The draft calendar for FY22 displayed will be submitted to the Board of Education for approval on April 13th. The District is committed to improving the Calendar Committee process, and will start earlier in the year, ensure better community representation on the Committee, and more opportunities for community feedback. Please feel free to click on the link below and leave your feedback, which will be shared with the Board.
Notice of Biometric Data Collection
Nome Public Schools will begin incorporating biometric scanning as an interface for PowerSchool attendance and meal services during the 4th Quarter of the 20-21 School Year. Please reference the attached “How it Works” document for an explanation of how a student’s finger is scanned and converted to a binary number, associated to their Student ID number in PowerSchool, and then used for future rapid identification in PowerSchool for attendance and meal services interfaces. Capture of biometric data is scheduled to begin the week of 22 March 2021.
Parents who do NOT want biometric data collected on their child(ren) may OPT OUT by completing the attached form (one for each child) and returning it to their child(ren)'s school registrar / front office.
Paper copies of the OPT OUT form are available in the front office of each school if needed.
IMPACT of OPT OUT on Students: Any student who is OPT OUT will need to use their six to eight digit Student ID number instead of their old three to four digit lunch number for attendance and meal services once the integration of biometric data is complete.
NPS Climate & Connectedness Parent Survey (2020/2021)Greetings NPS Families! It's time once again to ask for parent completion of our School Climate and Connectedness Survey. We truly value your input to help us know where we are doing well and where we need to do work to improve. We ask that if you have children at more than one school, that you complete a survey for each school. We know your time is valuable, and we appreciate your willingness to give us feedback. The surveys close on March 26th. We will have computers available to complete this survey at our upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences on February 19th and 22nd as well.Anvil City Science Academy - ACSA Family Survey LinkNome Elementary School - NES Family Survey LinkNome-Beltz MiddleHigh School - NBMHS Family Survey Link
AK Department of Education and Early Development District and School Report Cards for 2019-2020 School Year
The district and school Report Cards for the 2019-2020 school year are now available on the Department of Education and Early Development's website at https://education.
alaska.gov/compass/report-card . Simply select Nome Public Schools and your child's school to review a variety of information about teacher quality, discipline, and student achievement.
Nome Public Schools Announces Smart Start Plan
Nome Public Schools Families - As we plan for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, our guiding principles are
1) Prioritize safety of students and staff
2) Students in school for as many days possible for as long as possible and
3) efforts must be made to ensure equitable access to education for all students.
We must balance the educational, social and emotional needs of our students with the need for a safe and healthy school and community. As health conditions evolve and more information is available, some areas of this plan may need to change. We will work to communicate school specifics and student details as we get closer to the first day of school.
Our planning is based on guidelines from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS), and we will work closely with our health partners at Public Health and the Norton Sound Hospital to anticipate shifts between Learning Models based on community case numbers and risk of community spread.
Please see this document (Smart Start Plan) for the Nome Public Schools Smart Start Plan for School Year 2020-2021.
BoardBook is the online service that streamlines the preparation, distribution and publishing of agenda packets. Developed with the guidance and insight of hundreds of people like you, BoardBook is easy to implement and simple to use. This is what we will be using starting at the BOE Work Session on November 27, 2018. You can use the link below to access the NPS Board of Education agenda for the upcoming session and you can always find the BoardBook link in the Board of Education section of our website.