ARHS January Principal Newsletter

By: Christina Wawrzyniak

January 30, 2021

Start of Second Semester (Quarter 3: Monday January 31, 2022 )

Students should access their Infinite Campus portal to review second semester schedules over the weekend. Student supports during Homebase and CAT will be implemented to best support our students. All schedules changes will be able to be viewed on Sunday January 30, 2022.


If you have any questions please contact your student's counselor.


If you are unsure how to access the IC portal please see the video below.



IC Portal Tutorial

Recognizing Our Titans

The following students deserve a CONGRATULATIONS!

Each of the following students emulate our Titan Traits!!!

Thank you for positively contributing to the Arcadia Community!



Addison Berry: Citizen - Upstanding Titan

Masyn DeCarolis: Thinker

Nada Elnaham: Perseverant

Adam Gibson: Perseverant

Gabriella Morales: Citizen - Upstanding Titan

Neftali Torres: Positive Collaborator

Students in need of Additional Academic or Social Emotional Help - Complete Form Below

Girls Storm Lacrosse

Attention all girls in grades 7-12 who are interested in playing girls lacrosse in the spring - we are currently offering an indoor practice opportunity on Wednesdays from 8-9PM at Salmon Creek. No experience necessary. If interested, please join the Girls Storm Lacrosse Google Classroom (code fwgotil) or email coach Kyle Norton (Kyle.Norton@greececsd.org) for more details.
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Titan TV: Scheduled to Run Wednesdays - Fridays

TITAN TV:


I would like to start by thanking everyone for supporting Titan TV by viewing our shows on our school webpage. The last few months have been a lot of fun. Starting second semester we will only be broadcasting Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We made this decision so that we could focus on creating a better product for everyone in Titan Territory. Putting the shows together takes a lot of work behind the scenes and by cutting back a little it is our hope that we can provide time for homebase teachers to connect with their students as well as our Crew to utilize CAT to get a little better at what we have been doing.


We look forward to seeing everyone log in again starting Wednesday February 2nd.


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE2ndHf566exmCuSk8EMnPg


Go Titans!

January 23, 2021

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Introduction to Education Course at Arcadia

Big Thanks to all of Mrs. Relyea's students for working hard on researching and getting to know our teachers at Arcadia High School. Please take the time to watch our students final video!


JOB WELL DONE!

Why Teach- ARHS
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Parent to Parent Exchange-February 2 at 6:00 pm

Every building across the Greece Central District is looking to have several parents attend virtually to this event.


CALLING ALL TITAN PARENTS & GUARDIANS...



  • Mark your calendars for Wednesday Night February 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm
  • REGISTER for the event with the link below or scan the QR code on the poster below



The only way to strengthen our Titan and Greece community is to be heard by YOU! Please consider joining in and if you feel bold please consider actively participating in the meeting.

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COMING SOON: Black History Month Celebration

The 2022 GCSD Black History Month Celebration will take place on Thursday, February 17th at 6:30 PM in The Greece Performing Arts Center. All staff, students, and community members are welcome to attend. Flyers will be distributed to school buildings soon.



Alum MC - Kidane Vida Malik

Opening and Pledge 5 minutes

Lift Every Voice and Sing - Athena Alum

Opening and Intro - Dr. Sherita Traywick

Key Note Speaker: Cedrick-Michael Simmons

Black Scholars Recognitions

Womba Drummers

Spoken Word - Regine Seche Arcadia High School

Spoken Word Video - Olympia Seniors

Odyssey Step Team

Arcadia Step Team

At Last -Vocals - Janelle Paulino Arcadia High School

Local Gospel Choir led by Paul Boutte

Closing


RECEPTION to follow: Individual cupcakes in boxes and stickers and a photo opportunity


DON'T FORGET TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

DOOR DECORTING CONTEST # 2

Homebase Door Decorating for Black History Month


February - 2/7-2/17


Awards For

  • Most Creative Door Design

  • Most unknown inspirational black artist/historian /politician /teacher/doctor/scientist/businesss owner/ present on a door .

  • Best Inspirational Quotes - We are looking for quotes from influential black historians , poets,authors that may have gone unnoticed.


Decorations will remain up until 2/28

  • There will be supplies for Homebases to pick up in Ms. Cristofori’s Office ( colored papers/glue sticks). If you need other supplies start planning now and gathering them. Consider using recyclable items.



