Norton Schools to observe Labor Day

The Norton Schools will dismiss at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29 for the Labor Day weekend.
  
School will not be in session on Labor Day, Monday, Sep. 1. 

School will resume at normal time on Tuesday, Sep. 2.

2014-15 School Year Info

All enrollment information and materials are available by selecting  Enrollment from the list on the right hand side ---->

The 2014-15 academic calendar as approved by the Board of Education is available  here.

The normal school day BEGINS AT 8:15 A.M. and  DISMISSES  at 3:30 p.m.


The Graduation ceremony for the NCHS CLASS of 2015 will be held on 
SATURDAY, May 9 

SCHOOL CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENTS


The primary and official media for ALL school announcements 
is KQNK radio, Norton at 106.7 FM and 1530 AM. 

Additionally, school closings are announced on radio stations KQMA and KKAN in Phillipsburg, and   KRVN in Lexington, NE.  and on TV channels 7, 8, 11 and 13. 

USD 211 also uses a spam free text caster service made possible through the generosity of the First Security Bank and Trust of Norton.  This service makes it possible to receive school closing and alert information as text messages on your cell phone and as emails on your PC. In order to receive these messages it is necessary that you sign up.  To sign up for this service is fast and easy but does require the use of a computer with internet access.  Select BLUEJAY ALERTS TEXTCASTER  on the right side of this page and then follow the onscreen instructions.  There is NO CHARGE  for signing up for this service but you should check your cell phone plan as your service provider may charge for receiving a text message. 

If weather forces early school closures after school is already in session this will be also be announced on the radio and tv stations above.  If at all possible please tune in to one of the stations if weather looks threatening. If school is dismissed early students will be allowed to use the phone to get instructions from their parents and guardians. The text caster will also be used to alert of possible early closures and the time of  closure if it is decided to dismiss school early.

Bullying Hotline Available

USD 211 in partnership with the Kansas State Department of Education, and the Kansas Children’s Service League, announces the availability of the Bullying Prevention Hotline. This free, anonymous service is available to provide counsel and resources to those who have questions or concerns about bullying situations. The 24-hour hotline can be reached at (1-800-332-6378 or 1-800-CHILDREN). The hotline can also  be contacted  via text or e-mail at 1800children@kcsl.org.

Provided through a grant from "Safe and Supportive Schools," the hotline is staffed by trained professionals and volunteers who listen to each caller’s concerns and seek to provide the caller with resources to assist him or her. In the coming months,  posters will be received and displayed in the schools to ensure students and those who visit our schools are aware of the hotline and know the number.

The Bullying Prevention Hotline should not be confused with the Kansas School Safety Hotline. The School Safety Hotline should still be used to report potential violent acts at schools. Students who feel unsafe at school could call either hotline; the professionals at the Bullying Prevention Hotline will forward any calls to the School Safety Hotline if they feel there is the potential for violence, or that a student may harm him/herself or others.
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