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January 3, 2021

Notes from our Director

Hello DATA community,

Happy New Year! Tomorrow, January 4, our first day back from the holiday break, begins our second semester and we will be on an early release bell schedule, click here for the bell schedule. This is just for that first day back for 2nd semester. Students should check their Skyward account for their second semester schedule to be sure there are no changes from their first semester schedules. Students, please reach out to your teachers if you have questions about logging into your classes virtually. For all students coming to campus for in-person learning, please remember to wear your masks.

Teachers have until Tuesday, January 5, at 4:30pm to enter final grades for first semester into Skyward. Beginning Tuesday, we will also be back to the same bell schedule that we followed all of first semester.

I trust you have seen the emails sent from Mr. Norwood regarding the Focused Support Time Initiative for this upcoming second semester at Roosevelt. Here is the link the the letter regarding this information. Specifically, "we have determined that our in-person students would be best served by being engaged in “Focused Support Time” every day from 3:25 PM until 4:10 PM. This would mean that all in-person students, to include parent pick-up and students who walk home, would be required to stay on campus in their “Focused Support Time” classroom until they are dismissed at 4:10 PM." DATA students will also have opportunity to participate in some community service during this focused support time if they are passing all of their classes.

Thank you for reviewing the many details included below. Please continue to stay safe. If you have specific questions, please feel free to reach out. Looking forward to a fantastic 2021.

Stay well,

Lori Murach

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Community Service Opportunity from Home

We want to offer all DATA students an opportunity to earn some community service hours from home as well as allow them to share some of their design skills. We will be decorating some classroom doors for some of our Roosevelt feeder campuses for Valentines by decorating butcher paper from home and then delivering the ready-to-hang decor to our feeder campus teachers. DATA students, if you are interested in participating in this, whether coming to campus for in-person learning or continuing to learn virtually from home, please complete this Google form by January 15 so we can reach out to you with specific details.
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Saturday School Information

Saturday school will be virtual from 8:00AM to 1:00PM. The $8 cash fee is payable by Friday at 2:30PM to our AP Office by Friday afternoon prior to the scheduled Saturday school. Once successful registration and payment are received, the registered student will receive a Zoom link in his/her North East ISD student email account on Friday leading up to a scheduled Saturday School.

There is also an option to register online. A registration link is emailed out each week and the following information is required to register:

  • Date of Saturday School student is registering for
  • Student ID#
  • Official Student Last Name
  • Official Student First Name

Dates for Saturday School that will help with first semester attendance hours that remain are:

Saturday, January 9th

Saturday, January 23rd

Saturday, February 6th

Saturday School Expectations

Blossom Scholarship Opportunity - Application Deadline Approaching Soon

Scholarship Name: Blossom Scholarship

Category: Academic

Deadline Date: January 31, 2021

Description: The Virgil T. Blossom Scholarship is awarded to one student at each of the NEISD high schools. Must be a senior planning to major in education. The scholarship pays $325 per semester for eight semesters, totaling $2,600. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and continue to study education as a major. Applications may be picked up in the Career Center at each high school.


Have you picked up your DATA t-shirt?

If you are a DATA student and still have not picked up your new DATA t-shirt, please be sure to reach out Ms. Tiller, atille2@neisd.net to schedule a time to pick yours up. If you are on campus, be sure to stop by the DATA office and get yours. We will continue to make Thursday our DATA shirt day in the new year.

Do you know someone who would like to apply to be in DATA next year?

The application is already open online and we will be collecting applications through February 12. Here is a link to the application. https://northeastisd.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cTONWAAZDQv9x3f There is also a QR code below to our website with the application available there. We would love to have some more great kids join our fantastic program.

Join the DATA Alliance and support our program

The mission of the DATA Alliance is to support the Design and Technology Academy's (DATA) vision for students through encouraging family involvement, providing community service opportunities, and providing financial support when needed. Please join us in our mission and complete the membership form below

DATA Alliance Membership Form

Seniors - another ASVAB testing opportunity

We are going to have a second ASVAB test on campus on February 10, 2021 at 10am! Be prepared to be at the library at Roosevelt no later than 9:45am and it can take about 3 hours. Please be sure to sign up at the Google Form link in the senior Google Classroom no later than February 8th at 4pm! You can take it again if you have already taken it or you can take it for the first time on this date. Study websites are listed in the senior Google Classroom. Senior Google Classroom Code: s5qv4rf

College Career Military Readiness Information

Community Service Hour Details

Here is a link to the Community Service Form that you can submit to Ms. Tiller to keep track of your hours. Be sure to keep filling up the page before submitting. You don't need to submit the sheet with just one entry each time. You can also log your hours in the Skyward system under the Volunteer Tile and then just take a "snapshot" or print out of those accumulated hours and send those to Ms. Tiller. atille2@neisd.net

Looking Ahead at upcoming events and Important Dates

January 4 - 1st day of second semester, Early Release, click here for the bell schedule

January 5 - 2nd day of second semester, back to regular bell schedule followed 1st semester

January 7 - DATA shirt day! Wear your DATA shirt and if on-campus, expect a surprise.

January 9 - Saturday School VIRTUAL opportunity to earn back hours for 1st semester

January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No School

January 21 - DATA in-person recruiting event open house 5:30pm - 7:30pm

January 23 - Saturday School VIRTUAL opportunity to earn back hours for 1st semester

January 26 - PSAT testing for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders

February 10 - ASVAB testing opportunity

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