Sunday Night Reminder - Jan. 5
The midterm exam schedule and rules have been posted to your MyNFA student portal. Exams, which begin on January 16, are fast approaching. Be sure to review the schedule and guidelines, as well as finish any necessary work in your classes. Check in with your teachers!
 
Enhancing Communications
In an effort to declutter your inbox, the Communications Office is modifying how it delivers information to you. This trial comes after two focus group discussions with members of SAB and other students. Sunday Night Reminder like this one will continue as usual, providing a synopsis of the week ahead with information targeted to larger audiences. 
 
During this trial, however, Daily Notices will no longer be emailed to students every day. You provided us feedback that indicates we are filling your inbox too much and that you aren’t reading this information as often as we’d like. There is, however, an interest in still seeing the information, just in a less direct way of delivery.
 
Daily Notices will be the featured element on your MyNFA student portal, and it’ll be updated as necessary during the week. This will continue to include more detailed information about clubs, activities, college visits and more. We will drive additional reminders to portal access through digital signage and social media tools. 
 
Yes, you’re getting less email, but the same information is there, and the best way to stay informed is to check your MyNFA>Student Portal Dashboard daily for new information. 
 
Attendance Appeals Reminder: Attendance Appeals are due no later than 2:30 pm,Thursday, January 9. Download the Attendance Appeals Application, and find all the information you need under "Student Attendance Appeals" on your MyNFA>Student Portal Dashboard. Questions? Talk to your Attendance Secretary, Building Principal or School Counselor.
 
NFA is pleased to announce it will once again hold a Saturday Academy Program this year. The program is designed to improve study skills and knowledge in mathematics and English. Participating students have the opportunity to earn one elective credit. In addition, the Saturday Academy will be introducing courses that will assist students in preparing for the world of work after graduation. To earn one credit, students must attend at least nine of the 10 sessions and participate in all required activities.
 
The program runs from January to March, and sessions run from 8 am to noon each Saturday. Bruch is provided for all enrolled students. Transportation provided only for students living in Norwich. Session dates: January 11 and 25, February 1, 8, 22, 29; March 7, 14, 21, 28. If you need additional information, please contact your child’s guidance counselor or Leo Butler, director of diversity, at 860-425-5625 or butlerl@nfaschool.org.
 
The College & Career Center has moved! The CCC has a new home in the Land Library (top of the stairs as you enter the library)! We're here to help with college essays and applications, resume writing, working papers, job placement, etc. Open hours: 7:15 am – 2:45 pm, Monday - Thursday.; 7:15 am – 2:15 pm, Friday. Check Daily Notices to learn about college recruiter visits, college application workshops, military recruiters and presentations, scholarship opportunities, and more. 
 
Athletics: To view the athletics schedule visit nfawildcats.org
 
A Look Ahead:
  • Friday, January 10 - 7 pm, Start of the 21st Century: Dance Showcase
  • Wednesday, January 15 -- Marking Period 2 ends 
  • January 16-17, 21-22 Mid-term exams and early dismissals (schedule posted to your portal!)
  • Monday, January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School - faculty, staff and students
  • Thursday, January 23, Semester 2 begins
  • Friday, January 24, and Saturday, January 25 - 7 pm - Playshop presents: “All In The Timing”