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Northwest Elementary School
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Northwest Local School District Return to School Letter
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

Elementary School News and Announcements
Northwest Welcomes Community Response
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. 
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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