School Communication and Event Dissemination

How We Communicate

  • Our School Communication

    Effective, efficient, and timely school communication is part of a successful school.  In addition, and a partnership, with our school division's Office of Strategic Communication and Community Engagement, North Stafford High School utilizes and deploys a multitude of successful communication strategies and methods that meet the needs of our students and school community.

     

    Division school closings, delays, and school emergencies that require county emergency response personnel and vehicles will be communicated by our school division's Office of Strategic Communication and Community Engagement.  In these situations, our high school will mirror the communication being disseminated by our school division through our school website and social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.  Because of the uniqueness of school emergencies, school communication may only be available through our school division's Office of Strategic Communication and Community Engagement.

     Weather Closings and Delays

    Our high school cannot make school closing or delay decisions.  Our school division has a plan in place to make official school closing and delay decisions.  Please reference our school division's inclement weather emergency procedures.  Our high school will mirror the communication being disseminated by our school division during school closings and delays through our social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook and sending an e-mail message to all of our students through their school Google account.  

     

    Our North Notices below are the official method of school communication with our students, school community, and our parents/guardians.  From time to time, you will also receive automated phone calls from either our school division or school.

     

    If you are a parent/guardian who is not receiving the North notices below through their e-mail account, or not receiving automated phone calls, please contact our School Registrar, Donnita St. Amour by sending an e-mail to stamourdl@staffordschools.net or by calling (540) 658-6150, Extension 1214.  The parent/guardian e-mail addresses and phone numbers are synced with our student management system.  It is paramount that all of our parents/guardians provide updated contact information whenever their contact information is updated to ensure that you receive all school communication.

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How We Use Our Official School Social Media Accounts

  • Our school uses the official social media accounts below to disseminate school information, in addition to information being shared on our school website and through our Blackboard ParentLink e-mail system to our parents/guardians and school Google accounts for our students.  

     

    Both our official school Twitter and Facebook accounts display a digest of most of our school communication and mirror one another.  Our official Instagram account portrays some school communication but mainly highlights the exciting events and activities being held in and outside of our high school.  Our official Snapchat account portrays mainly the highlights of the exciting events and activities being held in and outside of our high school through the My Story feature.  We accept all users who add us on Snapchat; however, we do not review anyone's My Story on Snapchat.  Our official Pinterest account is used to pin important highlights and services that our school deploys.

     

    Twitter @NSHSWolverines Facebook /NSHSWolverines Instagram /NSHSWolverines Snapchat nshswolverines Pinterest /NSHSWolverines

     

    Social Media Purpose and Disclaimer

    North Stafford High School welcomes comments on the threads, topics, and banners of our social media platforms.  Posts and other content added by curators of the North Stafford High School social media platforms are official North Stafford High School and Stafford County Public Schools' information.  Comments, opinions, and links expressed by other non-North Stafford High School and non-Stafford County Public Schools' users do not reflect the opinion of North Stafford High School or Stafford County Public Schools.

     

    Topics excluded and subject to removal from our social media platforms are:  material unrelated to the announced topic; employee personnel information; individually identifiable student information; copyrighted material without permission; confidential material; political or campaign material; spam, advertising or commercial solicitations or information; obscene, defamatory, harassing, discriminatory, violent, threatening, vulgar, or sexual material; material that advocates the commission of a criminal act, violates Stafford County Public Schools policy or that reasonably may lead to the substantial disruption of or material interference with school system operations; or other personal expression unrelated to the posted topic.  North Stafford High School will monitor all of our social media platforms and reserves the right to remove content that does not comply with these guidelines.  We will not, however, remove content simply because it disagrees with the writer's viewpoint or the writer criticizes North Stafford High School.

     

    Users also should be aware that their postings and responses may be subject to the Virginia Freedom on Information Act and records retention requirements and North Stafford High School may be obligated to retain it in its records and/or to disclose it, if requested.

School North Notices

  • Our North Notices below are the official method of school communication with our students, school community, and our parents/guardians.  The North Notices below are a repository of all notices that have been disseminated to our school community.  The North Notices are designed in a Google Doc so that it fits the format of all devices viewing the content for easier readability, especially when you are on the go.  The North Notices all have a clear and distinct header that is easily identifiable as our official school communication.

     

    The North notices are e-mailed to all of our parents/guardians through Blackboard ParentLink, pushed to the Stafford County PS mobile app, e-mailed to all of our students through their official school Google account (with Gmail), and posted on our official school Twitter and Facebook social media accounts.

     

    Ensure You Receive Our North Notices

    If you are a parent/guardian who is not receiving the North notices below through their e-mail account, please contact our School Registrar, Donnita St. Amour by sending an e-mail to stamourdl@staffordschools.net or by calling (540) 658-6150, Extension 1214.  The parent/guardian e-mail addresses are synced with our student management system.  It is paramount that all of our parents/guardians provide updated contact information whenever their contact information is updated to ensure that you receive all school communication.

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School Renaissance Releases

  • Our Renaissance Releases below showcase our high school's signature events in a newsletter format that encapsulate the meaning of being a Jostens Renaissance school.  As a Jostens Renaissance school, we strive to build connectings with our students, parents/guardians, and community that will last a lifetime!  Jostens Renaissance is a program that is built off of four pillars:  Respect, Recognition, Rewards, and Reinforcement.  When the four pillars are built, a fifth "R" appears, Results.

     

    The Renaissance Releases below are a repository of all releases that have been disseminated to our school community and other third-parties.  The Renaissance Releases are saved as a PDF so that it fits the format of all devices viewing the content for easier readability, especially when you are on the go.

     

    The Renaissance releases may be e-mailed to all of our parents/guardians through Blackboard ParentLink, pushed to the Stafford County PS mobile app, e-mailed to all of our students through their official school Google account (with Gmail), and posted on our official school Twitter and Facebook social media accounts.  In addition, the Renaissance releases may be shared with other third-parties to promote the signature events of our high school.

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Important News & Information

  • 2019-2020 Professional Development Student Early Dismissal Dates

    Our school division has established several professional development afternoons throughout the school year that will result in a shortened school day for all students. The first professional development afternoon will take place on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 (Y-Day). Students will be dismissed early from school at 11:45 AM...

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  • Underclassmen Pictures and Make-Ups

    Underclassmen pictures will take place on Thursday, August 22, 2019, and Friday, August 23, 2019, during each student's English course. If the student does not have an English course during the current term, students will be called down in alphabetical order through our public address system on Friday, August 23, 2019...

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  • Order from Our Shutterfly Storefront

    We have an online storefront where you can purchase items from Shutterfly and Tiny Prints. With your purchase from our storefront, eight percent of sales will be donated to our high school. The monies collected from this fundraiser will be used towards student scholarships...

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