11/17/23 HS Newsletter (day 1)
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Please see the newsletter below for the most recent SHHS announcements, school highlights, upcoming events and a list of useful contacts and resources. Have a great day!
TODAY IS DAY 1.
Attention all students: Please note that Wednesday, November 22nd is a half day of school. It will be an even day. Periods 1, 2/3 and 7/8 will run that day.
- A young man is accused of murder and it is up to twelve strangers to decide his fate. As the jurors deliberate, tensions flare and prejudices are revealed as one juror demonstrates the courage to stand up for her convictions. Come see, “The Angry 12” today at 7pm and tomorrow, Saturday at 2 and 7PM. No charge for admission. It is completely free!
- The Personal Improvement Club will have their first meeting on Monday, November 20th in room 205W. Everyone is welcome to attend!
- Sleepy Coffee will be having a flash sale on Monday 11/20 and Tuesday 11/21. Please be sure to stop by and check out our added baked goods.
- There will be a math meet on Monday 11/20 in room 209w at 3pm. All are welcome to attend.
- The second rho kappa meeting is on Monday, November 20th from 3:00-3:45 in the library. Attendance is expected so please do your best to attend.
- Attention: ALL BOYS interested in playing LACROSSE this spring: There will be a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, November 21st at 3PM in the AUDITORIUM. All boys grades 7-12 that are interested in playing lacrosse should attend.
- Due to the library closing, all library books are due back on November 22nd.
- Attention Seniors!!! Senior Portrait Dates are currently open and available to make appointments for December 7th. There will be no senior portrait sittings past December 2023. Directions for signup can be found on the Yearbook Google Classroom. If you have any questions or if you have trouble signing up, please reach out to your Yearbook Advisors - Mrs. Katsman (Room 211W) or Mrs. Adamo (Room 210W).
- Any student that is interested in participating in Winter Sports, FamilyID is now open. The FamilyID link can be found on the HS webpage, under Athletics.
- The following students must see Mrs. Bonitatibus in guidance to collect their yearbooks: Maya Batheja, Aaron Bell, Nathaniel Bell, Egz Dak, Kayla McGuigan, Joshua Miller, Matthew Schatzel, Miles Sheridan, and Karina Dakota Vizcaino.
- The following people need to hand in uniforms back to Mrs. Persad: Sophia McLaurin. You may leave it in her mailbox. Please make sure it has your name on it. Thank you!
- Attention Sleepy Hollow HS Parents/Guardians: Yearbooks are now on sale! Please make sure you purchase your child's yearbook now, before prices go up. The yearbook is a treasured keepsake of their high school memories, and your child will enjoy looking at it for many years to come. Go to jostens.com to purchase a yearbook. It is an investment you don't want to miss!! Questions? Please send an email to Mrs. Bonitatibus at email@example.com.
- Attention Parents/Guardians of High School Seniors: Congratulations! Your child is now a senior in high school and you are so proud of their achievement. Why not create your own recognition ad in their yearbook and let them know how proud you are? Imagine the smile on your child's face when they see your personalized ad? Go to jostens.com to create your ad. The website is very user friendly and there are Jostens' representatives who are available to help every step along the way. Questions? Please email Mrs. Bonitatibus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- TUFSD Family Cultural Inventory: We're delighted to invite you to participate in our Family Cultural Survey—a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the diverse tapestry of cultures that make each family special and unique. This short survey aims to discover the rich traditions, values, and experiences that shape your family identity so we can accommodate and support your children in our schools. https://forms.gle/b5wWywnjqrhv3qoV6
Social media tips for parents/guardians from our School Resource Officer, Officer Steven Bencosme:
- Cyber-Safety Tips
- Parenting Suggestions Regarding Technology
- How to Support Your Child’s Social-Emotional Health / Cómo apoyar la salud socioemocional de su niño
- Parent Ultimate Guide to Instagram / Guía para padres sobre Instagram
- Tik Tok Guide for Parents/Guardians
- Snapchat Safety Resources for Parents
- A Parent’s Guide to Snapchat
BLUE LIGHTS OUTSIDE OF SCHOOLS:
- Blue lights flashing notify people outside of schools that the school is on LOCKDOWN.
- Please remember NOT to enter a school when the blue light box outside of the school is flashing blue.
- All of our schools have one or more blue light boxes throughout the outside of the school. The box is gray and has a strobe light that will flash blue when activated.
- Please be advised that we do activate the blue strobe lights during our lockdown DRILLS as well.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:
- The District will be starting Saturday Academies and are looking for student volunteers to participate! Do you have a special skill/interest area that you'd like to share with children and families? If so, consider facilitating an activity with them. You can also volunteer with setup, cleanup, serving families, etc. The first Academy will be on 11/18 from 9-11 am at Washington Irving School. If interested, please sign up in the HS main office to earn community service hours.
Join us this Saturday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at our very first Saturday Academy! There'll be free breakfast, interactive activities and several community partners sharing essential information with families. Take family pictures at our photo booth, get your faces painted, participate in a healthy cooking session, and so much more!
After thorough consideration and careful planning, the Board of Education approved a resolution that proposes a bond vote on December 12, 2023.
This capital plan will play a crucial role in supporting our mission to create a safe, nurturing, and enriching learning environment for all of our students. It will help to address many infrastructure needs across our school district. Our schools have been the heart of our community for generations. It is our responsibility to ensure that they continue to remain places where our children can thrive academically and emotionally.
Additional information on the proposed bond can be found in the following resources:
Over the course of the next few weeks, leading up to the vote, we will provide various opportunities for our community to learn more about the bond. In the meantime, I want to thank you for your ongoing support of our schools.
- 11/17 - Sophomore Career Day (grade-level field trip)
- 11/17 - 1st Quarter Report cards published on the parent portal
- 11/17-11/18 Fall Drama - The Angry 12 (Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday 2 and 7 p.m.).
- 11/22 - ½ day for Staff and students
- 11/23-11/26 Thanksgiving Recess
- 11/30 - Start of the Godwin Basketball tournament