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Parent Connections
As a partner in your child’s education, Notre Dame Elementary School provides a seamless connection between home and school as a key to guaranteeing success for your child. Listed below are methods to strengthen communication connections.
 
Contacting a Teacher
Teachers can always be contacted via phone or voice mail. Expect a response within 24 hours. The home phone or mobile numbers of any school personnel or students will not be released by Notre Dame Elementary School.

Student Progress System - PlusPortal
Information regarding children’s progress is accessed through the PlusPortal system app or desktop application. This system provides information about homework assignments, grades, school forms, the faculty/staff directory, homeroom lists, etc. Direct all questions regarding passwords and instructions for use to Michelle Naro at [email protected]
 
Parent-Teacher Conferences
NDES holds teacher conferences twice a year. All parents are asked to attend the scheduled conference during the first semester. It is extremely helpful if parents can accommodate their schedules to the time indicated. On-line registration for conferences will be accessible under Quick Links on October 12.  A second semester conference is optional for elementary school students.
 
Lion's Tale
The new e-newsletter is called Lion’s Tale. It will arrive every Wednesday to families. The Lion’s Tale provides a snapshot of news, achievements and important information about NDES. An archive of all e-newsletters can be accessed on-line and the PlusPortal system. If anyone wishes to submit news, send to [email protected] by Friday at 3:00 pm. All information submitted will be reviewed by the Marketing and Communications personnel, who will determine whether or not this is the best means of communication.
 
NDES Website Calendar
A Google based electronic calendar can be accessed from the website. This calendar provides dates, times, and locations for all school happenings. It also streams to the PlusPortal system calendar. Families can subscribe to the calendar in an iCal format. Anyone wanting to add an event, please submit a request to [email protected]
 
Parent Notification System
Messages/announcements/updates will periodically be sent home through the parent notification system after school hours.
 
Parent Travel
When parents are traveling for business or other purposes and cannot be contacted, inform the school office in writing or by email as to who is the responsible person in case of emergency.

Changes in Parent Information
Changes to addresses, email addresses and phone numbers can be done by accessing the PlusPortal system at any time to update the family’s information. An all school directory is provided through the PlusPortal. Parents have the option of editing or disabling specific information within the system.
Notre Dame Elementary School

13000 Auburn Road, Chardon, Ohio 44024
Office: 440.279.1127
Fax: 440.286.1235 || Contact Us