Northwood Middle School

March 2022

Principals' Page

Greetings Northwood Middle School Families:

The Main Office of any school building is a hub of activity. Students and staff are always on the go, in and out of the space throughout the school day.

It’s an active place for regular check-ins and meetings with students, as well as staff conferences and daily interactions with school principals and counselors. The Main Office is also a confidential space at times for conversations and interactions between school personnel and students.

Parents and caregivers are part of the equation, too. For any number of reasons, parents may be asked to come to their child’s school during the day. When that happens, parents should follow the district’s visitor procedures by using the school’s main entrance buzzer and intercom system to gain entrance to the school, and then signing in at the front desk.

If parents/caregivers do not have a meeting at the school but still need to come to the school during the day to see their child or to speak to a staff member, call-ahead notice or an appointment is required.

This ensures parents will be seen in a timely manner and upholds the safety practices of the school.

To contact the Main Office, please call 284-8016.

Brenda Wittman and Michael Basinski


Northwood Middle School

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Ask your student about our safety assembly!

Invite this important conversation into your living room.


If your student is a car rider, please read the following important information about drop off & pick up:

  • drop off & pick up only on the elementary side of the building (yellow awning)
  • students may only cross the parking lot using the crosswalks; this is for the safety of your student so please remind them of this rule
  • follow the clockwise traffic direction around campus no matter what entrance you use; counterclockwise traffic causes backups and is a risk to student safety
  • remind your student to follow all directions of staff supervising drop off & pick up

We ask that you remember that our building staff is outside during these times to ensure the safety of your students. Please be patient and extend to them kindness & respect.

Important March Dates

Thursday, March 10th: Choir & Orchestra Concert @ EHS PAC 7pm

Monday, March 21st: State Testing Starts for Grades 5-8

Friday, March 25th: Spring Fling Dance for Grades 5-8 from 4-6pm

(this is rescheduled from February 25th)

Thursday, March 31st: End of the 3rd Quarter


Yearbook Update:

The last day to purchase a yearbooks is THIS Friday 3/4!

High School Scheduling Night for Current 8th Graders:

On Wednesday, 3/9 Elyria High School will be holding high school scheduling meetings for incoming 9th graders. There are 3 meeting options for families to choose from: 4pm, 5pm or 6pm. The meetings will be held in the High School PAC and will offer insight into graduation requirements, athletics & eligibility and College Credit Plus (CCP) options. Join us and meet some of Elyria High's teachers, counselors and administrators.

For more details, please see Elyria High News at

8th Grade Washington DC Trip Information:

8th graders get ready! We are starting to plan your Washington DC trip, scheduled for June 1-3, 2022. Find the most recent information in the Washington DC Newsletter here.

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Kindergarten/Preschool Enrollment Fair

Saturday, March 12 from 9:30-Noon at Ely School

Please pre-register online at

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Parent Information Sessions

Join Dr. Megan Barlow to learn more about how to support your Pioneer at home.

Please sign up for sessions using the following link: