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Our Friday Night Live Club has been hard at work this Spring and Summer.  Check out some awesome videos they have put together to promote healthy living around the topic of gambling:

 

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 6/20/18




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Freshman Connection is coming up on June 11th for all incoming 9th graders to New Tech High!

 

It will begin at 9 am and end at 12 pm right here at the high school.  See you then!

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 6/8/18




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The last Family Bulletin of the year is here!  You can find it linked below:

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Published: 6/3/18




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Published: 6/2/18




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It's time for Tech Lends a Hand! On Monday, June 4, all students will spend the day doing a variety of community service projects around Napa County.

This year's project sites include community gardens, city parks and trails, an assisted living facility, retirement home, the animal shelter, a Habitat for Humanity build, various elementary schools, the Napa River, Connolly Ranch and more!

We need parents to volunteer to help chaperone from approximately 8am to 3pm (specific times may vary depending on your group assignment). Please call the office at 707-259-8557 if you can volunteer! 

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Published: 6/1/18




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This week's Family Bulletin is ready to view and can be found at:

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 5/20/18




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Visit the NVUSD Summer 2018 Opportunities for Students webpage to find dozens of things going on this summer for students, from NVUSD offerings, to community programs, swimming information and more! 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 5/11/18




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We need your help! Senior Breakfast is taking place on June 6th. This is an annual event that juniors gift to their graduating class. It’s an event where Seniors can enjoy a breakfast with their friends and family while also rejoicing on their amazing accomplishments at New Technology High. Although In order for this event to be successful, I need all the help I can get. Our goal as a junior committee is to get a majority if not all of the food needed to be donated by the parents and families of New Tech(you can sign up here). We appreciate any and all donations, the more we can get, the better event we will be able to have. Let me know if you have any questions!

 

Thank you so much,

 

Junior Committee

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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 5/10/18




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Join us at the Race for Education!

The race takes place at the Yountville Veteran’s Home on Saturday, May 19, at 10 AM. Students, teachers and families will come together to show their school spirit and enjoy a healthy weekend activity together.  

The event includes a fun festival for everyone after the race. Funds support health and wellness in our schools, with a special focus on nutrition education.

Visit www.naparaceforeducation.org by May 16 to register online. Wear your school colors! 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 5/10/18




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Join us at the Race for Education!

The race takes place at the Yountville Veteran’s Home on Saturday, May 19, at 10 AM. Students, teachers and families will come together to show their school spirit and enjoy a healthy weekend activity together.  

The event includes a fun festival for everyone after the race. Funds support health and wellness in our schools, with a special focus on nutrition education.

Visit www.naparaceforeducation.org to register. Register by May 9th to receive a t-shirt, and wear your school colors! 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 5/7/18




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This week's Family Bulletin is ready and can be viewed below:

 

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 5/7/18




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Road to Success: Best Utilizing Your Summer


May 8 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm


This workshop is targeted for Juniors and their families, but is open to all New Tech High families.  From 5:30 to 6 pm, we will have pizza and refreshments. At 6 pm, we will explore how students can best navigate their road to life after high school.  Childcare will be available.  If interested, please sign-up here so we can get an accurate number on how much food to order.

 

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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 5/4/18




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The Napa Valley College Summer semester registration process has begun for high school students.  Students should visit www.napavalley.edu to find out more information about course offerings.

 

Fall semester courses are now available on WebAdvisor.  High School students may begin registering on May 24th.  We are excited to announce that we will host the following courses here at New Tech High:

  • ACCT 125
  • ADMJ 120
  • ARTH 110
  • BUSI 100
  • CFS 120
  • COMS 101

Find out more information about the Napa Valley College processes on the college courses page of our website.

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Published: 5/3/18




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It's not too late to order your yearbook and have it arrive in time for the last days of school!

Go to treering.com, order a book, and type New Technology High School into the order section and Napa and order!

I can't guarantee that ordering a yearbook after this week will have it arrive at school in time for the last days of school when we hand them out and you can get signatures.

We did order a group of scholarshipped yearbooks which we will offer for either a reduced price or for free, depending on how many people apply, but if you can afford on your own, please order now!

If you order too late for the last days of school or forget to order altogether, we will also be handing out paper for signatures that can then be glued to the back of a book. You can then order your book from treering, after the fact. You can order a yearbook even after June from their website so no one who wants a yearbook will go without.

If you can't order online and can only pay cash, please have your student see Mrs. Gottfried this week and we'll get you squared away ahead of time!

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Published: 5/2/18




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Congratulations Class of 2018


 

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Published: 5/1/18




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Published: 5/1/18




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Topics:

  • Plan your summer at the Family Festival on April 28
  • More on planning your child's summer
  • Take the LCAP parent involvement survey online through May 10
  • Bike to School Day is May 10
  • New kindergartener or 7th grader next fall? Things to know.
  • Read the details here

Napa Valley Register -- April 24, 2018
American Canyon Eagle -- April 26, 2018

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 4/25/18




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Please fill out this SURVEY  for food items needed for La Strada dell Arte'

 


Thank you

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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 4/23/18




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You can find this week's Family Bulletin at:

 

https://mailchi.mp/nvusd.org/family-bulletin-1414665

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 4/22/18




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Visit La Strada dell Arte' for more information.

We are also in need of food ingredients and prepared portions.

  • 300 Tamales (red, green and cheese)
  • Beans - 3 large pans
  • Potatoes - 3 large pans cooked and chopped
  • Carrots - 3 large pans cooked and chopped
  • Salsa Roja - 3 large containers
  • Salsa Verde- 3 large containers
  • Meat (for tacos)
  • 9 heads of iceberg lettuce - chopped
  • 50 limes
  • 10 bunches of radishes
  • 7 large sour cream containers
  • 15 lbs queso fresco (shredded)
  • 1 Gallon of Milk
  • Chopped cilantro 6-gallon ziplock bags
  • Chopped onions 6-gallon ziplock bags
  • 18 packs of Guerrero Tortillas
  • 6 lbs chiles guajillos
  • 3 gallons Mazola corn oil
  • 4 Tapatio Hot Sauce Bottles
  • 10 packs of tostadas
  • Chips - large bag from Costco
  • 6 cans of yellow nacho cheese
  • 100 elotes - corn on the cob
  • 1 large can of jalapenos
  • 3 jugs horchata
  • 3 jugs tamarindo
  • 3 jugs lemonade
  • 7 boxes of mango
  • 7 pineapples
  • 20 cucumbers
  • 7 watermelons

Please contact lizette_arana@nvusd.org or 707-259-8557

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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 4/21/18




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Each spring, we update our Local Control Accountability Plan, which describes how we’re going to meet our educational goals with the funding available to us.

One part of that plan is an assessment of how well we welcome and take advantage of parent involvement and engagement in our schools. We’d like to hear your feedback and opinions on that topic.

Click here to complete this short survey online in English or Spanish, by May 10. (Paper surveys are provided at the schools and the District office, but we prefer you take the survey online)

Thank you!

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 4/19/18




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This week's Family Bulletin is full of important information!  You can find it here:

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Published: 4/16/18




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What: College field trips!

When: Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26 (all day)

Where: One of eleven different destinations (Stanford, Univ. of San Francisco, CSU East Bay, San Jose State, San Francisco State, Sierra Nevada College, Sonoma State, Shone Farm @ Santa Rosa Junior College, Fire Tech Academy of Santa Rosa, Police Academy at Napa Valley College, Culinary Arts at Napa Valley College).

Student assignments will be announced soon. We need a total of 10 volunteers to make these trips possible. Please save the date for either day that you're available and let us know if you're interested!

To sign up, email avallerga@nvusd.org or call the office: 707-259-8557. 

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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 4/11/18




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Dear New Tech High Family,

We have had four amazing days of our Pilot Week journey.  It has been amazing to see staff and students “lean in” and approach this week with an intensity to learn and grow together as a school.  The continuous feedback we are getting from students, staff, and visitors has been vital to help us understand what is working well this week and what are some areas that we need to continue to refine and deepen our practices with.  Some highlights of the week so far:

  • Freshman have been collaborating with many local organizations, such as, the Napa Community Garden, The Table, The Napa Storehouse, and the Salvation Army, to reduce local food insecurity.  A large majority of the team’s time has been spent out in the community.
  • Sophomores have been working on developing manifestos to articulate their own philosophy around personal wellness. Students have participated in workshops that have strong curricular connections to philosophical debate, logic and reasoning, and brain science.
  • Juniors have been busy as they spread throughout campus looking at the role creating healing spaces plays for community wellness.  Students have been using neuroscience, visual arts, and advanced math to explore the connection between space design and well-being.
  • Seniors have been exploring how to utilize performing arts to give voice to the voiceless, as well as creating literary ties between their theme and their performance.


Throughout the week, we have continued to prototype ways to give students voice and choice, rethink how students flow throughout their day, how we support project teams, and many more project supports and structures.  By doing this, we are able to figure out what is working well and what things we need to refine and rethink as we challenge ourselves to push our project-based culture into the future.

We know for some families and students, the continued question of, “why are we doing this?” comes up.  We are committed as a school community to consistently challenge and push ourselves with the way we learn.  It is easy to get caught in the logistics and semantics of what we perceive “school” should be like.  As I have said many times, we are not perfect, BUT New Tech High exists to challenge the mold of what “school” is and what true learning can be.  

Again, students are not required to be at Monday night’s Open House.  However, we hope that all students and families feel inspired to share their work in pilot week and continue to give feedback on what went well and what areas we can continue to refine.  The Penguin Parent Club will be sponsoring a barbecue at 5 PM and Open House will kick-off at 6 PM.  In this week’s Family Bulletin, we will send out a feedback survey to families and we will have the feedback survey available at Open House.  Again, thank you for being a part of our New Tech High family and see you on Monday night!

Riley Johnson

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Published: 4/7/18




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Published: 4/4/18




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Dear New Tech High Family,

 

We are excited to kick-off our pilot week project today!  New Tech High staff has put in over 15 hours of collaborative planning to this week.  The goal of the project serves two main purposes:

  • We know that data shows us that anxiety and depression in teenagers continues to rise nationally.  Pilot week allows us to revisit creating some simple solutions both internally and for our community to promote the topic of wellness.

  • Over the last 2 years, we have explored ways to enhance our project-based learning culture.  Pilot week allows us a platform to do small prototyping of potential new project structures and supports that will enhance our model here at New Tech High.  The data and feedback collected during and after the project will help inform the future.

 

I want to make it clear that we believe New Tech High is the best environment for growth and learning around.  Our deep-rooted culture, wall-to-wall project-based learning implementation, and focus on outcomes that matter beyond a traditional school have made us the school we are today.  However, we also know that we have many areas we can get stronger in and we can challenge our students to do even greater work than they are doing now. Our goal is to continue to make New Tech High a place that no matter what the student’s destination is after high school, they have the skills and tools necessary to navigate that journey.  We also know that for many families, the worry goes right back to what about grades or what about being ready for college? Well, we currently have students getting acceptance letters to some of the best colleges in the world, like Georgetown, UC Berkeley, and Cal Poly. We also have students preparing a pathway to step right into the workforce.  Our challenge is how we can go even further. How do we challenge ourselves to go past some of the traditional pitfalls of education and launch ourselves into the next 20 years of New Tech High?

 

During pilot week, grade level teams will be exploring how to enhance personal and community well-being.  During the project, some of the enhancements we will be exploring are:

  • Enhancing content integration beyond individual silos or team taught classes.

  • Deepening supports for collaboration via project management protocols.

  • Freeing up time and space.  Traditionally a student has to have math when the master schedule says they have to have it.  During pilot week, the outcomes of the project will dictate when particular content areas are covered.

  • Creating mobility of staff for targeted personalization and support.

  • Embedding more socio-emotional learning opportunities throughout our week.

 

Each grade level is taking a different focus with their wellness project.  Ninth graders are exploring food insecurity here locally. Tenth graders are diving into the role self-care and personal philosophy play in growth. Eleventh graders are is exploring the use of healing space design. Twelfth graders are examining giving the voiceless a voice.  Within the scope of the project, student voice and choice will dictate the direction that each project team decides to go. On April 9th, students will showcase their work at Open House. Students are not required to attend Open House, but we hope they and you are excited to publicly display the great work we have done.

 

Throughout this week and when pilot week is over, we will have multiple opportunities to collect data and gather feedback from students, families, and external stakeholders.  No decisions have been made on what the outcome of pilot week will be. Whether it be a small tweak to support student teams or a structural change to how we approach our normal day, we just know that we are excited to continue to grow our project-based culture into the future together. 
 

Riley Johnson                  

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Published: 4/3/18




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Last SAT Prep Course is Here!

The last Spring SAT Prep Course is almost here, as we will be partnering again with SurferMath, a local prep company, to provide SAT Prep courses at New Tech High for over a 50% discount.  Over 50 New Tech students have participated in the past 2 years, and the average score of these students has increased 120 points on their SAT!

The last Spring SAT Prep Course is fast approaching.  The deadline to register is APRIL 6th.  The next session begins on Tuesday, April 17 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.   All students that register must take the SAT Practice exam on Saturday, April 14 here at New Tech High.

 

Scholarships are available to those in need, so no student is turned away!  If interested, please complete the following registration form and return the office to reserve your spot.

ENGLISH FORM
SPANISH FORM

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Published: 4/3/18




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Thank you to all of the families that were able to make it to the New Student Welcome Night!  If you weren't, that is ok, and here are the resources that were shared that evening:

You may return the filled out family interest form and incoming 9th grade course request by either filling them out and returning them to me via email OR you can drop them off to the New Tech High office starting April 2nd.

