Happy Friday Cougar Families!
I hope everyone enjoyed a restful Labor Day weekend. We’ve enjoyed daily activities to celebrate Homecoming and the week has absolutely flown by. The weather is wreaking havoc on our scheduled plans for today and tomorrow but our ASB has contingencies in place and we will adjust to provide a safe and fun homecoming for all.
Our governing board election voting begins next week and we are kicking it off with a candidates forum on Monday evening at 6:00 PM in the library. All seven of our candidates have confirmed they will be present and we hope you take advantage of the opportunity to hear them share their experiences and answer some general questions. This event is sponsored by our PTO and light refreshments will be served. The forum will be recorded and posted on our website for all to view.
The ballots will go out in the mail today so please be on the lookout for delivery on Saturday or Monday. The ballots can be returned in the mail or delivered in person to the front office. We must receive the ballot by 3:30 on Wednesday, September 28 to be included in the count. We have more candidates than we ever have before and are hoping the voter turnout is strong as well.
It is hard to believe that the first grading period is already upon us but grades for the quarter 1 progress reports close today. Please be on the lookout for the progress reports to be sent through email by the end of next week.
Have a great weekend and stay safe!
Friday, September 9th: Progress Report Grades
Friday, September 9th: Homecoming football game
Saturday, September 10th: Homecoming Dance from 6-10pm
Monday, September 12th: Governing Board Candidate Forum @ 6pm in the library
Tuesday, September 13th: Start Smart Driving & All Block Evacuation Drills
Wednesday, September 14th: SCHS Governing Board meeting @ 5pm
Saturnday, September 17th: Painting Parking Spot Make-up Day
September 19-23: Freshman Class Council Campaign Week
September 19-23: Mito Awareness Week
Wednesday, September 21st: Club Rush
Wednesday, September 21st: School Site Council Meeting @ 4pm
Tuesday, September 27nd: Coffee With the Principal @ 8:30am
Wednesday, September 28th: Virtual Coffee With the Principal @ 5pm
Wednesday, September 28th: Career Fair from 12-12:50pm in the gym
Thursday, September 29th: Murder Mystery @ 6pm
SCHS Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
Thank you to all the parents who joined us on Tuesday, 09/06/22, for our monthly meeting. It was exciting to welcome so many families to the table and hear some of the fresh ideas they had to share. We were even able to fill our very important Hospitality Chair position! Our Membership and Volunteer Chair positions are still vacant. If you would like to learn more about those positions or PTO in general, please email us at email@example.com. Our PTO meetings are the first Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. in the Staff Lounge, and everyone is welcome to participate!
Our PTO membership has steadily been growing. However, we still have work to do to raise funds to support and celebrate our students, staff and school community! We will be launching a Show Your Cougar Pride Membership Drive this month! Stay tuned for more information on how your membership can enter you into an opportunity to win one of three Cougar Pride packages. Don't delay and join today by visiting our website SCHS PTO, scanning the QR code below or stopping by our PTO table at tonight's Homecoming game. All funds raised by SCHS PTO are invested right back into students, staff and school community!
Class of 2023 Families - Are you interested in being part of the PTO Senior Committee that organizes the Senior Breakfast, provides refreshments for Senior Awards Night, hosts the Senior Baccalaureate and coordinates Grad Nite at Disneyland for our graduates. We also support the Class of 2023 Council and Advisor as needed. Send a message regarding your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, cell number, email and senior's name, and be on the look out for meet and greet info later this month. It's going to be an exciting year!
Homecoming Dance Information
We are happy to announce that over half of our students have purchased tickets to the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, September 10, from 6- 10 pm, and we cannot wait! In order to ensure a safe and fun environment for everyone, please read the following dance information:
Dress is semi-formal
What to bring:
Bring your student ID
Get in line according to your last name. You will only be allowed in if your name is on the list. (The bid is not your dance ticket and can be left at home).
Guests must bring their school ID or driver’s license
If you have a non-SCHS guest, they must go in the same line with you, as they are listed under your last name, not theirs. If your guest arrives without you, they will not be allowed into the dance.
Every student will be searched upon entry, including bags or coats
There will be breathalyzers
Metal detecting wands will be used
SCHS Admin and sheriff will be present
You may not bring any outside food, beverages, liquids, or medications into the dance
Do not bring gum, mints, or other food items; they will be discarded
Absolutely no food or drink is allowed in the gym
If you leave the dance, you cannot re-enter
Students are discouraged from leaving before 9:30 pm and will be subject to questioning.
All school rules apply to students and their guests.
Food: A lot of food will be available and is free with admission
Snacks, including chips, sandwiches, candy, Rice Krispie treats, etc.
There will be two photo stations and prints are unlimited and free
There will also be three additional backdrops for photos with your phone
Sports, Sports, and More Sports!
Check next weeks schedule for upcoming sporting events! Blue is home, red/pink is away.
Free PSAT for Sophomores and Juniors
The PSAT will be administered at Steele Canyon this year for sophomores and juniors on Saturday, October 15th , 8:00 am – 11:30 pm in the Gym. Students will check-in at the gym by 7:30 am. The PSAT is a preliminary or practice test that will help prepare 4-year college-bound students for the SAT, which they can take for the first time in spring of their junior year. Though the SAT is not an admission requirement any longer for CSU/UC schools in California, students are encouraged to take the PSAT to prepare for the SAT if they plan to apply to private colleges, competitive colleges in California, and out-of-state colleges.
All interested sophomores and juniors must register for the PSAT on the TotalRegistration website at www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/053613 . The PSAT will be offered to all interested sophomores and juniors at no cost. The deadline for sophomores and juniors to register for the PSAT is Wednesday, September 14.
College Visits at SCHS
Upcoming Events from the College & Career Center
Check out the upcoming events coming from the College & Career Center!
Club Pom, a new dance club on campus!
Students at ERWC Cookie Book Day
Drive Safe - the Cougar Way
Friendly reminder to drive cautiously as you enter and exit the campus. Campus Supervisors are here to keep the traffic moving - please follow all traffic directions from security personnel. Reminder that we do not provide access for cars at the back of the school during the school day.