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Last Updated: Saturday, 04 January 2014 11:29
Required Health Office Form
Parents: Northwood High School is now required to have parental permission for all services that we may need to provide to students through our health office. You may have received the form at Back to School Night or your student may bring it home from Advisement this week. If not, you can print the attached form or it is posted on our website. All students must turn in the Over the Counter Product form. The other form is only necessary if your student needs medication administered to them during the school day. Please have your child return the form to the administration office by Friday, September 28th so that we can ensure that your child will receive any health care needs that may arise.
Last Updated: Saturday, 04 January 2014 11:27
Expected Schoolwide Learning Results
"A Plan for the Future"
Northwood High School students will become effective communicators and complex thinkers who produce quality work. They will develop the habits of healthy individuals and life-long learners who will be active community participants.
A. Effective Communicators
- Communicate clearly and appropriately for various audiences
- Read, write, listen and speak reflectively, critically and with integrity
- Listen with intent to understand
- Utilize multiple forms of communication effectively
- Foster understanding and forge connections
B. Complex Thinkers
- Ask essential and relevant questions that stimulate dialogue
- Access, analyze and synthesize information to formulate conclusions, solve problems and make decisions
- Use a logical and effective decision-making process to analyze and understand possible outcomes
- Make recommendations based on justifiable rationale
- Seek out multiple perspectives
- Explore ideas beyond the surface
- Consider unconventional ideas and solutions
C. Producers of Quality Work
- Develop, create and support purposeful, intellectual, artistic and practical works
- Establish and use rigorous and consistent standards of quality
- Accept and provide constructive criticism
- Develop a sense of ownership
D. Healthy Individuals
- Practice behaviors that promote physical fitness and emotional and social well-being
- Develop self-discipline and accept responsibility
- Prioritize and use time effectively
- Resolve conflicts constructively
- Respect, accept, and appreciate individual differences
- Seek help when necessary
- Be flexible and adapt to different situations
- Develop positive self-esteem
- Learn from mistakes
- Strive for balance
E. Self-Directed, Lifelong Learners Who are Able To:
- Assess their strengths and weaknesses realistically
- Set and strive toward realistic goals
- Assume responsibility for their own learning and employ effective learning strategies
- Acquire a body of knowledge, both shared and understood, as a basis for learning
- Approach life with intellectual curiosity and be willing to take intellectual risks
- Apply knowledge obtained in school to life
- Engage in continual self-reflection and assessment
F. Community Participants Who:
- Contribute what they have learned to enriching the quality of life in their communities
- Effectively collaborate with others toward a common goal
- Expand their sense of community to include a global perspective
- Understand, recognize, and practice ethical behavior
- Appreciate cultural diversity
- Anticipate and responsibly address the needs of future generations
- Develop a sense of pride and ownership in the school, community and the world
- Experience the satisfaction of making a difference in the world
- Become positive role models
Last Updated: Saturday, 04 January 2014 11:14
Please read the IUSD Truancy Fact Sheet
Last Updated: Thursday, 09 June 2016 09:51
NHS 24 Hour Attendance Line: (949) 936-7201
See the bottom of the page for Physician Release to Return to School Form
Every absence from school must be cleared within THREE days of the absence. Absences must be cleared in one of the following ways:
1. Call (949) 936-7201 (NHS 24 Hour Attendance Line) each day your child is absent.
2. If a parent has not called, the student is expected to bring a written note from his/her parent/guardian to the Attendance Office upon returning to school. The note needs to include the following information:
a. Student's full name
b. Date of absence
c. Reason for absence
d. Full signature of parent/guardian with a daytime phone number
PLEASE NOTE: NHS Does not accept e-mail verifications of absences
If it is necessary for the student to be out of school for reasons other than illness, we encourage the student to come to school for at least part of the day. When the student attends part of the day, he or she may be able to touch base with teachers and obtain important assignments. REMINDER: each class period is 90 minutes in length, daily attendance is important. Detention is assigned for ALL absences that are not cleared within 3 days of the absence.
If a student has an appointment which requires that he/she leave school early, a note must be brought to the attendance office signed by the parent or legal guardian stating the dismissal time, date, and reason for absence. This note must be brought to the attendance office before school so that an early release form can be issued. The Early Release Form must be presented to the teacher before the student is excused from class at the appropriate time. The student will then come to the attendance office to sign out before leaving campus. If the student is returning they will be expected to sign in at the attendance office upon their return.
Arriving Late (Tardies)
1. Students who are TARDY (unexcused) during the first 15 minutes of class should report directly to the classroom.
1a. If paper attendance is being taken (Ex: if there is a substitute) and the sheet has already been sent down to the office, students should go to attendance to make srue their marked absence is changed to a tardy, then return to class.
2. Students who are LATE (excused) should always check in first with the Attendance Office. Excused tardies include illness, medical appointments, funerals, court dates, and religious holidays.
3. All students who are more than 15 minutes tardy/late must sign in at the Attendance Office and obtain an Admittance Form to class.
Independent Study Agreements
If a student is going to be absent for 5 or more days, an Independent Study Agreement should be arranged at least 4 days prior to the absence. Forms are available in the Attendance Office. The student then has the opportunity to continue his/her education while away and the school will continue recovering ADA-generated income.
Agreement for Students 18 years of age
Students who are 18 years old may obtain a form from the Attendance Office allowing them to excuse their own absences. This form must be signed by the parent/guardian and by the Assistant Principal.
Last Updated: Saturday, 04 January 2014 11:32
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