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Arroyo Seco Jr. High School -- September 10, 2021

Principal's Message

Hello Seco Families,


If you haven't already, please read the email that went out earlier today regarding the brief power outage on campus this morning. You will find a copy of it below.


Please join us for our first Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting of the school year, which will be Monday, September 20, from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Counselors will share information about the junior high experience, including resources available to students. The meeting will be held via Zoom. Here is the link:


Join Zoom Meeting
https://hartdistrict-org.zoom.us/j/81179709454?pwd=dTU1NEJIZXFrVHFpelR1WlBsYkszdz09

Meeting ID: 811 7970 9454

Passcode: 412145


Please note that Monday, September 20, will be a minimum day because of Vision Screening, which will occur through 8th grade PE classes. School dismissal for all students will be at 11:35 am that day.


If your child is exhibiting any symptoms or if they have been exposed to someone with COVID, please keep them home. Please also see the information below about optional vaccination clinics available for Hart District Families.


Today is the last day of the 1st quarter progress reporting period. Progress report grades will be accessible through Infinite Campus by Tuesday afternoon. Keep in mind that these are progress reports. Encourage your students to continue the good work they are doing and focus on improving in any classes in which they are struggling. Grades are not final until the end of the first quarter, which is October 15.


Thank you again for all of your support and have a fantastic weekend!

Student Care Line

If students are concerned about one of their peers, they can reach out through our Student Care Line, formerly known as Text a Tip. This is also a place where students can report concerning behavior such as school vandalism or bullying. Thank you for your support in encouraging your children to treat their peers and their campus with respect.
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Power Outage

Here is a copy of the email that went out earlier today:


Good Morning Seco Families,


You may have heard via text from your child that we did experience a power outage this morning for about an hour and twenty minutes. Our backup system did come on for approximately 30 minutes as intended. Seco staff were working with district staff to ensure students remained safe and basic needs could be provided. District personnel were also working with Southern California Edison (SCE) staff to ensure power could be brought back up to the campus.


At nutrition students were able to get food from the cafeteria and restrooms were available. Staff was working diligently to get a back-up plan in place IF we had needed to release students early. We want to assure you that while we did not have the ability to communicate or take phone calls, administrators were on cell phones working with the district so that plan and process could have been communicated to parents, should there have been a need to dismiss.


Thankfully, just before 10 a.m. the power came back on, facilities have been checked and the kitchen is preparing food for lunch service. We appreciate and thank all of our students and staff for working with us during the time of the power outage and are grateful that SCE was able to rectify the issue.


Have a wonderful weekend,


Seco Administration

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8th Grade Honors Society

Attention 8th graders, it's time to apply for spring honors society. In order to qualify, you must have earned a 3.5 grade point average for the 3rd and the 4th quarters of your 7th grade year. If you meet this requirement, you then must complete the application form with the necessary parent signature, bring a check for the suggested $8.00 donation (make checks payable to Arroyo Seco), and complete the verification of service hours. Return the application and the check to Mrs. Loughlin in the main office by Thursday, October 7th. No late applications will be accepted. The service hours do not have to be completed by the time that the application is turned in. Applications are available on the school website or from your English Teachers.

Clash for Cash fundraiser

The Clash for Cash fundraiser is happening now through September 12! This fundraiser is our one major fundraiser for the year and helps support all student activities and enrichment at school. We are using the Pledgestar website (pledgestar.com/secojhs) for our direct donations. Students who send out 6 pledge emails by midnight tonight will earn a free ice cream on Tuesday! Thank you for all of your support.
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Optional Vaccine Clinics open to Hart District Families

Back-to-School Vaccination Clinics

Albertsons and Vons are teaming up with the Hart School District to offer an exclusive opportunity for those families wanting a free COVID-19 vaccination

August 27 – September 30

Monday - Friday

4 pm - 7 pm

Participants will receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine

Families and students 12-and-over are welcome to sign up

Click on the address nearest you to make an appointment at that store:

On the day of clinic, please bring:

  • Proof of Age (i.e. photo ID, school transcript, etc) (You do not need to show government issued ID and you do not need to be a US citizen to get a vaccine)
  • Copy of insurance card (COVID-19 vaccines are free regardless of insurance status)
  • Completed consent/release form (parent/guardian's signature is required for students under 18). See the form attached to this email
  • An Adult MUST accompany a minor aged 12-15

Second dose appointment will be automatically booked

This is an optional opportunity for families. For more information, click HERE

Thank you to Albertsons/Vons for arranging to have these exclusive times for Hart District families.

Kindness Wall

Our Arroyo Seco Virtual Kindness Wall enables us to submit positive messages of encouragement and appreciation to our students, staff, and community. Please visit https://youuplift.com/arroyo-seco-junior-high-kindness-wall/ or click on the red box on the school's website. Scroll down to the bottom to submit your message. Once the message is reviewed, it will be posted on the kindness wall found on the school's webpage at https://www.arroyosecojuniorhigh.org/ Share your own positive messages or enjoy those that are already there. Thank you!

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Arroyo Seco Jr. High School

Dr. Andy Keyne, Principal

Nondiscrimination Statement

The William S. Hart Union High School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of any student, employee or job applicant on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, political affiliation, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively at any District site and/or activity. All inquiries regarding discrimination, civil rights, and/or Title IX should be directed to the Director of Human Resources and Equity Services, William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, or by phone (661) 259-0033, ext. 316, or by email: UCP@hartdistrict.org