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Resources for Parents During Virtual Learning

In December, we held several sessions of a new event for our parents and guardians who are supporting our virtual learners.

Topics that were covered included educational platforms that are being used and expectations for students during virtual learning. Additionally, we shared tips for helping your child be a successful virtual learner as well as coping strategies for stressed students and parents and a variety of virtual resources.

Please use the links below to access the resources we covered as well as a recording of the presentation for our secondary families.

Sodexo Launches Text Message Service for High School Students

MyDtxt allows students to receive alerts via text messages about menu specials, vote for their favorite menu items and send feedback to our dining staff. Subscribers must be 14 years or older. Msg & data rates may apply.

To celebrate the launch we are holding an Amazon gift card raffle. High School students should Text NGFood TO 82257 to register for MyDtxt anytime between January 11 and January 22 to be eligible for the raffle.

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Please join us for a virtual edition of Coffee with Dr. Johns and special guest Dr. Caton. We are offering six different sessions where will be discussing ways we are supporting our students during COVID-19. We like to keep the numbers of attendees small for these informal sessions so please visit https://tinyurl.com/CoffeeWithDrJohns to reserve your spot today. If none of the sessions fit your schedule, there is an option to write in your availability and we will do our best to schedule additional dates.

Support for Parents During Virtual Learning - Grades K-6

Please join us for this new event that is designed to offer practical, applicable tips and strategies for parents and guardians supporting virtual learners in grades K-6.

Topics to be covered include educational platforms used at the elementary building level and expectations for students during virtual learning. Additionally, we will share tips for helping your child be a successful virtual learner as well as coping strategies for stressed students and parents and a variety of virtual resources.

Monday, December 21 at 2:30 pm or Monday, December 21 at 6:30 pm

Because this is a virtual event there is no need to rsvp just use https://meet.google.com/drt-qdng-mgp to join the session that works best for you.

Click here to see the event flyer

Support for Parents During Virtual Learning - Grades 7-12

Please join us for this new event that is designed to offer practical, applicable tips and strategies for parents and guardians supporting virtual learners in grades 7-12.

Topics to be covered include educational platforms used at the secondary building level and expectations for students during virtual learning. Additionally, we will share tips for helping your child be a successful virtual learner as well as coping strategies for stressed students and parents and a variety of virtual resources.

Grades 7-9: Monday, December 14 at 2 pm or Wednesday, December 16 at 7 pm
Grades 10-12: Monday, December 14 at 7 pm or Wednesday, December 16 at 2 pm

Because this is a virtual event there is no need to rsvp just use https://meet.google.com/njo-cwez-vyj to join the session that works best for you.

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Northgate School District has partnered with ESS to manage our substitute program. A leader in K-12 staffing, ESS is now responsible for the hiring, training, and placement of substitute teachers and custodians. We have some exciting substitute opportunities available every day in Northgate School District. You can enjoy the convenience of working school hours, whether you want to work on Mondays, Fridays, or five days a week.

To learn more about employment opportunities in the Northgate School District please visit our employment page. If you’re interested in working as a substitute for our district, please visit www.ESS.jobs to apply or call 412-394-5502 for more information.

Fully Virtual Instruction Starts November 23

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases that have been associated with social gatherings, the Northgate School District has decided to move to fully virtual instruction for all students beginning Monday, November 23. 

There will be live instruction each day. Please visit our Response to Coronavirus for specific information regarding the transition to online learning for each grade band. Our goal is to create the least amount of change possible as we move in and out of virtual instruction.

Virtual Financial Aid Night

Amy Sawdey, PHEAA's Higher Education Access Partner for Allegheny County, will present information on the financial aid application process, what types of aid are available for students, and strategies to start thinking about affordability before getting ready to apply for post-secondary school admission. All high school student or parent of a high school student, of any grade level, are encouraged to attend. Time will be built into the presentation to allow you to ask any questions you may have regarding the financial aid process.

Click Here to Register.

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Yearbooks are a great way for students to remember their high school experience. Order your 2020-21 full-color yearbook for $55 – the lowest price of the year! The price will increase on November 6.

Visit yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 13385 to place your order.

Class of 2021, we need your senior photos no later than November 20. Click here for more information.

Contact Amy Pizzica, Yearbook Advisor, at yearbook@northgatesd.net or 412.732.3200 x1001 for more information.

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The AIU and Remake Learning are offering a six-part back-to-school series for parents and caregivers. The So Now What? virtual series features the country’s leading experts in education and childhood development. The sessions will cover a range of topics designed to help parents and caregivers navigate remote learning, including social-emotional wellness, mental health, learning resources, communication, tech safety, and more. These free sessions will be held via Zoom every Wednesday evening during the month of September. Click here to register for the sessions. Click here to see the flyer and a description of each session.

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The Salvation Army’s North Boroughs Worship & Service Center in Avalon is hosting a Back to School Drive-Through Event on Saturday, August 22 from Noon-2 pm. They will be providing stuffed backpacks to local children in need. This socially distant event will also include a live band and some friends from the community to build excitement for the start of the upcoming school year. 

Click here to see the event flyer.

Northgate Online Learning Academy

We are pleased to announce the launch of our K-12 Online Learning Academy that is designed to offer students access to a flexible and innovative learning opportunity.

All courses are taught by Northgate teachers which allows students to keep pace with the students in the brick and mortar classroom. All online courses provided to students who participate in Northgate Online Learning Academy align with the PA State Standards, ensuring that Northgate students are receiving the best in online learning.

Click here to learn more.

A Joint Statement by the AIU and Allegheny County's 42 Suburban School Districts and Five CTCs

As Allegheny County educators, we strive to ensure welcoming, inclusive, and safe learning environments for all of our students and families. We are committed to nurturing schools where each and every child is respected and valued as an individual regardless of skin color, gender, orientation, religion, ability or disability, or any other category. 

We stand together in support of our students and families of color and against acts of prejudice and racism. We will continue to work to ensure education equity for all students and stand in solidarity with our black and brown students and families.