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Northwestern Middle School Updates

 

September 20, 2020

 

Good Evening Northwestern Middle School,

I’m so proud of our entire school community as we begin our fourth week of school. It has been uplifting watching our teachers engaging with our students in such meaningful ways both in person and virtually. I’m proud of the hard work and resilience that our staff, students and families have shown!

Below you will find important reminders and updates. 

Thank you,

Mr. Fran Amara

 

After School Procedures

 

Middle School students can stay after school on days that they are scheduled to receive academic support with a teacher or if they are participating in an after school athletic practice. Please see the attached updated after school academic help schedule.

After School Academic Help Schedule 

Academic support ends at 3:00 and practices end at 4:00. Middle School students must wait for their ride outside under the tent by the cafeteria.


 

Middle School Athletics Information

 

We are set to begin practice on Monday September 21 and Tuesday September 22 with Cohort A students in attendance. On Thursday September 24 and Friday September 25 we will have Cohort B students attending practice. If your child registered for a fall sport you should have received an email from their coach with the following information:

 

Before School:

  • When arriving at school on Monday, September 21st, Cohort A student-athletes will bring their bags and equipment to the auditorium for temporary storage for the day. 

 

After School:

  •  Middle School student-athletes will meet your team in the auditorium. As we do before school, please stay socially distant from others and keep your mask on.

  • Students will be given locks and lockers in the locker room at this time to store their sports belongings during the school day. 

  • 7th grade families: Students must provide a $5 deposit for locks.  This can be cash or check it is to be made out to "RSD7"

  • Athletes will change and take their bags out to practice with them.  Students are not allowed to re-enter the building once practice begins.

  • We will use this same process on Thursday, September 24th, morning and after school for Cohort B athletes. 

 

After Practice:

  • Practice will end at 4:00. 

  • Middle School student-athletes will be outside of the cafeteria at 4:00 for parent pick-up.

 

Anna Norland is our Middle School Coordinator of Athletics and she can help you with any questions you may have: anorland@nwr7.org

 

Cell Phones Policy

 

Student cell phones should be put away in backpacks from 7:00-2:07. Students should not be using them in the halls, classroom or other areas of the school prior to homeroom. If a student needs to make a phone call or text a parent they can ask permission and go to the office. If a parent needs to get a message to a student they can call the Middle School office at anytime during the school day.

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Cohort A: In-Person Learning on Wednesday

This is just a reminder that we will eliminate the distance learning days on Wednesday when we have a four day week. Students will follow their daily school schedule tomorrow (Wednesday, September 9th). Students in Cohort A will attend school in person while students in Cohort B will engage in distance learning from home. 

Please see the calendar below that covers the first quarter of the school year.

 


Class of 2021 News

Dear Class of 2021 Students and Families:

The National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) is hosting a virtual college fair this Sunday, September 13th from 12-8 pm.  More than 600 colleges and universities will be available at virtualcollegefairs.org to offer live and interactive Zoom sessions and to connect. Students everywhere can log in, drop in, and ask questions.  During each fair, students and families can also choose to attend a 30-minute NACAC Meet-Up to learn about financial aid, applying to college, and more. In addition, a chat button will connect students to volunteers from NACAC's dedicated membership ― they're available to offer college advice and to answer questions.

Click on the following links for more information:

We hope that you take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!  If you have any questions, please contact our Director of School Counseling, Lori Foote, at lfoote@nwr7.org.

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Northwestern Middle School Updates

MS Athletics Fall 2020.pdf 

 

Have a great day!

September 7, 2020

 

Good Morning Northwestern Middle School,

 

We are writing to update you on our plan for the athletic program this fall. As you may know, the CIAC has delayed the beginning of fall sports for high schools in accordance with the Department of Public Health. In collaboration with DPH, they have made the determination to run an abbreviated fall sports schedule with specific COVID-19 mitigation strategies in place.

 

Middle school athletic programs in some districts have been delayed or cancelled. At Northwestern Middle School, we will run an altered program that will allow our students to participate in a fall sport with the focus on skill development and activity. 

 

Attached you will find information about how to register for a fall sport. Practices will happen after school and students will attend practice on the days that their cohort is in school for in-person learning.

 

We are looking to begin practice on Monday September 21 and Tuesday September 22 with Cohort A students in attendance. On Thursday September 24 and Friday September 25 we will have Cohort B students attending practice.

 

Anna Norland is our Middle School Coordinator of Athletics and she can help you with any questions you may have: anorland@nwr7.org

 

We are looking forward to seeing our student athletes on the field and court soon!

 

Thank you,

 

Fred Williams                          Fran Amara

Director of Athletics              Middle School Principal

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9/3/2020

 

First Day of In-Person Learning for Cohort B: Extended Homeroom

We are looking forward to welcoming our students in Cohort B to campus tomorrow morning!   Students arriving to school by car will be dropped off in the back of the school by the Gymnasium. The door will be open at 7:00. High school students that arrive at school prior to 7:24 will go directly to the Gymnasium until they are dismissed to their homeroom. Students will be socially distant while in the Gymnasium.  

School begins with an extended homeroom for all students from 7:34-8:00 a.m.  


Important Reminders from our Nurses

Health Precautions: 

  • Wear a mask at all times 
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Do not share any materials/equipment/supplies
  • Hand washing for 2 minutes: before applying or removing mask, use of bathroom & as needed
  • Use the hand sanitizers as you enter and exit your class

Please keep your child at home if they have experienced any of the following in the past 24 hours:

  • Fever of over 100.00
  • New or worsening cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Contact with a with a person with known or suspected COVID 19

If you answer “Yes” to any of the above please stay home, self isolate and contact your physician.

Please notify the nurse (860- 379-8525 ext 2618 or 2619) if  you or your child has had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID 19 or if you have travelled via airplane internationally or domestically.  Please keep the student home.


Postponed: School Picture Day

High school picture day, which was originally scheduled for Friday, September 4th, has been postponed.  More information will be shared when it becomes available.  


SAT Information

On Wednesday, September 23rd, seniors taking the SAT will report to school at 7:15 am.

Please bring a snack and bottle of water, graphing calculator and two #2 pencils.  More information to follow.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Andy Bakulski at abakulski@nwr7.org.  

 

 

School Materials for Distance Learners

Students who have temporarily opted out of in-person learning and are participating in our distance learning program will be able to pick up any necessary school materials this Friday, September 4th between 2:30-4:30 pm outside the cafeteria.  If you have any questions, please contact the House 1 or House 2 office.  


Thank you,

 

Gary Franklin, Principal

Northwestern Regional High School

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Northwestern Middle School Updates

 

August 30, 2020

 

Good Evening Northwestern Middle School Students and Families,

 

Tomorrow is our first day of school! For those at home, please join our morning meeting at 7:34 AM using the following Google Meet link:

https://meet.google.com/qtv-jhhp-vyw

Please take time to read the important reminders below. I’ll see you all in the morning!

Thank you,

Mr. Amara

 

Important Reminders from our Nurses

Health Precautions: 

  • Wear a mask at all times 

  • Maintain social distancing

  • Do not share any materials/equipment/supplies

  • Thorough hand washing/sanitizing: before applying or removing mask, use of bathroom & as needed 

  • Use the hand sanitizers as you enter and exit your class

Please keep your child at home if they have experienced any of the following in the past 24 hours:

  • Fever of over 100.00

  • New or worsening cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Sore throat

  • Diarrhea

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Contact with a with a person with known or suspected COVID 19

If you answer “Yes” to any of the above please stay home, self isolate and contact your physician.

Please notify the nurse (860- 379-8525 ext 2618 or 2619) if  you or your child has had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID 19 or if you have travelled via airplane internationally or domestically.  Please keep the student home.

