Titan Times Newsletter

Springwater Trail High School - February 2019

Principal's Message

Hello Springwater Community,

Hope you enjoyed the snow this weekend! We are now more than halfway through the school year and time continues to fly by us. You should have received 1st semester grades in the mail by now. You can also check grades online through Synergy StudentVue or ParentVue. We have also reached out to families with students who failed 1 or more classes this semester. We want to ensure all students have a plan to be successful 2nd semester.

We are extending our after school support to Thursdays! We are also providing transportation home for students who stay after school Mondays - Thursdays beginning this Thursday, February 14th. Academic support will now run M-TH from 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Students can sign up for a bus ride home in the office up until noon on the day they would like to remain after school. We are excited to extend our after school support and transportation home so more students can get the academic support they need to be successful.

We wrapped up our middle school visits last week and I am impressed with the students who spoke with 8th graders around our district and our World Music Program who performed for 4 middle schools over the course of 2 days. We are excited to welcome a new group of 9th graders next year. As a reminder, we accept applications for current high school students on an ongoing basis and enroll students, as space becomes available, at each semester. If you know of someone who would like to attend Springwater, encourage the student to submit an application and/or to reach out to the school with questions.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your student’s teachers, the main office, or me by phone or email if you have questions or concerns.


Sincerely,

Ryan Blaszak
Springwater Main Office: 503.261.4600

Senior Baby Pictures

It is time to submit baby photos of your senior to be used in a slideshow during graduation! Photos can be submitted digitally to weber18@gresham.k12.or.us, or in person to Crystel Weber or Rylea Payne.


A few things to keep in mind:

  • Please submit 4 - 8 photos.
  • If you are submitting physical photos, please put them in an envelope with your students' name on them so that we can return them to you via your student.
  • Please do not submit photos of photos.
  • If you do not want to turn in a physical copy of a picture, please scan your photos and send them digitally to weber18@gresham.k12.or.us

Attention Fred Meyer Shoppers

Attention Fred Meyer Shoppers!

Springwater Trail High School is enrolled in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program! Please link your Fred Meyer rewards card with our nonprofit number MU443. Fred Meyers will donate a percentage of your purchases every quarter to our program. This will NOT affect your reward points or fuel points. Last quarter we received $57.14, every little bit helps. This program helps pay for transportation to allow our students to attend events in the community. Below is the link to sign up.

https://www.fredmeyer.com/account/communityrewards/enroll

Drivers Ed

Below you will find two flyers for upcoming Driver Education Program's nearby. Students 15-17 years old are not limited to one location, they are welcome to attend any driver ed class regardless of where they attend school. More schedules at other locations are listed on Oregon Driver Training Institute at www.oregondrivertraining.com.

SBA Opt-out process

House Bill 2655 permits parents to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math (SBAC) by submitting the Official ODE Opt-out form to the school the student attends. Please review the attached documents below.

January Attendance Challenge

Congratulations to the Juniors for winning the January attendance challenge. They will be celebrating with a pizza party next Wednesday February 20th during lunch!

Clubs at Springwater

We have a wide variety of clubs at Springwater. Encourage your students to join the fun or start their own club!


Robotics Club: Room 212, Wednesdays at 2:30pm

Student Advocacy: Room 112, Thursdays during lunch

ASL: Room 213, Mondays at 2:30pm

D&D: Room 11, Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch

Strategic Board Games: Room 201, Wednesday's at 2:30pm

Debate Club: Room 111, Mondays at lunch

Anime Club: Room 101, Wednesdays at lunch

Yearbooks

While Snapchats may not last forever, yearbooks do! Don't forget to buy your 2018-2019 STHS yearbook soon! Yearbooks are $30 and can be purchased in the main office, or at www.jostens.com.

Opportunity for Springwater Trail High School Families!

International Cultural Exchanges Services is looking for loving host families for students from all over the world wanting to study in the US. Students are here for the entire school year or just one semester.

As a host family you provide basic room and board and a loving home. The students come with their own health insurance and spending money for all personal expenses and school lunches. All host family dynamics are welcome! A trained local coordinator provides excellent support for both family and student.

To learn more about the benefits contact ICES Regional Director Kari Hampton at khampton@icesusa.org or 503-724-2308.

Academic Support Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Additional academic support is available at Springwater Trail High School, on Monday's, Tuesday's, Wednesday's, and Thursday's from 2:30pm-3:30pm. This additional time will allow students to utilize school resources such as the library and student computers for homework, studying, reading, etc.

Transportation home at 3:30 is available but students MUST sign up in the office prior to noon to receive a ride home.


Wednesday school is also available every week and we encourage students to utilize this time to meet with their teachers, retake quizzes, and get homework help. Transportation home at 3:30 is available but students MUST sign up in the office prior to noon on Wednesdays to receive a ride home. If you have questions regarding after school support, please call the office at 503.261.4600.

February Student Spotlight

Checking In With Our Graduates