Parents and Students,
On behalf of the entire Central New Tech HS staff, I am delighted to WELCOME EVERYONE BACK TO SCHOOL! I hope each of you enjoyed a restful summer break and are looking forward to another successful, productive school year. I am thrilled to be returning to secondary education as the new principal at CCNTH. I intend to build upon the school’s reputation for teaching excellence, student centeredness, and community involvement.
Our school has some wonderful new teachers this year. Courtney Laird will be our new Physics teacher; Robert Oliver will be our new Digital Media Arts teacher; Kai Sanson will be our new US History/Psy/Soc teacher; Marianna Olivares will be our new Statistics/Integrated I teacher; and, Treva Boyce will be our new English 9 teacher. Each of them are looking forward to meeting the students/families and being an integral part of the Pack.
Our site has seen a few other changes this summer including a newly paved roadway and parking lot. We are also getting a new camera system across the campus. Camera footage will only be used in the event of a large scale safety/security issue on campus, as a deterrent, or to give admin staff the ability to investigate suspendable offenses, vandalism, etc. In addition, Lucia Mar has officially adopted the ALICE (Alert/Lockdown/Inform/Counter/Evacuate) principles of ‘Multiple Response Options’ for active shooter/violent critical incidents. ALICE is nationally recognized as a thought leader in preparedness and training. CCNTH and NHS staff are taking part in a four hour ALICE training prior to the start of the school year.
This Friday, 8/10, we will be hosting our New Student Orientation and picture day from 9:30-11:30am. For parents, from 9:30-1:00pm in room 917, we will have support for Homelink updates, transportation, lunch applications, athletics and family ID’s. Also, picture day will be at 10:30am for sophomores, at 11:30am for juniors, and at 12:30pm for seniors. All students may pick up their temporary class schedules on this day if data confirmation has been completed/updated through Homelink. In the evening, new students and families are invited to a beach night from 5-8pm at Port San Luis.
Last but certainly not least, I encourage all families to get involved in our school by joining our Boosters, Parents of the Pack. Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of every month, with our first meeting on September 11 at 6pm in 900 Hall. We hope to plan some wonderful events and fundraising for our CCNTH students. It definitely takes all of us working together to make it all happen. Please download the Constant Contact App on your phone and also “like” our CCNTHS Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep updated throughout the year.
Again, welcome back to school! I look forward to a great 2018-19 school year and getting to know of each of you along the way.
“Never doubt that a small group of citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead