a 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 2021-22 school year and indicate the school the student will be attending. Visit www.accesskent.com/Health/Immunizations to locate an immunization clinic.

Parent Meet-the-Teacher Night

August 26 (6:00−7:30 pm)

This night is designed so that parents can follow their child’s class schedule, meet the classroom teacher and to be introduced to what your student will be learning. This is planned for parents/guardians only and not intended for students or siblings.

Athletics

Participation requires a sports physical and a concussion form to be on file in the main office before try-outs (no exceptions; this is a state law). Sports physical forms and concussion forms are available in the Crossroads Main Office or online at nvps.net/forms.

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 16

10:00 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

School pictures will take place on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Schedule Adjustments

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 2021-22, which will go live on Tuesday, August 17.

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

Senior Student/Parent Workshop

Wednesday, September 1 at 6:00 PM

The Senior Parent/Student Workshop will be an interactive event that will include topics on postsecondary options and opportunities, along with an overview of the application process. The goal of the meeting is to help students transition successfully to post-high school education. Workforce certifications, 2-year and 4-year postsecondary options and application processes will be discussed with the opportunity to leave the meeting with a college/postsecondary application completed! The workshop will start in the Max Colley Jr. Performing Arts Center. More details will be sent home.

Parking at NHS

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.

Enrollment Days

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 17 (8:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
• Wednesday, August 18 (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM)
• Monday, August 23 (8:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

Start & Dismissal Times

Please note that on Wednesdays there is a 1-hour delayed start.

BuildingStart/End Times
All Elementaries8:35 AM - 3:40 PM
Highlands8:20 AM – 3:25 PM
Crossroads7:25 AM – 2:30 PM
High School7:30 AM - 2:35 PM
Northview Next Career Center7:30 AM - 2:45PM
Northview Next Learning Center7:35 AM - 2:40 PM