Welcome Back 2021

Welcome Message and Video Greetings by School Administration

Nolan Families- We are thrilled your child is a Nolan Knight and cannot wait to teach them in person or online this year! Your child is going to have an amazing year! Our goal is for all of our students to fall in love with learning. Our pledge is to keep everyone’s safety at the forefront. We encourage you to get involved and actively participate in your child’s education. Parent involvement is critical to the success of our Knights. Thank you in advance for the numerous ways that you will support your child’s growth academically this year and rally to support our teachers and the school we all love! Together, it is going to be a wonderful year of learning and growing! Again, welcome and know that we are very excited to have your child learning at Nolan! Please do not hesitate to contact us, if we can help you in any way.

Dr. Ashley Aldridge Wilson, Principal

Mrs. Jamelie Johns, Assistant Principal

Welcome Message & Video Greeting by Heidi Griswold, PTA President:

Hi Nolan families- Welcome! We’re excited to kick off the year with a new online one-stop-shop, where you can buy your Nolan PTA memberships, spirit wear, Directory Spot and donate for teacher appreciation -- all on your schedule! With convenient online payments, you can leave your cash and check book at home. We encourage families to join the PTA now, to stay involved in PTA activities, fundraisers, teacher appreciation events, and more. This is an easy and affordable way to stay connected to your child’s education and support the school! Click the link below to access our store!

We hope to have 100% of Nolan families join the PTA. Please consider purchasing an extra membership to sponsor a family who cannot afford to join. Click here for the following:

  • Join PTA
  • Purchase a Student Directory
  • Donate to Teacher Appreciation  
  • Order Nolan Sportswear

Important Action Items:

  • Donate School Feeshere  through Online School Payments. School Fees are optional donations and tax-deductible. We hope you’ll consider supporting Art and STEM instruction with this $20 donation because these enrichment classes take a lot of materials. Additionally, 2nd-5th grade teachers are asking that you donate a subscription for your child to Story Works $9. You may also make a monetary donation of any amount for instructional materials that will go directly to your child’s teacher. Thank you for your ongoing support!
  • Sign up for Online Lunch Payments here – This is the easiest way to manage lunch finances at Nolan.  If you need Student ID  Numbers, please email Kelley_candace@hcde.org
  • Apply for Meal Benefits & Fiber Optics Net Bridge Internet Discount- Free or Reduced School Lunch application here.
  • Safety Pledge: We are asking that all families Sign the Parent & Student Safety Pledge: Together, we can protect the health and safety of students and staff, and slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Take the SAFE pledge. Each family must complete one pledge.
    • Click here to open Power School.
    • Login. If you need help with login information please email odom_l@hcde.org
    • Click Forms.
    • Select language.
    • Review the HCS SAFE Pledge.
    • Sign and press submit.
  • Technology: If you are in need of a device, please email Kellie Robison at Robison_k@hcde.org.
  • Medication at School: If you need to speak with the nurse about an individualized health plan, please contact gross_c@hcde.org. The Individualized health form may be accessed here and must have a physician’s signature for medication to be dispensed at school. To see the guidelines for medication to be administered at school, click here.
  • School Supplies:
    • If you preordered supplies from PTA, they are in your child’s classroom.
    • If you would like to bring school supplies to Nolan before school starts, please put all supplies into one box or bag. Label the box/bag clearly with the student’s name, grade, and teacher. Bring the supplies to Nolan on August 10th or 11th between the hours of 8am and 3pm.
    • If you still need to shop for school supplies, you can find the lists here.
  • Buses: Look up bus info and to request a bus stop here. All bus routes have been re-drawn. Find your bus number, pick-up time, and drop-off time at the transportation link. Bus Numbers: 29-3, 65, 83, 111, 112, 248
  • SACC (School Age Child Care): Nolan will offer before and after care as normal, plus limited availability for all-day care during Phase 2. SACC registration will occur on campus at the back of the school in the multipurpose room Monday, August 10th 6-9 am and 4-7 pm. 
  • Mountain Education Foundation (MEF) is a tremendous supporter of NolanThis is how we pay for our Visual Art Teacher, Technology Teacher, STEM teacher, and our Extra Reading and Math Support Teachers. We depend mightily on MEF for financial support and ask that you consider making a contribution. Thank you for supporting Nolan through the MEF! https://meftoday.org/
  • Like Nolan’s PTA’s FB page to get notifications.
  • Back to School CoVid-19 FAQS on the school website.

