SY 21-22 Admirals Weekly Update

VOL 17. 14 January 22

STEPHANIE EL SAYED SELECTED AS COMMUNITY SUPERINTENDENT IN DODEA-EUROPE’S SOUTH DISTRICT

SEMBACH, GERMANY – Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, DoDEA-Europe Director for Student Excellence, announces that Ms. Stephanie El Sayed has been selected as the Community Superintendent for Bahrain, Turkey and Italy South. “Ms. El Sayed is an extraordinary leader who prioritizes student learning and relationships with the community. We are so pleased to have her as a Community Superintendent in Europe’s South District,” said Howard-Brahaney.

Stephanie El Sayed’s career supporting our nation’s military connected children began with the Department of Defense Education Activity in 1990, with teaching positions at Nuremberg Middle School, Erlangen Elementary School, and Bamberg Elementary School. She was very active in sponsoring and coaching school activities, to include Student Council, Multicultural Club, High School Track, Volleyball and Wrestling. She held several school-based positions, including Staff Development Coordinator, School Improvement Process Chairperson, School-Home-Community Partnership Complex Coordinator, and Human and Civil Rights Coordinator.

In 1998, she was awarded Würzburg District Teacher of the Year, and as a sixth grade Math teacher, was a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Secondary Mathematics Teaching.

Ms. El Sayed first role as a school administrator was as Assistant Principal during her time at both Bamberg and Würzburg Elementary Schools. In 2002, she was promoted to Principal at La Maddalena Elementary/Middle School in Sardinia. Since then, she has held the position of Principal at Aviano Middle School, Heidelberg Middle School, Bahrain Middle-High School, Vicenza Middle School, and in her current position as the Principal of the DGF Rota Middle High School Admirals. Ms. El Sayed was awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Medal in 2006.

Ms. El Sayed says that her military career began at birth at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as the daughter of an Army Military Policeman. The youngest of six children, Ms. El Sayed graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education and earned her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University in Heidelberg, Germany. She has one son, who is a proud product of DoDEA schools.

Ms. El Sayed’s mantra, “Children First,” guides her decisions in her roles as a mother, educator, and leader. She believes it is essential to promote a school environment that is student-centered and has high expectations for students, staff, parents, and community members. A safe, professional, and nurturing climate where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect is the minimum standard for an effective school. She also believes educators must understand the students they teach in order to guide them to reach their potential. As global citizens, students must be provided with technological and collaborative skills that will further enhance their academic and social-emotional development.

DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-age children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Agencies throughout the United States that serve children of military families.

ROM Guidance

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DGF ADMIRALS - UPCOMING EVENTS

Important Upcoming Dates

Jan 17 - Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Day No School

Jan 20-21 - Basketball tbd

Jan 20 - LLJ Day

Jan 21 - No School / Parent teacher conferences, CSI Training

Jan 22 - Basketball tbd

Jan 22 - Wrestling @ tbd

Jan 22-23 Rota Tiburones local swim meet

Feb 26 - Winter Formal

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Art Highlights

Congratulations to Addison Salazar for her inner landscape portrait—check in out in the hall!

These middle school still life drawings were an extended careful study of observation. Also color-blocked landscapes were water-colored in 7.8 Art. Look at the skill, composition, and beauty of these budding artists posted around the school!

The next Art Club contest is any video game character—get your entries ready for the February deadline right around the corner!

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SCHOLARSHIPS: The December Deadline is Fast Approaching! Apply now!

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Home Work Club

Homework Club meets from 3:00-4:30 on

Mondays in Room 146 (across from the Nurse's Office) and on Wednesdays in the Library!

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MHS Book Club Every Tuesday

Book Club will meet in the library on Tuesdays during both lunches starting the week after Thanksgiving Break. See you there!

Multi Cultural Club~ High School

Join us on Wednesdays for Multicultural Club in Ms. R Brown’s room, #147, during the second lunch. Bring your ideas and your smiles as we plan and organize activities to celebrate the diverse cultures that make us great. Open to all high school students.

Looking for an e-Tutor?

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Scholarship Information

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) provides more than 1,000 merit-based scholarships each year for U.S. high school students to study abroad for a summer or an academic year in over 25 countries. These high school exchange programs prepare young Americans to succeed in the 21st century’s global economy by developing their foreign language skills, increasing their cross-cultural understanding, strengthening their leadership capacity, and fostering new academic insights and ambitions.

