Immunization Information and Requirements for 2020-21Whether 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 NurseNorthwest Middle School-(740-259-5731) fax Attn: School NurseNorthwest High School-(740-259-8544) fax Attn: School Nurse
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 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
2020-2021 Northwest Local School District Reopening Plan
The Daily Bread is serving free meals every day, currently the hours are between 4:30pm and 6:00pmThe 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.