Be the Revolution

April 2021 CSA New Tech Newsletter

From the Office

Important Dates to Note

Friday, April 2nd - No School - Good Friday

Tuesday, April 13th - All juniors will complete the ACT

Tuesday, April 20th - Herff Jones Senior Graduation Delivery (11:15AM - 1:45PM)

Tuesday, May 18th - Senior Board Presentations (all students grades 9 - 11 will be e-Learning)

Spring Testing

March 22nd - April 5th - All juniors will complete the non-test portion of the ACT.

April 13th - All juniors will complete the ACT.

May 5th - 6th - ILEARN Biology End-of-Course Assessment.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

All BCSC schools, including CSA New Tech will continue with the safety practices established to mitigate the spread of COVID-19:

  • Face coverings are required for all students and staff
  • Students and staff will have their temperature taken upon arrival
  • Students and staff will utilize hand sanitizer stationed inside each door of the building
  • Students and staff will practice physical distancing

New Tech Seal - Waiver Statement & Application

Scheduling Information

Students completed their schedule requests for the 2021-2022 school year last month in Advisory.

If you or your student did not complete schedule requests, please take a look at the attached resource and contact Mr. Giebel when you get a chance!

Technology Department

This is a reminder to all freshmen:

The Chromebook clear case should remain on your Chromebook. These are in place to protect your device and protect your wallet! Students will get billed damages caused by not having the case on their Chromebook. This device will

Updates from School Nurse Mrs. Travis

Effective March 31, 2021, all Hoosiers 16 years and older are eligible for a COVID vaccine. You must register using for an appointment.

April 10, 2021 from 10AM - 7PM, there will be a mass vaccination clinic at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds for anyone 18 years and older. The Moderna vaccine will be used at this site. Appointments are going fast, please schedule as soon as possible.

Teen Fact Sheet

The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only COVID vaccine approved for 16 and 17 year olds.

BCSC does not require the vaccine for students or staff at this time. However, please review the information for the vaccine and make the safest decision for you and your family.

Recipient Fact Sheet for COVID-19 Vaccines (multiple languages available):


Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)


Mrs. Travis

Cap & Gown Orders

SENIORS: Have you ordered your Cap & Gown? If not, time is running out! All orders are placed online through Herff Jones [link to website].

ORDER TODAY to ensure your cap & gown arrive in time for graduation!

Graduation Orders (including Caps and Gowns) will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, April 20th between 11:15 and 1:45 pm.


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Buy your 2020-2021 CSA New Tech Yearbook Today!

Be sure not to miss out on ordering a yearbook for your student.

Click on the link below to order online,


send a $50.00 payment in a clearly marked envelope to school

with your student.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER School Code: 19486

We need to sell 43 more books to meet our school goal.

Order today!

2021-2022 Youth Ambassadors Applications are Open!

Applications are open until April 9th for Youth Ambassadors for 2021-22.

Who: Current 9th-11th graders from Bartholomew County looking to participate in community outreach, gain leadership skills, and form relationships with other teens in our area.

What: The Council of Youth Development is looking for students able to meet a few times a month plus individual/group service events from May 2021-April 2022. More info at website:

When: Open now until April 9th at 5 PM

Where/How: Online application found at

Why: to build leadership skills, to strengthen relationships, and to make a difference in Bartholomew county specifically for youth.

TuFuturo - April 14th @ CSA (See Below)

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Signature Shout Outs

Throughout the school year, we'll use this section to highlight all the revolutionary things our students and staff are doing!

Helpful Resources

CSA Bridge Information

CSA Bridge Attendance Guidelines

CSA BRIDGE Plan Document

BRIDGE Support Office Hours:
You may contact the facilitators below may be contacted during the times listed for assistance in any class. Communicate any technology needs to one of the two BRIDGE support teachers. Please do not call the Information Service Center for assistance with technology, hardware, or login concerns.

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Monitor Student Progress

Students and parents can access their current grades using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Students can get their student and parent login information from their Advisory facilitators.

Students and parents can access daily agendas and homework assignments on Itslearning. Parents can login to student Itslearning accounts using their login information.

Sign Up for e-Alerts!

In order to communicate with parents, guardians, students, staff, and community members, BCSC has an e-Alert system that will send text alerts and emails.

When you sign up for e-Alerts, you have the option to select only district messages or messages pertaining to specific schools. You can sign up for as many schools as you would like.

BCSC uses e-Alerts to communicate school closings, delays, early dismissals, and emergency announcements. Depending on the situation, BCSC could send e-Alerts to specific building lists or to the entire district.


What if we needed to get information to you? This is a QUICK and EASY way to communicate needed information directly to you! We use our Remind accounts for GRADE SPECIFIC INFORMATION! Parents and students should ALL sign up for the appropriate group(s).

Please sign up for the appropriate group(s) below.

Click HERE to join the CSA Class of 2021 group.

Click HERE to join the CSA Class of 2022 group.

Click HERE to join the CSA Class of 2023 group.

Click HERE to join the CSA Class of 2024 group.


Students need to be in class to participate fully in the learning experience. As a school, we've set a goal of 98% attendance for our students. Please help us reach our goal by encouraging students to get to school every day they can!

Help us meet our goal and start the school year strong!

1st Period starts at 7:45 a.m.

Reminder to all that our day begins at 7:45 a.m. Students who are arriving to school as a car rider or driver should plan to be in the building by at least 7:40 a.m. in order to fire up their laptop and be seated in class ready to begin promptly!

Stay healthy!

We want our staff and students to be and stay healthy! When we are healthy, we are present and productive!

Remembering to practice simple daily steps can help prevent the spread of germs:

  • Wash your hands!
  • Cover your cough/sneeze
  • Eat well and build up your immune system
  • Exercise to build your body's strength
  • Sleep and get plenty of rest


Do you drink Coke products?

Coca-cola rewards make it easy to donate to our school (similar to the Box Tops program). Every case of Coca-Cola cans (Sprite, Diet, etc) and PowerAde cap contains a CODE.

  1. Go to
  2. Create an account.
  3. Start scanning your codes!
  4. Don't want to do it yourself? Send in your codes to school and our PBIS team will scan for you!

Do you shop at Kroger?

It is nearly effortless to donate funds to our school's student activities fund. Register now so that every time you use your Kroger card (@ Kroger or JayC) to purchase groceries, a portion will be automatically donated to CSA New Tech. (Does not include Kroger gas.)

  1. Go to
  2. Create an account.
  3. Find our school (I just put in New Tech and it came right up) and click on it.
  4. Insert the UPC code from your Kroger loyalty card and you will be linked to our school!
Columbus Signature Academy New Tech on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, & Instagram!

You can follow school events, photos, and updates on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. We like to celebrate the great projects and hard work done by our students and facilitators throughout the year.

Please help us spread the word!

#csanewtech #betherevolution #CSAshoutout