August 2016

Dear NCS families,

Welcome to the new folks, and welcome back to our previous students!  The 2016-2017 school year begins on Tuesday, September 6.  Here’s what you need to do BEFORE the big day:

Come down to the NCS office on Portland Street at your earliest convenience to fill out paperwork, take your student ID/bus pass picture, and pay your school fees for this year.  The office will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  We accept cash and checks only.  (More about fees below.)  If you do not plan on returning for the 16-17 school year, please contact us immediately.

First Day

Everyone meets at the main site on Portland Street by 8:25 a.m.  (Doors open at 8:00 a.m.)

8:25-9:30: Welcome activities, student ID card pictures, orientation

9:30-10:00: Breakfast

10:00-11:00: Walk to Tsunami Books for an all-school meeting

11:00: Return to NCS for a pizza lunch

12:00: Travel in groups to Firs Bowl (1950 River Rd. EugeneOR 97404)

12:45-2:45: Bowling and other activities!

2:45: Students released from Firs Bowl

What’s new?

We are happy to introduce our new school Principal, Stephanie Ford.  Stephanie has more than 10 years experience in education, including work as a teacher of students with Special Needs and as former Assistant Principal of a charter school in St. Augustine, FL. She comes to us from North Carolina, where she was working with at-risk youth and their teachers as an Instructional Coach. Please welcome her to Network Charter School.

We also have a NEW WEBSITE!  You can access it at www.networkcharterschool.net.  We will still post some information to Facebook and FlashAlert.

LTD is issuing bus pass stickers in a new way.  See below for details.

Fees

Enrollment fee for the 2016-2017 school year is $80.

LTD student bus pass fee is $60.  Why so much?  LTD decided this year to issue one bus pass sticker that is valid for 10 months.  The good news: you won’t need to buy a new sticker after every school break!  The bad news: whoa, it’s $60.  Please call the office if you have questions about this.

If you are taking a Culinary course, there is a $50 fee. 

Schedules

Your class schedule is included in this envelope.  Schedules are subject to change based on teacher/class availability and student credit needs.  If you feel that your schedule needs to be changed, please have patience with us.  We ask that you attend the classes that you have been assigned for the first week of school before you make an appointment to discuss schedule changes.

Attendance

NCS students are expected to attend class every day.  Students who miss three or more classes and/or students who are chronically tardy may be at risk for reduction of credit.  Students who do not attend for 10 consecutive days will be dropped from the rosters.  As the education we provide is hands-on and not easily duplicated, please encourage your student to attend regularly and be on time.  Please avoid scheduling medical/dental appointments during school hours.  Students who maintain good attendance and pass all their classes are eligible for quarterly incentive field trips!  Please refer to the Student Handbook for details about our attendance policy.

Please feel free to contact us regarding and questions or concerns you may have regarding your student(s) this year.  We’re looking forward to a brand new year!