The Norwalk City Schools utilize an online bus routing software package called Versatrans. You will not recieve paper bus routing information at home unless you have elected to do so. If you wish to recieve paper bus routing information, please contact the Transportation Department.
Aug 12 - 7th Grade Student Orientation at NMS - 9 a.m.
Aug 13 - HS Student Orientation 9-11 a.m. for last names beginning A-L and 1 p.m. for students with last names beginning M-Z
Aug 13 - Main Street School Student Orientation - 5 p.m.
Aug 19 - Parent Orientations: Pleasant - 3 pm., Maplehurst - 4:30 p.m., and League - 6 p.m.
Aug 20 - First Day of School for students in grades 1-12
Aug 20 - Preschool Orientation at 10 a.m. at Maplehurst Elem.
Aug 21 - First day for Kdgn. students last names A-M
Aug 22 - First day for Kdgn. students last names N-Z
Sep 2 - NMS Open House - 7 p.m.
Sep 3 - Main St. Open House - 6 p.m
Sep 8 - Grandparents Breakfast - Pleasant Elem School - 8 a.m.
Sep 9 - Grandparents Breakfast - Pleasant Elem School - 8 a.m.
Sep 10 - Grandparents Breakfast - Pleasant Elem School - 8 a.m.
All sessions will be held at NHS Library/Media Center. Make sure to bring the Parent/Student 1-1 Policy (see below), the $100 fee (waived for only FREE lunch status, not REDUCED.)
Wed, Aug 13 from 4:30-6:30 PM
Thu, Aug 14 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Thu, Aug 14 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Thu, Aug 21 starting at 6:30 AM
Fri, Aug 22 starting at 2:30 PM
Students need to bring the $100 FEE and the signed TABLET AGREEMENT. (See below)
Additionally, parents do NOT need to attend the training IF they view the video on the website and sign the appropriate release form.
One-to-One Tablet Policy - please read >>> PDF
One-to-One Tablet Agreement - please sign >>> PDF
Details below about who is eligible and about purchasing your own laptop.
The NHS One-to-One project has been developed over several years focusing on a specific class and providing additional training for that instructor. That staff member usually works with one One-to-One class the first semester/year. The project involves using a tablet laptop PC which allows students and staff the opportunity to enter information with the conventional keyboard and with an active stylus that allows students to write or ink their work much like a piece of paper and a pencil.
In the 2014-15 school year, the following courses will be One-to-One:
Honors English 11
Honors English 10
US Govt & Econ
Senior Social Studies
AP Computer Science
Honors Algebra II
Principles of Engineering
Staff involved in the One-to-One project believes the project is effective. Students are developing 21st century skills, using techniques that utilize the computer as an educational tool and not entertainment. Students admit that they are now very organized and have developed functional uses of technology. Their work is available in one place and they rarely need paper. They receive feedback quickly from online tests and projects. The ability to ink allows students to easily annotate or complete hand-written assignments and worksheets electronically. Students work with a variety of resources to develop projects, collaborate, and take tests/quizzes. The staff members utilize tools/applications so that their students can be monitored and managed effectively which minimizes the distractions of technology.
Students in the project would attend a training session held in June or August.
Parents would attend with their son/daughter during the first 30 minutes of the training session or watch an online video.
A fee of $100 would be collected to offset part of the extended warranty, monitoring software and collaborative software. Adjustments to the fee may be considered dependent on "free lunch" status. Cash payment will be paid at first summer training session.