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Principal’s Pen: October 19th-30th

Hello All:

This week’s newsletter will cover two weeks of school as there are a few things that I want to make sure are on your calendar. First of all, this Friday, October 23rd, is a non-student day. Mr. Gartley has built in another workshop day for staff to put together plans and assessments should we find ourselves having to go remote. I feel very fortunate at the end of every week that we are able to be in school and educate our students. This is in great part to the students and staff who are doing their part to keep things safe and as normal as possible.

Grades will close on October 30th. We hope to have report cards to students no later than November 6th. Past practice has been to hand them out in advisory which we will continue to do this year. For those students who may lose their eligibility for participation in extra/co-curricular activities we will be mailing home those report cards.

The annual flu clinic for the high schools students is going to be held on October 29th. Students who are remote received the information as well as permission slip to participate in the mail. All other students received the information in advisory a while back. If you have any questions about this clinic please feel free to reach out to our school nurse, Kim Murphy.

Last but not least is an explanation of this year’s Spirit Week (aka Homecoming). We are still planning to do a few of the traditional events but on a much smaller and different scale. Classes will be decorating their designated hallways this coming Sunday. Unfortunately, the only people we can permit to be in the building are our students and district employees. Many of you have helped in the past but due to the restrictions in place at this time we have to limit the foot traffic to those mentioned above. Each day next week we will have our dress up days which were determined by the Student Council. Points will be awarded to those who participate and the class with the most points at the end of the week will earn the coveted spirit stick! Our parade will look much different. Each class will be decorating a smaller float this year (utility size trailer) out in the student parking lot. Parents/community members are invited to participate in a drive through parade (no one is permitted to leave their vehicles), view the 4 floats and then prior to leaving campus they can vote for their favorite float by donating a non-perishable food item to the class whose float they liked best. Again, only the advisors of each class and students are permitted to be outside any vehicle during this event. Let’s hope that next year we can return to “normal” and have a big celebration.

Thank you to each one of you for the support you are providing for your son/daughter during this strange period of time. As previously mentioned they have been doing the best they can. We appreciate your efforts immensely!

Enjoy the week

Paula

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    November 26
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    December 1
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    December 4
  5. Christmas Break

    December 23, 2020 - January 1, 2021