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Northwest Public Schools | December 2, 2022

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Note from the Principal- Jan 2022

Note from the Principal- Jan 2022

Parents & Guardians,

Happy 2022!! It is great to be kicking off the new year at 1R. We are excited to see the students back on Tuesday, January 4th. I hope you had a wonderful holiday break with family and friends. As we get the new year started I want to share the January updates and happenings.  

All K – 8th 2nd quarter report cards will be sent home on Friday, January 14th. Students will bring report cards home in hardcopy form. Teachers will send report cards home in an envelope. The Winter MAP results will also be included. Teachers will request the envelopes be signed and returned so they know you received the hardcopy. You may also access the report cards via PowerSchool. Reminder, for information or access to the portal go to the Northwest website under “Parents’  tab and click on PowerSchool. Here is also a link to guide you. Page 10 provides specific steps for viewing standard based grades: Parent Portal Instructions

8th Graders – Mark your calendars! All 8th graders interested in attending Northwest High School are invited to New Student Orientation on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 6:45 PM.  It is an opportunity to explore Northwest High School, meet the staff, and see the wide variety of educational, academic, and athletic opportunities provided. More information will be shared as the date nears.

On Tuesday, January 18 the Northwest Community is invited to a Social Media Presentation,  “Predators & Prey” presented by a cyber-security expert. This will be at College Park beginning at 6:30 PM. We highly encourage parents to attend this informational presentation. It is important to note that this presentation contains mature content and is appropriate for older teens, teachers, parents, caregivers or anyone who supervises teen-age online activity.

7th & 8th grade boys basketball will start Thursday, January 6th. Our 7th grade boys will practice at 1R school and our 8th grade boys will practice at Cedar Hollow. We will provide transportation to practice after school.  Parents are asked to pick up after practice. No practices on Wednesdays. Your son was provided information from their respective coaches on practice times and schedules before break. If you have further questions please contact coaches via their emails below: 

7th Grade Coach – Anthony LaRosa – alarosa@ginorthwest.org                                                        8th Grade Coach – Scott Johnson – sjohnson@ginorthwest.org

All girls in 6-8th grades interested in Girls Honor Choir, practice will begin on Monday, January 10th at Northwest High School. Girls will be transported to Northwest auditorium after school. Parents will be asked to pick up at 5:00 PM from Northwest. Contact Mr. Pearson, jpearson@ginorthwest.org, with questions.

8th grade ONLY girls interested in cheerleading, practice will begin Tuesday, January 4th.The information has been sent home. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Angela Blank, ablank@ginorthwest.org, at Cedar Hollow.  

Please send your children with the appropriate clothing for this time of year. We will do our best to get outside when we can, if even for a short time in K-5. We typically go out if it feels like 20 degrees or above. Students need a second pair of appropriate snow boots and snow pants to play in the snow. Otherwise they have to stay on the concrete play area. Hats, winter coats, and gloves should come to school daily. School closings will be posted via social media, KSNB Channel 4, KOLN/KGIN News, NTV stations, KRGI AM/FM, KSYZ  and KZ100 radio stations.

On behalf of the staff and myself, we thank you for your continued support. Have a safe and happy new year!  If you have questions regarding your children’s education, please do not hesitate to contact the office at 385-6352.

Sincerely,

Mr. Retzlaff, Principal