NMHS August Edition

August 2021

Upcoming Dates

August 21 - Senior Portraits

October 6 - Grading Period Ends

October 11-12 - Holiday

October 14 - Progress Reports

October 26 - PSAT

October 28 - SAT School Day

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Counselor's Corner

News from the Counseling Department!

New Counselors!

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; devante.washington@dcssga.org

Last Names F - K: Nyssa Bowen; nyssa.bowen@dcssga.org

Last Names L - Q: Pamela Cummings; pamela.cummings@dcssga.org

Last Names R - Z: Teresa Brooks; teresa.brooks@dcssga.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 pamela.morris@dcssga.org.


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.

Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences

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.

FAME Updates

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.

Upcoming Dates:

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

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Greater Atlanta Band Challenge

The New Manchester Mighty Marching Jaguars have joined The Greater Atlanta Band Challenge. Three bands in the metro Atlanta area will take home $10,000 and we need your help to secure a victory. Use the link below to vote for the MMJ. Voting begins on July 31st and ends August 20th. Winners will be announced at the MEAC/SWAC Challenge on August 28th. Vote daily and encourage a friend to vote. #JaguarStrong #EvolutionOfBands


Parent Portal Instructions

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Senior Information

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Academic Information

Other Information

COVID Protocols

  • All individuals should self-assess for the below signs and symptoms before reporting to school or work:

    • Fever (>100.4℉) or chills

    • New cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Sore throat

    • Nausea

    • Vomiting

    • Diarrhea

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Fatigue

  • 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.


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Students will receive their devices again this year. There will be a $25 technology fee and can be paid online through our school website starting July 28. Chromebooks will be distributed the first 2 weeks of school. The fee will have to be paid before student receives device.

School Nutrition

USDA and our Elected Officials have voted for free Breakfast, Lunch and Snack meals for SY 21-22.

No applications for student meals will be required for school year 21-22

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Immunization Information

Please click the link below for a letter from Cobb & Douglas Public Health with the necessary information regarding immunizations. The letter addresses vaccinations for COVID-19 for adolescents 12 years of age and older. It also states that effective July 1, 2021, all students 16 years of age and older, who are entering 11th grade, must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday.


Flag Football

Attention ladies looking to try out for flag football. We will begin conditioning on Monday, August 16 from 4:15 - 6:15 in the Aux gym. You must have a physical uploaded to Privit to participate.

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