The Northern Friday Message
October 8, 2021
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NHS GENERAL WEEKLY UPDATES
Please continue to review the Parent/Student Handbook to refamiliarize yourself with student expectations.
Students may also view the administration's Student Expectation Presentation here.
Please see our regular bell schedule here.
To check the status of your transportation route click here.
To track your bus, download the here comes the bus app, using these instructions.
Parents, please make sure you are signed up for Parent Portal, no paper report cards will be sent home this year. Get started here.
Monday , October 11
- 4:30pm Tennis v. Jordan
Tuesday, October 12
- 5:00pm JV Soccer v. East Chapel Hill
- 5:00pm JV Volleyball v. JHS
- 6:30pm Volleyball v. JHS
- 6:45pm V Soccer v. East Chapel Hill
Wednesday, October 13
- 4:30pm XC @ Southern Alamance
Thursday, October 14
- 5:00pm JV Soccer v. Southern Alamance
- 6:00pm JV Football v. JHS
- 6:45pm V Soccer v. Southern Alamance
Friday, October 15
- 7:00pm V Football @ JHS
YEAR-LONG SPORT PASSES
Adult and Student Season and Year long sports passes are available for purchase on ticketspicket.com
Friday, October 15's away Football game will be Military Appreciation Night. See this flyer for more details.
COVID TESTING @ NHS:
Durham Public Schools, in partnership with MAKO Medical, will begin providing weekly COVID-19 testing at school to help identify possible COVID-19 infections among students even if they’re not showing any symptoms. Research has shown such testing can reduce the spread by 50%, especially in large settings such as schools.
The testing is a simple swab of the nose and not the test that tickles the brain. This is the same test families can administer from home or at local testing sites.
This is a voluntary testing process, so a parent or guardian must register their student to participate. The link to register is here (paper copy found here) as well as a letter sent home with your student. All testing information and results will remain confidential.
Click here to see the DPS Covid-19 Flowchart
Click here to see "A-Z: DPS COVID-19 PREVENTATIVE MEASURES FOR 2021-22"
Click here to complete the DPS Face Covering Accommodation Form
Click here to view the Covid-19 Data Dashboard. (updated weekly)
Free COVID Testing Sites-See the attached flyers for some of the free testing sites in Durham with whom DPS has partnered.
The City of Durham and the Durham County Library are hosting a virtual Young Adult Career Expo on October 13th from 3pm – 6pm. This event is free for students. Also, a Resume Review session is scheduled on October 5-6 from 12:00pm-12:55pm in the Media Center.
- Jobseekers must be between the ages of 16 – 24
DURHAM “IMAGINE A DAY WITHOUT WATER” VIDEO CONTEST
Students aged 13-18 are encouraged to produce a creative minute-long video that captures what a day without water would be like. The due date for student submissions is Monday October 18th. For more information about the contest, please visit: https://durhamnc.gov/3746/ or contact Grant.Cullinan@durhamnc.gov
FAMILY ACADEMY OFFERING FOR LATINA STUDENTS & FAMILIES
This course is a series of 3 sessions in Spanish that will provide information for Latina student families to become apprised of parental access in communicating with their student’s school, equitable access to advanced course tracks as well as available community resources for Latina students. For more information about the series, contact Melissa Pérez. To schedule for your school, contact Althia Scriven.
Are you interested in taking a practice test for the SAT or ACT? - StudyPoint is offering FREE practice test events, and since they do so virtually, you can take the practice test from your home. Students who participate will also receive a free score analysis that breaks down how you did by section, question type, and content area so you can get a sense of where you might want to do some review prior to the real thing.
They run multiple practice tests each week. If you're interested you can view available dates and register for a test at https://site.studypoint.com/virtual-practice-tests.
College Information Sessions
Curious about college? Register to hear from college representatives by clicking here and selecting your schools of interest.
- University of Mary Washington - 10/11/21 from 11am-12pm
- App State University - 10/14/21 from 1pm-2pm
- UNC Wilmington - 10/25/21 from 1pm-2pm
- UNC Asheville - 10/27/21 from 1pm-2pm
ACT PREP FOR SENIORS:
SENIORS: You have access to ACT prep materials right now. See this flyer for more details.
Northern’s student services department is currently in the process of considering candidates for nomination to prestigious state university scholarships. Please see below for descriptions of these scholarships, and if interested, email or meet with Mr. Anderson ASAP!
Make an appointment to see Mr. Anderson (or just walk in!): calendly.com/nhs-dukecac
Check out this spreadsheet for a list of scholarship databases to conduct individualized searches as well as a long list of scholarships to explore.
Take College classes while still in high school!
Attending a CCP Info Session is a requirement to participate. SIGN UP!
Register now for an upcoming - CCP Information Session.
- Build your college resume by taking COLLEGE CLASSES – really!
- Most Durham Tech classes count as an extra 1 point on your GPA!
- Flexible options: online & in person classes available.
- Tuition is $0.00
- For deets, contact your Durham Tech Liaison, Ms. Hines.
Duke bioStems Club
Duke bioStems is an organization that bridges STEM and menoring. They aim to build mentor-undergraduate relationships and provide overviews of health, medicine, life sciences and research principles to student in local public high schools. Students will be paired with a mentor and enjoy a science curriculum and guest speakers. They will also assit with College/Career prep. The group will meet via zoom on Thursdays. Interested students should complete this form.