Daily Announcements–Friday, September 17, 2021

Gryphons…the word for today is Opportunity! As a matter of fact, every day the good word is opportunity! It is your job to recognize and receive opportunity when it comes your way. Just by being here, you are in a world of opportunity. Take advantage of the time and space made available to you and grab a hold of opportunity.

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When we return from intersession, we will all eat lunch outside. We need all students to complete the survey below IF they did not during 2nd period today.  It is very important that we have all students complete this survey about Outdoor Eating.

https://forms.gle/qHMuABYdRNeXELYv7Links to an external site.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Announcement of the Day

Alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight for civil rights in the 1960’s was Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Chicanx movement in the American Southwest. He dedicated his life to the movement for Mexican-American rights, helped register the most Chicanx voters in Colorado history, founded a cultural center that aimed to end poverty and racial injustice, fronted the Chicanx portion of the Poor People’s March on Washington, and even established a contract school in Denver for Chicanx students. Of course, Gonzales had many other impressive life achievements, and his contributions as the father of the Chicanx movement must be remembered.

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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is providing you an opportunity to win up to $10,000. All you need to do is write an essay describing and analyzing an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The contest deadline is January 14, 2022. More information can be found on our social media sites.

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High School Girls interested in being a mentor for Girl Talk should have received a message from Ms. Bridges in Canvas Inbox on Wednesday. If you did not, please see her today.

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High school students, please turn in your fee waiver and consent form to V. Barnes if you have not done so.

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A virtual ACT Strategy & Score Report Review Session will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm.  Registration is required.  This session will be provided to help students interpret test results, understand successful ways to prep for tests and expectations for improvement, also discover the flexibility afforded by test-optional policies and COVID-19’s impact on college admission testing.

Spanish ACT Practice Exam FlyerLinks to an external site.

English ACT Practice Exam FlyerLinks to an external site.

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2022 Graduates, 

Did you miss Jostens and still need to purchase your cap and gown?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/2k373kmyLinks to an external site. to place your order online.  Jostens has extended the cap and gown special price of $65.00 that includes taxes and shipping until further notice.  You can also customize your order by purchasing invitations, announcements, etc.

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Yearbook in the making.  Graduates, do you want a famous quote displayed under your name?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/umk4tzr5Links to an external site.. Due by Oct. 22, 2021.

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The PTSA has started its first fundraiser. Go online to purchase T-shirts (2 color choices) or bracelets. Visit thescsptsa.memberhub.com/store. We have posted this information on our social media outlets and Canvas Global Announcements. Hard copy forms were given to 1st period teachers to pass out to students.

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 Hello Gryphon Scholars! If you have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and received an email invitation from the National Honor Society to complete an application, your application with recommendations are due no later than TODAY! Please follow the letter guidelines and we look forward to reviewing your applications.

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All Juniors and Senior prom tickets are on sale right now for the special rate of $55.  This rate applies to all juniors & guests and senior guests only.  Seniors, please turn in your senior dues to Coach Barnes & Ms. Street.  This deal will end before Thanksgiving break.  

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Seniors interested in the UNC-Charlotte Levine Scholars Program please see Ms. Settle so we can discuss the nomination criteria. Nominations are open August 15—October 8.

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Want to order a 2021-22 SCS Yearbook? 

Visit https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB110739Links to an external site.

  • $40.00 until January 14, 2022
  • $45.00 from January 15, 2022, to April 29, 2022 (FINALordering date)
  • Want to personalize your yearbook with your name?  Add an additional $10.00 to your order

View the yearbook flyer for visual steps

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Fill that Bus! We are collecting school supplies for all DPS teachers on behalf of Crayons 2 Calculators. Items headed are pencils, crayons, scissors, colored pencils, glue sticks, markers and clipboards. Please drop off items outside of the Student Services Office in the big plastic box. Thank you!

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Juniors and Seniors interested in pursuing college in history or political science, consider applying for the US Senate Youth Program. If chosen, you will spend a week in Washington and earn a $10,000 scholarship. The application can be found on Ms. Settle’s website.

