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2020-2021 School Year

Starting the 2020-2021 School Year
The 2020-2021 Northville Public School year begins on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Parents have enrolled their children and are scheduled in one of these two options:
Option1: Virtual start through September, followed by a full in-person return for elementary and Cooke School students and a hybrid instruction return for middle and high school students, or
Option 2: A FULL semester Virtual option where students will receive all instruction through our robust Learning Management System, Schoology, supported by NPS teachers.
How Do I Connect with My Classes On September 8th and Beyond?
Beginning on September 8th, students should go to and login in using their district username (email address without the part) and password. Once in ClassLink, they can click on the Schoology icon and it will take them to Schoology and their courses. Watch the NPS Getting Started with ClassLink video to learn how to log in, download the ClassLink extension in your browser, and use ClassLink.
Classroom teachers will email additional information to parents and students, including the schedule for the first day.
What do I do if I cannot connect to ClassLink, Schoology, Student Connect, and/or Parent Connect (MISTAR)?
Please contact your school or the NPS Help Desk at or

All teachers will use the Schoology learning management system, which has the capacity to deliver live instruction, post assignments, assign grades and communicate with students. Schoology will support an online learning environment in the following ways:

  • All teachers regardless of virtual or in person classrooms will use Schoology to deliver instruction
  • Schoology offers students the opportunity to see assignments and grades, participate in group discussions, interact with teachers and other students, track their progress, turn in assignments, monitor progress and homework due dates, plus much more
  • Schoology is a tool that students use daily to interface with the teacher on assignments and coursework.
  • Parents are able manage their child’s academic progress, including combining children into one parent login.


Expectations for participation, assignments and attendance will also be shared with all students and parents prior to the school year beginning.


All parents were sent an email with their Schoology Parent Access Code for EACH child enrolled in Northville Public Schools. Parents should use each access code to link all of their children into a single parent Schoology account. To create your Schoology account and link your students, follow these instructions: Setting up your PARENT Schoology Account

All students will start their daily learning by logging in to ClassLink at In the ClassLink Launchpad, students will access Schoology, their Google Drive, various learning resources and applications that their teacher may utilize for learning.

District families, students and staff have integral roles in developing plans for the 2020-2021 school year. District administration has researched, surveyed multiple stakeholder groups and compiled this information in order to provide the Board of Education an understanding of the Northville Public School community's needs and preferences as the Board makes decisions for the school year.

Below you will find the most recent survey that was distributed to staff members, students, and parents and guardians on November 3, 2020, asking for input on the learning options for the second semester of 2020-2021. One survey per student was filled out by parents/guardians using the student's identification number. Students were given the opportunity to participate in the survey also using their student identification number.

Survey takers ranked their preference for learning options (full virtual, current configurations, and full return with pre-covid class sizes) for the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year and satisfaction levels for the current learning options. Students and families also provided input on the current workload.
Any device that can connect to the internet can be used for virtual learning.
In the Spring of 2020, the District distributed Chromebook to families that needed the device for their student to participate in the emergency learning response. These Chromebooks are not expected to be returned while families are using them for their virtual learning needs.
If your student is in need of a device, contact the Office of Instruction at 248-344-3520.