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6th Grade Students have enjoyed their first week back on campus!

Message from Mr. McGuff:

Good morning, parents and guardians.

I have been reviewing all of our teacher’s classes and observing student and teacher interaction and student work. Generally speaking, the students who are participating in their live sessions and/or viewing the recorded sessions are doing well. I commend these students for their efforts, and I thank you, parents and guardians, for your help. However, we have a large population of students who are not completing any work, not joining live sessions, or watching the recorded lessons. This is an issue that I need all of you to help us correct. We desperately need you to make sure that your students are logging on Schoology and completing their work. First quarter is almost over, and many students have not completed any work. This will hurt their average for the rest of the year, and they are going to have to work much harder in order to catch up. Please talk to your children about the importance of making the most of their educational opportunities by utilizing the Schoology platform and logging in to complete work each and every day. Schoology is emailing every parent a progress report every Friday; if you have not been receiving one for your child pleases contact the school after you have checked your spam mail. If you are experiencing any trouble or issues that the school administration should know about, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

It’s a great day to be a Shark!

Thanks ,

Jeremy McGuff

Assistant Principal


Lunch Menu- Week of 10-12

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Archery Tryout Information

Archers Wanted!

“Shoot like a Shark”

· Must be ready and willing to learn all aspects of archery.

· Must have someone who is able to pick you up from practice and obtain transportation to tournaments.

· Must be able to maintain a “C” average at all times.

· Must NOT have any behavior issues.

· Must be willing to participate in fundraising.

Only 24 students will be accepted onto the archery team this year. If you have never shot before but are interested in learning, I highly recommend you sign up to be a part of the 21st CCLC after school program. Contact Mrs. Pouliot at Tryouts are tentatively set for Thursday, November 5th. To join our archery group and receive updates/announcements until a team is established, go to Schoology and type in this group code: QNNN-HSCS-CZQMD

First practice/meeting will be October 27th in Coach Seaman’s room. These dates are tentative and subject to change.

Contact if you have any questions or concerns:

Outstanding Shark Leadership

NJHS member Alivia Fox volunteered to clean the Alba sign. It looks great and we really appreciate it. Alivia Fox is a great student and role model for others.

Register now for the 21st Century Grant!

Alba will be offering many great opportunities to students through the 21st Century Grant. We will offer homework help, special activities (dance, archery, technology, music, and more) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after school.

If you would like to enroll your child(ren) in the program, please contact Glenda Pouliot, 251-824-4134.

Cheer Sponsor Shirts Available for Purchase!

Cheer will be selling sponsor shirts for students to purchase and wear as spirit shirts. YS-XL will cost $13.00, and 2X will cost $15 dollars. Orders are due to me no later than Friday, October 16th. Students may also get an order form from Mrs. Goodwin if they are currently in school. If they are not in school, payments may be mailed in or brought to the school.
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Still Need Assistance with Access to Internet?

The Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students program is still available to help get households set up for distance learning.

Eligible households should have received a voucher in the mail, but if you did not receive it yet you can give them a call for assistance.

Need your voucher number now? Call 1-888-212-4998. They can provide the voucher number and a list of participating service providers over the phone.

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