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Students you are reminded to watch your distance from each other in the halls. Use the dots to guide you. Stay on the right side of the hall and keep your volume low because there are other classes in session.

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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.Links to an external site.

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

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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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Daily Announcements–Monday, September 13, 2021

YMA/Jr. YMA Parent Meeting on Zoom

Wednesday, September 15

6:00—7:30 p.m.

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/99017651214?pwd=RmZZUkVCOHVWRFkwTnhMUGYwVnRzQT09

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We have been offered free tickets to the Temptations concert at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary N.C. on September 25, 2021. 

https://www.boothamphitheatre.com/events/detail/temptations-revue

    The doors open at 6:00pm 

    The concert begins at 7:30pm

Mr. Evans is a current member of the band and will be performing. Please see the form to indicate how many tickets you would like to order.

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Attention Middle School Girls! Girl Talk will meet beginning Quarter 2 in October! Ms. Bridges is looking for high school girls interested in being a mentor. If you are interested, please see Ms. Bridges by next Wednesday.

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High school students, please turn in your fee waiver and consent form to V. Barnes if you have not done so.

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A virtualACT Strategy & Score Report Review Session will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm.  Registration is required.  This session will be provided to help students interpret test results, understand successful ways to prep for tests and expectations for improvement, also discover the flexibility afforded by test-optional policies and COVID-19’s impact on college admission testing.

Spanish ACT Practice Exam Flyer

English ACT Practice Exam Flyer

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We are recognizing students this month, September, who display self-management by Managing Impulsivity, Striving for Accuracy, and Questioning and Posing Problems.

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If you want to register for the Microbit/Coding Club, please see Mr. Oakley or Mr. Williams for a registration form. The Microbit Kit is yours to keep. This club is 90% virtual. If you don’t want to attend the club but would like to purchase the Microbit Kit, please see Mr. Oakley or Ms. Williams, the cost is $50.00. Deadline is Wednesday, September 15.

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2022 Graduates, 

Did you miss Jostens and still need to purchase your cap and gown?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/2k373kmy to place your order online.  Jostens has extended the cap and gown special price of $65.00 that includes taxes and shipping until further notice.  You can also customize your order by purchasing invitations, announcements, etc.

******************

Yearbook in the making.  Graduates, do you want a famous quote displayed under your name?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/umk4tzr5. Due by Oct. 22, 2021.

******************

The PTSA has started its first fundraiser. Go online to purchase T-shirts (2 color choices) or bracelets. Visit thescsptsa.memberhub.com/store. We have posted this information on our social media outlets and Canvas Global Announcements. Hard copy forms were given to 1st period teachers to pass out to students.

******************

“The Homework Help & After School Tutoring Club is back!  If you need some camaraderie, some motivation, or just the space to get things done, come join us in Ms. Dix’s room — that’s Room 235 on the 8th grade hall.  We meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school for snacks and schoolwork!”

******************

All Juniors and Senior prom tickets are on sale right now for the special rate of $55.  This rate applies to all juniors & guests and senior guests only.  Seniors, please turn in your senior dues to Coach Barnes & Ms. Street.  This deal will end before Thanksgiving break.  

**********************

Seniors interested in the UNC-Charlotte Levine Scholars Program please see Ms. Settle so we can discuss the nomination criteria. Nominations are open August 15—October 8.

****************** 

Want to order a 2021-22 SCS Yearbook? 

Visit https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB110739

  • $40.00 until January 14, 2022
  • $45.00 from January 15, 2022, to April 29, 2022 (FINAL ordering date)
  • Want to personalize your yearbook with your name?  Add an additional $10.00 to your order

View the yearbook flyer for visual steps

****************** 

Fill that Bus! We are collecting school supplies for all DPS teachers on behalf of Crayons 2 Calculators. Items headed are pencils, crayons, scissors, colored pencils, glue sticks, markers and clipboards. Please drop off items outside of the Student Services Office in the big plastic box. Thank you!

