Dear Parents of High School Students:
The media, the weather, our clothing, friendly waves, and even decorated cars all remind us that ‘the season’ is here! But aside from the College Football Championships, there is much more going on, and we’re preparing to wrap up the first half of the year~
I’d like to send out another “thank you” to all of the students and families who participated in or supported our MarineLab trip to Key Largo. The students were wonderful travelers and participants in all aspects of the programs. I’d happily plan another experience with all involved. I hope you’ve had a chance to read the trip blog and view the photos from the gallery on our website.
The tennis and bowling clubs have concluded for the semester, and the tennis players learned this Wednesday why tennis is not in the winter Olympics. We’ll offer up a full slate of opportunities next semester including golf, flag football, basketball, and of course, more tennis and bowling. Students with other interests or ideas need only bring them to me, and we’ll determine interest.
As final exams approach on December 15th – 17th, I thought a quick reminder (or introduction) of the format might be in order. Wednesday through Friday, two exams will be held per day. The first will begin at 9am sharp, wrapping up at 10:30am. The second final will begin at 10:45am and conclude at 12:15pm. Students must attend the entire exam period for those classes in which a final is held. Some elective and/or mentor courses may not hold a final exam. Classroom teachers will clarify their exam status with your students. Students arriving for second exam should be on campus by 10:35am in anticipation of classroom doors closing promptly at the 10:45am start time. All students should be collected following the 12:15pm end of second exam.
The exam schedule will follow the classroom schedule, meaning that exams for periods 1 and 2 will be held Wednesday, 3 and 4 will be held on Thursday, and 5 and 6 on Friday. Any questions regarding exam procedures may be directed to me.
The final progress reports for the semester are being uploaded to the Parent Portal simultaneous with the posting of this newsletter and should be available by Saturday morning at the latest. These grades should give you a very good idea of your child’s academic standing as we head into exams. We are encouraging all students to take advantage of Help Session for these next critical seven class days before finals, and please remember that students with any grades of 75 or below and/or any ‘incompletes’ are required to stay on a daily basis, Monday through Thursday.
Finally, please look for a lunch order form to come home next week so that we can return from the Holiday Break without an interruption in the lunch service.
Happy Holidays, and stay in touch~
High School Director