Apollo Eagle Update

August 30, 2020

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Important Upcoming Dates

September 1: Q1 Make Up Productive Hour Sessions Begin (1:40 pm)

September 7: No School (Labor Day)

September 11: Q1 Progress Report Cutoff

September 14: Q1 Progress Reports Visible on Aeries Parent Portal

September 28: No School (Local Holiday)

October 12: Last Day of Make Up Productive Hour Sessions

October 14: Last Day of Quarter 1 (Minimum Day Bell Schedule)

October 15: First Day of Quarter 2

October 19: Q1 Final Grades/Credits Visible on Aeries Parent Portal

Back to School Night Information

We will be changing our format for our Back to School Night. This Thursday and Friday, our teachers will be sending home an email that will include a short video with an introduction of their classes. If you have any individual questions about your student, our teachers are available set up individual Zoom conferences with you. If you would like to schedule a Zoom conference or phone conference with a teacher, please email your student's teacher or contact the office and we will assist you in setting up the meeting.

Students of the Week

Congratulations to students who were selected as our first group of Students of the Week. Every other week, each teacher has the opportunity to select a student they feel has done an outstanding job throughout the week. Teachers look for students who are doing their best and representing in Apollo the best way possible! We are very proud of each and every one of you! Keep it up Eagles.
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Quarter 1 Make-Up Productive Hour Information

Important Information to Know Before You Go!

  • You may only make up 5 productive hours per class this quarter.
  • If you are making up an hour due to an absence, it must be a cleared absence in order to make up the hour.
  • You need to make up hours with your individual teachers.
  • See your teacher if you need to make up a productive hour during a day or time that is not listed below.


TUESDAY - FRIDAY FROM 1:40 - 2:25 PM

  • ALL teachers will be available for you to make up productive hours with them
  • Your teachers will let you know if they are not available on a particular day due to a school meeting and/or unexpected event
  • Since there will be days where your teacher will be unavailable during the quarter, make sure you do not wait until the last minute to make up your hours
  • You MUST be there the entire time!
  • DO NOT be late (no tardies allowed)
  • DO NOT ask to leave early
  • You must complete a minimum of one assignment to earn a make up productive hour

Here is the link to the flyer with all of the information you need about making up a productive hour.

2020-2021 Virtual Learning Bell Schedules

Regular Bell Schedule:

Period 1: 9:00 am - 9:45 am (45 minutes)*

Period 2: 9:49 am - 10:34 am (45 minutes)*

Period 3: 10:38 am - 11:28 am (50 minutes)*

Period 4: 11:32 am - 12:17 pm (45 minutes)*

Period 5: 12:21 pm - 1:06 pm (45 minutes)*

*Students are required to participate in live instruction Zoom sessions

Monday - Friday, during these times. They must be on time and present in the Zoom session the entire class period to receive their productive hour.


Minimum Day Bell Schedule:

Period 1: 9:00 am - 9:35 am (35 minutes)*

Period 2: 9:39 am - 10:14 am (35 minutes)*

Period 3: 10:18 am - 10:53 am (35 minutes)*

Period 4: 10:57 am - 11:32 am (35 minutes)*

Period 5: 11:36 am - 12:11 pm (35 minutes)*

*Students are required to participate in live instruction Zoom sessions

Monday - Friday, during these times. They must be on time and present in the Zoom session the entire class period to receive their productive hour.

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Quarter 1 is 41 days

First Day of Quarter 1 - Monday, August 17, 2020

First Day for Q1 Make Up Productive Hours Sessions - Tuesday, September 1, 2020

No School (Labor Day) - Monday, September 7, 2020

Q1 Progress Report Cutoff - Friday, September 11, 2020

Q1 Progress Reports Visible on Aeries Parent Portal - Monday, September 14, 2020

No School (Local Holiday) - Monday, September 28, 2020

Last Day for Q1 Make Up Productive Hours Sessions - Monday, October 12, 2020

Last Day of Q1 - Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (Minimum Day Bell Schedule)

Q1 Final Grades/Credits Visible on Aeries Parent Portal - Monday, October 19, 2020


Quarter 2 is 41 days

First Day of Quarter 2 - Thursday, October 15, 2020

First Day for Q2 Make Up Productive Hour Sessions - Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Q2 Progress Report Cutoff - Friday, November 6, 2020

Q1 Progress Reports Visible on Aeries Parent Portal - Monday, November 9, 2020

No School (Veterans Day) - Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Last Day for Q1 Make Up Productive Hours Sessions - Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Last Day of Q2 - Friday, December 18, 2020 (Minimum Day Bell Schedule)

Q2 Final Grades/Credits Visible on Aeries Parent Portal - Monday, December 21, 2020


Winter Break: December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021

Students...Earn Your Productive Hours!

Quarter 1 has 41 days and you need 40 productive hours and a passing grade to earn 5 credits in each of your classes. Do your best to log into your class Zoom meetings ON TIME every day and be on time for ALL of your class Zoom meetings each day. You are required to participate in the Zoom meeting the entire time in order to receive your productive hour. Live instruction and support will be occurring during their entire 45 minute period of each of your classes. We are here to support you, please let us know how we can help.

To download a copy of the charts seen below, click on one of the following links:

How to Succeed at Apollo? - English Version

How to Succeed at Apollo? - Spanish Version

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Contact Information for Teachers

If you need to contact your student's teacher, please feel free to email them and beginning August 17th you should receive a response within 24 hours.


Leslie Arave - leslie.arave@simivalleyusd.org

Kelly Beck - kelly.beck@simivalleyusd.org

Amy Chaidez - amanda.chaidez@simivalleyusd.org

Jay Greene - john.greene@simivalleyusd.org

Phil Jones - phillip.jones@simivalleyusd.org

Carolyn Lantos - carolyn.lantos@simivalleyusd.org

Rick Lebeck - richard.lebeck@simivalleyusd.org

Joe Marshall - joseph.marshall@simivalleyusd.org

Kateri Mattila - kateri.mattila@simivalleyusd.org

Larry Soderlund - lawrence.soderlund@simivalleyusd.org

Virginia Starling - virginia.starling@simivalleyusd.org

Attendance!

Please make sure to call the office or email Angie to clear your student's absences. After 5 days, any uncleared absences will become truancies. If you have any questions, please contact Angie Hernandez in the main office (805) 520-6150 x1510 or email her at angelina.hernandez@simivalleyusd.org.

Aeries Parent Portal

Logging in and monitoring your student's grades can all be done from the Aeries portal. The importance of this cannot be communicated enough. Parents and students will be able to better partner with the teachers by monitoring students' grades, productive hours, attendance, and other important information within Aeries. If you need help accessing your portal, please contact Carolina Bowers in the office (805) 520-6150 x1511.

If you think there is an issue, don't wait. Contact the teacher and find out how to fix the problem.

Administrative/Counselor Student Assignments

A-K: Denise will be your administrative point person (on campus Mondays, Wednesdays) - denise.johnson@simivalleyusd.org or (805) 520-6150 x1509

A-K and EL students: Shanna will be administrative point person (shanna.sarris@simivalleyusd.org or (805) 520-6150 x1505)

L-Z: Maria will be your administrative point person (maria.sprowl@simivalleyusd.org or (805) 520-6150 x1508)


Please feel free to reach out to us at any time should you have any questions or concerns.