October 19, 2020
Work due for Month 2
Friday, October 23 by 3:00 pm
Mt. Everest Academy must follow strict Ed Code policy regarding independent study. We realize turn-in and work samples can be a hassle, however, they MUST be done correctly in order for our program to stay in existence. So, please carefully follow instructions for turn-in and audit. If you are not sure you are doing something correctly, ask your supervising teacher. (And DO NOT write "audit" anywhere on a work sample or subject title.)
We strongly suggest completing audit samples on Tuesday or Wed. this week so it is not a rush to get it done on Friday!
- Work must be submitted online to all of your content area teachers by 3:00 pm
- Work (Audit) samples must be submitted online to your supervising teacher by 3:00 pm
- Campus remains closed. Everything is done online!
Updates from the MEA Foundation
President - Hanyi Chrisman
Secretary - Karen Krampe
Treasurer - Karen Iwamoto
They are asking that you complete a short survey to share your thoughts and ideas for the best use of the the funds raised. Please take two minutes to answer their survey found here. All ideas welcome!
The MEA Foundation will be organizing an online auction soon using the goods and services collected last Spring. We hope everyone will participate and send the link to friends and family.
Hello from the happy MEA Chickens!
MEA students on the SDUSD Student Advisory Board
Two of our Mt. Everest Academy students have been accepted into the San Diego Unified School District’s Student Advisory Board! To be accepted, each student sent in their resume, photo, and a statement about their vision and qualifications. See their submissions below, and CONGRATULATIONS TO ELIZABETH AND JODY!!
Wednesday, October 28 / 2:00-3:00
All parents are invited to attend the School Site Committee (SSC) meeting. The SSC is a shared decision-making body composed of parents, staff, and students. Our Council identifies needs for academic programs and sets budgets to support these programs. More information, agendas, and minutes can be found on our SSC/SGT webpage. For questions, please contact Principal Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org
** Extracurricular Activities **
Club Interest Surveys
Are you interested in being in a club, or starting one? MEA has a wide variety of clubs that will be continuing online! Fill out the first two links to start or join a club, and send the third to a teacher that you'd like to have run the club!
Wednesday, October 28 / 12:00-12:30
Mt Everest’s annual club fair is coming up soon! Next week, Wednesday October 28 from 12:00-12:30, ASB will be hosting the club fair over Zoom. Please come join us! Zoom link to follow.
For any students wishing to create a club and are interested in signing up for the club fair, use this link to fill out a form before Sunday the 25th for a guaranteed spot. Can’t wait to see you all there!
Meet Wednesdays, 12:00-12:30
This year, seniors, Alexis A., Ava G., and Renee D., are starting the first MEA Art Club. The club will focus on bringing people together through art, and we have plans to work on group projects, crafts, and donating to charities. Everyone is welcome, so don’t feel like you need to be good at art to join. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 12:00, and they will end around 12:30.
Please fill out this google form so we can learn more about you. You will receive emails for zoom meetings and hear about club updates. You need to give us your email in order for you to access the website, which we will share with you on Google Sites.
Our first meeting will be on October 28th. The first Wednesday of the third school month. We hope to see you then!
P.S. Our first project involves making handmade holiday cards to donate to the Monarch School, a school for homeless children!
Meet the first Monday of school month / 11:00
Students in grades 7-12 are welcome to come join the Gender Sexuality Alliance for our second year! GSA is co-hosted by Ms. Mullen and Mr. Nielsen. We will meet the first Monday after every turn-in week at 11:00.
Our first meeting will be on Monday, Oct. 26 at 11:00am.
HORROR CLUB INTEREST CHECK
Grades 10-12, are you interested in a Horror Club?
We'd focus on different types of horror per week and gather from time to time to watch movies together, play games, read books, or anything else that concerns horror. Ideally, we would be able to analyze and discuss horror media, what makes it truly frightening, and how it reflects the fears and anxieties of that period. In general, I just want it to be a place where horror enthusiasts can relax (and also where people can learn more about the subject and that it's not all boiled down to gore and jumpscares).
This form is an interest check to see how many people would want to come. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
** ANNOUNCEMENTS **
Weekly Pickups (except turn-in weeks)
Thursdays, 10:00-1:00 only
For material checkouts / exchanges / returns. There is no need to email the library in advance. However, when there are special distributions ready for check-out, they will be noted here in the Monday Message.
