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Dear Nogales High School Students and Families

I am hoping that this memo finds everybody safe and in good health.  The intent of this memo is to outline the continuing educational opportunities we are providing at Nogales High School.  We will be providing these opportunities on two different platforms: 1) Online work provided by the student’s teacher; 2) Paper packets developed by the teachers and departments.   I will outline those procedures in this memo and answer many of the other frequently asked questions.

  1. Online work:  Many of our teachers/classes, had already established Google classrooms and most students know how to access these classrooms.   We have several teachers that have just created classrooms and have sent invitations to students to join the class.   Teachers have been instructed to create one opportunity per week for students to work on.   Students will work within the classroom and or complete the work opportunities in the classroom.  For instance, a teacher may assign an Achieve 3000 lesson, Kahn Academy, or Albert io etc…   Just as a reminder, students will need to make sure that they turn on their notification for school email.  
  2. Paper packets: We will also have paper packets available for the students to receive these educational opportunities.   Student safety during this time is of the utmost importance to NHS and NUSD, therefore when handling all paperwork we will be using all safety precautions necessary.  Paper packets are developed and designed by each department and will be distributed by administration according to this schedule.
    1. Tuesday 3/31
      1. Seniors 8:00-10:00
      2. Juniors 1:00-3:00
    2. Wednesday 4/01
      1. Sophomores 8:00-10:00
      2. Freshman 1:00-3:00
    3. Thursday 4/02
      1. Seniors/Juniors 8:00-1000
      2. Sophomores/Freshman 1:00-3:00

Distribution of these packets will be done at the NHS Ramada, through a “Drive Thru” process.   Those picking up materials will not need to leave their vehicle.  In order to help speed up the process it will be beneficial to have the student name written on a paper that is placed on the dashboard of the vehicle. 

We will be distributing 4 weeks of educational opportunities at this time.  We will have a similar process toward the end of April and we will notify everyone of that procedure as well, as we monitor and adjust with the situation at the time.   If work is to be returned, we will let everyone know what procedure we will be using.  

  1. What about the Senior Project?
  1. We will not have senior project presentations on May 1, and at this time (unless we come back to school) we will not be collecting portfolios. We have an alternate for those elements.   All seniors will be receiving directions on how they will complete this graduation requirement via, English IV google classrooms and/or paper packet pick up.
  1. What about scholarships and scholarship packet due dates?
    1. Your guidance counselors are working hard on making sure everyone has an equal opportunity to apply for both the Nogales Educational Foundation Scholarships and the Private Scholarships.   The counselors have been updating the “remind app” this weekend for all Seniors and all new scholarship deadlines and procedures will be posted by Monday 3/30/20.  You will be notified via google mail, the remind app, school messenger, NHS Apache Pride Facebook, and it will be posted on the NHS webpage.
  2. What about graduation and convocation?
    1. At this time we are still cautiously optimistic about having those end of year events.   We will be monitoring everything very closely and keeping our “fingers crossed” that everything will get back to normal as soon as possible.
  3.  Will we be able to continue with Athletics?
    1. Again this is an area that we still do not have all of the answers yet.   The AIA is in line with Governor Ducey and at this time is still optimistic that we will return to school soon and start AIA competitions again. 
  4. Technology questions?
    1. If you need help with technology or forgot your password the NUSD IT department will be available:

Date: Monday - Friday

Time: 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Support #: 520-397-7919

520-287-0800 ext. 7919

We understand the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures we face are unsettling. Our commitment to providing continued educational opportunities remains unchanged. Thank you in advance for your support throughout this process and in the coming weeks. Based upon the current information, which may change as additional decisions regarding the closure are provided by state officials, this is our Nogales High School Distance Learning plan. 

I know you may have many other questions and at NHS we will keep you informed of any new information we may have via, school messenger, NHS Apache Facebook, NHS webpage and via student google mail.   NHS admin will be available from 8:00-12:00 daily, to answer your phone calls and questions.  

