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  • Snow Days vs. AMI Days

    In the event of inclement weather, Northwest now has the option of calling a traditional snow day or an AMI day. A snow day is a day in which all district buildings are closed. Students and teachers do not have to log in. AMI (Alternative Method of Instruction) are "virtual" days. Buildings are closed, but students learn at home with assignments provided by their classroom teachers. 

    When faced with inclement weather, Northwest will use a combination of traditional snow days and AMI days. Other circumstances, such as the timing of the weather event and the forecast, will always play into the decision. Northwest will notify families via our communication channels (phone, text, email, website, social media) if it is a traditional snow day or an AMI day. 

    Northwest currently has students on three different schedules in our district: PreK-5 attending five days per week in-person, grades 6-12 who attend on an A/B hybrid schedule, and OnLionEdu students, who are all virtual. 

    An AMI day will look like a virtual day. Students will use their Chromebooks to access Google Classroom(s) and complete the work provided by their teachers. Students will be expected to attend Google Meets with their classroom teachers. Based on the forecast, if a student does not have internet access, a work packet will be sent home with them the day before.

    Elementary students will receive a schedule that communicates when they should log on to their classes. Secondary students should follow their A/B schedule for that particular day. There are no classes on snow days, including OnLionEdu students. AMI days will not impact OnLionEdu students. They will proceed with their regularly scheduled lesson plans.

    Please see the Parent Guidance for AMI and AMI-X (extended closure) days.

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  • Partnering in the Pandemic Event Jan. 25 and 26

    Partnering inthe Pandemic flyer
     Join us for "Partnering in the Pandemic," an event designed to help develop resilient middle and high school learners. 
    There are two sessions available: Jan. 25 and Jan. 26, both from 5:30-7 p.m.
    Parents and students can learn about 
    • Routines and Structure
    • Infinite Campus
    • Google Classroom
    • Software programs like Kami, Seesaw, and Clever
    • Sit in on a simulated virtual learning class
    The events are limited to 50 families per session. Social distancing and masks are required. 
     
    To register, visit northwestschools.net/partnering.
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  • Board of Education Candidate Filing

    Candidate filing for the April 6, 2021 Election will begin on December 15, 2020 at 8 a.m. Filing will end on January 19, 2021, at 5 p.m. In-between, candidates may file during the district's business hours, which are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Filing will not occur on the following holidays and breaks when the school district's administration office is closed. Office will be closed on December 21, 2020 through Jan 1, 2021 for winter break and January 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. When filing opens, potential candidates must complete the required paperwork in person at 4290 Gravois Road, House Springs, MO 63051. There are two positions available with three year terms.


     

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  • Covid-19 Dashboard Now Available

    Looking for the latest numbers for Covid-19 in the Northwest R-I School District? Visit https://www.northwestschools.net/coviddashboard for the most up-to-date information from individual schools as categorized by student and staff positives and recoveries.


     

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  • Grades 6-12 Hybrid FAQ

    For Frequently Asked Questions about the grades 6-12 hybrid classes, please see the PDF document


     

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