****************** 

Juniors and Seniors interested in pursuing college in history or political science, consider applying for the US Senate Youth Program. If chosen, you will spend a week in Washington and earn a $10,ooo scholarship. The application can be found on Ms. Settle’s website.

******************

Students you are reminded to watch your distance from each other in the halls. Use the dots to guide you. Stay on the right side of the hall and keep your volume low because there are other classes in session.

******************

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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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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Weekly Message–September 13-17, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of September 13. 

10th and 11th graders who would like to take the PSAT should  complete the PSAT Signup Google form by visiting https://tinyurl.com/yhemxvat.

 The PSAT will be administered October 13, 2021 at SCS. The cost is free for 11th graders and only $18.00 for 10th graders.  Please complete the Google form by Wednesday, September 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. V. Barnes. 

 Ms. Sims wanted to send a reminder that she will not accept work from students for the first quarter after 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 15th.  Late work can receive up to 1/2 of the assignment’s original points if at least 1/2 of the assignment is completed correctly.

 Check with all teachers for grading/late work policies and get all work turned in by the appropriate due dates! 

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. However, it was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. In 1988,  it was enacted into law on August 17.

In addition to several in-school activities for students throughout the month, SCS will hold two virtual events to invite you to participate as part of our community. 

  • Zumba FitnessVirtual Zumba Fitness 

Date:  10/12/2021

Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m 

Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily in Latin American dance music. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — to help improve cardiovascular fitness. 

Be ready to be part of the Zumba crew and have fun with your family.

  • VIrtual 2nd Virtual Annual Spanish Spelling Bee (7th year): 

Date:  10/21/2021

Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m 

This is an annual contest where students in a school system are in a Spanish 1 class. The teacher can choose the way to select the students and prepare them to participate in the Bee. Through the last five years, we have developed a great collaboration with the Hispanic Heritage Organization/ Mi Libro Hispano and I have added the history and moments of the competition. You can find more details in Spanish at the following interview link: https://milibrohispano.org/spanish-spelling-bee-aprendamos-espanol/

This year, the contest will also offer a live cultural presentation (by Zoom) with music and folkloric dances by professionals Latin representatives. 

The special guests are:

Takiri: a Latin family sharing values and rhythms. Pilar Rocha-Goldberg, director of Takiri Folclor Latino. They dance rhythms from Latin America, especially from Colombia, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru, including Cumbia, Bambuco, Mapalé, Merecumbé, Plena among others.

 Aztecs Dance: Danza Azteca is a living, evolving, cultural tradition using the artistic, spiritual, and traditions of the pre-Colombian Aztecs. It’s an all-compassing way of life and is a form of ancestor worship, and a way of communicating with the future.Other musicians who are part of the community will also perform. 

All of the Individual Student Reports for state assessments taken during the 2020-21 school year have now been loaded into the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  You can access your student’s reports by clicking the “State Test Reports” icon in the navigation pane on the left side of the parent portal.  If you do not have access to the parent portal, need a hard copy of your student’s reports, or need a Spanish explanation of the report, contact the school where your child took the assessment.  For students who tested here at SCS, please contact Vanessa Barnes at 919-560-3535 ext. 14101 or email to vanessa_barnes@dpsnc.net.

Want to order a 2021-22 SCS Yearbook? 

Visit https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB110739

  • $40.00 until January 14, 2022
  • $45.00 from January 15, 2022, to April 29, 2022 (FINAL ordering date)
  • Want to personalize your yearbook with your name?  Add an additional $10.00 to your order

View the yearbook flyer for visual steps.

Visit the SCS store to order school t-shirts and bracelets. We will take orders until September 17. You may order online or turn orders in to the main office. http://thescsptsa.memberhub.com/store

We need you to join the SCS PTSA!!! 

If your child is having COVID-related symptoms or if you are having your child tested for COVID, notify me or the main office. COVID testing must be PCR/molecular testing. See the attached flyers for some of the free testing sites in Durham. This is not a complete list of free testing sites, just a few that we are partnered with. Please use these or other community sites or the local health department as we do not want to overwhelm the Emergency Departments.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

Mark your calendars for some important upcoming dates: 

Wednesday, September 15 is an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 16 is a Teacher Workday and there will be no school for students. 

