Our staff at HomeTech has been listening to our families, and most of our families are saying they would appreciate flexibility in our scheduling and fewer days required at school. To accommodate those requests, we have developed a new master schedule for the second semester of this school year, and we will continue to offer an independent study option for all of our classes. I have posted our new master schedule on our website. Choose the menu option and click on the parent/student resources button. There also is a link to the schedule in our live feed section at the bottom of our homepage. The new schedule will begin Monday, January 14th. Please be sure to review the schedule, so you come to school at the correct time. As always, feel free to give our office a call with any questions you may have 872-1171. Thank you and have a great weekend! https://5il.co/660q
Happy New Year HomeTech Families. This is Mr. Ervin calling with a few reminders. I hope you have enjoyed your winter break, and we are looking forward to seeing you again. We have all been through some very difficult times so being back to together with our HomeTech families and friends will bring some normalcy back to our lives. Classes begin for the second semester Monday, January 7th. I have posted our master schedule on our website under the menu button. Once there, choose the parent/student resources section. HomeTech is still located in the Living Hope Fellowship Church at 355 Panama Ave in Chico. Our phone system is functioning, so feel free to call our office with any questions. The number is the same, 872-1171. Have a great weekend!
Guy Fieri is sponsoring food and fun for HomeTech Charter. THURSDAY, December 13 from 10-11:30 and 11:30-1pm We have reserved Cal Skate and Terrain Climbing Wall, and we are working on lunch to be provided at the Boys & Girls Club at 601 Wall Street from 1-2:30pm. We need to know by Wednesday evening how many are going to participate in Cal Skate and Terrain Climbing Wall (Terrain needs to know our list of names to match with the waivers) Cal Skate – 10 -11:30am – Home Tech Charter Terrain Climbing Wall – 11:30am -1pm – Home Tech Charter Here is the link for the climbing wall waiver parents need to fill out: https://my.rhinofit.ca/rhinosign/266f7114 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 - 11am Movie Day: Grinch, Ralph Breaks the Internet and Spiderman (XD) Friday, December 14th - We will need the final numbers to purchase the movie passes and snack packs. If you are interested in attending any of these events, please email Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to remind your family that the fall semester will end on Wednesday, December 19th. Teachers will be holding student/parent conferences from Friday, December 14th through Wednesday, December 19th. During this conference, you will complete all paperwork to end this semester and develop a class schedule for next semester. All secondary classes (grades 7-12) will be cancelled during this time. If you have not scheduled your appointment with your student’s homeroom teacher for next week, please email our office at email@example.com, and we will help you. We understand if you are unable to physically be at a meeting. Most of our families, students, and staff members have been displaced. We will be flexible and adjust as needed. I also want to let you know that there are free activities planned for our students on Thursday, December 13th and Tuesday, December 18th. Please check our website or our Facebook page for those details. I hope you enjoy your winter break and your holidays, and we look forward to seeing you in 2019. Thank you.
Chico CHP’s CHiP’s for Kids toy distribution. Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2430 Mariposa Ave. (Corner of Mariposa Ave. and East Ave.) Chico, CA 95926 Times: For all Camp Fire affected students, Kindergarten thru 8th grades. Thursday, December 20th Noon-8 p.m. Friday, December 21st Noon-4 p.m. Proof the student was affected by the Camp Fire evacuation will be REQUIRED. (See below) This requirement will be strictly enforced. Friday, December 21st 4 p.m.-8 p.m. All Butte County students Kindergarten thru 8th grade who do not fall in the above category but are in need of assistance from the CHiP’s For Kids toy drive. Examples for proof of residency: -FEMA application with the student’s name on it. -Parent’s driver’s license with the affected address. -Parent’s Vehicle Registration with the affected address. -Note from the child’s school teacher stating the child is or was enrolled in a school affected by the Camp Fire evacuation. Note: Rosters from the schools in the evacuation zone have been obtained by the CHP. This list will be used to verify the students affected and can also be used in cases no other proof can be provided.
Dear Students and Parents/Guardians, In order to try to streamline the last couple of weeks of school for students completing all or part of the semester online, your teachers will be uploading your assignments to Google Classroom. All teachers will be posting all their assignments to the class named: HomeTech Independent Study. The class code is bypc3p Students will need to go to the assignment for each of their courses (except electives) and open the link to see the assignment. Assignments do not need to be printed--students may complete their assignment on a separate document (either hard copy/digital/google document) and email it back to his/her advisory teacher. Students could also take a picture of their work and email the picture to his/her teacher. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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I am excited to tell you that we are planning to open HomeTech to our students and families on Monday, December 3rd. We will be following our regular class schedule for secondary students (grades 7 - 12) for the week of December 3rd. For example, our juniors will have their advisory and block classes (English, history, and science) on Monday. We will also will have our algebra 1 and algebra 1A classes at the normal time. Our 8th grade students will have their regular math class, and elementary students will be contacted by their teachers. If it becomes clear that we are not able to run our regular schedule, we will modify the schedule to fit your family’s needs. You will be getting a phone call from your teacher within the next day or two. Please share how we can help your family transition back to school. We will be housed in Living Hope Fellowship Church at 355 Panama Ave. in Chico. We look forward to seeing soon. Thank you.
I hope this message finds your family in a comfortable, safe place. This had been a difficult time for all of us. I am working very closely with all other Paradise Charter leaders along with help from other leaders from Butte County Office of Education and California Charter School Association to create a plan for our families to begin school again on December 3rd. Our School is still standing in Paradise, but we do not know how long it will be until we can start school there again. We will create a temporary site for the short-term, and we are looking for more permanent site options for our school. I am thinking we will be based somewhere in Chico. HomeTech’s staff has been calling our students to check on our families and share news as we get it. I also will be posting information on our website and on our Facebook page. Feel free to contact us, if you have not yet made contact with your teacher. Our email addresses are the first initial of our first name and our last name at HomeTech.org. To contact me, email email@example.com. I am looking forward to seeing you all again very soon. Your families have been in my thoughts and prayers.
The Boy's and Girl's Club is opening their gym as a shelter. 628 Wall Street in Chico. Parking and food available.
All classes will be cancelled at HomeTech Charter School today, Thursday, November 8th. Please be safe out there, and we will send good thoughts and prayers to all of our families.
Are you considering a Butte College class? Here is some important information. Winter/Spring Important Dates: November 29, 2018 Concurrent Enrollment Permission Form Deadline for Winter 2019 December 6, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Concurrent Enrollment Registration for Winter 2019 January 2, 2019 Winter Session 2019 Classes Begin January 7, 2019 Concurrent Enrollment Permission Form Deadline for Spring 2019 January 8, 2019 5:30 – 6:30 PM Butte College Chico Center CHC 241 Concurrent Enrollment Prep Session (Optional) January 14, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Concurrent Enrollment Registration for Spring 2019 January 22, 2019 Spring 2019 Classes Begin
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Picture retakes will be done tomorrow, Monday, October 29th from 12:00 to 2:00. These pictures will be used for our yearbook and student ID cards. The ID card will be provided to your student for free. I also want to remind your family about HomeTech's late work policy for our secondary students (grades 7 - 12). Late work is accepted in all classes until the end of each grading period for at least partial credit. After the grading period ends, work will not be accepted. For example, the second grading period this year ends this Friday, November 2nd at 3:00 P.M. Students are able to turn in late work until this time. After Friday, November 2nd at 3:00, students will not be able to submit any late work and a new grading period will begin. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office, 872-1171. Thank you and have a great day!
Attendance sheets for your students are due next week. The attendance sheet is the green sheet on which students circle the subject area in which they completed work for the day. Each attendance sheet is worth about $700 for HomeTech. Your help with this is much appreciated. Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 10th grade students will participate in California’s required hearing tests on Wednesday, October 10th. These students will take their hearing test at HomeTech Charter School at 9:00 A.M. in Room 5. Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 8th grade students will take California’s required vision tests on Thursday, October 11th, at 10:30 in Room 6. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office, 872-1171. Thank you and have a great day!
I want to remind your family about HomeTech's late work policy for secondary students (grades 7-12). Late work is accepted in all classes until the end of each grading period for at least partial credit. After the grading period ends, work will not be accepted. For example, the first grading period for secondary students this year ends this Friday, September 21st at 3:00 P.M. Students are able to turn in late work for August and September until this time. After Friday, September 21st at 3:00, students will not be able to submit any late work and a new grading period will begin. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office, 872-1171. Thank you and have a great day!
