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Northwest Area School District Return to School Parent Information

Health and Safety Plan 2022–2023

Welcome to the online home of Northwest Area School District. NASD is a small, rural district located in Shickshinny, Luzerne County, approximately 16 miles southwest of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The district has been in existence since 1955 when several smaller schools combined to form Northwest Area.

Today, Northwest Middle and High School is a comprehensive high school, serving approximately 500 students in grades 7–12. NASD Primary School, located in Huntington Mills, houses our PK–2 students, and our 3–6 graders are at the NASD Intermediate School in Hunlock Creek.

A Message from Our Superintendent

Dear Northwest Area School District Families,

As per the order of August 31, 2021, by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Governor Wolf, all students and staff in the Northwest Area School District will fall under the universal mask mandate for indoor schooling regardless of vaccine status beginning on Tuesday, September 7. This order includes the federal mandate of masking on school busses.

Please take a moment to review the order directing face coverings in school entities for more information.

The best education for a Northwest student is in front of a teacher five days a week. The Northwest Area school district will:

  • Allow for students to remove the mask for physical education classes.
  • Remove masks for cafeteria while seated and eating.
  • Remove for outdoor recess as it is not covered by this mandate.

Joseph F. Long Jr.