District News

4/5/2021

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Northwest Community Schools

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NWCS Summer Learning Information and Resources

All Summer school information and resources will be available here as it is available.

Young Poet Contest - Winning Entries! Congrats!

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Michigan PEBT Information for NW Students

P-EBT is a program initiated and managed by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)


It provides supplemental food assistance benefits to students who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the program is to make sure no child goes hungry by missing out on school meals.


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Michigan Department of Education (MDE) partnered during the 2019-2020 school year to provide these critical benefits to over 900,000 students. We are excited to be partnering again for the 2020-2021 school year to provide these benefits to students to help reduce food insecurity.


  • Northwest Community Schools has submitted the required survey to the State of Michigan regarding all student eligibility.


  • Please CLICK HERE for more parent information and Q&A and to obtain a reconsideration form. Reconsideration forms can be turned into each building office to recieve district confirmation.


  • Please ensure that your students address is correct via your Parent PowerSchool portal to ensure that your students receive these benefits.
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Current Mountie Fundraisers

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NWCS COVID-19 Reporting Tool

Please keep your student home and report on our NWCS Reporting Tool if your student is awaiting COVID-19 test results, tested positive, or has had direct contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

Technology Tidbits

Click this button to learn what kind of information you can get in Schoology!

PowerSchool Parent Portal- REQUIRED

PowerSchool is the NWCS Student Information System.


  • All NWCS Parents are required to create their own PowerSchool accounts for information on their students. CLICK HERE for more details on how to create your parent portal account.
  • Multiple students can be linked to one parent account.
  • One time account creation as long as your student is a at NWCS.
  • NWCS is always looking for ways to utilize technology to be more efficient and consistent. IT IS NOW REQUIRED FOR PARENTS TO CREATE THIS ACCOUNT.



In the PowerSchool parent portal, parents/guardians can:


  • Make changes and updates to student contact information.
  • View student grades, attendance and schedules, including teacher assignments at the beginning of the school year for elementary students.
  • View fees and account balance information for students.
  • Building information including phone numbers and teacher emails.



PowerSchool information can only be viewed not updated from the NWCS Mobile app if you are signed into the the Student Information Icon with your parent login.


  • The login for the mobile app is different than the PowerSchool Portal. CLICK HERE for information on how to obtain your NWCS Mobile app login information.
  • If you need to make changes to your student's account, you MUST have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account.

IMPORTANT DAMAGED DEVICE and INSURANCE INFORMATION

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District Calendar and Upcoming Events

Click this button to view the NW District Calendar on our website.

Food Service NOtes

Click here to view food service updates and monthly newsletters

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SFE TO GO- Meal Kits for NWCS Virtual Families

REMINDER - RESERVE YOUR MEALs TODAY!


NW/SFE Foodservice is offering Meal Kits for the upcoming week to all NWCS virtual families. These kits include 5 breakfast and lunches for students.

  • Meals made from scratch.
  • Available to all NWCS Virtual Families
  • If you sign up, please remember to PICK UP


Now offering meals to F2F students on Virtual Wednesday!!! Sign up via the meal reservation form.


Meal Reservation Form

NW/SFE April Updates



If you have questions, please email Shayna Casey (shayna.casey@nwschools.org)

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WE HAVE OPENINGS!!!

WE HAVE OPENINGS. Northwest Preschool & Childcare forms are conveniently available on our nwschools.org page. Just click the link below and it will take you to NWPCC to find more information as well as register your child for our programs or to get on our waiting list for Infant/Toddler Care. We also have openings for school age children while the District is currently all virtual. We have staff to help school age kids with their school work while they are in childcare. There is also a link for online payment for your convenience.If you are interested in a school visit contact us 517-817-4741, It is by appointment only.



CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Great Start Readiness Program - All 4 Yr olds qualify!

Click the image to learn more about the Jackson Great Start Readiness Program that is offered at NWPCC!

CLICK TO LEARN MORE ON THE READINESS PROGRAM

Good Morning NWEE,

Many of our students do not have the technology/chargers for our virtual week of learning next week. Staff will be handing these items out at the NWEE Main Entrance at the below times.

