Bronco News

For all of our Bronco Families and Students

Finals Week Ahead

Good afternoon Bronco families,


Last week was a whirlwind of awesomeness. Our seniors impressed with their dedication and commitment to Mock Congress, with prepared researched arguments, well-drafted bill proposals, and persuasive debates- it was incredible to see this capstone project make a return, and our seniors did not disappoint.


Our Orchestra, Concert Band, and Symphonic Winds put together a wonderful winter concert, with an impressive new repertoire- they sounded fantastic.


The Bronco girls basketball team continues their strong start with wins over American Canyon and Jesse Bethel this evening, while the boys took the tournament championship at the Piedmont tournament. Our wrestlers took 2nd place at the Falcon Shootout Duals this weekend, with three undefeated wrestlers- Angelo Esposito, Spencer Munoz, and Nate Sullivan.


GO BRONCOS!


Looking Ahead:

The semester is drawing to a close, as classes gear up for final exams and projects. This is a great time to get involved and help your student study- offer to quiz them with flash cards, read through an essay, or be the audience for their presentation.


Students will be taking finals all next week with the schedule as follows:


Tuesday- A PERIOD FINALS 7am-9am

1st period begins at 9:07 am


Wednesday -Friday (NO A PERIOD)

School release at 12:35pm


Wednesday Periods 1 and 2; Thursday Periods 3 and 4; Friday Periods 5 and 6


We wish our students the best of luck on their finals!


In other news:


We are sorry to report that thefts continue on campus and off, and while we have adjusted our campus supervision to cover both of the parking lots throughout the day, families can also take steps to protect themselves from theft.


1- Remind your student to be sure they leave NOTHING visible in the vehicle. Bags, electronics, equipment- these all attract those who would break windows to extract them quickly from the vehicle- this happened for one of our students last week on Hutchinson, right in front of our tennis courts. They should be cautious even when just going in a store for a moment- thefts are occurring throughout the Bay Area.


2- Another catalytic converter was stolen from our parking lot. Toyota and Honda seem to the be targeted vehicles. One of our families who had this happen suggest that those with these cars consider getting a cat shield, available on Amazon for $200, a fraction of the 4-6K it is costing to replace these (not to mention the potential delay in getting parts as this too is happening frequently around the area)


In other safety news, we have had a few COVID cases after a lovely lull in October and November, which is not surprising after the Thanksgiving holiday. However, this increase in cases, coupled with the news of the Omnicron varient, are good reminders to remain diligent. Frequent hand washing, use of hand sanitizer, social distancing, and of course masking while indoors are so important and proven to be effective in the reduction or slowing of transmission.


Lastly, If you have not completed it yet, please take a moment to take the CA Healthy Kids Survey- this biennual survey is used as a data point for school accreditation, and your input is valuable and needed! Please complete this survey to assist us in decisions, and school improvements.


Read on for more news, and have a great week,


Kelly Cooper

Principal

Finals Week Bell Schedule Dec 13-17

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Junior Meera Chakradeo named to the CDE's Instructional Quality Commission

Serving as the sole student rep in the state, Meera will be serving as a student commissioner to review and help develop curriculum for California's public schools.


Congratulations Meera!

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SAVE THE DATE- Senior Ball **VACCINES REQUIRED**

Friday, April 1st 2022 at 7pm

TBD

April 1st is the date for Senior Ball!


  • Location will be announced by the senior class as it gets closer, but this event will be held in a county/venue that REQUIRES vaccines for all entrants.
  • Students will be allowed to invite outside guests.
  • Charter bus transportation will be available for an additional fee for all of those interested, with pickup and drop off at Northgate HS.


Seniors who are unvaccinated and plan to remain so have the option of attending prom- details below.


More details to come!

Graduation date still pending

Graduation date still pending- working with Concord Pavilion as a district to confirm all dates amidst a very busy concert calendar.

