The Triton Tribune Parent Edition

Be Kind ~ Be Awesome ~ Make The Right Choices

Volume 3 ~ Issue 17 ~ November 28, 2021

Amazing Triton Families,


"Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices." ~Robert Braathe


It is fitting that in the month of November and December our Triton Trait focus has been all about GRATITUDE. I hope that your Thanksgiving break was filled with gratitude and that your family created wonderful and unforgettable memories that brought much joy. For December, I would like to challenge you to have each family member to share one thing you chose to be grateful for each day. Have each member write it down and keep a gratitude jar where you each place daily notes of gratitude. At the end of the month, your family can look back and see all the blessing you received or experienced.


GRATITUDE NOMINATIONS FOR STAFF

Tritons, you have the opportunity to honor a staff member or more by completing a gratitude nomination form. Click on this LINK to access the form. If you are nominating one staff member, you only need to complete once. However, if you want to recognize more than one, you will need to complete the form by the number of staff members you wish to recognize. You also have to use your district gmail/Google account NOT your personal one. We will close this form on December 10. Our goal is to have all staff members recognized.


END-OF-COURSE EXAMS INFORMATION

It is only two weeks away from end-of-course exams or finals, which will be given on December 13 (Periods 1 & 2), 14 (Periods 3 & 4) & 15 (Periods 5 & 6). These dates are all minimum days with a release time of 1:15pm. Please continue to encourage your children to work hard, catch up on any missing assignments and talk to their teachers if they are not passing at this time. If your children are in danger of failing a class at this time, you should have received a written report(s) from the teacher of the class(es).


POOLED TESTING SCHOOLWIDE COMING DECEMBER 6, 2021

As we start to add events during and after school hours, district COVID protocols must be implemented. This is our new normal. Our first major schoolwide event is our Triton Motivational Send-Off on December 17. Just like with high school homecoming dances, our students will be required to get tested regardless of vaccination status. While this is an event during school hours, students will not be in their classrooms as they will be moving between three events. Consequently, to ensure our safety protocols, ALL students must be tested 72 hours prior the event. Students who did not get a negative COVID test result will not be able to participate. Some of you have already submitted consent forms for the pooled testing. If you have not, click on this LINK to complete the consent form. So far, we have approximately 700 students who have submitted consent forms. Let's make this 100%. If you have any questions regarding pooled testing, please contact any of the administration team to have your questions answered.


TRITON MOTIVATION SEND-OFF DAY IS DECEMBER 17, 2021

We have been approved for our Triton Motivational Send-Off for this school year. Our very first one two years ago was immensely successful and we anticipate that this year's event will be even be more so! Below is the most recent information on our big event. Families, think about how you can contribute to the military care packages. We only have two and a half weeks to collect all needed items. Please read all information below.


PARENT TEACHER STUDENT ORGANIZATION (PTSO)

On behalf of the PTSO officers, I would like to encourage you to join PTSO for this year. The cost is $10/person. All funds are given back to the school in the form of teacher grants, teacher celebration and other community events. Last year, PTSO did not have a membership drive because we were not in person but now they are back. If you are interested in joining PTSO, please email our PTSO president, Ms. Erin Ferma. Her email is Erin erinphd2005@gmail.com or you may contact her at 619.379.4780. Below is the PTSO flyer that contains a QR code that makes it easy for you to join PTSO. Thank you for supporting their work.


Finally, please read the newsletter in its entirety as there are many pertinent information regarding school for the next two weeks.


Let's have an amazing week!


Mrs. Finley

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What is the Triton Motivational Send-off Event?

This event was created to prepare students to go into the holiday break with hope and that they will be remain strong during this break, which has been identified as one of the most challenging times that students experience.


Since students will not be in their regular classrooms, the district views this event just like Homecoming or Prom. See schedule below. This means ALL students and staff must provide a 72-hour negative test regardless of vaccination status. Here are two ways in which you can do that:


  1. Participate in the schoolwide pooled testing program. This is preferred. If you want your child to participate in this testing program, click HERE to access the consent form that must be completed PRIOR to being tested. Please do not wait until the week of the event to complete this form. The school code is: Sweetwater-ELM.
  2. Provide your own negative test through your medical provider. It must be submitted no later than December 16, 2021. Home tests are NOT allowed.
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Important Upcoming Events

We hope you can join us!

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Available Academic Support

With Progress Report 2 approaching, below are the academic supports that ELM has in place to ensure students are being successful in their classes.

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Yearbook Requests

Tritons, Yearbook needs your help. Please submit, if you can, to each of the requests below.

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November/December Triton Trait: Gratitude

Your challenge for the the next three weeks is to express gratitude daily. You can do it.

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ASB Information

Below are clubs that meet regularly during the week.

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LGBTQ+ 5 Good to be educated
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