Independent Study Updates

November, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

Please read through this newsletter for important information and dates.

I am so thankful for my students and families. I hope all of you have a joy-filled and restful Thanksgiving break.

Upcoming Holidays, Classroom Closures, and Important Dates

Please note these dates in your calendar.

ISP classroom closed until 11:30. I have a meeting at the DO.

11/12 Veteran's Day No college, ISP, or district classes.

11/14 Last day to drop a college course with a W; Spring semester registration for college classes. I will do this for all students who have submitted CE forms.

11/21-11/23 SUHSD Thanksgiving Holiday- No district or ISP classes. College classes meet as scheduled on 11/21

11/22-23 College Thanksgiving Holiday. No classes.

12/6 Classroom closed until 11:30. I have a meeting at the DO.

12/11-12/17 College Finals Week- Make sure you know when your finals take place!

12/21- 1/9 No ISP or district classes; Winter Break for SUHSD.

12/18- 1/13 College Winter Break

1/7-1/11 College Jams (see information below)

1/9 First day of Spring semester ISP and district classes

1/14 First day of spring semester college classes

FAFSA for Seniors and Senior Parents

Please complete your FAFSA if you have not done so. Students, check your name off on the board once this is complete.

Here is the link:

Cañada College Jams

Students who intend to take a Math, Chemistry, English or Physics class at Cañada in the spring or summer should consider participating in a Jam. These week long tutoring sessions will prepare you to succeed in your class.

Click on this link for more information and to register if you haven't done so.

Math Tutor

Students who are not on track to finish the first semester of their Apex math course must spend time with our math tutor. He is in our classroom on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00-1:30. You know who you are! Be here!

The math tutor can also assist students who are preparing for a college math final.

Spring Semester Concurrent Enrollment Forms Due Now!

Please turn in your signed Concurrent Enrollment form this week, or next week at the latest. Our registration date is November 14th.

Apex and Google Classroom Assignments

Remember, the first semester ends on December 20th, 2018. First semester Apex classes and Google Classroom assignments need to be completed by this date in order for credits to be included on first semester transcripts. Parents, please review the weekly assignment sheet (emailed home and handed to students during our meetings) with your student and encourage your student to spend time on assignments and in our classroom if necessary.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Practice

All district students in grades 10 and 11 are participating in a practice test (ICA) in the month of November. This practice is in preparation for the Smarter Balanced test that grade 11 students take in the spring. ISP students will take the practice test in our classroom. I have a sign up sheet for students to select a time that works for their schedule. The test takes about 3 hours to complete (1.5 hours for ELA and 1.5 hours for Math). It is online and must be done in our classroom.

Parent Education Series

Click on the link below to view upcoming events.