PRINCIPAL UPDATE TO PARENTS AND STAFF

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Hello students and families,
Just wanted to share some updates. I know everything seems difficult and some are handing these times differently. Please know that the staff and I are here to support you. Reach out to us during this time if you have any questions. We are just an email away and care about each of you.
Parents you will be receiving calls if your child has not been participating in one or more class. This is to verify if you have access to WiFi and a Chromebook at this time. As we move to more virtual learning, we want to make sure it is equitable for all students.
ACOE Superintendent Karen Monroe and Acting Superintendent Salinas, just announced:
School closure will continue until May 1st. We know that the first nine days has been a trial for virtual learning. I appreciate our staff and students communication and perseverance at this time. You will receive an email later this week with an update on what school will look like moving into the continued closure 4/6-5/1. 
 
Reminder: SPRING BREAK IS NEXT WEEK 3/30-4/3. 
The PTSA at NMHS has chosen their recipients for the 2020 PTSA NMHS Senior Scholarships.  Also, a NMHS senior was awarded the California PTA Senior Scholarship in addition to receiving the PTSA NMHS Senior Scholarship.  We will be holding a Facebook Live event at 3 pm on Thursday March 26th. Please join us to find out who earned these scholarships.
AP EXAM UPDATE 🖥
At this time, the College Board has decided that AP testing will occur.  Students will be allowed to take a 45-minute online free response AP exam at home.  Each AP exam will follow this streamlined model (e.g., if your student signed up for two different AP exams, each exam would take 45 minutes).  AP exams that require a portfolio (e.g., AP Computer Science) have been given an extension of the submission of the digital portfolio.  
 
Students will be able to use a computer, tablet, or even their phone to complete the exam.  The College Board will also allow students to take a photo of a handwritten exam and submit it.  (Exact details about this latter option are still under development.).  
 
The College Board has also indicated that it is doing its best to ensure that the content of the abbreviated AP exams for this year only cover material typically covered by AP teachers by March – so content generally covered in April or May will not be tested.  
 
More details are expected on April 3 from the College Board.  
 
For specific information from the College Board, please review this link:  https://bit.ly/2UCzCyD

SBAC Testing UPDATE

SBAC Update…

Testing will take place March 30-April 2nd for 11th grade students. School hours for all students on these days will be 7:45- 12:37

Any students with A Period are still required to attend.

We will only serve brunch these days (Lunch will not be served).

Daily Announcements

NMHS Bulletin

January 30th, 2020

General Announcements

  • Effective 1/29/20 Classroom doors will not be opened after school to retrieve belongings.

  • Tickets for Sadie’s will go on sale next week.  $10 with ASB, $15 without. Guest passes for Sadie’s are now available and due to the office February 7th.  Sadie’s will be on February 14th the theme is A Love Story.

  • We will be having a Food Faire on Friday February 7th.

CLASS NEWS

  • Seniors attending Grad Nite – If you haven’t made your final Grad Nite payment yet, it is due by lunch on February 5th.  You may pay before that date, but not after. All payments MUST be received in Ms. Destowet’s office no later than February 5th.  Ticket orders have already been placed, therefore, we are starting a waiting list for those of you that have decided you want to go!  See Ms. Destowet to get on that list, or email her your name and contact number so when a spot becomes available, she can contact you!  Thank you to all the seniors that have already paid their Grad Nite adventure in full!

CLUB NEWS

  • Interact will be meeting Thursday at lunch in Mr. Abruzzi’s room.

  • Math Club will be having meetings this Friday in Mr. Abruzzi’s Room (Room 300) at Lunch. Anyone is welcome to join, regardless of math level.

  • Speak Easy will be having an open mic/poetry slam this Friday in the black box theater at lunch.

  • There is a CSF meeting in the library this Friday, January 31st at lunch.

  • On Thursday February 6th, the French club is going to have a meeting in Mr. Overton’s room.

  • Robotics is having a fundraiser at Bayside Poke from 4-7 pm. you must show your flyer or digital flyer to donate. The flyer is attached to the announcements email. Please come support!

