February Newsletter

CAST Tech High School

Welcome February!

CAST Tech Parents,


This year, re-enrollment will look a little different than last year. We are using Frontline for re-enrollment and it starts February 8th.


In order for things to run smoothly, we are asking that ALL parents register themselves in the Frontline Parent Portal, that way on February 8th you are ready to go.


I will leave the info to register below and if you have any questions please let us know so we can help you get registered.


Another important announcement is the Parent Survey for the 2020-2021 school year. All families will receive a mail-out to their house with their unique code. Please fill out this survey as soon as you can!


Friendly reminder that there are no classes on February 15th for President's Day

The new SAISD Parent Portal is an easy-to-use and secure communication tool that allows parents/guardians to monitor their child's progress in real time:

  • View your child's attendance, grades, and schedule
  • Contact your child's teacher by e-mail
  • Receive alerts and notifications on your phone

All parents/guardians will need to create a new account before the app will work.

Frontline Parent Portal flyer: English | Spanish

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Parent Survey

Parents!

During the week of February 8th, you will receive a mail out to your house regarding the Parent Survey for the 2020-2021.

Please complete as soon as possible!!

In person students will also receive a copy here in the campus


If your address has changed let us know!!


We appreciate your time and effort to complete this survey!

Bi-Weekly Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 12pm

This is an online event.

MARIANA RIOS HOLGUIN is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: CAST Tech Bi-Weekly

Time: Feb 11, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://saisd.zoom.us/j/9068511575?pwd=cW5DdE9VK254MmF6QURORzFpTXZtUT09


Meeting ID: 906 851 1575

Passcode: family

Bi-Weekly Meeting (cancelled)

Thursday, Feb. 25th, 12pm

This is an online event.

MARIANA RIOS HOLGUIN is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: CAST Tech Bi-Weekly

Time: Feb 25, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://saisd.zoom.us/j/9068511575?pwd=cW5DdE9VK254MmF6QURORzFpTXZtUT09


Meeting ID: 906 851 1575

Passcode: family

Recruitment at CAST

We have a few open seats for incoming Freshmen, the Class of 2025!!

If you know of any 8th graders interested in CAST let them know they can still apply for the next school year!

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Girls Track Information

Fox Tech Girls Track

Dear parents/guardians

My name is Ramon Martinez (Coach Martinez), the new girls head track coach. Our track season will begin Monday January 25, 2021 from 4:20-5:30 at Fox Tech (soccer field). All athletes are required to bring a mask, water bottle, and follow our socially distance protocols. On Monday and Tuesday we will give athletes more information regarding practice, schedules, and track expectations.

Information for Day 1 and 2 Monday January 25 and 26, 2021

Location: Fox Tech Soccer Field

Attire: Shorts, red shirt, water bottle, mask, and shoes (Coaches will distribute track attire week 1).

Time: 4:20-5:30

Contact: rmartinez36@saisd.net or 210-975-2858 (Girls Track & Field)

Iceman.gant@gmail.com or 210-382-6635 (Boys Track & Field)

*Athletes must check in and follow all COVID protocols and expectations set by the campus. Failure to follow these protocols can impact the athlete’s participation.

Thank you,

Coach Martinez & Coach Gant

Summer Internships

The San Antonio River Authority has applied for a Summer 2021 American Fisheries Society Hutton Scholar.

This is a paid ($4,000) summer internship program that will give a high school junior or senior (17+ years old at time of employment) the opportunity to work with River Authority Aquatic Biologists for eight weeks.

The selected intern will spend time conducting fish, mussel, benthic macroinvertebrate and habitat assessments, collecting water quality data and assisting River Authority education staff with community outreach.

Attached are the project description, the 2021 Hutton Scholar flyer, an informational brochure, and the 2019 student application checklist.

You may also visit this website for more information.

The deadline for applications is February 15th, 2021

Senior Aquatic Biologist, Chris Vaughn, is happy to answer questions from potential applicants and help anyone interested in expediting the process. He can be reached at cvaughn@sariverauthority.org or at 210-302-3651. You can also reach out to the AFS Educational Program Coordinator, Mary Webb Banning at mbanning@fisheries.org or at 301-897-8616 x204.

Morgan's Wonderland Inclusion Foundation

Calling All Volunteers & Volunteer Groups!

We are excited to announce volunteer applications are now being accepted!

Our new volunteer program will now be managed by

Morgan’s Wonderland Inclusion Foundation (MWIF).

GivePulse is the new volunteer system we will be utilizing for all MWIF entities. Please visit our GivePulse page here to sign up as an MWIF volunteer.

Please note:

All new AND existing volunteers must complete registration through the GivePulse system in order to be an MWIF volunteer.

If you have any questions, please email us at

volunteers@MorgansWonderland.com



Individual Volunteers

We look for individuals who:

· Are outgoing and guest-oriented

· Have a good work ethic

· Are at least 16 years of age or 14 with a parent/guardian

· Will be a positive representative of our organization

· Can work independently and unsupervised in an outdoor environment for at least 2 hours

Work possibilities:

· Attraction/ride assistant (Volunteer side-by-side with staff)

· Safety monitor / Guest information (playgrounds, gym, Sensory Village, etc.)

· Program Assistant (Coffee and Conversations, Community-Based Instructions, etc.)

· Special Event assistant (holidays, private events, fundraising events, sporting events, etc.)

Steps to becoming an individual volunteer:

1. Complete an Individual Application

2. Pay and complete background check

3. Attend training/orientation (You will receive an email invite to schedule after applying)




CLICK HERE TO APPLY AS AN INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER



Group Volunteers

We look for groups who are:

· Looking to give back and volunteer within their community

· Both small and large groups ready to make a difference

· Composed of at least 16 years of age or 14 with a parent/guardian

Work possibilities:

· Beautification and/or simple landscaping

· Cleaning (sanitizing toys/attractions, power washing picnic tables, wiping down event tables, etc.)

· Event preparations (set up/teardown, organizing materials)

Steps to bringing out a group of volunteers:

1. Complete a Group Application

2. Schedule shifts

3. Agree to volunteer terms and conditions (signed by all volunteers)



CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR GROUP VOLUNTEER REQUEST

CAST Tech High School

Located downtown in two freshly-renovated buildings on the former campus of Fox Tech High School, CAST Tech works hand-in-hand with industry partners to prepare students for careers in technology and business, fields where the demand is high for talented workers. Some features of the unique program include flexible schedules, hands-on projects and real-world problems to solve, as well as job shadowing, mentorships, internships, and job opportunities upon graduation.