Northwood Weekly Bulletin

Northwood Jr. High School- Week of March 23rd

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Mission and Vision at Northwood / Misión y Visión en Northwood

Mission

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.


Vision

Our vision at Northwood is to empower all students to be successful members of a global society by fostering their academic, emotional, and social growth.

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Misión

Como comunidad unificada, involucraremos de manera proactiva a los estudiantes, el personal y las familias en la creación de un entorno que apoye el éxito académico, emocional y social de todos los estudiantes.


Visión

Nuestra visión en Northwood es capacitar a todos los estudiantes para que sean miembros exitosos de una sociedad global fomentando su crecimiento académico, emocional y social.

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Message to the Northwood Community/Mensaje a la comunidad de Northwood

Hi Northwood parents and guardians,


Up until now, I haven't shared much new information from a building level perspective. My goal with this message is to provide comfort and empathy. The abrupt school closures have had a lot of people asking questions, feeling uncertain, feeling scared, and feeling isolated. I want anyone that is feeling this way to know that you are not alone. It is okay to feel this way. We are here for you. Please do not hesitate to reach out staff if you have any questions. We may not have the answers right away, but we will work hard to listen, understand, and support.


Over the past couple of days, I learned and confirmed a very important thing. I learned that people really care about each other. It may sound simple, and it may sound logical, but I wholeheartedly mean it. So many people have been working long hours to prepare, plan, collaborate, communicate, and support our Northwood and District community. I have never been more proud to serve and lead with each and everyone of you.


As Dr. Lubelfeld has mentioned in his continuous emails, our District is focused on the following four priorities:


  • Priority one - feed our families and children
  • Priority two - account for the extended safety, health, and welfare of our 4500 students and staff
  • Priority three - communicate clearly
  • Priority four - e-Learning


This means that we are investing our energy and time on planning and implementing these priorities as clearly and effectively as possible. I know there are so many other things that people are wondering about and have questions about during the school closure. However, we are dedicated to deliver a clear and coherent communication around these four priorities. Again, please do not hesitate to reach out me if you have questions about these four priorities.


Besides staying informed with District updates, or watching the ongoing media coverage on this pandemic, I urge all of you to do your best to slow down and take a deep breath with your family and loved ones. This is an unprecedented and dynamic time in our nation's history. Please try to use this time to play family games with each other, do puzzles, watch TV together, exercise together, look at photos of when you were a kid. Just spend time together.


Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay positive.


Mr. Gonzalez

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Hola padres y tutores de Northwood,


Hasta ahora, no he compartido mucha información nueva desde una perspectiva a nivel escolar. Mi objetivo con este mensaje es proporcionar consuelo y empatía. Los abruptos cierres de escuelas han tenido a muchas personas haciendo preguntas, sintiéndose inseguras, asustadas y aisladas. Quiero que cualquiera que se sienta así sepa que no estás solo. Está bien sentirse así. Estamos aquí para ti. No dude en comunicarse con el personal si tiene alguna pregunta. Es posible que no tengamos las respuestas de inmediato, pero trabajaremos duro para escuchar, comprender y apoyar.


En los últimos días, aprendí y confirme algo muy importante. Aprendí que las personas realmente se preocupan unas por otras. Puede sonar simple y lógico, pero lo digo de todo corazón. Muchas personas han estado trabajando largas horas para preparar, planificar, colaborar, comunicarse y apoyar a nuestra comunidad de Northwood y del Distrito. Nunca he estado tan orgulloso de servir y liderar con todos y cada uno de ustedes.


Como el Dr. Lubelfeld ha mencionado en sus correos electrónicos continuos, nuestro Distrito se centra en las siguientes cuatro prioridades:


Prioridad uno: alimentar a nuestras familias y niños

Prioridad dos: tenga en cuenta la seguridad, la salud y el bienestar extendidos de nuestros 4500 estudiantes y personal

Prioridad tres: comunicarse claramente

Prioridad cuatro: e-Learning


Esto significa que estamos invirtiendo nuestra energía y tiempo en la planificación e implementación de estas prioridades de la manera más clara y efectiva posible. Sé que hay muchas otras cosas sobre las que la gente se pregunta y tiene preguntas durante el cierre de la escuela. Sin embargo, estamos dedicados a brindar una comunicación clara y coherente en torno a estas cuatro prioridades. Nuevamente, no dude en comunicarse conmigo si tiene preguntas sobre estas cuatro prioridades.


