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New Progress Reports Are Here!

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Attention Parents/Guardians,

As we enter the last six weeks of school, we are excited to announce that we are using a new progress report.  We now have the ability to create progress reports directly from Echo.  These progress reports give a more timely snapshot of students academic progress.  As well, it focuses on how your students growth in skills (oral communication, agency, written communication, etc.) impacts their academic success. On these reports you can see:

  1. Students letter grade and percentage in each class.
  2. Students overall SWLO percentages.
  3. Students SWLO percentages for each class.

Echo Example

Students were given their progress reports today and were asked to bring them home to you to be signed and returned by Tuesday, April 25th.  Remember, parents have access to follow their students progress in Echo.  If you do not know or have an Echo account, please submit a request via this link and your account info will be sent to you.  Because Echo is a 24/7 learning management system, we encourage all parents/guardians to get an account or have your student log-in to show you because academic progress is always live.  The new progress report doesn’t not have places for comments.  If your student is in danger of failing, teachers will be contacting you.  If you have a question or concern about your students grade in a specific class, please reach out to that teacher directly to discuss next steps.

Thank you for all you do and see you at La Strada on April 29th!

Principal Johnson

Chaperones Needed for College Trip!

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Permission slips are due tomorrow, April 21 and parent chaperones are needed for College Day, Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

10 buses are bound for 10 different college and university destinations on Wednesday, April 26. All chaperones must be at New Tech promptly by 8 am (UC Santa Cruz will leave by 7:15 am), and return times vary by bus (though most buses will return well before 3 pm). Please bring your own lunch.

To see where your student is headed, click the HERE.

Please email Anne Vallerga, College Adviser, at avallerga@nvusd.org or call 707-812-0652 if you’re interested!

Theatre of War: Wars of the World

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Join 10th grade World Studies students for one of two special evenings of readers theater on themes connected to the world wars of the 20th Century. Performances take place in the Cybercafe on the evenings of May 15 & 17 from 6 to 8:30 pm.

We are in particular need of pro bono or discounted catering for a light meal that might be made available during intermission, given that these performances take place during everyone’s usual dinner hour. If this is something you might be able to provide, please let us know by emailing anne_seveska@nvusd.org (Anne Seveska) and tserene@nvusd.org (Tom Serene). Thanks!

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11th Grade CAASPP Testing

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11th graders will be taking the CAASPP ELA Test on Monday, April 24. All 11th graders need to report to school by 8 am to begin testing. Students should be well rested and bring a fully charged device. Testing will conclude at 11:45 on 4/24 and resume during American Studies the following day.

Saturday Academy this Week!

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This year our attendance at Saturday Academy has been lower than previous year’s.  Saturday Academy is a great forum for students to:

  • Recoup attendance from absences
  • Get targeted support from NTHS staff
  • Collaborate with group members on projects

We hope to see your student this Saturday, April 22nd, at 8:15 am.

Super Saturday Academy

Donations Needed For Senior Trip

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Hello Penguin Parents,

For our Senior Trip this year (June 2nd-June 4th), we would like to ask for donations of drinks and snacks.

On the nine hour drive to Anaheim, students generally want to have something to drink or snack on to keep them comfortable. The problem with Senior Trips in the past, however, that allowing students to bring their own snacks has occasionally led to inappropriate and illegal substances being brought along initially undetected.

Because our goal is to ensure that our students have a fun and safe time on their trip, we would like to bring snacks for them that we know to be safe.

If you are willing to donate, please bring your donations to the office between May 15 – May 31st. It’s important that you do not send your snacks with your student the morning of the trip because it will be too difficult to differentiate parent donations from student-brought snacks (which will not be allowed).

Thanks,
Senior Teachers

New Tech Penguins headed to the State Tournament!

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On April 29th and 30th, the New Tech Penguin Ultimate Frisbee team will participate in the California State Tournament held in Newark, CA. We are looking for snack and Gatorade donations to take with us. If you are able to help out our frisbee team, please drop off donations to the office. Thank You and Go PENGUINS!
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Last Road to Success Classes!

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Spring brings the continuation of many of our Road to Success opportunities for college and career readiness.  See the 2 opportunities below for either 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students:
SAT Prep Course with SurferMath
  • In partnership with SurferMath, we are able to offer a SAT Prep Course here at New Tech High for a discounted price (scholarships available).  Last year, 30 NTHS students participated and their average scores went up by 100 points!  The LAST workshop begins Tuesday, April 25th.  Visit SurferMath to learn more and return the attached flyer to the office to register.  There are financial scholarships available, so no student will be turned away!

SAT Prep Course Flyer (English)

SAT Prep Course Flyer (Spanish)

Saturday Academy College Going Workshops for 11th, 1oth, and 9th Grade Families
  • Want to get credit for Saturday Academy and learn more about the college going process.  We have 2 remaining spring workshops for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. The last workshop is this Saturday, April 22nd and half the workshop is for students and parent/guardians and half is just for students.  Workshops are $25 a piece (scholarships available).  See attached flyer and return it to the office to register.

College Going Workshop Flyer (English)

College Going Workshop Flyer (Spanish)

Please take advantage of these great opportunities!