Home of the Spartans 8/23-27
Week 3 of the 2021-22 School Year
MANDATED Face Coverings for all Students and Staff
As of August 19, our school district is mandating face coverings for the next 30 days in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, as well as the number of quarantines resulting from positive cases.
Our school has received many questions about this mandate and we hope this email will clear up some of those questions and concerns.
The mask mandate will run through Friday, September 17. Through that time, every student and staff member on our campus will be required to wear a face covering. If your child has a medical, physical, or psychological reason that prevents them from wearing a face covering, please consult with your medical provider and submit a Medical Exemption form (BELOW attachments in English and Spanish) with medical documentation to the main office.
If your child has an existing Healthcare Plan on file at school, this could possibly serve as your documentation. Please contact the school nurse to discuss whether face coverings should be a part of your child’s healthcare plan.
We ask that your student arrive every day wearing a face covering. If they do not, we will provide them with a disposable mask. If your student is not wearing their face covering, the school will contact you to explain the importance of face coverings as recommended by public health officials.
We are optimistic this not only cuts down on the number of COVID-19 cases in our schools but also the number of students being quarantined. According to CDC guidelines, students who are within three to six feet of an infected student will not be quarantined if both students were wearing face coverings correctly. The district’s COVID-19 protocols can be found at www.hillsboroughschools.org.
We know that not everyone agrees with the mask mandate. However, by pulling together as a school family and wearing masks diligently for the next 30 days, we will reduce the number of cases and quarantines and keep our students learning in school.
T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More!
Student Affairs Presentations
Student Affairs will be meeting with all students next week to discuss Spoto's expectations such as dress code, tardies, absences, and how to be successful at Spoto High School. Below is the breakdown of when students will report to the auditorium. Please be aware that tardies start for all students Monday, August 23rd. If you are tardy for class you will report to the tardy room.
Tuesday, August 24th: 9th Grade
2nd Period: A- G (154 students)
3rd Period: H-Q (130 students)
5th Period: R-Z (140 students)
Wednesday, August 25th: 10th Grade
2nd Period: A-G (166 students)
3rd Period: H-Q (156 students)
5th Period: R-Z (123 students)
Thursday, August 26th: 11th Grade
2nd Period: A-G (145 students)
3rd Period: H-Q (142 students)
5th Period: R-Z (122 students)
Friday, August 27th: 12th Grade
2nd Period: A-G (121 students)
3rd Period: H-Q (123 students)
5th Period: R-Z (108 students)
Spartan Club Rush
Club Rush will be held in the gym during lunch A and lunch B on August 24th and 25th. Students will have the opportunity to preview different clubs at Spoto and will be able to pick one purple club and one gray club to sign up for. Purple clubs will meet once a month and gray clubs will meet once a month during the school day.
Be Natural Club
Men of Vision
Spanish Honor Society
Thespians (Drama Club)
National Tech Honor Society