The Quill 10-15-21


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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

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

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 844 6299 2820

Passcode: 005512

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SRHS Report Card

The Oregon Department of Education released school report cards this past week. You can access our report card through this LINK or through the PDF below.
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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.

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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:

  • 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)

Homecoming Dance

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.
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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.

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Stepping into the Future: Volunteers Needed!

This is my sixth year as your principal. As we look at moving through this year and into the future it is time to revisit our core values, our mission, and our vision for the future. I am looking at putting a team together of parents/guardians, staff and students to adress our needs, our vision, and our future. This work is critical as we set in place a vision for what Southridge High School looks and feels like in the years to come. If this work interests you, please complete THIS FORM.
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COVID Flow Chart

We are receiving a lot of questions about the protocols around returning to school after exposure to COVID versus quarantining. This flow chart was produced by BSD to help guide decision making.
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Winter Club Sports

Consider joining one of our 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

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.

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Important Information for Senior Parents from Yearbook

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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.

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Club/Activity Time

We held our first Club/Activity Time on Wednesday. This was our organizing event, and we had over 900 students participate in a club. We only expect this number to grow as we move forward. We are allowing clubs to meet during the school day as we move forward because so many of our students cannot access activities after school due to work schedules, family obligations, transportation barriers, and other activities like athletics and performing arts. We will reopen the club sign up form next week as we prepare for the second Club/Activity Time on October 21st.
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Upcoming Events

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