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Safety Town Registration
Debora Clark
Program Details:

Northwest Safety Town is a 1-week summer program that introduces safety awareness to incoming kindergartners in a fun, interactive, miniature-town environment. Each day consists of visits from community professionals like police and firemen, group safety lessons, songs and poems, driving pedal cars in the “town”, and other hands-on experiences to reinforce safety concepts.
2024 Safety Town Dates and Location
  • July 29-August 2, 2024 from 6:00 to 8:30 at the Primary School.
  • Safety Town Graduation will be Friday, August 2 at 7:00 (you will drop your child off at the normal time and come back at 7:00 for the graduation celebration).
2024 Safety Town Registration Information
  • Safety Town is sponsored by Vision 317 and hosted by Northwest Local Schools and supported by local businesses as well as Canal Fulton Police and Fire Departments.
  • At this time registration is limited to students of Northwest Local School District only.
  • There is a $40.00 fee, payable via Venmo @Vision317, or checks can be mailed to Vision 317, PO Box 644, Canal Fulton, OH 44614 (please note your child's name with payment).  No refunds will be issued after July 22nd . If the fee creates a financial hardship, please contact: Molly Lazarus, 330-807-7826
  • All registration forms, emergency medical forms and fees must be paid/submitted by July 17, 2024. Registration will be capped at 100 students. Limited spaces MAY be available after July 17 on a first come, first serve basis. No same day registrations will be accepted.
  • Your registration is NOT complete until all forms are completed and payment is received. 

Safety Town Registration Link

Back to School Information
Debora Clark

Transportation Information:

  • July 19, 2024 - Address changes and alternate pick-up/drop-off information must be provided to the transportation department. Contact Deanna Gesaman at (330) 854-3301 or
  • August 1, 2024 - Bus Routing Letters will be mailed the last week of July.  If you do not receive a bus routing letter for your son/daughter by August 9th please contact Deanna Gesaman at (330) 854-3301 or
  • R.G. Drage Career Center Students - Families need to contact Deanna Gesaman at by August 1, 2024 if their student will need afternoon transportation from R.G. Drage.

Back to School Night will be held on Monday, August 19, 2024

  • Northwest Primary begins at 5:30 p.m.
  • W.S. Stinson Elementary begins at 6:00 p.m.
  • Northwest Middle School begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Northwest High School Freshman Orientation will be held on August 14th at 6:00 p.m.

First Day of School:

  • August 20, 2024 -
    • Primary and Stinson Phase-In Day,
    • Middle School - 6th Grade Only,
    • High School - 9th Grade Only
  • August 21, 2023 -
    • Primary and Stinson Phase-In Day,
    • Middle School - All Students
    • High School - All Students

Kindergarten Information:

  • August 21 - 23, 2024 - Kindergarten Screening Days
  • August 26, 2024 - Kindergarten Phase-In Day
  • August 27, 2024 - Kindergarten Phase-In Day
  • August 28, 2024 - All Kindergarten Students

Class List Information:

  • Northwest Primary and Stinson class lists will be posted in the Home Access Center (HAC) on Friday, August 9, 2024 at 5:00 pm
  • Northwest Middle School and High School homeroom and student schedules will be posted in the Home Access Center on Monday, August 19, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Supply List Information:

Primary Stinson Middle School
Kindergarten Third Grade Sixth Grade
First Grade Fourth Grade Seventh Grade
Second Grade Fifth Grade Eighth Grade
Ms. Hoffman Mrs. Duncan Mrs. Mauller
Mr. Forgach (HS)


School Fee Information (link)

Food on a lunch tray
Jeff Ludwig


Local food pantries and school districts supplying free lunch for students who need it for the Summer 2024.


Salt Box hot meal and grocery giveaway is the second and last Sunday of the month 4:00 -6:00 pm.  408 Market St. W. Canal Fulton, OH 44614


Luke 19 Shopping Pantry is the third Saturday of the month 4:00 -6:00 pm  532 High St. Canal Fulton, OH 44614


Canal Fulton Community Cupboard last Thursday of the month 10:00 am- noon.  8101 Manchester Ave Canal Fulton, OH 44614  


Barberton Area Community Ministries Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm 939 Norton Ave. Barberton, OH 44203


Manchester Christian Church Food Pantry 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 12:00pm-3:00pm  930 W. Nimisila Rd. Akron OH 44319


Ohio Summer Food Service Program 1-866-3-Hungry, Call for more info


Massillon High School - Free lunches, Ages 1-18, 1 Paul Brown Dr.. SE, Massillon, 44646

June 10-Aug 2, 2024, Mon-Fri 11:00-12:30 pm, No meals June 19, July 4 or 5th

Debora Clark

Dear Northwest Families,

Bountiful Gifts and NW Staff will once again be having a backpack drive over the
summer to ensure that all of our students start the school year with the supplies needed
for success. We would like to let you know about some important dates for the program.

  • Call-outs will occur on June 3 and June 21 to remind families about the program

  • The only way to participate in the program is to fill out your information online

  • You will need to fill out a form for each child.

  • The final day to register for a backpack will be Monday, June 24. There will be no exceptions.

If you have any questions, contact Tiffany at 330-936-9700.

You will be able to pick up the backpacks and supplies you registered for on the following dates:

  • Saturday, August 10th from  10:00 am - noon

  • Sunday, August 11th  1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Have a wonderful summer!