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Arroyo Seco Jr. High School -- September 17, 2021

Principal's Message

Hello Seco Families,


Please join us for our first Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting of the school year, which will be this Monday, September 20, from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Counselors will share information about the junior high experience, including resources available to students. The meeting will be held via Zoom. Here is the link:


Join Zoom Meeting
https://hartdistrict-org.zoom.us/j/81179709454?pwd=dTU1NEJIZXFrVHFpelR1WlBsYkszdz09

Meeting ID: 811 7970 9454

Passcode: 412145


Please note that Monday, September 20, will be a minimum day because of Vision Screening, which will occur through 8th grade PE classes. School dismissal for all students will be at 11:35 am that day.


If you ordered picture packages through O'Connor, they are being sent home with students (yesterday and today). Makeup and Retake picture day is this Tuesday, September 21. Students who missed the O'Connor photo days during summer check in need to do the makeup for a yearbook photo (even if they had their picture taken in the library for their ID card). More information is being sent out in a separate email.


Thank you again for all of your support and have a fantastic weekend!

Acceptable Use Agreement for Student Technology

Please take some time to review with your child the district's Acceptable Use Agreement for Student Technology, which was included in the online registration materials, can be found in students' binder reminders, and is also posted here on the district's website: https://1.files.edl.io/QTKVAdvCYn93NU8y7j83KzbgLAdgDHJnQpEyIYAE2bjDqrZr.pdf


Among other items, the Agreement states that "A responsible user may not .... Access, post, submit, publish, or display harmful or inappropriate matter that is threatening, obscene, disruptive, or sexually explicit, or that could be construed as harassment or disparagement of others based on their race/ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or political belief."


Sending, receiving, and/or possessing inappropriate material can result in serious school and legal consequences. We encourage you to further discuss this with your children and review the content on their phones and devices, deleting anything that may meet the above criteria. We appreciate your support as we strive towards ensuring a safe and positive learning environment for our students.

Parent Resource Symposium: Social Media

Join your community at the free annual Parent Resource Symposium and educate yourself on the dangers of social media exposure and what your child may be viewing while online. Be aware of the facts so you can better help your child navigate the influences of others.


How much screen time is recommended for children? Adolescents spend an average of 4 hours of screen time daily (this does not include distance learning). The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than two hours of screen time for children and teenagers, and absolutely none for children under 2 years of age.


Get answers and information from experts in the field at the Social Media: The New Gateway Drug symposium.


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Santa Clarita City Hall - 23920 Valencia Boulevard

5:30 p.m. - Resource Fair

6:00 p.m. – Panel of Experts

8th Grade Honors Society

Attention 8th graders, it's time to apply for spring honors society. In order to qualify, you must have earned a 3.5 grade point average for the 3rd and the 4th quarters of your 7th grade year. If you meet this requirement, you then must complete the application form with the necessary parent signature, bring a check for the suggested $8.00 donation (make checks payable to Arroyo Seco), and complete the verification of service hours. Return the application and the check to Mrs. Loughlin in the main office by Thursday, October 7th. No late applications will be accepted. The service hours do not have to be completed by the time that the application is turned in. Applications are available on the school website or from your English Teachers.

Optional Vaccine Clinics open to Hart District Families

Back-to-School Vaccination Clinics

Albertsons and Vons are teaming up with the Hart School District to offer an exclusive opportunity for those families wanting a free COVID-19 vaccination

August 27 – September 30

Monday - Friday

4 pm - 7 pm

Participants will receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine

Families and students 12-and-over are welcome to sign up

Click on the address nearest you to make an appointment at that store:

On the day of clinic, please bring:

  • Proof of Age (i.e. photo ID, school transcript, etc) (You do not need to show government issued ID and you do not need to be a US citizen to get a vaccine)
  • Copy of insurance card (COVID-19 vaccines are free regardless of insurance status)
  • Completed consent/release form (parent/guardian's signature is required for students under 18). See the form attached to this email
  • An Adult MUST accompany a minor aged 12-15

Second dose appointment will be automatically booked

This is an optional opportunity for families. For more information, click HERE

Thank you to Albertsons/Vons for arranging to have these exclusive times for Hart District families.

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Kindness Wall

Our Arroyo Seco Virtual Kindness Wall enables us to submit positive messages of encouragement and appreciation to our students, staff, and community. Please visit https://youuplift.com/arroyo-seco-junior-high-kindness-wall/ or click on the red box on the school's website. Scroll down to the bottom to submit your message. Once the message is reviewed, it will be posted on the kindness wall found on the school's webpage at https://www.arroyosecojuniorhigh.org/ Share your own positive messages or enjoy those that are already there. Thank you!

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Arroyo Seco Jr. High School

Dr. Andy Keyne, Principal

Nondiscrimination Statement

The William S. Hart Union High School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of any student, employee or job applicant on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, political affiliation, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively at any District site and/or activity. All inquiries regarding discrimination, civil rights, and/or Title IX should be directed to the Director of Human Resources and Equity Services, William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, or by phone (661) 259-0033, ext. 316, or by email: UCP@hartdistrict.org