M. E. Norman Elementary School

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  • Elementary Virtual Classroom Expectations

    Posted by Norman Elementary on 7/31/2020

    From Ms. Hoffpauir:

    In order to ensure our Norman children thrive within virtual learning, they will follow a normal instructional schedule.

    Teachers will provide the students with a daily schedule since schedules vary from school to school.

    • Students will be expected to log-in to their computers at 8:00 AM.
    • Teachers will deliver direct instruction to students throughout the day. However, they will not remain on the computer all day from 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM.

    For example, students may be instructed to complete an activity in a workbook or in their Class Notebooks in the Microsoft Teams app.  The teacher will then set a time to meet back in the class to review the work.  This type of cycle can be repeated numerous times throughout the lesson. 

    The students will get breaks between classes, have recess time, lunch time, bathroom breaks, and even a 40 – 45 minute break where they can do things around the house or outside to take the place of PE, library or art. 

    Teachers and students have a segment of the day for intervention and remediation time. During this time, assignments will be given and time will be provided so the teacher can schedule small group intervention or remediation with students. Students may be asked to read independently or to work on Zearn, if they are not working in a small group with the teacher.  

    Additionally, teachers will be available for office hours if parents and student have questions. Parents, you will be given more specific details and will be contacted one day next week with further instructions. We are just wanting to give you an example day for an elementary virtual student, so that you know what to expect. Thank you for your support and understanding! Take Care!

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  • School Opening Procedures

    Posted by School Administrator on 7/27/2020

    M.E. Norman Parents: 

    At the start of school for safety reasons, parents will not be able to enter the school building to walk their child/children to class and help with carrying school supplies as in the past. 

    In order to have a smooth beginning to the year, we will have designated school supply drop off dates and times.  Supplies may be dropped off to the office on the following dates: 

    • July 27 7:30 – 3:30
    • July 28 7:30 – 3:30
    • July 29 7:30 – 3:30
    • July 30 7:30 – 3:30
    • July 31 7:30 – 12:00

    Please use the buzzer by the front door.  We will maintain social distancing and mask requirements in order to have a safe drop-off process.  Supply list are located on the Norman website and at Wal-Mart in Bayou Vista.  Thank you for your support and understanding as we begin the new school year!  Take Care!

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  • Using Fast ForWord at Home

    Posted by M. E. Norman Web Administrator on 6/3/2020 7:40:00 AM

    The Fast ForWord program is an award-winning suite of software exercises that build brain fitness while simultaneously developing cognitive and academic skills. Because the software is web-based, it’s simple for students to use at home.  

     

    Your student will need a quiet environment free of distractions to help them stay focused. They’ll also need access to a computer that meets our requirements*, an internet connection, and headphones. 

     

    Your student’s school has already established a Fast ForWord schedule. Students should continue using Fast ForWord on the same schedule: 3 days per week, 30 minutes each day 

     

    To use the Fast ForWord program at home: 

    1. Open your browser and go to myscilearn.com/learner 
    2. Enter the student’s school or district:  St Mary
    3. Enter the student’s username
    4. Enter the student’s password 
    5. Click the program to start, and complete all highlighted exercises

     

    Important! If using iPad with iOS 13 or higher, please follow these steps before the student logs in: 

    1. On iPad, go to Settings, Safari.
    2. Scroll to Settings for Websites and choose Request Desktop Website.
    3. Change All Websites setting to OFF by moving the green slider to the gray position.

     

    Please note that technical support for the Fast ForWord program is being provided by St Mary Parish, Bridget Guillot and not by Scientific Learning: 

    • Email address: bguillot@stmaryk12.net

     

    What you can do to help your student successfully use the program: 

     

    • Let your student know how much you value his/her participation in the program.   
    • Communicate with your student’s teacher to discuss improvements.
    • Acknowledge your student’s successes!
    • Ensure that your student has great attendance, and limit distractions.

    *You can ask your student’s school for a copy of the technical requirements, if needed.  

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  • School Supply Lists 2020 - 2021

    Posted by M. E. Norman Web Administrator on 6/3/2020 7:00:00 AM

    The school supply lists for M. E. Norman students for the 2020-2021 school year have been posted. To access the list you can go to the parent section of the Norman website and click on the tab for School Supply Lists.  Then choose the grade level that your child is in.  I am also listing the links here for each grade list.  

    These lists will help you to know what your child will need for the first day of school.  Students may need to replace items throughout the year.

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  • St. Mary Parish Families Eligible for Emergency Food Benefits

    Posted by M. E. Norman Web Administrator on 5/20/2020 5:00:00 AM
    Parents the following information about the districe food service plan was posted by District on 5/16/2020.

    The Louisiana Department of Education, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is offering families assistance in purchasing food to help offset school meals missed during the COVID-19 closures. The emergency food benefit is available to ALL children who would normally receive free or reduced meals at school and to ALL students who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school. 

