Welcome to Northwood High School

The office staff is monitoring phone lines daily. Please speak clearly when leaving a message. Messages will be returned within one business day. For a quicker and more direct response, please use email to contact a staff member.

Families should report technical issues to our MCPS Community Help Desk by phone (240-740-7020) or by email CommunityTechSupport@mcpsmd.org.


Student Chromebook Distribution

Click here to make an appointment to pick up a Chromebook.

Students in need of a MiFi (Hot Spot) device should go to 45 W. Gude Drive, Rockville, MD, M-F (no holidays) 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. No appointment is necessary.  Students will need to give your MCPS student ID number.  An adult will need to sign a consent form (available in seven languages) for the device.

Hey, Class of 2021

Students can sign up for either a yard sign or a door banner if they have not done so already. There is no cost for the sign or banner. 


Deadline: April 16, 2021

Parking Information

For safety and security reasons, all vehicles parked on Northwood campus must be registered in the main office (for visitors) or have a current parking permit (for staff and students).  While we will not be charging students parking fees this year, we continue to follow MCPS policy and procedures.

MCPS Form 215-6 (revised February 2021) is required for each student receiving a parking permit along with the Student Parking Letter. Each student approved for a parking permit must provide documentation of a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance before receiving a student parking permit.

For additional information, please contact Mr. Edward Velasquez, security team member, at Edward_G_Velasquez@mcpsmd.org

Live Virtual Lesson Absence Form

Instructional Schedule Adjustments for Half Days and Short Weeks

Interested in a Rewarding Technical Career?

Library Book Pickup

Do you miss holding a book in your hands? The Northwood Library can help! The NHS library offers contactless pick-up at NHS. Check the Media Center website here for more details on how to select books and pick them up.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Mrs. Breslaw, Media Specialist (Sarah_Breslaw@mcpsmd.org) & Mrs. Saah, Media Assistant (Roseann_D_Saah@mcpsmd.org)

Want an Internship Next Year?

Parent Information Meeting April 22, at 7:00pm.  Open to parents of Seniors - those who have already been accepted to the program for 2021-2022 school year, as well as those who would like more information if their upcoming senior is thinking about internship for next school year.
Zoom Link: https://mcpsmd.zoom.us/j/86329270618?pwd=NEszMVVEU2VIS1U3RGJzd2dKTUxsZz09
Meeting ID: 863 2927 0618
Passcode: 454666


Northwood Educational Foundation Scholarship-- Class of 2021
Deadline April 30

Northwood Legacy Scholarship

Curbside Grab & Go Meal Service @Northwood

The Division of Food & Nutrition Services is preparing for the reopening of 208 schools in March. Starting March 1st, 2021 Northwood has been chosen as a Curbside Grab & Go Hub to provide meals to our virtual learners as well. All the Grab & Go Hub locations are listed below.  These sites will serve meals to in-class learners and to curbside virtual learner customers. Curbside meal service will operate from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  We will provide breakfast, lunch, snacks and suppers on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Breakfasts & lunches will be served  on Friday to provide meals for the weekend (Saturday & Sunday). There will be no meal service on Wednesdays.  Meals will be available to youth 18 years and younger.

Free and Reduced Meal Update

The FARMS application has been updated. Families must reapply each school year. Online applications are the fastest and safest way to apply during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Apply here/ Applicar aqui 
Use only one application (online or paper) for all children in a household who attend Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), even if the students attend different schools.

  • As federal government information on the application changes every year, only the 2020–2021 applications may be used. Please immediately discard all application forms from previous years.
  • Students may apply for meal benefits at any time during the school year.

Transfer Students: When a student transfers between schools within MCPS, his or her meal eligibility also transfers. When a student transferred from a school outside of Montgomery County and was on a free or reduced status, please contact DFNS at 301-284-4900 for specific instructions.

Questions: If you have any questions, please contact DFNS at 301-284-4900.

Creativity Needed!

The Identity Issue

heartbreak, by Macarious Adjingbaruk

Online Resources

You can access e-books, videos and online resources from home, anytime! Just follow these steps:
1.) Sign-in to your MCPS Google account
2.) Click here: https://tinyurl.com/nwoodlogin 
3.) Select a database & enjoy!
If you are having issues accessing any of the databases, or need assistance please e-mail: Sarah_Breslaw@mcpsmd.orgNorthwood High School Construction Project 

Anti-Racist e-Books and Audiobooks Available for MCPS Students/Staff to Borrow without Wait Time

As part of its ongoing commitment to equity and excellence, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students and staff can access anti-racist e-books and audiobooks through the Sora app, MCPS’ digital eBook and audiobook platform from OverDrive, without any wait time until September.  

Please visit the NHS Media Center website to browse the new additions to our collection, and borrow eBooks and audio books.

Directions for using Sora, our platform for eBooks and audio books is available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19gJptZKZaB8bb4dZB5L97JuB1q0sal1SV-eNjYFdHzA/edit?usp=sharing

Commit to Equity Collection - several books in this collection have no wait time (unlimited check outs) https://sites.google.com/mcpsmd.net/northwoodmediacenter/commit-to-equity-collection
eBooks and audio books https://sites.google.com/mcpsmd.net/northwoodmediacenter/books
If you have any questions please e-mail Sarah_Breslaw@mcpsmd.org

SSL Information

Students can continue to engage in MCPS SSL opportunities during the summer, including select virtual/remote opportunities that follow the temporarily amended guidelines posted on the MCPS SSL webpage (www.mcps-ssl.org). All SSL opportunities can be found on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center website (www.montgomeryserves.org); these opportunities will be tagged with the blue MCPS SSL banner and graduation cap icon. For individual approval to engage in service opportunities not listed on the MCVC website, students should complete MCPS Form 560-50 (https://bit.ly/SSLPreApproval) and email the request to ssl@mcpsmd.org. To learn more about the MCPS SSL program, please view our program overview at https://bit.ly/SSLOverview2020. If you have any questions, please email your school’s SSL coordinator or the MCPS SSL office at ssl@mcpsmd.org. Thank you!