Keeping Up With Comm Arts

September 27 - October 1

Hello Comm Arts Families!

This Friday marks the end of the first 6 weeks of school! It is also the UIL Eligibility Check that could potentially make student ineligible for UIL activities due to grades. Students, please check and see where you are and seek out help if you need it.


And as another friendly reminder the 9 week grading period will end on October 15!

Gradebook

As you are checking in on grades please know that the official gradebook is HAC. Schoology may have grades but it is not and may not be an accurate reflection of the actual grade. For the most accurate and up to date grades, please see HAC.


Click here to access HAC (Home Access Center)


If you are accessing HAC for the first time, (Your username is your email​ address​ and your password ​is ​the temporary password​ you received by email. You will be required to change it ​the ​first time​ you log in.)


If you are having an issue with HAC, please click here.

Attendance

You can also use HAC to check your student's attendance. When you move to the Attendance Screen (it has the chair and check list icon) you can see a calendar for the current month with any codes other than Present that were entered. If all you see is white, then you were Present all day.


When students are absent they must turn in a note from either their Dr (if it was a medical appointment) or a parent note for any other absences. Notes may be emailed to Ms. Cody at olivia.cody@nisd.net or turned into the front office. Notes from parents need to have the student's name, date of the absence and reason for the absence. Drs notes will have the necessary information already on them.


Please see the Attendance FAQ for the most popular questions or feel free to call the front office.


As a reminder, students are only allowed 8 absences for the Fall Semester, at 9 absences, the student will lose credit for the course.

National Yearbook Week

Most yearbookers know that just being on yearbook staff is cause for celebration. But in case that wasn’t enough, each year in early October there’s an official one-week holiday, declared in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan to recognize this important school publication.

National Yearbook Week honors school yearbook programs for chronicling their school’s history and the students who work to compile these memories into a lasting printed record.

While Yearbook Week seeks to recognize the role a school yearbook plays in documenting educational achievement and school tradition, it’s not just a holiday for yearbook staff.

If the yearbook is for everyone, so is yearbook week! National Yearbook Week begins October 4th!


With our theme, Timeless, we believe that the ideas for dress up day go well with it and would bring up the excitement for our finished product. The days would be as followed:


  • Monday: Black and White Day
  • Tuesday: Decade Day
  • Wednesday: Senior Citizen Dress Up Day
  • Thursday: Color/Mismatch Day
  • Friday: School Spirit Day

United Yearbook

We are living through historic times and the best way to remember everything that happens this school year is by purchasing a yearbook. Yearbooks are on sale now through the end of the year, but if you want the cheapest price of $70 and FOUR FREE ENGRAVED ICONS ON YOUR COVER you need to order by Friday, October 15. The price increases to $75 on October 16 and then to $80 on January 29th. Orders are done through JostensYearbooks.com


If you ordered last year’s and have not picked it up, we will be delivering those to students next few weeks or you can contact Mr. Kohlmann at Taft to arrange pick up sooner. If you did NOT order last year’s, but would like to purchase one, we still have some available for purchase for $80 or you can purchase a package deal of last year's and this year's yearbook at $120. That's a $30 savings. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McCarthy in room C205 before or after school.


Please note: The Taft and Comm Arts yearbooks combined last year.

Senior Portraits

Seniors, if you missed your opportunity to take your free yearbook picture on campus, please make an appointment to take them at the studios by contacting Prestige Portraits at (210) 691-1284 or go to their website. The deadline to take your picture is November 12 and pictures must be taken by Prestige to be in the yearbook. The yearbook pose is Cap and Gown, and Prestige will provide the cap and gown and NHS collars for members. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McCarthy in room C205 before or after school.

GO Center Info

Please click here to visit the GO Center Website!


Please click here to visit Ms. Montellano's CCM Newsletter!


There is something that everyone can be doing to be prepared for post-high school life!

Open House TOMORROW 9/29

We strongly encourage families to visit during the designated hour that corresponds to the student's last name. Open House is a time to meet teachers and receive important information regarding the class. If you would like a parent/teacher conference, please schedule one with the teacher for a different date and time.

6:00-7:00--(A-L)

7:15-8:15--(M-Z)

After-School Online Tutoring

Online Tutoring is back! Certified teachers will be available to help students in grades K-12.


Please click here to view all the support that is available to students this year.

Verification of Enrollment (VOE)

Need a VOE for Drivers Ed or getting a drivers license? Request one here and we will email it to the email that you provide on the request! Please request one at least 3 days in advance--due to the high volume of requests, requests via phone, in-person and same day requests will not be taken. VOEs will not be issued to students who have attendance issues and/or are failing a class.
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