Edgewood and Northwood PTO FAQ

  • Since the passage of the Long-Range Plan meetings have been held with students, staff, and parents to learn more about stakeholders’ hopes and expectations. This included meetings with the Edgewood and the Northwood PTOs. This FAQ webpage contains answers to each question asked at the meetings with video responses from the administration and architect.

PTO Questions and Answers

  • NW Northwood Parent Teacher Organization on January 17, 2019

    Will the front footprint of Northwood Middle School be the same?
    (Link to video) (04:55 mins)

    Is it the district’s intention to move all of the Northwood students back to Northwood mid-year after construction is completed?
    (Link to video) (00:41 mins)

    Would the district consider making Northwood a 6th-grade center and Edgewood an 7/8th-grade center for the entire district to address any inequalities within District 112?
    (Link to video) (01:51 mins)

    Will all Northwood students be eligible for free bus services to the Elm Place site during the transition?
    (Link to video) (02:56 mins)

    What are the district’s detailed plans for communicating with both middle school and feeder parents and students as this process moves forward?
    (Link to video) (01:04 mins)

    When will parents know more about bus routes and other transportation information such as the availability of after school activity buses?
    (Link to video) (01:08 mins)

    How will drop off and pick up work before and after school at the Elm Place site?
    (Link to video) (01:18 mins)

    What time does middle school start and end currently? Would these  ever be changed or staggered? What time would Northwood students be picked up by a bus to go to the Elm Place site each morning?
    (Link to video) (01:22 mins)

    Will there be additional parking at the renovated Northwood site?
    (Link to video) (01:21 mins)

    The new design seems to take advantage of more natural light by increasing the amount of windows, will that pose a security risk and how will any additional risk be mitigated?
    (Link to video) (01:57 mins)

    During construction will the soccer fields and other green spaces be in use at the Northwood site?
    (Link to video) (00:15 mins)

    It has been said that Elm Place was in disrepair prior to it closing in 2018, what is being done to Elm Place school to get it ready for use over the next 4-5 years?
    (Link to video) (01:29 mins)

    What the cost difference between renovating an existing school versus building a new school?
    (Link to video) (01:21 mins)

    Will the work at Elm Place include an asbestos check?
    (Link to video) (00:31 mins)

    Will any of the furniture at Elm Place be replaced with more flexible seating?
    (Link to video) (02:05 mins)

    Are the changes at Northwood comparable to the changes at Edgewood?   
    (Link to video) (01:21 mins)

    Will the gym be air conditioned so that doors are not left open to keep these areas cool?
    (Link to video) (00:21 mins)

    Are there any incentives to complete Northwood before the targeted time frame?
    (Link to video) (00:21 mins)

    Will the entire Northwood staff be making the transition with students to Elm Place and back to Northwood?
    (Link to video) (00:24 mins)

    Will Elm Place be ready for the start of the 2019-2020 school year for Northwood students and staff?
    (Link to video) (00:31 mins)

    Will the improvements at Northwood be comparable to the improvements at Edgewood?
    (Link to video) (02:52 mins)

    Will there be redistricting at the middle schools and will the elementaries be modernized in the foreseeable future?
    (Link to video) (01:07 mins)

    Will Elm Place have sufficient technological necessities like wifi? Will the support staff such as the nurse be going to Elm Place with the student’s?
    (Link to video) (00:21 mins)

    Will support staff like the nurse be moving to Elm Place as well? 
    (Link to video) (01:13 mins)

    With open spaces connected to the library, how will noise in the Library setting be addressed?
    (Link to video) (01:06 mins)

    Will there be any social, emotional, or academic elements that can not continue at Elm Place that now occurs at Northwood? Will there be lessons learned from past student transactions to ensure this transition is better?
    (Link to video) (03:21 mins)

    What are the enrollment projections over the next few years?
    (Link to video) (00:39 mins)

    Are there any design elements that can be put in place to enhance the Dual Language program? What will be offered in terms of World Language classes going forward?
    (Link to video) (01:21 mins)

PTO Questions and Answers

  • EW Edgewood Parent Teacher Organization on January 9, 2019

    When will the administration know where Edgewood Middle School students will be temporarily relocated to during construction?  
    (Link to video) (02:04 mins)

    If the District rented a space for the Edgewood relocation, like Immaculate Conception, would there be investments made to the facility to ensure it was safe and conducive to learning?
    (Link to video) (00:20 mins)

    How is the administration balancing its energy with implementing the Long-Range Plan and improving teaching and learning?
    (Link to video) (05:41 mins)

    View update on the implementation of ReadyGEN (K-5) and myPerspectives (6-8)
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    Link to video) (05:32 mins)

    What is the value of Personalized Learning and how will we get more of it in District 112 going forward?
    (Link to video) (01:08 mins)

    Will Edgewood be going from two to one gym after construction?
    (Link to video) (00:20 mins)

    How will the current cafeteria change with the addition of the other open common areas?  Will food allergy protocols be changed in light of the new additions?
    (Link to video) (2:05 mins)

    Will the seating in the Edgewood auditorium be increased?
    (Link to video) (00:25 mins)

    With more open shared common spaces, how will potential sound issues be mitigated?
    (Link to video) (00:41 mins)

    Will the full size soccer fields behind Edgewood remain?
    (Link to video) (00:33 mins)

    What is the indoor air quality plan for Edgewood particularly places of high activity like the gym?  
    (Link to video) (00:34 mins)

    The new design seems to take advantage of more natural light by increasing the number of windows, will that pose a security risk and how will any additional risk be mitigated?
    (Link to video) (01:21 mins)

    What is the role of technology in teaching and learning going forward in these new facilities?
    (Link to video) (00:46 mins)

    Where will Edgewood students be temporarily relocated during construction? What are the implications for staff?  
    (Link to video) (04:26 mins)

    How is the district bringing together the best practices in construction and teaching and learning to achieve one overarching goal? 
    (Link to video) (02:12 mins)