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NGC Edition


Miller's Message

We have had a very productive week at NGC. Students have adjusted well and instruction is taking place in class. We have made some changes so our scholars will be better served. Please help us welcome the following staff members to NGC or new positions:

Astrid Thomas -English Teacher

Kiarra Shofner - English Teacher

Richard Ensley -Algebra I Teacher

Lunch Changes:

2 lunch periods

  • A lunch 11:35 to 12:05
  • C lunch 12:15 to 1:15

No open containers are allowed in the building at any time ( Starbucks, Fast Food Soft Drinks, etc)

No food or candy is allowed to be visible in the classroom.

If you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached at Jason.Miller@chisd.net and Dr. Henson can be reached at Darryl.Henson@chisd.net

All scholars must wear their ID's to enter the building, class, and bus... NO EXCEPTIONS. This is for the safety of our campus. If they need to replace their ID it will cost $5 dollars. If they need a temporary ID, it cost $1.00 daily. Students may turn their phone in as collateral to receive a temporary ID but, must pay the $1.00 to get it back. A table will be set up at all points of entry for scholars to purchase a temporary ID or replacement ID prior to entering the building

Not Acceptable at School:
-Slides/House Shoes, Hats, Du Rags ( Leave them at home!)
-Scholars are not allowed to wear tights, spandex and/or Form Fitting clothing of any kind

-Dresses and skirts must be the appropriate length from the knee ( Top of a Horizontal ID from the Knee).

- A link to the standard of dress is attached to this newsletter.

10 and 10

- Scholars are not allowed to leave a classroom during the first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes for anything less than an emergency.

Random Tardy Sweeps

This means our staff will walk the halls after passing periods to make sure students are in class and not in the hallways. Students who are found in the hallway without a pass will receive consequences. Five minutes is a sufficient amount of time to get anywhere on our campus. Students who are habitually late without a pass from a teacher will be assigned In School Suspension ( ISS).

BrightBytes Parent Survey ( 1/6/20 -1/17/20) for CHHS

Cedar Hill ISD is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational data analytics company, in order to help us understand your child’s access and use of technology both at school and at home.

We are reaching out to ask you to take part in our parent survey. Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in our students’ lives.

Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy and they will help guide our school district in making future technology decisions. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

You may begin accessing the questionnaire on Monday, January 6, 2020. The last day to complete the questionnaire will be Friday, January 17, 2020.

You may access the survey here - www.BByt.es/FA4UP. This URL is unique and intended only for parents and guardians of Cedar Hill High School.

If you have any questions regarding the BrightBytes survey, please contact our district Instructional Technology Coordinator, Tracey Willyard at tracey.willyard@chisd.net .

Thank you for taking part in this important questionnaire about technology!

Important Information

  • We need 100% of our scholars to have a lunch application on file. Please complete the application today! Click the link to get started: https://childnutrition.chisd.net/

Why complete the application? Those who qualify are eligible for SAT/ACT fee waivers and potential college application fee waivers

  • It is imperative that scholars arrive at school on time each day. Doors to the building open at 7:45 AM. The tardy bell rings at 8:15 AM. Scholars who are persistently late will receive consequences. Scholars arriving late need to eat or discard of food before they will be allowed to report to class.

  • Emergency Operation Drills

  • Employment Opportunity

We are currently interviewing for the following:


Math Teacher


Math, Science, and Special Education

If you know of a great candidate, please direct them our way!

Make-Up Final Exams

Any student who missed a final exam will receive a grade of “Incomplete” for their semester grade.They will have the opportunity to contact the teacher during the first two weeks of the spring semester to take the final exam and receive the appropriate letter grade for the class.

Wall Of Honor


We are creating a CHHS Graduate Wall of Honor to recognize Veterans and alumni currently serving in the armed forces.

Submit information and a picture to Shanta Mackey at shanta.mackey@chisd.net . Be sure to include the following information:

  • Name of Soldier
  • Branch of Service
  • Graduation Year
  • Accomplishment/Rewards

Attendance Matters

Our Goal for the year is to have 96% attendance rate. Please encourage your students to be in attendance daily. Administrators will be completing home visits for scholars that need extra attention.

A Parent Must Have!!!

Family Access is a web-based service that allows parents/guardians to view school-related information on their students. Information available includes:

  • General student demographic information
  • Grades
  • Attendance
  • Schedules
  • Discipline records
  • Health records

The information in Family Access is 'real time' based on data in the District's Skyward Student Information Management System. However, remember that grades are 'fluid' and change daily/weekly as the teachers add assignments and grades to the system.