I would like to remind all of our families that attendance sheets for your students (grades 7-12) are to be turned in to your students advisory teacher next week beginning on Monday, September 10th. The attendance sheet is the green sheet on which students circle the subject area in which they completed work for the day. Each attendance sheet is worth about $700 for HomeTech. I also would like to remind your family that picture day will be Wednesday, September 12th. Order forms are available in our office. Pictures will be taken in Room 5 from 9:00 to 12:00. It is important that all students have their pictures taken because the pictures will be used for student identification cards and yearbooks. The student ID card will be free for your student. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office, 872-1171. Thank you and have a great day!
We have had an outstanding start to our school year, and I have a few announcements for you today. Monday, September 3rd is Labor Day. HomeTech will be closed for the day. I also would like to remind you that success classes are available for our secondary students (grades 7-12). Our elementary success classes will begin Monday, September 10th. I have posted a success class schedule on our website under the news section. You also will find a way to support HomeTech by signing up for eScrip in the news section. When you shop, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to HomeTech and used to support our students. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office. Thank you and enjoy your three-day weekend!
It has been a great first day! Our 8th grade students began their block this morning, and our seniors stepped through our door for their last year this afternoon. Our new master schedule and the calendar for this year have been posted to our new site. We are excited for a great school year!
Hello Secondary Families (Grades 7-12): We are excited to begin our 2018-2019 school year. In order to ensure a smooth start, we have created a schedule for orientation. We will provide all families with important information for the school year including student-learning plans and class schedules. Classes begin on campus Thursday, August 16th this year. Students must attend the enrollment and orientation meeting for their grade level on August 13th or August 14th. 7th and 8th Grades: Tuesday, August 14th at 2:00 9th Grade: Tuesday, August 14th at 11:30 10th Grade: Tuesday, August 14th at 9:00 11th Grade: Monday, August 13th at 1:00 12th Grade: Monday, August 13th at 10:00 Parents must attend this orientation with their student. Please call the school immediately if you need to make alternative plans for orientation. We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer break, and I look forward to meeting you on August 13th or August 14th. We have a very exciting year ahead!
Graduation pictures can be viewed and ordered at the following site (www.events.lifetouch.com). I hope you are enjoying your summer. See you soon.
Promotion/Graduation practice will be at the CMA church tomorrow at 10:30. In order to participate in the ceremony, an 8th grade student must be passing all of his/her classes, and seniors must meet all graduation requirements. The ceremony will be held tomorrow at the CMA church and will begin at 6:00. The CMA Cafe will be open before and after the ceremony, and cake will be provided. If you have any questions, please call our office. On behalf of HomeTech Charter School, I would like to thank you and your family for an outstanding school year. I hope you enjoy your summer break, and we look forward to seeing you in August. Thank you.
I want to remind your family that the 2017-18 school year will end on Friday, June 1st. Secondary teachers (grades 7 - 12) will be holding student/parent conferences from Thursday, May 24th through Friday, June 1st. During this conference, you will complete all paperwork to end this year. All secondary classes will be cancelled. The only exception is Wendy’s success classes, which will be held as follows. Thursday the 24th and Thursday the 31st from 10:00 to Noon. Friday the 25th, Tuesday the 29th, and Wednesday the 30th from 1:00 to 3:00. All late work for this last grading period will be due on Tuesday, May 29th. Please take advantage of our success classes, and we will give you one-on-one support to complete your work. If you have not scheduled your appointment with your student’s homeroom teacher, please call our office, and we will help you. Our 8th grade promotion and 12th grade graduation along with our awards ceremony will be held on Friday, June 1st at 6:00 pm at the CMA church. On behalf of HomeTech Charter School, I would like to thank you and your family for an outstanding school year. I hope you enjoy your summer break, and we look forward to seeing you in August. Thank you.
I would like to remind our 5th, 7th, and 9th grade students that they will participate in California’s required physical fitness tests on Tuesday, May 22nd. All 5th and 7th grade students and students in grades 10-12 needing to make up the test will be testing at HomeTech Charter School beginning at 10:30. All 9th grade students will test at 12:30. Please be sure students are dressed for physical activity including athletic shoes. If you have any questions, we are happy to help. Give us a call at 872-1171. Enjoy your day!
