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2nd Quarter, 1st Semester, 2010-11 School Year

It’s already the 2nd quarter of the school year!  It was great to see so many parents and guardians at Parent-Teacher Conferences in October.  Many of you have requested that the words lists that the students are using in FCR Reading be e-mailed to you.  If you would like this information provided to you,  please let me know by e-mail or by telephone.   Students are doing a great job of acclimating to the school routine.  We appreciate all you do to support your student in the work-skill programs we have available at North Star.  We will be hosting another food handler’s permit class before the end of the first semester.   Look for more information on this website, as well as in written notices sent home with your student.

Autum photo by Ben Pollard, Flickr, 10/31/10

Schedule of Events:

First day of School

Wednesday, August 18th – 9th grade Freshman Only. This is a special day for the incoming 9th graders.  There will be special activities for new high school students  in order to help them feel welcomed at North Star!

Thursday, August 19th – All Students. First full day – regular start time of 7:57 a.m.  1 hour early dismissal on August 19th and August 20th at 2:04 p.m.

Regular school schedule:  Start time is 7:57 a.m. –  Dismissal time is 3:01 p.m.

**Remember that every Tuesday is a shortened schedule.  Students are dismissed 1:51 p.m.

Food Handler’s Permit

This year, Job Skills students will be provided the option to enroll in the Lancaster County Health Department Food Handler’s mini-course.  County Health instructors will be at North Star to teach the class.  The cost for the Food Handler’s permit is $20 and the permit allows the student to work at jobs related to food service at the Job Skill community work sites.   (Students may use the same permit to apply for employment at a food service site.) The permit is good for 2 years.

Community Work Skills & Community Social Skills

Beginning on September 7, 2010  students will have the opportunity to learn work skills and social skills in a variety of settings in-school and out in the community.   Work skills will take place Monday – Friday, both in-school and community.  Community Social Skill outings will take place on Fridays.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Fall Conference Dates:  Monday, October 11, 2010 & Tuesday, October 12, 2010 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (both days)

Spring Conference Dates:  Monday, March 7, 2011 & Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (both days)

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