Friday, September 17 is the last day of the first quarter. Students will be out of school for intersession September 20 –  October 8. Students return to school October 11. 

Use this link to access the Transportation page, “Here Comes The Bus” Tracking APP. Families can use this app to track their child’s bus. We will also continue to post alerts on Facebook and Twitter when buses leave campus late. 

DPS -Here Comes The Bus Page https://www.dpsnc.net/page/202

Have a great evening from everyone at SCS where we practice the 4C’s–Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community. 

 Daily Announcements–Thursday, September 9, 2021

Reading Plus Shoutouts—

*2nd period Reading Prep Class for the highest total average reading lessons completed thus far

*6th period Reading Prep Class for reading a total of 169,765 words thus far

*William Mayo for completing the most reading lessons in the school!!!

 

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Attention Middle School Girls! Girl Talk will meet beginning Quarter 2 in October! Ms. Bridges is looking for high school girls interested in being a mentor. If you are interested, please see Ms. Bridges by next Wednesday.

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High school students, please turn in your fee waiver and consent form to V. Barnes if you have not done so.

 

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Hello Gryphon Scholars! If you have a GPA of 3:00 or higher and received an email invitation from the National Honor Society to complete an application, your application with recommendations are due no later than Friday, September 17.  Please follow the letter guidelines and we look forward to reviewing your applications.

 

Also, for current NHS members, the next Honor Society meeting is Monday, September 13 at 4:15 p.m. in Ms. Fletcher’s classroom.

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There will be a YMA/Jr. YMA meeting TODAY. Please make sure you are in dress code. Meet will be in the health room and will end at 5:30 p.m. New members are still welcome to attend. See Coach Barnes for questions.

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First Ethics Bowl meeting is Friday, September 10 in Ms. Mitchell’s room. Come learn about this club which examines complicated moral and ethical questions in preparation for a January competition. Open to all high school students.

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AUDACITY LABS LAUNCHES FALL COHORT

Audacity Labs is a startup incubator that empowers teens with the tools and resources to effectively develop a start-up venture.  The application for the fall cohort is now open.  Please share this flyer with students.  Applications can be found here.  For more information, contact Anjanette Miller at anjanette@audacitylabs.org. The virtual Open House will be held September 13 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. The link can be found on Ms. Settle’s website.

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A virtualACT Strategy & Score Report Review Session will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm.  Registration is required.  This session will be provided to help students interpret test results, understand successful ways to prep for tests and expectations for improvement, also discover the flexibility afforded by test-optional policies and COVID-19’s impact on college admission testing.

Spanish ACT Practice Exam Flyer

English ACT Practice Exam Flyer

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Cafeteria Food Shortage

Due to the unavailability of certain items, menus are subject to change without notice. Food and supply shortages are being experienced nationwide. Our district is experiencing last minute notice of unavailable items and/or last minute replacements.

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We are recognizing students this month, September, who display self-management by Managing Impulsivity, Striving for Accuracy, and Questioning and Posing Problems.

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If you want to register for the Microbit/Coding Club, please see Mr. Oakley or Mr. Williams for a registration form. The Microbit Kit is yours to keep. This club is 90% virtual. If you don’t want to attend the club but would like to purchase the Microbit Kit, please see Mr. Oakley or Ms. Williams, the cost is $50.00. Deadline is Wednesday, September 15.

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2022 Graduates, 

Did you miss Jostens and still need to purchase your cap and gown?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/2k373kmy to place your order online.  Jostens has extended the cap and gown special price of $65.00 that includes taxes and shipping until further notice.  You can also customize your order by purchasing invitations, announcements, etc.

******************

Yearbook in the making.  Graduates, do you want a famous quote displayed under your name?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/umk4tzr5. Due by Oct. 22, 2021.

