Looking Forward 11/2/20
Congratulations to the Speech and Debate Team for their performance at Auburn High School on Saturday. Niko Duffy and Kirsten Tjarks placed 2nd in Novice Public Forum Debate. Jane Brennan placed 2nd in Program Oral Interpretation and 4th in Humorous Interpretation. Michael Hyatt placed 5th in Extemporaneous Speech. Good job, team! For more information about joining the team, please see Mrs. Hyatt or Mr. Watson.
All traditional students now attend school all five days this week. The school calendar now has A and B days alternating. This week will be BABAB (Monday is a B day, Tuesday is an A day, …, and Friday is a B day). All students are required to wear masks and practice social distancing to the greatest extent possible. A desk shield has been provided for each student to carry to their classes.
Impact Aid Forms
The Huntsville City School System is entitled to certain federal monies if either mother, father or guardian of a student is employed on certain federal properties, is on active, full-time duty in the Uniformed Services, or if they live in a Federal Housing Project, or any combination of these requirements. To collect this money, Huntsville City Schools must be able to substantiate our claim with information requested on the Impact Aid Form. Please complete the form if any of these criteria apply to you and return the completed for to your child’s school or the central office. Feel free to email them to me and I will place them in the box. This money helps our school so please complete the form, if applicable.
Report cards were mailed to all students on Friday. If you would like to see your student’s grades now, just log in to INow to access the information immediately. If you need help logging in to INow, please contact Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
2020-2021 NCTHS Yearbooks are officially on sale! We have some really cool designs going into this volume to honor this year's upside down, topsy-turvy world, so be sure to order your copy for $45 before prices go up on January 1! You're going to want to remember this year! Place your order now on the Balfour website.
All students will receive free meals for the remainder of the school year. Breakfast is served in two locations each morning as students enter the building, lunch is served in the classroom, and an afternoon snack can be picked up in the cafeteria as students leave in the afternoon. Virtual students may pick up meals each day; however, the procedure changed beginning Monday, October 26th. Phone orders must be called in between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. each day Monday through Friday. Please call 256-428-8166 or 256-874-6148 to order curbside meals. Once your order is placed, you may pick up meals on the south side of the school by the loading dock between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. When you arrive, please wait in your vehicle while a Child Nutrition Program staff member brings your school meals to you.
Students drivers must complete a registration form and purchase a parking decal from Mr. Sims. Forms are available outside his office (room 213).
The PSAT will be administered again on January 26th. You may register for the test by paying the $17 fee to Mrs. Hanvey in the main office or online through My School Fees. If any accommodations are required, please email Ms. Roby. Students may only take the PSAT once during a school year.
Virtual Option for 2nd Semester
At the end of the first semester all students will automatically return to traditional learning status and will be expected to return to in-person learning. If you want your student(s) to remain virtual for the second semester, you must complete the Spring 2021 HVA registration online. Registration for virtual learning during second semester closes November 18th. Opting to remain virtual will not cause schedule changes for New Century students and will not alter their magnet status.
Students must sign up for their AP exams online by November 10th . The AP teacher will provide instructions. All AP exams must be paid in full by April 15, 2021. Regular AP exams are $95 per exam. Please contact your AP teacher or email Mr. Sims. if you have any questions about AP exams or require accommodations.
AP Parent Conferences
AP teachers are required to conduct conferences with parents of students who are taking their first advanced placement class. Please watch for more information from teachers. They must have a response from each parent so please respond even if you are not interested in participating in a conference. These conferences are designed to acquaint parents with the expectations of AP classes and give some tips for supporting students as they work through the class.
Update from the School Nurse
Please remember to check your child each morning for COVID symptoms and please do not bring them to school if they have symptoms. For more information, please read Nurse Parsons' announcements.