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Monthly School Newsletter - April

In This Issue...

  • Students of the Week - March
  • Prom
  • DOL Week
  • CAASPP/CAST testing
  • CodeQuest Field Trip
  • Computer Science CTE Pathway - Advisory Board Meeting
  • Parent Power Hour - Let's Celebrate
  • PTSA
  • Seniors
  • Upcoming Events

Students of the Week - March

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Prom is for Juniors and Seniors. New Tech collaborates with the other 5 Small School's in the district to bring an amazing and beautiful Prom event to our students!

Prom is held at the Dante Event Center (2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95825)

Prom will start at 7pm

Door will close at 8:30pm (so make sure you arrive before then)

Prom will END at 9pm

Tickets are $40 through April 14th

Prices go up to $45 from April 17-21

Up again to $50 from April 24-27

If you want to bring a guest who does NOT attend New Tech, you MUST get a guest pass approved by Principal Martin AND the Principal of the school your guest attends. Approvals MUST be submitted to Principal Martin by Thursday, April 27 - NO EXCEPTIONS

Guest Approval forms can be found in the front office.

Defense of Learning - DOL WEEK! April 17th - April 21st

Get your slides ready and PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE

During DOL Week all 10th and 12th grade students will Present their Defense of Learning to a panel of Teachers, Peers, and Professionals. These are formal presentations and all presenters are required to dress professionally. All of our students have been working on their DOL Slides for about a month now with the support of all of their teachers.

Over Spring Break, we are asking our families to step in and help out also. If you have a 10th or 12th grade student, please talk to them about their DOL Slides and Presentation. Here are some key things you can do to help:

  • Ask them to show you their DOL Pacing Calendar
  • Ask them to share their slides with you and show you that they are on track
  • Ask them to practice what they have so far for you, and give them honest feedback

DOL at New Tech is a BIG DEAL! All of our students MUST pass both the 10th and 12th grade DOL in order to graduate from New Tech. Students who do not pass the first time they present, will get feedback and support and one more opportunity to make the adjustments and do a make-up presentation. All make-up presentations will happen on Friday the 21st.

Last note: During DOL Week, we will be on a minimum day schedule. Student who are presenting or who are assigned to be on a panel MUST remain on campus until 4pm. All other students should be picked up by 12:39pm.

We will share a schedule when we return from Spring Break so everyone knows which days then need to stay on campus for DOL.

CAASPP/CAST for 11th & 12th Graders

ALL 11th graders will be taking the CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) also known and Smarter Balance on April 25th & 26th.

ALL 12th graders will be taking the CAST (California Science Test) on April 27th.

These are assessments that are required by the state of California.

For more information about either of these tests, please visit:

11th Graders

CAASPP ELA - Tuesday, April 25th

CAASPP Math - Wednesday, April 26th

12th Graders

CAST - Thursday, April 27th

*All other students will follow their regular class schedule.

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Our Coders are at it AGAIN!

The Backslash Coding club will be competing again. This time they are going to Lockhead Martin's Code Quest Competition.

Lockhead Martin has been mentoring our coders every week during coding club and we are excited about competing this year!

Although this competition is on a Saturday, this is considered a field trip. Coder who are riding with the school MUST complete a field trip form complete with parent signature.

Here are all the details:

Date: Saturday, April 22nd.

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Time: TBD - will be on the field trip form

For questions about this field trip or competition, please reach out to Mr. Huang (

Advisory Board Meeting for the Computer Science CTE Pathway

Tuesday, April 4th, 4pm

This is an online event.

All are welcome to attend!

You have been invited to attend the following Advisory Board Meeting for the CTE Computer Science Pathway at Sac New Tech from 4:00pm to 5:00pm in April 4, 2023. As a individual who has partnered with Sac New Tech in the past, we invite you to attend give your input and guidance to our Computer Science program.

Advisory Board Meeting
Career Technical Education: Computer Science Pathway
Sacramento New Technology High School
4:00pm to 5:00pm in April 4, 2023


This is a Parent Participation Celebration!

For Parent Power Hour this month, we want to celebrate all of the parents who have completed their participation hours! Please come and help us celebrate.

We will recognize each parent/family and award them with a certificate.

Then we will eat cake!

I really hope you can all make it!

* I will also give a quick update on what's happening behind the scenes a New Tech. We have some exciting possibilities coming our way!

Parent Power Hour

Monday, April 24th, 6:30-7:30pm

1400 Dickson Street

Sacramento, CA

Please RVSP if you plan to attend!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

PTSA - Join the Board!

Right now, our wonderful PTSA is looking for new Board Members for the 2023-24 School Year!

They are actively taking nominations. You can nominate yourself or someone else.

Board Positions include (but are not limited to):

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Historian
  • Fundraising Coordinator

PTSA Board Members automatically earn ALL of their Participation Hours.

Join the PTSA Board. We Need YOU!


After DOL's you will need to focus on the following:

  • Get your Internships Completed
  • Make sure you have ordered your cap and gown (see the school website to order)
  • Make sure you have completed your community service
  • PASS all of your current classes
  • Make sure you have completed at least ONE college course
  • Anyone who wants to speak at Graduation should start working on your speech now. All speeches will need to be approved by the Principal.

We have lots of things to do! Be sure to get them done!

Upcoming Events...

Here are some dates that you should put on your calendars now!


  • 3rd-7th Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
  • 17th-21st - DOL Week (Minimum Days)
  • 24th - Parent Power Hour
  • 25th - CAASPP ELA - 11th graders only
  • 26th - CAASPP Math - 11th graders only
  • 27th - CAST - 12th graders only
  • 28th - Pajama Pants Day
  • 28th - Prom


  • 5th - PTSA's School Clean-up Day
  • 11th - Spring Showcase
  • 24th-26th - Senior Trip
  • 29th - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
  • 30th - Finals
  • 31st - Finals


  • 1st - Last Day of School & TECH FEST!
  • 1st - Senior Award Night
  • 2nd - Graduation Rehearsal & Ceremony

*more details will be added as we know them!

Enrolling for the 2023-24 School Year NOW!

Parents! Please spread the word that New Tech is accepting students for the 2023-24 School Year. Families that are interested in enrolling should come straight to the school to enroll. They do not need to enroll through the district.

Sacramento New Technology is a dependent charter school in the Sac City Unified School District. We are an open enrollment school and we do not have attendance boundaries. Anyone from anywhere can attend New Tech as long as they are committed to attending school in person.

We teach student the post graduate skills they need to be successful after high school, and we do this through Project Based instruction.

We have school tours every Tuesday from 9-10am and if your student is interested in shadowing for a day, please give us a call and we will set that up!

Come and be a Timberwolf!