 

A couple of important dates to remember:

  • The Incoming 9th grade Summer College Readiness Academy targets students that will be taking Math 1 next year.  More info and how to register can be found at: http://www.newtechhigh.org/scra.  Applications are due April 25th!
  • Join us at Open House on April 9th at 5 pm for a Barbecue and 6 pm for the Showcase.
  • Join us at La Strada dell Arte Street Art Festival on April 28th at 11 am here at New Tech High!
  • Freshman Connection is on Friday, June 8th from 8:30 to 12:30 pm.  It is for students only.

Thank you and welcome to the New Tech High family!

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Published: 3/26/18




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Parents/Guardians - We are conducting a survey in partnership with the XQ Institute to examine how effectively our school is preparing your students for college and careers. 
This survey should take no more than 10 minutes. Please take a moment to complete the survey. 
Click here to access the survey. Deadline: Monday, March 26 at 5 PM

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff
Published: 3/22/18




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This week's Family Bulletin is ready to view.  Please make sure you click through, as there are a couple of important feedback opportunities.  You can find it here:

 

 

Also, don't forget to take the Education Opportunity Survey linked here: http://surveys.schoolbydesign.com/s3/EOAParent-NTHS

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Published: 3/19/18




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 Computer Using Educator Site Leader of the Year

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Published: 3/19/18




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Please join us on Thursday, March 22nd at 6 pm here at New Tech High for our New Student Welcome Night.  On this night we will cover the following:

  • Project-based learning and culture at NTHS
  • Subject selection for 2018-2019
  • Things to Consider for 2018-2019
  • Family Involvement
  • Summer College Readiness Academy for incoming 9th graders (more info here)                                                                                     
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Published: 3/19/18




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Each spring, students in grades 3-8 and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). English language arts/literacy, mathematics, and science tests are included in CAASPP.

For CAASPP testing, students who have the most significant cognitive disabilities, as designated in their active individualized education program, are eligible to take the California Alternative Assessments (CAAs).

The testing window opens April 2 for NVUSD students. The actual testing period within that window varies at each school. 

This year, your child will take the following test(s), depending on his or her grade level:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/literacy (grades 3-8 and grade 11)
  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in mathematics (grades 3-8 and grade 11)
  • California is in the process of implementing the California Next Generation Science Standards. As part of that implementation, students in grades 5, 5, 8, and high school will try out a new test called the California Science Test, or CAST.

These tests measure what your child knows and is able to do. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support he or she needs to be successful in school.

For more information about tests, results, preparation, and the Alternative Assessments, visit the NVUSD Student Testing webpage.

For information on specific dates and times when your child will take the test in each subject, please contact your child's teacher or the school office.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 3/19/18




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Penguin March 5k/Fun Run - April 14th!


Please join us on April 14th at 9:30 am at Redwood Middle School for the first ever Penguin March 5k/Fun Run!  The event is open to the community and we encourage participants to invite their friends.

All proceeds will go directly to support student activities and learning experiences.  You can register one of two ways: online or in-person in the NTHS office.  Please find registration information below.


 

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Published: 3/13/18




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New Tech is happy to provide a Saturday Academy. Saturday Academy serves three purposes.

 

1. It is available to all students for scholastic support.

2. It is a way for the school to recover lost revenue from student absences.

3. It is a way for students to expunge an absence from their record.

 

It is not too late to sign up for this Saturday's session from 8:15-12:30. Please reply to nhale@nvusd.org with your student's name if your student will be attending this Saturday's session (March 17).

 

  •          Ms. Hale will be here this Saturday for academic support.
  •          Ms. Wolf be here for a Garden Clean-up day
  •          Ms. Regalia will be hosting March Moon HighTea                                                                           (FLYER) 
  •  Reservations for High Tea 707-227-5953 sregalia@nvusd.org

 

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Published: 3/13/18




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Spring Break is March 26-30.

Please don't miss school days before or after the break.

 

DOES ATTENDANCE MATTER, REALLY?
Short answer: Yes. Attendance matters. 
 

It matters to your STUDENT 
* Children who miss 20 or more days of school in kindergarten through third grade do poorly in school, and have future problems with truancy, delinquency and substance abuse, and are more likely to drop out of school.
* For low-income students in urban areas, each additional day absent from school in elementary grades is associated with a 7% lower probability of graduating from high school.
* Truancy is a 97% predictor of first-time drug use. The greater the number of truant days, the greater the use. 
This information is from the California Dept of Education.
 

It matters to your SCHOOL
At NVUSD, the average student is absent 7 days each school year. If we can reduce that to an average of 5 days, it would save the District $1.5 million in lost funding from the state. That amount represents nearly half of NVUSD's budget reductions for 2018-2019. Please plan family vacations to correspond to school breaks. 
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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 3/12/18




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Attention New Tech High Parents,

 

Please take a moment to complete this Educational Opportunity Assessment survey. 

 

NVUSD is conducting an Educational Opportunity Assessment in partnership with the XQ Institute to examine how effective we are at preparing students for postsecondary opportunities. The career and college readiness survey will serve as formative information for consideration and discussion.We will survey the following three stakeholder groups: student, teachers, and parents. 

 

http://surveys.schoolbydesign.com/s3/EOAParent-NTHS

 

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 3/11/18




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This week's Family Bulletin is live!  It has updates on a lot of what is happening here at New Tech High:

  • Update on Potential Student Walk-Out
  • Update on NTHS Attendance
  • Update on NVUSD Budget Situation
  • And More!

You can find the Family Bulletin here:

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Published: 3/11/18




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Students will be raffling off Two 3-day passes to Bottlerock! Tickets are $10.00 a piece and we will have prizes for the students that sell the most. The winner will be chosen on April 28th at La Strada. All proceeds will go to support students events and projects via the Penguin Parent Club

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Published: 3/8/18




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We are excited to announce that in April we will be revisiting the topic we kicked off the school year with: wellness.  As well, we will be piloting some new approaches to our project-based learning culture.  Find out more here:

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Published: 3/7/18




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Hello!

Most students who say they don't want a yearbook wind up coming to see if they can buy a last minute one in the last days of school. We are a small school. Even if your student is not a senior, they will probably want a yearbook!

Order now and avoid the last minute craziness. We only order a small amount of extra books to sell for cash on the last two days of school. Buy online and guarantee that your student gets a book.

PURCHASE AND PERSONALIZE YOUR New Technology High School YEARBOOK BY CLICKING HERE:

http://www.treering.com/purchase?Passcode=1013754700354792

A few important facts:
* Your personalized yearbook only costs $39.91.
* You’ll need to purchase your copy and complete your free personal pages by April 17.
* Your 2 free custom pages are optional if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook.

