Northwood News

The 411 from 700 Gulf Road

May 18th to May 22nd

Happy Monday!!!! This starts the sixth week of the fourth quarter.

This is the long awaited locker clean out newsletter. It will start next week. Please fill out the google form attached to the letter.

This is the last week for the curriculum calendars. Teachers may have some other assignments in the google classroom. Please have your student turn in all work. Teacher will fill out report cards on June 2nd.

If at any time you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to myself or Mr. Grossman. We understand that these can be difficult times and are here to help in anyway needed.

Locker Cleanout

Dear Northwood Parents/Guardians and Students:

With the closure of schools for the remainder of the year we understand that students need to retrieve items from their lockers and personal owned/rented musical instruments. Seventh graders may have PE lockers to empty. Students may have books, calculators, novels, school-owned musical instruments and other items that need to be returned to school. There will be tables on the lobby to set returned items on by grade level. We are looking for books owned by Elyria City Schools, Northwood, a teacher or a library.

Please fill out this google form. If you do not fill out the form by Thursday May 21st, you will automatically be assigned a time slot.

Only students will be admitted into the school building.

Family members should not expect to gain entrance to the school.

Students will be required to adhere to the guidelines set forth by Governor DeWine for proper social distancing and safety.

  • Students must wear a mask in the building

  • Students must remain 6 feet apart

Northwood will have staff on campus to assist students to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Students will be directed to pick up their personal items, this will not be a social gathering. Please do not plan to arrive with a friend or walk the halls in a social manner as this will not be permissible out of concern for the health and wellbeing of students and staff.

Things to consider:

  • All personal items should be removed from lockers, bring a bag.

  • Locks will be collected

  • Students are to bring their IDs. They will be collected as well.

  • Leave lockers open once empty

  • Classrooms will not be accessible.

  • All academic materials, including school loaned musical instruments, will be dropped off in the band room or orchestra room. Student owned/rented instruments can be picked up in the band room or orchestra room.

  • Students with siblings at Northwood should use the day assigned to the oldest sibling.

Please respect the 15 minutes time slots.

Assigned Dates/Times

● Tuesday May 26 6th grade 9:00-3:00

● Wednesday, May 27 7th grade 9:00-3:00

● Thursday, May 28 8th grade 9:00-3:00

We recognize some parents' work hours may necessitate some students need to come to school in the evening. There may be a line to wait to get into the school. Expect potential delays and follow requirements to adhere to distancing regulations.

Evening Hours 4:00-7:00 Wednesday May 27

Please contact your school principal if you can not attend during your assigned time slot. These will be the only days for student locker clean out. Anything left behind may be discarded.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about this process. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this unprecedented time in education. I know we all look forward to getting back to our “normal”. Stay healthy. Stay safe. Stay PIONEER STRONG.


Michael Basinski

Where are the grades?

I have received a few emails about grades not being put in PowerSchool. The grades are there, you just have to did a little deeper. When you see the main screen that shows all the quarters and the grades, the fourth quarter should have a blank or a lowercase i, it looks like the incredibles i. When you click on that "i" it will show the list of assignments. Look under the grade columns and there will either be a "P" or an "I". If you have any questions, please reach out to the teacher.

Virtual Office Hours

Just a reminder that our staff members will be available during the day to answer questions and help students. This can take on many forms like participating in Zoom rooms, connecting on Google classroom, sharing information on google docs, etc. Below is a list of the times they are having "office hours". If your student or you have questions outside these hours, please feel free to email them as all staff will be checking email multiple times throughout the day.

Name followed by office hours

Mrs. Adams 12-2

Ms. Aguinaga 9 -11

Mr. Arno 10-12

Mrs. Banjoff 10-12

Mr. Basinski 8-10

Mr. Behrendt 10-12

Miss Bevelacqua 10-12

Mr. Black 12-2

Mr. Bloomfield 12-2

Mr.. Burnett 9-11

Mrs. Chachko 9-11

Mr. Chizmar 8-10

Mr. Cseh 10-12

Miss Davis 12-2

Mr. Diedrick 10-12

Mr. Grossman 8-10

Miss Jahnigen 11-1

Mrs. Johnson 9-11

Mr. Kemmett 10-12

Mrs. Kolenda 2-4

Mrs. Kopp 10-12

Mr. Kostalnick 9-11

Mrs. Kothe 8-10

Mrs. Krysinski 12-2

Mrs. Lawrence 11-1

Mrs. Manion 10-12

Mrs. Marzec 8-10

Mr. McGeehen 10-12

Mrs. Montgomery 10-12

Mrs. Null 9-11

Mrs. Price 10-12

Mr. Quinn 8-10

Ms. Russell 11-1

Miss Saddler 1-3

Mr. Smith 10-12

Mrs. Tessaro 10-12

Mrs. VK 8-10

Mrs. Ward 8-9, 1-2

Mrs. Williams 2-4

Mr. Wise 10-12

Mrs. Yearley 12-2

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the address of the new Northwood?

I don't know that right now, but I will get back to you.

Any word on an awards ceremony?

Still waiting on the camera man. He is recording the seniors this week. The virtual graduations are from 9:00 to 7:00 all week. Congrats to the new EHS alumni!!!!

What was the answer to the sign?

The answer was Colorado, California, Colorado, Louisiana.

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood??

A woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

Expanded Food Service Hours

Aramark Food Service and Elyria Schools are providing free meals to all children 18 years and younger on Tuesdays and Thursdays according to the schedule listed here: