February News

Dates to Remember

Jan. 31 - Feb. 2: Opportunity Week (Students release at 10:30)

Feb. 3: Grading Day (No Students)

Feb 14 - 17: FREE Dental Event at Merlo Station Campus

Feb. 15: Medical Immunization Exclusion Day

Feb. 18: Community School Dance Night

Feb. 20: Presidents Day

Feb. 21: Staff Development Day (No Students)

**Some other days to think about**

February: Black History Month

Feb. 6-11: National School Counselor Week

Feb. 14: Valentines Day

*School Activities*

Feb. 15th: Seniors Day (Josten's Cap & Gown Day)

Feb. 17: Recognition Assembly

Graduation Walk

Please congratulate Katelyn Mason who graduated today, February 2nd!!
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Feb. 15th: Medical Immunization Exclusion Day

On February 15, students who do not have the required immunizations won’t be able to attend school until they are immunized. Students who are not up to date on the required immunizations will receive a letter from the local health departments to remind them.

Vaccines are required by the state to keep students healthy in and out of the classroom. These vaccines prevent serious illnesses and keep communities safe.

El 15 de febrero, los estudiantes que no tengan las vacunas requeridas no podrán asistir a la escuela hasta que estén vacunadas. Los estudiantes que no estén al día con las vacunas requeridas recibirán una carta de los departamentos de salud locales para recordárselo.

Las vacunas son requeridas por el estado para mantener a los estudiantes saludables dentro y fuera del salón de clases. Estas vacunas previenen enfermedades graves y mantienen seguras a las comunidades.

Merlo Station SBHC is here to help!

Luckily we have School Based Health Center in Merlo Station Campus.

It has all the immunizations your student needs to stay in the classroom on Exclusion Day.

The SBHC can help get your student up to date on their required immunizations. Multiple vaccines can safely be given in the same appointment, so your student can spend less time in the clinic and more time in the classroom.

Call (503) 941-3180 to schedule a vaccine appointment.

Afortunadamente contamos con un Centro de Salud Basado en la Escuela en el Campus de la Estación Merlo. Tiene todas las vacunas que su estudiante necesita para permanecer en el salón de clases el Día de Exclusión.

El SBHC puede ayudar a que su estudiante esté al día con las vacunas requeridas. Se pueden administrar varias vacunas de manera segura en la misma cita, por lo que su estudiante puede pasar menos tiempo en la clínica y más tiempo en el salón de clases.

Llame al (503) 941-3210 para programar una cita de vacunación.

Feb. 14-17: FREE Dental Event at Merlo Station Campus

Please have your students fill out either the blue dental packets OR the online form as soon as possible. Blue forms can be put in the Social Worker, Erin Wirtz's mailbox.

*Students 15 and older can fill out their own forms.

Services provided:

- Free dental screenings, sealants, & fluoride

- Free toothbrush kit

- Insurance enrollment and navigation

- Help scheduling dental appointments at local dental clinics or Dental Van

- Connection to resources

- Transportation assistance

Please complete this form to sign up: Dental Consent Form

¡Evento Dental Gratuito en Merlo Station High School del 14 al 17 de Febrero!

- Exámenes dentales, selladores, y fluoruro

- Kit de cepillo de dientes gratis

- Registro y navegación de seguros

- Ayuda a programar citas dentales en clínicas dentales locales o Camioneta Dental

- Conexión a recursos

- Asistencia de transporte

Por favor complete este formulario para registrarse: Formulario de Consentimiento Dental

---- Looking Back to January Fun Assembly ----

Students and staff came together during the Fun Assembly and played Kahoot! Guessing who knows most about the staff in Community School? "Who travelled tens of countries and lived in almost 10 different cities in the United States? Who has the same birth date with his/her younger sibling? Who officiated weddings?" It was a very fun, guessing games that made all of our staff and students to learn about each other!
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Seniors Day: Cap and Gown Meeting

Date: February 15th

Location: Library

Time to think about the graduation for seniors..

Mustangs, you have worked hard all those years and grown up to be truly responsible and honorable human ready to explore the new world outside of K-12 schools!

Hope you finish off the rest of the year successfully!

College and Career Readiness

It's the time of the year for Seniors and even for Juniors to think about the long journey headed after graduation. Am I going to go for college, trade school, military, technical college, or go straight to work? Lots to think about and reflect on oneself what I enjoy doing, right?

Parents, we encourage you to share thoughts and discuss about this with your children.

Here are some resources for you to check out.

Please reach out to our counselors for any more resources or advice.

College and Career Readiness

College and Career Center

Seniors are learning how to complete the federal and state applications for financial aid to pay for their post high school education. The resource below is super helpful to understand the process.

Financial Aid

Passages program in Merlo Station Campus is another good resource to look into.

For details, please visit the website.

Es la época del año para los estudiantes de último año e incluso para los estudiantes de tercer año para pensar en el largo viaje que emprenden después de la graduación. ¿Voy a ir a la universidad, a la escuela de oficios, a la universidad técnica o militar, o iré directamente a trabajar? Mucho para pensar y reflexionar sobre lo que disfruto hacer, ¿no?

Padres, los alentamos a compartir pensamientos y discutir sobre esto con sus hijos.

Aquí hay algunos recursos que puede consultar.

Comuníquese con nuestros asesores para obtener más recursos o consejos.

Preparación universitaria y profesional

Centro universitario y profesional

Los adultos mayores están aprendiendo cómo completar las solicitudes federales y estatales de ayuda financiera para pagar su educación posterior a la escuela secundaria.

El siguiente recurso es muy útil para comprender el proceso.

Ayuda financiera

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