News and Announcements
January 16, 2018
We have a minimum day today, Tues. 1/16, for first semester grading, with a dismissal at 12 noon.
Second semester begins today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, for most classes--particularly our freshmen social studies classes that will transition to either Health or World Geography.
There will also be no formal, half-day finals scheduled for first semester. Some teachers had finals during the double periods on Jan. 11th-12th and others will offer finals this week during double periods Jan. 18-19th. Most teachers will modify their finals and some will not have any comprehensive final exams, instead offering a unit / chapter exam to conclude the first semester.
But as mentioned above, some classes need to extend their first semester curriculum and projects beyond 1/16 so first semester grades will not be posted until Friday, Jan.26th to allow teachers to provide adequate feedback on student projects and research papers.
We ask for your patience during this month as both students and staff will need extra time to finish our first semester and return to our regular school routine. There may be delay or disruption to ParentEdge this week as we work to get new schedules uploaded.
Principal Dave Monson
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In an attempt to encourage greater participation in athletics and extracurricular performing arts, Nordhoff has started an initiative to allow student-athletes/artists to request no credit and grades for their involvement in these programs. This petition is intended to help students who may have a GPA greater than 4.0, are involved in multiple programs whose practices / rehearsals may conflict, or students who may have work conflicts.
For students who have an overall GPA greater than 4.0, a non-weighted letter grade in athletics or performing arts can actually lower their GPA--even if they earn an A grade. As well, some students may not be able to attend all practices or rehearsals if they are enrolled in multiple programs that practice or rehearse at the same time. With this petition, they can request a modified schedule. Finally, we recognize that some students have work or family obligations that make them unable to attend on a regular basis.
Any student who is interested in seeking flexibility with athletics or performing arts can download the form on our athletics page or from the link below. The petition will also help create communication between student, their family, and those teachers / coaches to establish participation expectations and scheduling.
Nordhoff Petition for No Credit.docx