******************

The PTSA has started its first fundraiser. Go online to purchase T-shirts (2 color choices) or bracelets. Visit thescsptsa.memberhub.com/store. We have posted this information on our social media outlets and Canvas Global Announcements. Hard copy forms were given to 1st period teachers to pass out to students.

******************

“The Homework Help & After School Tutoring Club is back!  If you need some camaraderie, some motivation, or just the space to get things done, come join us in Ms. Dix’s room — that’s Room 235 on the 8th grade hall.  We meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school for snacks and schoolwork!”

******************

All Juniors and Senior prom tickets are on sale right now for the special rate of $55.  This rate applies to all juniors & guests and senior guests only.  Seniors, please turn in your senior dues to Coach Barnes & Ms. Street.  This deal will end before Thanksgiving break.  

**********************

Seniors interested in the UNC-Charlotte Levine Scholars Program please see Ms. Settle so we can discuss the nomination criteria. Nominations are open August 15—October 8.

****************** 

Want to order a 2021-22 SCS Yearbook? 

Visit https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB110739

  • $40.00 until January 14, 2022
  • $45.00 from January 15, 2022, to April 29, 2022 (FINAL ordering date)
  • Want to personalize your yearbook with your name?  Add an additional $10.00 to your order

View the yearbook flyer for visual steps

****************** 

Fill that Bus! We are collecting school supplies for all DPS teachers on behalf of Crayons 2 Calculators. Items headed are pencils, crayons, scissors, colored pencils, glue sticks, markers and clipboards. Please drop off items outside of the Student Services Office in the big plastic box. Thank you!

****************** 

Juniors and Seniors interested in pursuing college in history or political science, consider applying for the US Senate Youth Program. If chosen, you will spend a week in Washington and earn a $10,ooo scholarship. The application can be found on Ms. Settle’s website.

******************

Students you are reminded to watch your distance from each other in the halls. Use the dots to guide you. Stay on the right side of the hall and keep your volume low because there are other classes in session.

******************

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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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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 Daily Announcements–Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Hello Gryphon Scholars! If you have a GPA of 3:00 or higher and received an email invitation from the National Honor Society to complete an application, your application with recommendations are due no later than Friday, September 17.  Please follow the letter guidelines and we look forward to reviewing your applications.

 

Also, for current NHS members, the next Honor Society meeting is Monday, September 13 at 4:15 p.m. in Ms. Fletcher’s classroom.

 

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There will be a YMA/Jr. YMA meeting TODAY. Please make sure you are in dress code. Meet will be in the health room and will end at 5:30 p.m. New members are still welcome to attend. See Coach Barnes for questions.

******************

 

First Ethics Bowl meeting is Friday, September 10 in Ms. Mitchell’s room. Come learn about this club which examines complicated moral and ethical questions in preparation for a January competition. Open to all high school students.

******************

 

 

AUDACITY LABS LAUNCHES FALL COHORT

Audacity Labs is a startup incubator that empowers teens with the tools and resources to effectively develop a start-up venture.  The application for the fall cohort is now open.  Please share this flyer with students.  Applications can be found here.  For more information, contact Anjanette Miller at anjanette@audacitylabs.org. The virtual Open House will be held September 13 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. The link can be found on Ms. Settle’s website.

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A virtualACT Strategy & Score Report Review Session will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm.  Registration is required.  This session will be provided to help students interpret test results, understand successful ways to prep for tests and expectations for improvement, also discover the flexibility afforded by test-optional policies and COVID-19’s impact on college admission testing.

Spanish ACT Practice Exam Flyer

English ACT Practice Exam Flyer

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Cafeteria Food Shortage

Due to the unavailability of certain items, menus are subject to change without notice. Food and supply shortages are being experienced nationwide. Our district is experiencing last minute notice of unavailable items and/or last minute replacements.

******************

We are recognizing students this month, September, who display self-management by Managing Impulsivity, Striving for Accuracy, and Questioning and Posing Problems.

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HS students, please remember to return your fee waivers and consent testing forms to Ms. V. Barnes or your 7th period teacher.