**SAVE THE DATE** Junior Prom

Saturday, Feb. 26th 2022 at 7pm

TBD

  • Location will be announced by the junior class as it gets closer, but this event will require vaccines OR negative tests within 72 hours for attendance
  • Students will be allowed to invite outside guests.
  • Charter bus transportation will be available for an additional fee for all of those interested, with pickup and drop off at Northgate HS.


More details to come!

Support from Adult Ed

Did you know that Adult Ed offers support for K-12 teens and families? Please see the attached flyers for:


For more information, feel free to email Parent Ed secretary, Dee Jones, at parented@mdusd.org /ext. 6720 or for Spanish (or English), email Irma Toman, Parent Education Coordinator, at tomani@mdusd.org /ext. 6722. You can also contact Paige Endo, endop@mdusd.org /ext. 6706.

What's coming this week!

Here is our week at a glance: (Check school calendar for exact times)


  • Tuesday December 7- Site Council 3:30pm ; 7pm Winter Jazz Concert
  • Wednesday December 8- Winter Choir Concert 7pm
  • Thursday December 9- Winter Choir Concert 7pm; Girls BB vs Benicia
  • Friday December 10- Christmas Carol by Drama II 7pm; Girls Frosh Soccer v College Park 7pm
  • Saturday December 11- Boys Frosh BB vs Dougherty 1pm; Craft Fair 9am-2pm; Girls Frosh Soccer vs Berkeley 2pm; Christmas Carol matinee 2pm; Girls BB vs Vallejo 4:30 JV, 6pm Var; Christmas Carol closing performance 7pm

Colleges visit Northgate HS EVERY WEEK

Check out the College and Career Website, and THIS CALENDAR to meet with representatives from the college of your interest!

COVID protocols and Testing reminders

A few reminders for when your student is sick:


Any student ill with COVID-like symptoms must not return to the site until the following conditions are met:

  • Student no longer has symptoms
  • Student has been tested for COVID and the test is negative OR
  • Student was given an alternate diagnosis from a physician (with documentation) explaining the symptoms


If a student tests positive for COVID, please reach out to Ms Cooper asap to inform her so that contact tracing can be completed, and instructions and support given to student.


We do offer testing twice a week at Northgate, and every day throughout the district. See below for these days and times.


Note- for families who are not receiving their results- you can log in to view these at the phmlaboratories website. Click on patient test results. Follow prompts to get a login code.


The new protocols are as follows:

- testing is ONLY for MDUSD students/staff and athletes will have priority

- preregistration online is no longer required

- for the safety of those on our school campuses, staff/children with notable active symptoms (congestion, fever, vomiting) will be turned away and should be seen by your health provider or at one of the locations noted on the MDUSD website under "Other Testing Locations"


Check the district website for current locations and times.


MONDAYS

College Park High School: 3:30 - 6 pm

Northgate High School: 3 - 6 pm

Riverview Middle School: 3 - 6 pm

Willow Creek Center: 10 am - 5 pm

Ygnacio Valley High School: 3 - 6 pm


TUESDAYS

College Park High School: 3:30 - 6 pm

Mt. Diablo High School: 3 - 6 pm


WEDNESDAYS

Concord High School: 3 - 6 pm

Mt. Diablo High School

Willow Creek Center: 10 am - 5 pm

Ygnacio Valley High School: 3:30 - 6 pm


THURSDAY

Riverview Middle School: 3 - 6 pm


FRIDAY

Northgate High School: 3 - 5 pm

Dent Center (1936 Carlotta Drive) 10am-5pm


SATURDAY

Concord High School - Testing offered by PMH Labs - 10 am - 2 pm

Senior Portraits

Please contact Studio 1 for senior portrait appointments.
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Senior Ads for the 2021-22 Yearbook

NHS Academic Counselors are here to help!

Who do I contact?

Academic Counselors


Vice Principals

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Northgate awarded US News & World Report Top Ranking- #6!

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