Thanks,
Lisa Gottfried

P.S. If you need help, please contact support@treering.com

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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 3/6/18




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New Tech is happy to provide a Saturday Academy. Saturday Academy serves three purposes.

 

1. It is available to all students for scholastic support.

2. It is a way for the school to recover lost revenue from student absences.

3. It is a way for students to expunge an absence from their record.

 

It is not too late to sign up for this Saturday's session from 8:15-12:00. Please reply to nhale@nvusd.org with your student's name if your student will be attending this Saturday's session (March 10).

 

Ms. Hale and Mrs.Winegarner.  will be here this Saturday for academic support.

 

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing your student on Saturday.

 

 

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Published: 3/5/18




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This week's Family Bulletin is ready to view.  Please find important updates and information at the links below:

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Published: 3/4/18




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The cost is $46. Students must have a cap and gown in order to walk the stage. If you purchase one and your student does not graduate, there is no refund. Caps and gowns should be purchased by the end of March. Late fees may apply if you order past March 23rd. We recommend that you purchase as early as possible.

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Published: 3/3/18




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Your child's safety is our first priority.

  • Read the letter from Superintendent Sweeney.
  • For more information, visit our Student Safety webpage to find out more about mental health services, facilities safety, lockdown and other drills and more. 
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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 2/22/18




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We are excited to announce that the Summer College Readiness Academy is back at New Tech High.  This program is for incoming 9th graders with a focus on math and current 9th graders with a focus on humanities.  More information about the program can be found here.

 

Incoming 9th graders interested in applying can do so here: http://www.nvusd.org/scra#apply

 

Current 9th graders interested in applying can do so here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBBg3J6pc1l_8Ha72esOurfibY4ry2O3f3T-EJ4VHQOUddIA/viewform

 

As well, we are currently hiring for our Summer College Readiness Academy.  More information about the program can be found here.  Positions are posted on Edjoin and can be applied for there.  Positions are:

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Published: 2/15/18




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This week's family bulletin is now available!  Find out more about course scheduling, this week's Future of New Tech High discussion series and PPC meeting and more!

 

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 2/11/18




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The Board of Education has begun its search for a new superintendent and the members want to hear from you, our parents and community, about what is important to you in a superintendent of schools.

You can attend an in-person meeting (Feb. 12, Feb. 13, or Feb. 15) or complete an online survey (closes Feb. 19 at 11:59 PM). More info here.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 2/9/18




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Diana Leon, Marina Ayala, Milca Ceballos Guzman & A.J. Bello
 

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Published: 2/9/18




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Published: 1/31/18




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Published: 1/29/18




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The Family Bulletin for the week of January 28th can be found below:

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 1/28/18




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WHEN:  Sunday, February 25, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Vintage High School, 1375 Trower Avenue, Napa

WHO:  All teens and young adults ages 12 to 25 years.

WHAT:  Screenings take 60-90 minutes (wait times may vary). 

HOW:  Your child must be registered online in advance and bring completed health form:

COST:  Free

 

MORE INFORMATION

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/26/18




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Get your CFS applications in by Friday, January 26 by the end of the day.

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Published: 1/25/18




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Attention New Technology Seniors:

 

Did you miss the in-school order day? Order anytime online at highschool.herffjones.com. Don’t delay; products are available in limited quantities. The time to order is now! Click below to make sure you have everything you need for graduation!

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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 1/24/18




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To help start the year out right we have put together some info about our program and the many positive changes to school meals at NVUSD.

 

Download (English/Español)

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 1/23/18




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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 1/22/18




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This week's Family Bulletin is available here!  Find important information about the next Penguin Parent Club meeting and the CSF Scholarship application:

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 1/21/18




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10th and 11th Grade Families,

It is that time of year again!  This Spring, we will be partnering again with SurferMath, a local prep company, to provide SAT Prep courses at New Tech High for over a 50% discount.  Over 50 New Tech students have participated in the past 2 years, and the average score of these students has increased 120 points on their SAT!

There are 3 prep course offerings in the Spring and spots are on a first come, first serve basis.  The first session begins on January 23th from 7 to 8:30 pm.  There is a Mock SAT this Saturday, at 8 am during Saturday Academy.  Students taking the SAT Prep Course have access to mock exams for free.

 

Scholarships are available to those in need, so no student is turned away!  If interested, please complete the following registration form and return the office to reserve your spot.

ENGLISH FORM
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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 1/18/18




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In American Studies, Junior Nicole Link completed her project about recognizing Civil Rights Unsung Heroes throughout history. She decided to write a book about Sheyann Webb, an eight-year girl who went on a journey that changed her life forever. Her experiences really inspired Nicole, and she hopes her story inspires you.

 

Here is the link to the story: https://meetingthespark.weebly.com/

 

Please take the time to read her short story and learn about the amazing things Sheyann went through.

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 1/16/18




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Welcome back from winter break!  We hope you had an amazing holiday season and are as excited as we are to be back together.  Below you will find the first Family Bulletin of the new semester:

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 1/15/18




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CFS145 - Language Development Young Children (Hybrid)

                 Section 72930 - Wednesdays, 3:15-5:15 - 1/17/ to 5/26

ACCT120 - Intro to Accounting (Hybrid)

                 Section 728885 - Tuesdays, 3:15 - 5:15 - 1/17/ to 5/26

HUMA101 - American Mind 2

                 Section 73132 - Wednesdays, 3:15 - 6:35 - 1/31/ to 5/16

PHIL121 - Intro to Philosophy 2

               Section 73198 - Tuesdays, 3:15 - 6:05 -1/23/ to 5/22

SPAN121 - Elementary Spanish II (5 Units)

               Section 72708 - Tues. & Thurs, 3:50 - 5:50 - 1/23 to 5/24

ARTH106 - Western Art

               Section 73393 - Mon. & Weds, 3:30 - 5:00 - 1/29 to 5/16

 

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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 12/13/17




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Three Napa County teenagers are the first students to complete the Napa County Sheriff’s new internship program. For 10 weeks, the high school seniors learned self-defense tactics, how to work a crime scene and performed X-rays in the coroner’s office.

“I got an idea about what I really want to do,” said Xochilt Fermin, 18. Fermin, a senior at New Technology High School, said that now she knows she wants to be in law enforcement. She plans to attend Napa Valley College and enroll in the police academy as soon as she can.

 

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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 12/8/17




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Savanna Harwood and Grant Hall were recognized as Students of the Month, showcasing student films at the Napa Valley Film Festival. They are executive producers and creative mentors for On The Fly Production, a New Technology High School video production company. 

Read entire article

 

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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 12/6/17




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This week's Family Bulletin is ready and can be found here:

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 12/3/17




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Please consider a tax-deductible donation by taking part in our Friendsgiving Campaign. Your support goes directly to transforming authentic student experiences, enhancing college and career supports, and innovative professional development for teachers. Whether family, alumni, or community friends, your support will help continue to make New Tech High the best place it can be for current and future students. 

