Weekly Newsletter | October 1
Edgemont Junior High
For Your Information
In the meantime, our teachers will continue to update their Schoology pages in the event that students miss class due to these delays. Additionally, if a bus route is late to pick up students in the afternoon, we will provide a location on campus where they can be supervised.
It is highly encouraged that families create contingency plans in the event that a bus doesn't arrive or you receive notification that it will be late. We know that this is not always possible due to family and work obligations.
Interim Progress Reports
We are approaching our first interim progress report of the year on October 15th. This means that teachers will be assigning grades based on work done from the beginning of the school year. These grades will be posted in Home Access Center. In the meantime, you can always check Schoology for the most up to date grades in each class. If you are unsure as to how to navigate this platform, you can check the Schoology resource page at this link.
- October 4th -8th - Math and ELA teachers will be giving the SBA practice tests
- October 13-14 - Students will take the SBA in ELA classes
- October 20-21 - Students will take the SBA in math class
- October 27 - 6th and 9th graders will take the WCAS in science class
Drug/Alcohol Prevention Information
Build a Meaningful Drug-Free Life
You can support your drug treatment and protect yourself from relapse by having activities and interests that provide meaning to your life. It’s important to be involved in things that you enjoy, that make you feel needed, and add meaning to your life. When your life is filled with rewarding activities and a sense of purpose, your addiction will lose its appeal.
Pick up an old hobby or try a new one. Do things that challenge your creativity and spark your imagination—something you’ve always wanted to try. Learn a musical instrument, a foreign language, or try a new sport.
Adopt a pet. Yes, pets are a responsibility, but caring for an animal makes you feel loved and needed. Pets can also get you out of the house for exercise.
Spend time in nature. Take a scenic hike, go fishing or camping, or enjoy regular walks in a park.
Enjoy the arts. Visit a museum, go to a concert or a play, take an art class or write a memoir.
Get involved in your community. Replace your addiction with drug-free groups and activities. Volunteer, become active in your church or faith community, or join a local club or neighborhood group.
Set meaningful goals. Having goals to work toward and something to look forward to can be powerful antidotes to drug addiction. It doesn’t matter what the goals are, just that they are important to you.
Look after your health. Regular exercise, adequate sleep, and healthy eating habits help you keep your energy levels up and your stress levels down. The more you can stay healthy and feel good, the easier it will be to stay sober.
Professional help for drug treatment and recovery
Use the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator , call the SAMHSA helpline at 1-800-662-4357, Get One-on-One Help to Address Your Child’s Substance Use, or call the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids helpline at 1-855-378-4373.