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    A Letter From Our Principal,

    Students please know how much you are missed and appreciated. You may not be aware as a young person, the power of influence that you have, especially on us as adults. We admire your resiliency, your fortitude, your acts of service and the empathy you are showing others. Over the years we have faced challenges together before, be it nationally or more community specific and each time our young people have proven a source of strength for our community. Thank you once again, young people, for being a role model for us!!

                                                Love Ya,

                                                Keith Simmons

    ENJOY YOUR SUMMER STUDENTS!!!!

    To the Class of 2024, We Love You and We Will Miss You!!!

    8th Grade Video

    mission statement

    To educate the hearts and minds of young people for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service.

    Superintendent Summer Academic Challenge
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    English I and Algebra I Grades

    Dear Students/Parents,

    This letter is to inform students/parents in grades 8 - 11 enrolled in high school credit bearing courses, of the status of your final grades for the Spring 2020. All courses are considered complete as of March 13, 2020.  Your teachers have assigned a grade to each of your courses and those grades are representative of your final course average at this time.  This average can be viewed using the Student Command Center or Parent Command Center.  We have posted how to access these command centers on our website.  

    DeSoto Parish has organized the following guidance. 

    • Students will be withdrawn from any course with an “F” average and the course will be rescheduled in the future. 

    • Any course with an overall “D” average will be recorded as a “P” (Pass) so as not to cause harm to the overall GPA.

    • Any course with a course average of “A” will  be recorded as is. 

    We also have options for students that completed a course with a “B” or “C” average.

    These options are meant to provide you an opportunity to have the best grades possible under these circumstances.  The options are as follows:  1) accept the course grade as is, 2) improve those grades by doing virtual learning work in an abbreviated timeline - virtual classes will occur (May 6 -20). These choices are crucial due to the fact that grade point averages impact eligibility for  TOPS, TOPS Tech, and university scholarships. Please complete the following form in order to make these requests.

     https://forms.gle/spPXDP5ccGSAYxVL8 

    For students with “B” and “C” course average, if this form is not received by April 29th, the course grades will stand as is. 

    If you have any questions about your final decisions, please reach out to your counselor or myself. ( Please insert contact information for both principal and counselor). We are here to help you make these decisions.  

    Sincerely,

    Keith Simmons

    Promotion, Grading, Instruction letter to Parents:

     

    Dear Parents of Students in grades K-8,

    This letter is to inform you of the pupil progression plan for students in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    All students in grades K-8 will be provided two years of instruction (2019-2020 and 2020-2021) before any retention decisions will be made.

    All students in grades K-8 will be placed in their next progressive grade level for the school year 2020-2021.

    At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, a 4-week transitional bridge period of instructional modules will take place with each grade and subject. This transitional bridge period will allow for the recuperation of previous grade level work.

    Final report cards will be mailed at the end of May. If you have any questions about your final decisions, please reach out to me via school email. We are here to help you make these decisions.

     

    Sincerely,

    Keith Simmons

    Principal

     

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    K-8 Promotion

    See the letter regarding promotion and retention of students fro grades K-8.

    Algebra I and English I grades

    See the letter regarding English I and Algebra I student grades below.

    School Supply Lists

    In order to support our families during the COVID-19 Pandemic, DeSoto Parish School System will be providing all school supplies at no cost to families. Students will only be responsible for their backpacks and uniforms and face masks. Face masks are required for students grade 3 and above.

    Stay tuned for the release of our Reopening Plans for the 2020-2021 school year later this week. #DeSotoStrong #DeSotoServes

    Backpack Policy

    Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, DeSoto Parish Schools are requiring all book bags and backpacks to be mesh or clear.  The new requirement is part of on-going measures to ensure student safety.

    Great job, Griffins!!!

    North DeSoto Middle School is an A school, and received a Value Added Score of 4

    Top Gains Honoree 2019
    Equity Honoree 2019
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