Apollo Eagle Update
Week of September 24, 2018
Engaged in Learning and Contributing to Community: Every student! Every lesson! Everyday!
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
September 27 - Medal of Honor Lesson #2 on Core Value of Sacrifice
October 1 - 5 is Registration Week for Quarter 2
October 11 - Last Day of Quarter 1 (Awards Assembly Bell Schedule)
October 11 - Awards Assembly (12:21 pm)
October 12 - No School (Intersession Day)
October 15 - First Day of Quarter 2
October 19 - No School (Professional Development Day)
ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH
September is Attendance Awareness Month. Regular school attendance benefits the academic and social success of students even during the high school years.
For attendance questions, please contact Angie at x1510 or by email.
DID YOU KNOW...
- Regular attendance is a life skill.
- A student can fall behind if they miss 1 or 2 days every few weeks.
- 4 or less period absences in a year is considered satisfactory attendance, 5 to 9 is considered a warning sign and 10 or more absences is considered chronic.
- Missing 10% of school negatively impacts a student's academic success.
- Absenteeism can be a result of something else going on in a student's life.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Make attendance a priority
- Avoid extended vacations during the school year
- Stay engaged
- Log into Aeries daily
- Communicate concerns or issues with the school - we are here to help!
SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH
It is important to learn the warning signs. Pain is not always visible.
These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. (Information from the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.
- Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
- Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
- talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
- Talking about being a burden to others.
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
- Sleeping too little or too much.
- Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
- Displaying extreme mood swings.
Suicide Is Preventable.
Call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
With Help Comes Hope.
The Lifeline is FREE, confidential, and always available.
HELP a loved one, a friend, or yourself.
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.
REAGAN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Centered around this year's theme of "Uniting The Divide," the conference, which kicks off the evening of Friday, October 12, features a packed lineup of distinguished speakers and thought-provoking sessions.
If you are interested in attending this event or would like more information, please see your counselor or Shanna ASAP. This is a great opportunity to work with other students and build your leadership skills.