New Tech News Monthly

September 2022 Edition

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Fresh Fest

Friday, Sep. 9th, 3:30pm-9am

1400 Dickson Street

Sacramento, CA

On Friday, September 9th all students who have turned in their permission slips will participate in Fresh Fest! Fresh Fest is a New Tech Tradition where all 9th graders and new students get to learn about New Tech's school culture and our 5 Learning Outcomes through team building activities and games. This event is most known by former students as the event that brought them into the culture of the school and where they met friends who became more like family by the end of their senior year. Fresh Fest is an overnight event. All participants should be picked up before 9am Saturday morning.

All participants will receive dinner Friday night, snacks, and Breakfast Saturday morning.

Participants should bring the following items to school:

  • Pillow and Sleeping Bag/Blankets
  • PJ's - or comfortable Clothes
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Change of Clothes
  • Prefered Snacks
  • Game Consoles, Board Games, Movies (G/PG) - *note, these are optional items and New Tech is not responsible for lost or damaged parts


Picture Day

Wednesday, Sep. 7th, 8:30am

1400 Dickson Street

Sacramento, CA

Picture Day is this week!

On Wednesday, we ask that all students dress up in their best professional outfits for pictures. We want our students to look their best for school pictures as a representation of our school.

Here are some clothing options that are appropriate for picture day:

  • suits
  • ties or bowties
  • slacks
  • button down shirts
  • blouses
  • dresses or skirts
  • clean dress shoes

Pictures will be available for purchase online. That information will be provided once pictures have been taken.

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Back to School Night

Thursday, Sep. 29th, 5:30-7:30pm

1400 Dickson Street

Sacramento, CA

Please be sure to join us for Back to School Night! During this event you will follow your student's class schedule and hear from all of your student's teachers what they have been and will be doing this year in their classes. You will earn 2 hours of Participation time for attending. This is a great opportunity to visit the school and experience our large learning spaces.

We hope you will join us!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Pajama Pants Fridays

On the last Friday of every month, students are allowed to wear pajama pants to school. At New Tech we want students to dress as if they are going work everyday. So, pajama pants are not allowed on a regular basis. However, we also want to teach students that every now and then its ok to have a day of relaxation and comfort. Similar to casual fridays in an office atmosphere. We know students like to wear pajama pants to school so this is our compromise.

The next pajama pants day is Friday, September 30th!

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Student of the Week

We LOVE to celebrate our students! Every week starting Friday, September 9th, we will be selecting one student as our Student of the Week.

How does a student get selected?

During the week, teachers will nominate students who are showing excellence or improvement in one or more of our 5 learning outcomes, by submitting their names to the front office. Each friday, one name will be randomly drawn and that student will be named Student of the Week.

How does a student find out if they were selected as Student of the Week?

On Fridays, during our morning announcements, the student's name will be announced on the PA system. That student will be called to the office.

What does the Student of the Week get?

The student of the week will get to choose from a box of snacks and prizes. They will also get a certificate and they will take a photo in front of our Student of the Week Board. All of the photos will be published in our monthly newsletters. So September's students will be published in the October Newsletter!

What if my name gets called but I'm absent that day?

Not to worry! We will save your prize and certificate for when you return.

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Parent Power Hour

Monday, Sep. 26th, 6pm

1400 Dickson Street

Sacramento, CA

Please join us for Parent Power Hour this month!

This month we will be focusing on how you can easily earn all of your participation hours for the year. At New Tech, we ask that all of our parents give 30 hours of time/donations to support our school community.

There are several ways to fulfill this requirement. Come to this meeting to find out how. If you have other ideas, we welcome those as well.

We need our parents to partner with us so together we can support all of the individual needs of our students.

As always, light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


This is a Parent Participation Hour Opportunity!

Parents can earn participation hours by donating items to the school. Because of the way our school day is set up, and because of the compassion and care our teachers have for our students, they do not have a lot of opportunities to leave campus during the day.

We like to show care and support for our teachers by always having snacks, coffee, and cold beverages available for them in our staff lounge. If parents and family members would like to contribute to this cause, they can donate items as well. You can earn 1 hour for each bulk item you donate to the school. We are not picky, but here are some ideas for items to donate:

  • Cases of Water
  • Cases of Soda
  • Cases of Sparkling Water (Like LaCroix)
  • Cases of Vitamin Water (or similar)
  • Keurig Coffee Pods
  • Coffee Creamers
  • Individually wrapped snacks or chips

If you want to help us Stock the Staff Room, simply bring the item in to the office, complete the participation form, and turn it in to Ms. Rico or Mr. Hernandez. We will log your hours. Each quarter, Ms. Rico will email all of our parents to inform them how many hours they have earned.

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School Attendance is IMPORTANT!


  • Students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay engaged, successful and on track to graduation.
  • By 9th grade, attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
  • Missing 10%, or 2 days a month, over the course of the school year can affect a student's academic success.


  • Make school attendance a priority
  • Help your teen stay engaged in school
  • Communicate with the school when your student is absent.

Visit Attendance Works at for free downloadable resources and tools!