Weekly Message–July 31-August 4, 2017

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of July 31, 2017.

 

Eligible seniors may pick up a Late Arrival/Early Dismissal Form from the Guidance Student Services office. If you have any questions about this process, you may contact Ms. Settle.

 

We are still working on middle school schedule change requests this week. You will be informed of the status of your requests.

 

This is a reminder to 7th grade parents that August 15th is the last date to provide us with your updated immunization records for your child. Students entering 7th grade are now required to have the Tdap and meningococcal vaccines.

 

Please mark your calendars for our Annual Curriculum Night and General PTSA Meeting on August 8th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. This will be our first PTSA meeting of the year and you will have an opportunity to follow your child’s schedule and meet all the teachers to hear about their plans for the school year.

 

Our first PLC Early Release Day is Wednesday, August 9th. School will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. Please make your transportation and child care arrangements now.

 

The Beginning of Year Diagnostic for iReady will begin next week for Middle School.  Aug 1 – 4 ~ iReady Math and Aug 8 – 11 ~ iReady Reading. You will receive the results with progress reports.

 

Fall pictures for students in grades 6-11 will be August 11th. Picture envelopes will be sent home on Tuesday, August 1st.

 

Students must have paid their $35 technology fee and returned their signed technology agreement before being issued a laptop. Teachers have explained and distributed the technology agreements. The Technology Handbook can be found online at the SCS website. If you would like a hard copy, please notify your child’s homeroom teacher.

 

Have a great evening from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4c’s—Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Community.

 

 

 

Cross Country/Walking Club Interest Meeting

Calling all Creative Studies students: Ms. Sims and Mr. Cousins invite you to come and join the Cross Country/Walking Club.  If you want to get in shape while developing relationships with club members while on the track or  in the fields/woods, we want you! Our interest meeting will be Monday, August 7th in Mr. Cousins’ classroom, 125, from 4:10 – 5:00 p.m. Students, please make sure that you come prepared to be outside along with a reusable water bottle and make arrangements with your parents so they can pick you up on time at 5!

Costa Rica Trip Information

There are a very few spaces still available on the Costa Rica Trip.  All travelers must register before the end of the first quarter to be eligible to travel with us.

This trip is open to 7th through 12th graders and promises to be an exciting one.  If you have any questions, contact Ms. Wash by email or phone.

Weekly Message–July 24-28, 2017

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of July 24, 2017.

Senior Parents/Students –

Senior Portraits will take place at SCS next Friday, July 28, 2017.  All seniors will have their formal picture taken for the yearbook.  This attire consists of the drape or tuxedo.  Ladies are asked to bring a spaghetti strap or strapless shirt to wear under the drape.  Seniors may also participate in Indoor Casual photos.  The fee is $15 for one outfit with various backgrounds and $25 for two outfits with various backgrounds.  Students may bring cash, check or money order to the session.  Make checks payable to Strawbridge Studios.  Payments may also be made at http://www.strawbridge.net.  The online ordering code is 110739.  Proofs will be mailed to your home address.

 

Each student will be given a designated time to have their picture taken.  This information will be provided on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  There are no make-up sessions so it is imperative that students are at school and attend their appointments.  If there is a scheduling conflict or for questions, please contact Ms. Bridges as soon as possible.

 

Eligible seniors may pick up a Late Arrival/Early Dismissal Form from the Guidance Student Services office. If you have any questions about this process, you may contact Ms. Settle.

 

We will begin working on middle school schedule change requests this week. You will informed of the status of your requests by the end of the week.

 

This is a reminder to 7th grade parents that August 15th is the last date to provide us with your updated immunization records for your child. Students entering 7th grade are now required to have the Tdap and meningococcal vaccines. Middle school students will take the iReady assessments between July 26 and mid-August. You will be informed of the results with Progress Reports.

 

Please mark your calendars for our Annual Curriculum Night and General PTSA Meeting on August 8th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. This will be our first PTSA meeting of the year and you will have an opportunity to follow your child’s schedule and meet all the teachers to hear about their plans for the school year.

 

Our first PLC Early Release Day is Wednesday, August 9th. School will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. Please make your transportation and child care arrangements now.

 

Fall pictures for students in grades 6-11 will be August 11th. Picture envelopes will be sent home at the end of the month.

