District News

10/25/20

Northwest Community Schools

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Lee Ingles

Lee taught and coached at NW from 1994-2014. He will always be remembered in Mountie Nation. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

McKinney-Vento Act Student Questionnaire

The McKinney-Vento Act Student Questionnaire allows NWCS to identify students and help to provide services to those who are experiencing homelessness, which includes those who are: sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; staying in motels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to the lack of an adequate alternative; staying in shelters or transitional housing; or sleeping in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, or similar settings.

If this situation applies to you or your student, please follow the instructions below:

  • CLICK HERE to view the NW McKinney-Vento Student Questionnaire.
  • The form can be downloaded, filled out electronically, saved and then emailed to sabrena.jenkins@nwschools.org.
  • The form can also be printed, manually filled out and returned to the student's building office.
  • Or Parents/Guardians can pick up a form and fill it out in any building office.

If you should have any questions, please email them to sabrena.jenkins@nwschools.org.

NWCS COVID-19 Hotline

Please continue to assess your student’s health before coming to school each day.


Please keep your student home and call our NWCS COVID-19 Hotline (517-817-4974) if your student is awaiting COVID-19 test results, tested positive, or has had direct contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

District Calendar and Upcoming Events

Mountie Military Appreciation Week

Monday, Oct. 26th, 12am to Friday, Oct. 30th, 12am

6900 Rives Junction Road

Jackson, MI

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Compassionate Ministries NEEDS OUR HELP!

Compassionate Ministries has been a huge support to our community and students throughout the years.


This year they are introducing a new way to donate to the After School Backpack Program.


CLICK HERE for more information and how to donate.

What's for Lunch?!


This is one of the most important questions!!! Click the link below for menus and pick up information for MVP students.



https://www.nwschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=150

REQUIRED PARENT UPDATES- POWERSCHOOL

To update student and parent contact information, Parents must have a Parent PowerSchool account. Please watch the below video on where to find resources, create a Parent account, and to to update contact information within PowerSchool.


Parents still must sign in to review and approve student information if there are no updates.

PowerSchool Parent Video

Schoology Parent Resources

FREE TUTORING OPPORTUNITY

Grand Valley State University will be offering free tutoring to any K-12 student in Michigan who is in a full-time or part-time remote learning environment this school year! For more information or if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity for your student click the link below:

https://www.gvsu.edu/k12connect/

WE HAVE OPENINGS!!!

For little Mounties

Northwest Preschool and Childcare

6900 Rives Junction Rd. Jackson

We offer: Infant and Toddler Care

Before and After School Childcare

3’s & 4/5 yr old Preschool (1/2 day, full day, with childcare, GSRP)

Summer Care

Call 517-817-4741 with questions, to find out about openings (some classes are full and some have openings) or to schedule a tour.

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TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

K-1st Grade- Ipads are being assigned to students in K-1st Grades this week. Students will only be bringing them home on Tuesdays. Students must must bring them back to school every Thursday. Students will complete their work in Seesaw on Wednesdays instead of the paper packets. All iPads will have Seesaw and other necessary apps already installed on them. Please contact your student's teacher for more details.


2nd Grade- We are still waiting on technology for our F2F students. We will keep you updated delivery information as it is received.
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Technology Update

We are still waiting on technology for our F2F students. We will keep you updated delivery information as it is received.
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KMS ADVISORY 10 22 20

Click below for Kidder Notes

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Mountie Nation Station Show 3 Tri 1 2020

NWHS STUDY LAB

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OCTOBER CHECK IN FOR SENIORS

This month we should have a good idea of your plans after graduation. COLLEGE, CAREER, MILITARY, TRADE SCHOOL!!!

For those going to college or trade school- you should fill out your FAFSA before the end of the month.

Also for college this is, COLLEGE APPLICATION MONTH-AND MANY SCHOOLS HAVE WAIVED APPLICATION FEES! APPLY BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS.

ALL SENIORS-

Please fill out the Senior Check in form ASAP-BEFORE OCTOBER 30TH-

This will help us, help you with your plans. Submissions received eligible for a prize! Complete this form TODAY! Here is the info on how to complete:

Attention: Seniors from Jackson's 13 Connected Community Schools!

Complete to Compete will run from September 1, 2020-March 1, 2021.

Awards for each district as well as countywide prizes for students completing their college and/or career planning steps. During one-on-one consultations with their College and Career Advisor, student can enter to win each time they complete one of the steps!

College and Career = Cash and Prizes from the CCAC

Competition prizes aren't only for individual students. They are for schools, too! Winning high schools will receive mini-grants to use toward Decision Day celebrations.

Talk to your Advisor about how to apply!

SENIOR CHECK IN FORM

ATTENTION: ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND PARENTS!


In Michigan, all students are required to have a completed EDP when they enter high school. EDPs must be started during the 7th grade year and must be completed during the 8th grade year, but is continuously updated through the student’s high school years.


Creating an EDP gives students a chance to plan for the future while in school.


• Career Opportunities: Students gain awareness of projected jobs in Michigan as part
of the EDP process. Pure Michigan Talent Connect, Career Explorer is a good resource for
high school students who are preparing for a job search.
• Parent Consultation/Endorsement: Parents should have the option of reviewing and
agreeing with their child’s EDP. Reviewing the EDP can help parents be knowledgeable
about careers and jobs their child is interested in pursuing.

Lets Get Started on Your EDP (Education Development Plan) on Xello! Plan YOUR future TODAY!! This is also posted on your Schoology Class Group in Resources!!!

Plan YOUR Future

Free College Application Month

Complete to Compete

The College & Career Access Center is offering exciting incentives to Seniors to

encourage and reward their diligence in striving toward their post-secondary goals.

Pathways to Careers at Consumers Energy

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Congrats to Junior, Nevaeh Ingram!!!

Athletic Schedules and Updates

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Do you have a project or service that National Honor Society students can help you with?

We are looking for service projects that we can help school and community members with-especially virtually during this very different year!!! If we can help you, please fill out the form linked below and we will be in touch! If it is needed by a specific date, please include that to help with our scheduling.


https://forms.gle/zNmsb6nZi1xefnS27