Friday, February 26, 2021



It’s official!  Athletic competition is returning to Northwood.  Irvine Unified School District is committed to using all its tools to help our student athletes have competitive play March to May 22, 2021.  We will be updating you frequently, because the IUSD and Northwood teams are “building the plane while its flying!” so to speak. Your patience is required.

Key Highlights:

  • On February 18th, the California Department of Public Health released updated guidelines which approved athletics to participate outside of their assigned colored tier following specific rules.
  • In order for student-athletes to follow the updated guidelines, which are less restrictive, the district needs to have a signed informed consent waiver for every athlete. The informed consent can be found here and the waiver can be found here. An athlete cannot train or compete following the less restrictive guidelines until NHS has a signed waiver on file at the school.  
  • As of right now, all competition must be outdoors. The state/county/district and NHS are working on options/ideas for the indoor programs.
  • The district is actively working on a spectator policy as well.
  • Since we are essentially cramming three season of sports into four months, NHS athletics will continue to be flexible and fluid in scheduling and playing practices and games. Please have patience as things may need to change quickly for multiple reasons.
  • NHS Athletics administration is currently working with the district to see what options we have in regards to athletes playing multiple sports simultaneously.  We hope to have some more information soon.

Questions may be emailed to our Northwood Athletic Directors (please send to both, as you can imagine, things are hectic):

Brandon Emery

Sierra Wang

Monday, February 22, 2021

GradNight Restaurant Night @ Wahoo's

GradNight Restaurant Night - Thursday February 25, 2021 @ Wahoo’s Spectrum  

Please show your support to the NHS GradNight for its fundraiser. Dine at Wahoo’s at Irvine Spectrum! Please show this Flyer and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Northwood High School! 

Email for any questions or suggestions. Thank you in advance for your support of the Senior Class!

Monday, February 15, 2021

“PACK THE SHELVES” Book Donation Drive

This year, NHS PTSA is working with the new library/media center staff, Peter Fatzaun and Suzette Furumoto, to build up the library collection in our Library and Media Center. Their vision is to turn the space into an inspirational, safe space for all of our NHS students, stocked with a wide range of engaging books for all abilities and interests.  This book drive will go towards updating and expanding the NHS Library Collection.   

The average age of the current book collection at NHS is 27 years old. We have the fewest number of books available and in circulation when compared to other high schools in Irvine. We are passionate about the importance of reading and believe that a strong book collection has a positive impact on students and their achievements.  

We need your support to make this “Pack the Shelves, Timberwolves” book drive a success!  You can add to the Northwood Library’s collection by purchasing a book (or two!) from the customized list selected by NHS library staff.  You can also choose to donate a set dollar amount donation which will be used to purchase monthly new releases, award winning titles and classics.  All books are library bound, guaranteed and shelf-ready to last years for our students.  100% of the donations will go towards purchasing high quality books for Northwood.

Please visit the website and help PACK THE SHELVES at Northwood High’s library by donating to the BookDrive here.

Scholarship for Seniors

Attention NHS Seniors! Irvine Unified Council PTA’s (IUCPTA) Annual Senior Scholarship Program will be awarding up to TWO $750 scholarships to the top nominees at EACH of IUSD High Schools. 

Seniors graduating in 2021, please apply here. If you have any further questions, please contact Good luck!

Monday, February 8, 2021

PTSA Executive Board 2021-2022 Interests

Interested in serving on the PTSA Board?  The Nominating Committee will be looking for anyone interested in the NHS PTSA board positions for the school year, 2021-2022.  Per the bylaws, all the positions are open every year, as each board position has a 1-year term and board members can serve for a maximum of 2 consecutive years. The nominees will be considered for the following positions:

1.     President 

2.     EVP 

3.     VP 1- Membership 

4.     VP 2 - Programs 

5.     VP 3 – Grad Night 

6.     Secretary 

7.     Treasurer 

8.     Financial Secretary 

9.     Auditor 

10.  Historian

The description of duties is listed here. If you are interested or have any questions on the duties of any position, please contact the Nominating Committee at: 

Please send in your interests to be considered as a nominee to the Nominating Committee by this Friday, February 12, 2021.  Thank you in advance for your interest!

