SY 21-22 Admirals Weekly Update
VOL 16 - 7 January 22
DGF ADMIRALS - UPCOMING EVENTS
Jan 8th -9th Tiburones Home Swim meet rescheduled for Jan 22-23rd
Jan 10th-January 13th 1st Semester Exams
Spanish Scavenger Hunt excursion
DGF Language & Culture Club
Students of DGF’s Language & Culture Club participated in a Spanish Scavenger Hunt, known as a Yincana, at Paseo Mall on Saturday 11 December 2021. They were given 20 tasks to complete within 1 hour and points were awarded based on difficulty. ¡Bravo and congratulations to our winners!
3rd Place: Fleur Eaton and Colin Clark
2nd Place: Maggie Suarez and Lauren Dannels1st Place: Nico Lanker and Lauren Chandle
Junior S2S Hail and Farewells
CCRSA CONNECT, RESPOND, CREATE, PRESENT
Lockwood’s AP Literature and White’s HS Arts joined for an art critique to practice ELA skills—speaking, listening, and going beyond the surface to find deeper meaning through symbols. After a study of art memorials, art students created plates to commemorate and honor someone (or event) underrepresented in history. Students connected to history through the Vietnam War, second-wave feminism, and 9/11, responded by choosing what to represent, created plates through all stages of clay processes, and presented their finished artworks. Thanks to the AP Lit students who eloquently responded with meaningful critiques. (ALL AP PIX)
Art Club’s Santa’s Workshop is churning out some lasting snacks and gifts for the holidays. Art Club meets for the last time in 2021 this Wednesday and will return in Spring, 2022! Watch for dates in the bulletin.
Medieval linoleum prints from the MS arts classes focus on contrast and themes from the Middle Ages.
Showing off our School Spirit
White ELA 6
SCHOLARSHIPS: The December Deadline is Fast Approaching! Apply now!
Looking for an e-Tutor?
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) provides more than 1,000 merit-based scholarships each year for U.S. high school students to study abroad for a summer or an academic year in over 25 countries. These high school exchange programs prepare young Americans to succeed in the 21st century’s global economy by developing their foreign language skills, increasing their cross-cultural understanding, strengthening their leadership capacity, and fostering new academic insights and ambitions.
The application periods open this fall for the following programs:
- Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX): Explore German culture and language
- Future Leaders Exchange Abroad (FLEX Abroad): Study in Kazakhstan, Poland, or Ukraine
- Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad (YES Abroad): Study in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, or Europe
- National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y): Immerse yourself in Arabic, Indonesian, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, or Turkish
- Youth Ambassadors: Learn about civic education and develop leadership skills in the Caribbean and South America
These scholarship programs cover international airfare, tuition, program costs, meals and living accommodations (often with a host family). The programs have no language prerequisites, except for certain Youth Ambassadors programs. Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 18 when the program starts. The U.S. Department of State is particularly trying to reach young people who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad experience.
Please share this information widely with teachers, students, parents, and others in your networks who may be interested in these opportunities.
Thank you for supporting ECA and the U.S. Department of State's effort to build mutual understanding between people and communities around the world.
Hey, Admirals! What is SAC?
A School Advisory Committee is a team of elected and standing members who advise and provide recommendations to the Principal regarding concerns from the school community on a variety of topics, such as:
· Administrative procedures affecting students
· Allocation of resources to achieve educational goals
· Educational resources
· Instructional programs
· Policies affecting students and parents
· Pupil Services
· School lunch programs
· School transportation
· Student standards of conduct and discipline
The SY 21-22 Admirals SAC team members are:
· Chairperson – Priscilla Caprio, Parent Rep
· Vice-Chairperson – Sue Padalino, Parent Rep
· Co-Secretary - Amber Lamers Eric, Parent Rep
· Co-Secretary - Angela Sinnott, Faculty Rep
· Sanda Colombo – Faculty Rep
· Billy James – Faculty Rep
· Kyra Hertz – Student Rep
· Randy Lambert – School Liaison Officer
· Stephanie M. El Sayed – Principal
Join us for our currently scheduled virtual SAC Meetings on Tuesdays, 7 December, 1 Feb, and 3 May, at https://meet.google.com/cki-vksf-rhf, from 3:30-4:30.
PSS Admirals - Join our Parent Group today!
It is our mission to build the very best school experience for every student. To do this we support academic activities for all students through assisting with clubs, testing snacks, scholarships for boys/girls state, and volunteer opportunities. We support our teachers through assistance with clubs, meals during teacher development, and gifts during teacher appreciation week. We believe in our students, in our teachers, and in our DoD school. We believe that by supporting our school we build our future.
