Northwest School District Closing - Coronavirus COVID-19

3/30/2020 Update

Parents and Students – Governor DeWine just updated the school closure directive and extended the closure to May 1, 2020.  
We will keep you updated on any further developments.

No School 3-20-20
Northwest Elementary School
Northwest Elementary School
Mohawk Singers - Field Trip to SSU to see the Morehead State Percussion Ensemble
Mohawk Singers - Field Trip to SSU to see the Morehead State Percussion Ensemble
Safety Patrol donates Lockdown Buckets
Safety Patrol donates Lockdown Buckets
2019 Veterans Day - Group Photo
2019 Veterans Day - Group Photo
Pep Rally - Elementary Cheerleaders
Pep Rally - Elementary Cheerleaders
Pep Rally
Pep Rally
Elementary School News and Announcements
Free Distance Learning from Justine
 
One thing we can do is make sure that no child will be without access to books while schools and libraries are closed to the public. Justine is giving FREE access to all of their eBooks and databases through June, 2020.

We want to make sure every student gets free and unrestricted access to thousands of eBooks from their homes. Included below are the links below to access the free library books. Please share these links with students, teachers, administrators, and parents and include them in your distance learning plans.

 
 
 
 
OSU Extension Brings GenerationRx to School
 
The Ohio State University (OSU) Extension delivered two large collections of school supplies to Northwest and South Webster elementary and middle schools.

The OSU Extension recently completed a program called GenerationRx at these schools. Research shows that misuse of prescriptions is the leading cause of opiate addiction. The GenerationRx program sought to prevent prescription misuse by educating youth to follow certain protocols when using prescriptions. Some of these protocols were: never share prescription medication, always store prescription medication in a secure location, only take prescription medication as directed, and never take it for a reason other than the reason it was prescribed.

These messages were reinforced by classroom visits, t-shirts, poster contests, and field trips. As a part of the grant, OSU Extension purchased approximately 900 notebooks, 500 boxes of crayons, and various other supplies. The items were labeled with GenerationRx messages to remind students of the protocols they learned during the program and were then donated to the participating schools.

The OSU Extension hopes to complete the GenerationRx program at other area schools in the coming year.
 
 
Donations for Northwest Elementary School - back row left to right- Northwest Elementary Principal Scott Martin, Northwest Elementary Secretary Rhonda Sissel, OSU Extension Program Assistant Grace Peach-Storey, Northwest Elementary Guidance Counselor Melyssa Shannon, and OSU Extension Educator Dennis DeCamp along with some Northwest Elementary students. 
 
Link to the original article in the Portsmouth Daily Times.
 

 
Ohio Arts Council
 
The 4th Grade square dancing was made possible by a grant through Ohio Arts Council. Click here to learn more about our artist-in-resident, Russ  Childers.
Visit the OAC website for more information.
 

 
 
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’s Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) Unit.
 

 
 
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