BAY PORT HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Week of January 23, 2023
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
January 23 - Start of 2nd Semester
January 30 - Curriculum Fair 4:00 - 5:45pm - Parent meetings at 4:00 & 5:00 in PAC - For New Familes to Bay Port and Families with Students who will be Freshman Next School Year
February 3 - No School - Staff PD - Lunch Provided
February 9 & 10 - Cap & Gown Ordering (See Flyer below)
February 11 - SNOBALL - 8:00pm
February 13 & 14 - Yearbook Club Pictures
February 15 - Booster Club Meeting 6:00pm - Forum Room
Scroll to the bottom to see important newsletters, job opportunities,
and military and college visits as they are always updating!!
New Semester and Pass System: A new semester has begun. Powerschool will have the most up-to-date information on schedules.
Beginning on Monday, January 23, Bay Port is using the digital hall pass system SmartPass. SmartPass is a digital hall pass system that replaces traditional hall passes such as sign-out sheets, wooden blocks, passbooks, and lanyards. Students can access the system from the SmartPass icon on their MacBook desktop or from this login: www.smartpass.app/login
Students are no longer allowed to have food delivered to the school: Sorry for any inconvenience and please plan accordingly.
Bay Port does not have an Open Campus: Which means if you have a study hall before or after your lunch period you must report to both.
Student parking is available in spots marked with white lines only. This includes the athletic lot and the parking lot behind the district office building. Thanks for your help with parking in the correct spots.
Study Hall Reminder: Students need to sign in to their study hall. All students are marked absent each morning for study hall until they sign in.
FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORES! ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TRAVELING TO EUROPE?
You are invited to go to Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany in the summer of 2025!
- You can get more information at an informal meeting during Pirate Time on 1/26.Please sign up in Edficiency.
- Then register and bring your adults to the parent meeting on 1/30 from 6-6:45pm, after the Curriculum Fair. SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED!
- You can register for the parent meeting here or scan one of the QR codes on the posters throughout the building.
In need of volunteer hours or just looking to have some fun?
We are in need of individuals to work in the concession stand for some upcoming basketball games.
Please use the link below to sign-up. We really need individuals this Friday, January 27th and beyond.
AURORA BAYCARE MEDICAL CENTER HEALTHCARE CAREER SHOWCASE
January 31, 2023
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Aurora BayCare Medical Center & Simulation Center
2845 Greenbrier Road, GB (use entrance 1)
Join us to learn about various opportunities in healthcare careers. Several different departments and specialties will be on display.
Team members will be available to talk about their specific areas. There will also be an opportunity for you to view a simulated medical event at our Simulation Center
If interested, scan the QR code (that is located on the jobs board near Student Services) for more information and to sign up for a simulation experience. You may also email Mrs. Dorn at email@example.com for the QR code.
Come meet representatives of the following careers:
Imaging tech, (xray, us, mammo, ct/mri), Medical Lab Tech, Nursing (OB/MedSurg/UC/OR/NICU, Surg Tech, Anesthesia Tech, Sterile Processing Tech, EVS Tech, Dietician, Food Service Assistant, Resp Therapy, Sports Med and Physical Therapy, Maintenance Tech/Plant ops
Youth Apprenticeship is an exciting opportunity for all students to have hands-on experiences in careers and make connections between academics and the workplace. Students can do youth apprenticeships as juniors and seniors.
Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior parents and students are invited to learn more about how Youth Apprenticeship fits into students' schedules, high school course selections, and career planning by attending a brief virtual informational session.
Please plan to join us on Monday, February 6 at 6:30 pm via this Google Meet link.
If you have questions, please contact Adam Strassburg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us!
When: February 8th from 6:00-7:30pm
Where: HSSD District Office
What: Positive Parenting
Parenting is hard. Join us as we partner with Triple P Parenting to learn more about addressing behaviors and promoting positive skills for our children. Triple P Parenting will talk about strategies to use for different age levels and offer space to discuss some of the most common struggles parents face regarding these topics.
Registration for each event is highly encouraged in order to provide resources for all who attend. You can complete registration for each event using the QR Code below in the flyer, or by visiting the District website and going to the Student Services Department.
Please contact Angela Buchenauer, Director of Student Services, at email@example.com with any questions.
When: February 11th
Where: Bay Port Commons
Tickets will be $10 and sold at lunches the week of February 6th.
Guest Passes can be picked up at the Welcome Desk in the rotunda. Guest passes are needed if you are attending the dance with someone that is not a Bay Port student. Parent (guardian) signatures are required for you and your guest. Forms are due back to the main office no later than Thursday, February 9th.
The Howard-Suamico Optimist Club is encouraging Bay Port High School students to consider: "Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for the 2022-23 school year.
First place student earns a $300 scholarship; Top three winners and their families will be invited to be recognized and presented with a medal at an Optimist luncheon in spring. The winning essay will be sent to the district level where additional college scholarships are available for top winners.
Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations with 80,000 adult and youth members in 2,500 clubs throughout the world. Carrying the motto “Friend of Youth,” Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year.
Find out more about the contest and print an application on the Optimist International website or contact Krista Greene. Submit paperclipped (do not staple) printed application and essay to the Bay Port front desk by 3pm on Friday, February 10, 2023.
SENIOR TRIBUTE GRAD ADS
Senior Tribute Grad Ads are due February 19, 2023.
These are paid messages and photos from parents to seniors placed into our yearbook.
Submit a message and 1-2 photos directly to Jostens at Jostens Ads
GRADUATION CAP & GOWN AND ANNOUNCEMENT ORDERING
Seniors can order their cap and gown February 9 & 10 in the concession stand during their lunches. Cap, Gown, and Tassel will be $35. Other packages available, see flyer below.
YOUTH FOOTBALL SPRING LEAGUE
Good news! The shoe drive has been extended!!!
Because of logistics issues with trucks and drivers, they cannot schedule a pickup for our shoes yet. So please - keep those shoes coming by going through your closets AND SPREADING THE WORD. Word of mouth to others has been a HUGE push in our collection lately. Please share the news through social media, email, or word of mouth that our collection drive has been extended and new/gently used shoes are STILL being accepted in the Bay Port Rotunda.
Thank you, PIRATE Nation, for helping to collect 1,375+ pairs of shoes for our Shoe Drive so far! Please think about going through your closet and bringing in your gently used shoes to the Bay Port Rotunda in January. They are repurposed to 24 under-developed countries to help their citizens create a path out of poverty. Shoe us the love and
share the word with family and friends - the more shoes, the more people we can help!
*Ski boots and skates do not qualify as shoes - sorry!
The Bay Port Booster Club needs you
FEBRUARY 15TH - Booster Club Meeting 6:00pm - Forum Room
We are looking for new members and new ideas!
WINTER SPORTS MEETING FOLLOW-UP
Please do not forget to volunteer at the concession stand this winter using the Sign-Up Genius Link. Varsity parents work the JV game and JV parents work the Varsity game. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. We look forward to another successful winter athletic season.
Our website is in the process of being updated.
We are also looking for adult representatives from each team. This individual or individuals will act as a liaison for the Booster Club and inform the coaches of any important information that may need to be relayed to each team. Commitment is one night a month.
Also attached is the list of job descriptions that are needed to be filled. If you are interested in any of these, please email the booster club at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend next month's meeting.
ANNOUNCING A NEW PARTNERSHIP!!
We are excited to announce a new partnership between HSSD and Rawhide Youth Services. Rawhide will be providing School-Based Mental Health services at Bay Port High School starting November 2022. Bay Port will serve as a clinic site one day each week, hopefully eliminating barriers for families and students to access mental health care.
If you are interested, there are two ways to get started.
Contact Bay Port School Social Worker, Rachel Miller, at email@example.com or 1-920-662-7216 to receive paperwork and talk through the details.
Contact Rawhide Youth Services directly at 1-877-300-9101 and begin the process.
Site Therapist Bio: See Attached
To have your absence medically excused, the Attendance Office must have the following:
1. Medical note from provider stating what dates are excused
2. For COVID absences to be medically excused we need: copy of positive PCR test or a medical note from provider documenting days that are excused.
School Nurse: Ann Spaeth, RN, BA 920-662-7245 firstname.lastname@example.org
Yearbooks are sold directly through Jostens.
Watch for Jostens direct mailings each month to your home address.
Purchase your copy of the 2022-23 school year by calling 1-866-282-1516 or visiting www.jostensyearbooks.com before May 20, 2023.
SCHOOL CLOSINGS OR DELAY DUE TO WEATHER
In addition to District Social Media, local TV/Radio stations and the District Website, HSSD will also send weather-related delays and cancellations via text message.
You may opt in to receive text messages by texting the word YES to this updated code: 67587. You will receive a confirmation reply within a few minutes of sending your request.
NWTC CAREER COACHING DAYS
Miranda DeMars from NWTC will be here on Tuesdays in Student Services! The purpose of Miranda's time here is to meet with you about any or all of the following topics or anything else you'd like to discuss:
Academic and career exploration
Apply to NWTC (waive the fee)
Admission requirements – assist with next steps
Financial Aid - FAFSA process
Scholarship resources and preparation
Compare higher education opportunities and options
Dual Credit Options - earn college while in high school
Please stop in Student Services to schedule your individual appointment!
THE GIVING TREE
Thank you for helping us serve over 600 families for our Holiday Store and pantry in December. As the new year arrives, many of us think of organizing and cleaning up from the Holidays to start fresh in the new year. For this reason this month we are collecting household cleaning products that we can have available at pantry.
Please feel free to send donations in a plastic bag with your students to put in the collections bins/carts near the main office of school. Items can also be dropped off during school hours. The Giving Tree appreciates your continued support.
Athletic Office 662-7267 Attendance 662-7248
FAX 662-7291 Nurse 662-7245
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