Hilltop Herald - Parent Edition

Be Respectful ~ Be Responsible ~ Be Resilient

Volume 1 ~ Issue 3 ~ August 1, 2022

Fabulous Falcon Families,


“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” ~Jackie Robinson~


It is with a grateful heart that I congratulate our students on representing our mantra this week. Most of you did a great job of making sure that you displayed respectful, responsible and resilient behaviors. Thank you. For the few of you who did not, this week is a new start for you to demonstrate the Falcon Mantra. I want you to succeed but I cannot do the behaving for you. Choose this week to be the week you display your new and improved behaviors.


Cell Phone Policy Reminder

While most of you have followed our cell phone policy, some of you have not. The negative behaviors I mentioned in my introduction were all connected to violating our cell phone policy, which have resulted in loss of cell phone privileges. Students, do not allow a small device to control you. If your parents need to contact you, they will call the main office. There is no need for you to have your cell phones out. I expect that all of you will adhere to this policy this week.


Schedule A and B This Week

Starting this week, our regular schedule A (Mon-Thursday) and Schedule B (Friday) begin. Start time is 8:05 am in the morning and End time is 3:05pm for Schedule A. Schedule B starts at 8:05am and ends at 1:45pm. Period 0 for Schedule A begins at 7:13am and 7:19am for Schedule B.


Registration and Immunization Verification has been extended

Parents, if you have not provided proof of residency and/or immunization, you have received an extension to submit until August 26, 2022. After that, if your child is still missing the required documentation, they will be dropped from our enrollment. Please take time to complete this process.


Assistant Principal Expectation Presentation

Students, your assistant principals will be conducting an expectation presentation in your PE Classes. August 1, 2022 will be geared for 7th graders and August 2, 2022 will be geared for 8th graders. Falcons, in doing this, we will know that you have been taught what it means to be a Falcon and all the expectation that comes with it.


Additional Important for the Upcoming Weeks

Families, please read all the sections below as they contain important information for the upcoming week, such as Open House, Fall Sports, Picture Day, just to name a few.


Let's have a fabulous week Falcons!


Mrs. Finley

This Year's Open House is VIRTUAL!

Due to rising COVID rates, the district has determined that it is necessary to have virtual Open House at all schools. More information to follow. The schedule is pending approval.

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Intervention Programs to Begin Week of August 15, 2022

Students, do not get behind in any of your classes. Start Attending Falcon Scholars on August 15, 2022

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Saturday Academy Begins August 20, 2022

Students, if you have missed school, here is a way that you can make up the absence. Attend Saturday Academy

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Fall Sports is Coming!

Students, Fall Sport Tryout is Coming soon. Make sure that you are registered through Falcon Flight and registermyathlete.com

Students and Parents,


Fall Sports is about ready to begin. We want to make sure that your child is ready to participate day 1. So here are three things that you need to do BEFORE tryouts, which are tentatively scheduled for August 8 - 12, 2022. If these things are NOT completed, you will not be able to participate in your preferred sports in a timely manner.


Three things you must do:

  1. Sign up for Falcon Flight Program. Athletics is run by our Falcon Flight Program. If you have not done this step yet, click HERE to join.
  2. Register your child as an athlete on registermyathlete.com. Without registering your child cannot play.
  3. Sign Up to participate in the SDSU-NIH COVID Testing Program so that your child automatically tests at home with the provided testing kit. Your child must test weekly for outdoor sports and twice weekly for indoor sports. Click HERE to sign up for this program. If you do not plan to participate, your child will need to provide weekly results from your healthcare provider or a free COVID test program or a verified pharmacy. Home tests are no longer accepted.
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FALCON FLIGHT STAFF
COVID Information

Students and Parents, please read the latest about COVID and the associated protocols that go with it.

Click HERE on the latest COVID Update. At this point, masking is strongly recommended. As the numbers changes, so will our protocols. Thank you for your patience.


Students, if you test positive for COVID, click HERE to determine which scenario fits your situation. Once you have identified the correct scenario for you, please follow all safety protocols that go with the scenario.


For classwork, you will be placed on independent study. Please contact the attendance office to report the absence or email our assistant principal secretary, Ms. Garcia at patricia.garcia2@sweetwaterschools.org. It is important that once Ms. Garcia sends you the independent study form, you sign it immediately.


At this time, teachers are NOT required to host a virtual synchronous session during her in-person instruction. This is being negotiated with the teachers union right now.


Weekly COVID testing is mandatory for all athletes and extracurricular activities. If you have not done so already, please sign up with SDSU-NIH Testing program [Click HERE] or you will have to provide test results from your healthcare provider or other verified health organizations.

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2022-2023 HTM School Pictures Days

Families, here is the information on the student pictures for this school year. Please keep in mind that there will be one make up day for Semester 1. Also, students will get their student ID cards at the same time.

Families,


Make sure that you are here for Picture Day, which will be taken via PE classes.


  1. August 16, 2022 - 7th Grade
  2. August 17 2022 - 8th Grade


If you want to order pictures, below is the picture with all the information:


  1. Go to mylifetouch.com
  2. Enter our school code: EVTNFSZXB
  3. Order the package you want
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ASB Sales

Falcons, ASB and Falcon Flight have exciting events and activities planned for you. We want you to be involved this year. Please read the image below on how you can participate.

Falcons,


It is time to get GEARED UP as the most spirited Falcon. You will need spirit gear to earn this title! So, get your gear on! Let's see you in blue!

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Falcon Flight Before & Afterschool Program

Families, our Falcon Flight Before and After-school program is fully open. Below is a video of how each day functions. You must sign up for the program.

Families,


If you want your child to participate in extra-curricular activities such as athletics, tutoring, drama, strings and other programs, follow the instructions below. We need you to sign up TODAY!!


Click HERE to sign up. Once a staff member enrolls your student into the program, you will receive an email stating that they are now part of the program.


NOTE: SUHSD mandates that all students participating in extracurricular activities such as are offered in the Falcon Flight will be required to test weekly. Here are two ways in which you may test:


  1. Participate in the SDSU-NIH Weekly Testing Program. Click HERE to sign up for the testing program. The results will go directly to the district and will be provided to all schools.
  2. Provide a weekly test results provided by your healthcare provider or other verified healthcare organization such as 211.org or pharmacies that provide free testing. HOME TESTS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED.
Falcon Flight Sign In&Out
Click HERE to Access the Student/Parent Handbook

Click on this title bar to access the student/parent handbook. This is the latest iteration of the handbook. In the next few weeks, we will be updating the information. For now, this is what students and families will be accountable for.