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October 14, 2020

Clubs and Electives are Open this Week!

Weekday after-school clubs and Friday morning electives have begun, and spots are still available! In order to register your child for an activity, you must sign up for a FamilyID account. Everyone should have received an email to sign up for this new platform earlier this week.

If you have not received this email, upon clicking on the registration links below, you will be prompted to set up an account (this only takes a minute).

Sign-ups are due by this Friday, October 16th, so don't wait another minute to snag a spot!

Last Chance for Free Money - Enroll Now!

The School District of Philadelphia has launched a pilot to provide a $150 monthly payment (up to $1,500 total) per household for the 2020-21 school calendar year to parents who choose to opt out of bus, van, or cab assignment for their child to be transported to and from school. This will begin when school is open for some form of in-person learning.

To participate in this program please CLICK HERE for the enrollment form.

The form must be completed by this Friday, October 16th.

Free Meals Pickup *Update*

We are now giving out frozen meals that last up to a month in the freezer, so extra meals can be stocked and saved for the weekends or a much later date!

Pickup for multiple meals takes place at our cafeteria (Adams Ave. entrance) on Mondays and Thursdays between 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m. We hope families continue to take advantage of this cost saving and nutritional convenience.

We will be giving out meals this coming Monday, October 19th even though school and the front office will be closed.

WIFI Issues Submission

If you do not have reliable high speed internet, or are experiencing connectivity issues, please feel out this form.

Parent Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 6-6:45pm

This is an online event.

Join us for an open discussion to share ideas and provide feedback on moving forward with a hybrid learning model in the coming months.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:


Parent Workshops + Amazon Gift Card Raffle

Are you longing for more opportunities to engage meaningfully with Northwood's parent community during this remote climate? Then do not miss the opportunity to connect with one another on Thursday, October 22nd for this year's second Parent Virtual Cafe.

There will be three different times in the morning, afternoon, and evening to choose from; all grades are welcome in every session.

Another perk of joining? You have the chance to with a $25 Amazon Gift Card! See the flier below for more details.

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Time To Vote!

Our general election is November 3rd and time to register is running out! Please use your voice. Voting information can be found at the following links:

  • CLICK HERE for Northwood's own voting registration page - Complete the online registration to ensure you are registered to vote, then share with all your friends to make sure they are registered too!
  • iwillvote.com - Learn more about voting in Pennsylvania, along with important dates and deadlines for voting.
  • seventy.org - Find tips about voting safely and securely by mail, as well as answers to questions you might have about the election.


Quick Guide to Focus Parent Portal

Northwood's Focus Parent Portal is a tool designed to enhance communication and involvement for you in your child's education. This portal will allow you to monitor your child's progress in school by providing timely access to both assignments and grades that are entered by the teacher throughout the grading period. This communication tool will improve your ability to assist your child and to communicate with the teacher if necessary.

CLICK HERE for step-by-step instructions on how to set up or login to your Focus Parent Portal account.


Northwood's 2021-2022 Lottery Application

Keep spreading the word! The application window will be open through January 25, 2021.

See the fliers below for more information and share them with family and friends.

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Parent Resource Center

This is on Northwood''s home page and includes an Instructional, Technology, and Community Hub. The Student/Parent Technology Help Desk is located within the Technology Hub.

Parent Remote Learning Survey

We appreciate your feedback greatly!

Student/Parent Handbook Sign-Off

It is urgent and essential for all families to complete this brief form in order to acknowledge your compliance with school protocols and remote learning for this year.

Important Dates on the Horizon

Friday, October 16 - Extracurricular Clubs and Electives registration deadline

Monday, October 19 - School Closed / Staff Professional Development Day

Tuesday, October 20 - Parent Hybrid Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, October 21 - Board Meeting

Thursday, October 22- Parent Virtual Café Workshops

Thursday, October 29 - Virtual Costume Contest / Character Day for students and staff

Tuesday, November 3 - Election Day / asynchronous learning day