Advocacy for NHS Parents

PTA Sacramento Safari 2021 Goes Virtual

Sacramento Safari Week - February 22-26

FREE Registration (Must be a current PTA member). Events will be interactive and at various times each day so that any current PTA member can participate in this educational legislative learning experience at their convenience. Speakers will be both elected officials and education experts in their fields. Updates on registration and speakers to follow in coming weeks.

Any questions or for more information on any of the advocacy events, please contact

PTSA Meeting This Wed!

Join us for our PTSA meeting this Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 7pm via Zoom. 

On the Agenda is the Election of the Nominating Committee, Presentation and Adoption of the Mid-Year Audit, Updates from Principal Roach and the PTSA Board/Committees, and a Special Guest - NHS Staff Member-Visual and Performing Arts Department, Choral Director, Mr. Zach Halop!  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Zoom Meeting Info: Link / Meeting ID: 430 059 9409 / Passcode: NHSPTSA21

Monday, February 1, 2021

NHS Advocacy Delegation

Congratulations to the following NHS students for being selected as the NHS Advocacy Representative Officers for the 2021 IUCPTA Advocacy (virtual) Trip to Sacramento!

These students will have the opportunity to first meet with IUSD leadership over the coming weeks and then meet with lawmakers in Sacramento during the week of March 8th to advance their goals in advocating change on behalf of students. 

Returning Senior: Rohan A.

Student Representatives: 

Kaitlyn C., Kamryn S., Anjana N., Aditi S., Colman S.

Teacher Representative: Eric K.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Timberwolf Community Check-In

Our PTSA Parent Outreach Committee invites any family who wants to connect or chat, even just to say “Hi”.  You are always welcome to email any of us and we can Zoom😊. We are open to meeting with you anytime.  Please feel free to contact PTSA EVP, Daniela Kou, and PTSA Financial Secretary, Arezoo Abaye, at and they will be able to connect you.  We are all in this together!

PTSA Membership / Donations

Become a PTSA member today using the online membership form or the drop-off form. Many thanks to NHS students, staff, and community who have already signed up for this year’s annual membership! We have 545 members and 100% staff membership to date! We are grateful for the support! 

If you would like membership cards please contact NHS PTSA VP of Membership, Tina Zhao, at:

The annual donation drive will stay open. Please consider making a donation to the Donation Drive!  Thank you for your generous donations!

Translator for Newsletter

If you are bilingual and can help translate the weekly newsletter in the language of your choice, please contact our Communications Chair at Thank you for your support and consideration.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Chipotle Fundraiser

GradNight Restaurant Night:  Make dinner a selfless act by joining the NHS GradNight for its fundraiser. Come in to the Woodbury Chipotle at 6424 Irvine Blvd in Irvine on Wednesday, January 27th between 4:00pm-8:00pm. Show this flyer to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Northwood High School. 

NEW! ORDER ONLINE FOR PICKUP: Use code 4LCDGPP before checkout in ‘promo’ field. Orders placed on or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted towards the fundraiser. 

Irvine Unified Council PTA’s Annual Senior Scholarship

Irvine Unified Council PTA’s (IUCPTA) Annual Senior Scholarship Program will be awarding up to TWO $750 scholarships to the top Nominees at each of IUSD High Schools! NHS Seniors graduating in 2021, please use this link to apply: If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact: Good luck!

Monday, January 18, 2021

GradNight Meeting - Jan 18

Our next GradNight Meeting is TONIGHT - January 18th, 2021 at 7:00pm on Zoom. 

Questions? Email Thank you in advance for your support of the Senior Class!

Monday, January 11, 2021

PTSA Nominating Committee

Calling all PTSA members!  Join the Nominating Committee to help form the 2021-2022 PTSA Board.  The Nominating Committee will be looking for volunteers to fill board positions for the 2021-2022 school year.  Per our bylaws, all positions are open and nominees will be considered for the following positions:

1. President 

2. EVP 

3. VP 1- Membership 

4. VP 2 - Programs 

5. VP 3 – Grad Night 

6. Secretary 

7. Treasurer 

8. Financial Secretary 

9. Auditor 

10. Historian

The description of duties are listed here. If you are interested or have questions on any position, please contact our Parliamentarian, Paula Greenberger, at Deadline is January 31st, 2021.  

First PTSA Meeting of 2021

Join us this Wednesday for our first meeting of the year to get updates from the board and committee chairs. See you there!

Date & Time: January 13, 2021 07:00pm

Meeting ID: 430 059 9409 / Passcode: NHSPTSA21