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If you want to register for the Microbit/Coding Club, please see Mr. Oakley or Mr. Williams for a registration form. The Microbit Kit is yours to keep. This club is 90% virtual. If you don’t want to attend the club but would like to purchase the Microbit Kit, please see Mr. Oakley or Ms. Williams, the cost is $50.00. Deadline is Wednesday, September 15.

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2022 Graduates, 

Did you miss Jostens and still need to purchase your cap and gown?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/2k373kmy to place your order online.  Jostens has extended the cap and gown special price of $65.00 that includes taxes and shipping until further notice.  You can also customize your order by purchasing invitations, announcements, etc.

******************

Yearbook in the making.  Graduates, do you want a famous quote displayed under your name?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/umk4tzr5. Due by Oct. 22, 2021.

******************

The PTSA has started its first fundraiser. Go online to purchase T-shirts (2 color choices) or bracelets. Visit thescsptsa.memberhub.com/store. We have posted this information on our social media outlets and Canvas Global Announcements. Hard copy forms were given to 1st period teachers to pass out to students.

******************

“The Homework Help & After School Tutoring Club is back!  If you need some camaraderie, some motivation, or just the space to get things done, come join us in Ms. Dix’s room — that’s Room 235 on the 8th grade hall.  We meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school for snacks and schoolwork!”

******************

All Juniors and Senior prom tickets are on sale right now for the special rate of $55.  This rate applies to all juniors & guests and senior guests only.  Seniors, please turn in your senior dues to Coach Barnes & Ms. Street.  This deal will end before Thanksgiving break.  

**********************

Seniors interested in the UNC-Charlotte Levine Scholars Program please see Ms. Settle so we can discuss the nomination criteria. Nominations are open August 15—October 8.

****************** 

Want to order a 2021-22 SCS Yearbook? 

Visit https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB110739

  • $40.00 until January 14, 2022
  • $45.00 from January 15, 2022, to April 29, 2022 (FINAL ordering date)
  • Want to personalize your yearbook with your name?  Add an additional $10.00 to your order

View the yearbook flyer for visual steps

****************** 

Fill that Bus! We are collecting school supplies for all DPS teachers on behalf of Crayons 2 Calculators. Items headed are pencils, crayons, scissors, colored pencils, glue sticks, markers and clipboards. Please drop off items outside of the Student Services Office in the big plastic box. Thank you!

****************** 

Juniors and Seniors interested in pursuing college in history or political science, consider applying for the US Senate Youth Program. If chosen, you will spend a week in Washington and earn a $10,ooo scholarship. The application can be found on Ms. Settle’s website.

******************

Students you are reminded to watch your distance from each other in the halls. Use the dots to guide you. Stay on the right side of the hall and keep your volume low because there are other classes in session.

******************

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 

 ******************

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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Daily Announcements–Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Don’t forget! We have Zumba today afterschool with Ms. (Soriano) Gutierrez and Ms. Sims during the Fitness Club starting at 4:15 p.m. until 5:05 p.m. Move to the rhythm and have some fun!

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There will be a YMA/Jr. YMA meeting tomorrow. Please make sure you are in dress code. Tomorrow’s meeting will be in the health room and will end at 5:30 p.m. New members are still welcome to attend. See Coach Barnes for questions.

******************

 

First Ethics Bowl meeting is Friday, September 10 in Ms. Mitchell’s room. Come learn about this club which examines complicated moral and ethical questions in preparation for a January competition. Open to all high school students.

******************

AUDACITY LABS LAUNCHES FALL COHORT

Audacity Labs is a startup incubator that empowers teens with the tools and resources to effectively develop a start-up venture.  The application for the fall cohort is now open.  Please share this flyer with students.  Applications can be found here.  For more information, contact Anjanette Miller at anjanette@audacitylabs.org.

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A virtual ACT Strategy & Score Report Review Session will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm.  Registration is required.  This session will be provided to help students interpret test results, understand successful ways to prep for tests and expectations for improvement, also discover the flexibility afforded by test-optional policies and COVID-19’s impact on college admission testing.