I want to remind your family that the school year will end on Friday, June 1st. Teachers will be holding student/parent conferences from Thursday, May 24th through Friday, June 1st for our secondary students. Elementary families will continue with their regularly scheduled meetings. During this conference, you will complete all paperwork to end this year and begin a plan for next years. If you have not scheduled your appointment with your student’s homeroom teacher, please call our office, and we will help you. I also would like to remind families that the attendance sheet for your student was due last week. If you have not turned this in, please do so. Finally, I would like to let your family know that we have some extra yearbooks for sale at HomeTech. If you are interested, they will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
I would like to remind our families that there will be one final test for our 5th, 8th, and 12th grade students tomorrow, Friday, April 27th. This is the only test required of our 12th grade students. Testing will begin at 9:00 am for all three grade levels. All other grade levels have completed the required testing. I also would like to thank all of our families and their students for their participation in the state testing for this school year. We appreciate your efforts and look forward to using the information provided by these tests to improve the education your student receives at HomeTech Charter School. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office, 872-1171. Thank you and have a great day!
Testing Schedules! State testing will be held next week from Monday, April 23rd through Friday, April 27th. All other classes and teacher meetings will be cancelled for the week. Schedules have been sent home and are posted on our website at HomeTech.org. Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 all begin at 9:00 am on Monday. Our 11th grade students begin at 12:00 pm on Monday. 12th Grade students only test on Friday at 9:00 am. Please do not hesitate to call our office with any questions, 872-1171.
Seniors! You will be going to Butte College this Friday, April 20th to participate in their Reg-to-go program. During this program, you will complete the orientation for Butte College and register for your fall classes for next year. You will meet at HomeTech Charter School on Friday at 8:00 am and you will return to HomeTech at 2:00 pm. You need to bring your Butte College (my bc) username and password. If you have any questions, give us a call at 872-1171.
Hey Seniors! Butte College will be here Thursday, March 22nd to complete your assessments. You will be in Room 5 from 12:30 to about 2:30. Econ. and English will be cancelled for the day.
Many of our families are aware that Paradise Unified School District is closed tomorrow (Friday, March 16th). HomeTech will be open tomorrow and classes will be held as scheduled.
The yearbook order deadline has been extended ONE WEEK! Only pre-ordered yearbooks will be printed, so get your order in THIS WEEK! Final day is Friday March 16. You may order online ybpay.lifetouch.com with the yearbook ID code: 12171518 or with the order envelope at the front desk.
I have an exciting announcment for Seniors! Starting next Fall, Butte College will pay for tuition and fees for all new, first-time, full-time Butte College students for up to two semesters. Your families’ income level does not matter. Everyone will qualify for the Promise Scholarship as long as you complete the application for Federal Student Aide also known as the FAFSA. You can access this application by going to FAFSA.ed.gov. The deadline for these applications is Friday, March 2nd. Please take advantage of this amazing opportunity. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call our office, 872-1171. Thank you, and have a great day.
I would like to inform all of our elementary families that our enrichment classes will be canceled today, Monday, February 26th. We are sorry if this causes you any inconvenience this morning.
The first grading period this semester ends on Friday, February 23rd at 3:00 P.M. Students are able to turn in late work for January and February until this time. Attendance sheets for your students were due this week. Each attendance sheet is worth about $700 for HomeTech. Friday, February 16th and Monday, February 19th are holidays. HomeTech Charter School will be closed.
Important Dates for Seniors: Wed Feb 7th FREE FAFSA workshop Butte College Chico location 6-8pm Fri March 2nd Deadline for CA FAFSA Thur March 22nd Reg2Go Assessment at HTC (students need to bring ID) Friday April 20th Seniors go to Butte College Reg@Go Registration Seniors were given a purple sheet with this information today.
Seniors! We need Senior photos ASAP! Photos may be casual or professional. Close up preferred (head and shoulders). Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring in a paper copy. Due January 31.
I would like to wish all of our families a happy new year welcome you to our Spring semester for 2018. Monday, January 15th is a holiday and HomeTech will be closed. We also will be collecting attendance sheets from your students which are due next week by Friday, January 19th.
Attendance sheets are due next week. Your student should return the signed attendance sheet to his/her advisory teacher. They have a chance to win $5 dollars in Ridge Bucks.
Picture retake day is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 17th at 9:00 to 11:30. Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 10th grade students have a hearing test on Wednesday, October 18th at 9:00. Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 8th have a vision test on Monday, October 23rd at 9:00.
Elementary students will have a reduced schedule for today, Monday, October 2nd. They will start class at 10:00 (regular time) and will end classes at 12:00 (an hour early).
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