Important Information for a Successful First Day

Posted: February 21, 2021

Welcome back to school!

The first group of students, whose families chose hybrid learning, will return to school on Monday, February 22. Self-contained special education students, English Language Learners (newcomers) and students in preschool through third grade will receive in-person instruction four days a week.

Getting Ready for the First Day

In preparation for the return to in-person learning, NNPS recommends that parents/guardians talk to their children about how school will be different. All students will be required to wear masks on the school bus and while inside the school building and are expected to maintain a physical distance of six feet at all times. It is important for children to understand that common interactions (holding hands, hugs, high-fives, sitting close to other students) are not allowed when social distancing. School officials will do their best to remind students of the need to maintain social distancing.

Health Screening

All parents/guardians must conduct a health screening of their child each day (daily health questionnaire) before the child reports to school or boards a school bus. Before leaving home, parents/guardians should ensure that their child does not have a fever or any other symptoms of COVID-19 and has not been exposed to anyone who exhibits symptoms of the virus. Daily health screenings are completed on an honor basis and are not required to be submitted to the school each day.

Parent Availability During the School Day and Emergency Contacts

Parents/guardians are asked to make arrangements in the event that their child exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 or becomes sick while at school and must be picked up as soon as possible. If the child exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, he/she will be assessed by the School Nurse and asked to wait in an isolation room under the supervision of a NNPS employee until a parent or guardian can pick the child up from school. Parents and guardians are encouraged to ensure that their emergency contact information is up to date in case of an emergency.

Masks are Required for all Students

All students are required to wear face masks (cloth or disposable) while on the school bus and at school. Disposable masks will be provided to students who are unable to provide their own or if they do not have a face covering upon entering the building or boarding the school bus.

Bell Schedule/Operating Hours

All elementary school student schedules will change starting on February 22. Click here for the new hybrid instruction and virtual instruction operating hours.

Bus Stop Information

Bus stop information, including locations and pick up and drop off times, is now available on the NNPS website and in ParentVue and StudentVue for the first group of student/families returning February 22 who have opted for hybrid learning and requested bus transportation.

Viewing Transportation Information - One Child
After logging into ParentVUE, click "Student Info" then scroll down until student Transportation information displays. On the Mobile App, users will need to click on Student Info then click on Additional Information at the bottom of the screen to view transportation information.

Viewing Transportation Information - Multiple Children
After logging into ParentVUE, click "Student List" to select a child, Click "Student Info" then scroll down until student Transportation information displays. On the Mobile App, select a child click Student Info then click on Additional Information at the bottom of the screen to view transportation information. Repeat this process for every child.

School bus seating capacity will be reduced to allow for social distancing. Students will be required to sit one to a seat as marked on the school bus. Siblings living in the same home may sit together. Students must wear a face mask on the school bus.

Families of preschool and kindergarten students will be given three yellow cards: one card must be presented to the bus driver by a responsible adult or teen each day before the student can be released from the bus.

Know when the school bus is on the way with Here Comes the Bus®
Here Comes the Bus allows families to view the real-time location of their child's school bus on a smartphone, tablet or computer. To sign up, visit and enter account number 74046 and your student's NNPS ID number.

The complete Return to Learn Plan is available for review online.