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District News: Second marking period to end Jan. 22

The second marking period will end Jan. 22. Report cards will be available Feb. 2-18 on the Sapphire community web portal.


Moore Elementary School has begun a project to help those in need in Kentucky after the disastrous tornadoes by holding a drive through Jan. 28. The school needs your help - Moore Elementary will be accepting monetary donations or gift cards to Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Amazon, Dollar General, Walgreens and Visa.

The donations will be sent to Hopkins County, Kentucky, which was one of the hardest areas hit. Every donation, no matter what amount, will be greatly appreciated and be put to good use.

The classrooms are having a friendly competition to collect the most donations. Students can earn a classroom movie and popcorn day!

Please consider helping the people of Kentucky.


Northampton Area School District’s kindergarten and first-grade online registration for the 2022-23 academic year began Jan. 12.

To register your child, visit the school district website, nasdschools.org, click on Enroll Now at the right, click on 2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration and follow the directions.

Admission to kindergarten requires the child to be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1; admission to first grade requires the child to be 6 years old on or before Sept. 1.

Children currently enrolled in kindergarten in NASD do not need to register for first grade.

There are health requirements to register.

Immunization records must show the following: four doses of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (one dose on or after the fourth birthday); four doses of polio (fourth dose on or after the fourth birthday and at least six months after previous dose given); two doses of measles, mumps, rubella (usually given as MMR); three doses of hepatitis B; and two doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity.

Physical and dental examinations are also required for entrance into kindergarten and may be completed up to one year before entrance into kindergarten. The dental and physical forms for these exams are available on the NASD website.

There are also additional requirements to enroll. Upload to the online application the following: original birth certificate or proof of birth date; two proofs of residency in NASD that also verify parent/guardian name and address (utility bill, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation identification or driver’s license, PennDOT vehicle registration, copy of state/federal program enrollment, copy of paycheck stub with name and address of employee and employer, residency affidavit or copy of mortgage, lease or rental agreement); and custody papers (if applicable).

If you are unable to register online at home, call your child’s school for assistance - Borough Elementary Schools at 610-262-6430, Lehigh Elementary School at 610-767-1191, George Wolf Elementary School at 610-837-1833 or Moore Elementary School at 610-837-1859.


Lehigh Elementary School’s Sunday night storytime has been a success. Tune in 7 p.m. on the school’s Facebook page to hear a staff member reading his or her favorite book.

The theme is “The more you read, the more things you will know, and the more you know, the more places you will go!”


Northampton Area Middle School’s school spirit clothing sale fundraiser is underway.

Visit fancloth.shop/KGTXX to check out the great merchandise and place your order.


Parents/guardians of NAMS students, parent drop-off begins 7 a.m.

Remember homeroom begins 7:24 a.m., and students must be in the classroom before that time to avoid being marked tardy.

NASD thanks you for your continued support and cooperation.


Box Tops for Education is one of the nation’s largest programs helping schools. Buying products with Box Top logos earns NASD money.

Follow these steps to participate. Download the Box Tops for Education app on the Apple store or Google Play and register to buy Box Top products. Scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase to earn cash for our schools.


A few reminders for Northampton Area High School students: If you have no ID, you must still sign in at the office when you are coming into the building. If students come through and don’t scan in, they are being marked absent. Please see a secretary if you don’t have an ID.

Also, if you arrive late and come into the building before class starts, you must report to the auditorium until the bell rings. Do not go to your class or hang out in the halls until your class starts.

Additionally, if you are parking on the streets in Northampton, make sure not to park on the streets where you need parking permits from the borough. It is possible your vehicle will be ticketed if parked there.


NAHS students, if are looking for volunteering opportunities, visit volunteerlv.org. It is a great way to give back to the community and a wonderful life lesson.


NASD is in need of substitute teachers. Whether you have a teaching degree or even a bachelor’s degree in any area, you can be of service. Visit Substitute Information under the Employment page of the district’s website for more information.


Do you have any school news? This column is a compilation of upcoming school events in the NASD. Teachers, administrators, parents, students, coaches, PTAs, club advisers and any other community members are invited to share their upcoming activities. Email me at jamb87@hotmail.com with “Northampton school news” in the subject line at least a week before an event.