Bus Route Information

Please review your bus route information: https://www.nwr7.com/district/bus-information

 

Arrival-Parent drop off

Students arriving to school by car will be dropped off in the back of the school by the gymnasium. The door will be open at 7:00. Middle School students that arrive at school prior to 7:24 will go directly to the Auditorium until and wait until 7:24 and then go directly to the homeroom. School begins at 7:34.

 

School Lunch Information

For convenience & safety, we encourage pre-payment of meals and snacks. Payment options are as follows:

Create an on-line account with MySchoolBucks.com to have accessibility to your student’s account and be able to deposit money on-line.

Checks can be made out to: Northwestern Regional School Food Service and brought directly to the cashier to be deposited in your child’s account. Cash is discouraged this year due to COVID-19.

If you have questions related to this system please contact Becky Tyrrell, Food Services Director, at tyrrell@edadvance.org or 860-567-0863.

 

Google Meet (Online Classroom) Expectations

We are asking our students to adhere to the following Google Meet (online classroom) expectations:

  • Be on time to class

  • Stay on mute when others are talking 

  • Keep your video on to allow for improved engagement

  • Be mindful of your surroundings (background) and presentation (appropriate attire, behavior)

  • Be prepared and engaged in the class 

  • Be respectful of your teacher and classmates

  • Adhere to NWR7’s acceptable use policy (proper use of technology)

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COMMUNITY
Regional School District No. 7 is composed of four rural-suburban towns: Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford and Norfolk. The district, consisting of 157 square miles, is located twenty miles west of Hartford and has a population of approximately 12,700.

NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL
Northwestern Regional High School is a comprehensive public school which operated under a house plan. Opened in September, 1958, the school is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges. The school campus of 42 acres includes two 9-12 Houses. Enrollment in grades 9-12 is currently 749. Ninety five percent of the professional staff have a masters degree or equivalent.The average class size in the academic program is 20. Students in grade ten in Connecticut public schools participate in a mastery test (Connecticut Academic Performance Test)developed by the State Department of Education.

PROGRAM & OFFERINGS
The school curriculum is both flexible and encompassing, offering numerous one-semester, as well as full-year courses at intriductory through advanced levels. The school operates on a fully rotating schedule which includes a 67 minute period for each class once every seven days, with the remaining periods being 43 minutes in duration. Classes meet five times weekly for thirty-six weeks per one credit course: 1/2 credit is given for a one-semester subject and a 1/4 credit for each year of physical education/health. Marking periods are every 9 weeks. Laboratory work is required in the college preparatory sciences as well as in German, French, and Spanish. The school also has an Agricultural Education Program.

NORTHWESTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL
The staff at Northwestern Middle School is comprised of dedicated professionals, many with long tenure at the school. We are complimented by a high-quality student body that works hard to achieve in the classroom and are also known for their exceptional level of community service. We participate in programs that provide Turkey Baskets for families at Thanksgiving, Holiday Angels at Christmas, and support programs for our troops. Northwestern Middle School is dedicated to an outstanding academic and student activity program. Please stop in for one of our programs or call us with any questions you may have.

STRATEGIC SCHOOL PROFILE

Connecticut State Department of Education
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SSP 2005-2006 District
SSP 2004-2005 District
SSP 2004-2005 High School
SSP 2004-2005 Middle School
SSP 2004-2005 Special Education

PERSONALIZED LEARNING

CAPSS A Look to the Future:  Personalized Learning in Connecticut

ADA COMPLIANCE

In accordance with Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 2010, Northwestern Regional School District no.7 is taking steps to ensure that it’s website, NWR7.com, is accessible and compliant with the standards as set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 AA).  NWR7 is continually working to ensure equal digital access to all members of the community.

If you have any questions or concerns with the content or accessibility of the site NWR7.com, please contact us at webmaster@nwr7.org.  Thank you.