NMHS August Edition
News from the Counseling Department!
The NMHS Counseling Department is excited to introduce our new counselors! Ms.Nyssa Bowen and Mr. Devante Washington will be replacing Ms. Kristie Richardson and Mrs. Melody Saffo. Both are eager and ready to serve you and your students this school year! As always, your student’s counselor is based on their last name. The alphabet breakdown is as follows:
Last Names A - E: Devante Washington; email@example.com
Last Names F - K: Nyssa Bowen; firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Names L - Q: Pamela Cummings; email@example.com
Last Names R - Z: Teresa Brooks; firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to meet with your counselor, please schedule an appointment with him/her directly. The beginning of the school year is a highly active time with getting students registered and settled into their classes. Thus, a response to your email or voicemail message may be delayed. Additionally, individual meetings with your student’s counselor will begin after September 7th.
College and Career Center Specialist
Mrs. Pamela Morris is the College and Career Center Specialist. If you need assistance with an SAT/ACT test waiver, work permit, applying to the CCI, or requesting a copy of your official transcript please contact Mrs. Morris at email@example.com.
Join the BAND! To stay abreast of important information and events, please download the BAND app and subscribe to your student’s cohort class. You may click on the URL below for your student’s graduating class or search for your student’s class once you’re in the app. Both parents and students are strongly encouraged to join their cohort’s class on BAND.
NMHS Class of 2022: https://band.us/n/ada05di4j1e2h
NMHS Class of 2023: https://band.us/n/a3a050icj2h26
NMHS Class of 2024: https://band.us/n/a8a45aiej9h2n
NMHS Class of 2025: https://band.us/n/a3aa5di0j9heZ
Additionally, please check the school’s website regularly for the latest news! The website address is nmhs.dcssga.org.
If you would like to meet with all of your student’s teachers during a single meeting, a Parent-Teacher-Student conference may be scheduled through your student’s counselor. Appointment times will be either before or after school and may be virtual or in-person. One-to-one meetings or phone calls may be scheduled directly with your child’s teacher. Meetings will not be scheduled until after September 7th.
Strong attendance is vital to your child’s academic success, however, we understand that he/she may not always be present. If you know that your child will be absent for an extended-period of time and you would like to request their school work, please notify their counselor. Daily attendance matters should be handled through the Attendance Office or by contacting your child’s teachers directly.
Join our 'NMHS FAME Parents' group on BAND
Join our 'FAME Students' group on BAND
Art Students: all students will need a 8.5x11 sketch book.
8/19 @7:30 Mandatory Choral Parent Meeting
8/24 @6:30 Mandatory Drama Parent Meeting
For more information about joining FAME or audition requirements please contact the magnet director (Mr. Giddens): Trey.Giddens@dcssga.org
Greater Atlanta Band Challenge
Parent Portal Instructions
All individuals should self-assess for the below signs and symptoms before reporting to school or work:
Fever (>100.4℉) or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
New loss of taste or smell
Muscle or body aches
Students and employees should stay home sick.
Physical distancing (3 feet) will be encouraged for middle and high schools when possible.
Students and employees should be mindful of others and physically distance themselves as much as space allows.
Masks are required on all DCSS buses per federal mandate.
Class sizes will be normal.
Students and employees should practice good and frequent hand hygiene. Warm water and soap are preferred. However, hand sanitizer will be provided and will be located throughout the school in hallways.
Students and/or employees inquiring about COVID testing can access testing through Cobb Douglas Health or their health provider.