SORA SUMMER READING PROGRAM (READ)

DETAILS NOTED BELOW & SORA SUMMER READING PROGRAM HAS BEGUN!

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WHAT IS.... Ask A Librarian?


ASK A LIBRARIAN started on APRIL 20th to help Students, Teachers, & Families



This is a service provided by Sweetwater Union High School District Librarians to help students, teachers, and parents to connect you with resources to answer your questions. Use this link below to type in your question(s) and one of us will respond to you the same day.



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Note: we'll get back to you as soon as possible -- we may need to research an answer.



ASK A Librarian Service is available to assist you! Use this link to input your question and one of the Sweetwater Union School District Librarians will email you today!


Happy National School Library Month! We are happy to serve you, too! Ms. Brown

Connect2Compete (COX) Program

Connect2Compete (COX) program:

1. This is a "second" application that the parents need to complete for C2C on Cox Communication's website, www.cox.com/lowcostinternet.

2. This application process (see attached C2C App Process Powerpoint) provides information and instructions to parents on how to complete this second application online.

3. This application, the one completed on Cox Communication's website, must be completed by May 15 in order to qualify for the free period through July 15.


Criteria to qualify for Connect2Compete (COX) program:

a. Child must be in K-12

b. Must be on the free/reduced lunch program at school and/or receiving government assistance

c. Cannot have Cox internet services in the past 90 days

d. No outstanding debt or unreturned equipment

The IT Department anticipates finalizing the MOU with Cox Communications and required financial procedures by early next week.
IT is also planning on receiving and preparing hotspots (from T-Mobile/Sprint) next week, with the anticipation of starting the checkout process to students the week of May 18.

AP Update May 2020

https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams/ap-exam-schedule



AP Exam Schedule 2020 – AP Coronavirus Updates | College Board

apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org

This year’s AP Testing schedule ranges from Monday, May 11th through Friday, May 22nd. Make-up exams will take place June 1st – June 5th. In case you haven’t already heard, our students will be able to take their AP exams (as long as they follow their schedule) from home. Students will be allowed to use their laptops, desktops, or cell phones. They will be given 45 minutes to complete their modified AP Exam.


Please keep in mind that most of our students are planning on still taking their AP exams. AP students will be taking practice exams and studying for their real test over the course of this next week.


Email Dr. Salazar if you have any comments, questions, or concerns.


Respectfully,

Alex Salazar, Ed.D.

Assistant Principal

Sweetwater High School


MY AP CLASSROOM

https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams/ap-exam-schedule AP CLASSROOM CAN HELP STUDENTS PREPARE FOR ONLINE AP EXAMS! GOOD LUCK! Ms. Brown

Learn to Code at Home

Code.org

LEARN HOW TO CODE AT HOME ON A SMART PHONE OR LAPTOP OR IPAD


To help parents during this difficult time, we’ve launched Code Break: a global, live-interactive classroom, where the Code.org team and I will teach students of all ages, with and without computers. Code Break offers a weekly dose of education, community, and computer science, and has brought together students from as far as Africa, China, India, and South America.

As our next special guest, we’ll welcome the world’s greatest philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, for a unique experience that connects computer science to current events. You do NOT want to miss this one!

Take a Code Break with Bill Gates


Code Break is about more than education and computer science. It’s about offering inspiration and community at a time when families are alone. To join our live classroom and receive the weekly challenges for students of all ages, visit Code.org/Break.

Connecting Students with OVERDRIVE/SORA

Let's make reading fun again! Connect students with eBooks that inspire them to read. I have added a few popular titles that you'll recognize that students ask for in the library. We need to make sure that students know how to log into OverDrive/SORA, too! Students need their school identification number for the Username and their 8-digit birthdate for the Password. OverDrive/SORA is easy. One click and you're READING!


"Books are miracles among the Stars!" Unlock the magic by Reading. Happy National School Library Month! Ms. Brown, Teacher Librarian


Ms. Moncayo, Library Media Technician, Misses you, too! Keep Calm. Read on!

SUHI Library is closed until further notice - We have FREE online resources to help you! See Below:


Overdue reminders were being sent out automatically through our Library Management System but I was able to stop the overdue notices. PLEASE disregard any overdue reminders that you may have received during the COVID-19 crisis . Please keep all Library items and return them when instructed by our administration.All library fines accrued at this time will be waived. Note: Parents are only responsible for lost or damaged school property (i.e. textbooks, laptops, library books). Sorry, we only accept cash at this time.


TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT LINK for Students and Parents:


https://forms.gle/46AczAsojTE7q1vbA


For Teachers: https://forms.gle/pGZoVFTsuiZQUrz59


OR Call Sweetwater Information Technology Dept.


619-858-7995 Option 5 for Technology Support

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Video that helps us understand this COVID-19 virus a little more. Take a look!

https://youtu.be/BtN-goy9VOY



Update from Governor Newsome of California as of 03/19/2020

Stay home except for essential needs

https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/


The Advanced Placement exams are planning on continuing with modified exams that students can take in their homes. The details of that announcement can be found on the AP Central website:https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update.


FREE Test Prep and College & Career Readiness through EBSCO--Free Access to PrepSTEP®


EBSCO LearningExpress® understands our school’s need for high-quality e-learning resources during this difficult time. EBSCO has offered our high school FREE access to PrepSTEP for High Schools through June 30, 2020.


PrepSTEP is packed with powerful resources including practice tests, tutorials, e-books, articles and flashcards to help students:

  • Improve core skills in English language arts, math and science, social studies and computers
  • Prepare for AP®, SAT®, ACT® and other college entrance exams
  • Prepare for military entrance tests (ASVAB, CFAT)
  • Explore colleges and careers
  • Search for scholarships
  • Prepare for occupational certification tests (e.g., allied health, nursing, teaching and many more). See Link Learning Express Link below or Library Website for more information on Test Prep and FREE Resources.


Thanks & Keep Safe! Ms. Brown, Teacher Librarian

AP Exam Updates! Stay Connected ---See Link from the College Board

https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update?excmpid=mtg624-pr-1-cs





AP Updates for Schools Impacted by Coronavirus | AP Central — The College Board

apcentral.collegeboard.org

March 16, 2020 The AP Program is developing resources to help schools support student learning during extended closures, as well as a solution that would allow students to test at home, depending on the situation in May. Additional information will be posted by March 20. We will announce portfolio submission deadline extensions for AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design,

Additional Online Resources for Students on SUHI Library's Page on left Navigation Pane

California K - 12 FREE Digital Resources provided by the State of California through our State Library (See SUHI Library under the Student Tab)


https://sites.google.com/sweetwaterschools.net/suhi-library/student-resources/california-k-12-resources?authuser=0


Britannica https://school.eb.com/


TeachingBooks.net https://www.teachingbooks.net/ or


TeachingBooks.net/home

Username: sweetwaterschools
Password: teachingbooksK12


ProQuest https://proquest.libguides.com/CaliforniaK12

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Additional Free Resources:



National Park Service #FindYourVirtualPark nps.gov/subjects/npsce


https://twitter.com/hashtag/FindYourVirtualPark?src=hashtag_click


Center for Disease Control & Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/


Medline https://medlineplus.gov/


https://www.nps.gov/subjects/womenshistory/19th-amendment-by-state.htm


NASA https://www.nasa.gov/


Google Earth https://earth.google.com/


Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/


National Science Digital Library https://nsdl.oercommons.org/


Smithsonian Museums https://www.si.edu/museums


Digital Citizenship Livebinder http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=2192614


International Children's Digital Library http://en.childrenslibrary.org/about/mission.shtml

Sweet Reads is starting APRIL 15th! Summer Reading is starting early this year!

STORIES SO GREAT, YOU’LL WANT SECONDS!

To better serve remote reading amid recent school closings, OverDrive has adjusted the dates for OverDrive’s Summer Read program. It will now run April 15 – July 31 with the theme Sora Sweet Reads. This annual program is designed for schools in the US and Canada to encourage students to keep reading all year long. We’re offering thirty free and simultaneous use juvenile and young adult ebooks (and select audiobooks). These titles will be available to participating schools and prominently displayed in Sora so it’s easy for students to find their next sweet read.

If your students read them all, they can always check out more books from their public library without ever leaving Sora. Great selection including audiobooks, graphic novels, and Audio Read-Alongs for our struggling readers. You can slow down the narration to help students, too!

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New Offering eCard with National City Public Library!

