NMHS September Edition

September 2021

Upcoming Dates

September 7 - Picture Day

October 6 - Grading Period Ends

October 11-12 - Holiday

October 14 - Progress Reports

October 26 - PSAT

October 28 - SAT School Day

Picture Day

CADY will be at the school on September 7th, 2021, to take photos. Don’t get left out of the yearbook! Pre-order now and save $10 before picture day.

Please go to cady.com/pictureday for more information or contact Mrs. Shivers at catrice.shivers@dcssga.org.

NMHS - TOTY Semi-Finalist - Mrs. Chandler

New Manchester High School TOTY Tahira Chandler is the AVID coordinator for the school. Her lesson, enhanced with fun music, focused on important facts about college admissions and scholarships.
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AVID Updates

Counselor's Corner

News from the Counseling Department!

New Counselors!

The NMHS Counseling Department is excited to introduce our new counselors! Ms.Nyssa Bowen and Mr. Devante Washington will be replacing Ms. Kristie Richardson and Mrs. Melody Saffo. Both are eager and ready to serve you and your students this school year! As always, your student’s counselor is based on their last name. The alphabet breakdown is as follows:

Last Names A - E: Devante Washington; devante.washington@dcssga.org

Last Names F - K: Nyssa Bowen; nyssa.bowen@dcssga.org

Last Names L - Q: Pamela Cummings; pamela.cummings@dcssga.org

Last Names R - Z: Teresa Brooks; teresa.brooks@dcssga.org

If you need to meet with your counselor, please schedule an appointment with him/her directly. The beginning of the school year is a highly active time with getting students registered and settled into their classes. Thus, a response to your email or voicemail message may be delayed. Additionally, individual meetings with your student’s counselor will begin after September 7th.


Join the BAND! To stay abreast of important information and events, please download the BAND app and subscribe to your student’s cohort class. You may click on the URL below for your student’s graduating class or search for your student’s class once you’re in the app. Both parents and students are strongly encouraged to join their cohort’s class on BAND.

NMHS Class of 2022: https://band.us/n/ada05di4j1e2h

NMHS Class of 2023: https://band.us/n/a3a050icj2h26

NMHS Class of 2024: https://band.us/n/a8a45aiej9h2n

NMHS Class of 2025: https://band.us/n/a3aa5di0j9heZ

Additionally, please check the school’s website regularly for the latest news! The website address is nmhs.dcssga.org.

FAME Updates

NMHS band wins $10,000

Last week, the New Manchester High School (NMHS) band was awarded $10,000 for being one of three winners of the first annual Great Atlanta High School Band Challenge.

“You guys are very, very impressive. We’ve been to three great schools today, but I’ve got to say, we saved the best for last,” said Amy Witherite, one of the contest’s sponsors who awarded the prize along with Hot 107.9’s DJ Incognito.

The challenge was presented by two Radio One Atlanta stations, who partnered with Atlanta attorney Amy Witherite of 1-800-TruckWreck.

The band entered the competition with a video of a performance from a battle of the bands held at NMHS last spring. On Aug. 2, the bands were narrowed to the top 10, and the three that received the most votes by Aug. 20 were named winners.

The winners were officially announced at halftime of the MEAC/SWAC Challenge on Aug. 28.

View the video to see NMHS’ entry to the contest from last spring.


Join our 'NMHS FAME Parents' group on BAND


Join our 'FAME Students' group on BAND


For more information about joining FAME or audition requirements please contact the magnet director (Mr. Giddens): Trey.Giddens@dcssga.org

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Parent Portal Instructions

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Senior Information

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Academic Information

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Other Information

COVID Protocols

  • All individuals should self-assess for the below signs and symptoms before reporting to school or work:

    • Fever (>100.4℉) or chills

    • New cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Sore throat

    • Nausea

    • Vomiting

    • Diarrhea

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Fatigue

  • Students and employees should stay home sick.

  • Physical distancing (3 feet) will be encouraged for middle and high schools when possible.

  • Students and employees should be mindful of others and physically distance themselves as much as space allows.

  • Masks are required on all DCSS buses per federal mandate.

  • Class sizes will be normal.

  • Students and employees should practice good and frequent hand hygiene. Warm water and soap are preferred. However, hand sanitizer will be provided and will be located throughout the school in hallways.

  • Students and/or employees inquiring about COVID testing can access testing through Cobb Douglas Health or their health provider.

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Exciting news! All 9th grade students will be taking the YouScience assessment on October 26th. We believe YouScience is a great way for students to learn more about themselves, explore high-demand careers that are a good fit for them, and gain a better understanding of how their unique talents are needed in the economy. Click the link below to learn more about YouScience and what it means for your student.



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School Nutrition

USDA and our Elected Officials have voted for free Breakfast, Lunch and Snack meals for SY 21-22.

No applications for student meals will be required for school year 21-22

Immunization Information

Please click the link below for a letter from Cobb & Douglas Public Health with the necessary information regarding immunizations. The letter addresses vaccinations for COVID-19 for adolescents 12 years of age and older. It also states that effective July 1, 2021, all students 16 years of age and older, who are entering 11th grade, must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday.

PTSA Announcement

Do you want to have a voice in your child's education? Do you have time to serve and represent NMHS in the community? The NMHS PTSA is in search of officers for the PTSA executive board. We need all parents to represent our PTSA! Your input is invaluable. Email jean.burch@dcssga.org if you are interested!

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