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North Fork School District News

DRIVE OUT HUNGER!

North Fork bus drivers would like to drive out HUNGER! They are challenging each bus to collect enough nonperishable goods so that they can fill up a BUS! They will be collecting nonperishable goods the week of November 5 - 8, 2018, to give to our local food pantry right here in Utica. This is a tremendous challenge, so if each person brings in one item you will be surprised how much of a difference that can make. The bus that collects the most will receive a special treat for their hard work. If the entire district works together we can fill the bus. WE CAN DRIVE OUT HUNGER!
                                                            

 

Information Update

 I would like to address increased vigilance in our district. There are times that the district will increase staff vigilance to accomplish a number of different initiatives. First, this provides our staff a constant reminder that security and safety of students must always come first. Second, it provides a great working relationship with the first responders. Working together with police and fire provides a commonality between the groups, and people will see that being prepared is critical to school safety.  Third, there are times we are notified of issues in or around the district that warrant the increase in vigilance. These are often times not credible or verifiable issues, but could influence the district one way or another. Please keep in mind that if there is ever a verifiable credible issue, parents will be notified through the One Call Now Alert System.

Scott Hartley
Superintendent
 

~ THANK YOU, MORGAN GRANGE ~

       
     
 
 
Once again the Morgan Grange donated dictionaries to our third grade students. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

~ Substitute Teachers Needed ~

The North Fork Local School District is always in need of substitute teachers for our elementary, middle school, and high school buildings. If you have a desire to work with students, requirements and applications can be found here. All of our substitute teachers must first be approved by the Licking County Educational Service Center. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Cunningham at the Licking County ESC, 740-349-6087, or lcunningham@laca.org.  Thank you for your interest in our schools!

Childcare Search Resource

Licking County Children & Families First encourages parents to visit ChildCareSearch.Ohio.gov to find before-school and after-school care.

With many children heading back to school this month, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and Ohio Department of Education (ODE) remind parents to visit ChildCareSearch.Ohio.gov when searching for before- and after-school care for their children.  Families can search for child care providers by county, city, zip code, program type and Step Up To Quality rating.  Step Up To Quality is Ohio’s five-star tiered quality rating and improvement system, which recognizes programs that exceed minimum health and safety standards and promote children’s learning and development.
 
Programs listed at ChildCareSearch.Ohio.gov serve children of all ages, including infants and preschoolers.  All child care programs in Ohio serving more than six children—or more than three children under age two—must be licensed.  ODJFS and county departments of job and family services are responsible for licensing and inspecting nearly 3,000 family child care homes and more than 4,000 child care facilities throughout the state.  ODE is responsible for licensing schoolage child care programs operated by public schools, educational service centers, community schools, boards of developmental disabilities and chartered nonpublic schools.

"The Leader in Me"

Newton Elementary and Utica Elementary will be implementing The Leader in Me program beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model, developed in partnership with educators, that empowers students with the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.
 
Thank you to the following for their donations that will allow our district to implement this program in our schools. 

F. Richard Heath
Bruce Farms
Park National Bank
Ariel Corporation 


 We are still seeking donations for this program from individuals and businesses. If you are interested in donating, please click here for the pledge packet. All donations are greatly appreciated!

School Safety

Please take the time to talk with your children about how important it is to let someone know when they hear, see, or know about a potential issue that could affect them. Most times students will have knowledge way before any adult will. Knowledge is power and being aware of things can minimize the tragedies that we are facing today.

Also, please have a conversation with your children about the serious nature of making comments to their friends, on social media, etc. that could be taken as a threat of any kind. Although the student may think the comment is "funny" and they were just "joking," these types of comments will be taken seriously and law enforcement will be contacted immediately.

Keeping all students safe is our top priority. Thank you for your help!

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Our Schools

Newton Elementary
6645 Mt. Vernon Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
Tel.  740-745-5982
Fax  740-745-5524
 
Utica Elementary
367 Church St.
P.O. Box 956
Utica, OH 43080
Tel. 740-892-2551
Fax 740-892-2138
 
Utica Middle School
260 Jefferson St.
P.O. Box 647
Utica, OH 43080
Tel. 740-892-2691
Fax 740-892-2203
 
Utica High School
260 Jefferson St.
P.O. Box 677
Utica, OH 43080
Tel. 740-892-2855
Fax 740-892-2090