NTZB Parent Bulletin

October 1, 2022


Hello New Tech Families,

I hope this newsletter finds you well-adjusted to the new school year! I want to thank all our parents who participated in our Parent-Teacher conferences last week. It was wonderful to see the building filled with parents, teachers, and students. If you were not able to stop by conferences and have concerns about grades or student progress, please use our staff directory on the website to reach out to those individual teachers to schedule a conference.

Extracurricular activities are strongly encouraged for our students. We kicked-off our clubs and activities earlier this month by hosting a school-wide activity fair in which students learned of our varied clubs and activities specific to New Tech. With the start of afterschool activities, it is important to note that we will now run an Activity Bus for any student staying after school which departs New Tech at 3:25 every day. After school tutoring will begin on Monday, October 3, 2022. All students are welcome to stay after school on M, T, W, F in room 102 and 103 to get extra help.

The District Assessment Day will be Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students will be testing until dismissal at 11:30 and Senior students will not be in attendance. More information can be found on the New Tech website. Next week is Homecoming week which will entail spirit days, a pep assembly, football game and a dance. Please see the information on the website for more details. Again, I encourage our students to engage in these momentous high school events. I look forward to creating more great days for our students and staff!

In partnership,

Bonnie Felske

Contact Information

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Absences and Early Pick-ups should be reported using the 24/7 Attendance Line. Please leave a message as the line is monitored throughout the day. Updated procedures regarding Covid-related absences can be found here. Attendance Line: (847) 731-9813

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New Tech proudly celebrates the heritage of our students and staff that represent all Hispanic cultures. Our interactive display features posters, flags, facts, "Test Your Knowledge" cards, QR codes for additional resources, and complimentary HHM stickers for student Chromebooks. New features will be added soon!
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After school tutoring will begin the week of Monday, October 3, 2022. Any student may attend to get subject specific help on designated days or just attend for general purposes. We will provide a structured environment in which students will have a safe, educational space in which to work. An Activity bus will also be provided for all students that need transportation home.

Tutoring will be held M,T,W,F after school in rooms 102 and 103 from 2:25-3:25 PM. Any students riding the Activity Bus home will need to be at the front door at 3:20 PM. Students may walk home, ride the bus or get picked up; however, once they leave the building they may not return. Students may not leave school and return later for tutoring. Upon the final bell for the day, students must gather their belongings and report to the tutoring rooms. Students must sign in and out of tutoring every day they attend.

Tutoring staff will keep a record of all attending students. If no students are in attendance after 15 minutes, staff will indicate that on their timesheet and leave for the day. There will be two staff members assigned to each day, in the event one is absent, students will share one room with one supervisor. Students may voluntarily attend tutoring for extra help or a place to do homework, however, some students may also be assigned by administration to mandatorily attend. We will not have tutoring on Thursdays or special early dismissal days throughout the year.

Monday- Chris Waters/Robyn Ondo (English/Reading/Organizational skills/SEL)

Tuesday- Eric Levy/Michelle Ruggles (English/Reading/Tech/SAT)

Wednesday-Chris Waters/Mark Davenport (English/Reading)

Friday- Josh Richardt/Eric Levy (English/Reading/Science/SAT)

Please talk to your students and encourage them to attend after school tutoring sessions!

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Homecoming 2022 is quickly approaching and the week leading up to the dance will be filled with Spirit Days, a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new athletic field, a pep assembly, and of course the inaugural game played on the brand new field. Please join us for:

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Thursday, October 6th

5:30 PM


Performing Arts Center (Door "O")

Boys Varsity Football Game vs. Stevenson High School

Friday, October 7th

7:00 PM


Horizon Stadium

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Learn more about the changes to this holiday's name to appropriately honor the Indigenous peoples of the world. Click the QR codes to be redirected to resources that showcase the 562 federally recognized Tribes, explore the globe to learn about the origins of land we inhabit, and read an article about the history of the holiday.
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Throughout the school year, college representatives visit New Tech to introduce students to their campuses. This is a great opportunity for your student to ask questions and get information from a range of schools without having to visit them in person. Encourage your student to sign-up using their SCOIR account (District code: 0491260).

Curious about SCOIR? View the "Intro to Scoir" presentation here.

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Friday, September 16th, Interact students did an awesome job volunteering at the Rotary Golf Outing at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. This is the BIG event for the Illinois Beach Sunrise Rotary Club. New Tech was proudly represented by 11 Interact Club students who volunteered from 5pm to 8pm assisting with scorecards, auction items, raffle prizes, cleanup and miscellaneous items throughout the night. Thank you to Commander Schulte for organizing NJROTC in presenting the colors.

Club Sponsor: Mr. Regnier

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Our local food pantries and mobile markets provide free groceries and food to those in need. Pantries offer perishable and non-perishable foods that you can choose from based on your dietary needs. If you have questions about the model of distribution your pantry is offering, or specific dietary needs or restrictions, a pantry would be happy to speak with you – just call ahead of time!

(844) 600-7627

Thursday, October 20th (Pop-Up Market)

Cristo Rey

3106 Belvidere Rd.

Waukegan, IL 60085

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Saturday, October 22nd (Mobile Food Pantry)

Zion Park District Building

2400 Dowie Memorial Drive

Zion, IL 60099

10:00 - 11:30 AM

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  • Saturday 10/8/22: Homecoming Dance

  • Monday 10/10/22: Indigenous Peoples' Day Holiday -- No School

  • Wednesday 10/12/22: District Wide Assessment Day - Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors only in attendance. Early dismissal.

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Stay up-to-date on the latest school events!

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Only 400 students large, NT@ZB provides a highly focused educational environment within Zion-Benton Township. A part of District 126, NT@ZB is a companion campus to the larger central campus located across town. NT@ZB emphasizes 21st century learning skills in addition to its college preparatory curriculum taught in a project based learning format. Qualifying students have access to tuition-free dual credit college courses, the Lake County Tech Campus, and all students can participate in athletics as District 126 Zee-Bees!