The worldwide pandemic severely limited our efforts during the 2020-2021 school year, but as we look to the new school year we hope to be able to return to more supportive efforts. If you would like to have a chat with Kathryn Johnson or myself regarding ways to plug into DGF and the PSS Admirals, please reach out to us with your questions, comments, or feedback. We’d welcome your input.
You can find us via email or our Facebook page.
Facebook page: Rota PSS Admirals
SAT & PSAT Tests and Registration Dates
A SAFE & HEALTHY RETURN TO SCHOOL
COVID-19 Operational Guidelines & Protocols
Face Coverings Required - Masks are a very important component of staying healthy and reduce the risk of acquiring the coronavirus. Gaiter neck scarves and masks with valves are not approved for mask-wearing by the CDC guidelines. Students and staff will be required to wear masks throughout the entire school day, with the exception during lunch, where students will maintain at least six feet away from one another.
Visitor & Volunteer Policy - Keeping students safe is our top priority. This requires reducing the number of visitors to the school campus and classrooms. Until further notice parent visitors and volunteers are not permitted on campus during the instructional day unless visiting the school on official business. Examples of official business include dropping off and picking up students outside of normal times, attending a scheduled appointment, or completing an errand at the main office. We look forward to when our school can reopen our doors to parents and other visitors. Thank you in advance for your understanding of this policy.
Below (see attachment) parents can find the complete DoDEA Covid-19 Operational Guidelines and Protocols document. Parents can also find more information about school operations in Covid-19 at https://www.dodea.edu/covid-operations.cfm.
Required Home-Based Screening Standard Acknowledgment Form
Every enrolled student is required to have a signed parental Home-Based Screening Standard Acknowledgment form on record prior to the first day of school.
*Please complete the attached form below and return it to the main office or email it directly to our fabulous School Nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents, caregivers, or guardians will monitor their children for symptoms of infectious illness every day through home-based symptom screening via the Home-based Screening Standard Acknowledgment. The prescreening provides a vehicle to determine if individuals should be referred to a healthcare provider or quarantine based on symptoms and exposure, including close contact.
NOTE: If a student is sent to the nurse's office, whether self- or staff referred, the nurse will assess the student for possible signs and symptoms of COVID-19. A student who is sick, and not showing signs of COVID-19, will be sent home for at least 24 hours. A student showing possible signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may be out at least 48 hours, depending on the course of action by the parent. Siblings of students who are sent home with possible signs or symptoms of COVID-19 may also be sent home.
The school will take a conservative approach when assessing students. Therefore, it is important for parents to keep their students home when not feeling well. This will prevent the spread of germs and ensures students do not miss extended periods of school.
New Students - Parents of new students requesting bus service, need to stop by the transportation office. The transportation office is located in the main lobby of the elementary school. Staff will set up services and issue a bus rider pass for your child.
Returning Students - Parents of returning students, if already set up bus services last school year, will not need to come into the transportation office. Students will receive their bus rider pass on the bus on the first day of school. If there has been an address change, parents will need to come into the transportation office to update the address and to receive a new bus rider pass.
Bus Stops: The transportation office will send out bus stop and pick-up/drop-off information to parents no later than Tuesday, August 17th. This information will be sent to the parent email on file in the student information database. Please make sure your current contact information is correct.
COVID-19 Restrictions: Students are required to wear masks while riding on the school bus. Students are seated with siblings and socially distanced from other passengers.
FOR MORE SCHOOL BUS INFORMATION, CONTACT EPHRAIM WERTZ, BUS SUPERVISOR, AT email@example.com
Student Meal Program
~You will receive a welcome letter from LINQ asking you to create an account through Titan.
~The letter will have your Student Identification # and Pin number. Do not lose this letter!
~Follow the directions in the letter to sign up
~The District is Navy Exchange.
~A meal registration document guide is posted below.
What's For Lunch
DoDEA Online Registration for Students (DORS)
The DoDEA Online Registration for Students (DORS) is currently available for families registering in schools serviced by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). DORS reduces manual forms and makes it easy for parents to register their children for school.
Parents can enroll new and returning students at https://www.dodea.edu/DORS/index.cfm.
For complete information about the registration process, including eligibility and enrollment please go to https://www.dodea.edu/registration-process.cfm
After you finish the Registration online please contact the School at 727-4183/ 956 82 4183 to finish the process. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Stephanie El Sayed
Mr. Edwin Caballero
Mr. Manolo Sosa
Mrs. Tanya Maghanoy
Please contact Secretary
Guidance Counselor 6th-8th
Ms. Pamela Webb
Guidance Counselor 9th-12th
Dr. Marcy Bond
Ms. Sanda Colombo
Ms. Adwoa Essel-Akoli "AJ"
Bell Schedule with Two Lunch Groups
2nd Lunch is High School 10th -12th with select 9th graders in mixed classes such as gym.