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.



Attention Class of 2024 and Class of 2025:

Come join us for a First Look orientation session!
  • Earn SSL hours for participation
  • Learn how to join school clubs and sports
  • Learn the differences between middle school and high school (9th graders) and the differences between virtual and in-person high school (10th graders)
  • Meet new classmates and staff members
  • Become familiar with the NHS campus before school starts
When:  Choose ONE date
  • Tuesday, August 10:  9:30-11:00
  • Tuesday, August 10:  12:30-2:00
  • Friday, August 13:  9:30-11:00
Where: Northwood High School
Use the following links to sign up. Please make sure you select the correct grade level link.

Spaces are limited for each session and transportation is not provided.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Kristy Schwatka (kristy.m.schwatka@mcpsmd.net)

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Summer School

Summer School Dates: Classes run from Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 30.
Classes meet Monday-Friday for 75 minutes each.

Daily Schedule for Virtual Students:
8:30-9:45:  Period 1
10:30-11:45:  Period 2
Check your email for updates from your teacher, including the Zoom link for class

Daily Schedule for In-Person Students:
8:00-8:25:  Arrival & student breakfast in the cafeteria
(You will check in at the cafeteria entrance each morning)
8:30-9:45:  Period 1
9:45-10:25:  Wellness Break
(Various activities with our Wellness Center Staff)
10:30-11:45:  Period 2
11:45-12:15:  Lunch in the cafeteria
12:15-12:30:  Dismissal

There will be two buses assigned to Northwood’s summer program based on the start and end times for the schedule above and only for local areas. 
Bus routes:
2021 summer Northwood Bus Route S 3511
2021 Summer Northwood Route S3215
* Students who only take one course or live outside of the local area will need to provide his/her own transportation.
* Students will be served breakfast and lunch.
* We will continue to follow CDC guidelines to ensure safety.
* Masks will be required for all students and staff.
* Teachers will reach out to you via email with course specific information such as room numbers as well as materials that may be needed.
* Students will enter and exit through the cafeteria each day.

Mr. Hasani Isreal will be our lead teacher for summer programs. Please feel free to reach out to him at hasani_a_isreal@mcpsmd.org with any additional questions. Keep checking your school email for updates! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Summer Assignments

Graduation 2021

View here

Northwood High School graduation photographs: SIGN UP HERE!

2021 Yearbook Delivery News

With the uncertainty of in-person instruction, sports, and events at the beginning of the school year, the decision was made to move the 2021 yearbook distribution to late summer. This move allowed the students to publish/document many events that were unable to happen until restrictions eased. Our yearbook is joining many other high schools within MCPS and across the country with this single-year switch to a later than normal delivery to create a better representation of their entire school year.
Due to increased demand, our book should be delivered in August. The delivery date is based on the vendor’s production and delivery capabilities.  If you purchased “home delivery” at the time of purchase, your yearbook will be mailed to the address provided.  For those who did not purchase home delivery, there will be opportunities to collect your book at school. Curbside distribution days will be scheduled and communicated once the yearbooks have been received.   Again, Northwood will communicate distribution plans once the books are delivered, processed, and ready for distribution.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the yearbook adviser, Ms. Schwarz. (iris_n_schwarz@mcpsmd.org)


Incoming 9th Grader Information Night

Northwood Summer Programs

Curbside Grab & Go Meal Service @Northwood

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.

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!