First Day of School Instructions

The first day of school is almost here Kingsmen!  We can’t wait to start the school year with YOU!  Please follow these instructions to prepare for the first day of school on Monday, August 3:

Step 1:  On August 1 and 2, set up your iPad and download the required app’s.  The instructions to complete this process, along with your child’s schedule were emailed on Saturday, August 1st.  Here is an example of the email sent to parents/guardians:  First Day of School Instructions.

Step 2:  On August 3, wake up early and check your school email.  Instructions on how to set up your email are included in the First Day of School Instructions letter sent via email to all families on Saturday, August 1.  Due to a technical glitch, your Advisory Class and other classes may not appear in Canvas temporarily.  We will need to use the Google Meet application to meet with your advisory class at 8:20 this morning.  Please check your email for the link to join your class for live instruction at 8:20.

Step 3:  After attending advisory class on Google Meet, attend periods 1, 2 and 3 for live instruction on Google Meet.  Links to your classes on Google Meet will be sent to student emails or on Canvas as announcements.  Attendance will be taken during your classes.  Directions of this process are in your First Day of School Instructions letter sent via email on Saturday, August 1.  Refer back to the letter, as some directions may change.

  • Period 1 starts at 9:00
  • Period 2 starts at 10:40
  • Period 3 starts at 1:00

If you need assistance, please submit a ticket to administration or call the school directly at 619-336-2600.

Quick Links to Technology Setup Instructions:


Important Information for the Start of the School Year


On Saturday, August 1, we are sending you your student’s class schedule with assigned teachers, information regarding setting up your student’s iPad, setting up your student’s email account, textbook distribution and nutrition services for free or reduced lunch.  All the details to get your student ready for the first day of school.  The email will be sent to the account of the primary parent/guardian.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may reach us at:

  • NCM Main Phone Line:  619-336-2600
  • Submit a Ticket Form:  Please state your specific need.  Staff will be monitoring this link continuously and it may be the fastest way to receive help.  We are available to serve you 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thank you for your trust, together we will get this school year started for our students!


Parent Meeting

Join us for Coffee with the Administration Team!

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Time:  1:00pm

Welcome to National City Middle!  We understand parents may have many questions about the start of the new school year online.   Please join our school administration team to learn the steps in preparing for the first day of school and how to navigate online distance learning.  We hope to see you there!  Please click on the meeting link below for further information.

Coffee with the Principal Flyer and Meeting Link

If you missed the meeting, here is the presentation information linked below:

Spanish Presentation Link

English Presentation Link


Textbook Distribution


Textbook distribution has been postponed.  We will provide further instructions at a later time.

Thank you,

School Administration


7th Grade iPad Distribution Information

Parents:  NCM 7th grade students need to pick up their iPad at Chula Vista Middle on Wednesdsay, July 29th.  Please see the schedule for your student’s assigned time slot and directions to the location below.  Thank you!


Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

If you would like your child to receive free or reduced lunch at NCM, please complete an online application in the Parent Portal on Infinite Campus.

Online applications keeps data secure, confidential and ensures that the application is completely filled out.  You may complete and submit an application here.

To learn how to fill out an online application, click here for the Power Point Tutorial.

Paper applications are available.  We will provide you with one during textbook distribution if you prefer a paper copy.  The instructions to complete a paper copy are linked here:   


Opportunities for Free Food During Summer Break

While schools are closed for the summer, families with students who were receiving free or reduced lunch at school can receive up to $365 for groceries this summer.  See flyers for details.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

If you need assistance, contact the customer service help line: