New Tech News

September 8, 2019

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Dates To Know


  • September 12th: Juniors (or parents) can buy rings in person from 12:00pm to 5:30pm

  • September 12th: College Night at CHS

  • September 27th: New Tech Olympics (during the school day)

  • October 9th: Seniors only, cap/gown/announcement meeting at 10:30am-11:00am
  • October 9th: Our first Honor Roll Renaissance Lunch will be between 12:00pm and 1:00pm
  • October 11: No school/ professional learning day

  • October 14th: No school/ staff holiday

  • October 15th: Senior cap/gown/announcement orders from 12:00pm to 5:30pm

  • October 16th: PSAT (all 10th and 11th graders will take the test)

  • October 25th: Homecoming

Job Shadow and Internship Hosts Needed

Dear New Tech Parents,

We are looking for help in providing job shadowing experiences for our junior and senior learners. As part of our graduation requirements learners participate in career exploration by shadowing professionals in an occupation of their choice. Learners and their families are primarily responsible for finding these opportunities but several have requested help in this process.

If you, or someone you know, would be willing to host a learner for 10 to 15 hours at your place of business, please let me know! We have students interested in a variety of careers, so any occupation could be a possibility for a valuable experience for a learner. In particular, we have a large number of learners who want to shadow in the areas of programming or game design, engineering, medicine, law, graphic design, marketing, business/finance and psychology. Thank you for your support as we work to ensure our graduates are college and career ready.

Norrie Brassfield

Instructional Coach

New Tech High@Coppell

nbrassfield@coppellisd.com

214-496-5900

Juniors ***** Class Ring Orders

Attention Juniors - Jostens – the largest and oldest provider of class rings – will be coming to New Tech High to take class jewelry orders on September 12 from 12:00-5:30. Receive a FREE Companion ring AND a FREE Adidas Backpack with any jewelry purchase on IN-SCHOOL ORDER DAYS ONLY. Have fun and save time by designing your jewelry online at http://www.jostens.com/">www.jostens.com<http://www.jostens.com/> and print a copy of your order and bring it with you along with the deposit. Ring packets were distributed during the Junior class meeting on September 5 and extras will be available in the front office.

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Parents: Volunteer to Help with Networking Olympics

Please remember that you must fill out the district background check in advance to help!!!! Networking Olympics is the first big bonding day on campus for our Network Teams. It's like a field day but way more fun and with some indoor activities!

Join PTSO!!!!

You can get a head start and join PTSO for next school year now! You can also donate money to write a check (our main PTSO fundraiser). Please note, the school supply fee did not include a PTSO membership.

Coppell ISD Volunteer Background Check

We utilize a lot of parents each year to evaluate projects, work events, or come in as guest speakers. Please make sure you take the time to fill out this form so that we can use you as needed this year!

Reminder: No Lunch Delivery Services

Just a reminder to all families (since we reminded the learners this past week during our school procedures/discipline talks) that learners and parents may not send lunch deliveries to school via services like UberEats, Door Dash, restaurant delivery, etc. This is both for the security of our school and staff and also so our front office can operate efficiently.


Thank you!

AP Exam Ordering ****New Process For This Year****

In person collection dates are:

September 16th-20th

October 28th- 31st


Online payment goes live September 3rd-October 31st.


Schoolpay will be available starting in September for payments and will stay open through October 31st. https://www.schoolpay.com/login/


College Board has changed the way that learners register for AP exams this year and we want to make that process as painless as we can for you.


The first thing to note is that College Board has created online resources for learners to access materials that enhance their work in classes. All AP facilitators will be sharing join codes with their learners this week to help them get set up in that system. Before learners are able to join classes though, they will need to sign up for or remember their myap college board account. Information on how to access or set up their accounts is available here.


When learners join with the class codes online, they will need to select whether they intend to take the test. Learners are able to change their minds on that question, but this will give us a good head count of who is actually planning on taking the AP exam.




Registering and Paying For Exams


Regular registration ends on October 31st. The fee to take the test is $94 and can be paid online using SchoolPay or in person on designated dates (Dates will be posted at the beginning of September and will include some dates in September and October). We can not separate the fee into different payments and will need to collect the entire fee for each exam at one time. If you need assistance with payment for financial reasons, please let us know. Please understand we will not be able to give refunds after October 31st. Learners who register for exams after October 31st will have to pay an additional $40 for registration and must do so by March 4th. I know that is a steep late fee but that is what College Board assesses us for a late fee.

Use This Link to Pay for AP EXAMS (except AP Seminar)

This link will go live September 3rd

Building Hours

A reminder to everyone that our school doors open at 8am and learners need to be out of the building by 4:45pm (unless staying with a club and the sponsor is present). We will go over this and other safety info during our grade-level meetings as a part of your First Week Projects.


Parent drop off loop is on the North side of the building (where the faculty parking lot is). Please utilize this loop as the front if where our buses

Future Testing Accommodation Information

NTH@C College Board and ACT Testing Accommodations

Application Process and Forms


A student with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations on College Board tests (SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT, and AP exams) and the ACT. The school does not automatically apply for students to receive accommodations, but will assist families once the request is made to begin the process of applying for accommodations if their child is eligible for Section 504 or SPED. Parents should initiate the process by visiting our information page located on the New Tech High Website, under Announcements:


https://www.coppellisd.com/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=20337&ViewID=7b97f7ed-8e5e-4120-848f-a8b4987d588f&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=28815&PageID=8038


If you have any questions regarding testing accommodations, please contact Ms. Shaikh, Assistant Principal at rshaikh@coppellisd.com.

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