The Phoenix Feather

Homer Flex High School - Week of November 28, 2022

Upcoming Dates

December 7-9: MAPS Winter Benchmark testing

December 9: Early Release - staff reviewing interventions

December 16: Sources of Strength activity and Flexmas

December 19 - January 2: No school - Winter Break

January 3: Staff inservice - no school - staff reviewing interventions and service projects

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October Phoenix Award - Mika Matysczak

Junior Mika Matysczak is a student that has come a long way since joining us at Flex. He has worked to engage in classes, and is proving to be a mathematical genius. Conversations with Mika are always interesting and thought provoking, he has great insight and a wonderful sense of humor. Mika has taken on major leadership roles not only here but in the community as well, especially through his role as a peer educator at the REC Room. Mika is a great friend, is kind, open, resilient, has a fun spirit, and is a true joy to be around.

Skating at Kevin Bell Arena

For the next few weeks, Flex students will be heading to Kevin Bell Arena for our PE activity on Wednesday afternoons. The rink is very cold, so please send your student to school with appropriate cold weather clothing, such as gloves, hats, and coats. We have items available for students to borrow if they forget them. Thank you!

Online Student Forms

We have received a handful of the Student Forms from parents/guardians. Thank you to those who have filled them out! It is important that all parents/guardians complete these online forms for their student for the 2022-2023 school year. Please take a few minutes to make sure we have accurate information for your student. If you have any questions, please call the school at 235-5558. Thank you!

Click the button below to go to the Parent Portal.

1. Sign in or create your parent account.

2. Check to make sure your student(s) is listed. If not, click "Add Student".

Please be sure you fill out the following forms. If a form is not assigned to you, click the add button to add it to your profile.

Returning Student Information Update

Parent/Student Handbook Letter

School Survey Parent Release

Student Injuries Parent Letter

YRBS Permission

Title 1 E-Rate Household Survey/Free-Reduced Lunch

If you wish your student to be eligible to check out a Chromebook, you will also need to add the Devise Checkout Agreement.

Flex Digital Citizenship

As we return to our classrooms after so much time spent with online learning, the staff here at Flex have noticed a significant increase in distracted cell phone and technology use by our students. Part of our mission here at the school is to help students learn to live "adult lives," and with that comes the responsibility to act responsibly, especially in regards technology. Teaching students when it is appropriate to be using cell phones and be on non-educational content is the first step in this process. We are implementing new strategies to address this situation in our classrooms, and plan to employ community circles to facilitate discussions between students and staff. We realize that cell phone use, especially text messages, have become part of everyday life, and we hope to help students learn when and where it's appropriate to check them. You can help your student while they are in class by calling the office to leave messages and as a way to contact them in case of emergencies. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns, and thank you for your support!