Principal Weekly Updates
Week of September 26, 2022:
Hello, Norte Vista students and families!
As always, I hope my message finds you in good health and spirits.
First, please place October 13, 2022, on your calendar. Norte Vista will be holding our Parent-Teacher Conferences that night, between 3:00 to 6:00 PM. I highly encourage you to attend and speak with your student's teachers, counselors, and administrators to understand how your student is performing and how you can work with the school to ensure your student succeeds.
Next, the first progress report grades should be available by September 30, 2022. When you receive these, I suggest reviewing your student's grades, and if they are in danger of failing one or more classes, I would suggest doing the following:
- Speaking with your student about missing assignments, projects, quizzes, or tests.
- Requiring your student to attend morning tutoring (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7:15 to 8:15 AM).
- Have your student utilize Tutor.com for additional help on the weekends.
- Have your student attend Saturday Academy for additional support.
- Communicate often with your student's teachers.
- Communicate often with your student's counselor.
Third, the administration team will continue recognizing students for their positive behavior, academic achievements, and citizenship, by awarding NVHS Brave Superstar Tickets. As a guide, study the "10 Things that Require Zero Talent" poster at the bottom of each and every email I send. When the administration observes one or more of these soft skills, students will be given an NVHS Brave Superstar Ticket, which will enter students into a bi-weekly/monthly rewards program. Selected students have an opportunity to earn NVHS school gear or other incentives!
Next, please note that on October 12, 2022, we will be administering the PSAT Test to all students in grade 11. In addition, we will have a special Senior Push Day for all students in grade 12. While juniors are testing, our seniors will be attending classes on financial aid, college applications, trade school information, military career, and other relevant topics to help prepare them to be college and career ready.
Finally, thank you for your continued support of the Norte Vista High School tardy policy, cell phone policy, food delivery policy, and dress code policy. These policies, along with other site or district policies, help maintain high expectations and the safest learning environment possible, free of disruptions and distractions. We thank you for your cooperation and support in addressing these policies.
Finally, thank you for your continued support of "The Best High School in the World."
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"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth." - Muhammad Ali
Mr. Jason Marquez
Norte Vista High School
The Best High School in the World!
Be Brave, Stay Brave!