Two Rivers High School

Student and Family Newsletter - September 18, 2020

Mr. Engh's Finding: Week 2

Our students have been doing a great job! As we welcome them into school every morning, they have been doing an excellent job of wearing their masks and using sanitizer. These two small things will help us keep our buildings open. Also, as I have been walking through classrooms, I have noticed that our virtual students have been engaging more and more each day. While we will have issues here and there with online learning, it seems to be getting better every day.


As a parent, I was worried about my students not having a break from the mask. This year we extended lunch time and opened up the courtyard for students to go outside. When students are seated or outside for lunch, they can take the mask off. Honestly, the longer lunch time has been an adjustment for students. Many times we have to remind them that they have more time to relax, go outside and socialize with their friends.


Overall, it's been a great couple of weeks to start. As always, as we continue down the road of the 2020-21 school year, please reach out if you are starting to struggle or have any questions.


WE ARE TR!


Tim Engh

Principal

Message from the Student Services Team

Hope - Our Superpower! Two Rivers is a Kids at Hope school district. What does that really mean?


Kids at Hope, is a youth developmental strategy, based on significant academic research and evaluation. Kids at Hope begins with a foundational belief system that states and demonstrates, all children are capable of success, No Exceptions. We know that kids succeed when they are surrounded by adults who believe they can succeed. We commit to being a “10” on a 10 point scale, in our belief that ALL kids are capable of success. (period). No excuses, No Exceptions.


How do ‘WE’ - (the collective group of adults in every kid’s life) demonstrate we believe in them? Kids at Hope give us a Framework. First, “We Connect.” We know that children succeed when they have meaningful sustainable relationships with caring adults (this includes parents, teachers, family friends, coaches, etc.). Second, “We Time Travel.” We know children succeed when they can see and talk about their future. The future relates to education & career as well as, home & family; community & service, and hobbies & recreation.


Join us in an active practice of hope. As a family, discuss the following:

  1. What does hope mean to you?

  2. Who in your life makes you feel hopeful or who has given you hope when you most needed it?

  3. How do I give hope to others?

  4. Dream out loud together about what you hope you accomplish this school year. It might be in terms of academics like reading a certain amount of books this year. Or it might be a new hobby - I want to learn how to play the guitar. Or it might be committing to weekly hours of service to our community.

  5. Write down. “I hope to accomplish……. I will do this by…. And I will get help from…. to make my hope become my reality. Tuck it away in a safe place and review it in two weeks to see how you and your family are making hope come alive.

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School Picture Reminder

Student Pictures will take place on the follow dates:


  • Monday September 21st
  • Wednesday September 23rd


Students will receive ordering information when they get their pictures taken and an online form will be emailed to all students and parents.


Those students who are 100% eLearning can schedule a time to come in those days to have their picture taken or they can send us a picture to use for the yearbook and their school IDs.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION REMINDER

If you are scheduled to attend in person, you are expected to attend in the building.


Students cannot choose to attend online on the days they are scheduled to be in-person. If students do not attend in-person on their scheduled days, they will be marked absent.


If the student is ill and wants to attend classes online for that day, parents still need to contact the school.


Overall, you are expected to attend all of your scheduled classes both in-person and online including ACP. You should have a link in the header of all of your Google Classroom Classes to use to join those classes every day. When you are in person, as in a normal year, you are required to attend study hall. However, on the days you are eLearning, you are not required to check in during study hall. This time is for you to take a break from your screen. Plan accordingly and do not miss the start of your next class.


If you are having trouble logging in to your online classes, call the school office right away so we can assist you and so we can accurately take attendance: 920 793-2291

Another Note On Attendance

Since the start of the year, some students who originally started with in-person learning have moved to 100% online. Parents contacted student services to make this change. That is the proper channel to do so. However, once you choose 100% online, you cannot change back to in-person learning, so this is an important decision which is why it requires contact by parents / guardians.


If students choose not to attend on days they are scheduled to be in the building, they will be marked unexcused unless a parents calls them in ill. Even if the student attends online from home when they are scheduled to be in person, they will be marked absent.


Please check your students attendance regularly, and if you would like to make a switch to 100% online, contact TRHS Student Services.

TRHS FRIDAYS

Fridays are not a day off for high school students. There are multiple ways that students will be engaged. From 9am to 11:30am every Friday, teachers will be reaching out to students to provide support and guidance. Teachers may do this by inviting students into the buildings, scheduling an online meeting or assigning a task to be completed in google classroom. This is great time for extended indepth instruction for individual and small groups of students with lab, project based or hands-on learning and for those students who can use the extra support in general.


