The STEM Weekly Stream
STEM Academy Family Newsletter
Week of January 17
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
At STEM, we strive to honor Dr. King's legacy by encouraging students to be aware of the pressing social issues affecting their local, national and global community. Further, we hope to prepare them to be leaders in seeking justice and progress in their communities.
Our planned Day of Service had to be postponed today. We will now hold the event on Monday, February 7. Students and volunteers will spend the morning working on school improvement projects, then hear from successful young alumni who will speak at lunch. More information on this event will be coming soon.
Conclusion of Second Marking Period
- Although the marking period is over, teachers have been given an extension until Friday, January 21 to submit final grades. Students who still owe assignments should speak with their teachers on Tuesday
- All high school students will have new classes on Tuesday. Those who have not done so already should check their schedule on HAC to familiarize themselves with the new classes
- Due to the extension of the grade deadline, report cards will be published to Home Access Center on Monday, January 24. See below if you still need access to HAC. We will continue to print paper copies of report cards only upon request. Please call the office or email Ms. Jones and Ms. Dixon (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org) to request a paper copy
Home Access Center (HAC) Sign-Up
If you do not have your HAC set up yet, email Ms. Misha Memon (email@example.com). She will reply with your username, password and a link to the log in page.
Report Card Conferences
We will also be hosting a Vaccination Clinic in conjunction with conferences at STEM on the 27th. First, second and booster shots will be available at no cost to all who are eligible. Please see below for additional upcoming vaccination opportunities.
Keystone Testing - Make Up Exams
RETURN TO SCHOOL - HEALTH AND SAFETY
Health and Safety Protocols
Please make sure your student comes to school with a mask - N95/KN95 if possible. We will continue to supply masks to those who forget them, however we want to ensure we continue to have plenty of extra on hand.
The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is extremely contagious. If your student is feeling unwell or displaying symptoms of Covid, they must be kept home. You can contact our office by phone or email (firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com) to inform us of the absence.
In order to help increase vaccination rates, CUSD has arranged a series of free vaccination clinics for the community at our schools. Upcoming dates are listed below. The vaccinations are free for all, and you can receive first shots, second shots, and boosters. Sign up using this link: Vaccination Sign-Up
Thursday, January 20: Main Street Elementary 2:00-6:00 PM
Friday, January 21: Toby Farms Middle School 2:00-6:00 PM
Saturday, January 22: Chester High 10:00-2:00 PM
Thursday, January 27: STEM 1:00-5:00 PM (also Report Card Conferences)
Friday, January 28: CUSA Elementary 2:00-6:00 PM
Thursday, February 3: Stetser Elementary 2:00-6:00 PM
Friday, February 4: Toby Farms 2:00-6:00 PM
Thursday, February 10: Chester High 2:00-6:00 PM
Friday, February 11: STEM 2:00-6:00 PM
You can also check out the CUSD Vaccination Calendar for more information on available vaccination. I hope to see you at a vaccination event soon!!
Mr. Horace Collier
Mr. Collier was also known by many in the Chester community. He was a father of two, and a very talented drummer. We are sending our deepest condolences to his family.
DECEMBER STUDENTS AND STAFF OF THE MONTH
Students of the Month
7th Grade: Vanel Melendez
8th Grade: Sanaa Davis
9th Grade: Taeqwann Naylor
10th Grade: Hamira Robinson
11th Grade: Gabriel Echevarria
12th Grade: Victoria Caratello