Weekly Message March 23-27, 2015

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of March 23rd.

If you requested transportation for your high school student following tutoring sessions, we will be in touch with route information when we receive it from the Transportation Department. Transportation services will begin after intersession on April 13th.

All students who were admitted for the intersession camps have received confirmation letters and will receive letters with transportation information this week. If you have questions about the intersession camps, please contact the main office.

We are running a book drive through March 27th to benefit Book Harvest, a Triangle non-profit that collects children’s books and provides them to children in need. We need books for all ages. Collection bins are located in the main lobby, Cybrary, and cafeteria.

Intersession break will run March 30 – April 10.  Students will return to school on Monday, April 13th.  Report cards will go home with students on Friday, April 17th.

Have a wonderful week this week and enjoy your upcoming intersession break!

 

Weekly Message March 16-20, 2015

The SCS PTSA will be hosting a luncheon for the SCS Staff on St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, March 17th. We will have a salad and baked potato bar.  The PTSA will provide lettuce and baked potatoes.  We still need help to provide the sides, toppings and extras. Please send in any items with your child tomorrow.  THANK YOU in advance for supporting our staff and letting them know how much they are appreciated.  There is also a sign-up genius link on our website and on my blog.

Parents of rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade students please plan to attend the SCS High School Parent Information Night on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 6:00pm. You will have the opportunity to gain important information regarding course offerings, registration and graduation progression before signed registration forms are due. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brown.

8th grade students and parents: You are invited to attend High School 101—Graduate Ready on Saturday, March 21st at Riverside High School from 9-noon.  Come hear information about what to expect in high school, graduation requirements, advanced academics, fine arts, and much more. Get excited and start preparing for high school now!

This is a reminder that school will be in session March 23-March 27 as make-up days from the inclement weather. These will be normal school days and transportation will be provided as normal.

Parent and students: Lost & Found is overflowing with outerwear, lunch boxes and lots of other items.  Now is the time to claim your belongings. Unclaimed items will be donated to the shelter during intersession. Come by Guidance anytime during the school day.

It’s registration time at SCS! Please return completed registration forms no later than Friday, March 20, 2015.  Any questions may be directed to Mrs. Brown or Ms. Hagan.

If you requested transportation for your high school student following tutoring sessions, we will be in touch with route information when we receive it from the Transportation Department. Transportation services will begin after intersession on April 13th.

All students who were admitted for the intersession camps will receive confirmation and transportation information as soon as we receive the routes.

We are running a book drive through March 27th to benefit Book Harvest, a Triangle non-profit that collects children’s books and provides them to children in need. We need books for all ages. Collection bins are located in the main lobby, Cybrary, and cafeteria.

Have a great evening from all of us at SCS, where there is no box.

 

Norovirus Outbreaks Remain Prevalent Through March

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is urging vigilance and awareness surrounding Norovirus, a contagious intestinal illness, that remains prevalent through March.

Norovirus is extremely infectious and can spread quickly in closed places like daycare centers, nursing homes and schools. The virus is primarily passed on via physical contact with contaminated food, liquid, objects or direct contact with infected individuals. Common symptoms of Norovirus include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain.

North Carolinians should continue to take steps that prevent illness from occurring or spreading. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following steps to prevent the spread of Norovirus:

  • Use soap and water to wash hands.
  • Wash fruits and vegetables and cook seafood thoroughly.
  • Do not prepare food for others or provide healthcare while you are sick, and for at least three days after symptoms stop.
  • Use a chlorine-bleach solution to clean surfaces contaminated with bodily fluids.
  • Wash contaminated laundry thoroughly.

“Healthy individuals usually recover within one to three days at home without medical care, but the very young and elderly are at risk of dehydration and more severe illness,” said Nicole Lee, an epidemiologist with the N.C. DHHS Division of Public Health (DPH).

SCS Holds Geography Bee

 

The School for Creative Studies held its first Geography Bee on Jan. 16.  Twenty-nine students participated with 10 of them making it to the final round.

Taking the top three spots were Spencer Wiehle (6th Grade), William Johnson (6th grade) and Logan Pruett (8th grade).

Spencer will now go on to compete at the state competition on March 27 on the campus of UNC-Charlotte.

Eighth-grade social studies teacher Bridget Dix and AIG Facilitator Michelle Tuck Thomas facilitated the event.

Durham Technical Community College offers travel abroad opportunity to Cuba

Durham Technical Community College will offer a travel abroad opportunity to Cuba next fall semester (October 10-18, 2015).

Participants on this program will enroll in a Continuing Education course to learn about Cuba and prepare for the travel component, and then meet again after the trip to discuss what they learned.

This opportunity is open to community members as well as Durham Tech students, faculty, and staff.

The base price for the travel program is $3,791.00 – please visit the website for details.

More information on the program can be found on the study/travel abroad website (http://www.durhamtech.edu/cgl/studyabroad.html).