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

I am sorry for this inconvenience. This year has thrown us many curveballs and I greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.

I will see you soon and stay safe,

Mr. Short

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KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP 2021!!!

Sign up for Kindergarten Roundup here. We are looking forward to meeting our newest little Mounties!


Visit www.nwschools.org/kindergartenroundup for more details!

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Hearing and Vision Screenings for Students

Scheduled for the below dates:


  • April 19, 20, 22, 26th.
  • Re-screenings scheduled for May 11th.

8th Grade Testing Information

8th Grade Parents: On March 24th, an email was sent to you from KMS with your 8th grader's PSAT information. Please make sure you have that marked on your calendar:

F2F kids test on April 13

MVP kids test at KMS on Wednesday, April 14 8AM - 11AM (bussing is available for those who need it. Click HERE if you haven't already requested transportation for your MVP 8th grader to get to KMS for their PSAT testing.

Class of 2025!

Did you miss the 8th Grade Transition Webinar? No worries, click the link below to view the webinar and more information for the Class of 2025!

https://www.nwschools.org/domain/1370

NWKMS STUDY LABS

Virtual Study Lab runs from 2:30 -3:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays via the link below. Students do NOT need to be signed up. They can join by clicking the link during the designated times.

IMPORTANT: Please update your Virtual Study Lab links in your Schoology Advisory courses. Here is the new link:

Virtual Study Lab



F2F Study Lab runs from 2:30 - 3:20 pm in the media center on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


For those who ask about signing up for F2F Study Lab, here is the link to the form that parents must complete in order for students to attend.

F2F Study Lab Sign Up Form

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COVID-19 Student Vaccination

Student Vaccination sign up through Henry Ford Allegiance Health has been extended.

NWCS has received notification from HFAH that they will be offering more opportunities for NWCS students to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

Students must be 16 years old to receive the vaccine.

If interested, please CLICK HERE to sign your student up.

NWCS will not be scheduling the appointments. Parents will receive a phone call from HFAH who will be scheduling your students appointments.

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Senior Showcase

Seniors- FILL OUT YOUR SURVEYS!!!


Each year we showcase our seniors as they begin the process of planning for life beyond high school.


We like to recognize all of the options our seniors have spent time exploring and applying for, including colleges, universities, trade schools, military, and the workforce.


All of this planning and showcasing eventually leads up to Decision Day, an event where students are honored for declaring their post high school plan in front of their friends and family.


CLICK HERE or on the image to view the current senior showcase.

Class of 2021- Senior Information and Updates

Click the image to view updates on:

  • Sponsor A Senior - Deadline Extended to March 31, 2021 - Project Graduation
  • Important Dates for Seniors
  • Cap and Gown Information
  • College and Career Info and much more!

Virtual Career Exploration Event

Description: Virtual Career Exploration Event

When: April 22, 2021; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

About:

40 employer exhibitor booths; over 100 careers showcased.

Available to all students and career searchers!

Register here: https://www.mwse.org/micareerquest/

Jackson County Early College Info

Learn more about Jackson County Early College by attending a Parent Meeting. Click the image for more details.

Click the image below for information on the NWHS Virtual Library!

NWHS STUDY LAB

College and Career Readiness Information Center

NEW UPDATES!! Click Here to view!

College and Career Readiness Information Center

Attention Parents and Students-


Click the button above and check your Schoology Class website for updates on College and Career Readiness Information!


Updates include:

  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Information on the SME Education Foundation
  • Yearly Checklists to make sure you are on the right track
  • Job listings and Summer Programs
Northwest Athletics

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ONLINE TICKETS TO HOME EVENTS

NW Athletics YouTube

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Do you have a project or service that National Honor Society students can help you with?

We are looking for service projects that we can help school and community members with-especially virtually during this very different year!!! If we can help you, please fill out the form linked below and we will be in touch! If it is needed by a specific date, please include that to help with our scheduling.


https://forms.gle/zNmsb6nZi1xefnS27