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    Freshman Orientation will be on Monday, August 19 for ALL new NINTH grade students from 10:00 AM—12:30 PM. Students will meet in the theatre. Parents may choose to drop students off as the Freshman Orientation activities are student only. In addition, parents may choose to drop in to the media center between 10 and 11 to meet our PTSO parents and some staff for coffee and pastries. PTSO parents and staff will be available to answer questions and discuss both the high school and academy studies with you. Schedules and Bus Info will be given to students DURING their orientation.

    New Sophomore (10th graders new to CATA) Orientation will be on Monday, August 19 from 1:30—2:30. Please meet in room 401—or what we call “the fishbowl”. Parents are welcome to drop in to the guidance office between 1:30-2:00 to ask questions about school procedures, or feel free to just drop your student off.

    All current 10th—12th graders’ Open House—Tuesday August 20, 9:00—12:00 PM. Get schedules, lockers, bus information, spirit wear, student section t-shirts ($12), senior shirts and signs, and parking passes (see Priority Times below). Lockers can be rented for $5 for the year. Any schedules/bus information NOT picked up at open house will be mailed home the following Wednesday afternoon.

    Parking passes are available for SENIORS ONLY on 8/16 and 8/19, during office hours 9 AM to 3 PM. Seniors will be able to pick up their schedules at this time as well. Passes are sold to all students on Tuesday 8/20 with the following sale schedule: Seniors 9-10, Juniors 10-11, Sophomores 11-12. Information about seniors painting parking spots was sent to seniors separately. See more details about parking passes in the Cougar Chronicle.

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  • Fall Open House
    Tuesday, September 3rd from 6-8 PM. Come and meet the teachers. 

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  • Attention Seniors - Tuesday September 3rd at 7:00 pm (the same night as the Open House) in the CATA Auditorium the Guidance Department will be hosting Senior Night. This event is for all seniors and their parents. The purpose of CATA Senior Night is to review a packet of information that explains and guides the timeline of senior year. Seniors will also receive a copy of their unofficial transcript to use for college applications. Beginning the week of September 5th to the end of September each guidance counselor will have an individual meeting with each of their assigned seniors—please note that seniors will receive important information that they need to have BEFORE they meet with their counselor. Your attendance at the evening meeting is strongly encouraged. Please contact your assigned counselor is you have any questions.

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  • Peachjar Digital Flyers

    We have launched a new electronic flyer communication tool called Peachjar. To view school-approved digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on our website.

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  • Parking Passes (Front Office)- Seniors Only – Parking passes will be on sale on 8/16 and 8/19 for Seniors ONLY on a first come first served basis during office hours, 8AM to 3 PM. All students – Seniors, 9-10:00, Juniors 10:00—11:00, and Sophomores 11:00 to 12:00 only on Tuesday 8/20.

    • ALL past due student fees must be paid before you are permitted to purchase a parking pass— this includes the 2016-2017 AND 2017-2018 technology fees, media center fees, cafeteria, and any fees owed to CATA. 
    • ALL Students, MUST print and bring ALL required documents with you along with the cash (exact amount) or check for $40 made payable to Central Academy of Technology & Arts. Any incomplete application packets will delay the process and you canNOT reserve your parking spot until all documents and check are turned in. Please make sure to have your parent sign the registration forms. They are available on the CATA website under “Students”. Click here for the link.
    • Students may choose their parking spot number if they purchase BEFORE the first day of school. After that we will sell remaining spots in order.
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  • Class of 2020 Senior Package Information
    The CATA PTSO is offering senior packages this year. The PTSO Senior Events Committee is planning BONUS activities to make CLASS OF 2020 a year of special memories. Activities may include ice cream social, dessert bar, other random surprise events during school day. Entrance into these particular BONUS Senior Events require a Senior Pass which can be purchased in one of the following packages described on the order form. All orders can be placed online at www.cataptso.org EXCEPT if you are only wishing to purchase a senior shirt and sign combo package or just a shirt or sign. Those orders must be paid for by cash or check (made out to CATA PTSO) at the school. You can drop off order forms for the shirt and sign in the guidance office. See the order form here. 

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  • CATA Cougar Spirit Wear is now available.  Please stop by during one of their sale events (dates are posted on Facebook) or contact catabandspiritwear@gmail.com. You can now order from the new CATA Cougar online store.

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  • Register to Volunteer in UCPS Schools
    The district has a new volunteer registration process. If you'd like to volunteer in any of the UCPS schools you must complete the volunteer registration form located at https://www.ucpsvolunteers.com. This even applies to people who had registered in previous years. 

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  • Central Academy of Technology & Arts PTSO has linked up with Amazon Smiles.  This is a simple and easy way to raise money for our school!  And you can do it while doing your regular shopping!

    Link up with CATA so that your purchases count at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-1542614  

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