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Monthly Letter to Parents

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 3. Remember to turn your clocks back one hour!

Middle School Vocal Clinic The middle school choral clinic will be held Monday, November 3, at Northwest High School. Seventh and eighth grade students should be dropped at Northwest High School that morning. Students should not be dropped off earlier than 8:15 a.m. From 4–5 p.m., there will be a concert for the students to perform what they learned. Students should be picked up after the concert. ALL seventh and eighth grade students are required to attend the clinic. There will be no middle school sports practice.

Quiz Bowl Chapman will be hosting the Northwest Quiz Bowl on Friday, November 21, at 12:30 p.m.

Weather Closings We will be utilizing Power School as our mass communication delivery system this year. Announcements will also be made on KOLN/KGIN (Lincoln) and KLKN-TV (Lincoln).

Winter Concert The 1-R winter vocal and band concert will be Monday, December 8, at 7 p.m. at Northwest High School. Vocal performances will include students in grades K-8; band will include participants in grades 5-8. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be postponed to the following Monday, December 15, at 7 p.m.

Winter Attire Please make sure your children dress appropriately for cold weather (winter coats, gloves/mittens, hats). We will go outside as much as possible. If snow falls, students are allowed to play in the snow if they bring snow pants, gloves and hats. They must have SNOW boots and another pair of shoes to change into.

Attendance Please make sure your child is on time and in attendance. State law requires school districts monitor and report attendance and tardies via written notices. At 20 days, or more than five per quarter, district are required to report truancy to the county attorney.

Lunch Balance Please monitor lunch balances via PowerSchool.  Northwest sends E-mails and text reminders when balances become low or negative. We will also send written notification with your child and the mail. If a balance remains negative your child will NOT be provided a school lunch. Parents will need to provide a sack lunch until the balance is paid.

Driveway Safety We are nearing the completion of the Webb Road paving! Yeah! Thank you for all your patience and cooperation with this project. I will try to update you when it is completed. Please, as this transition takes place, be patient and safe as traffic flows may change on Webb Road. We will weigh and observe if changes need to be made. The Hall County Sheriff’s Department will be monitoring speed and safety as this opens up.

PTO Thank you to the PTO and all the families for their participation in the Trick or Trunk! We had around 20 decorated trunks and close to 100 ghost and goblins running around the parking lot on a beautiful fall afternoon. On December 4 from 7:30-8 a.m., the PTO will host a breakfast buddies in the 1-R gym. They will serve donuts and juice. Students, bring a buddy (i.e. parent, older sibling, grandparent, guardian, aunt or uncle) and enjoy breakfast at school. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

November Dates to Remember:

  • November 14: No School
  • November 26: Noon Dismissal
  • November 27-28: No School—Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks again for your continued support of your children and our school! If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 385-6352.
















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