The Quill 10-15-21
A Thought or Two from Mr. Nieslanik
We are at the six-week mark of school, hard to believe, but the opening of school has fleeted by at a fast clip. At this point in time, all grades should be accessible and up to date. All teachers have been asked to update grades by today. If an Incomplete (I) or a N/A mark is showing it will mean that not enough evidence has been turned in for a grade at this point in time. If an N mark is showing in Parentvue or Studentvue than it means that no work has been turned in at this point in time. If your child has an Incomplete, N/A, or an N mark is showing I highly encourage you to reach out to the teacher. You can reach all teachers at First Name_Last Name @beaverton.k12.or.us.
This edition of The Quill is coming to you a day earlier than normal this week in order to give parents of seniors one more hint of our Parent Chat this month. Our theme is FAFSA and ORSSA, and this is a perfect time to begin thinking about completing the FAFSA or ORSSA, as this is a requirement in order to receive federal grants or loans and some scholarships. All seniors should have the FAFSA completed as soon as possible!
Meeting time: 6:00-7:00pm on Thursday 10/14
Meeting ID: 844 6299 2820
Sexual Health Education
Our health teachers will be beginning the Sexual Health unit soon. As we move into these units I want to take the time to share the following information with you from BSD. Secondary resources for Health Education. On this website you find information about the Sexual Health and overall Health curriculum. Below I also share with you the Sexual Health Opt Out Form to be submitted to either the teacher of record or Mr. Nieslanik.
Homecoming Spirit Week: October 18-22
Spirit Week and Pink Week is the week before our HOCO Dance (October 18-22). We will have lunchtime activities to celebrate Pink Week and raise money for our Breast Cancer non-profit. We also will have our spirit dress up days. Dress up days earn spirit points for your grade level! Check out our Student Government Video to help you with Dress up Days: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z-Lf8QSdGXKA6wbiIiL3af-qM6LzPmO4/view?usp=sharing
Monday 10/18 is Adam Sandler Day (google Adam Sandler clothing)
Tuesday 10/19 is Twin Day
Wednesday 10/20 is Dress a Decade Day
Thursday 10/21 is Western Day
Friday 10/22 is Pink Day (for Pink Week)
Southridge High School is hosting a Homecoming Dance on Saturday 10/23 from 7:30-9:30pm.
- Cost: $10.00 with ASB sticker, $12.00 without ASB sticker, $20.00 at the door.
- There are no refunds.
- Only SRHS students are allowed at the dance. Option school students are not allowed this year.
- No out of school dates.
- The dance will be outside and masks are required for entry, and to be worn correctly at all times.
- If masks are not worn correctly, students will be asked to leave.
- Students will sign in at check-in so that we can contact trace, if need be.
- We kindly ask, if a student has any COVID-like symptoms to please skip the dance.
- The dance is outside, and we will put social distancing protocols in place, and monitor to the best of our ability.
College and Career Information
This LINK will take you to scholarships, college planning, and information in helping your child access career exploration. All current scholarships and virtual college visits are also posted in the Fishbowl on the College and Career Board.
In addition, our first Career Speakers Series is coming on Wednesday on October 10. The theme is health careers, and if you work in the health careers field and would like us join us as a presenter please reach out to our College Career Specialist, Renee Way or Principal David Nieslanik.
Stepping into the Future: Volunteers Needed!
COVID Flow Chart
Winter Club Sports
As our Fall sports are winding down our "Open Period" has begun for Winter and Spring sports. This Open Period allows Winter and Spring athletes an opportunity to start working out informally. We will be posting open period workout date and times on our athletic website (calendar) as soon as they are confirmed. If you a student planning to play a Winter sport, please get registered ASAP.
Here is the link to register https://southridge.beaverton.k12.or.us/athletics/athletic-registration
We will be having a Winter sports meeting during the school day to give more information about the upcoming season in the next 2 weeks. The Winter season officially start November 15th and includes basketball, wrestling, and swimming.
Important Information for Senior Parents from Yearbook
Days of Understanding
Every year SRHS hosts a week long event titled, "Days of Understanding". This event is focused on building empathy and an understanding that we are a community with diverse experiences. I share with you the videos we shared in the advisory lesson and several pictures of our ribbon tieing activity. At the end of the lesson, every student and staff member signed their name or initialed a gold ribbon to hang on the bannister or stairwells in the building.
Video introducing Gerardo Ibarra Elola, our newest Assistant Principal
Video on understanding empathy
An older video from a couple years ago titled "I am Southridge". We will remake this video for Perspectives Week.
10/18-10/23 Homecoming and Metro League Pink Week
10/21 Homecoming Assembly
10/23 Homecoming Dance
11/2 Picture Retakes
11/4 Blood Drive
11/4 Parent Chat 6:00-7:00pm
11/8 Student Winter Sports Meeting during Seminar @10:25
11/11 School Closed: Veterans' Day
11/12 No Students: Quarter One Grading Day
11/18-11/20 Fall Drama Production: Mid-Summer Jersey