The Northern Friday Message

October 8, 2021


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Congratulations to both JV & V Volleyball on their win over Hillside!



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


Adult and Student Season and Year long sports passes are available for purchase on

Friday, October 15's away Football game will be Military Appreciation Night. See this flyer for more details.



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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Jobseekers must be between the ages of 16 – 24
  • Resume


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: or contact


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

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


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!):

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.
  • 919-943-2553

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.

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