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January 18, 2021

Notes from our Director

Hello DATA community,

I trust you enjoyed a three-day weekend and the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday today. We will be on our regular schedule for Tuesday classes tomorrow as we start a four-day week. This will be the third week of this nine week grading period. Students, let's be sure to attend all classes, ask for help, turn in assignments, and attend tutoring as needed. It is critical for students to stay on top of their assignments and maintain their academic success. Your teachers want to be sure you are successful and are here to help.

Thank you for reviewing the many details included below. Please continue to stay safe. If you have specific questions, please feel free to reach out.

Stay well,

Lori Murach

Underclassmen yearbook photos

During this historic school year, we are providing two ways for students grades 9-11 to get their photos into the 2020-2021 yearbook.

Option 1: Lifetouch will be on campus for appointment-only portraits on Jan. 28-29. Students who take photos with Lifetouch will have the option of using this photo for the yearbook and buying the portraits if their families choose. Lifetouch will send proofs to the school, which will be mailed to the student address on file.

Lifetouch photos will take place in the library area. Virtual students will enter from the front parking lot. On-campus students will enter from the courtyard. All students must wear masks over their mouth and nose until the moment the photo is taken, and then again immediately following the photo. All students will be required to self-screen for COVID symptoms and portraits will be scheduled to allow for appropriate distancing in line. Your confirmation email should be kept to show to your teacher if you are missing class time.

Register for a Lifetouch appointment here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D45AAAC2CA3F85-roosevelt2

Option 2: Additionally, our yearbook publisher, Walsworth, has partnered with High5 ID to allow students to take and submit a selfie through their system. That system is open now and will remain open through Feb. 5, 2021. To launch and take a selfie for the High5 system, follow this link:


Selfies must meet the following criteria:

  • In focus with even lighting, and a plain or neutral background
  • Student should be facing the camera (not a profile or side angle)
  • Image should be NEISD dress code compliant
  • Only the student in the image (no additional people or pets)
  • Taken without filters
  • No obscene gestures, words, or images in the background (hands should not be in the image)

Images that do not meet the criteria will be rejected and you will be prompted to submit a new image before the deadline.

If you have any questions, please contact TR yearbook advisor Mrs. Boerger at aboerg@neisd.net

Industry Based Certifications

Are you preparing to take an industry based certification test? Be sure you are talking with your Career Path teachers about the industry based certification review materials and dates for when you can challenge the exam for your interested industry. Certifications can open the door for employment or internships.

PSAT Testing on January 26 for 9th - 11th graders, all classes asynchronous that day

We will be having the PSAT testing on January 26 for all 9th - 11th graders who signed up for the test. We have 340 total students who have signed up to take the test. The campus will be shut down that day and all classes will be asynchronous.

Saturday School Information

Saturday school will be virtual from 8:00AM to 1:00PM. The $8 cash fee is payable by Friday at 2:30PM to our AP Office by Friday afternoon prior to the scheduled Saturday school. Once successful registration and payment are received, the registered student will receive a Zoom link in his/her North East ISD student email account on Friday leading up to a scheduled Saturday School.

There is also an option to register online. A registration link is emailed out each week and the following information is required to register:

  • Date of Saturday School student is registering for
  • Student ID#
  • Official Student Last Name
  • Official Student First Name

Dates for Saturday School that will help with first semester attendance hours that remain are:

Saturday, January 23rd

Saturday, February 6th

Saturday School Expectations


Blossom Scholarship Opportunity - Application Deadline Approaching Soon

Scholarship Name: Blossom Scholarship

Category: Academic

Deadline Date: January 31, 2021

Description: The Virgil T. Blossom Scholarship is awarded to one student at each of the NEISD high schools. Must be a senior planning to major in education. The scholarship pays $325 per semester for eight semesters, totaling $2,600. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and continue to study education as a major. Applications may be picked up in the Career Center at each high school.


HEB Scholarship Opportunity Due Feb. 3 for Class of 2021

H-E-B is a Corporate Sponsor of the UIL and has its annual H-E-B Scholarship Program for Community Service Excellence opportunity. Nominees must have the following submitted to https://www.sportsinaction.com/scholarship/ by no later than Feb. 3, 2021:

Minimum 3.3 GPA
Number of Community Service Hours completed in the last 12 months
Community Service Verification Letters to document the number of hours submitted
A Letter of Recommendation
A Short Essay (500 words or less) on the topic: “What does Community mean to you?”
There will be 15 total winners – 5 each in music, academics and athletics – and each will be awarded $2,000 from H-E-B. An announcement of the winners will be March 9, 2021.

Alamo Promise Deadline is coming for Class of 2021

If you are interested in Alamo Promise, be sure you filled out the Save the Seat form in addition to your FAFSA and application on Apply Texas. The deadline is February 15! Remember, Alamo Promise pays for your tuition balance that is left after FAFSA is applied. It doesn't matter what your financial status is. You just need to make sure you graduate from Roosevelt and live in Bexar county. This covers the first two years of college before you transfer to a university, allows you to get a two-year Associate's degree, or earn a certificate in two years! Additional details are in the Senior Google Classroom Code: s5qv4rf

Have you picked up your DATA t-shirt?

If you are a DATA student and still have not picked up your new DATA t-shirt, please be sure to reach out Ms. Tiller, atille2@neisd.net to schedule a time to pick yours up. If you are on campus, be sure to stop by the DATA office and get yours. We will continue to make Thursday our DATA shirt day in the new year.

Do you know someone who would like to apply to be in DATA next year?

The application is already open online and we will be collecting applications through February 12. Here is a link to the application. https://northeastisd.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cTONWAAZDQv9x3f There is also a QR code below to our website with the application available there. We would love to have some more great kids join our fantastic program.

Join the DATA Alliance and support our program

The mission of the DATA Alliance is to support the Design and Technology Academy's (DATA) vision for students through encouraging family involvement, providing community service opportunities, and providing financial support when needed. Please join us in our mission and complete the membership form below

DATA Alliance Membership Form

Seniors - another ASVAB testing opportunity

We are going to have a second ASVAB test on campus on February 10, 2021 at 10am! Be prepared to be at the library at Roosevelt no later than 9:45am and it can take about 3 hours. Please be sure to sign up at the Google Form link in the senior Google Classroom no later than February 8th at 4pm! You can take it again if you have already taken it or you can take it for the first time on this date. Study websites are listed in the senior Google Classroom. Senior Google Classroom Code: s5qv4rf

College Career Military Readiness Information

Community Service Hour Details

Here is a link to the Community Service Form that you can submit to Ms. Tiller to keep track of your hours. Be sure to keep filling up the page before submitting. You don't need to submit the sheet with just one entry each time. You can also log your hours in the Skyward system under the Volunteer Tile and then just take a "snapshot" or print out of those accumulated hours and send those to Ms. Tiller. atille2@neisd.net

Looking Ahead at upcoming events and Important Dates

January 21 - DATA in-person recruiting event open house 5:30pm - 7:30pm

January 23 - Saturday School VIRTUAL opportunity to earn back hours for 1st semester

January 26 - PSAT testing for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, all classes will be asynchronous

January 28 & 29 - on campus underclassmen yearbook photos by appointment

January 31 - Blossom Scholarship Application Deadline

February 3 - HEB Scholarship Application Deadline

February 5 - Last day to upload own photos for yearbook submission

February 6 - Last Saturday School VIRTUAL opportunity to earn back hours for 1st semester

February 10 - ASVAB testing opportunity must be signed up by Feb. 8

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