Get Ready for the Back-to-School Season at Norwood School!

The back-to-school season is almost here, and Norwood School is gearing up for another phenomenal year! Check out all the events and activities that are in place launch the 2019-2020 school year.
AUGUST 16: BACK-TO-SCHOOL RESOURCE BOARD GOES LIVE IN HAWKSNEST
It's what you've been waiting for -- all the information and resources you need to transition into the school year: Orientation Day and Opening Day schedules, the parent handbook, sign-up for optional conferences, welcome letters from division heads and teachers, homeroom and advisory lists, and more! Look for an email from Matthew Gould letting you know that the 2019-2020 Back-to-School Resource Board is live.

AUGUST 22&23: NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION
Our 11 new faculty and staff will come together for two days of meetings, tours, and getting-acquainted activities. Click here to learn all about our very talented new faculty and staff. 

AUGUST 26-30: FACULTY & STAFF WEEK
All hands on deck! All faculty and staff are back on campus readying classrooms, participating in Project Zero workshops, attending child safety trainings, and generally preparing for the arrival of our students. We might even squeeze in a little party to welcome each other back after what was hopefully a fun and relaxing summer for all!

SEPTEMBER 3: NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (TO INCLUDE ALL FIFTH GRADERS)
All new students in grades PK-8 and all fifth graders (because they ARE new to Middle School after all) will meet their teachers, get familiar with their classroom and general procedures, and tour the School.

SEPTEMBER 4: OPENING DAY, OPENING DAY CHAPEL, AND PA WELCOME COFFEE
Finally! Everyone will be back on campus for the first full day of the 2019-2020 school year. We will start the day like any other day at Norwood -- with a greeting and handshake from Mr. Gould, Ms. Claeys, and/or Mr. Risen. Opening Day Chapel will follow, in addition to a welcome coffee for parents hosted by the amazing Norwood Parents Association.
September 4

SEPTEMBER 7: WELCOME BACK PICNIC HOSTED BY THE PARENTS ASSOCIATION
Bring the whole family to a fun picnic on campus, where parents can socialize and children can play. The event runs 5:00-7:00 p.m. and dinner is provided by the Parents Association. Bring a picnic blanket and chairs, if you would like.

SEPTEMBER 12: MIDDLE SCHOOL BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT
Matthew Gould, Michele Claeys, and all the middle school teachers look forward to hosting this informative event for middle school parents. Meet your child's teachers and learn more about the exciting learning activities planned for the year.

SEPTEMBER 19: LOWER SCHOOL BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT
Matthew Gould, Mike Risen, and all the lower school teachers look forward to hosting this informative event for lower school parents. Meet your child's teachers and learn more about the exciting learning activities planned for the year.

SEPTEMBER 23: SCHOOL PHOTOS
Say cheese! New school photos will be taken on this day -- both individual student photos and group photos for each grade. Photos will be used in the 2019-2020 yearbook.


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Located in Bethesda, MD, Norwood School develops students in grades PK-8 into confident lifelong learners who have the academic, character, and leadership skills to succeed in high school and beyond. Recognizing that children are multi-faceted, Norwood provides many opportunities for safe risk-taking, exploration, discovery, and growth in a nurturing, supportive, and inclusive school community.