Sunday Night Reminder - January 16, 2022
 
 
Scheduling reminders
 
There is no school Monday, January 17, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
 
Our exam schedule continues Tuesday, January 18, and Wednesday, January 19, with early dismissal for students. 
 
The second semester starts with a full day of school on Thursday, January 20. 
 
Two examples of 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. 
 
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. 
 
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.
 
The food truck is back!
 
Lunch items will once again be available in the Atrium beginning Thursday, January 20, during all channels. When the weather warms, it’ll move back outside.  
 
Website issues resolved
 
We appreciate your patience in dealing with issues surrounding our website recently. We are happy to report that all issues have been resolved and our site is functioning normally, including the student and parent portals. Thank you for your patience. 
 
Meetings, meetings, meetings
 
Please refer to our Daily Notices (available on the NFA app, as well as both the student and parent portal) for complete details on the following meetings happening this week:
 
January 24
SAB meeting
 
January 27
Boys tennis
Comic Book Club
 
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.
 
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 14 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.
 
Chelsea Groton Bank Scholarship, April 11 Deadline
 
Chelsea Groton Bank is now accepting applications for its 2022 Scholarship. Chelsea Groton Bank will award one $500 scholarship to one student from NFA. In order to be considered, the student must be a graduating senior and can prove acceptance into a college, university or technical school in the Fall of 2022. Applications can be found on Naviance or in the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College and Career Center. See Mrs. Lauzier with questions and to learn how to apply.