Family Access is secured by a unique username and password for each user to assure security and privacy.


Forgot Your Login or Password:

If you have forgotten your username or password you can click the Forgot Password Link on the Family Access homepage, contact your student’s home campus office, or send an email to familyaccess@chisd.net.

Parent Classroom Visitation Request

  • Requests shall be submitted to the campus principal a minimum of 48 hours in advance to properly have administrative supervision.
  • All visitors to the school must conduct themselves so as not to interfere with the daily operation of the school program.
  • Visitors should not interact with the staff during instruction,
  • Visitors should not attempt to interact with students during the observation
  • Visitors should not cause a distraction or disruption to the educational process.
  • If the visit is deemed a distraction by either the teacher or principal, the visitor will be asked to end the observation.
  • No children or additional guest will be allowed to attend
  • Observations will be limited to 30 minutes

Have a Concern at CHHS/NGC?

We are often in classes offering support to teachers. We ask that you avoid showing up to the campus unannounced requesting meetings. We will often be unavailable. Please take the time to schedule a meeting with the appropriate individual, following the step below, and we will be happy to address any concerns you may have.

Step One: Contact the teacher/coach/or director and have a meeting/phone conference

Step Two: Contact the Grade Level Assistant Principal/Dean (all issues or grades) or Counselor (schedules/ mental health/academic advisement)

Step Three: Contact the Principal (if a school-wide concern, this becomes step one)

Disruptions on Campus

Campus disruptions of any nature will not be tolerated by scholars or adults. We expect our scholars to come to school and learn. Incidents of physical or verbal aggression will not be tolerated and will be immediately addressed according to the Cedar Hill ISD Student Code of Conduct and the Employee Handbook. This includes any student instigating, attempting to film, attempting to view, or posting disruptions on social media. We want to utilize the standard of " If you know something, say something!" We have school resources officers, campus security, and administrators that your scholar can report information to at any time.

Free Breakfast for ALL

Cedar Hill Ninth Grade Center is proud to provide FREE breakfast to all scholars regardless of family income levels. The goal of the program is to increase access to school meals with the hope of reducing student hunger and some of the issues that go along with it!

Social Media Safety


You have an obligation to monitor your child's social media account. Social media can be a phenomenal source of communication, however, it also has the potential to be detrimental. Please speak with your scholar about the dangers of social media. Incidents from social media spill over to the school or home without the parent or administrators knowing about anything until it happens.

Know what your kids are doing and help us be able stop to issues that start via social media!

Identification Badges

All students have received a 2019-2020 school ID

The ID is expected to be worn around the neck daily

  • In the event that they forget the ID, a temporary can be purchased for $1.00

  • If the scholar does not have a dollar, they can leave their phone as collateral to receive a temporary ID and pay the dollar at the end of the day.

  • If they need to replace their ID the cost is $5.00

Bow Tie Tuesday

We are starting BOW TIE TUESDAY at Cedar Hill HS and Ninth Grade Center . The concept of Bow Tie Tuesday was originally created in an effort to inspire school spirit, increase morale and build team spirit among staff and students. Wear your bow tie every Tuesday! Encourage your scholar to wear them…. Let's build the Cedar Hill community together.


YHappy New Year Longhorn Family. Your PTSA would like wish you all a very blessed and prosperous 2020 and beyond. Below are a few updates we would like to share with you.

***Upcoming Event Dates***

January 24 – TBD

February 29 – Talent Show

April 11 – 2nd Annual Spring Fling Dance (9th-12th grade invited)

May 8 – Teacher Appreciation Social

***Shoe Drive Fundraiser UPDATE***

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this endeavour. Every donation helps. We set a goal to collect 100 bags of shoes, which would have essentially been 2,500 pairs of shoes. Unfortunately, we were unable to reach that goal. However, we did collect about 20 or so bags. Stay tuned for more information regarding how we will maneuver since we were unable to reach our target goal.


Mark your calendar for this year's talent show. We have some very special guest performances that you DO NOT want to miss. Our panel of local celebrity judges and fashion blogger will be in the house! This will be the talent show of all talent shows. Auditions dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

It it never too late to join PTA. Your CHHS/NGC PTSA wants and needs you, but more importantly, your student needs you. Email us at longhornptsa@gmail.com for information on how you can join and serve on a committee. We welcome your ideas.

Remember to follow us on Twitter (@CHLonghornsPTSA) and Like Us on Facebook (@CedarHillHSPTSA). Thank you for all that you do.

