The STEM Weekly Stream
STEM Academy Family Newsletter
Week of March 14
COVID SAFETY UPDATE - MASKS
Mask Optional - Beginning Tuesday, March 15
Although masks will be optional, we will continue to have them available and provide them at no charge to any student, staff or guest who requests one. Additionally, our daily temperature screening and other Covid safety protocols will continue. Should you have any questions, feel free to call or email Mr. Bell.
3rd Marking Period
There are now two weeks left in the 3rd Marking Period. Grades will close on Friday, March 25, which is an asynchronous day for students. Teachers will be encouraging students to get work completed during this final stretch. Please speak with your students as well and make sure they finish the quarter strong. As always, you can check Home Access Center daily to monitor their grades, assignments and attendance!
Home Access Center (HAC) Sign-Up
If you do not have your HAC set up yet, email Ms. Misha Memon (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will reply with your username, password and a link to the log in page.
9th Grade Update
Please help us help your 9th graders use the remainder of the year to solidify their academic standing. By checking Home Access Center frequently, you can stay up to date, and assist in holding your student accountable for their performance.
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
February Students of the Month
7th Grade: Timothy Ferguson
8th Grade: Quiaysia Shaw-Golson
9th Grade: Shamaad Cottman
10th Grade: Nevaeh Ross
11th Grade: Terrence Cobb
12th Grade: Kimiah Showell
Admissions Season Has Started...
We have officially begun the 2022 Admissions Season!
This past week, we visited 8th Graders at Widener Partnership and 7th/8th Grade at Chester Community Charter. We were able to meet many prospective students and speak about the opportunities available here at STEM. We will be visiting Toby Farms on Tuesday, March 22 to meet their 6th and 8th Graders.
The students we spoke with were excited and asked lots of great questions. Many thanks to STEM Seniors Olivia Coulanges and Makel Martin who took part in the presentation and answered student questions.
Please keep in mind that our new application will be available online beginning Friday, April 1. We accept applications for all students entering grades 7-12 in the 2022-23 school year. Be sure to spread the word!
TITLE I - SCHOOL AND FAMILY PARTNERSHIP
Family Engagement Policy
This year's Family Engagement Policy and School-Parent-Student Compact can be found on our school website. These documents were developed with assistance from families. As we look toward next year, we would ask you to provide any feedback you have about these documents. If you feel there should be additions or changes, please submit those to Mr. Bell (email@example.com) by Friday, April 8.
Victory Over Archbishop Ryan
Tickets for State Playoffs
Tickets are now on sale for tomorrow night's game, which will be held at Manheim Township High School in Lancaster at 7:30 PM. There will be no cash sales at the door - all tickets must be purchased in advance online.
Students who are interested in attending must also purchase tickets online. A bus will be available for students, and they can sign up using the links below. The links are also available on their grade level Google Classroom pages.
The student bus will be leaving from Chester High at 4:30 PM. For students who are unable to come home and return in time, transportation can take them to Chester High, and a meal will be provided prior to departure.
SUMMER STEM OPPORTUNITY
ID STEM - Increasing Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
During the week of June 27, students have the opportunity to get up close experience with medical professions by attending the program at Crozer. Families, please contact Mr. Bell for more information. There are limited spots, so please reserve soon!