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 11/28/17




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Courses Offered Spring 2018 Semester:

 

High School Students may begin registering on December 13.  Courses begin on January 17th.  The following courses will be offered on New Tech High’s campus in the Spring of 2018:

  • CFS 145 - Language Development Young Children (Section 72930), 1/17 to 5/26, HYBRID, Wednesdays 3:15-5:15 pm, 3 units
  • ACCT 120 - Intro to Accounting (Section 728885), 1/17 to 5/26, HYBRID, Tuesdays 3:15-5:15 pm, 3 units
  • HUMA 101 - American Mind 2 (Section 73132), 1/31 to 5/16, Wednesdays 3:15-6:35 pm, 3 units
  • PHIL 121 - Intro to Philosophy 2 (Section 73198), 1/23 to 5/22, Tuesdays 3:15-6:05 pm, 3 units
  • SPAN 121 - Elementary Spanish II (Section 72708), 1/23 to 5/24, Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:50 pm, 5 units
  • ARTH 106 - Western Art (Section 73393), 1/29 to 5/16, Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 pm, 3 units
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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 11/27/17




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This week's Family Bulletin is live.  There is a lot of valuable information, dates to remember, and requests, so we encourage you to check it out.

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 11/26/17




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Seniors,

 

Last year, we gave away nearly $40k in scholarships to NTHS Seniors.  The NTHS Scholarship application is now available.  Many scholarships are available for students with special eligibility criteria and many are available to all students that apply.  There are TWO parts and applications must be submitted in full by December 13th at 4 pm to be eligible for consideration.

 

1) Online Application - please complete this application.  Some sections require information from your parents/guardians.

 

2) Release Form - this must be signed and submitted to the office.

 

Please let myself or Mrs. Plowman know if you have any questions.  Thank you.

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 11/16/17




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This week's Family Bulletin can be viewed here:

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 11/12/17




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Attention Senior Families,

 

Below are two opportunities for help on finalizing your college applications:

 

1) Our next Saturday Academy College Going Workshop will be on November 18th at 9 am and FREE for all NTHS Senior families and will cover the UC and CSU applications.  Please complete the registration and return it the office so we have an accurate idea of how many people will be there.

 

ENGLISH FORM
SPANISH FORM

 

2) Starting this Saturday, local college counselors are offering free 30 minute 1-1 college application support at Sylvan Learning Center.  Students must sign-up for a time and spots are limited.

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4ba8ad2fa1fd0-napa

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 11/9/17




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Winter Break is Dec. 18 - Jan. 5. School resumes Jan. 8, 2018.

 

Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday break as families squeeze in a few more vacation days.

 

It’s time to break that cycle. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school.

 

Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until each break starts and the first day back. You can help us convey that message. This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of attendance.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/7/17




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This week's Family Bulletin can be viewed here:

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 11/5/17




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Date: Thursday, Nov. 9

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: NVUSD Ed Center Auditorium, 2425 Jefferson St. Napa

 

Join us on for presentations and discussion on topics related to school safety and security, including facilities, emergency drills and protocols, emergency communications and more.

 

Spanish interpretation will be available. See you there! 

 

DOWNLOAD THE FLYER (ENGLISH/ESPAÑOL)     

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 11/1/17




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The October 29th Family Bulletin is now available.  You can find it linked below:

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 10/29/17




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Attention Senior families,

 

Due to the fires, we have adjusted our Saturday Academy College Going Workshop Series.  The updated dates for workshop #2 and workshop #3 are November 4th and November 18th.  All workshops take place at NTHS from 9 am to 12 pm.

 

The cost of each workshop is $25.  If interested, please fill out and return the following registration form to the office ASAP.

 

ENGLISH FORM
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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 10/25/17




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October/November topics:

  • Food service as schools reopen
  • Oct. 24 Food Day is postponed
  • No school on Friday, Oct. 27
  • Elementary school conferences
  • Safety and Security Parent Meeting postponed
  • Oct. 26 School Expo canceled
  • Support NVUSD students and staff affected by the fires

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/24/17




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Four updates:

  • Food service this week
  • The planned non-student day on Friday, Oct. 27
  • Elementary parent conferences
  • Wednesday’s Safety and Security Parent meeting

We want to clarify that school breakfast and lunch are not free to all students this week. We realize that many families have had a change in housing or income status due to the fires, and we will provide breakfast and lunch to those students while we work to get the proper paperwork completed.

 

Secondly, as planned, there will be no school for students on Friday, Oct. 27. We are working with our teachers on options for recovering student learning lost during the fire emergency. We will share those plans as soon as they are available.

 

Next, if your student is in elementary school, you will hear directly from the school about rescheduling your parent conference. The intent is to complete conferences before Thanksgiving break.

 

Finally, we will reschedule the Safety and Security Parent meeting that was scheduled for this Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the District Auditorium. Please watch for the new date.

 

Thank you, and welcome back to school!

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/23/17




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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/23/17




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We are excited to welcome our students back on Monday, October 23rd.  Please see the message below with details about coming back to school:

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Published: 10/22/17




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There will be no Super Saturday School at any NVUSD school on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/19/17




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Here's why:

  • We committed to making attendance decisions based on air quality, and the forecast for the week continues to include periods in the red (unhealthy) and purple (very unhealthy) zones.
  • There is just too much variability in air quality to be confident for an entire school day.

We are committed to getting students back in school as quickly as possible, but only when the air quality situation is more reliably orange (unhealthy for sensitive groups) or better. 

 

NVUSD staff will get additional information through their usual communication channels.

 

For students with asthma

If your student has asthma but does not have an inhaler at school and you want to send one,  please download the NVUSD medication form and ask your health care provider (doctor) to complete and sign it. Return it to your school office with your student's inhaler.

 

 

>> NVUSD Napa Fire Follow-up: More Info and Resources

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/17/17




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UPDATE 10:00AM:

Please share!!!

City of Napa public (in-person) information meetings will happen today!

Please plan on attending an public information session. The first will be at 1 PMBrowns Valley Elementary and the second will be at 6 PM at the City of Napa City Hall (2nd and School Street). Spanish speaking staff will be available for translation services.

The information sessions will pertain to City of Napa services in the City jurisdiction.

Thank you!

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




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Please see the message that was e-mailed to all New Tech High students and families, Tuesday, October 10th at 3:45 pm.

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Published: 10/10/17




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New Tech High has started a fund for families affected by the various fires that have occurred this week. All funds will go directly to families impacted. Whether a Napan or not, please consider supporting our community at this time. Donations can be made at:

 

https://newtechhigh.z2systems.com/np/clients/newtechhigh/donation.jsp?campaign=16&&test=true

 


 

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Published: 10/10/17




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Published: 10/9/17




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UPDATE: We know that many staff and student families have had to evacuate their homes. Around 4 pm, we should have an update on what the status for tomorrow looks like. We will share this on social media and our website. With the shaky cell service, it is important that if you see the status for tomorrow, share it with families who might not see it.

