ARHS Principal's SEPT Newsletter

By: Christina Wawrzyniak

WEEKLY UPDATE #4 SEPTEMBER 26, 2021

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Message from your Principal:

We hope everyone is starting to settle in. We are wrapping up grade level assemblies where students are introduced to expectations, graduation requirements, how to access supports, and how to achieve their future goals.


This week students are allowed to move during our COMMON ACADEMIC TIME a.k.a CAT.

CAT is the last block of the day on most Tuesday - Thursdays. It is a time where students should be asking for pre-signed passes to get help from teachers. Our entire building has this period dedicated to academic learning/support. Students should be completing homework, studying, checking their student portal and accessing resources to be a successful Titan. We highly discourage families from signing their student out during this time unless it is an emergency.


Teachers typically take the first 2 weeks of school to get to know your students on a personal level and to help create a warm, welcoming, and affirming environment. As we move into week #3 the academic rigor will increase. Please take the time to check the parent portal and reach out to teachers via e-mail or google classroom. Home to school communication is SO IMPORTANT! Before you know it, it will be Mid-November and you will be reviewing your students first 2021-2022 school year report card!


If you need any assistance or have questions please review important contact information regarding administration and counselors below.

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WEDNESDAY OCT. 13TH 2021 5:30 -7:30 PM

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Students are encouraged to attend and show off their school to their families! Students will be able to escort Families from table to table to meet teachers, club advisors, and learn about different opportunities at Arcadia High School.


*If it rains most activities will be moved to indoors.
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PSAT Tuesday October 26th at 7:15 am TEST SITE: ARH GYM

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and PSAT 10 measure what students learn in school, determine if students are on track for college success, and open doors for opportunities to prepare and pay for college. The PSAT/NMSQT is open to 10th and 11th graders in the fall on three administration dates in October.


Get Ready for Test Day

Preparing for test day is simple:

  1. Ask your school counselor when your class will take the PSAT/NMSQT or the PSAT 10.
  2. Get a list of what materials to bring on test day and what to leave at home.
  3. Take a practice test to see what the tests are like and receive a personalized skills workout. Get free practice.
  4. Decide if you want to opt in to Student Search Service®.
  5. If you need College Board testing accommodations for students with disabilities, talk to your counselor.
  6. If you're homeschooled or testing outside the U.S., find out what to do.

You'll receive an email when your scores are available. To see your scores, get personalized feedback, and access free resources to help you plan for college, you'll need to log in to or create your College Board account.

That's it—if you're a student.

Weekly Update #3 September 19, 2021

Arcadia September Spirit

Homecoming Game Friday 9/24

Come & Support Arcadia by attending the Football Game this Friday Night.


Ribbon Cutting Event Starts at 5:30


Food Trucks will be on Site!


Stay for our Night Game on the New Field!! Game Time 6:00pm.


Sports Booster will be selling glow sticks for only $1 & Maroon Pom Poms for $2.

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OPEN HOUSE SURVEY

Please complete survey (5 mins)

We are looking to gather your input to make sure we set times to meet your needs as well as organize an open house format that you prefer. We are hoping you can complete this survey by Monday 9/20 so we can organize an AMAZING event!

Attention All SENIORS

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Starting the week of September 21st - Post High School Planning BEGINS!!!

School counselors will be visiting all senior English classes to review the process for post high school planning. The visit will include an opportunity for students to come to the college and career center to get started on time sensitive "to-do"s for post high school planning.


During these classroom visits, students will have the opportunity to make a 1:1 appointment with his/her counselor starting on October 4th to review each students' individual plan. Resources and important information will be available through the class of 2022 google classroom as well as the college and career center website.


CHECK OUT THE SITE HERE: (https://sites.google.com/greececsd.org/college-and-career-center/home)


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College Fairs at the Local Malls:


Tuesday Night - Eastview Mall - Sept 21, 2021-------------6pm to 8pm

Wednesday Night - Marketplace Mall - Sept 22, 2021----6:30 to 8pm

Thursday Night - Greece Ridge Mall - Sept 23, 2021-----6:30 to 8pm


SUNY College Fairs – join reps from different SUNY colleges who can answer your questions about the college search process and all that is available to undergraduates at The State University of New York. Go to the SUNY website to register for these 3 fairs being held in our region.


Entry times are 5:30pm or 7:00pm.


Sept 28 - Buffalo College Fair @ Buffalo State College

Sept 29 – Rochester College Fair @ SUNY College at Brockport

Sept 30 – Syracuse College Fair @ Onondaga Community College


Register for a Virtual SUNY College Fair:

https://www.suny.edu/attend/events/virtual-college-fair/


Tuesday, October 5th: 6pm - 8pm

Thursday, October 7th: 5pm - 7pm

Sunday, October 17th: 1pm - 3pm

Rochester Area College Fair - At Arcadia High School 10/14/21 8:30

Rochester Christian College Fair - At Browncroft Community Church Thursday, October 28th: 6pm - 8pm

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NCAA

If your student plays a sport at a high level and is interested in possibly playing that sport at a Division I or II college or university, please register with the NCAA eligibility center https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/ AND contact your child's school counselor to ensure they are scheduled to take the required NCAA approved courses in high school. Students who need a fee waiver can speak with their counselor to see if they qualify.

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Greece Storm Hockey Open Skate

We will be holding an introductory/skills skate for an early forecast of those players that have an interest in becoming a member of the Greece School District Hockey Family.


When: September 20, 2021


Grades: 7, 8, 9, 10


Location: Lakeshore Hockey Arena


Time: on ice 4:00PM - 5:00PM


Run by: Greece High School Varsity Hockey Staff


Face coverings required at all times . . . even on ice!


Cost: All cost covered by Greece Hockey Booster Club

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SEPTEMBER 25 , 2021 | 1 0 AM TO 1 PM | GREECE OLYMPIA TRACK

Participate by Registering Below

WEEKLY UPDATE #2 SEPTEMBER 12, 2021

Message from your Principal:

Hello Arcadia Community!


This week I want to thank everyone for their patience and dedication towards the new 2021-2022 school year. This week was overall a SUCCESS!!


Thank you for all the dedicated bus drivers and attendants for getting our students to school safely! We will continue to work on morning drop-off and afternoon pickup as we all settle into routines. Parents and students thank you for driving safely in our parking lots and your extra patience is much appreciated!


Teachers and students you have been AMAZING this week. We have been working on creating a warm and welcoming environment, getting to class on time, and engaging in learning in safe and trusting classrooms. I was excited to see students and teachers interacting in person and in creative ways. WAY TO GO TITANS!


Custodial and food service staff, THANK YOU for your continued efforts to provide the basic needs to all Titans such as food, a clean environment, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Our students and staff appreciate everything you do!


Clerical and support staff, THANK YOU for helping students navigate their schedule, answering questions, and directing all community members to the information they are seeking. We couldn't have had a successful week without you.


Security, health office staff, and administrators thank you for keeping everyone's health and safety at the forefront. We continue to put systems in place to monitor the welfare of our students and staff and I could not be prouder.


Parents thank you for your continued support. Your students modeled how to be a respectful and responsible Titan this week. We appreciate your work and love at home for our students. When they come to school we take care of them like they are our own. Quality family/school partnerships is the heart and core of Arcadia High School. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!


Sincerely,

Christina Wawrzyniak

A Special thanks to our choir students, Mrs. Kosko, & Mr. Dalton for singing during the 9/11 ceremony.

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Arcadia Moment Of Silence Scheduled for 9/13/2021

Saturday marked 20 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Hijackers crashed two commercial airliners into the World Trade Center, striking the north tower at 8:46 a.m. followed by the south tower at 9:03 a.m. At 9:37 a.m., a third hijacked airline crashed into the Pentagon. Twenty-two minutes later, the World Trade Center's south tower collapsed. A fourth hijacked plane crashed into a field in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania, at 10:03 a.m. after passengers fought with and overcame the hijackers. At 10:28 a.m. the World trade Center's north tower collapsed.


In total, 2,977 people were killed, including many New York City first responders. Tribute in Light shined over lower Manhattan at end of 20th anniversary and the spot where the twin towers stood on the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks. The lights were first installed as a monthlong tribute six months after the attacks, then lit up the sky on the second anniversary of Sept. 11. They have been used as a tribute each year on the anniversary since 2003.


Our thoughts go out to those we lost, those that were impacted, and those that are continued to by impacted by the 9/11/2001 event.

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Wednesday, Sep. 15th, 7am

120 Island Cottage Road

Rochester, NY

The first of three required School Bus Drills for the 2021/22 school year for bus riders will take place on September 15 2021.


September 15, 2021 AM drop off:

Arcadia High will participate in a school bus safety drill


It is important to note instruction in school bus safety practices is required for all students in your school.


The first fire drill scheduled will be performed with participation of the students exiting the emergency doors of their bus. All students on our buses are to receive safety instruction appropriate to their physical and mental abilities. If for any reason, your students are physically unable to do a practice drill they do not have to participate. Drivers and Attendants will use their discretion when they practice an emergency evacuation plan. For the 21/22 school year Drivers and Attendants will be also reviewing making and social distancing requirements.

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save the date: Sept 15th Fundraiser At Five Guys from 5pm - 10pm. titans!

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9/20 - 9/24 SPIRIT WEEK + Homecoming Game Friday Night 9/24

Check out our SMORE's newsletter mid week for spirit day announcements. We will have a pep rally and daily contests. More to come!!!


GET READY TO GET YOUR TITAN SPIRIT ON!

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Weekly Update #1 September 5, 2021

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Countdown . . . see you in 48 hours!

Arcadia Community we are so excited that the school year is FINALLY here!!!! We can't wait to hand out schedules, have hallways filled, and in person learning in full force! We hope that everyone is excited as we are. Don't forget to get a good night sleep on Tuesday September 7th, wake up on September 8th, enjoy a healthy breakfast at home or at school. Breakfast cart will be available at no cost to our students. The Cafeteria will be open to eat in and then you get to head to class!


SEE YOU SOON!

School of Rock Students Perform "The Final Countdown'" by Europe

STUDENT SCHEDULES

Log into your Infinite Campus Portal

ALL STUDENT SCHEDULES WILL GO LIVE ON TUESDAY SEPTMEBER 7, 2021


  • Please log into Greece Central's IC Portal: CLICK HERE
  • View your schedule - We will also have a paper copy ready for you in Homebase on 9/8
  • Having trouble? Try the steps below.
  • If you are still unsuccessful with logging in to IC, when you come to school on 9/8, there will be lists posted in the hallways when you enter. We will also have staff available for students to find their homebase. We will have a printed schedule waiting for you.


Student Portal


IC Passwords:

Infinite Campus passwords will not be reset this year. If a student cannot remember their password follow the instructions below:


Forgot your Infinite Campus password????


1. Go on the Internet (not on the IC app)

2. Go to greececsd.org

  • If on a computer – scroll down the page to the Infinite Campus link
  • If on their phone – click on menu, popular links, Infinite Campus
3. Enter your username (always your lunch number)
4. Click on Forgot Password
5. Enter your username again
6. Click continue
7. An e-mail will be sent to your Greece Google mail. It may take 15 minutes or longer to receive this e-mail.
8. Follow the instructions in the e-mail to reset your password.

Meet part of the Arcadia Family & learn about our expectations...

Titan Intros

School Pictures!

SAVE THE DATES


September 9th, September 10th, September 16th


You can order your pictures online (see flyer below)

Arcadia Students 9-12 Picture Day:

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Senior Portraits

Seniors please make sure to have a picture taken by life touch as well. This is needed for your student ID. Your senior portrait will go in yearbook but the life touch picture is used for the student management system and your Student ID.

Message from Mrs. Pike your Yearbook Advisor:

Happy SENIOR year! This FORM below, is VERY important if you plan to submit your senior portraits. You can submit up to 3 photos with any color and background. Photos must follow the school's code of conduct and we reserve the right to deny any photo we deem is not appropriate. Be sure to follow ALL guidelines in order for your photos to be accepted and put in the yearbook.


DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 22, 2021!


Failure to complete this form will result in you NOT being in the yearbook!

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Unit Office Dream Team! - Meet your Unit Office Secretaries.

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PLEASE READ: Schedule Changes

Please note that all students will receive a copy of their schedule in home base. Freshman will have the opportunity to get their’s early on September 7th during Freshman Ignite.



PLEASE NOTE:

Building a high school schedule is very complex. To make sure we meet everyone's need we mailed home course requests in June. At this time if there were any interest in making course changes a parent, guardian, or student needed to discuss this with their student counselor. A lot of careful consideration and variables go into course selection as well as creating a master schedule. While we find student choice very important, especially when it comes to preparing students for their future, the priority is to ensure all students get the courses they need for graduation.


AS A RESULT, the only schedule changes that will be considered are for courses that are true errors please see some examples below:


Situations when a schedule change would be honored:


  • A class needed for graduation is missing
  • A class a student already took, passed, and earned credit for is on the schedule

Situations when a schedule change would NOT be considered:


  • Changed mind about their interests
  • Request for a certain teacher
  • Request for change in lunch
  • Request to be with friends

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  • Meet The Principal
  • Introductions to Administrative Team
  • Locker Request Form
  • Senior Early Release/Late Arrival Request Form
  • High School Schedule Template
  • Masking Guidelines
  • Bus Passes
  • Freshman Ignite
  • STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Meet our Lead Custodian, the HEART of ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL
  • Infinite Campus Information: Login Information - PARENTS & STUDENTS
  • Student, Staff, Family Surveys
  • Introductions to School Counselors
  • Introductions to Class Advisors
  • State Immunization Guidelines
  • Fall Athletic Try-Outs & Updates
  • Fall Coach Directory