Northlawn Jr High
Northlawn School

Northlawn Jr. High

Illinois Youth Survey

   ILLINOIS YOUTH SURVEY   
 During the spring semester (January through June) of the 2019-2020 school year, schools within the city of Chicago and throughout the state will have the opportunity to conduct the Illinois Youth Survey (LYS). Your child's school may choose to participate    
 
  WHAT IS THE ILLINOIS YOUTH SURVEY?   
The purpose of the YS is to better understand youth attitudes and behaviors that can impact student problems and academic success. It will ask about topics including nutrition, physical activity, bullying, tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use. Students will be asked to complete a survey (with no names or identification numbers) that will be confidentially administered during one class period. The survey is completely voluntary and privacy will be strictly protected.     
 
 DO I HAVE TO DO ANYTHING TO ALLOW MY CHILD TO PARTICIPATE? 
 You have been sent a notification form officially informing you that the survey is being conducted at your school. This form will allow you to exclude your child from participation and only needs to be returned if you do not want your child to participate. Even if you allow your child to participate, every student will also be given the choice to participate or not. 
 
 WHAT IS THE SURVEY DATA USED FOR?
The Illinois Youth Survey will provide your school with a local report of the combined student results which will help to determine which programs may be needed to keep students safe and healthy.   For more information, please visit the Illinois Youth Survey website at   http://iys.cprd.Illinois.edu      
 

Parent Teacher Conferences

   What?   Parent-Teacher conferences  
When?  Wednesday, November 6 > 4:00-7:00 & Thursday, November 7 > 4:00-7:00     (students will be dismissed at 11:15 both days)     What’s New? Parents will be able to sign up for conference times through the Skyward  Family Access.    
**If you do not have your password, you will need to get that in the Northlawn office – please call or come in as soon as possible.   
How?   Log in to your Family access account.  
Click on Conferences in the left column
Click All Conferences to the right of Northlawn Junior High  Here you will see a list of Classes for your Student  Select the class you want to setup a conference  Under status click Select a time  
Click Select next to the time slot  ? Times are all taken!    If the time slots are all taken, please contact the teacher via email or phone (815-672-4558) to make alternative arrangements.   No computer at home?  Please contact the teacher via email or phone (815-672-4558) to make alternative arrangements.   
Why sign ups?  We recognize that it is difficult to coordinate conference times and nobody likes to wait indefinitely to visit with the teacher.  This sign-up option is an effort to help both parents and teachers alleviate some of the stress of conference processes.  Please realize that conference times will be kept to the 10 minute schedule in an effort to accommodate the majority.  If you need more than 10 minutes, please schedule another meeting with the teacher.  Scheduled parents will have priority – if someone chooses to wait in case there are a few extra minutes, they are not likely to get a full conference time as the teacher is being required to stick to the schedule. (After conference feedback from parents and teachers, we will be looking for adjustments we can make to improve the process.) 
Thank you for your patience and understanding.  
Misc   Parents who arrive at Northlawn to see a teacher at conference time but have not signed up may sign up outside the teacher’s classroom.  If no times are available, parent names will be taken and teachers will contact them at a later time.     
 
 
 
 Panther Gear!
For anyone looking to get some Panther gear, check out the following link.
 
 
 
 
 
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Spring Concert

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Spring Concert

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