Family NHS News 10/19 - 10/23

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Welcome to our family newsletter where we will keep staff updated with information to stay in the know. This newsletter will also be in PDF format...not as clean but still with the links in our Staff Schoology page.

Upcoming Events/Meetings


  • Deadline to submit Reflections submissions


  • College & Career Expo (Virtual Expo)


  • Unity Day (Wear Orange)
  • ID/Picture Make-up (see below)
  • Family Webinar Topic: Seesaw for Families (K-2) (see below to sign up)
  • PE Locker item clear out (see below)
  • Piano pick up (see below)


  • ID/Picture Make-up (see below)
  • College & Career Expo (Virtual Event)


  • Family Webinar Topic: Social Emotional Learning (K-12)
  • Back on Track Night - for 9th grade students who are struggling

Virtual College & Career Expo

10/20 (Tuesday) & 10/22 (Thursday)

We will be holding a 2 day event on Tuesday 10/20 & 10/22 next week. Presenters from various colleges and local businesses will be in attendance for students to be able to ask questions and meet with engineers, business people and MORE!

There will be 3 presentations times and will repeat their presentations each time:

6:00 pm

6:40 pm

7:20 pm

Families will be able to choose to attend up to 3 sessions and have a variety of sessions to choose from.

10/20 - College Representatives - CLICK HERE for flyer with WebEx Links

10/22 - Career Representatives - CLICK HERE for flyers with WebEx Links

How to Schedule an Appointment with your Counselor...Virtually

Counselors now have calendy. This is a system that allows parents and students to automatically schedule an appointment with our counselors and will automatically create a Zoom meeting address for you! We are excited to roll it out so parents and students have greater access to our Nationally Recognized Counseling Team!

Mr. Koppe

(562) 210- 3941 or (562) 210-3830 Ext. 5824

Caseload: LA FAME, ELD & ALD (10th-12th), alpha: A - As

Parents & students can click here to schedule: Appointment Mr. Koppe

Ms. Lobendahn

(562) 210-3847Ext. 5121

Caseload: Biomedical Science, alpha: At - E

Parents & students can click here to schedule:Appointment Ms. Lobendahn

Ms. Iaquinta

(562) 210- 3845 or (562) 210-3830 Ext. 5117

Caseload: AVID, alpha F - Lopez

Parents & students can click here to schedule: Appointment Ms. Iaquinta

Ms. Gonzalez

(562) 210- 3839 or (562) 210-3830 Ext. 5108

Caseload: Computer Science, alpha Loq - Rog

Parents & students can click here to schedule:Appointment Ms. Gonzalez

Ms. Hernandez

(562) 210-3838 or (562) 210-3830 Ext. 5106

Caseload: Engineering, alpha Roh - Z

Parents & students can click here to schedule:Appointment Ms. Hernandez

Ms. Tovar

(562) 210-3848 or (562) 210-3830 Ext. 5123

Caseload: 9th, 10th, & 11th Grade At Promise

Parents & students can click here to schedule:Appointment Ms. Tovar

Ms. Perez

(562) 210-3851 or (562) 210-3830 Ext. 5145

College & Career Counseling

Parents & students can click here to schedule:Appointment Ms. Perez

Don't be camera shy!

While we will not mandate that all students turn on their videos, we would like your support in encouraging your student to turn on their videos during class.

Teachers cannot get feedback on how your students are doing, whether they understand the materials, or if they are connecting with the information. They can use the virtual background feature on their Zoom account as long as the background is appropriate.

AP Spanish - Challenge Exam Opportunity

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Does your student speak and write Spanish fluently or well? Is Spanish their first language? If so, Norwalk HS is offering an opportunity for students to take the AP Spanish Exam for Free! That's right, our school will pay the close to $100 exam fee to give our students a chance to earn College Credit. Students will need to attend an information session on 10/21 at 11:30am (parents are encouraged to join if they would like to as well).

At the meeting, students will be a give a pre assessment, information on how to have their test ordered, and information about the Saturday sessions Mr. Luis will be holding to prep students for the test.

