December 13, 2019
Future Ready Wildcats
De Soto High School staff and students endeavor to model the following core values:
INTEGRITY, INQUIRY, COMMUNICATION, PERSEVERANCE, and REFLECTION.
Wildcat Students and Parents,
Final Exams begin Monday, December 16th and conclude on Thursday, December 19th. The full exam schedule can be viewed here. Semester grades will be posted to Skyward on
December 20th. While we believe there will be school on Monday, please see the inclement weather schedules included in this edition of the GROWL.
Winter break begins at 11:07 AM on December 19th (after finals). DHS and the Main Office
will be closed through Monday, January 2nd, 2020. Classes resume on Monday, January 7th, 2019
The schedule for the first day of 2nd semester can be found here. Students report to their Seminar at the beginning of the day to get the most up to date copy of their class schedule. Seniors participating in Shortened Day will need to report to their first-semester seminar classroom. Seminar meetings will take place on Monday 1/6 through Wednesday 1/8, with restricted travel for the affected seminars.
Seniors and Senior Parents: This is an exciting time. Students have what will become a very short spring semester left before graduation on May 16, 2020. Seniors should focus on the goal of a strong finish to their high school experience and in resisting ‘senioritis’. Attendance is especially important.
Several Seniors have applied for a ‘Shortened Day’ during the spring semester. Those students are reminded of a few key points: 1) if you do not have Seminar, you should not be on campus – you will need to sign in at the office to meet with a teacher during Seminar, 2) having a shortened schedule is contingent on you having regular attendance and passing all of your courses, and 3) required senior meetings are still required for you (see graduation information) – please plan ahead.
INCLEMENT WEATHER FINALS SCHEDULE:
If we have a 2-hour delay on Monday due to weather:
Delayed Start Final Schedule
9:50 – 11:25 – W2 Final
11:32 – 1:23 – W3 Class & Lunch
A Lunch: 11:32-11:56
B Lunch: 12:01-12:25
C Lunch: 12:30-12:54
D Lunch: 12:59-1:23
1:30-2:55 – W4 Final
The rest of the week would be as planned.
If we are out of school on Monday:
Tuesday Final Exam Schedule
7:50 - 9:14 - W2 - Final
9:21 - 10:45 - W4 - Final
10:52 - 12:44 - G2 - Final & Lunch
12:51- 2:15 - G4 - Final
2:22 - 2:55 - Seminar
The rest of the week would be as planned.
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12 Days of Giving
The USD 232 Education Foundation is getting geared up for our FIRST end of year giving campaign, lovingly named 12 Days of Giving, in honor of our 12 schools in the district. Every dollar raised as part of this campaign will be used to support educational excellence for the students of USD 232, through teacher grants and school programs. Now is the time for our community to come together to imagine the possibilities these contributions can have in our district! Learn more www.usd232.org/educationfoundation or at follow us on Facebook or Twitter @USD232EF.
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Homework Request Information
When your student is absent from school, please encourage your student to reach out to teachers requesting assignments missed due to the absence. Certainly parents can also reach out to teachers, but part of becoming an independent learner is communication, being organized and advocating for yourself. If your student is experiencing a longer term absence (a week or more), our counselors are available to assist in this process.
Five Day Exclusion
The seven day exclusion policy for influenza (flu) has changed from seven days to five days. Students and staff who are diagnosed with the flu will be excluded for five days, starting with the first day of symptoms. For example, if a staff member feels ill on Sunday and goes to the doctor and is diagnosed with flu on Wednesday, the five day exclusion starts on Sunday.
Students and staff must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication to bring down the temperature. If a staff member has followed the five day exclusion, but still has a fever on day six, the staff member must still be excluded until fever free with medication.
Message from Student Services
College Credit Deadlines Approaching:
Students who are enrolled in DHS Classes that count toward college credit, need to be aware of the upcoming deadlines. Please visit the College Credit/Dual Enrollment page for more information
For more information on each of these programs and how to enroll please click here.
Looking for money to help pay for college? Check out the DHS Student Services Scholarship page! Throughout the year scholarships will be posted that are available to seniors. There is also a “Scholarship Search Tips” that can help aid the search process. Click here to go to the page.
If your student will be going on a college visit, students must fill out a College Visit Form. Forms are available in Student Services or online by clicking here. Students are to take the form with them on the day of the visit and bring it back signed by an admissions representative.