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Welcome Northgate Intermediate Families! We are looking forward to a SPECTACULAR YEAR!!


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2022-2023 School Year

Welcome back, CCS community! We're Ready to Go and we hope you are as well!

The first day of school on the traditional calendar is Wednesday, August 24! Please see below for important, timely back-to-school-related announcements, as well as the links on the left for resources and information as you gear up for the 2022-2023 school year.

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July 22, 2022 -- Today, Columbus Public Health issued a mask advisory urging everyone to wear a mask indoors and in crowded areas regardless of vaccine status until further notice. The advisory follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance for an area with high community transmission level for COVID-19. New CDC data shows that transmission in Franklin County is high.

The advisory is not an order, and it is being placed to urge people to wear a mask in public places. There are no plans for a mandated mask order at this time.

Columbus City Schools will continue to follow its current health protocols regarding COVID-19 safety. Masks remain optional in CCS. Still, they are encouraged due to the high community transmission rates, especially if someone is at high risk of severe illness. The District’s leaders and Health Services team encourages everyone to get vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19 to increase protection against severe illness.

Here are some important reminders:

  • Please stay home and get tested if you are sick.
  • WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN with soap and water (greater than 20 seconds). Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available, and clean high-touch surfaces often.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands and cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • If wearing a mask, make sure it covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others, especially indoors at gatherings.

Columbus City Schools will continue to partner with Columbus Public Health and Nationwide Children’s Hospital to monitor rates of COVID-19 in our community and schools as we work together to keep students, staff, and families safe for the start of the school year.

To see COVID spread in Franklin County, visit the CDC by clicking here.

Columbus Public Health offers all COVID-19 vaccines and boosters on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday at Columbus Public Health. For hours and to learn more, click here.

For more information on COVID-19, click here.

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Tax-Free Weekend is This Weekend

Don't forget to save this year's Ohio Tax-Free Weekend date. The dates are Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7, 2022, at midnight. During this time, certain school supplies and clothing will be tax-free.

- An item of clothing priced at $75 or less;

- An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less; and

- An item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less

For more information regarding the sales tax holiday, please refer to the Ohio Department of Taxation's Sales Tax Holiday Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any additional questions regarding this information, don't hesitate to get in touch with the Taxation Department at 1-888-405-4039 or by e-mail.

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Stowe North Backpack Giveaway - Stowe Mission

Sharon Woods Church is a partner of Northgate Intermediate. They will be hosting a backpack give away on Saturday, August 13th from 9:00 am-Noon. To register, go to: ■
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Come for a walk with Columbus City Schools at the 19th Annual African American Male Wellness Walk, presented by our partners at the African American Male Wellness Agency. "The Walk" has become one of the largest wellness campaigns in the country, connecting people to vital health screenings, tests, and resources. And it’s all free.

The 5K Walk/Run is Saturday, August 13th, starting at Livingston Park (near Nationwide Children's Hospital). Free health screenings and activities start at 7:00 a.m. with the walk/run beginning around 9:30 a.m.

CCS Employees who sign up to participate in the walk or the run can receive a free "Columbus City Schools The Walk 2022" t-shirt."

Click here to sign up for The Walk (

Columbus City Schools will also have a booth at The Walk to help our students and families get ready to go back to school, offer information about job opportunities with the district, and celebrate the important of good health and prevention. Stop by.

If you have questions, call the Dept. of Communication & Engagement at 614-365-8868 or email us at We look forward to walking with you!

Columbus City Schools Department of Communications & Engagement
270 East State Street | Columbus, OH 43215


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The 2022-2023 school year is right around the corner, and Columbus City Schools wants students and families to be Ready to Go on when school starts on August 24.

Before CCS heads back to the classroom, families are invited to one of the largest back-to-school celebrations in the city! Join us Saturday, August 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the campus of Fort Hayes Arts & Academic High School for the CCS Back-to-School Family Resource Fair.

Click here to RSVP for the CCS Back-to-School Family Resource Fair.

CCS departments and community partners across Columbus, such as Nationwide Children’s Hospital, American Red Cross, Making a Difference, Mount Vernon District Improvement Association, NBC4, and many more. Partners will be on-hand connecting students and families with resources to make sure they’re ready for the first day of school, including:

  • Free backpack and school supply giveaways;
  • Health screenings and sports physicals (Appointments Required - Schedule HERE);
  • Immunizations and vaccinations; and
  • Help with all your CCS needs from enrollment to bus stops to Chromebooks and everything in between!

The District is also partnering with the American Red Cross and its Resilient Community Project to sponsor a blood drive and combat the critical donor need in our community. Interested donors can click HERE to schedule an appointment using the sponsor code “FortHayes.”

The August 20 CCS Back-to-School Family Resource Fair will be an afternoon filled with important information, resources, and fun for the entire family!

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Children Learn What They Live”

- Dorothy Law Nolte

Not In The House!

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.

If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.

If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.

In The House Everyday!

If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.

If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.

If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.

If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.

If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect

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Northgate Intermediate

Hello my name is Sylvia Skipper. I'm the Family Ambassador at Northgate. If you have any questions or need any assistant, please feel free to email or call me at the building.