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September is Attendance Awareness Month

Being at school is the key to being successful in school. Excused and unexcused absences can add up to academic trouble. Missing 2-3 days of school every month can mean third-graders are unable to master reading, sixth-graders can fail courses and ninth-graders may drop out of high school.

Professional Development and Collaboration Days/Minimum Days and Late Start Days

Please read the attached letter and make a note in your calendar of our Professional Development and Collaboration Days. New this year are the collaboration days that are late start days at 10:14; gates open at 10:00. Professional development days start at 8:00 and dismiss at different times depending on the grade level.
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Mission Statement

The educational philosophy of the Norris District is built on the following principles:
  • A BELIEF in the worth and dignity of each and every person.
  • A RESPECT for the knowledge and a strong commitment to provide quality educational opportunities for each of our students.
  • A CONVICTION that democratic societies have more to offer than totalitarian societies.
  • A FAITH in reason and in an orderly solution of conflict.
  • A BELIEF in the protection of personal liberties within the limits of the law.
  • A BELIEF that our success as an educational institution is measured primarily by the success and achievement of our students.
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