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Monthly School Newsletter - October

In this Issue...

  • Advisory Olympics
  • Finals
  • Mock Elections - October 11th
  • LCFF - Please complete
  • Parent Power Hour
  • Tree Planting at Argonaut
  • Follow Us on Instagram
  • Student of the Week (September)
  • PTSA
  • BTSN Success!
  • SAVE THE DATE - Upcoming Events

Advisory Olympics!

Every year, all of our Advisory Classes participate is a little fun, competative event called Advisory Olympics!

Advisory teams will participate in activities that encourage them to collaborate and communicate effectively in order to complete the activity in the fastest time. Advisory classes have a little over a week to practice the activities and collaborate to discover ways to win each activity. Through this process students will engage in deep collaboration, debrief and trial and error skills and strategies.

The purpose of Advisory Olympics is to teach students about our 5 Learning Outcomes (Agency, Collaboration, Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Knowledge & Thinking) in a fun and competative way.

Advisory Olympics is a New Tech tradition that helps to solidify our positive campus culture. It's an event we look forward to each year!

Advisory Olympics will take place on Friday, October 7th during the school day. Be sure to ask your student about their experience at this event.

Finals: October 13th & 14th

At New Tech, we have classes on 2 different grading schedules. We call it the 4x8x4 block!

All of the classes on the 4x4 block schedule will be having Semester 1 Finals on October 13th and 14th. These classes will receive grades and credits that will be be on the student's transcript and will count towards graduation.

These classes are:

  • Math II
  • Math III
  • PE/Weight Training
  • CS 1: Robotics
  • CS 2: Programming & Media Design
  • Media I
  • Media III
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Academic Success
  • Spanish I
  • Journalism
  • Theater

The classes on the 8 block are the combined classes. They will not have finals, but they will be given a progress quarter grade. Finals for these classes will be in December.

  • iWorld (English 9 & Foundations)
  • World Studies (English 10 & World History)
  • American Studies (English 11 & American History)
  • Political Studies (English 12 & Government/Economics)
  • Math I/Math Support
  • A.G.E. (Art/Geography)

Finals days are minimum days!

Here is the schedule:

Thursday 10/13/22

Per 1/2 8:30-10:51

Lunch 10:51-11:16

Per 3/4 11:19-1:40

Friday 10/14/22

Per 5/6 8:30-10:51

Lunch 10:51-11:16

Per 7/8 11:19-1:40

*Please note, students do not attend advisory class on finals days

CORRECTION!!! --- PSAT/NMSQT DAY - October 12th

ALL 10th graders will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT test on Wednesday, October 12th.

This is a Standardized test that MUST be taken on the same day at every school across the nation.

Information about this test can be found at:

ALL 10th graders should be on time to school on this day. Students who arrive late may not be able to take the test. Testing will start at 8:30am.

Please help your students get a good night sleep the night before the test and eat a healthy breakfast the morning of the test.

CA State Mock Election

This year, New Tech student will be participating in the California State Mock Election. This event will take place on Tuesday, October 11th throughout the state. New Tech students will participate in the Mock Election in their Humanities Class (English/Social Science).

The Political Studies class (Eng 12/Gov) will be taking this a step further and will be engaging in a project (PBL Style).

Be sure to talk to your student about their experience in this year's mock election.

Don't forget to register to vote! The actual election takes place on November 2nd. You must be 18 years old on the date of any election in order to vote. However, students can pre-register to vote at age 16!

We have been in touch with Voter and Polling Coordinators to have a poll place at New Tech for the 2024 Presidential Election! Although its a couple years away, we are excited about this prospect!

Things to do:

  • Talk to your student about their experience in our Mock Election
  • Go register to vote!
  • If you student is 16, encourage them to register to vote
  • on Nov 2nd - GO VOTE!
  • For more information visit the CA Mock Election Website

Please Complete the LCFF Form

Our school receives additional funding based on the date collected from our LCFF forms. This is why it is SO important for ALL of our families to complete one.

Families only need to complete ONE form for all SCUSD students in the same family. So, if you have children who attend multiple schools in our district, you only need to complete the form ONCE.

We do have paper versions of the form, however the easiest way to complete the form is online.

If you have not yet completed the form, please click here and take a moment to complete it. It only takes about 3 minutes to complete.

LCFF Online Form

Tree Planting at Argonaut Park!

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916 Day

On September 16th, Sacramento's 916 Day, students from New Tech along with the City of Sacramento partnered to plant 15 trees in Agronaut Park. Students learned how to properly prepare and plant a tree. This was a great civic engagement experience for our students!

Parent Power Hour

Monday, Oct. 24th, 6-7pm

1400 Dickson Street

Sacramento, CA

Parent Power Hour is held on the 4th Monday of each month.

This month, we will talk about New Tech Graduation Requirements, Credit Recovery, and Internships.

You aren't going to want to miss this conversation with Ms. Kim, Mr. Jereb, and myself

Thank you to all the parents who attended the September meeting! We talked about how parents can earn all 30 of their participation hours in many different ways!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Stay Informed and Connected on Instagram!

We have several Instagram Accounts that parents can follow:

@sacnewtech - this account is managed by the journalism class and will cover school news and interviews by students

@principalmartin2020 - this account in managed by Principal Martin and contains school events, updates, and celebrations

@newtechturbo - this is Turbo's page and it managed by Ms. Rico. This page contains Turbo's interactions with the students, including birthday celebrations

@counselor_kim_snths - this account is managed by Ms. Kim and will contain information and resources about college and career opportunities for our students

September's Students of the Week!

PTSA General Association Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 20th, 6:30-7:30pm

1400 Dickson Street

Sacramento, CA

Please join us for the PTSA General Meeting!

If you still haven't joined the PTSA, you can do so by clicking HERE!

You $10 membership will help the PTSA support our students in events and field trips!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Back To School Night SUCCESS!!

Thank you to all who joined us at BTSN!

It's always great to spend time with our parents and families! Thank you for coming to Back To School Night. We hope you gained a lot of great information about what your students are doing in all of their classes.

If you ever have questions or concerns about how your student is doing in a class, please do not hesitate to reach out to our teachers. Teacher emails and contact information can be found on our school website:

SAVE THE DATE! - Future Events


  • Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL - 11/11
  • Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL - 11/21-11/25
  • Parent Power Hour - 11/28


  • Hour of Code - Schoolwide Event - 12/6
  • Winter Showcase - 12/8
  • Finals - 12/14-12/15
  • Minimum Days - 12/14-12/16
  • Fall Semester Awards - 12/16
  • Winter Break - NO SCHOOL - 12/17-1/15


  • MLKJr Day - NO SCHOOL - 1/16