    St. Mary Parish CEP schools include the following:

    • Aucoin Elementary
    • B. Edward Boudreaux Middle
    • Bayou Vista Elementary
    • Berwick Elementary
    • Centerville High
    • Foster Elementary
    • Franklin High
    • Franklin Jr. High
    • Hattie Watts Elementary
    • LaGrange Elementary
    • Maitland Elementary
    • Morgan City High
    • Morgan City Jr. High
    • Norman Elementary
    • Patterson High
    • Patterson Jr. High
    • Raintree Elementary
    • West St. Mary High
    • Wyandotte Elementary

    Therefore, a parent whose child attends any one of these schools is eligible to apply, as well as any parent whose child is eligible for free/reduced meals at Berwick High and Berwick Jr. High

    This is an incredible opportunity for families to obtain assistance in a quick and easy process. The portal for applying opens on Monday, May 18th. Applications are due by June 8, 2020.

    More information about the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program can be accessed through the state's digital flyer. The flyer includes links to the application portal and frequently-asked questions (FAQs) about the program. 

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  • Registration for M. E. Norman Elementary (PreK, Kindergarten, and New Students)

    Posted by M. E. Norman Web Administrator on 5/4/2020 8:30:00 AM
    M. E. Norman will hold registration of PreK students and any new students enrolling in Kindergarten and 1st Grade on May 7, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
     
    Parents/Guardians are reminded to bring the following information:
    • Child's birth certificate
    • Social Security card
    • Immunization record
    • Proof of address (electric/utility bill in parent/guardian's name, state ID card, lease or mortgage statement)
    • Proof of income (2 current check stubs, current SNAP benefit letter with student's name)
     
    For safety, we ask that only one parent with a mask come to register the child. No children are allowed on campus at this time. Parents are to park in the back of the school in the large parking lot and enter through the open gate area. A staff member will assist you.
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  • Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8

    Posted by Mrs. Hoffpauir on 5/4/2020 8:00:00 AM
    Teachers Change the World One Child At A Time! THANK YOU for all you do! 😊
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  • Steps to log into Clever/take AR test

    Posted by Norman Elementary Web Administrator on 4/24/2020 11:30:00 AM

    Parents and students,

    Here are the steps to help you  log into Clever.com.  Hopefully, these steps will help those that are having difficulty logging in. In addition to using clever to get to Zearn,  Mrs. Thomas has asked me to share this information because students can now take AR test from home as well.  Please contact your child's teacher if you do not have their log in information for clever.com.  Don't forget the students can use the myOn app to have access to lots of good reading material. myOn link

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  • My On is Now Available

    Posted by M. E. Norman Web Administrator on 4/3/2020 11:00:00 AM

     

    Hi Parents, 

    I hope this message finds all of our students and their families healthy and well.  Our students will have free access to the myON digital library and daily news articles they can access from home during the current COVID-19 school closure period.

    This will help them continue reading and learning—and provide additional opportunities for them to explore topics they are interested in. 

    I have posted the link to the MyOn flyer below.  

    My On Link

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  • Stop the Spread

    Posted by Norman Elementary Web Administrator on 3/14/2020 6:20:00 PM

    Take simple actions every day to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. See our flyer in Peachjar print it up, and post at home. 

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Character Counts!

  • August 10, 2020 - August 14, 2020

    Posted by Gidget Everitt on 8/6/2020

    Welcome Back!

    Staff: "We can do this. We are educators. We were born to make a difference." -Rita Pierson

     

    Students: "I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you'll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you'll make something that didn't exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind."  -Neil Gaiman

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SMP CyberSAFE

  • Be Wary of Open Enrollment Scams

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 11/13/2019

    Two important deadlines are quickly approaching for adding or changing your health coverage if you use one of the following options: 

    • Medicare:  December 7
    • Affordable Care Act (ACA): December 15

    Gretchen Abraham from the FTC's Division of Consumer & Business Education has shared the following tips on the Federal Trade Commission's website to help you avoid being scammed:

    For Medicare:

    • There are no Medicare sales representatives. Anyone who tried to sell you Medicare insurance is a scammer. 
    • You do NOT have to join a prescription drug plan to keep your Medicare insurance. Medicare Part D is voluntary and has nothing to do with your regular Medicare coverage.
    • Telephone scammers posing as "official agents" may ask for personal information, offer free equipment or services, ask for a quick payment, or threaten you. Just hang up.
    • Help with Medicare is available at medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE.

    For Affordable Care Act:

    • Compare plans and quality ratings at healthcare.gov, where you can also enroll.
    • This year, you can also sign up for an ACA plan directly with certain certified partners.  Make sure a company is on the Certified Partner list before giving them your information. 
    • After you apply for ACA, you may get a phone call from the Marketplace asking you to verify information or supply additional information. If you are unsure about trusting the caller, ask the representative to mail you a letter with instructions for completing your application.
    • Help for ACA is available from the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596.  You can also meet with a local assistant in your community who will offer free assistance. Local assistance can be found through the Local Assistance tool.
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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre on 8/5/2019

    CyberSAFE
    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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