Tomorrow, Tuesday October 16, we are holding a Poetry Slam in the lecture hall from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Please consider joining us to hear some amazing spoken words from our students.
This Thursday at 10:18 am, we will be participating in the Great Shake Out Earthquake drill, along with millions of people worldwide, as we practice how to drop, cover, and hold. This is the 10th Anniversary of the Great ShakeOut which began in southern California in 2008. Participating in the Great Shake Out better prepares all of us should be ever be faced with such an emergency.
School pictures are next week. Grades 9-11 will be taken on Tuesday, October 23, and Grades 7-8 will be taken on Wednesday, October 24. Information on how to purchase school photos is being sent home with your child this week.
If you have not already done so, please return the free or reduced lunch form by mail or fill out the on-line application located on our website by clicking on the "parent" tab and going to the free or reduced lunch link. As of last week, Students who were qualified last year and were rolled over to this year no longer qualify if we have not received a new application for this year. It is important that everyone fill out this form each year, even if you think you may not qualify, or your child does not take advantage of our lunch offerings. This form also helps determine eligibility for testing fee waivers and free college applications. If you need any help filling out the application, please contact the school and we will be happy to assist you.
The end of our first quarter is quickly approaching on November 2. Please check in with your child to be sure they are not holding any incompletes. As a reminder, students who hold at least one incomplete at the beginning of each week are required to attend our Friday Academic Recovery and Advancement sessions on Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. If they clear this incomplete prior to the Friday session, they are still required to attend but will work on academic advancement. Thank you for supporting us in these efforts.
Saturday School is scheduled again this Saturday, October 20, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please be sure to send your child to Saturday School if they have missed a day of school. Students must stay the entire time to get credit for their absence.