Spanish ACT Practice Exam Flyer

English ACT Practice Exam Flyer

******************

Cafeteria Food Shortage

Due to the unavailability of certain items, menus are subject to change without notice. Food and supply shortages are being experienced nationwide. Our district is experiencing last minute notice of unavailable items and/or last minute replacements.

******************

We are recognizing students this month, September, who display self-management by Managing Impulsivity, Striving for Accuracy, and Questioning and Posing Problems.

******************

HS students, please remember to return your fee waivers and consent testing forms to Ms. V. Barnes or your 7th period teacher.

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If you want to register for the Microbit/Coding Club, please see Mr. Oakley or Mr. Williams for a registration form. The Microbit Kit is yours to keep. This club is 90% virtual. If you don’t want to attend the club but would like to purchase the Microbit Kit, please see Mr. Oakley or Ms. Williams, the cost is $50.00. Deadline is Wednesday, September 15.

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2022 Graduates, 

Did you miss Jostens and still need to purchase your cap and gown?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/2k373kmy to place your order online.  Jostens has extended the cap and gown special price of $65.00 that includes taxes and shipping until further notice.  You can also customize your order by purchasing invitations, announcements, etc.

******************

Yearbook in the making.  Graduates, do you want a famous quote displayed under your name?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/umk4tzr5. Due by Oct. 22, 2021.

******************

The PTSA has started its first fundraiser. Go online to purchase T-shirts (2 color choices) or bracelets. Visit thescsptsa.memberhub.com/store. We have posted this information on our social media outlets and Canvas Global Announcements. Hard copy forms were given to 1st period teachers to pass out to students.

******************

“The Homework Help & After School Tutoring Club is back!  If you need some camaraderie, some motivation, or just the space to get things done, come join us in Ms. Dix’s room — that’s Room 235 on the 8th grade hall.  We meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school for snacks and schoolwork!”

******************

All Juniors and Senior prom tickets are on sale right now for the special rate of $55.  This rate applies to all juniors & guests and senior guests only.  Seniors, please turn in your senior dues to Coach Barnes & Ms. Street.  This deal will end before Thanksgiving break.  

**********************

Seniors interested in the UNC-Charlotte Levine Scholars Program please see Ms. Settle so we can discuss the nomination criteria. Nominations are open August 15—October 8.

****************** 

Want to order a 2021-22 SCS Yearbook? 

Visit https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB110739

  • $40.00 until January 14, 2022
  • $45.00 from January 15, 2022, to April 29, 2022 (FINAL ordering date)
  • Want to personalize your yearbook with your name?  Add an additional $10.00 to your order

View the yearbook flyer for visual steps

****************** 

Fill that Bus! We are collecting school supplies for all DPS teachers on behalf of Crayons 2 Calculators. Items headed are pencils, crayons, scissors, colored pencils, glue sticks, markers and clipboards. Please drop off items outside of the Student Services Office in the big plastic box. Thank you!

****************** 

Juniors and Seniors interested in pursuing college in history or political science, consider applying for the US Senate Youth Program. If chosen, you will spend a week in Washington and earn a $10,ooo scholarship. The application can be found on Ms. Settle’s website.

******************

Students you are reminded to watch your distance from each other in the halls. Use the dots to guide you. Stay on the right side of the hall and keep your volume low because there are other classes in session.

******************

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 

 ******************

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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Weekly Message–September 6-10, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of September 6. 

School is closed tomorrow, Monday, September 6 in recognition and honor of Labor Day. We’ll see students Tuesday. 

All of the Individual Student Reports for state assessments taken during the 2020-21 school year have now been loaded into the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  You can access your student’s reports by clicking the “State Test Reports” icon in the navigation pane on the left side of the parent portal.  If you do not have access to the parent portal, need a hard copy of your student’s reports, or need a Spanish explanation of the report, contact the school where your child took the assessment.  For students who tested here at SCS, please contact Vanessa Barnes at 919-560-3535 ext. 14101 or email to vanessa_barnes@dpsnc.net.

