Falcon Flash

November 6th, 2020

Principal's Message

Hello Stetson Families,

Happy Friday! We finally got a chance to meet our cohort B students in person this week and we are looking forward to greeting our cohort A students on Monday. We continue to work together in school to figure out "the new normal" in the building

Reminder our Hybrid Opening starts on November 9th for A cohort. Cohort A attends school, in-person. B cohort and all students remaining remote will briefly Zoom into class for attendance and be given asynchronous work to complete. On Wednesday, Nov. 10th, all students attend school either in-person (cohort A) or remotely from home (cohort B and all students staying remote). We are planning in-person to focus on the "new normal" procedures and students will be participating in in-person activities on Nov. 9th.

Hybrid Block schedule (Nov. 9th--A cohort has in-person learning)

Long Term Schedule for Cohorts

Many parents have decided to provide transportation for their student(s). We want to thank you for your patience and flexibility in the car line. We are doing our best to keep the traffic flowing safely for our student families in addition to getting you in/out as quickly as possible. We discussed the car volume with our local police department. We requested possibly changing the light pattern to allow for cars leaving Stetson to have a longer green light. Unfortunately, the traffic lights on 202 are smart lights are timed to maintain traffic flow on 202. We need to continuously work together for this smooth transition at arrival and dismissal time.

Thank you for everyone’s support as we transition to in-person instruction through Hybrid Learning. Our faculty and staff are excited to see the students in person, rather than on screen. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Puchalla

Hybrid Calendar next week (Including Cyber students)

November 9th--Day 5 PM (periods 5-8) *only cohort A attends school here

November 10th--Day 6 AM (periods 1-4)

November 11th--Day 6 PM (periods 5-8) **all students are remote on Weds.

November 12th---Day 1 AM (periods 1-4)

November 13th---Day 1 PM (periods 5-8)

Picture Day-- November 16 (cohort A), 18 (cyber & remote), 20 (cohort B)

*sign up genius to be sent out Nov. 13th for the Nov. 18 picture day (cyber & remote only)

Parent/Teacher Conferences--November 24 @5:30 - 8:30 pm and November 25 @ 8:00 - 11:30 am--please see conference specific email sent home.

What should I bring back to school during Hybrid in-person learning?

Bring a backpack to care for the following items:

  • laptop
  • charger (charge the laptop the night before)
  • headphones
  • writing utensils
  • novel or something to read
  • calculator *teacher discretion
  • multiple folders to care class material *teachers will get more specific
  • lunch

*remember you only have four classes each day--leave textbooks at home for now!

Nurse's Corner

Textbook info

Attention 7th and 8th Grade Science Students:

The Stetson Science Department is requesting that families check at home for any science textbooks from last year that were not returned. If you find a textbook, please bring it in to school during your in-person hybrid day and give it to your current science teacher. If you are a cyber or remote-only student, the book can be dropped off at Stetson. Thank you for your help as we try to account for any missing textbooks!

Message about Attendance--Cyber & Remote Learners

When a student misses class due to a doctor's appointment, please email the teacher whose class they will miss and Mrs. Sadik (lsadik@wcasd.net) in the Attendance Office. Please ask the doctor for a note and email/scan a copy of the note to Mrs. Sadik so the missed time can be entered as excused.

A reminder that students are to attend all FOUR classes each day. If they miss 2 out of the 4 classes, they are officially marked absent for the day.

If your child is going to be absent for the entire day, we need a picture of a written note with your signature for the absence to be excused. Any email without a signature will no longer be acceptable for an excused absence.

CYBER STUDENTS--MUST submit attendance quiz in Schoology by 10:45 am EACH DAY or they will be marked absent. Please remind your children about this task.

Advisory--Remote Learners

All students are required to attend this class in person and remotely. Attendance will be taken each class period. I hope you have gotten a chance to look at the planning sheet (has current grades on it). It was sent to you by your child and is updated weekly. If you have not, please discuss with your child at home and reach out to the grade level administrator if you have any additional questions.

We will continue to work on executive functioning skills, building initiatives, and individual academic support for all students. This time block is also a good opportunity for students to catch up on missing work or touch base with a teacher to ask questions about an assignment.

After School Athletics for 7th & 8th Graders ONLY--Cyber & Remote Students

Thank you for supporting our athletic department for fall athletics. We will be planning and organizing winter sports next. Stay tuned for more information soon.