Northwood Weekly Bulletin
April 23rd, 2021
Click here order your school supply for next school year. In the RED box put our Northwood School Code 22001. Deadline is June 4.
Northwood parents and guardians, Please complete the 2021-2022 Students Not Returning Form by clicking here, if your children are not returning for the 2021-2022 school year.
Early Release-April 30th
Hi Northwood parents and guardians,
We have an early release scheduled for Friday, April 30th. School hours will be from 7:55 am to 12:55 pm. Lunch and breakfast will be scheduled and provided to students participating in our District’s food program.
Please call the office if you have any questions.
Month of the Military Parade 4/24/21 @9am
We are so excited to wave to our military families on Saturday, April 24th who live in Ft. Sheridan to honor and celebrate the Month of the Military Child!
UPDATE - We will NOT be live streaming the Month of the Military Child Parade via North Shore School District 112 Facebook Live. HOWEVER, an amazing video of the parade will be released the week of April 26th!
PLEASE understand that the streets in the military housing area cannot accommodate vehicles in the parade AND additional cars from the community. Please do not come to the Ft. Sheridan neighborhood if you do not live there.
We know how much everyone supports our military families, and we are so thankful!
Protocol for Military Families Living in Military Housing Neighborhood
If the parade is coming down your street, please stay on your front porch or driveway or watch from your windows. Please ensure that you are following social distancing guidelines from friends and neighbors.
Children need to be supervised so that they do not break social distancing guidelines.
If the parade is not coming down your street, you may drive and park in a friend’s driveway, along one of the streets we will drive down or by one of the park areas. Please do not block the parade route!
If you are not on your front porch or driveway, you are required to stay in your car! If you are out of your car, you will be asked to leave. In order for us to have received permission for this parade, the Cities of Highland Park and Highwood require that everyone is in their car and keeps social distancing as a priority.
State Of Education Event | May 7 @ 9 a.m. - Elm Place Auditorium / Virtual
The Highland Park Chamber is set to host another community-wide discussion on local education with school district superintendents:
Dr. Michael Lubelfeld, North Shore School District 112
Dr. Kurt A. Schneider, Northern Suburban Special Education District
This year's program will address the challenges that are being confronted as a result of the impact of the global pandemic, actions being taken to address racial justice, and what the community, and particularly the business community, can do to stay informed and supportive. Learn more and register at https://nssd112.pub/3sA0aQ5
COVID-19 PCR Testing
D112 is offering weekly COVID-19 PCR testing. We highly encourage all families to opt into this opportunity as the goal is to further reduce, prevent the spread and increase school community safety.
PCR testing will REPLACE the weekly saliva screening.
Testing is voluntary and will require consent to participate. If your child participated in the trial PCR tests and you would like them to continue to participate in PCR tests, you will need to complete another Consent Form. The consent will remain open for the remainder of the school year.
If a child were to test positive, the District will consult with the Lake County Health Department and refer to the IDPH Interim Exclusion Guidance.
For information on the screening please refer to the below documents.
Consent Form - Student ID can be found in the PARENT PORTAL OR on your student's Chromebook white tag.
IMPORTANT: when using a cell phone device Turn OFF the Mobile-Friendly button and click OK (to see the complete text)
IMPORTANT: When signing type your initials and draw your signature in the text box
Below are video instructions and videos for how to perform the PCR test:
April: Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention month and Highland Park Police is working in partnership with the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center and many other Lake County agencies to spread awareness. We at Northwood, want to help.
KIDS: If you, or someone you know, is being abused, please know help is available. You can contact the Highland Park Police Department by calling 911 if it’s an emergency, or by calling the non-emergency line at 847-432-7730.
PARENTS: If you have reason to believe a child has been or may be harmed call the Department of Children & Family Services 1-800-25-ABUSE. You can also contact the Highland Park Police Department by calling 911 if it’s an emergency, or by calling the non-emergency line at 847-432-7730.
Please let us know if you need any other information. We will get you in contact with our School Resource Officer, Amy Hyndman
Please click here to watch a video from the Highland Park Police Department regarding Child Abuse Prevention Month
Family Communication Campaign
Did you know that the teen brain doesn’t fully develop until 25? Alcohol can alter this development, potentially affecting brain structure and function. Short and frequent talks about the specific dangers of alcohol are one of the best ways to discuss the risks with your teen. Support Michaels and find our materials when you order on April 24th. Check out this month's poster and info card!
Learn more at www.prevention112.com. #KeepShowingUp #Prevention112 #PreventUnderageDrinking
Please click here to view the list of school supply for next year and information on how to place your order
It's time to order School Supplies for 2021-2022 (Deadline is June 4th)
Families: Please see the attached flyer for more information on ordering your child's school supplies for the 2021-2022 academic year. The kit is the same for all 3 grade. Purchasing through the PTO allows us to support your students and their teachers and staff at Northwood, and even better, your child doesn't have to lug their supplies to school in August! We've even arranged for the currently hard-to-find items on the list, like antibacterial wipes, tissues and paper towels, to be delivered to the school as well. For more information, please contact Jessica Pecaro, email@example.com. If you need any help, please call the office 224-765-3600.
8th Grade Graduation Gift Idea
8th grade parents: See this flyer below for information about ordering a sweatshirt for your graduating student. What a great graduation gift!
High School Supply List
We are sharing this on behalf of HPHS.
You can now order your school supplies for next school for your incoming Freshman. Place your order at www.deerfieldcoalition.com
See the attached flyers for more information regarding your orders and the school list as well.
Mission and Vision at Northwood
As a unified community we will proactively engage students, staff, and families in creating an environment that is supportive of the academic, emotional, and social success of all students.
VisionOur vision at Northwood is to empower all students to be successful members of a global society by fostering their academic, emotional, and social growth.