SVHS Green and Gold

Community Edition - August 7, 2022

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A Request from the PTSA - Help needed for Welcome Back to School Staff Breakfast

The SVHS PTSA is looking for volunteers to bring food, to help setup, to help during the breakfast, and to help clean up.


Here is the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E48A8A928A1F58-welcome

Class T-Shirts On-Sale Now!!!

These official class t-shirts are only available for a limited time, so please act soon if you want one for your student.


Click Here to Order

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SVHS FALL PLAY - Auditions and Tech Crew

The Birds of Play is ready for liftoff with the fall play, Alice In Wonderland. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as she encounters strange and unusual characters in transcendent settings.


Join the cast or crew. Auditions will be held September 7 and 8. Tech Crew will have meetings on September 6 and 14. Complete the Extracurricular Interest Form and Choose "Drama Club - Birds of Play" to receive more information about upcoming events, meetings, and auditions.


See Ms Fellows in room 0901 with questions about the onstage and backstage possibilities.


Joanna C Fellows

she/her​
SVHS Theatre Director & ECA Director

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Wellness Center taking incoming 9th graders to White Water Rafting at Harpers Ferry, VA

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Wellness Center hosting a Mental Health Self-Care Yoga day for the football team

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Join Dr. Cohen and Guests for Monthly Coffee/Tea Breaks

You are invited to attend a virtual coffee/tea break. Each month, Dr. Cohen will be joined by special guests to answer any questions you may have about topics of interest to students and families. Whether you have a pressing question or just want to join us to listen or chat, we would love to have you. Please RSVP so we have an idea of how many to expect. These coffee/tea breaks are being held via Zoom to facilitate your participation.


Click here to RSVP to the first Virtual Coffee/Tea Break of the 2022-2023 School Year.

9th Grade and New Student Orientation - This is a Student only event.

9th Grade and New Student Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 7:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. School bus schedules for orientation will follow a normal morning pick-up schedule and return students home on a three-hour early dismissal schedule. There is no flexibility on the dismissal time as school buses serve multiple schools. If your child is a walker, then he/she should walk to and from school or you may drop off/pick up students at the car-rider loop in front of the school building.

This program will give students:

  • An opportunity to meet school staff and classmates

  • A chance to become familiar with the school building (finding classrooms and offices)

  • An overview of the academic program


Students will begin arriving at approximately 7:20 a.m. and should report directly to the auditorium by 7:45 a.m. There will be staff members stationed at various points throughout the building to help students find their way.

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Students and Parents: We Want to Hear from You!

We want to hear from you! As we prepare to welcome students back for the 2022-2023 school year, we want to hear from you.


Students: Please complete this brief, three-question Student Survey by August 12.

Parents: Please complete this brief, three-question Parent Survey by August 12.

Mark Your Calendar - Back to School Night - Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Back to School Night (Parents and Students) will be a live event on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Parents will follow their student’s schedule and meet all of their student’s first semester teachers. More information will follow.

Parent Volunteer Training

The MCPS Volunteer webpage has been updated.


https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/student-leadership/volunteer.aspx

On that webpage, you will find updates for SY23 and a chart for “who needs what.” There is also a resource on the far right called: School Guidance for Volunteers. If there are any volunteers who did this process last year, then they are good for this year. Any new volunteers would need to complete the compliance measures listed below.


One-time volunteers who will ALWAYS be accompanied by MCPS staff

  • One-time volunteers who will never be alone with students at the MCPS school do NOT need to complete the compliance measures.
  • They WILL need to check-in and check-out of the main office and scan their driver's license/identification cards through the Visitor Management System (VMS). Once the volunteer clears the VMS, they must be badged (the VMS creates a sticker badge) and remain under supervision of an MCPS professional while with students.


Volunteers who will be attending field trips or supporting the school as a regular volunteer (This includes, but is not limited to Dads on Duty participants)

  • These volunteers must complete BOTH the online child abuse and neglect training and the COVID attestation process.
  • Volunteers can pull their grade sheet showing a total of 183.3%. This grade shows completion of both processes.
  • They WILL need to check-in and check-out of the main office and scan their driver's license/identification cards through the Visitor Management System (VMS).
  • Once the volunteer clears the VMS, they must be badged (the VMS creates a sticker badge) and remain under supervision of an MCPS professional while with students.


Volunteers who will be attending field trips or supporting the school as a frequent volunteer AND will be alone with students.

  • In addition to the online child abuse and neglect training and the COVID attestation compliance measures, the volunteer must have completed the finger printing process.
  • Fingerprinting/Background check (only if they are working alone with students without supervision of an MCPS staff member or other type of volunteer service, per the Volunteers regulation and FAQ )
  • Fingerprinting Webpage

Visit our Virtual College and Career Center


Seneca Valley - College & Career Center


Parents and students can make an appointment with Mr. Nalda in the College & Career Center for help on getting started on a college, career or scholarship search. This is especially important for eleventh graders.


The College & Career Center holds a wealth of information and resources for students as they ponder "life after high school." Students planning to attend a post-secondary school, whether it is 2 year, 4 year, or Technical/Trade, should visit the College & Career Center.

Please update - Student Emergency Information

Student Emergency Information should be updated through ParentVUE. Each year parents/guardians are required to complete the Annual Verification of Information through the Online Registration portal (in the right corner of your ParentVUE home screen). Please complete this information by August 19, 2022. It is critically important that we have accurate parent contact information on file with the school and system.


Here are links to the ParentVUE Support Guide and directions for completing the annual verification of information.

APPLY NOW FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS!

ONLINE FARMS APPS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!

www.MySchoolApps.com
is NOW OPEN for parents to complete and submit
the 2022–2023 Online application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals!

FAMILIES CAN APPLY NOW & AVOID LONGER PROCESSING TIMES IN THE FALL!

Register for SchoolCash Online today

Dear Parent/Guardian,


Montgomery County Public Schools has transitioned to a new online payment system called SchoolCash Online as its preferred method of payment for school-related fees such as fundraisers, field trips, obligations, etc. (Please note that the new payment system is NOT related to school cafeteria accounts)


SchoolCash Online helps parents/guardians and community members pay school-related fees safely, quickly, and easily. SchoolCash Online will help increase efficiency and security at schools by making payments directly into schools’ bank accounts and eliminating the need for teachers to handle money. In addition, once registered, you will be immediately informed about school activities!


Powered by KEV Group, SchoolCash Online is the industry leader in the management of school fees. The new system puts all of the school-related fees online for purchase so users can make purchases online using a credit card or e-check. A processing fee will be included on all items available for purchase, regardless of the type of payment used on SchoolCash Online or at the school.


Parents/guardians can register now at - https://mcpsmd.schoolcashonline.com/

Update from Athletics

Please click here for the most up to date information available from our Athletics Specialist, Mr. Jesse Irvin.

Clubs and Activities

If you like to build, sing, strategize, compete, connect, act, lead, travel, knit, paint, dance, read, debate, imagine, volunteer, speak world languages, prepare for college and career, make a difference, or just plain hang out with likeminded individuals, Seneca Valley has a club to meet your interests!


Check out our Extracurricular Activities at https://bit.ly/SVHSeca. Complete the interest form at the top to receive information from club sponsors and invitations to beginning-of-year events and activities.


Email Ms Chilcoat Fellows at joanna_c_Fellows@mcpsmd.org for more information about our Extracurricular Activities.

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SVHS Student and Family Resources Page

Click here for a list and links to resources and supports available for students and families in the Seneca Valley Community. SVHS Student and Family Resources Page

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