For any further questions please contact Heidi White at (919) 536-7264 ext. 4052 or at whiteh@durhamtech.edu

Weekly Message March 9-13, 2015

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of March 9th.

Our next scheduled Saturday Academy session will be a make-up session on March 14th from 9-noon. Transportation will be provided as usual for this date. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ellison.

Please note that March 11th is no longer a PLC Early Release Day. We will have a normal school day on March 11th.

Middle School Students–We still have a couple of spots for each intersession camp remaining. If you are interested in the YES Robotics Camp or the Literacy Through Photography Camp, this is your last chance! Please bring your forms to the main office tomorrow!!! Transportation and lunch are provided for both programs.

We are excited to be one of the schools selected to pilot a new real-time bus tracking program for our families. The transportation parent portal allows parents, guardians, or other designated members of your household to get real-time access to your child’s bus location at any time during the morning or afternoon bus route. The information has been sent home with students. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Fleming.

Advanced Placement students are encouraged to register for the District Review Sessions scheduled for April 11 and April 25 at CMA.  Registrations should be completed this week!  The registration link can be found on my blog, Facebook, and our website.

8th grade students and parents: You are invited to attend High School 101—Graduate Ready on Saturday, March 21st at Riverside High School from 9-noon.  Come hear information about what to expect in high school, graduation requirements, advanced academics, fine arts, and much more. Get excited and start preparing for high school now!

Middle and High Schoolers of SCS will be interacting with the Family Resource Center of Raleigh, Inc. (http://frcofraleigh.org/).  They have been authorized by DPS to come in and administer the Comprehensive Health Education portion of Healthful Living Curriculum through their Youth Awake program.  The comprehensive presentation is age and grade appropriate.  This required content curriculum is covered under Durham Policy 3020.  Students will bring home permission forms concerning the Comprehensive Health Education program.  If you wish to remove your student from this portion of the Healthful Living curriculum, you will need to sign and date the document stating that you wish your child to be Opted-Out of this portion of Healthful Living.

The SCS PTSA will be hosting a luncheon for the SCS Staff on St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday March 17th. We will have a salad and baked potato bar.  The PTSA will provide lettuce and baked potatoes.  We are asking for your help to provide the sides, toppings and extras. You can send in your items with your child and leave them in the office. THANK YOU in advance for supporting our staff and letting them know how much they are appreciated.  There is also a sign-up genius link on our website and on my blog.

It’s registration time at SCS! Students in all grade levels will be registering for courses for the 2015/2016 school year over the next two weeks. You should have received detailed information regarding course selection. Please read over this information carefully with your student and be certain to sign and return completed registration forms no later than Friday, March 20, 2015.  Any questions may be directed to Mrs. Brown or Ms. Hagan.

Parents of rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade students please plan to attend the SCS High School Parent Information Night on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 6:00pm. You will have the opportunity to gain important information regarding course offerings, registration and graduation progression before signed registration forms are due. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brown.

If you requested transportation for your high school student following tutoring sessions, we will be in touch with route information when we receive it from the Transportation Department. Transportation services will begin after intersession on April 13th.

Remember that at SCS our mission is Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community. Have a great evening.

 

Comprehensive Health Education Program in Healthful Living Classes

Middle and High Schoolers of SCS will be interacting with the Family Resource Center of Raleigh, Inc. (http://frcofraleigh.org/).  They have been authorized by DPS to come in and administer the Comprehensive Health Education portion of Healthful Living Curriculum through their Youth Awake program.  The comprehensive presentation is age and grade appropriate.

This required content curriculum is covered under Durham Policy 3020.

For grades 7-12 the curriculum will include all major components of the state adopted Framework for Healthful Living Education.  Draw the Line, Respect the Line will be administered to 6th Grade.  This will begin April 14th and will end by May 13th depending on grade level.

On March 9th, 2015 students will be bringing home permission forms concerning the Comprehensive Health Education program.  If you wish to remove your student from this portion of the Healthful Living curriculum you will need to sign and date the document stating that you wish your child to be Opted-Out of this portion of Healthful Living.

If your child did not bring home the form it can be found on the Healthful Living site by clicking on “For Parents” and scrolling down to Youth Awake C.H.E.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Sims

SCS PTSA Teacher Luncheon on March 17th–SIGN-UP to Volunteer

We will be hosting a luncheon for the SCS Staff on St. Patrick’s Day Tuesday March 17th. We will have a salad and baked potato bar.  The PTSA will provide lettuce and baked potatoes.  We are asking for your help to provide the sides, toppings and extras. You can send in your items with your child and leave them in the office and we will get them when we set up for the luncheon.  THANK YOU for supporting our staff and letting them know how much they are appreciated.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d49a4ae2aab9-stpatricks

DATE: 3/17/2015 (Tue 11:00AM – 2:00PM)

LOCATION: Workroom across from Cybrary