APRIL 6 - APRIL 13, 2020
April 3, 2020
Dear Northwood High School Families,
It has been a very difficult time during the past three weeks for everyone due to the Coronavirus crisis. In an effort to take care of our seniors during this time of school closure, the North Carolina State Board of Education took several actions. As a result of those actions, the following procedures will be used to finalize grades for seniors in the class of 2020 at Northwood High School:
-A senior who received a passing grade for the 4th six weeks for any course in which he/she was enrolled on 3/13/20 will receive a final grade of “PC-19” (a “Pass”) on his/her transcript at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. As a result, the senior will receive credit for the course, but it will not be factored into the senior’s GPA. Passing seniors are still provided the at-home learning opportunities and are encouraged to engage and continue student growth to prepare for future college and career readiness.
-A senior who received a failing grade for the 4th six weeks for a course in which he/she was enrolled on 3/13/20 will begin at-home learning options to recover course credit required for graduation. It is imperative that the senior remains in constant contact with their teacher to complete At Home Learning Opportunities and work toward obtaining credit for each course failed at the end of the 4th six weeks.
-Students 9-12 enrolled in courses with Central Carolina Community College will continue to receive grades and a final course grade on the college transcript issued by CCCC. Students that are not able to continue with CCCC courses should reach out to their counselor after the break.
-Advanced Placement classes will continue to prepare for the AP test. AVID classes will continue to complete AVID requirements. NCVPS classes will also continue providing assignments.
-Course credit guidance for grades 9-11 will be shared at a later date from the State Board of Education. Students in grades 9-11 will continue to receive and complete At-Home Learning (online or via packets) with teacher feedback on assignments.
-We will keep you updated and provide additional guidance and information, including any additional decisions related to the Class of 2020 and graduation requirements.
Dr. Bradford Walston, Principal
Northwood High School
March 18, 2020
Dear Northwood High School Families,
We are committed to providing learning activities and supplemental resources that will help students remain academically engaged while schools are closed. While we cannot fully replicate direct teacher-to-student interaction in the classroom, our district has developed a CCS At-Home Learning Plan that is designed to provide meaningful learning opportunities for all students. Chatham County spans over 700 square miles, and all families simply do not have the same level of availability or the ability to gain access to the tools necessary for digital learning. Therefore, we are using virtual and paper options.
Your child’s teachers will communicate supplemental materials and class assignments as appropriate, including online or offline opportunities. In addition, you may access personalized learning programs through this At-Home Learning website: https://sites.google.com/chatham.k12.nc.us/ccs-ahl.
● Students in grades 9-12 participate in the district’s 1-to-1 Student Laptop Program and have access to a take-home device.
● Additional information about Wifi opportunities will be listed on the website under the Community Resources section.
● To the extent possible, teachers will share ways that students and families can communicate with them for instructional support while schools are closed. Please be patient, as each teacher’s circumstances and availability may be different.
● Assignments from the teacher will be expected to be returned when school resumes. To the extent possible, assignments from the teacher could be utilized as student artifacts to determine class grades for high school course credit.
● Please keep all completed work and/or submit electronically as directed by your respective teacher(s).
You can find information regarding feeding sites (sponsored by the Chatham County Schools’ School Nutrition Department), wifi options in Chatham County, as well as links to other local, state, and federal guidance related to COVID-19 by visiting https://www.chatham.k12.nc.us/coronavirus. If you have questions regarding your student’s assignments or resources, please communicate directly with the appropriate teacher(s). There is also a “Who to Contact” section on the website for families. We appreciate your patience and support during these unprecedented times.
Dr. Bradford Walston
18 de marzo, 2020
Estimadas familias de los estudiantes de Northwood High School:
Estamos comprometidos a proporcionar actividades de aprendizaje y recursos suplementarios que ayudarán a los estudiantes a permanecer académicamente comprometidos mientras las escuelas están cerradas. Si bien no podemos reemplazar el valor de la interacción profesor-alumno en el aula, nuestro distrito ha desarrollado un plan de aprendizaje en el hogar que busca proporcionar oportunidades de aprendizaje significativas para todos los estudiantes. El condado Chatham abarca más de 700 millas cuadradas, y todas las familias simplemente no tienen el mismo nivel de disponibilidad o la capacidad de obtener acceso a las herramientas necesarias para el aprendizaje digital.
El maestro de su hijo comunicará los materiales complementarios y las tareas de clase según corresponda, incluidas las oportunidades en línea o fuera de línea. Además, también puede acceder a programas y contenidos de aprendizaje personalizados adicionales a través de los recursos que figuranenestesitioweb:
●Estudiantes 1 a 1 del Distrito y tienen acceso a un dispositivo para llevar a casa.
● La información adicional sobre las oportunidades de Wifi se enumerará en el sitio web en la sección Recursos de la comunidad.
● En la medida de lo posible, los maestros compartirán formas en que los estudiantes y las familias pueden comunicarse con ellos para recibir apoyo educativo mientras las escuelas estén cerradas.
● Mantenga todo el trabajo que haya completado y / o envíelo electrónicamente como lo
indiquen sus respectivos maestros.
Puede encontrar información sobre los sitios de distribución de alimentos (patrocinado por el Departamento de Nutrición Escolar de las Escuelas del Condado de Chatham), opciones de wifi en el Condado de Chatham, así como enlaces a otras guías locales, estatales y federalesrelacionadasconCOVID-19visitando:
Si tiene preguntas sobre las tareas o los recursos de su estudiante, comuníquese directamente con los maestros que corresponda.
También hay una sección "A quién contactar" en el sitio web para familias. Agradecemos su paciencia y apoyo durante estos tiempos sin precedentes.
Dr. Bradford Walston director / Northwood High School
Los estudiantes en los grados 7-12 participan en el Programa de Computadora Portátil para
Check out the new Senior Class 2020 page. It is located under the "Students" tab.
We are seeking stakeholder input on a draft calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. Click HERE to find out more and share your feedback. The deadline to submit feedback is January 6, 2020.
Estamos buscando la opinión de los interesados en dos borradores de calendarios para el año escolar 2020-2021. Presione AQUÍ para obtener más información y compartir sus comentarios. La fecha límite para enviar comentarios es el 6 de enero de 2020.
Please watch the video below concerning our new Traffic Pattern!
reFUEL is a new non-profit 501(c) 3 company that we are using to serve our underprivileged students. reFUEL will be providing meals and toiletries to our students by directly shipping their Boost Box to our students’ homes. Students will no longer need to carry heavy backpacks to receive their weekend meals. Say goodbye to the backpack and hello to the Boost Box!
Please note that we are not accepting food donations for Fuel Up.
For more information about reFUEL and how you can donate, go to www.refueltogether.com
POWER SCHOOL PARENT PORTAL HELP
Parents are asked to complete a parent verification process before accessing their student's grades and schedule information via the Parent Portal. This is a one-time process and will need only to be completed in subsequent years if families enroll new students iwthin Chatham County Schools. Click the link below to access instructions for the Parent Verification Process through the CCS website.
"Student Services will be closed for Spring Break after 2:00pm on April 3 through April 13. Transcripts will be processed on April 14, 2020."