Sunday Night Reminder - June 12, 2022
 
Schedule updates: 
  • The last day of school is Thursday, June 16 (this is a make-up day, students who have taken all necessary exams do not have to report to school)
  • Busses will be running that day for those that do come to school 
  • This is the last Sunday Night Reminder for the school year. Thanks for reading. We’ll be back in August! 
Yearbook distribution
 
Seniors: you’ll get your yearbook at senior breakfast on Wednesday. Pick it up in the cafeteria at 11:30 am. The senior supplement (which includes end-of-year activities) can be purchased for $10 (cash only) at the senior breakfast.
 
Grades 9-11: you can pick up your yearbook before school on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday beginning at 7 am in room 7221. You can also pick it up Tuesday after school in 7221.
IDs are required to get your book. Books are available for purchase at $75. See Mrs. Fitzgerald in room 7221. 
 
Senior Email accounts
 
Seniors! Your NFA email will be disabled as of June 30, 2022. Please take any steps necessary to preserve messages or data or files prior to that date!
 
Final Exams Continue
 
Information regarding final exams, including schedules, is located on both the student and parent portals. Please familiarize yourself with the schedule. Underclass exams run through June 16. 
 
Students should be on campus for the duration of the exam period for which they are scheduled. Thank you.  
 
ECSU transcripts
 
For any student who has taken an Eastern Connecticut State University Dual Enrollment course at NFA, here are the steps to request your ECSU transcript to be sent to your colleges. It is your responsibility to request your transcript directly from ECSU. Teachers of ECSU courses also have these directions available. See your teacher or your counselor with any questions.
 
Required Summer Assignments and Course Agreement Forms
 
Be sure to check this spreadsheet over the summer!  Courses listed on this sheet have required summer work that students must complete as part of the course requirements.  Be advised, that some honors, AP, and college credit courses have course agreement forms that must be completed before a student can enroll in the class.  If you have questions regarding a class, the contact information for each course is listed on the spreadsheet.
 
Writer’s Ink magazine is out! 
 
All year, students in the Writer's Ink club have been working tirelessly to put together our campus's literary magazine. The club accepts anonymous submissions of poetry, short stories, essays, and other creative works from students on campus, read and discusses them as a group, and then vote on whether or not the pieces will be published in the magazine. Only the cream of the crop makes the final cut. This magazine represents the best creative writing our campus has to offer. Please read, enjoy, and seriously consider joining Writer's Ink next year so you too can be part of the magic! To read this year’s magazine, click here.
 
Summer Volunteer Opportunities
 
Why be bored this summer? Summer is a great time to learn new things, gain experience for college and job resumes and give back to your community. Sign up now for these volunteer opportunities through Project Outreach. To learn more, or sign up, connect with Mrs. Savage in 7101 or at savagej@nfaschool.org.
 
Summer Leadership Program – July 11-15, 8:30 am to noon

Open to incoming ninth-graders and those students in grades 10-12. Learn leadership and advocacy skills while developing a community project. 
 
Summer Jam and Learn Program – Tuesdays, July 5-August 9, 12:30 to 2 pm
 
Students will work with campers on a weekly project around service and kindness. The Program takes place at St. Mark”s Church Hall (not a religious program). See Mrs. Savage for an application. 
 
Norwich Public Schools Programs – Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm/12:30 to 4:30 pm.

Need to sign up for one or more days and one or more shifts. Must stay the same throughout the summer. Spots are available on a first-come-first-served basis (three spots at each school each shift). Sign up with Mrs. Savage by June 17. Programs will be held at the following schools: Kelly Middle School (with Global students); Stanton Elementary (with Uncas students); Moriarty Elementary (with Wequonnoc students); Mahan Elementary (with Veterans students) and Huntington Elementary (with additional Stanton students). 
 
Preston Library

Volunteers are needed through the summer to help in the library. See Mrs. Savage for more information. 
 
Norwichtown Rehab

Volunteers to help in the therapeutic recreation department engaging patients in games, reading, and friendly visits. See Mrs. Savage for an application. All volunteers will need to be fully vaccinated (including a booster).
 
Host a hockey player!
 
Norwich Hockey Club will begin competitive play this fall and its players will attend NFA. Host families will be needed for these players. Families will receive a stipend of $1,000 per month. To learn more about becoming a host family, click here. To learn more about Norwich Hockey Club, click here.

Girls Cross Country Info

All girls interested in cross country should sign up on FamilyID and join the 2022 Cross Country classroom. The code is vbqceen. Contact Coach K at kochanskik@nfaschool.org with questions. 

Summer Programs at NFA!
 
Our summer programming has been finalized. Programs available in art, dance, basketball, STEM and more. To see a complete listing and to register, visit nfaschool.org/summer.
 
Photos available for purchase
 
Legacy Studios, the company that we partner with for school photos and our yearbook, has accumulated nearly 10,000 photos from life at NFA so far this year. These photos are available online for purchase. And, what’s even easier is they are organized by event which makes it easy to find what you’re looking for! Graduation photos will be added, too. 
 
To access the photo library, visit https://legacystudios.com/purchase/. Then click on “sports and events” and enter the following code: 3540E22. It’s that easy! 
 
Return your library books!
 
All library books are due back Tuesday, May 31. All overdue books will be entered into PowerSchool on June 1, 2022, as debts until they are returned. Students' debts will be cleared and removed from PowerSchool if returned books are in good condition. Only damaged or lost books must be paid for.
 
News from the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College & Career Center 
 
Visit the Anne Mitchell College & 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.
 
Norwich Human Services' Summer Youth Employment Program 
 
Norwich Human Services' Summer Youth Employment Program is now accepting applicants! SYEP participants will receive a minimum wage to work approximately 75 hours during July and August, pending funding. More than a summer job, this is an employment opportunity, where youth are trained in the skills that employers are seeking, including worker safety training. Additionally, participants will be provided with support like bus passes, required clothing/tools, and case management.  Students must meet mandated eligibility requirements based on income. Applicants are then chosen based on their interest and enthusiasm for work, appropriate job assignments and vocational interest. Interested in applying? Please complete the Youth Employment Interest Form, once complete you will be contacted by a staff person. 
 
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.