Welcome Back to School

Welcome Back to School
Posted on 08/09/2019

To the Nottingham West Families:


It is with great pleasure that we WELCOME you to the 2019-20 school year at Nottingham West Elementary School.  We hope everyone had a safe and relaxing summer and is ready to begin another school year.  We love the excitement of beginning each new school year, and all the opportunities it holds.

1. “Meet and Greet Your Teacher”:

“Meet and Greet Your Teacher” will be held on Monday, August 26th from 12:00-2:00PM. This is an opportunity for students and parents to stop by the school to meet the teachers, walk around the building, and get a sense of your child’s surroundings.


Students can arrive from 8:20AM to 8:40AM; when the bell sounds at 8:45AM, students entering after that bell are considered tardy for the school day.  Staff members are not on duty until 8:20AM, so please do not send or drop off your child before that time.  No one will be present to supervise, and the door is locked; they may not be able to enter the building. At the end of the school day, car pick up students will be dismissed at 3:00PM and bus students will be dismissed at 3:05PM.


Car Pick-up Students:

For those students who will be carpooled every day or on specified days during the week, we ask that you pick up a numbered carpool placard during our Open House. If you are not able to get your pass on that day, we will provide them on the first day of school at pick up time. Please display your placard on the dashboard each time you pick up in the back of the school. If you received a placard last year, we are going to keep your child’s pick-up number the same but will issue you new placards. Please stop by the main office at Open House to pick these up. We will be providing 2 copies for your convenience.


There is a district policy for Attendance, Tardiness, and Truancy, which is included in the Parent/Student Handbook which is available online (http://sau81nws.ss19.sharpschool.com/). If needed, you may request a hard copy by contacting the school office.


Bus schedules and routes will be posted on the district website as soon as available and will also be posted on the lobby windows of the school.


Please be sure we have your up-to-date phone numbers and email addresses on file at all times. This will ensure that we have your most current information.





We have a school CALL-IN PROGRAM in effect at Nottingham West Elementary School. The Hudson School District has a policy that if your child is absent or tardy, parents are to call the school and may do so at any time.  You may call the night before or the morning of the absence. Our automated telephone system directs you to our absentee line (595-1570, x3). For your convenience, we also have an Absentee Form on our website (under Parents/Students) that can be completed to report your child’s absence. Doctor notes are required for excused/documented leave.


We provide school supplies for all students for their daily classroom use. Although we provide all the basic supplies for students, please feel free to allow your child to bring in supplies that you purchase (we know many students like to have their own, personalized supplies). Children will find it helpful if you set up a work area at home with pencils, crayons, markers and such to help with homework and projects. A backpack or school bag is helpful for carrying things to and from school.


As most of our formative and state testing is now through adaptive, computerized assessments, students are required to have headphones to accomplish these requirements. The Hudson School District provides adequate headphones for students.  However, if you would rather your child bring in their own headphones, teachers will gladly allow them to do so.  If you would like Nottingham West to provide a set of headphones for your child, please sign and return the Student Headphone Notice that will go home in their Home/School Communicator folder on the first day of school.



Every class sets aside a SNACK TIME during the day. This is a very important part of your child’s day. It is a time to replenish their energy by eating/drinking the things you have packed. Please be sure your child has a healthy snack daily. Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle each day to keep hydrated.


The school nurse can only administer medications when a prescription from a doctor directs her to do so. Please keep this is mind when you bring a prescription item to school. All medicine (in its original container) must be brought in by an adult and logged in by the nurse or other school official. NO medicine may be transported by a student.

NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION: Over-the-counter medications require that parents fill out a medication permission form available from the school nurse. All medications (in original container) are kept in the nurse’s office.


Please keep up-to-date with all the ‘happenings’ at Nottingham West by reading the monthly newsletter and visiting our school’s website (http://sau81nws.ss19.sharpschool.com/) regularly, which includes a calendar of all monthly activities.


On the first day of school, each child will bring home a “Home/School Communication” folder of information and important forms to be filled out. This folder will be used to go between school and home daily, so please send it back each day with your child. Your help and cooperation with these items will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school at any time at 595-1570.

Your Nottingham staff is eagerly awaiting the start of a wonderful school year and look forward to seeing families and students very soon!



Scott G. Baker


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