Warhawk Weekly 5/11/2020

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The Hall Way...

We hope all of our Northwood mothers had a wonderful weekend and that they got to celebrate (snow and all). Thank you again to our Northwood school community for your continued support. The opportunities for our staff to interact and connect with their students are so important as we finish out the school year. We know that this time of year could be difficult for many as it will not be how it was originally planned. We are looking forward to the fall when we can hopefully see students in person. Let's continue to work together and stay connected as we end the 2019-2020 school year. As we finish up the school year we do plan to celebrate our students' hard work this year. 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

Grading: Fourth Quarter and Final Grades for 2019-2020

Fourth Quarter Grades:

Fourth quarter and rotation five grades will be marked with a “P” for passing or an “I” for incomplete. Students receiving an “I” overall for any course will be required to enroll in, and successfully complete, a summer program to ensure they have been instructed on the necessary skills for next school year. An email will be coming out this week to all parents/students who currently have an I (incomplete) and this impacts. Please encourage your student to turn in any missing work they have so they will not receive an I (incomplete) for fourth quarter.

Final Grades for 2019-2020 School Year:

Final grades for courses will be a cumulative average from quarters 1, 2, and 3. Teachers may bump up a student's final grade due to successful completion of eLearning.

Report cards and final grades will be available through Home Access. Final grades for 2019-2020 are due for teachers on Thursday, May 21st at 4:00 pm. Report cards will be run and available the following Monday.

Please visit HomeAccess to view the current grade reports. Links for instructions and Home Access can be found below.

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.

Student Locker Belonging Pickup is scheduled for May 15th

Thank you to the families that signed up over the last couple of weeks for pick up on this Friday, May 15th. We are finishing up organizing the students' belongings. If you did not sign up yet, please do so by 5 pm on Wednesday using the link below. If you do not wish to sign up we will store your student's belongings safely over the summer and return them in the fall.

Cars will use the north entrance of the school 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. To help with the process, we are asking families to write their student's name on a piece of paper large enough to be held up for staff to see out the window of the vehicle. Please open your trunk as you pull up to the gym in the south lot so we can safely place your items in your vehicle.

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.

If your student will be moving and transferring to a new school please email Mrs. Dycus in the office at sdycus@wcusd200.org so we can coordinate your transfer and the collection of Northwood materials.

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.

Food Services During D200 School Closures

Menu for the week of 5/11 - 5/15


  • Monday: Olson – Elf Grahams & Granola Bars, Verda Dierzen - WG Lender’s Bagels, Fresh Apple & Milk
  • Tuesday: Asst. Cereals, Fruit Punch Juice and Milk
  • Wednesday: Rice Crispy Breakfast Bar, Applesauce Cup and Milk
  • Thursday: Asst. Baked Muffins , Fresh whole Orange and Milk
  • Friday: Asst. Breakfast Items, Apple Juice and Milk


  • Monday: Olson- Hamburger on a Bun, Verda Dierzen – Chicken Nuggets/Popcorn Chicken, Fresh Veggie Sticks, Fresh Whole Orange and Milk
  • Tuesday: French Toast Sticks w/ Sausage Links, Fresh Baby Carrots, Mixed Berry Fruit Cup and Milk
  • Wednesday: Barbecued Rib on a Bun, Fresh Broccoli Florets, Peach Cup and Milk
  • Thursday: Macaroni and Cheese Cup, Fresh Veggie Sticks, Strawberry Cup and Milk
  • Friday: Asst. Sandwiches, Subs, PBJ Uncrustable, Fresh Vegetables, Triple Berry Cup and Milk

Menu subject to change due to delivery shortages.

Please see the D200 Food Services web page for drop off schedules and other additional information.

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.
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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!

Last day of school for 8th graders is Wednesday, May 20

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. Next week's newsletter will provide include information on 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. They must use their school gmail account. This link has been sent to them in an email as well. The last day to submit videos in Friday, May 15th.

Last day of school for 6th and 7th graders is Thursday, May 21st

Make sure your 6th and 7th graders check their teachers' Canvas page to see what activities the team has planned for their grade.

Save the date for a 6th and 7th grade parade on our campus at 11 am on the last day, 5/21. More details will be included in next week's Warhawk Weekly!

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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:


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!

Here is some inforamtion on this years Art Show!

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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