Friday, January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021

  

Good afternoon, Bear Family!

Report Cards

Report cards were distributed to your student this week, so ask to see if and check on their progress. While teachers have given a huge effort and reduced failures significantly, there are still more than in normal instructional settings. We are planning on using Wednesday's in the coming weeks to help with this situation going forward. Watch for news about Wednesday interventions. As always, Bears in Overtime is available after school - check their announcement below.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't forget, Monday the 18th is a holiday. School will resume on Tuesday, January 19th. Enjoy your extra day on this coming weekend!

Free Meals

Free Meal Pick-up/Delivery will be moved to Wednesdays only from 10:00-2:00 effective January 6th. When you pick-up your meals you will be given a full week of food. You can pick up meals from any of the 4 schools or any of the 4 pick-up sites throughout the county. The pickup sites are Waterford Park, Briar Ridge Christian Church, Little Union Church and Ridgeview Church.  They will be there in school buses handing out the meals from 10:00 – 2:00 on Wednesdays only.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at 502-808-6221 or email Misty.bailey@spencer.kyschools.us

 Senior Cap and Gown Orders

Follow this link to order: Balfour Cap and Gown


ACT Bootcamp for juniors will take place on Wednesday, January 20, and Wednesday, January 27th. Each of these days will consist of 2 sessions. 1/20 will focus on Science from 10:30-12:30 and Reading from 1-3. 1/27 will focus on Math from 10:30-12:30 and English from 1-3. Each session will have a certified teacher reviewing and giving tips. There will also be seniors that were very successful on their ACT that will work one on one with students in each session. Although students can just come for the sessions they need, they are free to attend them all. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. There will also be chances throughout each session to win prizes. Please encourage all juniors to attend!!!



Homecoming

Due to current COVID restrictions and our limited seating capacity, our Basketball Homecoming event scheduled for January 15th is being postponed until a later date. That date will be publicized when it is decided. 

Need Help?

Communicate with your teacher to work out a time to come into the building if you need extra help. We are permitted to have small groups with safety precautions.

Our Return to Learn website has lots of great resources!

Bears in Overtime

Visit our site for more information!

SCHS Bears in Overtime

Google Classroom code: 4sfuxrm

Remind: text @scovertime to 81010

Instagram: @schsovertime

Parents Can Help, Too







Need a Book?

The school library has hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks for students. These can be found using the catalog on the library page on the school website. If you are prompted to sign in just use your school username and password. Happy Reading!


College Application Deadlines

Many application deadlines are quickly approaching.  University of Kentucky, for example is February 15th for the 2021-2022 school year.  Check the attached link for many Kentucky college's and universities' deadline.  FAFSA submissions are still being accepted and will last as long as funds are available. If you need help with either application, please contact Mr. Odenbach in the College and Career Office.  https://www.collegesimply.com/guides/application-deadlines/kentucky/

Yearbooks for the 2020-2021 school year are on sale now! Books are $50. You can order your copy here. You don’t want to miss out on having a yearbook that documents this very unique school year! 

Academic Team

Any student interested in competing on the Academic Team should join the Google Classroom with the code: d5yha3t or here: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTgwMzI1OTM2NTZa?cjc=d5yha3t

Senior Apparel

Senior apparel is on sale now, go to following link to order:  

Https://scclassof21.itemorder.com

All proceeds benefit Project Graduation. Be sure to stay updated with upcoming events on the Facebook page...

Nurse Notes

·         If your student has turned 16, a second meningococcal vaccine is required. Juniors: If you received a letter in the mail stating you were missing a vaccine, please take care of that as soon as possible.

 

·         Parents: Per state law, if your student tests positive for COVID, you will need to let the school nurse know within 24 hours. Also, if your student is a known close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID, please let the school know so your child will not be marked absent and quarantine dates can be arranged. The nurse may be contacted via the school number during office hours or by email Jessica.Sullivan@spencer.kyschools.us

 

All Sophomore, Junior and Senior students not yet enrolled with Parchment.com will be receiving an invitation to join and set up your account.  Parchment is an electronic document transfer service provided for all SCHS students free of charge while enrolled at SCHS.  It is the best and official way of sending transcripts to colleges, universities, trade schools and employers.  Please be looking for this invite and set up your account using the link provided in the email.

https://help.edgenuitycourseware.com/hc/en-us/articles/360043422233

Student videos that every student should have seen, but may have forgotten about - lots of helpful explanations:

 

Student Orientation Video - Actual Grade

 

Explanation of the Course Map

 

A note - just use the due dates and progress tracker in Edgenuity is a general guide.  As long your student is staying ahead of the progress tracker in each course, they should be on track to finish by the end of the year or semester (based on the course).   They do not have to follow the calendar exactly.


Check our school website for upcoming events!


Have a Great Weekend!

Friday, January 22

      Good afternoon, Bear Family! Senior Yearbook Information Senior yearbook information is out! In this video ( https://youtu.be/32zNV-3r...