Saucon Valley High School, October 12, 2021
REMINDER: Wednesday, 10/13 PSAT and SAT School Day Testing
*Test takers should get a good night of sleep and have breakfast in the morning.
*Students who bring calculators need to clear all memory before and after the test.
*All electronic items (phones, watches, earbuds) will be collecting when entering the testing room.
*Students will report directly to their assigned testing classrooms at 7:30 am.
*After testing, students will report to their 4th block class and /or lunch.
*Seniors who are not taking the SAT should report to the auditorium at 7:30am or provide a signed excuse from their parent to arrive at the beginning of 4th block.
*Students who attend votech and are staying to take a test should let their teacher at BAVTS know if they will be missing class or arriving late.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Prevent Bullying Every Day
As reported on the 2019 Indicators of School Crime and Safety report, about 20% of students ages 12-18 reported being bullied in 2017. Among students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied during the school year, 15% were bullied online or by text. National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month is a month-long observance to educate and raise awareness about bullying and cyberbullying prevention. Addressing and preventing bullying is something that everyone can do, every day.
Talk About Bullying At Home
Parents and caregivers can talk with their children about their school and digital life, and the many roles children can play in bullying. By asking open-ended questions, they can talk about their children’s experience and communicate expectations about appropriate behavior – in person and in their digital world. Parents are the primary role models for their children, and when they model the behavior they expect from their children, they teach through actions.
Support Your Community
Mentors can also model kindness, inclusivity, and respect. They can ask open-ended questions of their mentees and listen without judgement. Providing positive reinforcement to children and teenagers can help protect them from bullying and other risky behaviors. They can also provide support to all kids involved, and help make sure the bullying doesn’t continue and its effects are minimized.
Youth who experience bullying can reach out to a trusted adult to talk about it and get support. If they’re being cyberbullied, they can capture screenshots. They can block the people who are bullying. If they witness bullying, they can change the conversation and deflect it. If they feel they can do it, they can stand up for the person being bullied, either on their own or with friends as a group. If they don’t feel safe doing that, they can reach out to the person being bullied to let them know that they don’t agree with it. If youth witness cyberbullying, they shouldn’t participate or share the posts or texts. They can learn more about how bystanders are essential to bullying prevention. They can also talk to a trusted adult for advice.
For more information, see StopBullying.gov
Senior Class Picture
Seniors will be taking their senior group photo up at the stadium on Wednesday, October 20th. Christmas City Studio will be coming in and taking the photo with their drone. They will be dismissed at 10:05 am and should return to class no later than 10:30 am (if all goes according to plan). The rain date is scheduled for Monday, October 25th, same time. Seniors who have Senior Privilege or Dual Enrollment should make arrangements to attend.
This Friday, October 15th, is the final deadline to place your student's class ring order for delivery before winter break.
To view the digital class ring brochure click here.
Attached is the class ring order form and price sheet for download (see below).
Please go to sscrings.com to complete your order. If you don't know the correct finger size, please leave that spot blank on the order form and we will send you a plastic ring sizer.
If you have any questions, please call Student Services Company at 610-539-1330 or email them at email@example.com
Important Calendar Dates
Thursday, October 14- 7pm- Theatre meeting, Auditorium
Thursday, October 14- 6pm- National Technical Honor Society Induction, BAVTS
Wednesday, October 20- 6pm- BAVTS Open House
Sunday, October 24- 2:00 p.m. Saucon Valley Spirit Parade (Community Event)
Thursday, October 21- 6pm- Financial Aid Night
Thursday, October 28- Last school day of the First Marking Period
Thursday, October 28- Cap and Gown Meeting (Seniors)Friday, October 29- Teacher Inservice Day- No School for Students
Sunday, October 31- 6-8pm Trick or Treat
Monday, November 1- First school day of the Second Marking Period (Quarter classes change)
Tuesday, November 2- Election Day
Tuesday, November 16- Distinguished Alumni Ceremony and lunch
Tuesday, November 23- Picture Retakes
Wednesday, November 24- Early Dismissal
Thursday, November 25- No School for Thanksgiving Break
Friday, November 26- No School for Thanksgiving Break