The Phoenix Feather

Homer Flex High School - Week of November 14, 2022

Upcoming Dates

November 23: End of Rotation Two

November 23: Flexgiving

November 24 - 25: No school - Thanksgiving Break

November 28: Start of Rotation Three

December 9: Early Release

December 19 - January 2: No school - Winter Break

January 3: Staff inservice - no school

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September Phoenix Award - Evangeline Honan

Evangeline is a thoughtful, reliable, and accepting member of the Flex community. She brings a positive attitude along with empathy and compassion into her conversations and relationships, consistently demonstrating resilience and leadership to those around her. Evangeline is engaged and attentive in her classes, and provides a great example for her peers. She is willing to try new things in class, works hard to ask questions and advocate for help, and is known for her clever insight. Evangeline is a rock star, and we are happy to have her here at Flex.

Flexgiving Returns to Flex!

After a few years of being on hold, we are happy to invite our Flex Families back into the building for Flexgiving! Flexgiving is our annual potluck feast celebrated with students, families, staff, and friends. In the coming week, each student will sign up to bring a favorite Thanksgiving dish in on Wednesday, November 23. (Students can advocate for help in purchasing necessary ingredients.) We typically begin eating around 12:30, and we hope to see you all there!

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!

Picture Retakes

Picture Retake Day is coming up on November 16! Click the link below and use our Picture Day ID: EVTP8JDGQ, to order online. Paper forms are also available for your student to pick up and take home. Pictures are taken from 8:30 - 9:15 AM, so please be sure your student is on time!

AK Star Test Results Available

Please see the attached letter regarding the Alaska Star Summative results that are now available. This is applicable to those students who were in the ninth or tenth grade last year. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call the school at any time.

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!

Substitutes Needed!

Click the link below to apply to be a substitute! KPBSD increased the pay for both teachers and support staff subs last year, plus you get to choose when and where you work! If you have any questions, please call Beth at 235-5558 or click the button for more details.