Titan Times Newsletter

Springwater Trail High School - March 2020

Principal's Message

Hello Springwater Community,


We will be wrapping up the first 6-weeks of the 2nd semester at the end of this week. As the days get longer and we see more sunshine, it is important to remember: we only have a little over 3 months left in the school year! Hang in there for these final months of the school year! Progress Report grades can be viewed online through Synergy StudentVue or ParentVue.

As a reminder: we offer after school support Mondays - Thursdays from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Students must sign up in the office by noon if they would like to catch a bus ride home. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get help with their classes.


Spring can be a challenging time for consistent attendance and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is adding an additional layer of stress and anxiety for students and families. Please take care of yourself and remember to wash your hands often (for at least 20 seconds). Frequent handwashing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. See additional information about the virus in this edition of our Titan Times. Please remind your student we (and the district) expect students here every day -- consistent attendance is one of the best ways to ensure students remain on-track for graduation and maximize their learning.

Soccer season will begin right after Spring Break. If your student is interested in participating, please make sure they have a current physical on file. Contact the office or Ms. Kruse if you have questions.


As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your student’s teachers, the main office, or me by phone or email if you have questions or concerns.


Sincerely,

Ryan Blaszak
Springwater Main Office: 503.261.4600

Clubs at STHS


Below is a list of Clubs at STHS. Encourage your student to get involved!


Fandoms Club: Tuesdays after school

The Debate Club: Mondays during lunch

Art Club: Mondays after school

Anime Club: Thursdays during lunch

GSA: Fridays during lunch

Choir: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays after school

Drama Club: Mondays & Wednesdays after school

Literature Club: Thursdays after school

Bey-Blade Club: Wednesdays during lunch

Weight Lifting: Wednesdays during lunch

Strategic Game Club: Wednesdays during lunch

Coronavirus Communication

Please review the letter below with information about the Coronavirus.

Senior Baby Photos

SENIOR PARENTS! Yearbook is starting to collect your adorable baby photos for graduation. Please submit 4 - 6 of your favorite photos to Mrs. Weber before February 11th. Photos can be submitted physically or digitally, but please do not turn in photos of photos (those cannot be used). If you have any questions ask Mrs. Weber at Weber18 @gresham.k12.or.us.

How is my student doing?

· The best place to check how your student is doing is Google Classroom. You can even download the Google Classroom app for your phone.


· I would recommend sitting down with your student and have them open up their Google Classroom account for you. The login is their school email and their student ID number is the password.


· Once you have signed into their account, select the class you want. Next, click the “Classwork” tab, and then click on the "View your work" icon.


· There you can see a list of all assignments, due dates, task scores and the current overall percentage for the class. You can also see if they turned it in on time or not.

How can my student improve their grade?

· One thing that helps students is be sure they "turn in" assignments by clicking the "Turn in" button in Google Classroom.


· Students should also be sure to turn assignments in, before the due date and time.

Attention Fred Meyer Shoppers!

Springwater Trail High School is enrolled in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program! Please link your Fred Meyer rewards card with our nonprofit number MU443. Fred Meyers will donate a percentage of your purchases every quarter to our program. This will NOT affect your reward points or fuel points. Last quarter we received $64.66, every little bit helps. This program helps pay for transportation to allow our students to attend events in the community. Below is the link to sign up.


https://www.fredmeyer.com/account/communityrewards/enroll

Academic Support Monday - Thursday

Additional academic support is available at Springwater Trail High School, on Monday - Thursday from 2:30pm-3:30pm. This additional time will allow students to utilize school resources such as the library and student computers for homework, studying, reading, etc.

Transportation route home at 3:30 is available but students MUST sign up in the office to ride the bus. Below is the route of the 3:30 activity bus. If you have questions regarding after school support, please call the office at 503.261.4600.


3:37pm Hollydale ES

3:41pm Gresham HS - 1200 N Main Ave

3:43pm North Gresham ES

3:46pm Highland ES

3:50pm Hall ES

3:57pm Powell Valley ES

4:01pm Kelly Creek ES

4:09pm Thompson Fruit Stand - Corner 242 & Bohna Park

4:10pm Lewis & Clark Montesorri

4:14pm Safeway Parking Lot

March Student Spotlight

Checking In With Our Graduates