8/25/17

Dear Students, Parents, and Friends,

 

The halls of Northview are filled with excited chatter and locker doors slamming, as our kids are busily moving from classroom to classroom, getting used to their new routines for the 2017-18 school year.  We are excited to be welcoming them back for what we hope will be a year of growth, accomplishment, and a little fun too.  Thank you to our parent volunteers who helped us get the school year rolling through Wildcat Welcome Days.  A special thank you to the freshmen and their parents for their patience during their session.  We will fix the glitches for next year’s event.

 

 

Here are a few important messages for parents and students:

 

 Š          Our halls look slightly different this year because our students are all carrying Chromebooks.  It is important that students are sure to take care of their devices.  To that end, here are some easy care tips:

Here are a few additional instructions from our Sylvania Schools IT Department:

 o    It is important you take your Chromebook home each night and charge them before coming to school the next day.

 o    Never remove the Chromebook from its protective case.

 o    If your Chromebook is in need of a repair, please submit your defective Chromebook to the library and a loaner will be issued to you until the repairs of your original Chromebook is repaired.

 o    Please remember that the Chromebook is the property of Sylvania City Schools and your internet activity can be monitored at ALL times.

 o    Please make good choices and be responsible in regards to this piece of technology that has been issued to you.

 

 

 

 Š          By now, you have heard about the solar eclipse that will take place on Monday.  The eclipse will be at its peak near the time that school will be dismissing.  Looking directly at the sun at any time, including during an eclipse, without the proper protective gear will damage our eyes, and can do so permanently.  We will be taking this opportunity to help students better understand what eclipses are exactly, explain how to keep their eyes safe at dismissal time on Monday, and teach them how to safely view a solar eclipse by showing a video that our science teachers and students created.

 

 

 

 Š          Ohio state test results should have arrived home within the past couple weeks.  If you have questions, you can contact your student’s counselor.  For seniors, Mr. Fahim will be giving an update on how these results tie into graduation eligibility at the College Application Process Seminar at 6:oo p.m. before our NV Parent Open House this coming Wednesday, the 23rd.

 

 

 

 Š          Speaking of the Northview Parent Open House, join us this coming Wednesday to meet your student’s teachers and get a look at what is on the agenda for each class this coming school year.  These reminder post cards will be arriving home in the mail soon:

 

 

 Š          Our summer musical, Songs for a New World, opened last night, and is a must see.  Check out a trailer for the show here.  You can see show times for this weekend and purchase tickets in advance here.

 

 

 

 Š          Our Band Boosters have purchased a large trailer to help transport equipment to games, parades, and more.  If your company has an advertising budget, and would like to reserve space on the trailer, check out the details below and in the attached flyer.

 

Best of luck to our Boys Soccer Team, as they take on one of the best soccer teams in the country in Cleveland St. Ignatius tonight on the road for Fútbol Friday, and to all of our Cats in action this weekend!

 

Steve Swaggerty

 

 

Previously Announced Important Information…

 

 Š          There is only one spot left on the summer 2018 Leadership Summit trip to Berlin, Germany!  For more info, check out the tour website at http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1808105ER or email Mrs. Stewart at lstewart@sylvaniaschools.org.  Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to grow as a leader, student and global citizen!

 

 

 Š          If you are receiving this e-mail, and you would like to be removed from this listproc, follow these directions:

 o    Send email to listserv@listserv.nwoca.org

 o    Make the subject: SIGNOFF SYLVANIA-NORTHVIEW

You should be all set.  If you are a parent of an alumna or alumnus and are signing off because all of your kids have graduated, thank you one final time for everything you did over the years to help support our teachers, coaches, and advisors to make the NV experience a great one.

 

 

 Š          Here is the new website for the Homework Matrix App (thanks to Mr. Word for fixing it for us) to type into your phones to have homework pulled from the NV Homework Matrix (which all of our teachers are using this year) directly to your phone.  Yes, if you save this “webpage” to your phone, it will serve like an app.  Once you select your son or daughter’s classes, you can see what they have for homework each day with one click.  Easy peasy.

 

 

 Š          You may have noticed that the Sylvania Schools calendar switched from DynaCal to Google Calendar.  You can find all the information you need on how to set up your Google Calendar to fit your needs, depending on which schools your students attend and the activities in which they participate here and here.

 

 Sylvania Schools Calendar Guide

This user guide will help you access and customize the Sylvania Schools building and district calendars through Google Calendar. If you would like more guidance beyond these questions, go to the Google Resources. If you would like visual demonstration of these actions, go to this visually-enhanced user guide.

 

 

Basic Questions

 

How do I access the district calendar?

 1.     Go here.

 2.     At the top of the calendar, pull the drop-down menu next to “Agenda.” Check the building calendar(s) you wish to view by clicking on the checkboxes next to the name of the calendar.

 3.     Select the month, week, day or agenda view as preferred.

 4.     Hover the mouse cursor over an event to see quick information. Click on it for more details.

 

How do I subscribe to a Sylvania Schools calendar?

 1.     Go to the calendar on the district webpage.

 2.     At the top of the calendar, pull the drop-down menu next to “Agenda.” Check the building calendar(s) you wish to subscribe to by clicking on the checkboxes next to the name of the calendar(s).

 3.     Scroll down to the bottom-right of the calendar and click the “+ Google Calendar” button.

 4.     A tab will open showing your Calendar account and ask if you wish to add the school calendar to your own. Click “yes.”

 

 

Calendar on the Web

If you are managing your own Google Calendar on the website version, you can subscribe to school calendars, add events from them to your own calendar, and receive notifications. Here’s how.

 

How do I view events from various calendars on the website version of Calendar?