Students who are encouraged to participate in this program are students who are in the ELD Program and/or Spanish is their primary language, students currently enrolled in Spanish 2 NS, and students currently enrolled in Spanish 3 who have teacher recommendation to advance.

See you at the information session!

PE Locker items Pick up - Last Call

Last call for students who left their PE Clothes and belongings in their PE lockers last year. All students have been called for appointments and given the opportunity to pick up materials several times this year. Items not picked up will be donated.

Students can pick up their items by coming to front gate on:

10/21 - 10:00am-3:00pm

Make Up ID Pictures

We will be hosting a make up ID pictures. Please come to the fire lane on the West end of the Campus. The event will be a drive through.

Dates for make up will be:

10/21 from 10:00pm - 3:00pm

10/22 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Piano/KeyBoard Pick up

If your student is currently enrolled in the Piano Lab class, please note that we will be checking out keyboards to all students so they may practice at home.

Please come to the front gate. This event will be a walk-up event.

Students/parents can come to campus on Wednesday, 10/21 from 1pm-3pm or Thursday, 10/22 from 2pm-4pm.

Unity Day is 10/21

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The purpose of Unity Day is to demonstrate that we are together against bullying. We are united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion of all students. We encourage students and staff to wear and share the color ORANGE on Unity Day!

Link Crew would love to put together a little video of all of the different clubs, pathways, and sports on campus saying their name, the Club/sports name and how they support Unity Day.

This is a world wide event and we would love to show how Norwalk High unites for kindness, acceptance and inclusion of all students.

We are asking students and parents to:

Parents or students to create a short video clip and email it to me or send it to @lancerlinknhs on Instagram or email it to me

For the video, we would LOVE for you or your member to Wear ORANGE or a shirt representing your graduating class, your family, or just YOU!

The script:

Hi I am ______________ and I am part of the (Club, sport, pathway) and we support Unity Day! Remember to be Kind! (Or any other nice advice that relates to Unity/kindness)

I hope to show off all of our amazing programs! I would need it by next Friday! The sooner the better! Thank you all again for the support!

Student of the Month - September

Congradulations to our Students of the Month for the month of September!

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Teachers are able to nominate students once a month for any reason to be recognized by ASB.

Alynna Monique Atilano

Jason Bravo

Mario Castaneda

Elijah Delgadillo

Mary Gabito

Casandra Gomez

Brianna Gutierrez

Christina Hernandez

Mariam Jaber

Angelica Lazaro

Daniel Lopez

Noah Lopez

Noa Mace

Brianna Martinez

Jessica Martinez

Reyna Martinez

Lehi Mendoza

Yara Moreno

Adolfo Naranjo

Jerry Neukam

Nicole Perez

Violet Perez

Kiara Perez Guevara

Samantha Preciado

Gabriela Romo

Eden Soto

Jasmine Lankford

Nirmal Subedi

Alejandro Tlaseca

Hector Torres

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How to sign up

Did you know that the district is running a family webinar trainings? Families sign up through the NLMUSD family website ( and sessions are held at 11:30am and 6:00 on Wednesdays (when students are not using their devices.

Here are the upcoming topics:

10/21 - Seesaw for families ( Grades K-2)

10/28 - Social Emotinal Learning and Support (Grades K-12)


City of Norwalk Family Services

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Virtual Workshops for Teens and Opoid Abuse

REGISTER text “YOR Parent” to (562) 850-4812 or contact Anthony Garcia at (562) 929-5765

Family Intervention Acadmy

This program discusses various topics Instructor: David Plaza Cost: $10 (Free to youth with parents registered in The Parent Project). For more information, please call 929-5927.

Reflections Contest

Our PTSA is holding the Reflections Contest for all students. Please submit your artwork to the front office by 10/19.

You can submit in the following areas. If you are interested in a specific area, please click on the link below:

Rules by Category (English):

Reglas por Categoría (Espanol):

Join PTA Today!

Please click on the link below to support out Norwalk High School PTSA and join for the year. It is $11 and membership is renewed every year. Students can join as that will make them eligible for scholarships at the end of the year!



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