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Arroyo Seco Jr. High School -- February 7, 2020

Principal's Message

Hello Seco Families,

Today is the last day of the 3rd quarter progress reporting period.

Tuesday, February 11, is the last day for both 7th and 8th grade students to submit their Spring Honor Society applications. To qualify, students must have earned a 3.5 grade point average for the 1st and 2nd quarters of this year. Applications are available on the school website and from students' English teachers and are to be turned in at the ASB window. No late applications will be accepted.

Thank you to all of our Career Panel Volunteers. We greatly appreciate your time, and willingness to help our students develop in the area of College and Career. Here is the link to sign up or update your availability:

Please note that there will be no school on Friday, February 14 (districtwide non-student day) and Monday, February 17 (Presidents' Day).

Have a great weekend.

Important Dates for 8th Grade HS Registration

During the spring semester, we work closely with Saugus High School to ease our 8th grade students' transition to high school and to help them complete the registration process. Here is a list of important dates related to this process.

March 16

Saugus ASB and Athletics come to Seco. Students will receive information through PE classes.

March 18

Saugus Elective Day: representatives from various electives come and share information. Students attend through PE classes.

March 19

JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps): students will receive information pertaining to the JROTC program through their P.E. classes in the MPR.

March 20

Saugus Counselors come and share what to expect in high school. Students receive registration guides. Be sure to go through registration guide with your child. Presentations are through history classes.

March 26

Freshman Orientation at Saugus High School for both parents and students. Athletics information will also be presented at this time in the Saugus Gymnasium.

April 13 – 17

Saugus Registration: students sit down one on one with a high school counselor and choose their classes. Registration is by team through history classes.

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Project Linus Make a Blanket Day

The mission of Project Linus is to provide comfort for critically ill and traumatized children (ages 0-18) through the distribution of handmade blankets. Every half-year we host Make a Blanket Day, an event where people from the community come together to make blankets with the help of our staff and we are asking for your help in publicizing our event to your student body. No previous blanket-making experience is required! Service hours are also guaranteed for all those who choose to participate.

This event will take place on Saturday, February 22th from 10 AM to 4 PM at the College of the Canyons (Valencia Campus) EAST gym. We would greatly appreciate it if your school could promote our event. Anyone who volunteers at Make a Blanket Day will not only learn the basic skills of making blankets but also further contribute to their community by providing more blankets to distribute to needy children of SCV and beyond.

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CAASPP Testing

Arroyo Seco’s state CAASPP testing window is April 27 through May 15. Testing will occur in students’ English, Math, History and Science classes. For your convenience and planning purposes, we have attached the testing schedule. We will be testing in small chunks over several days to help ease test anxiety and fatigue. Please plan accordingly and avoid scheduling medical appointments, etc., during this time to help us ensure full participation.

Here is a link if you would like to preview the CAASPP Practice Test: You do not need to enter any login information – just sign in as a guest. On the second screen, you will only need to select the grade level. To help students develop their typing skills, here is a website that is both fun and educational:

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Arroyo Seco Jr. High School

Dr. Andy Keyne, Principal