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Notice to Parents/Guardians of Juniors...
January 31, 2018
Dear Parent/Guardian,
Greetings! As you may be aware, all juniors (Northmor, Pioneer and College Now) are required by the state of Ohio to take the ACT. The following is pertinent information you and your student should be cognizant of regarding test dates, location and transportation:
February 21: ACT pre-test, 7:45am – 9:45am in the old high school gym
*All juniors should report to the high school cafetorium in the morning prior to the commencement of school. Juniors that are not drivers should ride the bus to Northmor the morning of the pre-test. Juniors will be bussed to the old high school gym for the pre-test. Pioneer students will be bussed to Pioneer from the old high school gym at 9:45 following the completion of the pre-test and College Now students will be permitted to leave for their off-campus classes. All others will be admitted to class at Northmor.

March 20: ACT, 7:45am – 12:30pm in the old high school gym
* All juniors should report to the high school cafetorium in the morning prior to the commencement of school. Juniors that are not drivers should ride the bus to Northmor the morning of the test. All juniors will be bussed to the old high school gym for the test. Upon completion of the test students will be bussed back to Northmor high school and served lunch in the cafetorium. Only Pioneer and College Now drivers may leave without eating lunch should they choose to do so. Pioneer non-drivers may arrange for transportation, but they must bring a note from the parent/guardian indicating they may ride with another student/driver. Pioneer students that do not have permission from their parent/guardian, or are not a driver, will be required to stay at Northmor for the remainder of the day and sit in study hall. Northmor students will be required to finish the day in their regularly scheduled classes following lunch.

Should you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at (419) 946-3946.

Respectfully,
Benjamin T. Bethea
High School Principal
Northmor LSD 
 
Here are a number of resources to help students prepare to take the ACT. The password for all three documents is ODE2017
Verbal Instructions for Administering the ACT Test Using ACT Sample Test Booklets:
http://www.act.org/…/SampleACTVerbalInstructions-secured.pdf

The ACT Sample Test Booklet and Answer Document: http://www.act.org/…/d…/SampleACTTestWithAnswers-secured.pdf

The ACT Sample Test Scoring Instructions:
http://www.act.org/…/SampleACTScoringInstructions-secured.p…

 
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SaferSchools Ohio safety tip line

Northmor Local Schools has joined 844-SaferOH, Ohio's new school safety tip line.

SaferOH enables students, parents, teachers and school administrators to anonymously report student safety threats to school officers and law enforcement officers. These threats may include a potential incident of mass violence, a suicide threat or a student who is being bullied.

Trained professionals at Ohio Homeland Security's Threat Assessment and Prevention unit answer all calls and texts to 844-SaferOH. TAP staff immediately forward information to Northmor Local Schools as well as local law enforcement and others. The TAP staff then follows up quickly with school and law enforcement agencies to ensure the incident is investigated and the outcome tracked.

The tip line is available 24 hours a day. The call center guarantees that the person who calls or texts will remain anonymous. Tip line workers may seek additional information, but the person who calls or texts may remain anonymous or leave contact information in case if the tip line workers need to follow up.

"The safety of our boys and girls remains the top priority of our schools," Ohio Superintendent of Public Information Richard A. Ross stated in a press release. "The SaferOH tip line provides another resource for schools and school districts in their continuing efforts to provide a safe and secure educational environment."

Research shows that in 81 percent of violent incidents in U.S. schools, someone other than the attacker knew something was occurring or going to occur but failed to report it. Typically, according to the Ohio Department of Education, that's because the person who knew something feared they would become a target of the attacker or bully or be labeled a "snitch."

Joining SaferSchools Ohio is another example of how Northmor Local Schools is working towards collaboratively establish a safe, respectful and caring environment that promotes student learning.
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