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Note from the Principal- Jan 2023

Note from the Principal- Jan 2023

Parents & Guardians,

I hope you had a wonderful holiday break spending time with family and friends. I am excited to kick off the 2023 school year. Students will return to school on Wednesday, Jan.4 with a regular 2:00 PM dismissal. 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 Tuesday, January 10th. Teachers will send report cards home in an envelope. Teachers will request the envelopes be signed and returned so they know you received the hard copy. 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

Students completed their winter assessments before break.Teachers will be sharing those results at PTC in February with parents. These results are a snapshot of where students are at mid way through the school year. Teachers and students will use this data to set spring goals and guide instruction as they move forward.  

8th Graders – Mark your calendars! All 8th graders interested in attending Northwest High School are invited to New Student Orientation on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6:00 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.

7th & 8th grade boys basketball will start Thursday, January 5th. 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 –, 8th Grade Coach -Scott Johnson

All girls in 6-8th grades interested in Girls Honor Choir, practice will begin on Monday, January 9th 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 Mrs. Behrendt,, with questions.

 PTO meeting will be Monday, Jan. 9th, at 6 p.m.

No School for students on Monday, January 23rd. 

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.


Mr. Retzlaff, Principal