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Immunization Information and Requirements for 2020-21

Immunization Information and Requirements for 2020-21

Whether you are choosing on-line or in-person schooling for your child, students entering Preschool, Kindergarten, 7th and 12th grades have required immunizations.

Pre-School: If you have not provided the school with your child’s shot record, please do so. If you are uncertain whether your child is up-to-date on immunizations, please contact your child’s healthcare provider.

Kindergarten: Typically, children entering Kindergarten need to have vaccinations prior to starting school. Please make certain that your child’s shot record is up-to-date and a copy is provided to your child’s school. If you have questions about immunizations, please contact your child’s healthcare provider.

7th grade: Incoming 7th graders are required by law to have Tdap and meningitis vaccines. Please make certain that your child has received these vaccines and an updated copy of your child’s shot record is provided to your child’s school. Vaccines may be obtained from your child’s healthcare provider, the Scioto County Health Department, the Portsmouth City Health Department, or Kroger, Walmart and CVS Pharmacies.

12th Grade: Incoming 12th graders are required by law to have a meningitis vaccine after age 16. Please make certain that your child has received this and an updated copy of your child’s shot record is provided to your child’s school. Vaccines may be obtained from your child’s healthcare provider, the Scioto County Health Department, the Portsmouth City Health Department, or Kroger, Walmart and CVS Pharmacies.

Please turn in or submit your child’s completed shot record to school no later than Friday, August 28th. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school nurse.

Northwest Elementary School-(740-259-8545) fax Attn: School Nurse

Northwest Middle School-(740-259-5731) fax Attn: School Nurse

Northwest High School-(740-259-8544) fax Attn: School Nurse

Events Letter - August 21, 2020

Dear Mohawks:

Earlier this week, Governor DeWine issued an order permitting fall sports to move forward with their season. In conjunction with the Governor’s order, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) issued an order that provides mandatory requirements for the operation of high school/jr sports during the pandemic.

On Thursday, we met with the other Superintendents and Athletic Directors in the Southern Ohio Conference to determine compliance protocols for ODH directives. The following are procedures, some of which are specific to Northwest that will effect both athletes and spectators during sporting events:

  • We are permitted 15% capacity of our venue seating. This will allow for the required social distancing.
  • In order to comply with the ODH directive, for football games each athlete, band member, and cheerleader will receive limited tickets for distribution to individuals of their choosing. These tickets must be presented at the gate. The admission fee will be collected at the gate. Only those individuals with a ticket will be admitted to the game.
  • For all other sports, tickets will be sold at the gate. The district still will maintain 15% seating capacity.
  • During away games, the host school will issue tickets according to their seating capacity. Those tickets will also be given to players for distribution. The band and cheerleading squad will not travel to away games.
  • Household members may sit together and must maintain social distancing of at least six feet from other household groups or individuals.
  • Spectators are required to maintain social distancing and wear a face covering at all times. Social distancing must be maintained while individuals are standing in line for admittance or at the concession stand. There must be no congregating before or after games by players or spectators. Spectators should remain in their seats as much as possible during the contest. Standing along the fence will not be permitted.
  • Spectators must conduct daily symptom assessments. Temperatures may be check at the entrance gate.
  • Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must stay at home. According to the Centers for Disease Control, COVID-19 includes fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Please follow all of the Governor’s and ODH orders and recommendations. Violations may result in forfeiture of games or the suspension of the season.

We are very encouraged and excited for the opportunity to have a sports season for our student athletes. We ask that everyone follow the orders and recommendations for the Governor’s Office and the Ohio Department of Health Department. Our goal is that all student athletes, band members, and cheerleaders remain healthy and have a successful season.

Go Mohawks!
 Todd Jenkins, Superintendent

 


Local Emergency Resources

 
The Daily Bread is serving free meals every day, currently the hours are between 4:30pm and 6:00pm

The Northwest Food Pantry will be open every Thursday during the closure from 11am to 1pm at Northwest Middle School. Due to growing concerns of spreading germs, NO ONE other than our group of volunteers will be aloud inside the pantry. We ask that everyone please stay in your vehicles.  Someone will come to you to sign you in and your food will be brought to your vehicle.

Resources from the OSU Extension Office
COVID-19 Information:
This site provides a wealth of research based information regarding a large number of factors related to COVID-19.  This site is updated at least weekly and usually more often than that!  This provides links related to health and wellness, families, businesses, finances, child care, etc.
The link is:   http://kx.osu.edu/covid-19

Food Safety:  
There are some great food safety fact sheets to help people better understand how to keep their food safe in the midst of dealing with COVID-19.

General Food Safety Information:   https://producesafety.osu.edu/sites/prsafety/files/imce/OSU_Food%20Safety_COVID-19_Flyer_031920.pdf

Retail Produce: https://fcs.osu.edu/sites/fcs/files/imce/PDFs/OSU_Retail_Produce_Food%20Safety_COVID-19.pdf

Take-Out Food:  https://fcs.osu.edu/sites/fcs/files/imce/PDFs/COVID/OSU_Takeout_COVID-19_Flyer_032420.pdf

Grocery Store Safety:  https://fcs.osu.edu/sites/fcs/files/imce/PDFs/COVID/OSU_Grocery_Store_FAQ_COVID-19-031920.pdf


CHOP CHOP  newsletter for families:  food safety, food preparation; physical activity ideas, and more:

Newsletter 1:     https://mcusercontent.com/b1ea30ff4c07c4e770929e7f7/files/1003bc6f-6975-4472-8e33-dd568d320ae9/ccnewsletter01.pdf

Newsletter 2:     https://mcusercontent.com/b1ea30ff4c07c4e770929e7f7/files/f5597ae7-c37d-411c-a594-4cd7f947499e/ccnewsletter02.pdf

Newsletter 3:     https://mcusercontent.com/b1ea30ff4c07c4e770929e7f7/files/69c5d77a-9c41-4864-8780-a7763fcef637/ccnewsletter03v03.pdf


If people have questions regarding any of this, they can contact me directly at [email protected]  or by calling our office at (740) 354-7879.
 
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As the close of the 2019-2020 school year approaches, the Northwest Local School District wishes to extend an invitation for citizens of the Northwest Community to offer input and/or feedback regarding local, state and federal programs for the 2020-2021. 


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The 2019-2020 Sport Physical
 
The 2019-2020 Sport Physical is now available.  See Attachment

 
 
SaferOH Tip Line
 
The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Public Safety launched the SaferOH tip line that will accept both calls and texts 24 hours a day for schools that register for the service.  
Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts in the Ohio Homeland Security‚Äôs Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) Unit.
 

 
 
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