Hello NPA Students and Families,
I hope that you all are doing well. I know that these are troubling and confusing times, to say the least. I feel it too. I want you to know that I am (still) here for you, even if I am not able to see you on campus. I am keeping my normal school hours of 7:45am-3:45pm and would love to connect with you. You can email me your questions, concerns, or just to say hi!!! I want to hear from you. I want to know how you are doing, what you’re reading, what new recipes you’ve tried—and most importantly if you have toilet paper! Jokes aside, I know you have questions, are scared, are worried. But, I do hope that you are using this time to take care of yourself and your loved ones. I hope that you are reading, studying, and continuing to learn remotely with your teachers…I know they miss you and are working hard to connect and teach you virtually.
While I do not have all the answers, I will try my best to answer your questions!!
Here are a few key updates:
SENIORS: I know that you and your families most likely have questions or concerns about your post-secondary plans. What I have learned from most of the colleges is that YOU SHOULD NOT WORRY— they, too, are figuring all of this out and will be flexible in terms of housing deposits, virtual tours, and any other aspects of this process… Reach out to your school’s admission departments or your admission counselor if you/your family has questions or concerns. They, too, are here for you! May 1st is (still) the College Decision Day.
AP Students: Please be sure to remain in close contact with your AP teachers. The College Board, knowing how hard students and teachers have work, has decided to keep AP testing planned, however, with some very notable differences to administration. Most notably: The College Board has announced that all in-person AP tests have been canceled for this year due to safety concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
In their place, the College Board will make AP tests available to be taken from home via a 45-minute online exam. There will be 2 different testing dates for each AP subject area test. This continues to evolve, so as new info is presented, I will make that available. This AP testing cycle will be different and all new to me—I am finding out as I go along each day, just like you!!! We truly are in this together!!!
For now, please feel free to visit this site: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates#free-ap-classes
Starting March 25th you can access free, online AP content teaching via an AP YouTube page!
SAT students: If you signed up to take an SAT test outside of NPA, please refer to this link for additional information: https://pages.collegeboard.org/natural-disasters?SFMC_cid=EM285330-&rid=47726246
Returning/Incoming Students: Your Course Card selections are being entered into the system. If you have not turned yours in, please email it to Ms. Callan TODAY!!!
Students and families, please know, above all else, that we are all feeling what you are feeling. We are all struggling to find our new version of normal. I do hope, though, that you are finding some peace and comfort though. I hope that while this may be a (temporary) disruption it may also provide you with time to connect and appreciate all that truly matters! We will all (eventually) return to our old routines, but for now…Enjoy that extra cup of morning coffee, play that board or card game as a family, watch that movie, stay in your PJs, engage in those virtual teaching lessons, reach out to your teachers, call your loved ones…
Please feel free to reach out to me with your questions or concerns! As I receive new info I will pass that along—please check the NPA website as well!!!
I wish you all continued health and happiness,