Además de mantenerse informados con las actualizaciones del Distrito, o de ver la cobertura mediática en curso sobre esta pandemia, les exhorto a que hagan todo lo posible para reducir la velocidad y respirar profundamente con su familia y seres queridos. Este es un momento dinámico y sin precedentes en la historia de nuestra nación. Por favor, intente aprovechar este tiempo para jugar juegos familiares entre ellos, hacer rompecabezas, mirar televisión juntos, hacer ejercicio juntos, mirar fotos de cuando era niño. Solo pasen tiempo juntos.


Mantente sano. Mantente positivo.



Señor gonzalez

Technology Assistance/Asistencia tecnológica

"North Shore School District 112 schools are closed until April 14. If you need assistance regarding instructional technology, please email support@nssd112.org. If you wish to contact a staff member, please use the website and email the appropriate person."

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"Las escuelas del Distrito Escolar 112 de North Shore permanecerán cerradas hasta el 14 de abril. Si necesita ayuda con respecto a la tecnología educativa, envíe un correo electrónico a support@nssd112.org. Si desea comunicarse con un miembro del personal, utilice el sitio web y la persona apropiada".

Month of the Military Child/Mes del niño/a militar

Northwood is proud to honor the military families and students who contribute to our incredible community. April is designated as the "Month of the Military Child," a time to honor the sacrifices made by the child of a military member serving at home or overseas. Please, while we are all spending time with our families and taking time to appreciate how fortunate we are to have each other, consider having a reflective conversation with your student about the many military families that offer so much to our Northwood community. From Northwood's staff and families, we thank you for your service!

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Northwood se enorgullece de honrar a las familias militares y estudiantes que contribuyen a nuestra increíble comunidad. Abril es designado como el "Mes del Niño Militar", un momento para honrar los sacrificios hechos por el niño de un miembro militar que sirve en el hogar o en el extranjero. Por favor, mientras todos pasamos tiempo con nuestras familias y tomamos tiempo para apreciar lo afortunados que somos de tenernos, considere tener una conversación reflexiva con su estudiante sobre las muchas familias militares que ofrecen tanto a nuestra comunidad de Northwood. Del personal y las familias de Northwood, ¡le agradecemos su servicio!

Teaching & Learning Information/Información de enseñanza y aprendizaje

March 19, 2020 - 6:00 pm


Dear North Shore School District 112 Parents & Guardians:

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As we end this epic week and as we head into “spring break”, we wanted to let you know that we hope you and your families are healthy and safe. As you know, over the last several days, our teams have been extremely busy tending to the welfare of our community, making sure that our students are fed. We are proud to report that we have already distributed nearly 1100 meals this week!

We appreciate the understanding, support, and feedback as we have just started our first-ever implementation of e-learning with our students. Students this week were provided lessons from our adopted curricular resources that were aligned to grade-level standards. Your 1st through 8th-grade children should have received an email from Educere about the online digital self-paced resource we wrote to you about last night. You can find an information link for Educere here.


As a reminder, our four priorities are:

  • Priority one - feed our families and children
  • Priority two - account for the extended safety, health, and welfare of our 4500 students and staff
  • Priority three - communicate clearly
  • Priority four - e-Learning


Dr. Ryan, the assistant superintendent for Teaching & Learning, will continue to provide updates as we transition from an on-ground school system to a distance learning organization.

With regards,


Mike

Michael Lubelfeld, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

D112 e-Learning Update March 17, 2020/ Actualización de D112 e-Learning 17 de marzo de, 2020

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Dear North Shore School District Parents & Community,

The following information provides details on how to access our e-Learning resources to be used during this unprecedented extended school closure. This is related to our fourth priority during this unusual Pandemic directed school closure.