Simply complete the eCard application available on the National City Library’s website by going to Library > Circulation > Getting a Library Card or at https://www.nationalcityca.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=23549, include an email address, and remit to the teacher. Students will be provided a barcode serving as their eCard number. This number is valid for the duration of their attendance at Sweetwater High School. Parents or legal guardians will need to grant their permission by signing the application.

What are the Advantages of the eCard with National City Public Library?

With an eCard from the National City Public Library, Sweetwater High School students will get immediate, unlimited, and free access 24/7 to all its online resources – eBooks, eMagazines, Electronic Databases – and Wi-Fi at the library starting April 2020. For advanced placement students, the test prep databases will assist them to learn and prepare for their examinations.

Here’s a few features of e-collections that transcend their printed counterpart:

· Accessible Everywhere 24/7, 365 days a year

· Advanced Placement Review Books

· Portable and Lightweight

· Greater Selection by Grade Level

· Independent Learning

· Increased Student Engagement

WorldBook is BACK!

https://www.worldbookonline.com/




World Book

www.worldbookonline.com

The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. World Book is publisher of the World Book Encyclopedia. They have offered FREE access during the COVID-19 crisis. Let's it enjoy this while we can. Free eBooks, too!


Username: wbsupport
Password: distancelearn

Junior Library Guild Free e-Resources

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SORA Reading Contest has been extended throughout the end of COVID-19 Crisis


ATTENTION STUDENTS: SUHI IS ONE OF THE SCHOOL STARS WINNERS WITH OVERDRIVE. WE WERE NOTIFIED ON 4/08/2020! CONGRATULATIONS FOR BEING A READER & WINNER!



KEEP READING..
..the Contest has been EXTENDED UNTIL WE RETURN TO SCHOOL.


CONTEST IS ON-GOING!!!! KEEP READING UNTIL WE RETURN TO SCHOOL. KEEP READING!!!


You can read offline with SORA. You have to download your ebook when you have access to Internet and then you can read offline when you don't have access to Internet.


Sora provides the quickest and easiest way to get started with digital titles from our school. Students can simply log in using school credentials and instantly access hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks on virtually any device. Get started today: Download the free Sora app for Android or iOS, or visit https://soraapp.com.

Discover Sora - Open A World Of Reading

New Titles on Destiny Discover (Follett)

https://wbb10384.follettshelf.com/shelf/servlet/presentshelfform.do?site=10384


Login with all lower case and no spaces


Username & Password are the same: reddevils reddevils


New Titles:


Undefeated by Kwame Alexander


Mananaland by Pam Munoz Ryan


Who is Sonia Sotomayor by Megan Stine


Computer Do's and Don'ts by Rosie McKee


The Dangers of Marijuana by Jodyanne Benson


Python for Beginners by Arthur T. Brooks

Open Library is an Open Project - Open Educational Resources (OER) Openlibrary.org

Open Library is an open project: the software is open, the data and the documentation are open.



https://openlibrary.org/


One web page for every book ever published. It's a lofty, but achievable goal.


Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive, and has been funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and Kahle/Austin Foundation.

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CLICK ME!

Library's Website with Additional Resources!

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It is National Library Month & National Poetry Month

The first week in April, Kwame Alexander Newbery award winning author of the Crossover did a Read Aloud on Instagram Live. He is a former educator and now author. He discussed the elements of the story during his performance which was outstanding. He made the book come alive. READ IT! Happy National Poetry Month!
National Poem in Your Pocket Day 4/30th #pocketpoem

Poem in Your Pocket Day takes place every year on a day in National Poetry Month. On this day, select a poem, carry it with you & share using the hashtag #pocketpoem. The 2020 Poem in Your Pocket Day will take place on Thursday, April 30.

What to Do When You are Bored out of your MIND! COVID-19 CAPSULE ACTIVITY!!!!

Download Link and Start the Fun!


file:///C:/Users/BCB/Documents/2020%20Covid-19%20time%20capsule%20sheets.pdf
PRACTICE ENGLISH AT HOME!

Here are websites to help our students practice English or another Language at home. These resources are shared by the New York Public Library. Happy National Library Month! Ms. Brown

Unconventional Literature might get your students reading again! Lots of Different Literature Selections!

Engage yourself with a variety of Literature & SORA & DESTINY CAN HELP YOU, TOO!


Graphic Novels come in all genres


Comic Books


Magazines


Web-comics


Music Lyrics


Raps


Screenplays (short and long films)


How-to-guides


Instruction manuals

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