The Quill 1-21-22
Creating Opportunities Together
A Thought or Two from Mr. Nieslanik
We have arrived at the end of semester one, in this craziest of crazy school years. Is this year what I envisioned it would be, no. I never envisioned in the fall that we would be at this point in the ongoing Pandemic. But, here we are. As we close in on Opportunity Week (formally known as Finals Week) I ask for your support. Please make sure that your child has all of their work turned in, is caught up in all of their classes, and is wrapping up this semester strong. It is critical that we don't go forward into semester two with many, if any, Incompletes or No grades.
As of this edition of The Quill, we are averaging 10-15% staff absences per day and roughly 25% student absences. These absences are not all positive COVID cases. Many students are staying out of school to protect their health, to better protect their family's health, or to be as safe as possible. We fully understand if a student needs to miss class, all we ask is that they check Canvas and stay caught up in work. This is a rough time of the semester to miss a lot of school and stay not connected to learning. I also hear from parents that our COVID Dashboard is not updated, do know that our BSD nurses team is working as fast as they can to keep the Dashboard as updated as possible.
As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to me at David_Nieslanik@beaverton.k12.or.us, and I thank you for continuing to partner with us.
Important COVID News
- We no longer will be sending a message for a positive COVID case at SRHS, but we will be posting on our Parentsquare site.
- BSD is no longer contact tracing all students in close contact in classrooms, but will continue to contact trace students who may have been in contact during lunchtime, athletics, PE, and the performing arts.
- SRHS does have the ability to conduct a COVID test, and these are available in an as-needed basis.
- For the month of January, to be evaluated at the beginning of February, we are limiting access to athletic events to four tickets per athlete.
- We continue to expect students to wear their masks appropriately, and we have masks available in different locations throughout the building.
Senior Grad Night Celebration Sign Up Information
Senior Grad Night Celebration
Southridge families, please keep an eye out for ways you can help support our SRHS seniors! Make sure to follow @hawk.talk on Instagram to keep up to date!
Grad Night Registration is OPEN! Seniors, register between now and Jan. 31 for a chance to win a $25 Dutch Bro. card! Registering is easy...simply print out the registration forms (pdf below), and submit the completed forms with a check to the front office (or pay online using this link) https://southridge-pto.square.site/grad-night Regardless of how you pay (check or online), you still need to turn in the completed forms to the office to be considered fully registered. On Feb. 16th a price increase occurs, so please register early to secure the lowest price of the year!
See's Candy and Southridge Grad Night Offer a "Sweet" Fundraising Opportunity -- the famous candy shop and Southridge have partnered to create the sweetest promotion of the year! In time for Valentine's, anyone can browse the online storefront and order their sweetheart a treat or two! The online store is available only until Friday, January 28, so don't wait to order! Feel free to share on your social media. Link: https://www.yumraising.com/secure/southridgehs_senior_grad_night71/candy?h=Don_Ker9561
"Ten Cent" for Seniors at Southridge's Upcoming Bottle Drive -- every dime counts, so please save your cans and bottles to support Senior Grad Night! The committee will be hosting three bottle/can drives on the first Sunday of every month (Feb. 6, Mar. 6, and Apr. 3). Simply drop your cans at our drive-thru at the entrance of Southridge and we will do the rest -- you don't even need to get out of the car! We are also working on launching a Blue Bag BottleDrop program with complimentary blue bag delivery and pick up direct from your home soon -- stay tuned for more information on this program in February!
SRHS Dine for Dollars -- after seven successful SRHS Dine 4 Dollars, it's clear Southridge families take "no-cook" Wednesdays seriously! Thank you for your continued support throughout the year. Make sure to follow @hawlk.talk on Instagram for all your dine-out opportunities. Society Pie is next Wednesday, Jan. 26!
Thank you to everyone, from Southridge seniors to parents and supporters, who along the way are helping to make the SRHS 2022 Grad Night successful! Many other fundraising opportunities are in the works, including Al's Hanging Spring Basket sales, Senior Call-a-Thons, Senior Graduation Lawn Sign sales, Senior "Squawk" Flockings, and so much more. If you have any questions on grad night, or would like to be part of the team, please email email@example.com
Book Drive for our Elementary Feeders
A Snapshot into SRHS this week
Rod Harman Scholarship Fund
Important Upcoming Dates
Th 2/3: Last Day of Semester One
F 2/4: No School: Grading Day
M 2/7: First Day of Semester Two
Th 2/10: Parent Chat: SRHS Programs and Course Selection Process for 2022-23 School Year
M 2/14-2/18: Spirit Week
W 2/16: Cram The Cage (Girls Basketball vs. Westview)
W 2/18: Cram the Cage (Boys Basketball vs. Sunset)
W 2/23: IB Information Night
Th 2/24: Course Selection Begins for the 2022-23 School Year
Th 2/24: Southridge Showcase for incoming ninth graders and new to SRHS students