Warhawk Weekly 5/4/2020

#Be A Warhawk!

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The Hall Way...

What a beautiful weekend! Hope all of our Northwood families were able to enjoy some sunshine. Today the office staff and I went on a road trip to deliver a banner to each of our staff members. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week so we thought it would be a great time to thank our staff for everything they do for our students and school. Many of them caught us during our surprise delivery and it was nice to see them in person, even if it was from a distance!

Thank you once again to our parents and families for your support during eLearning. We know that we could not do this without the support of our entire school community. We know this spring weather will make it harder for our students to, but please talk to your student about their work completion and participation in their classes. We only have fourteen more days of school. Wow! Now is the time to get caught up if they are behind. Please remember that students that receive in Incomplete for a class at the end of the fourth quarter will have to finish their work over their summer to move to a passing grade for the quarter. You will find information about how to check your students progress using Home Access below. We have been so proud of our students during eLearning and we know they can BE A WARHAWK and finish strong!

Stay healthy, safe, and take care of each other. We are all in this together. Warhawks, We Got This!

-Mrs. Hall

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Student Locker Belonging Pickup is scheduled for May 15th

Over the next several weeks, custodians will be cleaning out student lockers and labeling bags with personal items enclosed. The middle schools will be offering a day to pick up materials if you wish to gather student belongings before the fall.

Please know this pick up in May is not a requirement, rather an opportunity to get materials before the start of next school year. If you do not want to participate, we will store your student's belongings safely over the summer and return them in the fall.

To pick up your student’s bag and ensure the items will be ready for a contact free pick-up, the form linked below must be completed. Please fill out the form linked below by Friday, May 8th, at 5:00 pm.

Filling out the form linked below will allow you to reserve a time to pick up these items at the school on Friday, May 15th. The form will allow you to select a preferred time slot and help us organize materials and expedite the pick up process. Cars will use the north entrance of the building and form a line into the circle drive. We will have signs and staff that will help direct you towards our gym entrance where a staff member will place the items in your trunk.

Item Pick Up Time Slots that are still available on Friday, May 15th:

  • 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

  • 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

  • 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

We will not be collecting any materials from students at this time. Library books, textbooks, and curricular materials will be collected in the fall. For 8th graders, WNHS will collect your curricular materials in the fall, and send them over to Northwood. The same will go for those 6th graders entering Northwood. We will collect elementary materials and send them over to our feeder elementary schools.

Sign up for a time for Locker Belonging Pick Up here

Please use this form to sign up for student locker belonging pick up by 5 pm on Friday, May 8th.

Food Services During D200 School Closures

New Addition to D200 Food Services!!!

Every Thursday evening there will be a dinner drive-up option at Verda Dierzen from 4 - 5:30.

Breakfast and lunch will be offered to families while school buildings are closed. Families may drive through or walk up to Olson Elementary School and Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m - noon. In addition we will be delivering meals to families at the following locations at the following times:

Route 1

  • Mapletree Apartments 10:30 - 10:40 am (Infront of the office building)
  • Autumnwood Apartments 10:50 - 11:10 am ( South parking lot next to the Building 717)
  • Prairie View Apartments 11:20 - 11:40 pm (Parking lot next to the Rental Office)
  • Greenwood School 12:00 - 12:20 pm (School parking lot)

Route 2

  • Willow Brooke Apartments 10:30 - 10:40 am (Back entrance, near the bus stop)
  • Woodstock Commons 10:50 - 11:00 am (Front entrance to the right of the Leasing Office)
  • Walden Oaks Apartments 11:20 - 11:40 pm (Picnic area near the pond)
  • Clay Academy School 11:50-12:10 (School Parking Lot)

D200 Middle School Summer School Information

D200 is still planning to have summer school this year and there are many options available including stay sharp mini sessions and advancement sessions. Students that are required to go to summer school will be contacted soon to register. Registration for summer school can be done online. The link to the Summer School brochure can be found below.

A message from 6th grade:

3 weeks left! We got this, Warhawks. Make sure you are checking your grades in Home Access. If you have an "I" next to any assignment, please make sure you get it completed as soon as possible. We are so proud of how you have handled the challenge of E-Learning. Finish strong!

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8th graders - we know you're feeling a little burned out...we are, too! But we only have a few precious weeks left, to put it into overdrive and...

8th Grade Yard Signs

We hope all of our students enjoyed receiving their yard signs. Our staff sure enjoyed delivering them to the students' yards. Warhawk Strong!

Let's Celebrate with a 8th Grade Parade

This is such an exciting time for our 8th graders! Typically we would be able to celebrate the end of the year with you in person, so we want to do that safely the best way we can. How about a parade? Please mark your calendars for May 15th at 6:30 pm (after locker pick up). 8th grade families are invited to drive through our circle drive through a parade route lined by NMS staff celebrating your journey from middle school to high school. Hope you can join us!

