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Freshman Hub

The Freshman Hub was designed to help guide our freshmen students and parents through the transition into high school.
 
Here you will find all the required forms that our freshmen families will have to fill out along with some information for students on how to be a successful 9th grader.

In addition to our usual freshmen orientation this year, we have compiled all the info into our Freshmen Hub online!

Please see our Queens Tech Parent Parent Packet for Disciplinary Codes, Security Info, Academic Info, etc. You can access it below.

Most of the required forms you would have received during our high school orientation, you can now sign on our Google Form!  Please note that you can only fill out the form with your student's NYC email address and password.  It will not open with any other email.  Click on the link below to begin filling out the form.  Please fill out all required forms by October 30, 2021.

Required Forms (English)Required Forms (Spanish)

The forms that are not on the Google Form are our CAP and CATCH forms.  They do not require a signature.  If you would like to opt out of our CAP and CATCH services, please send us a letter stating that you would like to opt out along with your child's name and OSIS number.

**Don't assume that your child is doing well in school just because you see them on a computer. Know for sure!

Check their schedule, grades, and attendance on your NYC Schools Account. Set up a structure for learning at home and when in doubt, contact their teachers or their school counselor. Ninth-grade school counselors by CTE program: 

 
If you have any questions about the forms, please send a message to The Freshmen Hub Help Desk here: Freshmen Hub Help Desk

Dear Families: We NEED you on the NYC Schools Account! The NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is our main form of communication with students and families.  We send out important messages about the school and it's also where we post the report card grades.  In this challenging time, it is absolutely necessary to keep an eye on your child's grades.  Many students are struggling and need intervention, whether it's tutoring, counseling or something else.  But if you don't know how they're doing, how can you help? If you need an access code or have any problems with this account, please contact your child's school counselor.

Now that your child is in high school, what do you need to know for them to be successful at Queens Tech? What about grades, credits, and Regents Exams? How does that work? What do they need to graduate? If you are wondering about any of these questions, please click on the links to the right to watch some informational videos from our Assistant Principal of the 9th Grade, Mr. Gallagher.

How To Be a Successful 9th Grader

What 9th Graders Need to Know About Grades and Earning Credits

What 9th Graders Need to Know About Regents Exams

Being a freshmen is tough! We want to help you stay on the right track with school (or if you've already fallen off track a little, we want to help you get back on!).  We've attached some useful info about studying, how to survive in high school, graduation requirements, and health resources so you can take care of your mind, body, and spirit.  

If you are starting to feel like you need some help or just have some questions about school, life, (whatever!), you can always email your school counselor.

9th Grade School Counselors by CTE Program

 Exploratory & Computer Tech - Ms. Vasquez - [email protected]

 Cosmetology - Ms. Mejia-Juan - [email protected]

Graphic Arts - Ms. Gnall - [email protected]

Helpful places...

  • If you need general info: Main Office, Room 104 or the school’s website www.queenstechhs.org
  • If you feel sick or have health related questions: Nurse, Room 214
  • If you need help with academics, social/emotional stuff: Guidance, Room 151
  • If you need to print something: Room 155 or 143
  • If you need a student ID: Transportation Office, Room 236
  • If you need a Metro Card or lunch form: Transportation Office, Room 236
  • If you need to report something: Mr. Alikakos, Room 108; or Guidance, Room 151

Where’s the…

  • Gym is in the basement
  • Cafeteria is on the 2nd floor, Room 234
  • Library is on the 4th floor, Room 455

Remember…

  • Each room starts with the number of what floor it’s on.  For example, if you have English in Room 343, that’s located on the third floor.
  •  Also, we have two wings that we call the “new wing” and the “old wing.”  The newer side of the building has classrooms that end in bigger numbers, like 351, 444, etc. while the older side of the building has lower numbers such as 101, 207, etc.

Remember, a passing grade is a 65+ in high school, but to be competitive for college or work, you want to do the best you can!  And YES, 9th grade does matter and colleges do look at what you were doing in 9th grade.  

Also in high school, if you fail a class, you must repeat it until you pass.  This is usually done in summer school as well as what we call "pm school" which is class that is held after your regular school day. PM school is only available starting in 10th grade.

Check out the Freshmen Survival Guide above for more tips about academic success!

E- Public Library Card

Free Online Tutoring through the NY Public Library

Ninth grade is a great time to start learning who you are and what you like to do.  See the flyer below for some activities we'll be having after school!  And if you're struggling with homework or need help studying, we have tutoring available too. 

**College Tip- Any clubs activities you participate in freshmen year you can add to your college resume!  The more activities you do afterschool, the better picture it gives colleges about who you are.  Stand out! Join a club!**

QT Clubs and Activities!

Welcome to the SPARK Program! My name is Ms. Mieses and I am the Queens Technical Substance Abuse Prevention & Intervention Specialist.

Spark was initially created in 1971, as a substance abuse prevention program, but has expanded to address a wide variety of adolescent issues.  Students meet in my groups for both discussions and/ or individual counseling on issues such as: - Family Issues - Academic- Sexuality -Self-Esteem - Peer Relationships-Substance Abuse - Anger Management.  We always have fun with great conversations and hot topic debates. A support group can help you realize that you are not alone in your struggles. You can hear the stories and experiences of others that may open your eyes. Your not the only one that deals with loneliness, depression, family conflict or failing grades. You can gain new perspectives in a support group, accept challenges and begin to make changes. 

 

When things are extra stressful, it's extra important to take care of yourself-mind, body, and spirit.  We may not be able to play basketball in the park with friends, or join a sports team or club at school this year, but it doesn't mean we should sit on the couch and do nothing (even if that's what we want to do!).  That can often make us feel worse. Here are some ways to help take care of yourself. Remember, a healthy body = a healthy mind = good grades!

In these particularly tough times, many kids and adults are dealing with some tough emotions. Maybe you don't feel as happy as you did before the pandemic, maybe you miss your friends and regular life so much that it upsets you, maybe you even lost a loved one or friend.  You are not alone!  In addition to talking to your counselor, you can also talk to one of our therapists who work at Queens Tech from Western Queens Consultation Center.

If you feel like you need some support, email Ms. Vasquez so she can set it up for you: [email protected]