Northwood Weekly Bulletin

April 16th, 2021

ORDER YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLY FOR 2021-2022

Click here order your school supply for next school year. In the RED box put our Northwood School Code 22001. Deadline is June 4.

Full in-person communication plan

Please click here to find out more about our return to full in-person schooling on April 12.

Food Service Selection Form

Please speak with your children about our District’s in-person breakfast and lunch service options. You can click here to access the selection form if you are interested in receiving breakfast and lunch at Northwood.

YEARBOOK

Interested in ordering a yearbook? Click here to place your order.

Students Not Returning for the 2021-2022 School Year

Northwood parents and guardians, Please complete the 2021-2022 Students Not Returning Form by clicking here, if your children are not returning for the 2021-2022 school year.

Message from the Principal

Northwood Husky Parents,


What a week!


Seeing our Huskies walk through the red, black, and white balloon arch in between periods. Seeing our CAPE, Science, and Social Studies teachers teaching students in person instead of in front of a screen. Opening up school twice in two weeks with music blasting, our Husky mascot dancing, and the entire Northwood staff celebrating our return to Northwood. Constantly supporting our students learning in a full remote setting. t It sure feels good to be a Husky!


Thank you for your patience and unwavering support. We are making it happen together!


Best,


Sergio

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COVID-19 PCR Testing

D112 is offering weekly COVID-19 PCR testing. We highly encourage all families to opt into this opportunity as the goal is to further reduce, prevent the spread and increase school community safety.


PCR testing will REPLACE the weekly saliva screening.

Testing is voluntary and will require consent to participate. If your child participated in the trial PCR tests and you would like them to continue to participate in PCR tests, you will need to complete another Consent Form. The consent will remain open for the remainder of the school year.


If a child were to test positive, the District will consult with the Lake County Health Department and refer to the IDPH Interim Exclusion Guidance.

For information on the screening please refer to the below documents.

  • FAQ

  • Consent Form - Student ID can be found in the PARENT PORTAL OR on your student's Chromebook white tag.

    • IMPORTANT: when using a cell phone device Turn OFF the Mobile-Friendly button and click OK (to see the complete text)

    • IMPORTANT: When signing type your initials and draw your signature in the text box


Below are video instructions and videos for how to perform the PCR test:



English Nasal PCR Testing Demo

English Mouth PCR Testing Demo

Month of the Military Child Parade

We are so excited to wave to our military families on Saturday, April 24th who live in Ft. Sheridan to honor and celebrate the Month of the Military Child!


Great news! We will be live streaming the Month of the Military Child Parade via North Shore School District 112 Facebook Live on Saturday, April 24th at 9am AND a video of the parade will be released the week of April 26th!


PLEASE understand that the streets in the military housing area cannot accommodate vehicles in the parade AND additional cars from the community. Please do not come to the Ft. Sheridan neighborhood if you do not live there.


We know how much everyone supports our military families, and we are so thankful! Please show your support by staying home and viewing our parade on Facebook Live!

April: Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention month and Highland Park Police is working in partnership with the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center and many other Lake County agencies to spread awareness. We at Northwood, want to help.


KIDS: If you, or someone you know, is being abused, please know help is available. You can contact the Highland Park Police Department by calling 911 if it’s an emergency, or by calling the non-emergency line at 847-432-7730.


PARENTS: If you have reason to believe a child has been or may be harmed call the Department of Children & Family Services 1-800-25-ABUSE. You can also contact the Highland Park Police Department by calling 911 if it’s an emergency, or by calling the non-emergency line at 847-432-7730.


Please let us know if you need any other information. We will get you in contact with our School Resource Officer, Amy Hyndman

HP Police Child Abuse Information

Please click here to watch a video from the Highland Park Police Department regarding Child Abuse Prevention Month

Family Communication Campaign

Did you know that the teen brain doesn’t fully develop until 25? Alcohol can alter this development, potentially affecting brain structure and function. Short and frequent talks about the specific dangers of alcohol are one of the best ways to discuss the risks with your teen. Support Michaels and find our materials when you order on April 24th. Check out this month's poster and info card!

Learn more at www.prevention112.com. #KeepShowingUp #Prevention112 #PreventUnderageDrinking

PTO Information

PTO website

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2021-2022 School Supply List

Please click here to view the list of school supply for next year and information on how to place your order

It's time to order School Supplies for 2021-2022 (Deadline is June 4th)

Families: Please see the attached flyer for more information on ordering your child's school supplies for the 2021-2022 academic year. The kit is the same for all 3 grade. Purchasing through the PTO allows us to support your students and their teachers and staff at Northwood, and even better, your child doesn't have to lug their supplies to school in August! We've even arranged for the currently hard-to-find items on the list, like antibacterial wipes, tissues and paper towels, to be delivered to the school as well. For more information, please contact Jessica Pecaro, jcpecaro@yahoo.com. If you need any help, please call the office 224-765-3600.

8th Grade Graduation Gift Idea

8th grade parents: See this flyer below for information about ordering a sweatshirt for your graduating student. What a great graduation gift!

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High School Supply List

Attention 8th grade parents,

We are sharing this on behalf of HPHS.


You can now order your school supplies for next school for your incoming Freshman. Place your order at www.deerfieldcoalition.com


See the attached flyers for more information regarding your orders and the school list as well.

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Upcoming events

April 16th: IC opens at 4:00 pm for report cards

April 30th: Early Release

May 31st: No School: Memorial Day

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Mission and Vision at 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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