Welcome to Northwood High School
MCPS will remain in a virtual-only instructional model through the first semester—January 29, 2021; or until state and local health officials determine conditions in our county allow for students to return safely after the first semester.
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.
Enrolling your student at Northwood HS during COVID closure
BTSN Feedback and September Community Voice Survey
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Student Chromebook Distribution Now by Appointment Only
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.
MCPS Tech Support Help
For the technical needs of any student or parent during remote learning: 240-740-7022
College and Career Information- Monthly Series
The Northwood High School College & Career Center will be offering monthly informational parent/student engagement workshops. The monthly series will provide information about both college and career opportunities. Our second session will take place in October and will cover information on the financial aid process. Please click the attached link for more information. NHS College and Career Information Series
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Great News for Meal Service!
Monday, August 31st at 10:00 am USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced an extension to the Summer Food Service Program to allow service through Dec 31 or until funds run out.
What does this mean to MCPS and our families?
Meals will be provided to any youth under age 18, enrolled or not, at no charge in any area of the county. FARMS status is not a criteria.
Distribution will continue at the 74 schools sites
Distribution at bus sites will be re-instituted on Tuesday, September 8th.
Bus Site service will be 11:30 – 12:30
Bus Sites: Woodmont, Nob Hill, Forest Park and Amherst/Pembrook
Wednesday only: Crossroads Farmer’s Market
Parents/Guardians will be able to pick up meals for their youth for multiple meals/days.
DFNS staff will record names for the meals that they are distributing for accountability.
Updates to meal service will be listed on the web site.
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
Students who were eligible for FARMS services during the 2019–2020 school year are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals through the 30th scheduled school day, or until a new application is processed. This provides benefits to eligible students while the applications are being processed for this year. Once the 2020–2021 applications are processed, that eligibility determination carries through the school year or until another application is processed. After October 13, 2020, all students without a current year approved meal application will default to full paid status.
- 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. Thank you!