Newsletter for the Month of November - Part 2!
News From Columbus City Schools' Superintendent - "Wellness Week"
Dear CCS Community,
I am declaring the week of Thanksgiving as "Wellness Week" in Columbus City Schools. Monday, November 22, and Tuesday, November 23, will be asynchronous remote learning days for all students. Teachers will assign independent work to be due after the Thanksgiving break, but there will be no in-person or synchronous remote learning that week.
Most of our district operations will be closed for the entire week to give the majority of our workforce time off. Our schools are already closed that Wednesday through Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday, so this adjustment gives our teachers, principals, staff, and students a whole week off to reset and recharge.
This school year has been challenging as we transitioned back to five days a week of in-person learning for the first time in 18 months, not to mention the national shortage of bus drivers, security threats, and the continuing pandemic.
I recognize that our schools need a break. Our teachers, principals, and nurses are exhausted, our classified staff is stretched thin, and our students are drained.
Of the many lessons we have learned during the pandemic, we know that mental health is essential. That's what this decision is about, to prioritize the mental well-being of our district community so we can come back ready to meet all of the challenges in front of us head-on.
I understand that transitioning to remote learning for two days during that week could be a hardship for some of our families. Still, I believe this decision is a necessary step as I consider the state of our district community.
I wanted to let you know now so that you could reasonably plan. We will be following up soon with updates and supports that we're able to provide that week.
Thank you to our families for your continued support and engagement. I know that this school year has been tough on you too. I hope you can take the time that week to slow down and focus on your loved ones.
Superintendent/CEO, Columbus City Schools
News From Mr. Bell
Make sure you give Mr. Bell your Permission Slips for our Business Trips to visit the Career Centers. Permission Slips are due by Friday November 12th @ 2:30pm!
- Columbus Downtown High School Visit, November 19th, 11:15am-2:00pm
- Ft. Hayes Career Center Visit, December 3rd, 11:15-2:00pm
Please bring in your Internship Hours!!!
If you need help, please stop by my Office for a one-on-one chat.
News From Mr. Watson
NHS Theatre Fall Production
Required OST (Ohio's State tests) make up testing for students in all grades will begin when we return from Thanksgiving break.
On Monday, November 29, Ms. Elledge and Mrs. Levy will pass out schedule cards to students who need to test. Students who complete all their scheduled testing will get to participate in a reward before Winter Break!
Holiday Supports & Resources
Sign up today by calling LSS 211 Central Ohio at (614) 221-6766.
Columbus locations with open slots include Glenwood and Champion. To see addresses of locations, visit our website at:
NSI Food Pantry Christmas Toy Program Sign Ups
It’s time to sign up to receive Christmas toys for your kiddos! Come to NSI Food Pantry between November 3 - November 12, Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 1 PM to sign up!
Please bring birthdate verification for your children. We serve children ages 0 – 12 years old.
Eligible zip codes (Please bring proof of address if you are not already verified):
43201, 43202, 43210, 43211, 43220, 43221, 43224
Current Donation Opportunities
Donation bin is located by the Student Services office!
Northland Success Coach
Sign Up for Remind
Keep Up-to-Date with Your Counselors
- Freshman Counselor-Mrs. Richardson: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Remind Code: @nhs2025 or text @nhs2025 to 81010
- Class Website
- Sophomore Counselor-Ms. Kennedy: email@example.com
- Remind Code: @nhs2024 or text @nhs2024 to 81010
- Class Website
- Junior Counselor-Mrs. White: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Remind Code: northland3 or text @northland3 to 81010
- Class Website
- Senior Counselor-Mr. Watson: email@example.com
- Remind Code: @north2022 or text @north2022 to 81010
- Class Website
LSS Choices for Victims of Domestic Violence (614-224-4663)
National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-7233)
Ohio Domestic Violence Network (1-800-934-9840)
Nationwide Children’s Crisis Line (17 and under): (614)-722-1800
Netcare Access (18 and older): (614)-276-2273
Crisis Text Line (text): 741-741
Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ): 1-866-488-7386
Huckleberry House (Teen Shelter): (614)-294-5553