 1.     Look at the left sidebar for “My Calendars” and “Other Calendars.”

 2.     Find the calendar you wish to view on the screen.

 3.     If the box next to the calendar name is white, the calendar is turned off. If the box is colored, the calendar is turned off.

 4.     Click the calendar to turn it on. The events will appear on the screen. Click the title again to turn those calendar events off, or just leave it on all the time.

 

How do I set up notifications on the website version of Calendar?

 1.     In the top-right corner, find the gear icon, click on it and select “Settings.”

 2.     Click the “Calendars” tab.

 3.     Find the calendar you wish to set notifications for and click “Edit Notifications.”

 4.     Set the notifications as you’d like and click “Save.”

 

How do I add events to my Calendar on the website version of Calendar?

 1.     Find the event you wish to add on the calendar.

 2.     Click on the colored space without text in the event block. Do not click the title.

 3.     In the pop-up window that appears, click “Copy to my calendar.”

 4.     The event edit window will appear. Make changes if you wish and click “Save.”

 5.     The event will appear in your calendar and the original calendar side-by-side.

 

 

Calendar on a Mobile Device

If you wish to keep up to date with school events through your smartphone or tablet, you can do so. Once you’ve accessed your calendar through the website version and logged in to the app on your phone, you’ll find that all events synchronize. Here are more details.

 

How do I access a calendar on my smartphone or tablet?

 1.     Download the Calendar app for Android (Droid) or iOS (iPhone, iPad).

 2.     Open the app and log in with whichever account you wish to use.

 

How do I view events from various calendars on the mobile version of Calendar?

 1.     Pull out the left sidebar by dragging from the left or clicking the three-line icon on the top-left of the screen.

 2.     Look at the calendars listed, clicking “Show More” if necessary.

 3.     If the box next to the calendar name is white, the calendar is turned off. If the box is colored, the calendar is turned off.

 4.     Click the calendar to turn it on. The events will appear on the screen. Click the title again to turn those calendar events off, or just leave it on all the time.

 

If you do not see a calendar you have subscribed to . . .

 1.     Scroll down in the left sidebar and select “Settings.”

 2.     Scroll to find the calendar, clicking “Show More” if necessary.

 3.     Click on the calendar.

 4.     Make sure “Sync” at the top is turned on.

 5.     Go back and try the sequence above again.

 

How do I set up notifications on the mobile version of Calendar?

 1.     Scroll down in the left sidebar and select “Settings.”

 2.     Scroll to find the calendar, clicking “Show More” if necessary.

 3.     Click on the calendar.

 4.     Set notifications by selecting “Add a notification” where necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Š          The Northview College Prep Pathway: Northview students and parents have a one-stop resource to help with planning for the college preparatory, application, and selection process.  Check out the details below…

 

To access the NV College Prep Pathway, click here.  For periodic updates and tips on preparing to be successful at the collegiate level, follow the NV College Prep Pathway Twitter account by clicking here.  Be sure to follow the above directions for monthly updates from the counselors.  Finally, this tool is a work in progress.  If you have ideas for improving it (adding resources, tips, etc.), please share them with us!

 

 

 

 Š          Looking for information?  The following links may be helpful to you:

 o    Northview High School website

 o    Northview Faculty and Staff communication vehicles

 o    Cat Tracks newsletters

 o    Wildcat Weekly e-mails

 o    Homework Matrix website

 o    NV Parent Organization website

 o    Parent access to grade portal

 o    Northview Guidance Counselors’ website

 o    NV College Prep Pathway website

 o    NV College Prep Pathway twitter page

 o    2017-18 Program of Studies

 o    Northview daily PA announcements blog

 o    School calendar of events

 o    Opportunities for extra help at NV

 o    Extracurricular clubs and organizations contact information

 o    School newspaper

 o    Athletic calendar

 o    Athletics website

 o    Service and volunteerism information for students

 o    E-flyers from the school district

 o    School Facebook page

 o    School Twitter page

 o    Mr. Swaggerty’s Twitter page

 o    List of Northview related Twitter accounts to follow

 o    Mr. Swaggerty’s YouTube channel

 o    Mr. Swaggerty’s Instagram page

 o    You can receive weekly text message updates on upcoming big ticket items from Northview by texting @northview to the following phone number: 81010

 

 

 

 Š          Do you ever shop at Target?  If so, we need your help.  Over the years, Target has donated over $15,000 to Northview.  However, many of the parents who were once part of the program have had students graduate and move on.  So, we are in need of our current parents to sign up to help us raise funds to benefit our school community and our students. Please help Northview earn money for our students by signing up on-line by clicking here and enrolling, or stopping at their customer service counter and signing up for their customer rewards program.  Our school ID with Target is 83342.  If you know of other companies that offer similar programs that we can join to help us support our students, please send those Mr. Swaggerty’s or Julie Klein’s way.

 

 

 

 

 Š          Speaking of, if you shop at Kroger, please consider signing up for their customer rewards program to help the Northview Athletic Boosters, who work diligently to clothe and equip our Northview Wildcat athletes!

 

 

 

 

 

Sylvania Schools' Mission: We educate students to make a difference.

 

Sylvania Northview High School is dedicated to providing a respectful, caring, secure environment that empowers students with the analytical and creative skills and strategies necessary to be productive, life-long learners.

 

Northview Core Values

Personal Growth

Respect For All

Ingenuity

Courage to Persevere

Building a Connected Community

Tradition of Excellence

 

 

            

 

 

Northview High School

5403 Silica Drive

Sylvania, Ohio  43560

Phone: 419.824.8570  ext. 5101

Fax: 419.824.8598

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