Friday, October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020

Happy Friday, Bear Family!

Report cards are going out today and Monday, November 2nd for the first nine weeks. Ask your student to see it and check in on their progress. Many students have grades lower than they typically get, as it has been challenging for students and teachers alike. There is still plenty of time this year to bring grades up, just encourage your child to give consistent effort and ask for help if they need it. Bears In Overtime (details below) is also an excellent opportunity to get some extra help.

Tuesday, November 3rd there will be no school, as our buildings are being used as polling places. Be sure to get out there and vote!

Football Game

Yellow ticket stubs sold last Friday will be honored for tonight's rescheduled game against John Hardin. You will need to sign in, again tonight. If you have lost your ticket stub, check with someone at the gate, and we will check last week's list to confirm your name.

Can't make it out for the game tonight? Check out the live stream
Big thanks to GHP Sports Productions for providing that stream!

CLASS OF 2021 and parents:

  • Parents and seniors: Please join the Class of 2021 Remind. If your last name begins with A-K text @akclass21 to 81010. If your last name begins with L-Z text @lzclass21 to 81010. This is where ALL information for seniors can be found.
  • This Sunday (the 25th) is Senior Sunset. Seniors should park facing the baseball fields. We will have hot chocolate. We plan to recognize some of your classmates and we will have some announcements. 
  • College Application Days are available. Please email for more information.
  • Reminder: Complete the FAFSA
  • Nov 5th from 6-7 pm: ZOOM call with all senior parents about the FAFSA and college applications. More information to come.
  • Below is the link to order a GRADUATION CAP & GOWN. 

Balfour has many extra items you can order as well.

If you choose to order extra items they will be shipped to your house. 

The cap, gown, and tassel will be shipped to the high school in the spring.

Health Reminder:

Please remember to screen your child each day for the following symptoms per the Parental Assurance form:

• Temperature greater than 100.4

• Chills

• New uncontrolled cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing

• GI symptoms (nausea/vomiting/diarrhea)

• New rash

• New loss of taste or smell

• Fatigue, muscle and/or body aches

• Sore throat

• Headache

• Congestion or runny nose (non-allergy related)

• Exposure to a COVID-19 case during the prior 48-hour period

Nurse Notes:

I hope you all had a fun and safe fall break! 

**Your student should have brought home a consent for health services form prior to fall break. Please complete this form and return to school. This form contains much of the same information that was included in your online registration, but also includes other information that is needed.

**Junior Parents/Guardians: If your student was non-compliant on immunizations, you should have received a letter in the mail making you aware. Pursuant to KY law, an updated immunization certificate is required to remain in school. 


Yearbooks for the 2020-2021 school year are on sale now! Books are $45 through October, but the price goes up to $50 on November 1st, so order now! 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:

Senior Apparel

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


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

AP Exams

AP tests this year are $95 and there is a  late fee ($40) if you do not pay by the November 6 deadline. This has to be done by students at this link.

Health Services Consent Form

A Consent for Health Services form will be sent home with your student on the first day. This lets the nurse know of any medical conditions your student may have. If you have already completed the form, it is not necessary to complete it again. If you are unsure if you have completed the form you can email Nurse Jess at

ACT Prep

Please encourage all juniors to join the ACT prep Google Classroom -


Mr. Bruce will be posting weekly videos and prep materials in this classroom to prep our 11th grade students for the ACT in March.  Whether or not college is in their plans, doing well on the ACT will have a big impact on their senior year and it has great benefits in other areas as well.

Bears in Overtime

Visit our site for more information!

SCHS Bears in Overtime

Google Classroom code: 4sfuxrm

Remind: text @scovertime to 81010

Instagram: @schsovertime

Bears in Overtime

The grant that powers Grizzlies Beyond the Bell has been extended to include the high school! Sign up for your days here:

Hey there Bears! 

During Bears in overtime Mrs. Walburn and Mrs. Bentley will be starting a Bear Buddies program. This will take a Typical student and pair them with a buddy whom is atypical. We are working to make a unified school and this is one more part we would like to see extend at SCHS! If any student would like to buddy please come see us in room 305! Games, friendship, unity and most important awareness is a reward we offer! 

#inclusionrevolution #unifiedSCHS 

All Sophomore, Junior and Senior students not yet enrolled with 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.

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.

Swim Team

SCHS Swim Team try outs will be Nov 2 , 2020  7 p.m.  at 717 Clear Creek Park Shelbyville Ky. 40065

All participants must have a KHSAA High Physical with them, in order to tryout​!

Please contact Kim Foster @ 502-609-3090 for more information

College and Career Readiness 

*Senior Parent Virtual Open House -- if any senior parents want to call into a virtual meeting to discuss FAFSA, KEES Money, or any other senior parent questions, we will be offering a "Open House Zoom Meeting" on Thursday, November 5th from 6:00pm-7:00pm.  We will be sending out details with the phone number to call next week. 

*ACT -- Saturday, December 12.  Register by November 20 at

 *November Virtual College Fairs:

Friday, November 13th - 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM 

Saturday, November 14th – 11:00 AM -1:00 PM


*College Application Days

Wednesday, November 28

Wednesday, December 1


Freshmen Orientation -- We will be having our freshmen orientations for the Monday-Tuesday group on Tuesday, November 10 and for our Thursday-Friday group on Thursday, November 12.  We will be dividing our freshmen PE classes in half and will have 2 sessions each class period.  These sessions will be held in the library and we can accommodate up to 20 students at a time for each session.  We will have 2 sessions each period from 1st through 6th period.  Items discussed will be our grading scale, importance of their grades and KEES money, our career pathways, discipline, dress code, cell phones, etc.  


contact Coach Howie at if you have any questions.

Project Graduation

The Project Graduation Boosters is selling Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards. Seniors be sure to check your emails for information regarding this fundraiser.

Great Christmas Gifts!

Everything is done online all you have to do is click the link below. The link goes live on Monday November 2nd and ends November 16th.

The PG Boosters is asking SCHS seniors to help in selling Texas Roadhouse gift cards via email and social media. The following are the incentives for the individuals and the boosters receives 10% of sales for Project Graduation.


All sellers will receive a roadhouse goodie bag!

Sellers reaching $500 will receive a $50 amazon card on top of their goodie bag

Sellers reaching $1000 in GC sales will receive a $100 amazon card on top of their goodie bag

Sellers reaching $2500 in GC sales will receive a $250 amazon card on top of their goodie bag


Anyone who purchases $30 in gift cards will receive a $5 card back with their purchase!

Anyone who purchases $100 in gift cards will receive a $20 card back with their purchase!

The buyer will need the name of the senior associated with the sale. Please share this link with all family, friends, and coworkers.

The cards will be delivered to school on the 23rd of November and we will distribute them that afternoon.

Please contact Susan Nichols with any questions at

Check our school website for upcoming events!

Have a Great Weekend!

October 30, 2020

Happy Friday, Bear Family! Report cards are going out today and Monday, November 2nd for the first nine weeks. Ask your student to see it an...