Good Afternoon HomeTech Families, This is Gail Kemp and I am calling to remind you that HomeTech will be closed on Friday, February 14th and Monday, February 17th for Presidents weekend; therefore, enrichment classes are cancelled and will resume Monday, February 24th. If you have any questions, please call 872-1171. Thank you and have a great day!
Good Evening HomeTech Families, This is Gail Kemp calling with a few announcements. First, HomeTech is already planning for the next school year, and we ask that you complete a short survey to help us prepare for the year ahead. You will be receiving the survey in your email on Monday. Also, green attendance sheets are due this week or you can complete the docusign attendance sheet that you'll be receiving. Lastly, I would like to remind families that there is no school on Friday, February 14th and Monday, February 17th for President's weekend. Please call 872-1171 if you have any questions. Thank you for allowing us to serve your children. Good night.
Good Evening HomeTech Families, Paradise Recreation and Park is looking forward to HomeTech students enjoying some free ice skating tomorrow, January 17th from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The current forecast is calling for the rain to stop by 9:00 tomorrow morning; if it continues to rain up to 9:30 a.m. we will have to cancel this event. Please feel free to call the school (872-1171) after 9:00 a.m. to check the status. Thank you and have a good night.
Good evening, this is Gail Kemp, Principal of HomeTech Charter School. I am calling to invite any parent who may be interested in serving on our board of directors to complete a statement of interest and return it to Danielle in the office by Friday, January 14th. The statement of interest form can be downloaded from our website under the parent flag or picked up in our office. Ballots will be available next week beginning January 15th through January 21st. Parents should vote for the candidate of their choice and return their ballots to the office by 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 21st. The parent who is elected for this position will be seated on our board during a special board meeting. If you have any questions, please call 872-1171. Thank you, and I wish all of you a happy and healthy new year.
Hello, this is Gail Kemp, principal of HomeTech. I'm letting you know that HomeTech will be open tomorrow, Thursday November 21st with or without power. As a reminder, if the HomeTech phone line is not working because of the power outage and you need to contact the school during regular hours please call (530) 693-5472. Also, please have students dress warmly during power outages. One final reminder, there is no school next week, November 25th-29th for Thanksgiving break. Thank you for allowing us to teach your children, and I hope you have a good night.
Good Afternoon HomeTech Families, This is Gail Kemp calling with important information about a possible power outage affecting Paradise and our school. I would like to let you know that we are prepared to operate our program tomorrow, Wednesday November 20th. With or without power we WILL be open. Breakfast and lunch will continue to be provided. We have lighting, water and bathroom facilities are available. In the event HomeTech’s telephone provider, Comcast goes down, please use our alternate phone number which is (530) 693-5472. In addition, please have students dress warmly as brick buildings tend to become quite cool. This is not an ideal situation, but we know students need to go to school. We will provide further updates if the outage extends into Thursday and possibly Friday. Thank you.
Thank you students, families, staff and all the community members who came to our Ribbon Cutting ceremony! It is so nice to be back - educating families on our Ridge! Welcome Home Wolves!
What a wonderful first week of classes back at our Paradise Campus! Have a great weekend!
A few more photos from Grad Night
Class of 2019, Congratulations on your well-deserved diplomas! Enjoy all the rights associated with being the newest HomeTech Charter alumni. May your life be filled with joy and success and may you always realize that, while you are leaving HomeTech Charter School, what you have learned in your years with us will never leave you. You have friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you to all of our staff for the dedication you bring each day to our school. Your efforts make the difference in the lives of our students, and you should be proud of all the things you do to support their education. Congrats on a job well done! I wish you all a wonderful summer! Looking forward to welcoming families back in Paradise in August! Sincerely, Mike Ervin Principal/Superintendent
Our 8th grade promotion and our 12th grade graduation ceremonies will be tomorrow, Friday, May 31st at 6:00 P.M. in the Living Hope Fellowship Church located at 355 Panama Ave in Chico. We are very proud of our students and look forward celebrating with them and their families. We do not have as much seating in this facility as we have had in the past, so I would encourage you to come early to guarantee yourself a seat. Please be conscious that seating could be an issue as you invite additional people to the actual ceremony. Promotion and graduation practice will be held for our 8th and 12th grade classes at 10:30 at the Living Hope Fellowship Church. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Thank you and have a great night!
I would like to invite your family to an End-of-the-Year Celebration. HomeTech will be throwing a BBQ party on Wednesday, May 22nd from 10:00 to 2:00 at Wildwood Park in Chico. We will be playing games, giving out yearbooks, raffling off prizes, and of course, serving up food. Please bring your family out to enjoy some time with friends. All classes at HomeTech will be cancelled for the day. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 872-1171. Thank you and have a great weekend!
We will be completing the state mandated physical fitness testing this week for our 7th and 9th grade students. 9th grade students will be testing tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14th starting at 11:30, and 7th grade students will be testing Thursday, May 16th starting at 12:30. Students should wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes for the testing. They will go to classes once testing has been completed, so their release time will be the same as usual for the day. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call 872-1171. Thank you and have a great day!
Friday - Bowling
A package of bills – AB 1505, AB 1506, AB 1507, and SB 756 – has been proposed by Sacramento politicians that could impact hundreds of high-quality charter schools like ours throughout the state. Each of these bills has passed out of the Education Committee and may be voted on by legislators before the end of May. Taken together, these bills would eliminate the right of existing charter schools to appeal non-renewal decisions, grant districts broad and subjective discretion to deny new charter schools without regard to the quality of the new petition, and impose a five-year moratorium on new charter schools. Learn more and make your voice heard today by visiting www.standforallstudents.org now!
Congratulations to Dakota Lanser for receiving the Paradise Table Mountain Masonic Lodge Student of the Year Award!
HomeTech will be giving the state mandated tests next week for our students. Students in grades 3-8 and grades 11 and 12 will be testing. All students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 will begin testing at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, April 29th and will continue to test Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as needed. Students in grades 7 and 8 will begin testing on Monday, April 29th at 10:00. Students in grade 11 will begin testing on Monday, April 29th at 12:00. The testing schedule for our secondary students (grades 7-12) was sent home with your student and has been posted on our website under parent/student resources. Monday’s secondary test sessions have been scheduled for an hour and a half, and students should anticipate staying the entire time for each session. They can bring homework or something to read if they finish early. No phones will be allowed during the testing session even if the student has finished the test for the day. Students also can bring their own ear buds to use during the testing. All classes have been cancelled for the week.
HomeTech is opening a learning center in Paradise! HomeTech has been working with the Paradise Alliance Church located at 6491 Clark Rd., and they have graciously opened their doors to our students and families. HomeTech students can meet in room N201 every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00. This will start tomorrow, Thursday, April 25th. This is completely voluntary and is meant to serve many purposes. Students can pick up packets, turn in work, gain support on work from a teacher, socialize with friends, play a game, and eat some food. This space will be provided for the rest of this school year for all of our families and their students every Thursday. It is our pleasure and privilege to serve our families in the Paradise/Magalia area. Room N201 is easily accessed from the north parking lot and is located on the 2nd floor. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 872-1171. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in Paradise!