Arroyo Seco Jr. High School -- April 9, 2021
Hello Seco Families,
We hope you all have had a great Spring Break. Remember that periods 1, 2, and 3 meet on Monday. See the 4th quarter bell schedule, below, as a reference.
For parents of in-person students, thank you again for your cooperation with completing Crisis Go and having your children bring their ID's to ensure a safe and quick entry onto campus. Thank you also for encouraging your children to continue to follow all safety protocols, including wearing masks, using hand sanitizer, and maintaining social distancing.
The link to order Arroyo Seco spirit wear is open again through April 16. Purchases will be shipped a few days after that date. Here is the link:
We will be discussing lockdown procedures with students during 5th period on Tuesday, April 13. Please see the separate email that was sent earlier today for more information.
Thank you for all of your support and have a great weekend!
Building Community During COVID Virtual Parent Meeting
The focus of these panel discussions is to find ways to support our children during an incredibly unique time in their lives. The panel will consist of community experts in childhood development to offer explanations of how the pandemic is impacting our children and strategies of how to help them stay motivated. Arroyo Seco staff will be on hand to offer solutions for helping your child stay organized and current on their schoolwork. We will also have guests each week giving us information and suggestions on ways to keep your child active.
While our focus will remain the same each week, our panel will change, so feel free to join us each time to hear different perspectives and a variety of approaches to working with your child.
Student Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders
Thank you for your patience and cooperation with dropping off and picking up of students. We know afternoons can be a challenge especially with six buses picking up students from the front of school. Unfortunately, as the lot fills up, we will ask you to keep driving and circle back around so that buses can get in and traffic does not back up onto Decoro. If you are unable to pick up your child immediately upon dismissal (for instance, if you are picking up an elementary school child first), students will be in front of campus with campus supervisors.
As a reminder, students can walk or ride bicycles to and from school; skateboards and bicycles must be stored in our bike rack area during the school day and students are expected to wear helmets. If your child walks or if you pick them up at a location off campus, make sure you discuss with them the importance of following all safety guidelines such as staying on sidewalks, using crosswalks, following traffic lights, and listening to directions of school staff, as well as the elementary school staff and crossing guards.
You may have noticed that SCV Water has begun work along Decoro Drive, between Bidwell and Blueridge Drive. Construction will take place through June 2021 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. While thru-traffic access will remain open, please plan for delays as one lane will be closed in each direction during those times. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Please note that nothing can be dropped off or picked up at the office during dismissal as the parking lot is full at that time. Lunch pickup for students not attending in person that day is from 1:15 to 2:00.
Saugus Dance Team
Attention 8th Graders! For anyone wanting to audition for the 2021-2022 Saugus Dance team, there will be an informational parent meeting over Zoom on April 14, an audition clinic on May 12, and auditions on May 15. For more information, please go to Saugus Dance's Instagram or email Mrs. Hartmann at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can sign up to audition by clicking on this link: https://forms.gle/6tdR9nGZYJGivBFDA.
Our Arroyo Seco Virtual Kindness Wall enables us to submit positive messages of encouragement and appreciation to our students, staff, and community. Please visit https://youuplift.com/arroyo-seco-junior-high-kindness-wall/ or click on the red box on the school's website. Scroll down to the bottom to submit your message. Once the message is reviewed, it will be posted on the kindness wall found on the school's webpage at https://www.arroyosecojuniorhigh.org/ Share your own positive messages or enjoy those that are already there. Thank you!
The William S. Hart Union High School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of any student, employee or job applicant on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, political affiliation, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively at any District site and/or activity. All inquiries regarding discrimination, civil rights, and/or Title IX should be directed to the Director of Human Resources and Equity Services, William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, or by phone (661) 259-0033, ext. 316, or by email: UCP@hartdistrict.org