Videos that feature aspects of the school experience:

  • 1st – 5th Arrival 8:35-8:50: Watch video here.
  • 1st – 5th Grade New to Nolan First Day Arrival Table: Watch video here.
  • Dismissal 3:50: More information will follow next week.
  • Visitors, Volunteers and Birthdays: Watch video here.
  • What will lunch look like this year? Watch video here.
  • Outdoor Classrooms & Recess: Watch video here.
  • What will related arts look like this year? Watch video here.
  • Meet the related arts teachers: Watch video here.
  • Water Bottles, Water Fountains & Beach Towels: Watch video here.

Parent Information Meetings (via zoom): Your child’s teacher will email you the link.

  • Thursday, August 13- 3rd Grade, 6-7PM
  • Monday, August 17- 1st Grade, 5-6PM
  • Monday, August 17- Kindergarten, 6-7PM
  • Tuesday, August 18- 2nd Grade, 6-7PM
  • Wednesday, August 19- 5th Grade, 6-7PM
  • Thursday, August 20- 4th Grade, 6-7PM
  • Thursday, August 27- New to Nolan Families, 9-10am or 6-7pm

Additional HCS@Home Parent Meetings for 3rd-5th Grades:

  • Tuesday, August 18, 3rd Grade, 5-6PM
  • Wednesday, August 19, 5th Grade, 5-6PM
  • Thursday, August 20, 4th Grade 5-6PM

Nolan 1st-5th Grade Staggered Student Start

We would like to bring children back to campus in smaller groups in order to go over social distancing guidelines and orient them to the classroom and school-wide safety procedures.   

  • August 12th – Grades 1-5 students with last names A-L attend in person; M-Z and HCS at Home will have an activity emailed to the parents for their child to complete.
  • August 13th – Grades 1-5 students with last names M-Z attend in person; A-L and HCS at Home will have an activity emailed to the parents for their child to complete.
  • August 14thStudents selecting the “at home” option will be invited to school this day to meet their teachers and make sure they can login to the digital platforms, etc from 9-11 and do a virtual login at 1:00. Groups A/B operate virtually at home (and do not come to school). Teachers will schedule a group virtual meeting to test technology and digital platforms in addition to allowing both groups of students to interact.


A Group (A-L)

B Group (M-Z)

Nolan at Home Students

Aug. 12 In Person 

Aug. 12 Emailed activities

Aug 12 Emailed activities

Aug. 13 Emailed activities

Aug. 13 In Person

Aug 13 Emailed activities

Aug. 14 Virtual Learning

Aug. 14 Virtual Learning

Aug 14 Material Pick Up, 9-11

              Virtual Learning 1:00

Aug. 17 and 18 in person

Aug. 17-19 Virtual Learning

Aug. 17-21 Virtual Learning

Aug. 19-21 Virtual Learning

Aug. 20 and 21 in person


Aug. 24 and 25 in person

Aug. 24-26 Virtual Learning

Aug. 24-28 Virtual Learning

Aug. 26-28 Virtual Learning

Aug. 27 and 28 in person



Kindergarten Phase In

Arrival at 9:00 am on the front lawn.

Park in the parking lot on the side of the school and walk to the front lawn. Look for the tables set up.

Dismissal at 3:00 pm through the car line.

If your kindergartner rides the bus, he or she will arrive and dismiss on regular schedule.

More information will come specifically from the kindergarten team.

  • August 17 - 1/2 group A
  • August 18 - 1/2 group A
  • August 19 - virtual
  • August 20 - 1/2 group B
  • August 21 - 1/2 group B
  • August 24-25 group A
  • August 26 - virtual
  • August 27-28 group B

It's going to be a wonderful year! 

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