Daily Announcements–Friday, July 23, 2021

*The Schedule Change Google form will be available from July 19-July 26th at 4pm.  Students will only be allowed one request and must use there DPS login credentials to complete the form.  The link to form is below. Students must be logged into their school account to access the link.

https://forms.gle/sCoiQihR71Gf3sgWALinks to an external site.

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All IT requests and issues should be submitted to the 

DPS IT Support Center  

There are 3 ways for you to contact us for support:

1.Visit https://itsupport.dpsnc.netLinks to an external site.

  1. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  2. Call 919-560-3837 

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Remember that we do not wear hoodies or have cell phones visible in the building. You also must have a pass whenever you are in the hall.

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Seniors—Please come to the main office and get your copy of our senior communication information so you have access to all senior information.

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Masks are to be worn at all times when on campus. They should cover your nose and mouth at all times. If you need a mask break, ask your teacher to go to a mask break area.

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Remember to use the dots on the floor in the hallways as a guide to keep your distance from others while changing classes. Keep yourself and others safe.

Daily Announcements–Monday, 19, 2021

*The Schedule Change Google form will be available from July 19-July 26th at 4pm.  Students will only be allowed one request and must use there DPS login credentials to complete the form.  The link to form is below.

https://forms.gle/sCoiQihR71Gf3sgWALinks to an external site.

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All IT requests and issues should be submitted to the 

DPS IT Support Center  

There are 3 ways for you to contact us for support:

1.Visit https://itsupport.dpsnc.netLinks to an external site.

  1. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  2. Call 919-560-3837 

Weekly Message — July 19–23, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of July 19.

Welcome back to the first day of school for the 2021-2022 school year!  We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning Monday, July 19.  School begins at 9:00 a.m. and drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m. in the carpool line at the front of the school.  School dismisses at 4:00 p.m. Carpool Maps are available on the SCS website to explain how carpool works for new families. This is primarily for our middle school parents because middle school students are dropped off in the front in the morning and picked up on the side of the building in the afternoon. High school students are dropped off and picked up in the front carpool line. Siblings that are in mixed grades go to the front with the high school students. 

If you need to find your child’s bus information please use the Here’s the Bus App. The link is located on the DPS website. You will need your child’s PowerSchool ID number. You may contact Dr. Dixon, assistant principal, if you need assistance with your bus. 

Students may access their schedules in PowerSchool. If they wish to request a change in a class, we will share the link to do so tomorrow morning via Canvas Global Announcements. Students must follow their current schedule until a schedule change is approved. 

Remember to wear your masks and we encourage you to bring a water bottle to use throughout the day. I want to remind you that we are still socially distancing as much as possible and this includes no hugging and sharing materials. Please help us remind your children the importance of this. 

All students may receive free breakfast and lunch this school year. We do ask that you complete the Free/Reduced Lunch Application forms because this assists with DPS receiving funding. 

Parking permit applications are available in the main office for those students with drivers’ licenses who wish to drive to school. The cost is $75.00. These may be purchased anytime during the school year. 

We’re excited to be a site for Community Education Before School Care for middle school students. The applications are on the SCS website. 

Always check our website, my blog—Price’s Write, our Facebook page, and Twitter for frequent updates about what’s going on at SCS. 

Have a great evening from everyone at SCS where we can’t wait for the Mighty Gryphons to Return!  

Address Updates/Transportation Requests

Good Evening, SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with an important announcement regarding transportation.  In order for your child to have a bus on the first day of school, July 19, we need all families to update their address and transportation choices. On Friday, July 2 the DPS online returning student registration portal will go live for the 21-22 school year, and this is where you will update your information. You can access the registration portal through the district website, dpsnc.net, or through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The deadline to update this information is July 5 by the end of the day. If your address and transportation choices are not updated, your child may not have a bus on the first day of school and will need to wait after the start of school to have one assigned. If you cannot access the return student registration portal, please use the Google form we have created to collect this information.  You can find the link in the email version of this message, on my blog and on our website at scs.dpsnc.net. 

