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A Message from Our Principal:

Greetings Panther Cubs & Families!

It’s hard to believe we’re already thinking about the 2022-2023 school year. I hope you are having a wonderful summer and have had time to play, laugh, and relax.

I look forward to starting this next school year with the excitement of a new beginning as our renovations have begun!  These are exciting times for the Nora school community as we see our beautiful building become transformed into a learning space that will serve our community for decades to come. 

Already this summer, your teachers, counselors, and I are creating the master schedule and planning for a successful 2022-2023 school year. Our outstanding front office, custodial, and technology staff are making sure the building and all the important behind-the-scenes effects are in top order and ready for August 4th.

We can’t wait to see you all and for a great school year!

Sincerely,

Mr. S.

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REMINDER: NEW SCHOOL HOURS!  

Student Hours:
7:50am-2:35pm

Arrival begins: 7:30am
Dismissal begins: 2:35pm

2022-2023 School Calendar 

 

Principal's Luncheon

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
MUST be filled out each school year. 

Please make sure you get your form completed if you think your family qualifies.

Online Application

You can pick-up a paper copy from the front office.
This application also covers textbook assistance.

 

Mark Your Calendars!  

Upcoming Events at Nora:

 

August 2, 2022 – Ice Cream Social
August 4, 2022 – 1st Day of School for Students
August 9, 2022 – PTO Meeting
August 11, 2022 – Nora Food Pantry
September 1, 2022 – Back-to-School Night
September 8, 2022 – Nora Food Pantry
September 13, 2022 – PTO Meeting
September 21, 2022 – E-Learning for students/Parent-Teacher Conferences
September 30, 2022 – Norathon and Penny Wars
October 4, 2022 – PTO Meeting
October 6, 2022 – Nora Food Pantry
October 10-14, 2022 – Fall Break
October 21, 2022 – Nora Bonfire

 

Look for more information coming soon on these events and more!

 

Welcome to our newest Nora staff members:

  • Lesley Seitz – 3rd Grade
  • Maggie Kelly – 1st Grade 
  • Tyler Mitchell – Special Education
  • Danielle Nichols – Special Education
  • Katie Sego – 5th Grade 
  • Sarah O’Neill Bailey – 4th Grade 
  • Morgan Hitchens- Special Education IA
  • Alexis Koshenina- Kindergarten IA
  • Candi King – Media Center IA

 

 

 

 

Bus Information

 

Your student(s) bus assignment information will be available on Skyward shortly before the first day of school. For all Transportation information, please visit the Transportation website: https://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/transportation/ .

Download the Here Comes The Bus app on your smart phone to track your child’s bus during the school year and to set up notifications when the bus gets close: https://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/transportation/bus-tracking/ .

 

All students should board their bus at their assigned stop each day.  If you move during the school year, please contact the office to make permanent changes for transportation.

Limited Choice/Non-Resident students’ transportation is the parent responsibility.  Please make sure that your student(s) arrive at school on time in the morning and picked-up on time in the afternoon.

All changes in transportation need to be provided to the office no later than 1:30pm.  We will not be able to honor any requests received after 1:30pm.

Please ensure that your child’s teacher knows how they are getting home each day.  We appreciate your help with this process to ensure the safety of all students.

 

UPDATED CAR RIDER PROCEDURES:

Due to Nora being currently under major renovation, the entire Eastside of the building is inaccessible to students and staff.  As a result, some alterations will occur in both AM and PM Car Rider lines (Please review the maps below), this may result in much longer wait times while in line.  We encourage everyone to utilize MSDWT buses if possible.

AM (Drop-Off):

  • Enter from Eastside driveway.
  • Follow line of cars down center row (if full start next row to the East).
  • Follow the sidewalk to the South.
  • Students will exit farther South than in previous years.
  • Students will need to PAUSE exiting if buses are exiting / entering the property.
  • Exit property from Eastside driveway.

PM (Pick-Up):

  • Enter from Eastside driveway.
  • Follow line of cars, filling row 1 first, 2 second, and 3 last. Cones will separate rows 1 and 2.
  • Follow the sidewalk to the South, stoping at the cones.
  • Once buses have exited the property, staff will move cones and cars will from a single file row along the front of the building.
  • Students will enter cars and the row of cars will be dismissed. Please DO NOT pull around cars.
  • Exit property from the Westside driveway.

PLEASE NOTE: This will be significantly longer than pervious years! Please be patient!

AYS
After School Care

At Your School Child Services (AYS) provides childcare at Nora from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  You may register your student at the AYS central office.  They are located at 4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 300, 46205 or you can call them at 317-283-3817.  The AYS program does reach capacity quickly, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible.

You can also sign-up online at:  http://www.ayskids.org/registration.html

AYS

SKYWARD

Skyward Family Access allows you to access student grades, attendance, email teachers and school officials, pay fees and much more.

For the safety of your students we want to be sure we have the most up to date and accurate information.  Please take a moment to log into Skyward Family Access – https://skyward.msdwt.k12.in.us – and complete the Data Clean-Up process. Parents will have the option to save and come back at a later time to complete the process.

If you need additional guidance with this process, step by step directions can be found at http://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/cleanup. Log in credentials were sent via US mail to families in a Back to School packet.

CLASSROOM VISITORS/VOLUNTEERS

Nora welcomes parents to visit the classroom.  Classroom and teacher visits will be by appointment only.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you would like to set-up a time to meet or visit the classroom. Visits should be limited to 30 minutes or less.

All classroom visitors/volunteers must have completed a Limited Background Check.  This form must be filled out and given to the front office so that it can be sent for approval.  Please allow at least 7-10 days for this process to be completed.

Limited Volunteer Limited Background checks are free of charge to anyone interested in volunteering.  Volunteer opportunities vary by teacher.

Visitors for lunch will no longer be permitted to ensure the safety of all.

 

NORA ELEMENTARY PTO

Our PTO would love to connect with your family!  “Follow” our PTO page on Facebook for the most up-to-date information on events, volunteer opportunities and community-building throughout the year!

NORA PTO https://www.facebook.com/NoraElementaryPTO

 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Check out our 2022-2023 supply lists:

If you have questions or need any assistance with school supplies this year, please reach out to our School Social Worker, Laura Hakim at lhakim@msdwt.k12.in.us or 317-844-5436 ext. 16168.

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