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

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.

Virtual Gladiator Gala: January 7 - January 16 2021 @10PM

Virtual Electives Fair

Gladiator Families! Registration for the 2021-22 school year is near. Please attend our Virtual Electives Fair to "shop" for electives courses! Please use the instructions embedded in the slides to help you navigate through the fair. Please be sure to share any courses of interest or questions you may have when the time comes to meet with your school counselor for registration!

Live Virtual Lesson Absence Form

Northwood Virtual Bell Schedule

Instructional Schedule Adjustments for Half Days and Short Weeks

Change of Choice Process: Electronic Forms Due February 12

Link to DCC COC Form – bit.ly/MCPSchangeDCC
Link to NEC COC Form – bit.ly/MCPSchangeNEC

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)

ACES Applications are Open!

More info here
Deadline January 15, 2021

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.

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 

MCPS Webinar Series for Parents

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!

Virtual Pep Rally