Sincerely, 

Tim Colgate, Principal

Nogales High School

Queridos estudiantes y familias de Nogales High School

Espero que una vez que reciban este memo se encuentren seguros y sanos de salud. El motivo de este memorándum es para darles un bosquejo de las diferentes oportunidades académicas que Nogales High School estará proveyendo. Estaremos proveyendo estas dos oportunidades usando dos plataformas diferentes: 1) Trabajo en línea proveído por el maestro del estudiante; 2) Paquetes físicos desarrollados por los maestros y por los departamentos. Explicaré estos procedimientos y contestaré preguntas que probablemente se estén haciendo.

  1. Trabajo en línea: Muchos de nuestros maestros, ya han establecido Google classrroom y la mayoría de los estudiantes saben cómo utilizarlo. También tenemos algunos maestros que apenas acaban de empezar a usar este sistema y han estado invitando a los estudiantes a que se integren a la clase. A los maestros se les ha instruído que creen una oportunidad/trabajo por clase para que los estudiantes trabajen en él. Sin embargo, los maestros pueden asignar lecturas en Achieve 3000, Kahn Academy, o Abert io etc…por lo tanto se les recuerda, que los estudiantes deben de encender las notificaciones del e-mail de la escuela.
  2. Paquetes físicos: Tendremos paquetes disponibles para que los estudiantes reciban esta oportunidad académica. La seguridad de los estudiantes es lo principal para NHS y NUSD durante esta situación, por lo tanto cuando estemos entregando estos paquetes, estaremos usando todas las medidas necesarias de precaución. Los paquetes fueron desarrollados y diseñados por cada uno de los departamentos y serán distribuídos por los administradores de acuerdo al siguiente horario.

 

  1. Martes 3/31

           i.Seniors 8:00-10:00

           ii. Juniors 1:00-3:00

     

  2. Miércoles 4/01

           i.Sophomores 8:00-10:00

           ii. Freshman 1:00-3:00

     

  3. Jueves 4/02

i.Seniors/Juniors 8:00-10:00

ii. Sophomores/Freshman 1:00-3:00

La distribución de estos paquetes se llevará a cabo en la Ramada de NHS, a través de un proceso “Drive Thru”. Aquellos que estén recogiendo paquetes no tendrán que bajarse de su auto. Para poder avanzar rápido sería muy benéfico que escribieran el nombre del estudiante en una hoja de papel y que la tengan colocada en la ventana de enfrente de su carro.

Por lo pronto estaremos distribuyendo 4 semanas de oportunidades académicas. Tendremos un proceso similar a finales de abril y les notificaremos a todos del procedimiento cuando llegue la fecha y a como  vayamos monitoreando y ajustándonos a la situación. Si el trabajo se necesita devolver, les haremos saber cuál será el procedimiento.

 

  1. ¿Qué pasará con el Senior Project?
    1. Por lo pronto no estamos contemplando tener presentaciones orales como estaban programadas para el 1 de mayo (a menos de que regresemos a la escuela) no estaremos colectando las carpetas. Tenemos una alternativa para esos elementos del proyecto. Todos los seniors recibirán instrucciones de como finalizarán este requisito para graduarse a través de su Inglés IV/Google classroom y/o cuando recojan sus paquetes físicos.

       

  2. ¿Becas?
    1. Los consejeros están trabajando arduamente para asegurarse que todos tengan la misma oportunidad de solicitar becas tanto a las becas de Nogales Educational Foundation y a las becas privadas. Los consejeros han estado actualizando este fin de semana la “remind app” para todos los seniors. Las fechas límite y los procedimientos se anunciarán el lunes 30 de marzo, 2020. Se les notificará por el correo de google, por “remind app”, el mensajero escolar, por el NHS Apache Pride Facebook, y se pondrá también en la página web de NHS.

       

  3. ¿Graduación y Convocación?
    1. En este momento aún estamos cautelosamente optimistas de que tendremos estos dos eventos al final del año escolar. Estaremos monitoreando muy de cerca y “cruzando los dedos” para que todo vuelva a la normalidad lo más pronto posible.

       

  4. ¿Deportes?
    1. Una vez más, esta es un área en la cual no tenemos respuestas todavía. La AIA al igual que el Gobernador Ducey están con una mentalidad positiva de que regresaremos a clases y en cuanto eso suceda las competencias de AIA continuarán su marcha.
  5. ¿Tecnología?
    1. Si tiene preguntas sobre la tecnología u olvidó su contraseña, comuníquese con el departamento de TI.

fecha: Monday - Friday

tiempo: 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

número de teléfono #: 520-397-7919

520-287-0800 ext. 7919

Entiendo que la pandemia de COVID-19 y el cierre de escuelas son inquietantes. Nuestro comité para continuar proveyendo oportunidades académicas continuar sin cambiar. Gracias por adelantado por su apoyo durante este proceso y durante las próximas semanas. Basándonos en la información actual, la cual pudiese cambiar según las decisiones en referencia al cierre de escuelas; serán proveídas por las autoridades estatales, y lo que estamos haciendo es el plan de aprendizaje a distancia de Nogales High School por recomendaciones estatales.

Sé que tal vez tenga muchas otras preguntas y NHS los mantendrá informados de cualquier novedad a través del mensajero escolar, NHS Apache Facebook, pagina NHS y a través del correo electrónico de los estudiantes. Los administradores de NHS estarán disponibles para contestar llamadas telefónicas y preguntas todos los días de 8:00-12:00 pm.

Sinceramente, 

Tim Colgate, director

Nogales High School

Apache Family,


I hope that this memo finds everyone in good health.   


These are difficult and ever-changing times with this Coronavirus and we need to adjust our way of operating to ensure student/family safety and find a way to continue the educational process for our students, your children.  As you are aware, Governor Ducey has suspended school opening until April 13th, this may change and NUSD will keep everyone up to date when schools will reopen.  Out of an abundance of caution and following the protocol of no public gatherings of over 50 people for the next 8 weeks, we will be canceling Prom.  Additionally, until school resumes, we will not have any activities or athletic competitions, practices or meetings.  There have been many questions regarding graduation ceremonies; at this time we remain cautiously optimistic that we can still have graduation, however, we will be monitoring the spread of the virus and taking action as needed to ensure the safety of our students, families, and City of Nogales.    


Over this next week, we will layout the educational plan for the upcoming weeks.   We will begin sending out educational materials and learning opportunities for all students the week of 3/30/20.   We will be informing you of how this information will be sent out no later than 3/27/20 via webpage, student email accounts, School Messenger and the NHS Apache Pride Facebook page.    


Confiscated cell phones:  Those of you who have had their cell phones confiscated, I will have a drive-up cell phone return table set up on Monday 3/23 and Tuesday 3/24 from 8:00-9:00 am in front of the high school office.  Please have student ID available.   


Sincerely,


Tim Colgate, Principal
Nogales High School



Nuestra Familia Apache,


Espero que este mensaje encuentre a todos en buen salud.


Estos son tiempos difíciles y siempre cambiantes con este Coronavirus y necesitamos ajustar nuestra forma de operar para garantizar la seguridad de los estudiantes / familias y encontrar una manera de continuar el proceso educativo para nuestros estudiantes, sus hijos. Como saben, el Gobernador Ducey ha suspendido la apertura de escuelas hasta el 13 de abril, esto puede cambiar, y NUSD mantendrá a todos al tanto cuando las escuelas vuelvan a abrir. Por precaución y siguiendo el protocolo de no celebrar reuniones públicas de más de 50 personas durante las próximas 8 semanas, cancelaremos el baile de graduación. Además, hasta que se reanude la escuela, no tendremos ninguna actividad o competencia atlética, prácticas o reuniones. Ha habido muchas preguntas con respecto a las ceremonias de graduación; en este momento seguimos siendo cautelosamente optimistas de que aún podemos graduarnos, sin embargo, estaremos monitoreando la propagación del virus y tomaremos las medidas necesarias para garantizar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, familias y la ciudad de Nogales.


Durante la próxima semana, diseñaremos el plan educativo para las próximas semanas. Comenzaremos a enviar materiales educativos y oportunidades de aprendizaje para todos los estudiantes la semana del 30/03/20. Le informaremos cómo se enviará esta información antes del 27/3/20 a través de la página web, las cuentas de correo electrónico de los estudiantes, School Messenger y la página de Facebook de NHS Apache Pride.


Teléfonos celulares confiscados: Aquellos de ustedes a quienes les hayan confiscado sus teléfonos celulares, tendré una mesa de devolución de teléfonos celulares configurada el lunes 3/23 y el martes 3/24 de 8:00-9:00 am frente a la oficina de secundaria. Por favor tenga una identificación de estudiante disponible.


Sinceramente,


Tim Colgate, Director
Nogales High School

Welcome to the home of the Apaches. We are a Performing Plus School in the Nogales Unified School District in southern Arizona, just a stone’s throw from the Mexico border. Serving nearly 2,000 students, we have great honor in the history of our school, and it shows in all that we do. Our students are active and involved, and our teachers go out of their way to ensure every student’s success. Please spend some time getting to know our school, and let us show you our Apache pride!

We are proud of our school, our students, our Performing Plus status, and our current academic results and success. Academic achievement at Nogales High School is EXPECTED. All students will be held accountable for their academic progress and individual student behavior. Rules and procedures matter, and they will be followed and respected.

It is your responsibility as NHS students to set goals, follow through with individual responsibilities, and do your very best every day as Apaches. Good character, a positive attitude, and individual self respect starts with you. Make the best of what NHS has to offer.

“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to stay there.”  - Coach John Wooden

 

Be proud to be an APACHE!

 

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Dear Apache Nation

I want to welcome you to Nogales High School!   I am thrilled that you have taken time to review the website and find out more about what Nogales High School can offer you.

As a student at Nogales High School you will be encouraged to achieve your highest potential.  At NHS we have “High Expectations” this message will come from teachers, coaches, counselors, administrators, and even fellow students. As a result, our goal is to ensure that the resources you need to reach individual goals and objectives are provided each day.  However, a successful high school career requires discipline, organization, focus and commitment.

At NHS, we look forward to providing every student a rigorous academic schedule that fulfills individual needs, in conjunction with opportunity to focus on a career path, through our outstanding CTE programs.  Whether you're new to Nogales High School, or a senior eager to graduate on May 22, 2020, we want you to know that our entire staff is prepared and willing to provide all the knowledge and experiences you will need for college, career or military opportunities. Know that when you leave Nogales High School with your high school diploma, you will also leave knowing you possess the 21st Century skills that will make you immediately marketable, immediately employable, and immediately desirable to college admissions officers and industry professionals alike. 

At NHS we also provide numerous extra/co-curricular activities, including a variety of athletic programs, music programs, academic clubs and service organizations.  NHS is the proud home of Champions most recently the 2017 & 2018 4A State Baseball Champions, and the 2019 AIA and National Cheerleading Champions.  Our FBLA program is a perennially top team in the state and nation and we are the proud home of the internationally renowned “Mariachi Apache”.  

As the new principal at NHS I invite you to come and visit, take in a game, a concert or a play.  I encourage the entire community to be involved in the education of our outstanding students.  If at any time you would like to meet with myself or any of our administrators, please feel free to contact the front office at (520)377-2021. 

 

“Achieving Excellence Together”

 

Tim Colgate, Principal

 

 

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