The First Days Of School:
The first day of school for students is Monday, August 27, 2018. The school day is from 9:10 AM – 4:15 PM each day. It is imperative that students arrive at school on time every day and remain present all day every day in order to get maximum instructional time. Students are not permitted to arrive at school on any school day prior to 8:45 AM as there is no adult supervision available.
Our Attendance Secretary, Ms. Neal-Djopa, receives attendance information from teachers and records this information in PowerSchool. The day(s) that a student is absent and the reason for the absences is recorded. Please send a note or email the attendance secretary (email@example.com) when your child is absent for any reason. Students that are absent are required to bring a note from home to their homeroom teacher or the main office to excuse the absence. Unexcused absences may jeopardize social events and sports participation.
As a part of the Northeast family, parents play a major role in the success of the school. Please work with your child to ensure that he/she knows the expectations and continues to live up to them. The Northeast Discipline Plan is available on our School Resources page. (Also available in the student planner.)
Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast and lunch are served daily for all students. Breakfast begins at 8:45 a.m. Prices are as follows:
Student Breakfast - Free for All Students for 2018-2019
Student Lunch -Free for All Students for 2018-2019
Excellent communication between the school and home is an important part of the educational process. Please join our email listserve for email updates! It is our goal that all phone call/email inquiries are returned within 24 hours. At that time, we will be happy to discuss your child’s progress. You can also make an appointment to meet with teachers as needed. Call the guidance office and speak to your child’s counselor in order to make an appointment.
Within the first two weeks of school, students will be able to rent a locker from their Homeroom teacher. The cost is $4.00. Students must provide their own combination lock. Students are not able to share lockers.
Per state regulations, students participate in Healthy-Active-Child, “HAC”, each day during lunch. Students are given the choice to walk or play in team activities.
Physical Education Uniforms:
All students must have a Northeast uniform to participate in PE. Uniforms are $16.00 and must be paid in cash. The Physical Education teachers will receipt the money for uniforms and distribute clothing once payment is made.
Seventh and eighth grade students participating in athletics must have a current physical. Students who have not had a physical during the summer will be able to receive one at Northeast after school begins. Physicals are usually $25.00 and are cash ONLY.
Lifetouch is our school photographer. Detailed information will come home throughout the year for Fall Pictures, Spring Pictures, and Sports Team Pictures.
Northeast students and parents are encouraged to join the PTSA. The membership dues are $7.00 per person. The PTSA at Northeast has developed a tradition of supporting the total school program. They are extremely excited about our fundraising project this year. The PTSA is planning a fundraiser to raise money for instructional materials. Information will be distributed after school begins. We encourage 100% participation. Visit our PTSA site for more information on how to support our school!
School accident insurance is required for all students participating in middle school athletics, unless a parent signs a waiver indicating you already have adequate family coverage. This insurance fee for other students is optional, but strongly recommended. A brochure will be sent home with your child describing the insurance coverage. If you decide to purchase insurance, checks are to be made directly to the insurance company.
Transportation /Bus Information:
During the week prior to school opening, you will receive information regarding your scheduled bus stop, time, and location. Students should be at their bus stop at least fifteen (15) minutes before their scheduled time. More than one bus may come through your area. Make sure your child boards his/her assigned bus. If you have questions, please call Mrs. Bain-Hunter, Registrar.
In order to maintain the privilege of riding a bus to Northeast Middle School, students must exhibit excellent behavior on our buses from the first day of school to the last. Violations of the expectations/guidelines may result in a student being suspended from school. Parents who bring students to school should do so after 8:45 AM in order to ensure proper supervision. Please note that students are not permitted to ride another bus other than their assigned bus. Students wishing to be car riders must bring a note from home with a daytime phone number so the parent may be contacted. Students cannot be switched from a bus to a car via the telephone.
A yearbook is always a way for students to remember their middle school years. Information regarding yearbook sales will be sent home.