Buccaneer Newsletter

January 12th - 15th

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Welcome Back!


Happy New Year Buccaneers!


We hope you had a relaxing Winter Break and had time to enjoy some quality time with family. We pray that you are safe and healthy.


We say hello to 2021! We start a new year and a new semester. We have an opportunity to set new goals and New Year's Resolutions. What a great opportunity to set actionable steps to reach our most important goals for this year!


Last week, we watched in disbelief how domestic terrorists breached the U.S. Capitol building, incited violence, and disgraced the offices of many of our elected officials. As the principal of our amazing Southwest Middle School, I thought of our students, and the responsibility that we have as educators and leaders to set an example for you to follow not only today but for the future. What we witnessed was wrong and it is opposite of what our democracy represents. We must seek to model what it means to be a responsible and active citizen of the United States.


Out district's communication director, Mr. Manuel Rubio, sent out a letter to all of our families regarding last week's attack on the United States Capitol. If you have not already done so, please take a minute to read the letter; I have attached a copy of the letter in our Newsletter.


Finally, we want to take this opportunity to bid farewell to Ms. Angelina Santana, our assistant principal, who will be leaving us to work at Olympian High School. We thank her for her service and wish her the best. Her devotion to our community will never be forgotten. Ms. Santana, thank you for everything you have done for our kids, our staff, and our parents. You will be missed!


Staff, I will see you on Tuesday. Students, we will see you on Wednesday during advisory!!!!


Let us have an amazing year!


Mrs. Julissa Gracias

Sweetwater Union High School District Message regarding the attack on the United States Capitol

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Our schedule for the next two weeks

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word of the month: resolution

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january celebrations

upcoming events

  • January 18th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School
  • January 20th: Faculty Meeting
  • January 21st and 22nd: PEP Talks
  • January 25th - January 29th: Great Kindness Challenge
  • January 25th and 26th: Cyber safety Presentations
  • February 5th: Semester 1 Awards Ceremony

week at a glance

Monday, January 11th

  • No School

Tuesday, January 12th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • No School for Students; Professional Development Day for Teachers
  • Counselors work on balancing classes
  • Ms. Gracias @ Cabinet from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, January 13th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • First Day Back: Start of Second Semester
  • Periods Advisory, Periods 1-3-5
  • Counselors and administrators will be available during lunch
  • FAC @ 3:00 PM

thursday, january 14th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Periods Advisory, Periods 2-4-6
  • Counselors and administrators working on balancing classes
  • Food Distribution from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

friday, january 15th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Asynchronous Day: Periods 1-2-3-4-5-6
  • Staff will be having a Pull Out Day