FW: Sound School Announcements



From: Sound School PAC [mailto:soundpac1+yahoo.com@ccsend.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:03 AM
Subject: Sound School Announcements





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Tuesday, August 30, 2016



  • FFA/PAC Dues:  We will collect FFA and PAC dues during orientation.  FFA dues are $25 and PAC are $10.  If paying by check please make checks payable to Sound School. 
    • FFA dues of $25/year are required.  The dues cover fees to the national and state organizations. Money left after that is used to support FFA related trips – like the Big E – and chapter activities.  
    • PAC dues are $10/year.  These dues cover PAC membership and the daily email announcements.  Parents must renew their PAC membership in order to continue receiving the daily announcements by email.
  • Physical Examinations:  Sophomore physicals are due on or before the first day of school and must be brought to the the main office.
  • Internet Essentials:  Comcast is offering affordable high-speed internet to *qualified households living in an area where Comcast Internet Service is available for 9.95 a month (plus tax).  For more information visit InternetEssentials.com.  Eligible families must:
    • Have a least one child who is eligible for the National School Lunch Program
    • Live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available
    • Not have subscribed to Comcast Internet within the last 90 days
    • Not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than one year old
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®):  On Sept. 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process that will impact millions of students. Starting with the 2017­-18 application cycle, the following changes will be put in place: 
    • Students will be able to submit a FAFSA® earlier.  Students will be able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016-17 schedule. The FAFSA became available January 1 as in previous years.)
    • Students will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.
    • Join PAC on September 14th at 6:00 for more information!



Important Dates & Upcoming Events



Visit NHPS.net for a full listing.

  • Orientation
    • Tuesday, August 30, 9:00 am – Grade 9 & New Students
    • Tuesday August 30, 1:00 pm – Grades 10, 11, and 12
    • Wednesday, August 31, 1:00 or 6:00 pm – All Grades


  • Thursday, September 1st – First Day of School
  • Monday, September 5th – Labor Day, No School
  • Wednesday, September 14th – PAC Meeting at 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 28th – Open House/Meet the Teacher Night



Student News & Opportunities

Khan Academy:  Khan Academy is a tool for students to use as their own personal tutor throughout the school year. They have thousands of videos, articles, and exercises to help students sharpen their skills anytime, anywhere, all for free. To learn more or sign up, visit Khan Academy!

2016 Summer Reading List (doc)
New Haven Promise
PowerSchool Parent Portal
New Haven Scholarship Fund




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