 

Stay safe.

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 10/9/17




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Join us on October 10th at 6 pm for the first of the "Future of New Tech High" Discussion Series.  The Penguin Parent Club will also be going over some regular business.  We will be discussing:

  • School Start Time
  • Structure of School Day

Staff, students, and parents are welcome to this conversation!


 

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 10/8/17




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The Family Bulletin for the week of October 8th is now live!  You can see it here:

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Published: 10/8/17




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Register Here


 

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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 10/2/17




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Looking for an innovative, public, small learning environment that focuses on creating meaningful student-led culture and authentic learning experiences that live outside of the walls of school?

 

New Tech High is the choice for you! Open enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year runs October 2nd-November 3rd. We will be filling our incoming freshman class, as well as, accepting applications for next year's 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Learn more about how to apply, sign-up for a recruitment tour, and find out when info nights are at www.newtechhigh.org/admissions.

 

The choice for you is New Tech High!

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 10/2/17




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If you missed the last Penguin Parent Club meeting, please see the presentation below from Dulce Murillo, our ALDEA representative that works with students on substance abuse:

 

New Tech High AOD Presentation

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 10/1/17




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You can access the Family Bulletin for the week of October 1st here: 

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 10/1/17




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Over the last 5 years, New Tech High students have outperformed the state of California when it comes to A-G eligibility.  A-G eligibility means students meet the course requirements necessary to attend a UC or CSU school.  Learn more about A-G here: http://newtechhigh.org/agrequirements

 

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 9/28/17




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September/October topics:

  • Must be present to learn!
  • Your student ID is your Napa County Library card
  • American Canyon schools meeting on Oct. 3
  • Open Enrollment begins Oct. 2
  • School Expo is Oct. 26
  • Food Day is Oct. 24

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 9/26/17




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This week's Family Bulletin can be found at: 

 

http://mailchi.mp/nvusd.org/new-tech-high-weekly-update (English)

 

http://mailchi.mp/nvusd.org/new-tech-high-weekly-update-1107273 (Spanish)

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 9/24/17




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Video en español

 

If there is anything standing in your way of getting your child to school every day, on time, the best way that we can fully support your child is through communication. Please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the school staff. Come in to talk with us, set up an appointment, call, or email at any time. Thank you for your efforts in all that you do as parents to help your child succeed!

 

¡¡La escuela ya está en marcha, y su asistencia también debería estarlo!! Si hay cualquier cosa que les impida llevar a sus hijos a la escuela cada día, puntualmente, la mejor manera que tenemos de apoyar a sus hijos es mediante la comunicación. Por favor, no duden en contactar con cualquier miembro del personal escolar. Vengan a hablar con nosotros, concierten una cita, llamen o envíen un email en cualquier momento. ¡Gracias por sus esfuerzos en todo lo que hacen como padres para ayudar a que su hijo/a tenga éxito!

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 9/18/17




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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 9/15/17




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Friday, October 6, is picture make-up day.

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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 9/15/17




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The bi-weekly family bulletin is ready to view!  In this week's family bulletin, you will find:

  • All School College Field Trip 
  • New Tech High Golf Tournament 
  • College Workshop
  • Family Giving Information
  • Upcoming Dates to Remember

You can find the family bulletin here or in the News section of the website at www.newtechhigh.org

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 9/14/17




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Worldwide, nationally and locally, humans are being challenged by forces of nature: fires, hurricanes, earthquakes and more. Close to home, we know the anxiety and uncertainty people feel when their world is changed overnight, such as the earthquake of Aug. 24, 2014. So our empathy for those in Texas, Florida, Mexico and other places is real and heartfelt.

 

Many in our community are uncertain and anxious due to the announced changes in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.  

 

Our Board of Trustees, as well as the County Supervisors and municipal councils, resolved in April 2017: “We aspire to be a model for inclusion and equity for all populations, including immigrants, refugees, and other newcomers and are committed to supporting the ongoing inclusion and long-term economic and social integration of newcomers, and to demonstrate values of unity and acceptance.”

 

We will continue to follow the policies put in place nationally, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, until new policies or laws are enacted, and remain committed to our vision of preparing all of our community’s children for college and careers in the 21st century.

 

El NVUSD se compromete a servir a todos los estudiantes

 

A nivel mundial, nacional y local, los seres humanos están siendo desafiados por las fuerzas de la naturaleza: incendios, huracanes y otros elementos. Cerca de casa, somos conscientes de la ansiedad y la incertidumbre que la gente siente cuando su mundo cambia de la noche a la mañana, como pasó con el terremoto del 24 de agosto de 2014. Así que nuestra empatía por aquellas personas que viven en Texas, Florida, México y otros lugares es real y sentida.

 

Muchas personas de nuestra comunidad tienen incertidumbre y ansiedad debido a los cambios anunciados sobre la normativa Acción Diferida para Llegadas Infantiles (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés).  

 

Nuestra Mesa del Consejo Directivo, así como los Supervisores del Condado y consejos municipales, resolvieron en abril de 2017: “Aspiramos a ser un ejemplo de inclusión y equidad para todas las poblaciones, inclusive inmigrantes, personas refugiadas y otros recién llegados, y estamos comprometidos con el hecho de apoyar la inclusión económica y social continua y a largo plazo de los recién llegados, y con el hecho de demostrar los valores de la unidad y la aceptación.”

 

Continuaremos siguiendo las normativas que se implementen a nivel nacional, inclusive la Acción Diferida para Llegadas Infantiles, hasta que se promulguen nuevas normativas o leyes, y permanecemos comprometidos con nuestra visión de preparar a todos los niños y niñas de nuestra comunidad para la universidad y las profesiones del siglo 21.

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 9/12/17




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Napa County Public Health is offering free seasonal flu vaccine shots to anyone over 3 years of age

 

The spray version of the vaccine is not available this year, but the flu shot is still the safest and most effective way to avoid getting the flu. In addition to protecting yourself from getting sick, the vaccine can prevent you from spreading the flu to your family and other people who are more likely to have severe illness.

 

See the attached schedule for dates and locations.

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 9/11/17




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Hello Senior Families,

This is just a reminder that our first College Going Workshop is this Saturday starting at 9 am!  This series is an opportunity for Seniors and their parents/guardians to get targeted support in preparing for applying for colleges.  Students and families attend the first half and just students attend the second half.  The focus for workshop #1 is narrowing down your college list.  

The cost of each workshop is $25 and you can attend all four or just one.  Scholarships are available. Please see the linked flyer for more info and if you would like to register, fill it out and have your student return it to the office by Thursday of this week!