Best personal regards,

CHHS/NGC PTSA Executive Board

Tiffany Ingram, President

Teresa Clark-Muhammad, Vice President

Savanah Henley, Treasurer

Saundra Jones, Secretary

Melody Bradley, Parliamentarian

All Pro Dads of Cedar Hill HS

Please take note of the All-Pro Dads Breakfast for the 19-20 School Year!

January 31- 9th and 10th Grade

March 5 -11th Grade

April 24- 12th Grade

Ronnie Jessie, CHHS Chapter Leader 214-356-6953
Larry Jones, CHHS Co-Chapter Leader 214-475-1422

Site Based Decision Making Committee

January 15, 2020

Time : 4:00 PM

Location: Library

Primary Election- Student Clerk Workers Wanted!!!

It’s that time again when we start looking for Student Clerk Workers for the upcoming Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Primary Election. With each election a new application must be filled out and submitted. It is very important that each student is aware of the steps and criteria you must meet in order to work on Election Day.

PLEASE NOTE THAT AN APPLICATION SUBMISSION DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PLACEMENT. Applications must be legible, timely, and students must communicate with the Elections Department, their parents, and the Election Judge. DEADLINE for application submission is Friday, January 31, 2020 for the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Primary Election. Students will be sent an email on this date and will be prioritized for placement by the date and time of their response back. You can EMAIL your application to: (studentelectionworker@dallascounty.org) or FAX (214-819-6301).

Pay Rate: $12/hour, maximum of 14 hours. Also, 17 service hours can be acquired by participating.

Applications: Since this election will be conducted on a Tuesday. The principal’s signature will be required. A parent’s signature is not required when the student is 18 years of age. Age is not the determining factor for the program, so any student still in school that is 16 years or older (including those over 18) are eligible until they graduate. **Please, write legibly!** The APPLICATION IS ATTACHED TO THE NEWSLETTER.

Questionnaire: After an application has been submitted, students will receive an email from our department with a link to our questionnaire. Students will need to complete and submit their questionnaires.

TRAINING: Students are required to attend training. The training schedule has not been finalized at the moment. Once the training days have been established, you will receive an email with the following signup dates.

*Subject to change tentative dates and times.*

Food Deliveries to Campus

Cedar Hill Ninth Grade Center will not allow food deliveries via UberEats, DoorDash,GrubHub, etc. Students who violate this policy, will be subject to consequences and their food WILL NOT be delivered. Food Deliveries are only allowed by parents, guardians, or someone listed on the emergency contact list for the student and must be received in the main office before the assigned lunch period. Lunch will not be extended because a students was waiting on food.

We welcome parents to come and eat with their scholar. Please email the appropriate grade level administrator 24 hours prior to wanting to visit.

Lunch Application 2019-2020

All CHISD students need to complete the Lunch Application! The district has a goal of 100% of our parents complete the application. If you have not completed the application, please do so.

Dangers of Vaping

E-Cigarettes, Vapes, and Juul's are a nationwide problem. Cedar Hill HS , would like to provide you some informational resources so that you are in the know of the dangers that E-Cigarettes pose.

2019-2020 Dress Code

Scholars are expected to be in compliance each day. Please review the dress code with your child.

Bus Transportation Information for 2019-2020

arrive 5-7 minutes early to his or her route If you have questions or concerns email Letiticia Brown at letitia.brown@firstgroup.com or Evonne Stewart at evonne.stewart@firstgroup.com. You can also call 972-293-8531.

NGC Counseling Assignment

LaMonica Brewington



(469) 272-2050 Extension 7675

NGC Administrative Staff

Cassundra Gipson

Assistant Principal

Campus Discipline Coordinator

Scholars letters A-J


Tammie Wilson

Dean of Instruction

Scholars letters K-Z


Girls and Boys Basketball vs Lake Ridge

Tuesday, Jan. 14th, 4:30pm

101 Day Miar Road

Mansfield, TX


Soccer JV1 and V

Tuesday, Jan. 14th, 6pm

1 Longhorn Boulevard

Cedar Hill, TX

Girls and Boys Basketball vs South Grand Prairie

Friday, Jan. 17th, 4:30pm

1 Longhorn Boulevard

Cedar Hill, TX


9th and 10th Grade Comprehensive HS -All Pro Dad Breakfasts

Friday, Jan. 31st, 7:30-9:30am

1 Longhorn Boulevard

Cedar Hill, TX

RSVP by 1/28/20 so we can prepare the correct amount of food.

This breakfast will be for all 9th and 10th-grade dads, mentors, and father-like individuals.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday ( No School)

Monday, Jan. 20th, 8:15am-3:45pm

Cedar Hill Independent School District, TX, USA