Friday, October 9, 2020

SCHS Newsletter October 9, 2020


October 9, 2020

It is hard to believe, but we are entering fall break this weekend. We are in hopes that we can get ALL of our students back in the building soon, because we know that is what is best for them academically. We have had lots of requests for changing to in person instruction from virtual, and haven't been able to accommodate those so far. Soon we will be looking at the possibility of bringing some students back in the building who are currently virtual, so we have started a waiting list. If you would like to be on that list, please fill out this form.

Next week is fall break, so make sure your family relaxes and keeps themselves healthy!

Travel Advisory

This information is provided by SCPS District Health Coordinator, Cindy Hayes:

Regarding TRAVEL and the States to Quarantine for 14 days upon Return to KY
Scroll to the area titled Travel Advisory. The data is provided by John Hopkins. This information is updated as the states on the list will change, sometimes daily.  I will send this information out again on Thursday and Friday, but you can look on the site,  just like I am. I do not know what states will be listed there tomorrow, the next day or next week. YOU will have to stay informed, as you now have the tools to find that information out.

The purpose of the 14-day quarantine is to PREVENT an outbreak in OUR COMMUNITY and SCHOOLS upon your return. 

This is what is currently listed on the website- SCPS follows the recommendations of Kentucky Department of Public Health. 

Travel Advisory

Learn More  

On July 20, 2020 the Kentucky Department for Public Health issued a travel advisory with the recommendation of a 14-day self-quarantine for travelers who went to any of the states reporting positive testing rate equal to or greater than 15 percent-of COVID-19 testing. It is recommended to use extra precaution traveling to states reporting positive testing rate equal to or greater than 10 percent-of COVID-19 testing.

·         South Dakota23.64%

·         Idaho23.22%

·         Wisconsin20.60%

·         Iowa16.69%

·         Missouri15.67%

·         Kansas15.00%

·         Florida10.97%*



*Due to the removal of public health restrictions, there is a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 in Florida, therefore a 14- day self-quarantine is recommended after travel to Florida.

Data provided by Johns Hopkins.

Dress Code

Now that we are back in school, administration thought it would be a good time to remind everyone of the dress code. The full code is on page 6 of the student handbook, but please look at these most commonly violated rules:

  • No hats / hoods should be worn in the building
  • Holes / tears in pants should be below fingertip length (patch those holes in your favorite jeans, and you can still wear them!)
  • No exposed midriff or "belly shirts"
SBDM sets dress code in order to minimize distractions in the classroom and keep students focused on work. Please help us avoid embarrassment and be sure that your child is dress code compliant before they leave for school.

Boys Golf to State

Boys Golf Team finished 11th in the KHSAA State Golf Championship.  They were lead by Senior Kaleb Martin.  Also, congratulations to JT Howie who was awarded the KHSAA Leachman Buick Male Golf Scholarship during the event!  It was a great experience and want to say THANK YOU to all the parents, spectators, and support during this great golf event.  Way to go BEARS! 

Senior Survey

Seniors - please complete this survey for Ms. Cook:


10th/11th grader interested in taking the PSAT need to sign up with Ms. Miller in the Guidance Office.  PSAT will be given at the high school on Thursday October 29th.  The cost is $17.00.


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:


All juniors got an email from Mrs. Dunaway about important GSP information. If you are interested in applying to GSP, check your email and watch the information video. 

HOBY-10th grade

Your students will spend 3–4 exciting days exploring leadership from an individual, group, and societal perspective while collaborating with students from throughout the state. Students return from HOBY with a new sense of self-awareness and an elevated confidence in their individual potential. They will be inspired to make a positive impact in their schools and communities and will be equipped with the leadership skills to enable action. 


Deadline to apply is October 20th.  Please see Ms. Miller in the guidance office to apply.


The SCHS archery team will begin after fall break. If you are interested in joining the team, please fill out this google form and submit it as soon as possible. Looking forward to seeing you!

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.


"Dungeons and Dragons for enrichment after school every Thursday at 4:30pm. Be there October 22nd for our first in person game in Mrs. Colemans room, room 80. Come adventure with us! All info can be found on the Google classroom i7na6jq "

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 


FASFA for our seniors begins October 1st.  There are some helpful YouTube tutorial videos that will help you through that process:

KHEAA - What is the FAFSA?

 KHEAA FAFSA Walkthrough

  You can also contact John Howie, College and Career Coach if you need help or have questions.  

Meal pick-ups are still available on Wednesdays from 10-2 for any child 18 and under. It doesn’t matter if your student is Hybrid or Total Virtual you can still pick up meals for them.  If you have a transportation issue you may sign up for home deliveries on the Board of Education website. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Misty Bailey, Spencer County High School Cafeteria Manager at 502-808-6221.

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.

Nurse Notes

Letters are being mailed out this week to junior students who are non-compliant on immunizations. Fall break would be a great time to get have those taken care of! Please know that even if your student is always virtual, they still must be compliant on immunizations. Please make an appointment for the immunizations or complete a religious declination form (can be accessed on the KDE website and must be notarized). 

Any student who turns 16 will need a Meningococcal booster, please be sure to schedule an appointment for this once your student is 16 years old. Have a safe and healthy fall break!

Project Graduation

Keep up with Project Graduation information by following the Facebook page SCHS CLASS OF 2021 parents and students and for fundraiser information join SCHS 2021 project graduation fundraiser group.


Make sure you are signed up with the Kroger rewards program for the 2021 senior class by joining the 2021 SCHS Project Graduation community rewards. Your Kroger purchases earn the senior class money towards Project Graduation. Anyone can sign up and help us raise funds.

Here are some helpful links from Mr. Bruce:

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.


We are suggesting that all students try to be caught up or ahead in all Edgenuity courses by the end of Fall Break.

Swim Team

SCHS Swim Team tryouts Nov 2 , 2020 7 pm  at the Family Activity Center  717 Burks Branch Road, Shelbyville, KY 40065

Must have a KHSAA up to date Physical to try out. Bring it with on the Nov 2  to the pool!

For more information contact or see Kim Foster

cell 502-609-3090

Upcoming events:

Monday - Fall Break - No school until October 20th!

                -Volleyball vs Jtown (H) 6PM

Thursday - Volleyball vs Henry (H) 6PM

Friday - Football vs Nelson Co. (H) 7:30PM


Have a great weekend and Fall Break!

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