College Going Workshop (English)
College Going Workshop (Spanish)

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 9/11/17




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Be responsible with E-Waste and help keep electronics out of the landfill. New Tech High is hosting an E-Waste Drive the week of Monday September 11th through Friday September 15th. Items with a cord, electronic devices such as cell phones or computers, and bagged household batteries can be dropped off at school this week and will be picked up and processed by Napa Recycling and Waste Service's e-waste program. An e-waste dumpster will be labeled and located on Yount street near the other dumpsters - please make sure e-waste is going into the appropriate dumpster. 


 

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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 9/6/17




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Our fall Ultimate Frisbee tournament will be held at Redwood Middle School on Saturday, October 7th. This year we have over 50 students signed up to play, but in order for them all to be able to participate, I need some help. If you are available to supervise a team, work at one of the medical stations, information booth, or concession stands, please contact Tom Wolf at twolf@nvusd.org.

 

 Thank You ahead of time!

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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 9/6/17




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Continuing this year for middle and high school students with elementary students being added this fall

  • NVUSD students IDs will also serve as a Napa County Library card
  • Students will have full access to Napa County Library resources
  • Students will automatically be enrolled in the program unless a parent choose to opt-out of this service.
  • Service to new secondary students and elementary students will be activated October 1st, 2017.
  • Continuing secondary students already have access.

MORE INFORMATION

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 9/5/17




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Dear New Tech High Students and Families,

 

I must remind you that as a public high school, we take a neutral stance on all political issues.  However, it is important to remind ourselves why we do what we do: to challenge our students to believe no opportunity is out of their reach with the right determination and preparation.  We know that many of our students and families were affected or know someone that was affected by the decision to end DACA.  Now, we will not get into the specifics about potential directions legislation can go, but we will affirm the fact that every student at New Tech High deserves a safe and purposeful space to grow as a learner and we strive to continue to be that place.

 

Whether one of our students is a DREAMER or going through a gender transition process or deciding what colleges to apply to or worrying about how to support teammates in a project, we are committed to the development of every New Tech High student.  When talking about the Road to Success we try to help each student pave, I always reference three things: eligibility, awareness, and preparedness.  We know that regardless of your family's background, beliefs, or opinions, we can all agree that we have a shared interest in making New Tech High the type of learning environment that every single student has the opportunity to chase their own path to success.

 

I just recently shared some surprising statistics with students from our most recent California Healthy Kids Survey:

  • 26% of students had been harassed or bullied in the last year

  • 20% of students were victims of cyberbulling in the last year

  • 20% of students were currently using alcohol or drugs

  • 25% of students were offered, sold, or given illegal drugs in the past year

  • 34% of students didn’t feel close to their classmates at New Tech High

  • 55% of students suffered serious anxiety

  • 21% of students seriously considered suicide at least once in the last year

 

I don’t want to paint a bleak picture (93% of students felt a strong sense of connectedness to New Tech High and 95% of students felt that NTHS was a safe place), but it is important to point out that caring for our students is a never ending job with no end goal.

 

We believe every student, whether currently affected by the decision to end DACA, dealing with personal substance issues, struggling with personal mental health, or a wide variety of other issues, deserves to be a part of a community that wraps them with love.  We know that your student might struggle with anxiety or depression.  We know that your student has a friend that struggles with anxiety or depression.  We know that your student might be dealing with personal substance issues.  We know that your student might know someone that brings drugs to campus everyday.  We know that your student might have a friend that is undocumented.  We know that we are not perfect, but we will continue to try and provide supports and structures for all students to have a safe place to grow as a person.  I encourage you to talk to your child about their personal struggles or struggles a friend might be having.  It truly does take a village and we also know that not every student buys into the culture we have created.  If your student has a personal struggle or know someone that does or is mistreating our school culture, I encourage you to have them reach out to a teacher, Mrs. Martinez, Ms. Miller, or myself.  We have the tools to try to provide the scaffolds necessary to

 

We are committed to every single student that has walked through our doors, that is currently here, and will be here in the years to come.  Recent studies have showed that developing psychological safety (meaning people feel safe to take risks and be vulnerable) is key to building a culture of togetherness and care.  Being human-centered is at the core of our values and what makes the New Tech High culture unlike any other.  Trust, respect, and responsibility are more than just words if viewed correctly.  We must protect that culture, live that culture, and transform that culture.  We will always continue to strive to create project experiences that are relevant, engaging, and real world for students. Thank you for all you do for your student, the fellow students of New Tech High, and our New Tech High family.

 

Riley Johnson

Principal, New Tech High

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 9/5/17




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The front office is in need of the following donations

  • Bandaids
  • Copy paper
  • Dixie cups
  • Feminine hygiene
  • Breakfast bars
  • Cough drops
  • Sandwich bags
  • Icy hot packs 

Thank you

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Posted by: Denise Plowman
Published: 9/5/17




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Saturday Academy College Going Workshops

We are excited to announce we are offering the Saturday Academy College Going Workshops series again.  This series is an opportunity for Seniors and their parents/guardians to get targeted support in preparing for applying for colleges.  Please see the linked flyer for more info and if you would like to register, fill it out and have your student return it to the office as soon as possible.

College Going Workshop (English)
College Going Workshop (Spanish)

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 8/31/17




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Families and students interested in applying for the California Scholarship Federation may find the application linked below:

 

CSF Application

 

The California Scholarship Federation (CSF), started in 1921 by Charles F. Seymour, seeks to recognize students living in the state of California who possess high standards in academics.

Members of the California Scholarship Federation are eligible for a variety of tuition scholarships available at universities across the state and in select colleges nationwide.

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 8/30/17




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Back to School Night is Monday, August 28th!  Join us at 5:30 pm for a FREE bar-b-que sponsored by the Penguin Parent Club and then the BTSN program starts at 6:30 pm.  Please click the image below for some introductions from New Tech High staff!

 

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 8/26/17




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August/September topics:

  • Watch your mail for CAASPP results
  • Parent Guide available at schools and online
  • Student paperwork is so important!
  • County Public Health Officer reminds us about vaccinations
  • Measure H Bond Oversight Committee welcomes you

 

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 8/24/17




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Welcome Back New Tech High Families!  Below you will find the link to our first Family Bulletin.  A couple of important things to highlight:

  • Back to School Night is August 28th!  There is a free BBQ at 5:30 pm with the event starting at 6:30 pm.
  • School Pictures are this Friday!
  • Senior Picture Make-up is this Saturday!

You can access the first Family Bulletin below:

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 8/21/17




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Our board, faculty and staff welcome you to many joyful learning experiences for your child.

 

The consistent vision of our Board of Trustees is 

 

"Transform Lives By Instilling 21st Century Skills and Inspire Lifelong Learning in Every Student."

 

Thank you for your commitment to work together so we all can best serve our students to achieve this vision.

 

Our students are making great progress, yet there is more work to be done. This year, the Board added a fourth goal to ensure that social-emotional learning and healthy living are integrated system-wide. We are fortunate to have amazing parents and generous community partners dedicated to developing well-rounded and empowered students.