No covering of door windows or anything that impedes the closing of a door.


Hall Decorating: See Mrs. Connorton in room 222

We will be asking for volunteers to decorate the hallways. Mrs. Connorton will be hosting an opportunity on Wed 2/2 and Wed. 2/9 to make posters for the event during CAT in room 222.

Martin Luther King Day 1/17/22

We have Martin Luther King day off because he is an anchor in American history. Martin Luther King boycotted and was one of the few catalysts to fight against the Jim Crow laws and segregation. Having the day off is a reminder of what America was like in the past and how far we've come as a society. It's a day of humbling, to remind us of the sacrifices others have made.


Black History is American History. Let's give thanks for those who have fought against unfair treatment and have made our society a better place

Martin Luther King Jr. - Life Changing Quotes

Weekly Wardrobe Options

Staff will be coordinating outfits this week. Students are welcomed to join in!


Tuesday:


  • Red, White, & Blue Day -to congratulate the Buffalo Bills on a superb win!! GO BILLS!


Wednesday:


  • We Choose Love - wear clothing to show we care about one another/ inspiring quotes


Thursday:


  • Neon Day - Wear clothes that brighten our classrooms & hallways


Friday:


  • Arcadia Titan Gear - show your school spirit and wear titan gear or maroon, white, and black

Recognizing Our Titans

The following students deserve a CONGRATULATIONS!

Each of the following students emulate our Titan Traits!!!

Thank you for positively contributing to the Arcadia Community!


Yousif Al-Musawi: Citizen - Upstanding Titan

Vinnie Gagliano: Perseverant

Kyle Havens: Thinker

Hayden Keir: Positive Collaborator

Deja Krenshaw: Citizen - Upstanding Titan

Island Miles: Perseverant

George Romansky: Perseverant

Lyrik Trammell: Positive Collaborator

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January 16, 2022

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At Home Test kits & COVID 19 Information Link


COVID-19 INFORMATION LINKS

January 9, 2022

Masks, Social Distancing, Staying Up to Date

Hello Arcadia Families,


We are working hard to keep our schools open and safe. We are lucky to have such a dedicated and responsible community. We are creatively finding ways to connect and prepare our students to learn in a safe environment. Thank you for everyone's support!


Some things you should know and can support at home.



  • Remind students to wear their masks properly - up and above their nose
  • Our morning announcements are live streamed and can be accessed on Arcadia's website under the News & Updates Tab
  • We are working with Tiffany Seals, Heidi Connorton, and Jillian Velekkakan to collect gently used, or new clothing items to update our Titan Clothes Closet. If you would like to donate items please email Jillian.Velekkakan@greececsd.org. If your titan is in need of items please e-mail Tiffany.Seals@greececsd.org.
  • If your student needs to quarantine or isolate please contact the nurse at 585.966. 3005 or through e-mail at stephanie.geary@greececsd.org. When doing so, she provides information directly to families on how to receive tutoring through our COVID tutoring protocol. The sooner we are aware the quicker we can gather work from teachers and start tutoring if you choose to.
  • Most teachers have google classrooms where they post work. Students can access all classrooms with their Arcadia Chromebook. If you have questions contact your students teachers through e-mail firstname.lastname@greececsd.org.
  • We do have a limited number of MiFi units to loan out if there is a need while your student is out on quarantine or isolation - Please contact Tiffany Seals @ 585-966- 3023
  • If you find yourself /family in quarantine we can deliver a box of food and supplies to your family -Please contact Tiffany Seals @ 585-966- 3023
  • If you have any other questions or concerns feel free to reach out to me the building Principal via text at 585-420-8633 or by e-mail at christina.wawrzyniak@greececsd.org



Thank you for all you do at home, IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!


Sincerely,

Christina Wawrzyniak

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JOIN Greece Arcadia High FB Engagement Page

One of our goals this year was to have parents, guardians, and community members connect, bond, and provide feedback. We are trying to bring everyone together to help positively impact our Titans enrolled in Arcadia High School.


We would love to hear how we can meet the needs of all of you! At the high school level it is a challenge to let our Titans fly the coop while also being connected and involved. Not all teenagers think it is "cool" to have their parents/guardians involved but we need your help! Our hope is to find ways to connect in a meaningful way and you know your kids best!


