Hilltop Herald Parent Edition
Be Respectful ~ Be Responsible ~ Be Resilient
Volume 2 ~ Issue 17~ November 27, 2023
Wonderful Falcon Families,
"Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices." ~Robert Braathe
I hope that your Thanksgiving break was filled with gratitude and that your family created wonderful and unforgettable memories that brought much joy. For December, I would like to challenge you to have each family member to share one thing you chose to be grateful for each day. Have each member write it down and keep a gratitude jar where you each place daily notes of gratitude. At the end of the month, your family can look back and see all the blessing you received or experienced.
GRATITUDE NOMINATIONS FOR STAFF
Falcons, you have the opportunity to honor a staff member or more by completing a gratitude nomination form. Click on this LINK to access the form. If you are nominating one staff member, you only need to complete the form once. However, if you want to recognize more than one, you will need to complete the form by the number of staff members you wish to recognize. You also have to use your district gmail/Google account NOT your personal one. We will close this form on December 8. Our goal is to have all staff members recognized.
END-OF-COURSE EXAMS INFORMATION
It is only two weeks away from end-of-course exams or finals week, which will be given on December 12 (Periods 1 & 2), 13 (Periods 3 & 4) & 14 (Periods 5 & 6). These dates are all minimum days with a release time of 12:56pm. Please continue to encourage your children to work hard, catch up on any missing assignments and talk to their teachers if they are not passing at this time. If your children are in danger of failing a class at this time, you should have received a written report(s) from the teacher of the class(es).
Eighth Grade Promotion Requirements Are Finalized
Eighth Graders, it is important that you pass all your classes this semester and next semester also. This week, you and your parents will be receiving a letter that will inform you of the requirements to participate in promotional activities such as the walking in the ceremony. There is one requirement: you must pass all your classes this year (both semesters). If you are failing any classes this week, you have two weeks to raise your grades so that you pass with a grade of D or higher. If you fail any classes, you will have to attend credit recovery next semester. Take care of your academic business now.
Holiday Spirit Week is December 4-8
December 4th will start our final Spirit Week of Semester 1 and it is a holiday theme. We will end spirit week with a Winter Formal Dance right after school on Friday, December 8, 2022. Sales of dance tickets will start on Monday and will occur at the ASB Store.
Winter Sports Tryouts Information
- Callbacks are this week. Please check your Jupiter Grades email to see if you made the callback list.
- Tryouts will be held after school on Monday and Tuesday.
Winter Sports Schedule is Out
If you are in soccer, here are the dates for the games. All games are scheduled to be at Southwest High School. More details to follow and all coaches will email you all the details. Please mark on your calendar. Note: schedules might change at the last minute.
- December 19, 2023
- December 16, 2023
- January 20, 2023
- January 27, 2023
- February 3, 2024
- February 10, 2023 (Playoffs)
- February 12, 2024 (Finals)
Follow Traffic Safety in Front of School at All Times
Parents, it is important that we are all considerate of each other as we drop off our children. Let's remember that all foot traffic have the right of way and we should slow down and/or stop when we see people who appear to cross the street. Additionally, it is imperative that if your children bike to school or ride a skateboard, they need to be wearing helmets at all times during transit. Finally, the bus lane is off limits for drop off. By law, the lane has to be kept clear of non-bus vehicles. Thank you for respecting each other in this manner.
The San Diego Symphony Presents Music Connect in Chula Vista
Families, here is a free concert by the San Diego Symphony at Southwestern College on December 2, 2023 at 7:00pm. It is a great opportunity for a family outing.
Seventh Graders, note that you will be the first promoting class who will be required to meet the regular promotion requirements next year. It is important that you pass all your classes this year so that you do not have to worry about summer school. The next two weeks is very important because you must ensure that you are passing all your classes. Below is the list of the 21 credits required in order to participate in promotion activities at the end of the school year.