Sunday Night Reminder - January 2, 2022
 
Monday, January 3, begins an A week with Wednesday classes A-D.  

If you see something, say something

Wildcats, we are a family, and we are all in this together. If you see something suspicious or hear something suspicious, please reach out to a trusted adult -- a teacher, counselor, coach or member of our campus safety team. We are strong individually, but even stronger together.

STOPit App

Students, if you haven't done so, please download the STOPit app to your phone. You can find STOPit for both iOS and Android. Once you've downloaded it, installation is easy. Just search for Norwich Free Academy, select your class and you are good to go. There are no codes to enter! STOPit is a fully anonymous app where you can report any type of behavior or actions that warrant attention from an adult. 

Two examples when you should stay home

There are two scenarios when students should not be coming to school. First, if you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, stay home. Second, please do not come to school if you are awaiting the results of a COVID test. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Updated spectator policy in Alumni Gym

As we continue to take steps to curb the spread of COVID-19, attendance at home sporting events in Alumni Gym will be limited to four spectators per participating NFA athletes only, effective immediately. Visiting fans and the general public will not be allowed. Teams will receive further information directly from their coaches regarding logistics. 

All events in Alumni Gym are streamed live (for free) at www.youtube.com/norwichfreeacademy. Additionally, those who attend the games are required to wear masks at all times. Seating will be spread out, and there will not be a formal student section. This is hoped to be a temporary measure, and your patience is appreciated. 

Work in the Cat Shack!

The Cat Shack is hiring for the second semester! If you are interested in working in the Cat Shack for a lunch channel and have a study hall during C, F, G or H channels, please stop by the Cat Shack to fill out an application. The Cat Shack is open from 11 - 12 each day. You can also pick up an application from Mr. Legnos in Room 6102.

Dance Showcase this Friday!

Our annual dance showcase returns to the Slater stage Friday, January 7, at 7 pm, and tickets are available. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and NFA students or faculty with ID. Tickets must be purchased in advance as seating will be assigned. If you are interested, please email Ashley Caldeira at caldeiraa@nfaschool.org with your ticket request. 

Annie Auditions

Auditions for the 2022 NFA Spring Musical, ANNIE, will take place on Monday, January 10th. Auditions will run from 2:30pm to 5:00pm though students may leave as soon as they audition. Prepare for your audition using the information at shorturl.at/elmtA

Questions, email Mr. Trostler at trostlerp@nfaschool.org.

Project Outreach looking for mentors

Project Outreach is looking for volunteers for an eight-week in-person mentoring program at Kelly Middle School on Wednesday's starting in January. Please see Mrs. Savage in Project Outreach (room 7101) for an application and for more information.

Study at Conn College while at NFA!

NFA has a partnership with Connecticut College which allows two qualifying NFA students to take a class at Connecticut College for the second semester. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please see your school counselor.

Senior portraits – last chance – really! 

Last chance to get your formal senior photo taken! As a member of the Class of 2022,  you get to be a part of the senior section of the 2022 yearbook and this includes your formal senior portrait. ID photos are not used and outside photos are not accepted.

Legacy Photography will be on campus one final time, January 24-28. They will be taking portraits Monday, Thursday, Friday from 2 to 8 pm and Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 am to  6pm. All photos are taken in the BeechTree Lounge which is located on the first floor of the Latham Science and Information Center. To make an appointment, click here.

Wildcat Hoop School Winter Clinics

Members of our boys and girls coaching staff and team will be hosting basketball clinics for boys and girls ages 5-13 for six weeks beginning January 8. All the information you need can be found here

News from the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College and Career Center 

Visit the Mitchell '44 College and Career Center, Room, 1221

Open hours: 7:15 am – 2:45 pm, Mon.-Thurs.; 7:15 am – 2:00 pm, Fri.

Drop by or make an appointment with the Career Resource Specialist, Mrs. Lauzier, or email lauzierk@nfaschool.org.