We have scheduled this time for the morning so students are free in the afternoon for work and other activities. Please support your student during this time and encourage them to take advantage of these opportunities.

Some Helpful Links from the Library!

TRHS LMC website https://libguides.trschools.k12.wi.us/LMC

TRHS LMC Online Catalog http://alex-hs.trschools.k12.wi.us/researcher#_

Destiny Discover ebooks and audiobooks https://wbb10514.follettshelf.com

MackinVIA ebooks and audiobooks https://mackinvia.com/

TRHS Student Services News

Post-Secondary Planning and Testing Dates

College Goal

College Goal Wisconsin is affiliated with a national event that provides free information and assistance to families who need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing the FAFSA is the first and most important step in qualifying for aid. College Goal is offering virtual events on the following dates:

  • Wednesday October 7th, 14th, 21st or 28th

  • Wednesday November 4th or 11th


Events are free to all who attend. They will help you walk through the FAFSA process, offer a short presentation on tips to completing the FAFSA as well as offering a question and answer portion or receiving individual assistance in completing the FAFSA.


Visit here to register.



Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF)

Visiting campuses can present itself with a variety of challenges amidst a pandemic. The Wisconsin Education Fair has gone virtual! Students and families will have access to over 150 colleges, universities, military branches and specialty schools. During the virtual education fair students and families can live chat, schedule a visit, explore videos of campus and campus tours from a safe and distanced environment. WEF will be offered monthly virtual college fairs from 3-5 pm followed by an interactive financial aid presentation from 5-6pm.

Dates are:

  • Wednesday October 7th

  • Sunday November 8th

  • Wednesday February 10th

  • Wednesday March 10th

  • Sunday April 11th


*Registration is required. Visit here to register.


FREE! UW Applications

A variety of UWs are waiving applications fees this fall! Please see below for a list of free/waived applications:


University Fee Waived until:

UW- Green Bay-October 31st

UW-Oshkosh-October 31st

UW-Milwaukee-October 31st

UW-River Falls-September 30th

UW-Stout-No fee Oct 1-12th

UW-Whitewater-October 31st


PSAT-- Wednesday October 14th, 8am

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT), is a great primer for the SAT and ACT. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships.

  • Open to Sophomore and Juniors

  • Students receive both their answers and a key, students then have the opportunity to go back and look at how they answered the questions.

  • PSAT is $17

  • Sign up in Student Services today


ASVAB-- Tuesday November 3rd, 8am

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a free multiple choice test that helps you identify which Army jobs would be best for you. It measures your knowledge and ability in ten different areas, helping the Army assess which jobs you are best suited to perform.


  • Interpretation of the test will happen immediately following the test.

  • Sign up in Student Services today

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College Credit in High School

Early College Credit Program (ECCP) & Start College Now

Students at TRHS are able to take advantage of ECCP (4-year College Programs) and Start College Now (2-year College Programs) to earn college credit and high school credit at the same time. The cost of the college credit is covered cooperatively between our high school and the state of Wisconsin if the student earns a “C” or better in the course. Students can earn up to .25 high school credits per college credit earned.


The application deadline for the Spring Semester is October 1, 2020.


Applications are available in the student services office. If you would like to learn more about these programs, we encourage you to contact us and set up an appointment.


Courses that students have earned college credit for through ECCP and Start College Now, but not limited to, are:


  • Medical Terminology

  • Microbiology

  • Biomedics

  • Introduction to Philosophy

  • Native American Studies

  • Nursing Assistant


We highly encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity!


Another opportunity for students to earn college and high school credit at Dual Credit Courses. These classes are:

  • Graphic Arts and Design I

  • Metals I

  • Metals II

  • Photography II

  • Advanced Biology

  • Physics

  • Introduction to Hotel and Hospitality Management

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Developmental Psychology

  • Honors English

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ATHLETICS UPDATE

Message From Athletic Director Mr. Gallagher

Please make sure you pay close attention to the letter that explains the attendance policies at athletic events. The letter also gives step-by-step directions on how to view some of our events from the comfort of your own home. Contests that take place away from home will also be viewable with information being made available on the school district Facebook page.


Here is our upcoming schedule for the week.

Monday, September 21

Volleyball at Brillion


Wednesday, September 23

Sports Pictures


Thursday, September 24

Cross Country at Mishicot

Volleyball at New Holstein


Friday, September 25

Football at Valders


Please make sure that you consistently check the Two Rivers High School Athletic Calendar for changes.

Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

From now until the end of December school breakfast and lunch are free to all students. We encourage our students to take advantage of this opportunity while it is available. We didn't have many stop in for breakfast, which is the most important meal of the day and starts the day off right. So starting next week, please stop in for a breakfast and a smile!