 

Here are the academic goals adopted by the Board of Trustees for this school year.

 

Goals:

 

1. Students will graduate college and career ready.

2. Staff will provide equitable access and opportunities to close the achievement gap.

3. Students will master 21st century skills.

4. Develop educational programs that support healthy living.

 

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, thank you for your commitment to transform and inspire our students.

 

Here's to a joyful and productive year!

 

Patrick

 

 

Patrick J. Sweeney Ed.D.

Superintendent

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Posted by: Kelly Cliff, District Admin, Napa Valley Unified School District
Published: 8/14/17




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Welcome back New Tech High families! This is a reminder that School Business Day is Tuesday, August 8. There are two sessions, 9 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 7pm.  We are asking that ALL New Tech families and students come to one of the two sessions to complete back to school paperwork. If done correctly, you will complete necessary paperwork and applications prior to or on site and be able to receive student schedules once finished at School Business Day. Below you will find many of the components of School Business Day. For the first time, you are able to complete some paperwork now digitally and bring some with you already completed.  There are some items that must be completed in-person and we will have access to all paperwork in full at School Business Day. The goal of this process is to expedite the paperwork process for your family AND give students access to schedules prior to the start of school with successful completion of School Business Day.

Forms and paperwork come in one of three versions:

  1. Digital version – Fill out prior to coming to School Business Day (Please complete individually for each student you have)
    1. Walking Field Trip Form
    2. Media Release Form
    3. R-Rated Film Form
    4. Off-Campus Permission Form (For 10th, 11th, & 12th grade students)
    5. Parent Volunteer Interest Form
    6. Free & Reduced Lunch Instructions (We ask that all NTHS families complete an application.  There will be computers and hard copy forms on-site on 8/8.  Our free & reduced lunch percentage secures additional funding for our school).
  2. PDF version – Print out, complete, and bring to School Business Day
    1. Annual Parent Acknowledgement Form
    2. Armed Services Questionnaire (Required by DOE)
    3. Student Insurance Form
    4. Student Residency Questionnaire
    5. Consent for Counseling Services Form
    6. Technology Use Agreement
  3. On-site version – Must be completed in-person on School Business Day

Also please note, below you can find access to some pertinent information for the start of school

  1. NTHS 2017-2018 Calendar
    1. Our first day of school is August 14 and a minimum day.
  2. NTHS Bell Schedule
  3. Course Changes
    1. Spanish 1, Spanish 2, & Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1 & 2 will be offered at New Tech High. If a student would like to take 3 or 4 years of a language, they will need to explore the best options via Napa Valley College
    2. Drama 1 and Advanced Drama will be offered in 2017-2018, but Visual Art will not be offered on campus this school year. Our Digital Design pathway is available to all students and 10th, 11th and 12th grade students interested in a Visual Art course will need to explore the best options via Napa Valley College

 

¡Bienvenido de nuevo familias de New Tech! Este es un recordatorio de que el Día laboral escolar es el jueves 8 de agosto. Hay dos sesiones la primera sera, de 9:00 am a 11:00 am y de 5:00 pm a 7:00 pm. Estamos pidiendo que TODAS las familias y estudiantes de New Tech vengan a una de las dos sesiones para completar el papeleo de la escuela. Si lo hace correctamente, puede completar el papeleo y las solicitudes necesarias antes o en el sitio y podrá recibir los horarios de los estudiantes cuando todos el papeleo este completo. A continuación encontrará muchos de los componentes de Día laboral escolar. Por primera vez, usted es capaz de completar algunos documentos ahora digitalmente y traer algunos con usted ya completado. Hay algunos artículos que se deben completar en persona y tendrán acceso a todos los documentos en su totalidad en el Día laboral escolar. El objetivo de este proceso es acelerar el proceso de papeleo para su familia y para que los estudiantes tengan acceso a los horarios antes del comienzo de la escuela con la finalización exitosa del Día laboral escolar.

Las formas y papeleo vienen en una de tres versiones:

  1. Versión digital – puede llenar antes de venir al día laboral de la escuela (por favor complete individualmente para cada estudiante que usted tiene)
    1. Walking Field Trip Form
    2. Media Release Form
    3. R-Rated Film Form
    4. Off-Campus Permission Form (Para 10th, 11th, y 12th grado)
    5. Parent Volunteer Interest Form
    6. Free & Reduced Lunch Instructions (Pedimos que todas las familias de NTHS llenen una solicitud. Habrá computadoras y formularios impresos en el sitio el 8/8. Nuestro porcentaje de almuerzo gratis y reducido asegura fondos adicionales para nuestra escuela)
  2. Versión en PDF – es capaz de imprimir y traer copias llenas al Día Escolar de Negocios
    1. Annual Parent Acknowledgement Form
    2. Armed Services Questionnaire (Required by DOE)
    3. Student Insurance Form
    4. Student Residency Questionnaire
    5. Consent for Counseling Services Form
    6. Technology Use Agreement
  3. Versión in situ – Se debe completar en persona el Día Hábil Escolar

También a tener en cuenta, a continuación puede encontrar acceso a alguna información pertinente para el inicio de la escuela

  1. NTHS 2017-2018 Calendar
    1. Tenga en cuenta que nuestro primer día de escuela es el 14 de agosto y un día mínimo.
  2. NTHS Bell Schedule
  3. Course Changes
    1. Tenga en cuenta que el español 1, el español 2 y el español para los hablantes de español 1 y 2 se ofrecerán en New Tech High. Si un estudiante quisiera tomar 3 o 4 años de una lengua, necesitarán explorar las mejores opciones vía Napa Valley College
    2. Tenga en cuenta que Drama 1 y Drama Avanzado serán ofrecidos en 2017-2018, pero el Arte Visual no será ofrecido en el campus este año escolar. Nuestra vía de diseño digital está disponible para todos los estudiantes y los estudiantes de décimo, undécimo y décimo grado interesados en un curso de arte visual necesitarán explorar las mejores opciones vía Napa Valley College.

 

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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 8/2/17




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Courses Offered Fall 2017:

The semester for Napa Valley College in the Fall of 2017 begins on August 14th.  The following courses will be offered on New Tech High’s campus in the Spring of 2017:

  • ACCT 120 Intro to Accounting - Monday 3:15 - 6:35; 3 units; Section #71850 (Meets 8/28 - 12/11)
  • ADMJ 120 Intro to Criminal Justice System - Monday 3:15 - 5:15; 3 units; Section #71857 (Meets 8/14 - 12/16)
  • BUSI 100 Intro Business - Tuesday 3:15 - 5:15; 3 units; Section #71857 (Late Start Hybrid)
  • CFS 122 Principles & Practices of Teaching Young Children
  • CISA 101 Computer Information Systems
  • HOSP 120 Intro to Hospitality Management
  • PHIL 120 Intro to Philosophy
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Posted by: Riley Johnson
Published: 7/29/17