The Quill 8-19-20

Creating Opportunities Together

A Thought or Two From Mr. Nieslanik

I wanted to get this edition of The Quill out to you this week as I know many families are beginning to plan for the start to school. Even though we will be beginning the year in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) there is still preparation that needs to be done in obtaining school supplies, setting up structures, and ensuring that the family can function in this very complex world of CDL.

Timeline of Upcoming Important Dates

  • Week of 8/24: Summer Mailer coming to your home with information about the start of the school year. This mailer is only sent to the primary address in synergy. We ask that you share with all other households.
  • 8/24: New Student Orientation via Zoom Office Hours--1:00-2:30pm and 6:00-7:30pm
  • 8/27: New Student Orientation via Zoom Office Hours--9:00-10:30am
  • 8/28: New Student Orientation via Zoom Office Hours--9:00-10:30am
  • 9/1: Parent Information Forum via Zoom--6:00-7:00pm
  • 9/2: Parent Information Forum via Zoom--6:00-7:00pm
  • 9/3: Parent Information Forum via Zoom--6:00-7:00pm
  • 9/7: No School Activities--Labor Day
  • Week of 9/8-9/11: In preparation for learning staff will be contacting all students to ensure they have all the necessary supplies to begin the school year and that their chromebook is working. Trainings and information will be shared with all families and students on best practices in learning remotely.
  • 9/8: Freshman Link Day Activities, 8:30-9:30am and 2:30-3:30pm
  • 9/8: Freshman Flight Days--10:00am-2:00pm
  • 9/8: Senior Celebration and Flight Days--3:00-7:00pm
  • 9/9: Sophomore Flight Days--9:00am-1:00pm
  • 9/9: Junior Flight Days--2:00-6:00pm
  • 9/14: Day one of Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL)

Free and Reduced Meal Application

If your family qualifies for free or reduced meal support, please complete this application.

Update on IB Diploma, Career-Related and Certificate Program

The International Baccalaureate Organization has made some changes to their 2020-21 expectations. We will be sharing details in the next couple of weeks with students and families who are enrolled in IB classes or the full IB programs. In a brief overview, the exam load has been modified in most classes and themes to be covered have also been modified. This means that teachers can focus on fewer themes this year than in the past. These two shifts will allow the students to access the IB curriculum in a way that is manageable in our 4x4 schedule.

A Snapshot Into This Week at SRHS

Our new gym floor is almost done. We will be able to access it once the basketball hoops have been repaired, which will be by the end of the month!