SHS Weekly News January 28, 2019

Semester 2 Begins

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Thank You Senator Reed!

Scituate High School students in an Advanced Placement government class were visited by Senator Jack Reed today, who spoke with them about ongoing bipartisan work in Washington, D.C. and answered their questions during a “Q&A” session. Reed’s visit is part of a long-standing tradition of the senator meeting with SHS students to provide insight into governmental work.
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https://youtu.be/sdpSuykt7eE

Important School Visitor Security Updates

Dear Scituate High School Community,

One of our most important jobs in this school is to keep all students and staff safe. With this in mind, Scituate High School has reviewed our school visitor protocol and have worked with our building-based emergency operations team to make some small changes. In order to be as effective as possible, we wanted to share these steps so that you can be better prepared the next time you visit our school. As always, we appreciate your partnership and are fortunate to be a part of this amazing community!

Between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM visitors to the school should:


  • park in a designated visitors spot in the front of the building;
  • press the buzzer in the main entrance of the school at which point front office personnel will speak into the intercom system asking visitors to state their name and the reason for their visit;
  • once visitors are allowed into the building they must present a valid photo ID;
  • If a visitor is picking up a student, they should remain in the front office as that student will be called down to the office;
  • If you are visiting the school for a meeting such as our school counselling office or a meeting in one of our conference rooms, you must sign into the visitors book on the counter in the main office and school personnel will write out a spartan visitor pass;
  • school personnel will then be called to escort the visitor to the designated location of the school
  • all visitors will leave any items brought for students in the high school office and a school staff member will bring the item to the student. (ie: lunch, instruments, homework)

Reminders

  • Under no circumstances should any student or visitor to our building open any exterior door to let someone into the building
  • During morning arrival, there are two exteriors doors open. One door for bus drop off and one at the middle school for parent drop off. There will be school personnel and/or administration at those doors each day
  • No vehicle should parking in the circle of the driveway at any time as this is a fire lane. visitors must park in a designated spot

Quarter Two & First Semester Report Cards Feb. 1st

Report cards for High School students will be emailed to all families on Feb. 1st at 3:00 PM.

Semester Change Monday

The second semester is Monday, January 28th Students should check PowerSchool for room/class changes for semester two! Lots of directed literacy, health classes, and English changes.

Remind App Announcement No Interruption for Verizon Customers

We’re thrilled to share the news: Thanks to you, Verizon has informed us that they will #ReverseTheFee. As a result, we can continue to offer text notifications as part of the Remind service. There will be no service disruption for Verizon Wireless customers.

We’re grateful to Verizon for making a commitment to support accessible communication for all Remind users. You can read more here: https://www.remind.com/blog/verizon-update.

Thank you so much for your patience and support—this wouldn’t be possible without you.

Sincerely,
The Remind team

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Parent-Teacher Conferences for SHS Feb 5th

Scituate High School will host a Parent-Teacher Conference Night Tuesday, February 5th beginning at 6:00 PM

Parents and Guardians should review their student's grades in Powerschool and can call to schedule parent/teacher conferences no later than Monday, February 4th. You may schedule conferences by calling Erin Erickson in the guidance office at 401-647-4108 or emailing erin.erickson@scituateschoolsri.net. Please be prepared with the teachers you would like to see when calling to make appointments.

Eighth Grade Move Up Night and Out-of District Open House Feb. 5th

All Scituate 8th grade students and their families are invited to attend this important event!


We hope to host any current middle school or ninth grade families who are living in surrounding communities join us to learn more! Help spread the word!

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National Honor Society Scituate Chapter

Shortly after semester grades close, eligible juniors and seniors will be personally invited to apply to National Honor Society. Eligibility is based on a minimum 3.6 GPA. Junior candidates need 50 hours of service, and senior candidates need 80 hours.


All the requirements to become a member, as well as information about the application process and suggestions for service opportunities, can be found at our website: https://sites.google.com/scituateschoolsri.net/nhs


Additionally, if you are organizing an event or you work with a community organization and you are looking for volunteers, please notify Ms. Pace at nora.pace@scituateschoolsri.net

Engineering at SHS

Representatives from Axis New England visited SHS to demonstrate their cooperative 6-axis industrial robots. Students in engineering (High School), Energy and the Environment (Middle School) and Shark Tank go to see the presentation and try it out. Students quickly learned basic programming techniques available with this design.
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School Counseling Department

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Please consider Attending a College Planning Workshop at Scituate HS

View Our Approved Program of Studies for 2019-2020

Students in grades 8-11 will have the opportunity to view courses and select their classes for 19-20 beginning Feb. 5th. Click below to view our updated Program of Studies Website

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

The Scituate High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club is bringing the “STICKER SHOCK” campaign to their community Saturday, January 26th, just in time for the Super Bowl. The sticker shock campaign is designed to reach adults who might purchase alcohol legally and provide it to minors. Stickers warning about the penalties for furnishing alcohol to minors are placed on all packs of beer, alco-pops and other alcohol products that might appeal to underage drinkers. The impact of the sticker message is increased by media coverage of the event. The project represents a partnership between youth, retailers, concerned parents and community members, prevention professionals and law enforcement with the goal of educating potential furnishers, raising awareness about underage drinking and strengthening the deterrent effect of the law against providing alcohol to minors. The SADD students are proud to partner with the Scituate Prevention Partnership Coalition, Scituate Liquor Shoppe and Johnston Fine Wine, Beer & Spirits.


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Event List Now Through End-of-Year!

Please click below to view our event list from now through June. The list will be updated weekly and will be subject to change

What's Happening on Social Media?

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! @SpartanPrideRI


And... follow our CTE Program on Facebook @SprtanCTE

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Spartan Athletics

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Scituate Athletic Boosters Mattress Fundraiser

Girls Basketball

Awesome 41-40 win for the Lady Spartans Varsity Hoops team against Westerly!

Way to go Lady Spartans JV Hoops! They beat Westerly 40-26! #SpartanPride

Join us Feb 1st at West Warwick High School

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Boys Basketball

Tough loss for Boys Basketball. They fought hard in a back and forth battle, only to come up short at the very end.

Spartan Spirit was loud and proud in the stands.

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Download the App to get Up-to-Date Scituate Athletic Schedules

Get Remind Text Messages From SHS

Follow the instructions below to receive Scituate High School reminders and updates through text messages on your phone!
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Spread The Word!

Now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year for students entering grades 9 and 10.

Non-Discrimination

The Scituate School Department has released an updated non-discrimination policy. Please note that our Scituate High School 2018-2019 student and parent handbook was printed before the new statement was released. Therefore, the non-discrimination policy in this year's handbook is out of date. The current policy with updates is as follows:



The Scituate School Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, national origin, color, creed, political affiliation or disability in any of its educational programs and activities, and in employment and application for employment, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and other federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Equal Employment Officer, P.O. Box 188, North Scituate, Rhode Island 02857, Telephone: (401) 647-4100; Email: EEO@ScituateSchoolsRI.net. You may also direct inquiries directly to: Office for Civil Rights (Boston Office), U.S. Department of Education, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3921, Telephone: (617) 289-0111; Facsimile: (617) 289-0150; Email: OCR.Boston@ed.gov. If you require an accommodation to attend a meeting or program at a school, call the Equal Employment Officer at least two business days in advance of the meeting or program.