New Tech News
August 25th, 2019
Dates To Know
August 27th: Curriculum Night 6:30pm- 8:00pm
September 2nd: No School for Labor Day
September 5th: Junior class meeting for rings at 10:30am-11:00am
September 6th: Picture Makeup Day
September 12th: Juniors (or parents) can buy rings in person from 12:00pm to 5:30pm
September 12th: College Night at CHS
September 27th: New Tech Olympics (during the school day)
October 9th: Seniors only, cap/gown/announcement meeting at 10:30am-11:00am
October 11: No school/ professional learning day
October 14th: No school/ staff holiday
October 15th: Senior cap/gown/announcement orders from 12:00pm to 5:30pm
October 16th: PSAT (all 10th and 11th graders will take the test)
October 25th: Homecoming
Senior Parent Meeting at Curriculum Night
Can you believe your learner has already had their "last first day" of school in CISD? Please join us in the cafeteria at 6:30pm at Curriculum Night for a senior parent meeting. We will go over key senior dates, cap and gown orders, senior dinner, and senior essentials package. If you are unable to join us this Tuesday, we will all be sending out the information in a senior parent newsletter.
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Drop Off and Pickup Loop
It is really important that you not utilize our bus loop as our buses have gotten stuck behind cars this past week and it creates an unsafe situation for our learners who are leaving the building. Parents, please do not use the lane behind our staff cars for pick up and drop off. We had one staff vehicle dented last week and have seen the cars blocking the buses through this method as well.
You can get a head start and join PTSO for next school year now! You can also donate money to write a check (our main PTSO fundraiser). Please note, the school supply fee did not include a PTSO membership.
We utilize a lot of parents each year to evaluate projects, work events, or come in as guest speakers. Please make sure you take the time to fill out this form so that we can use you as needed this year!
Reminder: No Lunch Delivery Services
AP Exam Ordering ****New Process For This Year****
The first thing to note is that College Board has created online resources for learners to access materials that enhance their work in classes. All AP facilitators will be sharing join codes with their learners this week to help them get set up in that system. Before learners are able to join classes though, they will need to sign up for or remember their myap college board account. Information on how to access or set up their accounts is available here.
When learners join with the class codes online, they will need to select whether they intend to take the test. Learners are able to change their minds on that question, but this will give us a good head count of who is actually planning on taking the AP exam.
Registering and Paying For Exams
Regular registration ends on October 31st. The fee to take the test is $94 and can be paid online using SchoolPay or in person on designated dates (Dates will be posted at the beginning of September and will include some dates in September and October). We can not separate the fee into different payments and will need to collect the entire fee for each exam at one time. If you need assistance with payment for financial reasons, please let us know. Please understand we will not be able to give refunds after October 31st. Learners who register for exams after October 31st will have to pay an additional $40 for registration and must do so by March 4th. I know that is a steep late fee but that is what College Board assesses us for a late fee.
Parent drop off loop is on the North side of the building (where the faculty parking lot is). Please utilize this loop as the front if where our buses
Future Testing Accommodation Information
NTH@C College Board and ACT Testing Accommodations
Application Process and Forms
A student with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations on College Board tests (SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT, and AP exams) and the ACT. The school does not automatically apply for students to receive accommodations, but will assist families once the request is made to begin the process of applying for accommodations if their child is eligible for Section 504 or SPED. Parents should initiate the process by visiting our information page located on the New Tech High Website, under Announcements:
If you have any questions regarding testing accommodations, please contact Ms. Shaikh, Assistant Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org.