Q: What is Clever and how do we access it?
Clever is a portal that allows students access to many of the District’s learning resources. With Clever, students log in using their district email and password (Chromebooks) or badges (iPads). These linked instructions describe how to use Clever on district-issued devices or from a home computer.

Q: What self-paced digital resources are available for students?
The district has purchased a subscription to Educere and Imagine Learning, which are both self-paced digital courses.

  • Educere - ALL students in 1st through 8th grade. By the end of this week, students will receive an email to their District 112 email address with directions on how to complete registration and access courses. All other resources are ready for access right now (see next question). We will communicate as soon as Educere is available. This has been expedited from our original suggestion of a March 30 start date.
    • Grades 1-5: will be enrolled in four courses: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
    • Grades 6-8: will be enrolled in five courses: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies and World Language (French or Spanish). These courses are assigned based on the student's current class schedules. If a student is not currently in a World Language course, they will not have one assigned in Educere.
  • Imagine Learning - All Kindergarten students and K-5 Dual Language students have access to Imagine Learning, a bilingual Language Arts and Math digital resource.
    • ALL Kindergarten Students: Language and Math is for students in kindergarten. Students can log in anytime through the Clever portal and begin the activities. Students can begin using Imagine Learning immediately.
    • ALL Dual Language K-5: Español, Language, and Math is available for K-5 students who attend Oak Terrace and Red Oak Dual Language. Dual Students can use both Educere and Imagine Learning. Students can begin using Imagine Learning immediately.


Q: What resources are available until students have access to Educere?
Click this link to our website. These resources are from our core materials in Math and Language Arts and are for immediate use. For Language Arts, your child will need access to his/her ReadyGEN (elementary) or myPerspectives (middle) icons in the Clever portal.

Once you enter the ReadyGEN or Perspectives icon in Clever (linked directions), you will select the unit of study that correlates to the directions provided here. You do not have to print these materials. They can be written on blank paper or answered orally. Please refer to your student’s grade level packet for detailed instructions.

Q: What Supplemental digital resources can we use?
This document accessed through the link has a variety of digital resources. This document indicates which resources can be accessed through a student’s Clever portal, through free sign-up, or available through the Highland Park Public Library’s page.

Q: How should I schedule my child’s at-home learning?
Involve your child in helping create a daily routine for learning and play. A daily schedule should include time for learning, movement breaks, brain breaks, lunch and snack, and free choice. There are many examples on the Internet. Here are a few examples: Remote Learning Schedule, Khan Academy Remote Learning Schedule, also Illinois State Board of Education has identified many resources for families, including multilingual learners.

Q: What if I have a student at Green Bay Early Childhood Center?
If you did not pick-up your home learning packet and supply pack, you can pick it up at Oak Terrace Elementary School during the food service hours on March 18th and 19th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Please ‘like’ the Green Bay Facebook Page for updates. Install the Seesaw app on your phone or device, as learning materials will be available on SeeSaw after Spring Break.

Q: What do I do if my student’s district-issued device needs troubleshooting?
If your school-issued technology device breaks or needs attention, send an email to support@nssd112.org.

Q: When will the teacher(s) be in touch with my child?
Our phased-in approach to e-learning is starting with self-paced, self-guided, independent work for our children at home. Following Spring break, after training opportunities will be provided for our teachers on the Zoom web conference tool. All teachers will be able to set up a Zoom web conference for a social-emotional check-in as well as a chance to discuss the online learning resources during the week of April 6.

As a reminder, our four priorities are:

  • Priority one - feed our families and children
  • Priority two - account for the extended safety, health, and welfare of our 4500 students and staff
  • Priority three - communicate clearly
  • Priority four - e-Learning


I have to express tremendous gratitude to the administrative departments, especially Teaching & Learning, Technology Services, the principals and everyone here in the administration.

Thank you for your support and flexibility during this time of unprecedented closure.

With regards,
Mike

Michael Lubefeld Ed.D.
Superintendent

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