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IMPORTANT Back to School Information!

GCSPlease take a moment to review the text of Mr. Lee's phone home from August 4 ,2020.  It contains *important* information regarding activities during the weeks of August 10 & 17, as well as many other back to school details, as we lead up to our 1st day on August 24, 2020.  

As referenced in his message, we are also providing quick links to: 
LEAP Schedule
Updated Bell Schedule

For the latest 2020-21 back to school information from the District, please visit the Greenville County Schools main website.  By visiting the district website, you can find the most up-to-date information on the GCS virtual program, the parent resource page, and attendance schedules. 


Enrollment for 2020-21

EnrollmentAre you new to the area and zoned for Northwood Middle School? 

Please see below for important information regarding enrollment for the 2020-21 school year. 
(NOTE: This does not apply to returning students nor to rising 6th graders who are already zoned for Northwood.)

Not sure what school you are zoned for?  Visit the Find Your School website!
You may download and complete Enrollment 2020-21 Forms prior to your visit. 
Questions?  Contact Dana Hack at dhack@greenville.k12.sc.us or 864-355-7013.


Online Spirit Wear Store is LIVE!

Spirit Wear
Our online spirit wear store is LIVE!
Order your Northwood shirts, sweatshirts, and pullovers by visiting the Spirit Wear Store.
The online store will be open through Sun, September 19 @ midnight. 


Principal's Phone Home Messages

Phone Home
If you have missed any of Mr. Lee's "phone home" messages, please take a moment to review his archive of messages
Latest phone home date: August 4, 2020. 


Extended Day Program 2020-21

EDPAre you interested in having your child attend our Extended Day Program on days they attend in-person school at Northwood?  
Please contact our Extended Day Director, Dana Hack, at dhack@greenville.k12.sc.us or 864-355-7013 to let her know you are interested!
Clickable link for Extended Day Program 2020-21 information
Note: Fees will be collected at a future date/time to be determined. 


NMS 2020-21 Basic School Supply List

School SuppliesPlease take a moment to view our 2020-21 basic school supply list,
and don't forget to take advantage of South Carolina's tax free weekend August 7-9!
Clickable link to Northwood Middle School 2020-21 Basic School Supply List


LEAP Program - August 17-21, 2020

LEAP


All students enrolled at Northwood Middle School are invited to participate in a half day of the upcoming LEAP program!
NOTE:  In order to attend, you must sign up using this link by Mon, August 10!
Please take a moment to review full LEAP program details included in Mr. Lee's July 22 phone home.  Mr. Lee will provide another phone home, Facebook post, and website post in the coming days to provide more details and answers to your most commonly asked questions! 


Students who plan to attend traditional, in-person school will have the option to attend on their assigned day (below) from 8:30-10:45 am
Students who plan to attend GCS virtual school will have the option to attend on their assigned day (below) from 12:30-3:00 pm

Assigned days are as follows: 
“Blue Team” students whose last names begin with the letters A-D will attend on Mon, August 17.
“Red Team” students (E-K) will attend Tues, August 18.
“Green Team” students (L-Q) will attend Wed, August 19.
“Purple Team” students (R-Z) will attend Thurs, August 20.
If your student is unable to attend on their assigned day, they may attend a make-up session on Fri, August 21.  

During their ½ day of LEAP, students will meet with teachers and the classmates who share their Attendance Plan color grouping and practice social distancing.  They will also be issued/trained/refreshed in the use of the Chromebooks and Google Classroom and take tests that are required by the state to be conducted in person to help determine their academic strengths and weaknesses.  We are also looking forward to checking on our students!


Free & Reduced Lunch Application

Lunch ApplicationOnline Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications are now available for the 2020-2021 school year. While paper applications will be provided for parents when students return to school, the online applications are by far the most accurate and efficient method to apply for Free or Reduced Priced Meals. On average, online applications are processed within 24-48 hour of completion. We highly encourage all parents to take advantage of this simple to use and fast process. 

Free and Reduced Price Meal Application 
For more information, contact Food and Nutrition Services at 864-355-1251 or bhogue@greenville.k12.sc.us 


Tdap Requirement for Rising 7th Graders

Tdap Requirement

As a reminder, SC law requires that students entering 7th grade receive a dose of Tdap vaccine. Students entering the 7th grade who have NOT received the Tdap vaccine by the first day of school on August 17, 2020, will not be allowed to attend school until they have received the vaccine and provided proof to the school nurse.

If you are unsure if your child has met this requirement, please contact our school nurse, Ms. Arness, at 864-355-7007 or barness@greenville.k12.sc.us 


Athletic Announcement!

SportsIf your student is a rising 7th or 8th grader and interested in playing sports during the 2020-21 school year, please note that you will need to have a Planet HS account AND completed physical forms dated May 4, 2020, or later prior to being able to participate in any capacity.  Don't delay - set up your profile and complete your forms today so your student is ready when conditioning and try out information is released!

As a reminder, your student must be in 7th or 8th grade to participate in school sports.  Northwood plans to offer volleyball in the fall, boys' & girls' basketball in the winter, baseball and softball in the spring, and boys' and girls' soccer in the spring.  If your student is interested in any sport NOT offered by Northwood, please contact the high school you are zoned for to inquire as to eligibility. 


School-Wide Summer Reading

Summer Reading
We are encouraging all students to expand their reading horizons this summer and join the "Reading Without Walls" challenge!
Clickable link to school-wide summer reading program info.
Clickable link to submit a record of the book(s) you read


Summer Meal Distribution Sites

Meals
GCS Food & Nutrition Services will continue to provide meals during the summer.
Please visit the FANS meal information page for more details. 


Can Tab Collection

Can TabsWe want to give a shoutout to everyone who donated can tabs during the 2019-20 school year to benefit the Ronald McDonald House!  
DON'T STOP NOW ... keep collecting those tabs for next school year. 
Label containers with your name and homeroom to get credit towards rewards.


Keep Your Contact Info Updated!

Phone


Please keep your contact information up-to-date by notifying Northwood of any address, phone, or email changes.  Contact our Registrar @ 864-355-7013.