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2020-2021 School Year Reopening

We are proud to offer a structure intended to support in person and remote instruction for the 20-21 school year. This DRAFT plan has been submitted to NYSED and the NYS Department of Health.


Families will hear from Principal Sean Wood, along with the Superintendent, as the planning process continues to evolve. REMEMBER, THIS MS PLAN IS IN DRAFT FORM AND COULD CHANGE IN A DAYS NOTICE. Subcommittees have been formed to fininalze all details associated with planning for something of this magnitude.

More information to come... 

Summer Office Hours
Summer is here and so are we!
The Middle School Office is open for business Monday - Thursday
from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
We suggest you call ahead to make sure someone is available due to summer holiday's and vacations. 
NMS Welcomes Sean Wood as New Principal
Sean Wood, MS PrincipalNMS is excited to announce some changes at the middle school.  Mr. Scott Ryan has changed positions and will be moving to the district office to oversee several initiatives throughout the school district in his new role as the Director of Teaching, Learning and Personnel.  Congratulations to Mr. Ryan as he moves to his new office just a few steps away and continues to work to strengthen not only the middle school, but all four of our buildings.  We appreciate his leadership and support for our students as our principal for nearly a decade.  
Taking the helm at the middle school will be Mr. Sean Wood, former Assistant Principal at Perry Browne.  Mr. Wood joins us after working with our students in grades 3-5 for the last two years.  He is excited to get to know our middle school families and looks forward to guiding our Perry Browne families as our incoming sixth graders get acclimated to the new routines and responsibilities of being a successful middle schooler.   
As we make this transtion, please come back and visit our middle school webpages and social media to stayed informed. We look forward to getting everyone back together soon and reconnecting as we close out the current school year and prepare for the fall.   If you would like to send a message to Mr. Wood to introduce yourself or ask a question, you can e-mail him at [email protected] 
NMS Policies
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Reporting an Absence
Teachers take attendance at 7:35 a.m.  Any students not in class at that time are marked with an unexcused absence. To improve communications from school to home, the middle school has a method of communicating daily student attendance to our families.  
An automated phone call is made to all parent-guardians of MS students that have been marked as an unexcused absence from school as of 8:00 am.  The calls ensure that the parent/guardians are aware their child has not made it to school or class.  With any system that relies on human input, there is always a chance for error.  For example, if your child arrives at 7:50 a.m. and the teacher has already taken attendance at 7:35 a.m. Consequently, your child will be reported as an unexcused absence.  In this scenario, you may receive a call unless our competent clerical staff has found the time in the morning rush to enter this “tardy to school” into the attendance system prior to the automated call being sent. We would ask for your understanding as we work to improve our efficiency around this communication tool. We would rather have you receive this notification because of error than not at all.    
To report an absence, we ask you to contact Mrs. Lauren Van Beers, Attendance Secretary, at 607-334-1600 x2002 or [email protected]  NYS law states that verification of a student absence must be in writing, so please know that you will still receive a call unless a note/email is sent. That note can be sent once your child is healthy enough to return. 
MS Policy FAQs
FAQs regarding specific policy at the middle school...   
MS Main Office
Phone: 607.334.1600 x2000
Fax: 607.334.6210 
89 Midland Dr.
Norwich, NY 13815 
BOE Regular Meeting
Wed Aug 19 2020
BOE Retreat
Wed Aug 19 2020
BOE Work Session
Wed Sep 9 2020
Common Core Standards
Norwich City School District
District Office: 89 Midland Drive  | Norwich, NY 13815
P: 607.334.1600  |  F: 607.336.8652

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