In addition, there will be an in-person assistance day at the Minnie M. Forte-Brown Staff Development Center on Friday, July 2nd from 8am to 7pm. Bilingual staff will be present to assist families who are unable to update their address or need assistance. 

Again, all updates and requests must be received by end of day July 5.

https://tinyurl.com/bus4SCS2021

Test Results and Report Cards

Hi SCS Parents, 

As we close out this year, please remember that parents can access final student grades on PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you do not yet have a Parent Portal account, please refer to the information on the Durham Public Schools website https://www.dpsnc.net/parent-portal or contact Ms. Fleming, Data Manager.

Additionally, due to the delay in End of Grade test scores for reading this year, we will hold all End of Grade test scores until all students return for the 2021-22 school year. At that time, all spring EOG and EOC scores reports for all grades/subjects will be distributed to schools and parents.

With results from the new tests being delayed, we will use the results from other available student information to assign final grades and/or make placement decisions. Once the state provides student scores, then schools will provide parents with each student’s score and an Individual Student Report.

If you have questions or concerns about the delay of your child’s test scores, assignment of grades, or placement decisions, please feel free to contact the school.

Have a good evening! 

Summer Learning Information

The link to register your child for Operation Summer Learning is listed below. Middle school students who were recommended received a phone message this week.  High school students who are at-risk of attending summer school have been contacted. All high school students who were contacted should register. If we find that high school students do not have to attend after final grades are in, then you will be removed from the list. Thanks to those of you who have already registered. Our middle school students will attend at Carrington Middle School and our high school students will attend at SCS.  Middle school hours are 7:45 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. and high school hours are 9:00 — 1:00 p.m. Dates are June 14-July 2. All SCS students will only attend Session #1 (June 14–July 2) due to our year-round schedule. If you have questions about summer learning, you may contact Ms. Settle for high school and Ms. Price for middle school. 

Register by Friday to receive transportation!

 Registration Link: bit.ly/DPSSummer

Weekly Message–May 24-28, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of May 24, 2021

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The list to find what date(s) your child will test for EOG’s and/or EOC’s has been posted to Global Announcements for Monday-Wednesday. Other dates will be posted soon. Students and Canvas Observers have secure access to this information. Please pay close attention to this announcement and let Ms. Barnes know if you have any questions. 

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All parents–If you don’t have your Parent Portal account, we are available Monday-Friday 8:30 — 4:00 for you to stop by the school to pick up your Parent Portal Account information. You will need to bring your picture ID. If these hours are not convenient for you, please call the school so we can assist you with getting your Parent Portal information. You may also contact your child’s homeroom teacher for assistance. 

Parent Portal is how you will access your child’s final report card and can keep track of grades and attendance throughout the school year. It is extremely important that you have your own account and not only view your student’s account. 

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The link to register your child for Operation Summer Learning is listed below. Middle school students who continue to be recommended for summer learning will be contacted in the coming weeks. High school students who are at-risk of attending summer school have been contacted. All high school students who were contacted should register. If we find that high school students do not have to attend after final grades are in, then you will be removed from the list. Thanks to those of you who have already registered. Our middle school students will attend at Carrington Middle School and our high school students will attend at SCS.  Middle school hours are 7:45 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. and high school hours are 9:00 — 1:00 p.m. Dates are June 14-July 2. SCS students will only attend Session #1 due to our year-round schedule. If you have questions about summer learning, you may contact Ms. Settle for high school and Ms. Price for middle school. 

 Registration Link: bit.ly/DPSSummer

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Students will have mostly live Zoom meetings through June 4; there may be select days that teachers have asynchronous assignments posted due to testing responsibilities. School does not end until June 4 and attendance will be taken each day. We expect students to be in attendance and engaged each day. We can’t afford to miss any instructional time. Students should check into each teacher’s Canvas page daily. They should also check their Global Announcements daily which they can find on their Dashboard. 

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High school students who plan to drive to school next year…the cost for a parking pass is $75.00. Start planning now. You’ll be able to pay for this the week before school starts. You will not be able to park without a parking pass.

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Have a good evening  from all of us at SCS where we practice the 4 C’s – Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community

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