The application periods open this fall for the following programs:


These scholarship programs cover international airfare, tuition, program costs, meals and living accommodations (often with a host family). The programs have no language prerequisites, except for certain Youth Ambassadors programs. Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 18 when the program starts. The U.S. Department of State is particularly trying to reach young people who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad experience.

Please share this information widely with teachers, students, parents, and others in your networks who may be interested in these opportunities.


For more information, please refer to their flyer or click here. Contact the U.S Department of State at youthprograms@state.gov with any questions or to request promotional printed materials.


Thank you for supporting ECA and the U.S. Department of State's effort to build mutual understanding between people and communities around the world.


Hey, Admirals! What is SAC?

A School Advisory Committee is a team of elected and standing members who advise and provide recommendations to the Principal regarding concerns from the school community on a variety of topics, such as:


· Administrative procedures affecting students

· Allocation of resources to achieve educational goals

· Educational resources

· Instructional programs

· Policies affecting students and parents

· Pupil Services

· School lunch programs

· School transportation

· Student standards of conduct and discipline


The SY 21-22 Admirals SAC team members are:


· Chairperson – Priscilla Caprio, Parent Rep

· Vice-Chairperson – Sue Padalino, Parent Rep

· Co-Secretary - Amber Lamers Eric, Parent Rep

· Co-Secretary - Angela Sinnott, Faculty Rep

· Sanda Colombo – Faculty Rep

· Billy James – Faculty Rep

· Kyra Hertz – Student Rep

· Randy Lambert – School Liaison Officer

· Stephanie M. El Sayed – Principal


Join us for our currently scheduled virtual SAC Meetings on Tuesdays, 7 December, 1 Feb, and 3 May, at https://meet.google.com/cki-vksf-rhf, from 3:30-4:30.

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School Liaison Officer's Corner - Newsletter & Scholarship Opportunities

See the link to the SLO Down Newsletter for December: https://www.smore.com/3q4un


Looking for Scholarships & Resources? Then visit https://www.smore.com/yjn2s

PSS Admirals - Join our Parent Group today!


It is our mission to build the very best school experience for every student. To do this we support academic activities for all students through assisting with clubs, testing snacks, scholarships for boys/girls state, and volunteer opportunities. We support our teachers through assistance with clubs, meals during teacher development, and gifts during teacher appreciation week. We believe in our students, in our teachers, and in our DoD school. We believe that by supporting our school we build our future.


The worldwide pandemic severely limited our efforts during the 2020-2021 school year, but as we look to the new school year we hope to be able to return to more supportive efforts. If you would like to have a chat with Kathryn Johnson or myself regarding ways to plug into DGF and the PSS Admirals, please reach out to us with your questions, comments, or feedback. We’d welcome your input.


You can find us via email or our Facebook page.

rotapssadmirals@gmail.com

Facebook page: Rota PSS Admirals

SAT & PSAT Tests and Registration Dates

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A SAFE & HEALTHY RETURN TO SCHOOL

COVID-19 Operational Guidelines & Protocols


Face Coverings Required - Masks are a very important component of staying healthy and reduce the risk of acquiring the coronavirus. Gaiter neck scarves and masks with valves are not approved for mask-wearing by the CDC guidelines. Students and staff will be required to wear masks throughout the entire school day, with the exception during lunch, where students will maintain at least six feet away from one another.


Visitor & Volunteer Policy - Keeping students safe is our top priority. This requires reducing the number of visitors to the school campus and classrooms. Until further notice parent visitors and volunteers are not permitted on campus during the instructional day unless visiting the school on official business. Examples of official business include dropping off and picking up students outside of normal times, attending a scheduled appointment, or completing an errand at the main office. We look forward to when our school can reopen our doors to parents and other visitors. Thank you in advance for your understanding of this policy.


Below (see attachment) parents can find the complete DoDEA Covid-19 Operational Guidelines and Protocols document. Parents can also find more information about school operations in Covid-19 at https://www.dodea.edu/covid-operations.cfm.

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Required Home-Based Screening Standard Acknowledgment Form

Every enrolled student is required to have a signed parental Home-Based Screening Standard Acknowledgment form on record prior to the first day of school.