Have a great day Cougars!

PTSA Fundraiser

Happy New Year, NMHS Families!!! Please join the NMHS PTSA for our upcoming restaurant fundraiser on Thursday, January 16th from 11am until 9pm at Mountain Mike’s located at 32170 Dyer Road in Union City. When you purchase your meal – whether dine in, carryout or ordering online to pick up in restaurant – mention NMHS PTSA and the restaurant will donate 20% of sales to the NMHS PTSA (that’s right…there is *no* fundraiser flyer). Funds raised will go towards awarding scholarships to graduating seniors, senior breakfast event, teacher mini grants and other PTSA sponsored events.

Note: Lunch/dinner buffet is excluded. In addition, orders placed and paid for online will also be excluded.
Hope to see you there!!

Thanks,

NMHS PTSA

Ohlone for Kids Summer 2019

Ohlone For Kids and Teens Summer Enrichment Program

Ohlone For Kids offers a unique blend of academic and special interest classes to students entering grades 4-11. Students gain new skills, develop confidence, and engage in hands-on learning activities, stimulating their interests and growth. All courses are conducted in an interactive, facilitated workshop format in a safe and supportive environment.

Summer 2019 Session Dates2019 OFK Summer Program Catalog

  • Session 1: June 24-28, July 1-3
  • Session 2: July 8-11, July 15-18
  • Session 3: July 22-25, July 29- August 1

The catalog for Summer 2019, which includes all the classes we offer, is now available. To view catalog, please click on catalog image (right).

Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 9:00 am.

Go to our registration website for more up-to-date details.

Cell Phone and Electronic Devices NUSD policy

Cell Phone and Electronic Devices

Per our principal, Dr. Bernard, via P.26 of the 2018-19 Student and Parent/Guardian Handbook…

Cell Phones and Other Electronic Signaling Devices
Use of a cellular/digital telephone, pager or other mobile communications device during instructional time is prohibited. Such devices shall be turned off in class, except when being used for a valid instructional or other school-related purpose as determined by the teacher or other district employee, and at any other time as directed by district employee. Any device with camera, video, or voice recording function shall not be used in any manner which infringes on the privacy rights of a person. (NUSD BP 5131 Conduct)

When a student uses any prohibited device, or uses a permitted device in any unethical or illegal activity, a district employee may confiscate the device. The employee shall store the item in a secure manner until an appropriate time . Students who violate district or school rules and regulations may be subject to discipline or loss of privileges in accordance with Board policy and administrative regulation, with notification to local law enforcement as appropriate . (NUSD BP 5131 Conduct)

Finals Exams 2019

Final Exams Jan 14-18, 2019
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1/14/2019 1/15/2019 1/16/2019 1/17/2019 1/18/2019
A Period 6:50 – 7:40 AM 1st & 3rd Period 2nd & 4th Period 5th & 6th Period
1st Period 7:45:00 – 8:45 AM
2nd Period 8:51 – 9:51 AM A Period  6:50 – 7:40 AM
Brunch 9:51 – 10:01 AM 1st, 3rd, 5th 7:45 – 9:55 AM
3rd Period 10:07 – 11:07 AM Brunch 9:55 – 10:25 AM
4th Period 11:13 – 12:13 PM 2nd, 4th, 6th 10:31 – 12:41 PM
Lunch 12:13 – 12:48 PM End of Day 12:41 PM
5th Period 12:54 – 1:54 PM
6th Period 2:00 – 3:00 PM

PSAT Schedule Wednesday October 10

PSAT TEST SCHEDULE OCTOBER 10

A Period NO A PERIOD
PSAT TEST FOR GRADES 10 & 11 only 7:45-11:30
1st Period, grades 9-12 11:40-12:04
Lunch 12:04-12:34
2nd Period 12:39-1:03
3rd Period 1:08-1:32
4th Period 1:37-2:01
5th Period 2:06-2:30
6th Period 2:35-3:00