NMHS Bi-Weekly Updates

October 12, 2020

Principal's Message

Jaguar FAMILY,

Whew... we got through the 1st 9 weeks with digital learning, face 2 face learning, hand-washing and sanitizing, mask on, and social distancing. The 2nd 9 weeks started on October 8 and we will get through these things again. Our students have done a great job with all the changes and I commend them for a job well done!


Tekmekia Gilchrist

Principal, New Manchester High School

Rule 160-4-2-.13 Statewide Passing Score

Rule 160-4-2-.13 Statewide Passing Score

Rule 160-4-2-.13 Statewide Passing Score currently states that the Georgia Milestones End-of-Course counts for 20% of a student’s final grade in a course requiring such a test. On Thursday, October 1, 2020, the State School Superintendent recommended the initiation of rulemaking procedures to change the weight of the End-of-Course test from 20% to .01% for the 2020-2021 school year. The State Board of Education denied the State School Superintendent’s recommendation. In substitution, the State Board of Education initiated rulemaking procedures to change the weight of the End-of-Course test to 10% for the 2020-2021 school year.

This survey will close at 11:59pm on November 16.


We thank you for your input.

Infinite Campus

Here is a little tutorial to help you and your students navigate through Infinite Campus. This covers how to look for assignments that are missing or that have been graded.

Link to presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fcbXUM1z8yPtihl5xPZFV45cjNszu41Mc8nA8yRExrc/edit?usp=sharing

AP Exam Information

The DEADLINE to register AND pay is Monday, November 2nd. This is ONLY for students taking AP classes this semester - 1st semester. Second semester students will register in March.

Attached is the information sheet that includes a link to a form that will give them LOTS of information and they can register using the form. Payments will have to be made in person here at NMHS for all students regardless if they are face-to-face or SBDL. If none of the dates and times work for your students please reach out to Mrs. Lester and she will schedule a time for you to come in and make a payment.

PSAT Information

The PSAT/NMSQT exam will be administered to 10th and 11th grade students on Thursday, October 29th, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Please note the following:

  • All test-takers will be required to take the exam on the NMHS campus. Students will be socially distanced. A mask is required.
  • In order for us to get a headcount of testers, please complete the enclosed registration form if your student will be testing: https://forms.gle/7ZpdmfKHDMJRn9u29.
  • There is NO COST for 2nd-year/10th grade students to test.
  • The fee for 3rd-year/11th grade students is $17. You may pay your fee online via the school's website. Contact your student's counselor if your student is eligible for an exam fee-waiver

Jaguars Rocked the Vote!

Our students participated in a Voter Registration Drive and a Statewide Mock Election. Thanks Jags for Rocking the Vote!

Senior Portraits

If you have not taken or scheduled your Senior Photos, you're in luck! Cady studios will be at New Manchester High School on October 23rd from 10am- 6pm and again on October 31st from 10am- 6pm for Senior photo sessions.

Please log in to cadystudios.com ASAP to schedule your session!

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Upcoming Dates

October 12-13 Fall Break

October 14 Progress Report - 9week

October 29 PSAT

November 3 Election Day (No School)

November 23-27 Thanksgiving Break

Homecoming 2020

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Band (Communication per class)

Parents and students, please download the BAND app and join your class in order to receive pertinent information and updates!


  • The deadline to register and pay for AP Exams for 1st semester classes is Monday, November 2nd. Please see the website, your AP teacher or Mrs. Lester for more information.

  • Up to this point, your fines have been forgiven for turning in textbooks/books late due to the circumstances. However, beginning Thursday, October 8th, fines started to accrue for books/textbooks not turned in from last year. Please drop them off in the media center before school begins.

  • Students, Please make sure that you are checking your student emails daily. You may be receiving emails from your counselor or teachers and don't want to miss out on any important information as well as important deadlines. Also, use your school email only when you are emailing your counselor

  • Dress code will be enforced. So please dress appropriately.

  • You are expected to stay in class the entire time to be counted present.

  • Every day is a school day. You will log in to all 4 courses no matter if it is an asynchronous day or synchronous day. Fridays are regular class periods as well. You must login to each class period.

  • Students will keep their cameras and their face visible at all times during virtual instruction.

  • Students removed from a digital class for behavior/disruption issues will receive a zero for any assignments.

  • Do not video record, audio record, or photograph at all. This also includes not posting on any social media platform. Harsh discipline actions will take place if posting happens.

  • For students face-to-face, please make sure you have on your mask at all times. Follow directional signs and teacher directions during transitions.

Operation Christmas

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21st CCLC (Jag S.T.A.R.S.)


  • Boys Basketball workouts will be on Tuesdays from 6-7.

  • October 15 Varsity Football at Maynard Jackson 7:00 pm (no fans)

  • Girls Basketball try-outs will begin Monday, October 19th in the gym from 5-7 pm. You must have a physical uploaded to Privit to participate. Contact Coach Vincent Parks with any questions or concerns.

DCSS Implements Clear Bag Policy for Athletic Events

Beginning Friday, September 18, DCSS will implement a clear bag policy at all sporting events. The policy will be similar to policies in place at college and professional stadiums and coliseums.

"The clear bag policy will help us keep dangerous or illegal items, including weapons, out of our venues," said Superintendent Trent North. "Just last week, someone entered a football game in a neighboring county with a semi-automatic firearm. By allowing only clear bags, we can monitor what's coming into our stadiums and gyms and keep everyone safer with only a minor inconvenience to those in attendance."

The following types of bags will be permitted inside DCSS sporting events:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12"x6"x12"
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags
  • Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5"x6.5"

Cafe News and Information

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