Sunday Night Reminder - January 9, 2022
 
Monday, January 10, begins an E week with Wednesday classes E-H. 
 
Scheduling reminders
 
Thursday, January 13, and Friday, January 14, are early release days for students. So, too, are Tuesday, January 18, and Wednesday, January 19. 
 
There is no school Monday, January 17, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
 
The second semester starts Thursday, January 20. 
 
Website update
 
We appreciate your patience dealing with issues surrounding our website this week. Our third-party vendor, who serves thousands of schools across the country, dealt with an unanticipated network issue beginning Tuesday, January 4. The site, while not fully restored visually, has most, if not all, of its main functionality back – including the student, parent and faculty portal areas. This will continue to improve over the next day or so. We appreciate your continued patience and we will put an update on social media when the site is fully restored. 
 
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. 
 
UCONN program presentations Monday
 
NFA is partnering with the UCONN Connecticut Collegiate Awareness and Preparation Program. Representatives from the program will be on campus tomorrow (Monday, January 10) for an information session. Students in grades 9-12 who meet the program requirements and have been recommended to attend this information session, will receive a pass via your NFA Gmail account. Please be sure to check your email so you don't miss this great opportunity!
 
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.
 
Book Club meets Monday
 
The next meeting of the Book Club is Monday, January 10, at 2:30 pm in the Latham Lab of the library. 
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Marines Career Presentation
 
Interested in joining the Marines or learning more information? Attend a career presentation offered by the Marines on Monday, January 24, during F channel to learn more about the various options and benefits available through the Marine Corps. Open to all students. Sign up with Mrs. Lauzier in the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College and Career Center.  
 
Charter Oak Federal Credit Union Community Scholarship, March 14th Deadline
 
Charter Oak Federal Credit Union is now accepting applications for their 2022 Scholarship Program. Charter Oak Federal Credit Union will award one $2,000 scholarship to one student from NFA. In order to be considered, the student must be a primary member of Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, be a graduating high school senior planning to an accredited institution of higher and excel academically, be involved in extracurricular activities and/or be involved in his or her local community.  Applications will ONLY be accepted electronically. See Mrs. Lauzier with questions and to learn how to apply.