We are fortunate to be partnered with Mrs. Tiffany Seals. She has started a Facebook page just for parents. Please consider joining this FB page!!! To support her efforts the administrative team will be supplying Titan gear and gift cards for her to hold a drawing at the end of January.


Anyone who joins will be entered into the raffle and will receive additional entries for any positive posts or comments shared. Thank you to everyone who contributes to this effort!


Greece Arcadia High Parent Engagement Facebook Page

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On Tuesday, January 11th, during CAT (common academic time 1:00- 1:50) Mrs. Fix will be holding a JUNIOR CLASS meeting alongside class advisors and counselors. Jostens will also be coming to present. Students will be provided some updates and start planning for their senior year. It may be far away but we are close to being halfway through Junior year. Time flies when having fun!


All students should report to their Common Academic Class first to take attendance. There will be an announcement made to call CAT's down around 1:15/1:20 and we will dismiss from there. If you have any questions please e-mail Susan.fix@greececsd.org

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Arcadia Bathrooms

All bathrooms have been open and running smoothly. We have communicated to all students that we have been approved for a capital project to update our bathrooms in the Summer of 2023. We are seeking input from students regarding ideas. If you or your student has ideas please contact Student Government. We are looking for short term modifications for the remainder of this year and next year to make our bathrooms more welcoming.


Bathroom Etiquette and Expectation


  • 1 student per stall
  • No socializing in toilet area
  • No food or cellphones in toilet area
  • Lilac bathroom passes for month of January
  • No passes will be issued from teachers during the first 7 mins of class or the last 7 mins of class
  • If you are noticing unsafe behaviors or large gathering in the bathrooms please report it to an adult through e-mail or in person. Security and administration will investigate and keep all information confidential.
  • If you have a medical conditions connected to bathroom use please contact our nurse Stephanie Geary.

January 2, 2022

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To keep students and staff safe, everyone returning to school is required to wear a well-fitting mask and practice social distancing when possible. The mask should be up and over the nose at all times. We are asking all Titans to be vigilant and provide polite reminders to peers.


Our goal is to create a safe environment to be able to stay in session and in person 5 days a week. Do your part by keeping your mask on safely on especially when we are up and about in classrooms, doing group work, in hallways, during lunch, physical education, and when we are in closer proximity than 6 feet. Proper mask wearing creates a safe environment and promotes healthy choices.

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ARCADIA TRAFFIC PATTERNS FOR ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL WILL BE CHANGING UNTIL OUR NEW TRANSPORTATION BUILDING PARKING LOT IS COMPLETED.


As a result anyone dropping off or picking up a Titan please plan for additional time as we reset patterns and establish a new system. Kindness, patience, and politeness goes a long way. Please plan ahead to keep everyone’s anxiety and stress levels low. We are here to help and know that your time and your Titan(s) are precious. It takes a village!


Thank you ahead of time for your flexibility. We will have additional Administration and Security Staff in the parking lots directing traffic this week.

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Greece Arcadia High Parent Engagement Page

We are working hard to find places for parents and guardians of our Titan community to have voice, a sense of belonging, and a loving/welcoming community. The Greece Central School District knows the importance of family involvement and continues to invest in each of you. Tiffany Seals was hired as a Parent Engagement coordinator and is here to work with you. She recently has been working on social media to create a space dedicated to parents.


CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW THIS PAGE ON FACEBOOK


Follow and Like today. We are looking to boost our numbers in the triple digits by the end of the week!


Have other ideas, questions, r feedback please consider e-mailing Tiffany.Seals@greececsd.org

Attention Seniors Important information regarding GRADUATION

SAVE THE DATE


JANUARY 13, 2022


Josten's will be visiting Greece Arcadia High School to meet with student to discuss cap & gown orders, tassels, and other memorabilia. We will have a class assembly in the auditorium. Please plan ahead and mark this very important date in your calendars and make sure you are there! All Seniors participating in graduation is required to wear a cap and gown. If you have questions please contact Mr. Todd Wallenhorst Senior Class Assistant Principal.


Celebrate your graduate's accomplishments shop announcements, class apparel, cap & gown, senior jewelry, and more. CLICK HERE

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One PTSA for the Arcadia Campus

Thank you to all members and supporters of our PTSA. Before break there was a virtual meeting where it was voted to join ARH and ARM to run a 1 campus PTSA. Thank you for your support.


Please consider following the Arcadia FB page. You can stay connected and up-to-date regarding updates and activities - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1172213362891061/


We would love to see our Titans come together as a full campus to help our PTSA raise funds for BOTH campuses. PTSA are affiliated with Amazon Smile. Amazon smile donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases back to Greece PTSA. Click this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/16-1447146



If you have questions how to connect using your Amazon account, here is a step by step video on how to use your current Amazon account with Amazon smile, it’s very easy- https://youtu.be/VyJ7HcreC7A

December 2021

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NOVEMBER 2021

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  • Course Selection
  • Student recognition system
  • Social media, digital drama, and digital dilemma lesson updates
  • Message from Mrs. W: Student Leaders
  • Parent Exchange Information
  • Thankyou for being grateful
  • Parents as Partners Event
  • Quarter 1 Report Card Information
  • School Related Professionals Day
  • Virtual Meeting: Getting a head start on College & Career
  • WeMoCo Tour Information
  • Veterans Day Recognition
  • Donations Opportunity
  • A message from our Parent Coordinator
  • Winter 2021 Athletic Information

OCTOBER 2021

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  • Financial Aid Night Info
  • PSAT Info
  • Arcadia Open House Outdoor Event
  • GCSD Central Food Pantry Info for Families in need
  • College Essay Writing Support Info
  • Virtual Parent to Parent Exchange
  • Spirit Week
  • Senior Sunrise
  • National School Lunch Week
  • Family Needs Assessment Survey
  • Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Winter Athletic Information
  • Post-High School Planning Night
  • Community Partners Fair
  • Plan Ahead - Winter Concert 12/16
  • Class of 2024: Titan Gear Orders
  • 11/4 CTE Expo @ WeMoCo
  • Message from Mr. Lipani - Athletic Office
  • Message from Ms. Connorton - Family Engagement Coordinator
  • Open House Slideshow Movie
  • Meet your Teachers videos from EVERY staff member
  • Open House Parent/Guardian Survey
  • College Admissions Process PPT
  • Meet our NEW parent Engagement Coordinator at ARMS & ARH - Ms. Tiffany Seals
  • Sports Clinic info
  • College & Career Fair info
  • Holiday Food Drive donations
  • Letter from Kathleen Graupman [Superintendent of Schools]
  • Empathy, Kindness Respect
  • Meet our Staff Room 100A Crew

SEPTEMBER 2021

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER


  • Code of Conduct
  • GCSD Handbook
  • Free School Meal Information
  • School & District Calendars
  • Administrator Contact Information
  • Counselor Contact Information
  • Open House Save the Date
  • College Board PSAT Information
  • Homecoming & Spirit Week Information
  • Open House Survey
  • Post High School Planning for SENIORS
  • NCAA information
  • Open Skate for NEW Hockey Players
  • WEMOCO Open House Information
  • Autism Speaks Walk information
  • 9/11 Memorial Information
  • School Bus Drill Information
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Information for Turf Fields
  • Class of 2022 5 Guys fundraiser
  • Student Portal Sign-In information
  • School Picture Information
  • Locker Request Form
  • STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Meet Your Unit Office Clerical Support Women
  • Schedule Times/Periods

August 2021

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  • Meet The Principal
  • Introductions to Administrative Team
  • Locker Request Form
  • Senior Early Release/Late Arrival Request Form
  • High School Schedule Template
  • Masking Guidelines
  • Bus Passes
  • Freshman Ignite
  • STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Meet our Lead Custodian, the HEART of ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL
  • Infinite Campus Information: Login Information - PARENTS & STUDENTS
  • Student, Staff, Family Surveys
  • Introductions to School Counselors
  • Introductions to Class Advisors
  • State Immunization Guidelines
  • Fall Athletic Try-Outs & Updates
  • Fall Coach Directory
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Parent Survey

Attention Arcadia Families - Please set aside 15 minutes to complete the GCSD Parent Perception Survey prior to February 18th.


Family Perception Survey

https://sites.google.com/greececsd.org/gcsd-parent-perception-surveys/home

This anonymous survey helps our district to understand how families feel about our work. Question categories include culture, relationships, safety, instruction, and discipline. Your voice helps shape our work schools.

After completing the survey, email parent.helpline@greececsd.org with a screenshot of your screen after you have submitted with your name and phone number for a chance to win a $150 Visa Gift Card courtesy of the Center for Youth.