October Newsletter

Fox Tech High School

Welcome October!

Fox Tech Parents,

I hope you enjoy this newsletter with important events and information that will be happening this month.

For any of you who missed our meetings on Sep 30, 2020, I attached the info for FAFSA and also what we reviewed in our Policy and Compact.

Don't forget our bi-weekly meeting on October 7th at 12:00 pm.

Also, on October 12th there will be no classes for Columbus Day.

Have a great month!

Athletics Parent Meeting

Monday, Oct. 5th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Fox Tech Bi-Weekly Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 12pm

This is an online event.

MARIANA RIOS HOLGUIN is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Bi-Weekly Parent Meeting Fox Tech

Time: Oct 7, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 906 851 1575

Passcode: family

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Hello Fox Tech Families,

On Wednesday, October 14, Fox Tech 10th, 11th, and select 12th graders will be taking either the PSAT or SAT.

12th Grade SAT and 11th Grade PSAT

Due to our wonderful partnership with San Antonio College (SAC), the seniors taking the SAT and the 11th graders taking the PSAT will be held at SAC. In addition, all 10th graders will take the PSAT on October 14th here at Fox Tech. Please remember that not all 12th graders are taking the SAT. If your child was scheduled to take the ACT this past Tuesday, they do not take the SAT.

All 11th and 12th graders completed a transportation survey to indicate if they would be taking the bus from Fox Tech to San Antonio College or if they would be providing their own transportation. Attached is the list of 11th and 12th graders with their transportation choice.

Students Providing Their Own Transportation

If your child elected to provide their own transportation to SAC, please be aware that they will need to be both dropped off AND picked up there. They will be responsible for their own breakfast, but lunch will be provided. A map of SAC is attached. Drop off and pick up will be located in Lot 16 off of Loop Road in the same area where buses will drop off. There will be greeters there to guide your student to the gymnasium where they will test. Students must be in their testing rooms by 8:45am to test. There will be no late admittance to the test.

Pick up will be between 2:30-3:00 in the location. You MUST provide a photo ID and be on the approved pick up list.

Students Taking the Bus From Fox Tech

Students who elected to take the bus from Fox Tech can eat breakfast from 7:15-8:15 in the cafeteria and then board the bus at 8:20am for an on time departure to SAC. Students will arrive back on campus no later than 3:00. At that time, students can be picked up at Fox Tech after being checked out in the main office.

PSAT 10th Grade

For all 10th graders testing on campus, breakfast will be from 7:15-8:15 in the cafeteria and students will report to their testing rooms at 8:30am.

Any 10th grader who is testing may also be picked up after testing concludes at 2:30pm.

9th Graders and Seniors Not Taking the SAT

ALL 9th graders and any senior who took the ACT will remain at home on October 14th and their learning will be asynchronous.

Rest assured, all social distancing and health guidelines will be followed on these testing days both at Fox Tech and at San Antonio College. Students must wear a mask at all times. They may bring snacks and water for breaks.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Kate Nelson, Testing Coordinator, knelson1@saisd.net or 210-728-9730.





The Office of Family and Community Engagement is hosting Family Power Hour, a series of free parent workshops that focus on social, emotional, and academic topics. Parents are invited to attend a Zoom session and have a chance for a giveaway, all while learning new ways to support their children at home!

We would love to have your families join us next week for the following topics:

Tues., October 13 2:00 PM Touring the Canvas Dashboard and its key features

Wed., October 14 11:00 AM Keep on Moving with Zumba

Wed., October 14 6:00 PM College Pathways for Immigrant Students

Thurs., October 15 2:00 PM Introduction to SAISD Special Education Resources

Thurs., October 15 6:00 PM Touring the Canvas Dashboard and its Key Features

Visit www.saisd.net/parentworkshops for the Zoom link and password or call us at (210) 554-2205 for more information.

College Information

With the admissions season in full swing, we invite you to join admissions representatives from Bates, Davidson, Oberlin, and Occidental to learn more about academic opportunities, financial aid, and the student experience at these top liberal arts colleges.

Panelists will also discuss how our admissions processes are adapting in the era of COVID-19, including what the new application landscape looks like, test-optional policies, and how students can connect with colleges virtually.

Sessions will be offered on the following dates:

Wednesday, October 14, 2 pm EDT

Thursday, October 15, 8 am EDT




Don't miss out on our upcoming On-the-Spot admission events!

We will be having On-the-Spot events with both the University of Houston-Victoria (10/15) and the University of the Incarnate Word (10/28).

If you're interested in attending, make sure to submit an application on ApplyTX beforehand! To be considered for the UIW On-the-Spot admissions, you must apply by October 21st.

Be sure to register if you're interested!

HARVARD Be our Guest

RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZsCJxtM_1lOpIODtdnibOMd_iGmwz-3-WMWCxWXwQPcN1Cg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Harvard College Presents



Friday, October 16th 6PM CST / 7PM EST


(Targeting San Antonio, ESC 20, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Corpus Christi, and Laredo Seniors; Underclassman and their parents also welcome)


Bruno Villegas: Regional Admissions Officer - San Antonio

Student Panelists: The Undergraduate Admissions Council

Please join us as we discuss:

● the essay writing process (choosing a topic, structuring, telling a story, proofreading)

● useful interview tips (preparing, holding a conversation, asking questions)

● and hear from some of our students! RSVP required to receive the Zoom link and password: https://bit.ly/34qcHLH We will begin admitting on a 1st come, 1st serve basis by 5:50 PM and begin promptly by 6:00 PM. It is our goal to prioritize and admit our pre-registrants who have officially RSVP’d for this event. We look forward to your participation and appreciate your interest. Thank you.

No Classes Oct 12!

Columbus Day!
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Friday "C" Day Schedule.

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Fox Tech High School

Our mission is to graduate all students prepared for success in higher learning. We are committed to fostering a campus-wide culture that is based on positive relationships for all stakeholders and providing rigorous instruction through innovative teaching practices.

By offering a college preparatory curriculum that includes real-world experiences and internship opportunities, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful post-secondary journey toward a career in health or law.