CORRECTION: Sunday Night Reminder - Sun., Sept. 8, 2019
We are Wildcats.  At NFA, respect and responsibility go hand-in-hand.
See or hear something; say something, and we will respond.
 
News & Announcements
 
Late Buses
Norwich and Preston late bus start, Mon., Sept. 16.
  • Norwich’s late bus runs Mon., Tue. & Thu. Pick up is 4:45 p.m. in front of Tirrell.
  • Preston’s late bus runs Mon. - Thu.  Pick up is 4 p.m. in front of Tirrell.
If you plan to take the late bus home, pick up a pass at the Student Affairs Office before the beginning of the last channel of the day.
 
Open House/Parents Night -- Thu., Sep. 12, 6-8:30 p.m. (NOT Oct. 12 as previously stated in the SNR email)
Help your parents or guardians navigate their way through Open House/Parents Night.  Fill in the class schedule, and find a campus map HERE.  Parents can also get a printed copy of your schedule starting at 6 p.m. in House Offices.  Hope to see your parents/guardians on Thu. evening.
 
Student ID Photos
Main Campus:  Grades 10-12 -- ID photos, Sept. 3-9, in a schedule by English classes.  Check with your English teacher about which day your class is to be photographed.
 
The *NEW* NFA App
The new and improved NFA App has been updated for your iOS and Android devices.  Download it free at the Android and App stores. It’s THE place for all school-related information (news, events, daily notices, athletic schedules).
 
Free and Reduced Lunch
If you qualify for food assistance be sure to fill out the applications given to you in homeroom and return to your House Office or to the Office of Student Affairs in Tirrell Lobby.  If at any time during the school year your circumstances change, you can fill out an application. Check with your School Counselor or your House Principal.
 
Please Note: Because NFA’s program does not provide universal free lunch to all students, students and families must apply to receive these benefits. (If your family receives SNAP or other state benefits, you will be directly certified and will not need to apply.) 
 
FREE Dinner 
Free dinner is available to ALL students (18 and younger),  M-F, 4 - 6 p.m. beginning tomorrow, Mon. Sept. 9, in the back cafeteria. The dinner complies with Connecticut State meal requirements. Students sign in to participate and eat dinner in the cafeteria. No grab-and-go or takeout for dinner.  Find the dinner menu here.
 
School-Based Health Center
NFA has partnered with United Community and Family Services to serve the physical and behavioral health needs of students.  Stop at the Medical Center to learn more or register for services. Parents can learn more and register students by clicking the UCFS School-Based Health Center icon at MyNFA>Parents or directly here
 
Legal Notifications and Parental Consent
Please remind your parents/guardians that they may opt-out of any of the following areas either in writing, email or by completing and signing an electronic form in PowerSchool:
 
Areas--Directory Information, AIDS Education, Curricular Supplements, NFA Public Relations/Student Names and Photos, and/or Pesticide Application. 
 
Requests in writing or by email can be sent to Head of School David Klein at kleind@nfaschool.org
 
Electronic opt-out can be made on E-Collect in the left-hand menu bar once you sign in to PowerSchool   Click on Legal Notifications and Parental Consent. All requests must be received by September 16, 2019.
 
UConn ECE Registration Deadline
Students enrolled in a UConn ECE credit class at NFA must Apply and Enroll online with UConn. This is a multi-step process.  The first step (consent form) must be submitted by Sept. 16.  The second step (enrollment) is Sept. 30. Follow the UConn ECE link on your MyNFA>Students Portal Dashboard - Click on “Students & Parents” or click here.
 
Career Resource Center (CRC) News -- Visit the CRC, Room, 1102 
Visit the Career Resource Center during open hours (7:15 am – 2:45 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.;  7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Fri.), during a study hall, in lunch or with a classroom teacher’s permission.  Make an appointment with the Career Resource Specialist, Mrs. Lauzier or email lauzierk@nfaschool.org
 
The CRC helps you with college search and applications, admissions essays, and résumés; local and national scholarship and financial aid opportunities; SAT/ACT/ASVAB information and registration assistance; Researching job postings in the Norwich area; developing a résumé, cover letter, and interview skills; job shadowing/internship opportunities; obtaining working papers; and  finding information and support for post-secondary options (ie. military, training programs, employment)
 
Check Daily Notices frequently for upcoming Career Center events and workshops.  College Recruiter visits begin Sept. 11; register on Naviance to attend.  
 
Get Involved --  join . . . attend . . . participate
Don’t miss out on all that is happening on campus - Check Daily Notices for information about:
  • Club & Activity Meetings, including Asian Culture Club, Class Elections, Fashion Club,  Honors Program Activities, Morning Announcers Club, Mountain Bike Club, National Chinese Honor Society,  Playshop, Photography Club, Student Art Association, Unified Soccer, Writer’s Ink, Intramurals, and more. 
  • Volunteer Opportunities at Project Outreach
  • Opportunities to work at the Cat Shack
  • Class Officer and SAB Elections - Also, check your student Gmail account or visit your MyNFA>Student Portal Dashboard for more information and paperwork
 
2020 Yearbook Sales
"2020 Yearbook sales begin on Parents Night, September 12. Put in your order at a table on the first floor of Tirrell. The price through October 31 is $55.00.  From November 1 through April 1 the book is $75.00.  
 
The senior supplement is $10.00 and is delivered in early Fall to seniors who purchased it.  Go to nfaschool.org/yearbook or see Mrs. Fitzgerald in room 7223 to order either product." 
 
Coming Up this Week 
 
Athletics: To view the athletics schedule visit nfawildcats.org
 
Thursday, September 12
Early Dismissal - Students, 11:55 a.m.
Open House/Parents’ Night, 6-8:30 p.m.
 
Friday, September 13
Early Dismissal - Faculty & Students, 11:55 a.m. 
 
And, of course, you are not alone.  Many adults are here to help – parents, teachers, house principals, school counselors, and student assistance personnel, coaches, advisers, staff – you name it -- NFA has adults who want you to succeed.  Let them help you.