 

The Annual AIG Parent Meeting will be held Tuesday, August 15th from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Look for an invitation to come home with your student. Ms. Tuck Thomas is our AIG Facilitator.

 

Students must have paid their $35 technology fee and returned their signed technology agreement before being issued a laptop. Teachers have explained and distributed the technology agreements. The Technology Handbook can be found online at the SCS website. If you would like a hard copy, please notify your child’s homeroom teacher.

 

Have a great evening from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4c’s—Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Community.

 

 

 

Weekly Message–July 17-21, 2017

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of July 17, 2017.

Welcome back to the opening of the 2017-2018 school year! We know that students are excited and anxious about the first day of school. We will have staff members and volunteers available to assist students with getting to their classes when they arrive and assisting them with changing classes throughout the day. For students who have bus questions, we will call students at designated times to work out any bus issues and communicate with parents to ensure that all students know their transportation arrangements. For students who have scheduling issues, we will have staff members available to assist them also. Our goal is to make sure that students have as smooth an opening as possible!

For parents who will be dropping off in morning carpool, please pull into the front parking lot and keep right. Drop off at the front of the building. Students may be dropped off 8:30 or later. Students are tardy if not in class at 9:00 a.m. When entering the lot for afternoon carpool traffic, enter the front parking lot from Hamlin Rd. High school students are picked up in the front of the school, and middle school students are picked up on the left side of the school. Mornings are usually not hectic, but there is a long line in the afternoons, and we appreciate your patience and cooperation in moving traffic along to minimize everyone’s time in line. Please do not enter or exit through the bus lot during carpool. For the safety of our students, we need to use the bus lot only for bus traffic. The SCS Car Rider Pickup Map is located on my blog and on Facebook.

Forms to apply for free and reduced lunch forms may be picked up in the cafeteria. Remember that you must complete these forms at the beginning of each school year.

This is a reminder to 7th grade parents that August 15th is the last date to provide us with your updated immunization records for your child. Students entering 7th grade are now required to have the Tdap and meningococcal vaccines.

Please mark your calendars for our Annual Curriculum Night and General PTSA Meeting on August 8th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. This will be our first PTSA meeting of the year and you will have an opportunity to follow your child’s schedule and meet all the teachers to hear about their plans for the school year.

Students must have paid their $35 technology fee and returned their signed technology agreement before being issued a laptop. Teachers will explain and distribute the technology agreement this week. The Technology Handbook can be found online at the SCS website. If you would like a hard copy, please notify your child’s homeroom teacher.

Get lots of rest to prepare for tomorrow and have a great evening from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4c’s—Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Community.

 

 

 

Weekly Message–July 10-14, 2017

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of July 10, 2017.

Welcome back and we are looking forward to seeing you all next week for our opening of the 2017-2018 school year! The first day of school for students is Monday, July 17th. Our Open House is this Tuesday, July 11th. All new students and all freshmen students should attend a program specially designed for you from noon to 2:00. Parents are welcome during this time. Returning students and their families are welcome to drop-in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00. We invite you to stop by, pick up your child’s schedule, and meet your child’s teachers.  We do ask that you attend during your designated time because parking is limited. You may park in the front lot, the bus lot which can be accessed from Red Mill Road, or the field by the middle school carpool area which is on the Hamlin Road side of the building. If you cannot attend Open House, you may pick up your child’s schedule during our office hours Wednesday through Friday 8:15-4:45. Students don’t need their schedules before the first day. We’ll have them available for them on the first day too!

Supply Lists are posted on Facebook and our webpage. We have hard copies available in the main office.

As of this moment, we have not received finalized bus routes. I am hoping to have this information for Open House and have invited representatives from the Transportation Department to our Open House. We will keep you updated on status reports as we receive them from Transportation via our Facebook page.

The PTSA Needs YOU! We have an incredible Executive Board led by our new PTSA president Danielle Bonner. Please let the main office know if you are interested in joining PTSA or serving in any way so that we can connect you. The PTSA will have a table where you can join PTSA and purchase spirit wear.  We have a limited number of SCS t-shirts for purchase.

Due to budget reductions, the ENCORE! Afterschool program at SCS has been discontinued. The Before School Care program will still operate. Representatives from DPS Community Education will be at Open House to discuss the Before School Care program. The link to application is also on our website.

 Have a great evening from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4c’s—Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Community.