*Please complete the attached form below and return it to the main office or email it directly to our fabulous School Nurse at sanda.colombo@dodea.edu.


Parents, caregivers, or guardians will monitor their children for symptoms of infectious illness every day through home-based symptom screening via the Home-based Screening Standard Acknowledgment. The prescreening provides a vehicle to determine if individuals should be referred to a healthcare provider or quarantine based on symptoms and exposure, including close contact.


NOTE: If a student is sent to the nurse's office, whether self- or staff referred, the nurse will assess the student for possible signs and symptoms of COVID-19. A student who is sick, and not showing signs of COVID-19, will be sent home for at least 24 hours. A student showing possible signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may be out at least 48 hours, depending on the course of action by the parent. Siblings of students who are sent home with possible signs or symptoms of COVID-19 may also be sent home.


The school will take a conservative approach when assessing students. Therefore, it is important for parents to keep their students home when not feeling well. This will prevent the spread of germs and ensures students do not miss extended periods of school.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

New Students - Parents of new students requesting bus service, need to stop by the transportation office. The transportation office is located in the main lobby of the elementary school. Staff will set up services and issue a bus rider pass for your child.


Returning Students - Parents of returning students, if already set up bus services last school year, will not need to come into the transportation office. Students will receive their bus rider pass on the bus on the first day of school. If there has been an address change, parents will need to come into the transportation office to update the address and to receive a new bus rider pass.


Bus Stops: The transportation office will send out bus stop and pick-up/drop-off information to parents no later than Tuesday, August 17th. This information will be sent to the parent email on file in the student information database. Please make sure your current contact information is correct.


COVID-19 Restrictions: Students are required to wear masks while riding on the school bus. Students are seated with siblings and socially distanced from other passengers.


FOR MORE SCHOOL BUS INFORMATION, CONTACT EPHRAIM WERTZ, BUS SUPERVISOR, AT ephraim.wertz@dodea.edu

Student Meal Program

Wonderful News! The free meal program is continuing for the 21-22 School year! Registration is now automatically coordinated so you no longer need to stop by the customer service at the NEX or the school. Please keep an eye out for your welcome letter in your primary email used to register in DORS.


~You will receive a welcome letter from LINQ asking you to create an account through Titan.

~The letter will have your Student Identification # and Pin number. Do not lose this letter!

~Follow the directions in the letter to sign up

~The District is Navy Exchange.

~A meal registration document guide is posted below.

What's For Lunch

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DoDEA Online Registration for Students (DORS)



The DoDEA Online Registration for Students (DORS) is currently available for families registering in schools serviced by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). DORS reduces manual forms and makes it easy for parents to register their children for school.


Parents can enroll new and returning students at https://www.dodea.edu/DORS/index.cfm.


For complete information about the registration process, including eligibility and enrollment please go to https://www.dodea.edu/registration-process.cfm


After you finish the Registration online please contact the School at 727-4183/ 956 82 4183 to finish the process. Or email tanya.maghanoy@dodea.com

Contact US

https://www.facebook.com/RotaDGF


School Website

https://www.dodea.edu/RotaMHS/


Principal

Ms. Stephanie El Sayed

Stephanie.Elsayed@dodea.edu


Assistant Principal

Mr. Edwin Caballero

edwin.caballero@dodea.edu


Administrative Assistant

Mr. Manolo Sosa

manolo.sosa@dodea.edu

956-82-4181


Secretary

Mrs. Tanya Maghanoy

tanya.maghanoy@dodea.edu

956-82--4183


Registrar VACANT

Please contact Secretary


Guidance Counselor 6th-8th

Ms. Pamela Webb

pamela.webb-martin@dodea.edu

956-82-4044


Guidance Counselor 9th-12th

Dr. Marcy Bond

marcy.bond@dodea.edu

956-82-4580


School Nurse

Ms. Sanda Colombo

sanda.colombo@dodea.edu

956-82-4182


Transportation

Ms. Adwoa Essel-Akoli "AJ"

adwoa.essel-akoli@dodea.edu


956-82-4219


Attendance

attendancerotamhs@dodea.edu

956-82-4181/4183

Bell Schedule with Two Lunch Groups

1st Lunch is Middle School 6th through 9t

2nd Lunch is High School 10th -12th with select 9th graders in mixed classes such as gym.