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Newport News Public Schools

12465 Warwick Boulevard  •  Newport News, VA 23606  •  Phone: (757) 591-4500

 

 

Middle School: Information & Resources

  Reading List for Transition  

These books, suggested by middle school counselors, librarians and students, can help students prepare for the transition to middle school.

  • "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda," by James Angleberger
  • "Shakespeare’s Secret," by Elise Broach
  • "If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period," by Gennifer Choldenko
  • "Lunch Money," by Andrew Clements
  • "How to Survive Middle School," by Donna Gephart
  • "The Misfits," by James Howe
  • "Schooled," by Gordon Korman
  • "The Bully," by Paul Langan
  • "Wonder," by R.J. Palacio
  • "I Funny," by James Patterson
  • "Bystander," by James Preller

Hours of Operation

Dozier Middle & Passage Middle
7:20 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.
Half - Dismissal: 10:50 a.m.
Early Dismissal: 12:35 p.m.

Crittenden Middle, Gildersleeve Middle, Hines Middle & Huntington Middle
8:15 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Half - Dismissal: 11:35 a.m.
Early Dismissal: 1:25 p.m.

B. T. Washington
9:05 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Half - Dismissal: 12:15 p.m.
Early Dismissal: 2:15 p.m.

An Achievable Dream Middle
8:05 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:50 p.m.
Half - Dismissal: 11:15 a.m.
Early Dismissal: 1:10 p.m.

Rights and Responsibilities Handbook

Rules and regulations governing student behavior, including the student attendance policies, are provided in the student's Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. It is important for parents to review the handbook with their child. Certain discipline infractions will become part of the student's record.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Conferences between parents and teachers may be held before or after school, or during the teacher's team planning time. To arrange for a conference, parents should send a note or call the APS teacher to determine a mutually convenient time. Please do not try to hold a conference at PTA meetings or during class time.

Student Dress

A student will not dress, groom, wear or use emblems, insignias, badges or other symbols where the effect is to cause disruption or interference with the operation of the school. The principal or designee will determine whether any particular mode of dress, apparel, grooming or use of emblems, insignias, badges or other symbols results in interference or disruption. Learn more about NNPS dress codes.

Cafeteria

The cafeteria provides well-planned and balanced meals. Milk and other single items are available to those who bring their lunch. Lunch tickets may be purchased in advance. Learn more about Child Nutrition Services.

Transportation

For safety reasons, students are expected to act in a reasonably quiet and orderly manner at bus stops, as well as when loading, riding and unloading buses. Students may be suspended from school for bus infractions. The bus driver must be obeyed at all times. Students are expected to ride buses when provided. When a student will not be riding the assigned bus, a parent-signed note must be brought to an administrator for approval. View more bus stop information.

Rules and regulations governing student behavior on and off the school bus are provided in the student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.

Textbooks

Textbooks are issued at the beginning of each semester to students. Students are responsible for keeping textbooks and other materials in the same physical condition as when they were issued except for normal wear and tear. Students are required to pay for materials in case of loss or damage.

Early Dismissal and Inclement Weather

Please note the dates on the school calendar on which schools close at midday for parent-teacher conferences. Parents should make arrangements for student's care when school closes early for any reason. View Closings and Cancellations information.

Emergency Procedures

Each school has an emergency operations plan to cover both natural emergencies (tornadoes, hurricanes, snow, icing, flood) and man-made emergencies (fires, bomb threats, civil disturbances, serious injuries, utility emergencies). This plan is available from each teacher and will be reviewed with students during the first week of school each year.

Withdrawing From School

It is preferred that a student withdrawing from school be accompanied by the parent/guardian to the school office. Office personnel should request confirmation of identification from the adult. A Request for Withdrawal form must be signed by the parent/guardian. In the event that a parent/guardian cannot come to the school to withdraw the pupil, a letter or a signed Request for Withdrawal form will be accepted; however, verification of its validity will be made by telephone. In no case may a student under the age of eighteen withdraw himself/herself from school. View complete withdrawal procedures.

Visitors

Parents and community members are welcome in our schools. We require that all parents and visitors report to the main office upon arrival.

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