December 11th, 2020
Hello Stetson Families,
Happy Friday! We would like to wish some of our families, Happy Hanukkah. Wishing you much happiness during the holiday season. The month of December is moving quickly for all of us. We recognize that this is a stressful time of the year. Please continue to reach out for support if you need to talk. We are all in this together!
Dr. Scanlon sent out this letter today to discuss some new guidelines from the health department. Please make sure you take time to look over the new guidelines. Please continue to look for updates this month from him.
Reminders for this week:
- Cohort A attends school, in-person on Monday, December 14th & December 15th
- Cohort B attends school, in person on Thursday, December 17th & December 18th
- Wednesday is a REMOTE DAY for ALL students
- MDS students are in in-person learning for five days this week.
Please speak to your child and remind them to use their school-issued laptop at home during their regular scheduled time block. We have put safety precautions into place to avoid class disruptions. Students may struggle to connect with personal devices and cell phones and interrupt the attendance process.
We are doing all we can to provide a safe and caring learning environment for all students despite the current challenging conditions in our community. If you wish to keep your hybrid learner at home, you need to request this in an email directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important that our students and staff are taking precautions outside of school too, for as we've seen by now, the virus contracted outside of school can have a direct impact on what happens in school. We are in this together!
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thanks for your time and attention!
Have a great weekend,
Hybrid Calendar next week (Including Cyber students)
December 14th--Day 4 PM (periods 5-8) *A Cohort in person
December 15th--Day 5 AM (periods 1-4) *A Cohort in person
December 16th--Day 5 PM (periods 5-8) *All Students remote
December 17th--Day 6 AM (period 1-4) * B Cohort in person
December 18th--Day 4 AM (periods 1-4) *B Cohort in person
Picture Day-- HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED YET AGAIN (third time is a charm--let's hope). The new dates are for December 15, 16, and 18. A cohort of students in the building will get pictures taken on December 15th and B cohort students on December 18th. We sent home specific details yesterday for remote and cyber families to sign up. Once the signup genius is full for our remote and cyber students, we will add another day. Thank you for your flexibility with this process.
PTO Spiritwear has arrived. Please feel free to pick up your ordered items in the atrium of our school. Our offices are open from 7:30 - 3:30 pm every day. Your child can also pick it up these items if they are coming into the building this week. Please remind them!
As technical issues arise during remote learning, please use the following resources:
Tech Support @ Home – WCASD website with important information:
- Schoology / Seesaw Support
- Laptop / iPad Support
- Additional Resources
If there is an issue with your 1:1 device please email SMStech_support@wcasd.net
It is important for parents to remember that interrupting the zoom classroom environment is not the appropriate time to discuss concerns. If you wish to discuss a specific concern with your child's teacher, please contact the grade level counselor to set up a zoom conference at your convenience.
Attention 7th and 8th Grade Students:
We are requesting that families check at home for any science, math, or social studies textbooks from last year that were not returned. If you find a textbook, please bring it to school during your in-person hybrid day and give it to your current science, math, or social studies teacher. If you are a cyber or remote-only student, the book can be dropped off at Stetson. Thank you for your help as we try to account for any missing textbooks!
After School Athletics for 7th & 8th Graders ONLY--Cyber & Remote Students
Due to Governor Wolf's restrictions, we will need to start our athletic program sometime in January. More details will be provided at a later date. Please plan ahead and update Family ID with the proper documentation.
8th Grade parents--Holiday gift idea
Rustin High School online school store is officially open! Shop away! CLICK HERE to get to the store. Use the code GRANDOPENING20 when checking out to get 25% off your order. The store will be open year-round but if you want to get a gift by the holidays, my sales rep suggested you get your order in by the first week of December. COVID could add to delays in shipping or inventory. The 25% off sales runs until Dec. 4.
To see all of the designs, scroll down to “SEE DESIGNS”. On the left-hand side, you can add a category if you want but it’s not required. It’s pretty easy to navigate around but let me know if you have any questions.
Message about Attendance--Cyber & Remote Learners
When a student misses class due to a doctor's appointment, please email the teacher whose class they will miss and Mrs. Sadik (email@example.com) in the Attendance Office. Please ask the doctor for a note and email/scan a copy of the note to Mrs. Sadik so the missed time can be entered as excused.
A reminder that students are to attend all FOUR classes each day. If they miss 2 out of the 4 classes, they are officially marked absent for the day.
If your child is going to be absent for the entire day, we need an email from the parent/guardian on file in Power School. Please make sure your information in Power School is updated for our records.
CYBER STUDENTS--MUST submit attendance quiz in Schoology by 10:45 am EACH DAY or they will be marked absent. Please remind your children about this task.
Counselor Information for Parents
All students are required to attend this class in person and remotely. Attendance will be taken each class period. I hope you have gotten a chance to look at the planning sheet (has current grades on it). It was sent to you by your child and is updated weekly. If you have not, please discuss with your child at home and reach out to the grade level administrator if you have any additional questions.
We will continue to work on executive functioning skills, building initiatives, and individual academic support for all students. This time block is also a good opportunity for students to catch up on missing work or touch base with a teacher to ask questions about an assignment.