Satellite S'More Newsletter

May 9-13, 2016


Technology Gallery Walk

ACPS' Technology Gallery Walk is on Thursday, May 12th. I sent out the information last week, but there is no need to RSVP. It will be held at T.C. Williams in the Library beginning at 4:00 PM on Thursday. Come by to see some fun technology in action!

Updates from Edgenuity

Bypassing of Satellite students in courses taught by Edgenuity:

  • Here is the Bypass Report that John Van Portfleet provided. As always, please ensure that you remove any bypasses that you may initiate.

  • Additionally, should you bypass any item within an Edgenuity teacher's course, please send an email to the teacher in question so that they are aware. If at all possible, we should be contacting the Edgenuity teachers prior to bypassing assignments in their courses. If this is not feasible, please communicate to the teacher at the earliest opportunity, and remember to remove the bypass, which is imperative.

  • Additionally, please remember to remove any bypasses that you may bypass within your own courses.

Closing out of Edgenuity courses:

  • As we discussed in our Student Tiering meeting, this can be done. However, please run all such requests through me first. Edgenuity teachers are being notified by their instructional supervisor who asked the for the following language regarding course closures. "STUDENT NAME has completed ___________% of his/her _______________ course and is eligible to receive the actual grade in the course. Please close the course with the actual grade of ___________ and note the date at which the student exited the course."

Summer Extend Students & Materials

Please provide the following information to Sheree by Friday, May 13, COB:

  • How many of your advisees you feel will extend into the summer (these students must be eligible due to date at which they entered Satellite or because they are taking summer online courses). Please only include students you are certain will extend, so that we are able to purchase an accurate number of DASH passes.

  • Instructional materials list (see email from Sheree).


Student Opportunities

  • Satellite's Salute to Excellence-June 9, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
  • PROM-June 10, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
  • Graduation March-June 10, 2016 @ 8:45 AM-2:00 PM (For students who have been in ACPS since elementary school, this is an opportunity to visit their elementary and middle school while wearing their graduation gown. Please have students complete form HERE, by June 10th).
  • Volunteer opportunities for students can be found here: