Wolf Notes

November 2022

Thanksgiving Break

  • November 19-27, 2022
  • School resumes on Monday, November 28, 2022

Safe and Civil Wolves

  • After implementing the practice of No Hall Passes during 4th Hour classes, our October Behavior Data shows a 46% reduction in discipline issues during the 4th Hour/Lunch time period when compared with August and September.
  • Students are still able to use the restrooms during lunch, but not during 4th Hour class (with exceptions for an emergency, as part of a 504 or IEP Plan, or for a medical reason).
  • Thank you to our students and educators for working together to improve school safety during 4th Hour and Lunch! Great job!

Virtual Edmond

  • Any change in second semester enrollment for Virtual Edmond (online curriculum) must be made by November 19, 2022. This applies both to current in-person students who want to switch to VE and to current VE students who want to switch to in-person.
  • If wanting to request a VE change, the Parent must contact the Academic Counselor for your student by November 19, 2022 (at the latest).
  • Second semester begins on January 9, 2023.
  • Curriculum Timelines for in-person learning and VE (online learning) are structured very differently. That makes it very difficult to switch in the middle of a semester.

Shout-outs!!!

  • Congratulations to Santa Fe Band for achieving its highest score (86.6) and its highest finish (6th) at the OBA Marching Band Championships! Santa Fe finished as the highest scoring 6A Band that represents a multiple high school district. Also, we finished as the top Band in Edmond for the second year in a row.
  • Congratulations to the Santa Fe Cross Country Girls and Boys Teams for qualifying for the State Championship this past weekend. Our girls finished 8th and placed two on All-State (Natalie Duggan-4th Overall and Aaliyah Joshua-9th Overall). Our Boys finished 12th and competed at a high level to beat other 6A programs.
  • Congratulations to our Vocal Music students who have advanced to the second round of All-State Auditions! They will be competing in the next round for a chance to represent Santa Fe as All-State Performers at the State OkMEA State Conference in January.
  • Congratulations to our 4 National Merit Semi-Finalists (Audrey Hill, Aarav Jilka, Siven Panda, Gretchen Price), our 3 National Merit Commended Scholars (Sofia Dayo, Colin Mullins, Brandon Sivils), and our 13 National Recognition Scholars (National African American Recognition: Chaz Chandler, Awa Diouf, Chukwunyere Ndubueze, Raven Owens, Roya Revels, Sofia Dayo, Byron Bundage; National Hispanic Recognition: Kaya Kendall, Daniel Abella, Isabella Jackson, Morris Chi; National Indigenous Recognition: Jadyn Little, Preston Newberg)!
  • Congratulations to our Student Council for leading our school's Homecoming Celebration in October! It was a great week of activities!
  • Finally, congratulations to Coach Will Ethridge who is retiring following the completion of his 30th Year as Head Volleyball Coach! During his time at Santa Fe, he led the Wolves to 29 State Tournaments, 7 State-Runner Up Finishes, and 7 State Championships!

Academics

  • Teachers will be asked to update grades heading into Thanksgiving Break so that your student will know where they stand heading into December and the final few weeks of the semester.
  • Please communicate with teachers by phone or email if you have any questions or concerns about your student's academic progress.
  • Free Math Tutoring will take place on most Thursdays from 3:15-5:15 pm in Room F136. There will not be tutoring on Thursday, November 3, but there will be tutoring on November 10, 17, December 1, 8, and 15. Please take advantage of this opportunity if needing help in Math!

Attendance

  • Students approaching 10 absences need to speak to their grade principal about attendance. Reaching 10 is not an automatic No Credit, but not working out a plan for improved attendance with your grade principal does place a student at risk of not receiving credit in a class where a passing grade was achieved. It is our goal to document any medical, family, judicial, or religious reasons for absence. Also, we no longer have excused absences, but we can document an extenuating circumstance so that it will not count against the total number of absences.
  • With Cold and Flu Season starting, please remember to call in your student as ill if they are too sick to come to school. Also, remember to turn in a doctor's note to have the absence coded as medical.
  • Attendance starts over in January when Second Semester starts.

Semester Tests

  • Semester Tests will take place on December 20 and 21, 2022.
  • No early tests will be given for first semester tests.
  • Students missing semester tests may make them up when they return from Winter Break.