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August 16, 2020

Principal's Message

Welcome Jaguar FAMILY,


It's hard to believe we are finally here for the start of the new year!


Our theme this year is: Celebrating 10 years of FAMILY: FAME, Academics, Mission-Driven, Innovative, Legendary, and Yielding Success. We are Jaguar STRONG! Students will have the opportunity to participate in a number of new adventures this year. A new grade level, new teachers, wearing a mask, social distancing, face-to-face AND digital instruction, 1:1 devices, brain breaks, movement breaks, and many others. Many of these will be challenging and we hope to help students face them with a positive problem-solving attitude!


School will start virtually on August 17. We aren't naive to the challenges this presents to many families. We are empathetic, and the outcome of this year will depend so much on the way we as a school and community frame it. You can count on us to provide plenty of smiles, encouragement, and positive feedback. The more you can share in positive school-related moments at home (even though you may want to pull your hair out), the more successful this year will be. Let's do this together as a FAMILY.


We will effectively communicate through automated calls and emails, social media, the school website, and newsletters to inform you of events, important information, and special opportunities at NMHS. We highly recommend you visit our website and register for Notify me and join our social media pages.


We are glad that you chose NMHS for your student’s education. We will do our best to provide a great academic, safe, and social experience. I look forward to a productive, successful year! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, and ideas that you would like to discuss. We are #JaguarStrong and will see you digitally on August 17, 2020!


Sincerely,


Tekmekia Gilchrist

Principal, New Manchester High School

Digital Schedule

These are the times students are expected to be online each day


1st period 8:20-9:20

2nd period 10:05-11:05

Lunch

3rd period 12:30 - 1:30

4th period 1:50-2:50

Optional tutoring and assistance 2:50-3:25

Google Classrooms

Make sure you have joined your teacher Google classrooms.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cuQNEY1OhwhTS3q0X7z74i3Vc2DWOsAD/view

Password Resets

If you are having computer issues, email Frances.Syverson@dcssga.org with your student full name and student lunch number. Please allow at least 24 hours to get your issue resolved.

Chromebook Distribution

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Virtual Orientation

If you missed our Virtual Orientation last week. Please visit our school website under the Virtual Orientation tab or click below:


https://nmhs.dcssga.org/2020___2021_fall_virtual_orientation

FAME

Didn't get a chance to audition for the FAME Program? Good news there is still time! Please join the "FAME Local Auditions" classroom for more information using the Google Classroom code: IPQZG7T

21st CCLC (Jag S.T.A.R.S.)

School Supply List

Headphones/earbuds

Hand sanitizer

Mask

Paper

Pens/Pencils

(Teachers may have additional items once face-to-face is resumed)

Cafe News and Information

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Work Based Learning (WBL)

Work-Based Learning is still an option for 11th and 12th graders that are interested. Students will need to apply by going to the following link or QR code to complete the application: https://forms.gle/f1RZUjFHGX6ci86i9

Any questions about Work-Based Learning can be sent to Whitney Lester (whitney.lester@dcssga.org).

Schedules in Parent Portal

SAT/ACT Fee Waiver Information for 2020-2021

Parents of and Seniors,


I have received several phone calls/emails regarding the plan for students to receive SAT/ACT fee waivers to pay for the cost of testing. As you may be aware, in the past, eligibility has been determined by whether a student participates in the free or reduced lunch program the current school year. For a period of time, if a student received free or reduced lunches last school year, their status will remain approved for the current time. While students will begin this school year digitally, it is still very important that parents go ahead and apply for the free/reduced lunch program, located on the Douglas County Board of Education Website, if the plan is for the student to participate in the program when they return to school physically. I currently have only ACT Fee Waivers (they will expire August 31, 2020), but will be receiving SAT Fee Waivers by the end of August. Please call or email me, if you would like to come to the school to pick-up an ACT Fee Waiver.


Thank you,


PAMELA MORRIS

College & Career Center Specialist

New Manchester High School

(770) 651-2708

Pam.morris@dcssga.org

Athletics

Basketball

Boys' Basketball will have fundamental basketball workouts and conditioning on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Main gym starting on Tuesday, August 4th. This is open to all incoming 9th-12th grade. Temperatures will be checked on arrival. Be prepared to work hard. Please bring your own water. This is not a tryout. This is an opportunity to improve and work hard on basketball skills. #GoJags

Softball

Attention ladies. If you are interested in plying softball please contact Coach Walker at Chuck.walker@dcssga.org for more information.

Football

Anyone interested in playing Football come out M-Thurs. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Must have a current sports physical and sign a Covid 19 waiver. Contact Cedric.Jackson@dcssga.org for more information.

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