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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Industry Based Certifications
PSAT Testing on January 26 for 9th - 11th graders, all classes asynchronous that day
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
Blossom Scholarship Opportunity - Application Deadline Approaching Soon
Scholarship Name: Blossom Scholarship
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
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
Have you picked up your DATA t-shirt?
Do you know someone who would like to apply to be in DATA next year?
Join the DATA Alliance and support our program
Seniors - another ASVAB testing opportunity
College Career Military Readiness Information
- Our College Career Military Readiness Specialist is posting very helpful information for our current seniors and juniors in Google Classrooms. Here are the corresponding codes. Senior Google Classroom Code: s5qv4rf; Junior Google Classroom Code: v7t3z54 Mrs. Taylor also has a Bitmoji room with more links.
Here is a letter about a number of College Board assessments happening this year. PSAT, SAT, and AP testing opportunities included.
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. email@example.com
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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