For Ms. Patterson's 5th grade class
- RETURN "Island of the Blue Dolphins" and PICK UP "Bridge to Terabithia"
- You must return previous novels to receive any new ones
- Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1:00-3:00 -OR- Thursday, Oct. 22, 10:00-12:00
For Ms. Patterson's Food & Nutrition class
- Pick up your petri dish (agar plates) for class experiment prior to month 4
- Thursdays during standard pickup times (10:00-1:00) on Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12
Contact the MEA library: firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego Libraries...Library services are changing often around San Diego, so please check these sites regularly for the latest information: San Diego County Library... The City of San Diego Library ..For excessive heat
AP Exam registration and payment
Registration and payment due October 23 for Spring Exams
Step 1: Activate Exam
Students log into their AP® Exam Class on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org to join the online AP® Exam group and activate the exam by clicking on “Register for the Exam”. Deadline to activate is October 23, 2020.
Step 2: Fee Submission
Go to https://aptsusa.com/mea/ and complete the online payment form to submit fees. All students registering for an exam must complete the online payment form. Deadline is October 23, 2020.
If you qualify for the free/reduced lunch rate for exams, please email email@example.com for information needed to complete the payment online.
Music Classes with Mr. Johnson
** COUNSELING CORNER **
HBCU Virtual College Fairs
Explore opportunities at some of the nation’s Best-In-Class HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). HBUC will be hosting two Virtual College Fairs for the San Diego Unified School District.
To register for either session, scroll to the bottom of their Events page and find SDUSD.
Senior Appointments with Mr. Zappala
Seniors, please sign up for a time slot to talk with Mr. Zappala about your progress in completing the college application process as well as your FAFSA application.
UCSD Speaker - Juniors & Seniors
Monday, November 2 / 12:30-1:30
A UCSD admissions representative will speak to students and any interested parents. She will speak about the admissions process for UCSD and the UC system, and answer any questions you may have.
Open to 11th and 12th graders. Check your supervising teachers’ Google Classroom for Zoom link.
For those of you thinking about taking the SAT this school year, here is everything you need to know. Although many colleges are not considering the SAT or ACT for admission for the Fall of 2021, some are test optional where the results can be considered for course placement. Reach out to Mr. Zappala with any questions you have about the SAT and ACT.
SAT Tests - SDUSD
All future SAT tests have been cancelled at San Diego Unified School District sites due to COVID closures. Testing will resume as soon as possible. Refunds will be issued by the College Board.
Community College Summer Transcripts Needed
Students who took a community college Summer course for dual enrollment credit need to give Mr. Zappala an official, sealed transcript in order for the class or classes to be entered on your transcript. Please mail your transcript to Mt. Everest Academy or bring it to Mr. Zappala. If he is not on campus, you can put the envelope through the mail slot in Principal Browne’s door.
You can request official transcripts through your mySDCCD student portal or you can order them here.
Fall 2020 Mesa Deadlines
For students taking dual enrollment classes at Mesa College, the DROP deadline is this Thursday, 9/24/2020 and the WITHDRAWAL deadline is Monday, 11/16/2020. Students who drop before the drop deadline will not be penalized for dropping their course(s). Students who drop after the drop deadline, but before the withdrawal deadline will receive a W on their transcript and will no longer be eligible for Mesa College courses until they graduate high school. Students who remain in their course(s) after the withdrawal deadline will receive a letter grade and must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester in all college work in order to remain eligible.
Students are welcome to self drop in the mySDCCD student portal.
National College Fairs
Hello Juniors and Seniors. With college descending upon us it is time for seniors to think about where to apply to college for Fall 2021 and for juniors to begin exploring colleges for Fall 2022. College Fairs will be virtual this year, so get information on which fair is right for you. Here is information that should prove helpful to both Juniors and Seniors:
Monday College Knowledge Webinar Series
Women in Computer Science
** COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS **
Make a Magnetic Compass Project
Miss Parween of the Balboa Library will instruct students on how to create their own magnetic compass using household materials.
Cork, steel sewing needle, plastic lid from a jar or a small plastic bowl, knife or good pair of scissors, permanent marker (any color) pliers, water and a magnet.
(Geared toward 3rd – 5th grade but all are welcome to participate)
The virtual presentation will be posted on Wednesday, October 21 at 3:30pm.