October 2, 2020

SHELDON HIGH SCHOOL

IRISH NATION NEWSLETTER

“EXTRA EDITION”

October 2, 2020

 

Sheldon ASB

The students set goals for the Food Clothing Drive that were high, but that they also thought that they could attain. Their goal was to collect 1,000 food items and 400 clothing items. Throughout the week the students worked to encourage both their peers and community members to come and drop off items. Their hard work allowed an outcome that was beyond their wildest expectations. This week the Food and Clothing Drive has brought in over 15,000 items of food, over 3,000 pieces of clothing and over $2,000.

Students helping Students will be an ongoing theme as we move forward throughout the year; our Students are committed to breaking down barriers and supporting one another. We truly appreciate our Community supporting the efforts of our ASB Students and look forward to seeing what they will do next. As always proud to be part of such a caring and supportive community. Go Irish!

The students set goals for the Food Clothing Drive that were high, but that they also thought that they could attain. Their goal was to collect 1,000 food items and 400 clothing items. Throughout the week the students worked to encourage both their peers and community members to come and drop off items. Their hard work allowed an outcome that was beyond their wildest expectations. This week the Food and Clothing Drive has brought in over 15,000 items of food, over 3,000 pieces of clothing and over $2,000.

Students helping Students will be an ongoing theme as we move forward throughout the year; our Students are committed to breaking down barriers and supporting one another. We truly appreciate our Community supporting the efforts of our ASB Students and look forward to seeing what they will do next. As always proud to be part of such a caring and supportive community. Go Irish!

 

WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULE

 

I hope that the beginning of the school year has gone as smoothly as possible. I recognize that some students have had some confusion around our schedule. I am sending this short note to try to create some more clarity.

Typically, in a week we have students in classes 1-3 on Mondays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays and Fridays, students have classes 4-5 and 0 period. On these days, students are expected to attend their classes from 8:30-12:50 with the other students in their class and their teacher. Teachers on that period may also assign work to be done outside of class. Students have been given from 1:30-3:00 to do this work. If they have any

questions or concerns about those assignments, then they can go to their teachers’ office hours from 3-4:00. Every teacher in the building will be available via a Zoom meeting during that time.
On Wednesdays, we have an advisory period where students will attend with other students and their teachers from 10:15-11:00. During the rest of the day students will have work to do for all five of their classes (if they are fully scheduled). All classes will have assigned work, and in order for students to not be marked absent for each class, they will need to do the work that has been assigned. If they do not do the work, they will be marked absent.

The coming week is not a typical 5-day school week, with our students having Friday. For this coming week, we will not have our typical “Wednesday” schedule. Instead, we will just have periods 1-3 on Monday and Wednesday, periods 4-5, and 0 periods on Tuesday and Thursday.

I know that this new schedule can be confusing and therefore we have two graphics that should help you to see the schedules. On the next two pages, you will find:

  1. A PDF attached with every day of the school year. This calendar shows which days are 1-3 periods (Green), periods 4-5 and 0 (Black) and advisory (Gray). This good visual could be printed and put on the refrigerator as a reminder of what the weeks look like.
  2. A schedule that shows what our Traditional five-day week looks like as well as what a four-day week looks like below, and IHS five-day week and four-day week on the next page.

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TEXTBOOK, NOVELS, AND MATERIALS DISTRIBUTION

As the school year is progressing, some teachers have requested that certain texts and other materials be distributed to students. To accommodate this, we will have a text and materials distribution on October 7th, 8th and 9th. The distribution plan will follow the same basic format we used for the technology distribution in September. The COVID safety protocols we will use are listed below:

  • Students and families should arrive in only ONE car if driving.
  • Only people that are picking up an item should exit the vehicle.
  • All people arriving on campus must wear a face covering.
  • Staff will wear masks and gloves and maintain social distancing.
  • Signs will be posted regarding social distancing.
  • Staff will be on hand to help maintain 6’ distancing.
  • Please wash your hands both before and after the event.
  • Students and staff will not hand off items directly. Items will be placed in containers or on tables during the pickup.

Please note that not every Sheldon student will need to come to the textbook/materials distribution. There is an attachment that lists which classes and teachers are requesting textbook and material pick-up. In addition, teachers are informing students in their classes if they need to come to the distribution. Please compare your student’s schedule with the attachment to determine if your student needs to come to the distribution.

If students do need to come to the textbook/materials distribution, they should come prepared with their schedule to ensure they pick up the correct textbooks and materials.

See below for the dates and times of textbook/materials distribution:

Wednesday, October 7

  • 12:00-1:00     Last name: A-CH
  • 1:00-2:00       Last name: Ci-E
  • 2:00-3:00       Last name: F-I
  • 3:00-4:00       Last name: J-L
 Thursday, October 8
  • 1:00-2:00    Last name: M-O
  • 2:00-3:00    Last name: P-R
  • 3:00-4:00    Last name: S-T
  • 4:00-5:00    Last name: U-Wh
  • 5:00-6:00    Last name: Wi-Z

Friday, October 9

  • 8:00-9:00        Last name: T-Z
  • 9:00-10:00      Last name: N-S
  • 10:00-11:00    Last name: H-M
  • 11:00-12:00    Last name: A-G

As always, if it is not possible for you (or your student) to come at the designated date and time, please come to any of the other times listed above. We will be able to accommodate your needs. If you have any questions, please contact Sheldon High School at (541)790-6600.