Susan H Nelson Newsletter
November 15, 2023
A Message From Our Principal
I hope you're enjoying the rain, wind, and thunder and lightning tonight! It's nice to have a bit of "weather"!!
Here are a few important things to know about:
School Safety Meeting
We're having a school safety meeting tomorrow! You're invited to join us!
We'll be reviewing some of the actions we've taken and then focus on new goals for this school year!
This is all a part of the Comprehensive School Safety Plan that all California schools need to complete! It's always important to talk about school safety and we hope you can join us!
- School Safety Meeting
- At Susan H. Nelson School
- 2:00 pm
- This meeting is IN PERSON!!
We'd love to hear your thoughts about how we can make our school safer! If you can't make the meeting but have questions, concerns or suggestions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You probably already know that our school will be closed for THANKSGIVING on the following dates:
- Monday, November 20 to Friday November 24.
- Classes will resume on Monday, November 27th
I love this holiday and always look forward to it! I hope you have a great time with family and friends!
Community Advisory Partners (CAP) Meeting
We have about $5450 extra dollars to spend and we’d like your input!!! Our budgets aren’t that big to start with so any extra is always appreciated! If you’d like to discuss how we spend this extra money we invite you to join us:
- Community Advisory Partners Meeting
- Tuesday, November 28th
- 3:00 pm
- The Meeting will be held ONLINE via Zoom: Click here to connect
Here's how the meeting will run. We will give some data about how our students are progressing academically and then open it up to ideas about how we can spend our money. Hope you can join us!
That's all for right now!
Have a great evening, and I hope to see you at one of our meetings--but if not, ENJOY YOUR THANKSGIVING!!
Time Management Tips for Independent Study High School Students
Independent high school study programs provide a unique chance for students to control their education. However, this autonomy demands effective time management. Successfully handling the challenges of independent study requires a strategic approach to academic time, ensuring students balance coursework, personal responsibilities, and a healthy lifestyle.
Structured Schedule: Independent study students should establish an organized schedule, allocating specific times for subjects, breaks, and responsibilities. Creating a routine helps maintain consistency and reduces the likelihood of procrastination.
Prioritize Tasks: Identifying priorities is crucial. Students should assess coursework, focusing on tasks with approaching deadlines or those requiring more time. This prevents last-minute rushes and ensures steady progress in all subjects.
Realistic Goals: Establishing realistic goals is vital. Break down large tasks into manageable goals, making the workload more digestible and providing a sense of accomplishment with each achievement.
Utilize Technology: Leverage technology to streamline academic responsibilities. Calendar apps, task management tools, and educational apps help organize assignments, set reminders, and access resources efficiently. Online platforms facilitate communication with teachers and peers.
Eliminate Distractions: Create a distraction-free study space. Turn off social media notifications, silence unnecessary devices, and set clear boundaries during study hours for a focused learning environment.
Implement Breaks Strategically: Recognize the importance of breaks. Short breaks between study sessions enhance concentration and prevent burnout. Incorporate enjoyable activities during breaks to refresh the mind.
Seek Support and Guidance: Independent study doesn't mean isolation. Engage with teachers, peers, and support networks. Regular check-ins with teachers offer valuable insights, and collaborative discussions with peers enhance understanding.
Reflect and Adjust: Periodically assess time management strategies. Reflect on what works and needs adjustment. Flexibility is key, and students should be willing to adapt schedules based on changing priorities or unforeseen circumstances.
Independent study high school students have the autonomy to shape their educational experiences. Effective time management is the linchpin that holds their academic pursuits together. By creating structured schedules, setting realistic goals, leveraging technology, and seeking support, students can successfully navigate independent study challenges, preparing them for higher education and beyond.
If you'd like to discuss time management challenges in your independent study program with Mr. Blanchfield, please feel free to schedule an appointment via Calendly at: http://www.calendly.com/dblanchfield
Counselor, Susan H. Nelson Independent Study High School
(951) 695-7360 ext. 24605
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please go to www.calendly.com/dblanchfield and schedule your appointment at your earliest convenience. Indicate if you would like to meet in person, by phone or virtually. If you would prefer a phone conference, please include a phone number. If you would prefer to meet virtually, I will send you a Google Meet link for our virtual meeting.
Any Questions?? We Are Here To Help!
David Schlottman - Sparkman Alternative Education Center Principal - 951-695-7320
Gloria Dixon - Susan H Nelson Secretary -951-695-7360
Laura Witz - TDAP - 951-294-6512
32225 Pio Pico Rd. Temecula, CA 92592