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony on May 20th

We are excited to announce that 8th grade promotion will still be taking place digitally on Wednesday, May 20th. Information will be coming soon about how to view the promotion ceremony as we honor our 8th graders and send them off to high school. The ceremony will be posted on YouTube at 7:00 pm Wednesday, May 20th.

We would love to have our 8th graders be a part of this digital ceremony. We are requesting that our 8th grade students share a short 15-30 second clip of their favorite memory of Northwood or their 8th grade year. Please have your student submit their clip using the link below if they wish to be part of the ceremony.

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What are the eLearning Plans for the week?

The new eLearning Plans for this upcoming week for each grade level are linked below. The NMS teachers have linked their lesson plans to these documents so parents do not have to go to Canvas. We appreciate your patience as teachers create, update, and make changes to their plans for the week.

Students should still be logging into Canvas as all teachers are creating Canvas Announcements, Assignments, etc for lessons for the corresponding “A” or “B” Days.

Need help understanding how to use all of the links above?

If you need a little more guidance on what all of these resources are and how to use them, please check out the video below to see them in action.
eLearning Resource Link Overview 4/6/20

Engagement and Grading in eLearning

Teachers and administration continue to reach out to students and parents regarding incompletes in each class. Students with incompletes for any of their fourth quarter classes will have to enroll in a new summer course to successfully pass their current classes. We have been encouraging families and students to work with teachers to ensure the successful completion of each class and appreciate your support of your student. Please reach out to Mrs. Hall with any questions.

How do I check eLearning grades in Home Access?

Step by step instructions on how to use Home Access to access assignment and progress report grades during eLearning.

Chromebook Issues?

District 200 families who experience problems with a Chromebook, or who have other technology-related questions or concerns, are asked to reach out directly to the D200 Technology Department. District technicians are working hard to help keep our digital learning running as smoothly as possible, and will respond to emails sent to the following address:


Yearbooks will be Distributed in Fall 2020

Yearbooks will be distributed when we return to the building in the fall. We will send yearbooks that were ordered by 8th graders over to WNHS for distribution as well.

How can the NMS families stay connected and informed?

During this time we are trying to provide different opportunities for communication with our students and families. So where can you go to stay informed?

NMS Parents/Guardians/Families:

  • Warhawk Weekly: Please remember that this newsletter is a live link. As things progress through the week, we will use it to provide any updated information. All you have to do is click the newsletter to go to the live page!
  • eLearning Page on NMS Website
  • Facebook: @northwoodwoodstock
  • emails and texts: Messages sent through the school, just like how you received this newsletter.


  • Canvas: Students should be checking Canvas for each of their teachers on the corresponding A or B day for announcements and assignments.
  • Warhawks, We Got This Student Newsletter: The next edition of the student newsletter will be emailed to students on Monday morning. Please remind your student to check it out for announcements, special messages from our staff, and tips for success during eLearning.

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We know that all of this can be overwhelming for students and parents, so please reach out if you need any help or support. The NMS staff is here for your student and our NMS families. In addition, if your student needs support and you would like one of our social workers to reach out to them or to you, please let us know. Mrs. Moore can be reached at tmoore@wcusd200.org and Ms. Ortiz can be reached at aortiz@wcusd200.org.

Free Virtual Event through McHenry County College 5/7

Raising Healthy Children During Uncertain Times: Responding to Lost Opportunities and Grief Registration is required

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is open!

Registration for the 2020 - 2021 school year is open. Please refer to the registration link you received in your email or visit our website here . As a reminder, payment is not due at the time of registration. If you have any questions or need help registering your child, please feel free to email one of our secretaries.

Mrs. Butler (Spanish) sbutler@wcusd200.org

Mrs. Dycus sdycus@wcusd200.org

Mrs. Maldonado cmaldonado@wcusd200.org

eCheck is now available on ePay!

Need to pay your registration fees? Now you can pay with a check online. eCheck is now available on ePay! Please follow the same process as using a credit card but select check instead of credit card for the payment method and fill in the account number and routing number. If you need assistance please contact our office at 815-338-4900.

How can students "visit" Mrs. Parrent and the NMS Library during eLearning?

Bored? No longer! Check out the Northwood Library LibGuide for activities, challenges, eBooks, and more!

Calling All Writers! The Writing Club Google Meet is on Wednesdays at 3:30. If you are interested, please email Ms. Parrent.

Checkout the Library eLearning Plan for information about Library Google Meets and more!

Medical Information


(815) 337-8618

If your student or family members have been in contact with anyone experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please call our attendance line at (815 ) 337 - 8618. This line is checked each day to help us monitor the health of our students.

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Keep in Contact with Northwood!

24 hour Attendance Line: (815) 337-8618

If your student will be late to school or won't be in school please call the 24 hour Northwood Attendance line.
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