Bulldog Blast

September 2, 2020

Welcome back!

Welcome back families and students! While we know the start of the school year may feel different than everyone is used to, we are just as excited to be seeing so many smiling faces and feel the eager energy on the screen in our Zoom classrooms. Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate our first remote week.

New Parent Resource Center

We have created a user friendly space for parents to find important resources and information. This resource center will be updated as new information becomes available.

Remind App Sign-up

Sign up for our new Remind App: the best way to stay in-the-know on all school updates and happenings in real time. Parents will receive Wednesday Reminders and school-wide information via this platform.

  • The simplest way to sign-up is via text message through the following method:

    • Text @nacsnews to the number 81010

    • You will either be promoted to login as normal, or you will receive a message that you are already signed up. This is not an error; it means that the user already has an active account in another class (for students).

  • If students have already signed up for a class on Remind they will automatically receive the school-wide Remind messages.

  • *Important Note: You must select the PARENT role when joining the App. If you select the wrong role, you will NOT receive schoolwide messages.

Remote Learning Reminders

  • Students are expected to login at 8:30am each morning for live instruction. The school day will end at 2:45pm.

  • Students will not log in on Fridays for live instruction; however, they will have to complete asynchronous activities on Fridays beginning September 11th. Completing these activities is essential as they will be used to track attendance.

  • Uniforms are required during live instruction, which entails wearing a Northwood shirt each day.

  • Students are also required to keep their cameras on, be on time, and be attentive!

  • Only students should be in the Zoom camera during live instruction.

  • If parents have a question, please email your child’s teacher and do not disrupt the class.

General Reminders

  • Back to School Night September 24th 6-7:30pm. Please stay tuned for more information!

  • Parents can come by the school between 9am-12pm each day to pickup materials. Once chromebooks have arrived everyone will be informed.

  • Food pick up is on Mondays and Thursdays between 1p-4pm at the cafeteria entrance. This is free and you did not need to sign up.

  • For your reference, click here for the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar, which also remains on our website.


Our very own Ryann Allison was featured on Good Day Philadelphia's Back to School segment.
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