Solon High School

Monthly Update-November 2020

Continuing to push forward

Good Morning Solon High School Families,

We have now made it through our first few months and students have experienced so many new things. Thank you for your continued support and flexibility. As we jump back to our 1st and 3rd blocks on Wednesday, know that we are excited to finish 2020 in the best way possible.

Please know that we plan to make a decision on 2nd semester structure prior to winter break, but the fluidity of the situation will also factor into the decision.

Current COVID data specific to the high school as of Friday, 10.30.2020:

68- Number of students who have exhibited symptoms related to COVID-19

56- Number of NEGATIVE tests

12- Number of students with an alternative diagnosis

16- Total number of students who have had to quarantine for two weeks (all exposure was outside of the district)

6- Number of students at any given time that have had to be quarantined for two weeks.

0- Number of positive cases

For ALL things Solon High School please remember to visit this page.

Monthly Update-11.1.2020
If for some reason we need it, check out the schedule below :)
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2020-2021 Yearbook

Please use the following link to upload any school candid photos:

*Please note: It allows for a nice variety of picture choices in your yearbook when used. This is a great way to get the most pictures possible for our book this school year and a good way to include our e-learning students too!

We encourage adding a tag to the photo uploads before uploading, so that pictures get categorized correctly in your yearbook. (Examples: Musical, 2nd block Algebra, lunch outside)

Structure of our first semester

Starting Wednesday, November 4th we will be in the 3rd round of 4.5 weeks, which is technically the start of Q2.
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Fall Musical

Solon Community Families, it is time for another musical! Due to the crazy time we are in right now, seating is limited to 200 patrons per show for the Fall Musical Production, The Secret Garden. This will allow the kiddos to still have a great performance weekend, but with a safe and distanced crowd. This Fall has been so fast, that it is now already time to purchase tickets! Shows are Thursday Nov. 5th @ 7:00pm, Saturday Nov. 7th @ 7:00pm, and Sunday Nov. 8th @ 2:00pm

Now that families have had time to secure tickets, we are opening up the remaining tickets to the community. Individuals that put in an order request together, will be seated together.

*TICKETS are available on a first come first serve basis, as soon as we reach 200 patrons, no other tickets will be available for that show.


Here is the process for securing your tickets for Secret Garden:

1. Send a reply to this google form. (This is your ticket request)

2. Once I have your request, I will assign seats and email you with your reserved tickets, where they will be at, and what your total owed is, by email.

3. You will bring cash or check (Made out to Solon Drama), on the dates listed in the email, or at the door, the night of the show.

4. Once we receive payment, you will get a digital copy of your tickets!

As always, if you have further questions, please email Sami at

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Hey Senior families!

We need middle names and a senior picture. Please send those to Michaela Sanderson in the main office.


Make sure you have what you need for your 1st and 3rd block classes which start on Wednesday!


Dates to ADD to your calendar

We all know how calendars can get filled, so please add the following dates to your to school calendar!

11.4 - Switch to Q2 1st and 3rd block classes

11.5, 11.12, 11.19, 11.24 - 1:45 Dismissals

11.5 - @ 7:00 pm, 11.7 @ 7:00 pm and 11.8 @ 2:00 pm- SHS Drama presents the Secret Garden

11.25-11.27- NO school: Thanksgiving Break

2020-2021 School Calendar

Here it is for those of you that do not have it yet.

From the Counseling office....

rom Mike Thompson, Solon HS Counselor

Contact Information:

Phone: (319) 624-3401 extension 1117



The November Senior Checklist is available. You can access it here.

The November Junior Checklist is available. You can access it here.

Social-Emotional Learning

For the past seven weeks I have been sharing information in seminars about Social-Emotional Learning. Social-Emotional Learning refers to how well students understand and regulate their emotions, build relationships and make good decisions. The lessons have focused on self-awareness of emotions, identifying triggers and understanding how to effectively manage emotions.

Student Stress/Anxiety

Speaking of emotions, when students experience either stressful situations or anxiety, their thoughts become muddled. They might be less clear in their thinking. My primary role is to assist students with their social/emotional development. And within that role, my number one job is to listen and help students manage stressful and anxious situations (i.e. see things more clearly). Parents, if you sense your student is a bit more stressed, I want you to know that I can help. You can reach me either by phone (624-3401 ext. 1117) or email (

Spring 2021 College Credit Opportunities

Parents of seniors and juniors, now is the time for your student to see me about taking college credit course(s) for the spring 2021 semester. More information about registering for college credit courses can be found by using these links:

Kirkwood Community College

The University of Iowa

The registration deadline for Spring 2021 college credit classes is December 18, 2020.

Financial Aid Information

Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) can provide assistance with the FAFSA this fall. Appointments are free and their schedule fills up fast. To schedule a one-on-one appointment with ICAN visit Due to the ongoing pandemic, ICAN is only doing virtual appointments using Zoom technology.

Lupe Hernandez is available to assist families with their financial aid process. For reference, here is Lupe's contact info:

Activities Schedules

For all things activity related, please use this link to find schedules, locations, dates and times. Any questions can be directed to Casey Hack, district Activities Director.


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