Northwood Weekly Bulletin

August 1st, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Northwood Family:


We are just a few weeks away from the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year! We have been diligently working to ensure that we are prepared on day one to provide your child with the best education possible. As part of this process, please take some time to review this Summer Mailer. This contains the most up to date information and upcoming dates leading up to the 2022-23 school year.


If after reading this you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Enjoy the rest of your summer,


Efrain Martinez, EdD

Principal

Announcements

As we welcome our students back, and our incoming 6th grade students to Northwood for the very first time, there also a few new Husky staff members that we would like to introduce:


  • Ms. Sanner (Choir)

  • Ms. Chioros (PE)

  • Mrs. Hafen (PE)

  • News for students who have Ms. Rapaport. Her last name is now Mrs. Simons.

Schedules on Infinite Campus Information

Infinite Campus: Student schedules will be posted in Infinite Campus on August 8, 2022 after 4 pm. As a reminder, if you did not register your child for the upcoming school year, their schedule will not be available.


  • Click here to login to the Parent Portal

  • The login is the same one used to complete Annual Update. Please submit a ticket at http://support.nssd112.org if you have any trouble.

  • To view your student’s schedule before school begins, click on the Calendar and choose the first day of school (August 24th). Your student’s schedule will appear on the right.

  • To view your student’s schedule after school begins in August, click on Today to display your student’s schedule for the day.

    • If you’d like to confirm holidays or early release days throughout the year, you can use the Calendar tab.

Arrival & Dismissal

  • Arrival and dismissal: To keep our students safe during arrival and dismissal, we ask that you review the following procedures. We have included pictures of entrance doors and aerial maps as a reference. Staff will be on supervision duty beginning at 7:20 in the morning and until 3:00 during dismissal.

    • Arrival:

      • Bus students: will be dismissed from the bus in the front area of the school.

      • Students who are driven to school by a parent: are to be dropped off in the back parking lot area of the school.

      • Students may be dropped off anytime after 7:20 am. This is when staff are available for supervision.

During the first week of school (August 24, 25, 26), the students will be directed into the building through grade level doors and line up according to their advisory teacher. Beginning August 29th students will remain outside (weather permitting) in their “ grade level zones”. 6th grade: on the sidewalk in the back of the building by doors 10 and 13; 7th & 8th grade: on the sidewalk in the front of the school building. Staff will be outside for supervision during the school year.

  • Dismissal:

    • Bus students will meet their bus, which will be lined up in numerical order in the back parking lot at dismissal. Once all students are safely on the buses, the buses will be dismissed to transport students.

    • Students who are being picked up by parents at the end of the school day will meet their parents at the front of the school parking lot area. Cars will be allowed to line up in the front parking lot area at 2:35 pm. It is important that your student is ready to dismiss to keep the traffic flow moving. Vehicles are to exit RIGHT only on North Avenue during dismissal.

    • Students are not permitted to cross North Avenue unless using the crosswalk areas.

  • Early dismissal procedures - If your child needs to leave school early for an appointment, please inform the office prior to picking up your child. When arriving at the main office, the front desk will ask you to complete the necessary paperwork for an early dismissal.

Hoodies

Northwood provides students with the opportunity to wear hoodies on school grounds. In order to increase safety and security, hoodies will not be allowed to be pulled tight in a way that covers the face of students. To be clear, wearing hoodies with a hood is okay, but covering the entire face in a way that is not possible to identify the student is not permitted.

Health Forms


  • Please review the following health information of items to be completed prior to the start of school. All returnable permissions/waivers/fees should be submitted to the school nurse (Alyson Flicher: aflicher@nssd112.org) or the main office by September 9th, 2022. Also, any child wanting to participate in interscholastic sports will need to have a current physical within one year of the sport tryout date.

PE Uniforms

Students and parents will have the opportunity to purchase PE uniforms ($20: $10 for shorts/$10 for tops). More information will be coming.

Lunch Information

Lunch information- During the 2022-23 school year, families who do not qualify for free or reduced lunch will have to pay for school meals. Breakfasts will cost $2.30 per meal and lunches will cost $3.30 per meal. Students whose families are eligible for free or reduced price breakfast or lunch will be able to access meals next school year at no cost or at a highly discounted rate. You can complete a free/reduced lunch application in Infinite Campus parent portal if you believe you may qualify for free/reduced priced meals. Please contact Kathy Uhlean at (224)765-3006 or kuhlean@nssd112.org if you would like a paper application.

4:10 PM Transportation Option

4:10 PM Transportation option: Northwood offers a ‘late bus’ (arrives at Northwood to gather students at 4:10) for students who remain after school for sporting events or extracurricular activities. This opportunity begins on Monday, August 29, 2022.

School Supplies

School supplies ordered through the PTO will be in the student's advisory the first day of school. Students who did not order school supplies can bring their supplies to school during the Meet and Greet for 6th graders (August 24); 7th and 8th graders can bring in their school supplies on the first day of school.

PTO Information

  • The PTO is looking forward to welcoming our newest and returning Huskies in August! Our first PTO meeting of the 2022-2023 school year will be Wednesday, September 7th at 7:00pm. We look forward to seeing you there. We are revamping our website for the upcoming year. For summer updates please join our PTO Facebook parent page: Northwood Parent Network


https://m.facebook.com/groups/1767051240267693/

Important Upcoming Dates

  • August 10 & 11: Letters sharing regular bus information from the district transportation office will be mailed to parents of students assigned to bus routes.

  • August 18: New students (and families) to Northwood information and tour opportunity. The event begins at 8:30 and concludes at 9:30

  • August 19 from 9:00-10:30 - 7th and 8th grade schedule walkthrough and locker organization opportunity

  • August 23rd @ 4:00: 6th Grade Husky Meet and Greet

  • August 24th: First day of school! This is an Early Release Day: 7:55-12:55

  • September 15th @6:00: Open House

  • Add Northwood's activities calendar to yours

  • D112 Calendar

  • D112 website: nssd112.org

  • Northwood’s Facebook & Twitter

Welcome to Northwood Middle School!

Dr. Martinez (Principal)

Mr. Kaplan (Associate Principal)

Ms. Raich (Associate Principal)

Northwood Main Number: (224) 765-3600

Nurse Flicher’s Office: (224)-765-3609

Attendance Line: (224)-765-3605