Want to order a 2021-22 SCS Yearbook? 

Visit https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB110739

  • $40.00 until January 14, 2022
  • $45.00 from January 15, 2022, to April 29, 2022 (FINAL ordering date)
  • Want to personalize your yearbook with your name?  Add an additional $10.00 to your order

View the yearbook flyer for visual steps.

Visit the SCS store to order school t-shirts and bracelets. We will take orders until September 17. You may order online or turn orders in to the main office. http://thescsptsa.memberhub.com/store

We need you to join the SCS PTSA!!! 

If your child is having COVID-related symptoms or if you are having your child tested for COVID, notify me or the main office. COVID testing must be PCR/molecular testing. See the attached flyers for some of the free testing sites in Durham. This is not a complete list of free testing sites, just a few that we are partnered with. Please use these or other community sites or the local health department as we do not want to overwhelm the Emergency Departments.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

Mark your calendars for some important upcoming dates: 

Wednesday, September 15 is an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 16 is a Teacher Workday and there will be no school for students. 

Friday, September 17 is the last day of the first quarter. Students will be out of school for intersession September 20 –  October 8. Students return to school October 11. 

Use this link to access the Transportation page, “Here Comes The Bus” Tracking APP. Families can use this app to track their child’s bus. We will also continue to post alerts on Facebook and Twitter when buses leave campus late. 

DPS -Here Comes The Bus Page https://www.dpsnc.net/page/202

Have a great evening from everyone at SCS where we practice the 4C’s–Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community. 

Daily Announcements–Friday, September 3, 2021

Good Morning Gryphons! It’s a new day…Put forth new determination and have a new desire and a will that is strong to succeed…today. Gryphons, make today a good NEW day!

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We are recognizing students this month, September, who display self-management by Managing Impulsivity, Striving for Accuracy, and Questioning and Posing Problems.

******************

HS students, please remember to return your fee waivers and consent testing forms to Ms. V. Barnes or your 7th period teacher.

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Zumba fitness will be held next Tuesday. Join us afterschool at the gym. See Ms. Sims or Ms. Soriano.

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On Wednesday, there will be a working lunch in room 244 for Spanish III and IV for Hispanic National Honor Society.

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If you want to register for the Microbit/Coding Club, please see Mr. Oakley or Mr. Williams for a registration form. The Microbit Kit is yours to keep. This club is 90% virtual. If you don’t want to attend the club but would like to purchase the Microbit Kit, please see Mr. Oakley or Ms. Williams, the cost is $50.00. Deadline is Wednesday, September 15.

******************

2022 Graduates, 

Did you miss Jostens and still need to purchase your cap and gown?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/2k373kmy to place your order online.  Jostens has extended the cap and gown special price of $65.00 that includes taxes and shipping until further notice.  You can also customize your order by purchasing invitations, announcements, etc.

******************

Yearbook in the making.  Graduates, do you want a famous quote displayed under your name?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/umk4tzr5. Due by Oct. 22, 2021.

******************

The PTSA has started its first fundraiser. Go online to purchase T-shirts (2 color choices) or bracelets. Visit thescsptsa.memberhub.com/store. We have posted this information on our social media outlets and Canvas Global Announcements. Hard copy forms were given to 1st period teachers to pass out to students.

******************

“The Homework Help & After School Tutoring Club is back!  If you need some camaraderie, some motivation, or just the space to get things done, come join us in Ms. Dix’s room — that’s Room 235 on the 8th grade hall.  We meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school for snacks and schoolwork!”

******************

All Juniors and Senior prom tickets are on sale right now for the special rate of $55.  This rate applies to all juniors & guests and senior guests only.  Seniors, please turn in your senior dues to Coach Barnes & Ms. Street.  This deal will end before Thanksgiving break.  

**********************

Seniors interested in the UNC-Charlotte Levine Scholars Program please see Ms. Settle so we can discuss the nomination criteria. Nominations are open August 15—October 8.

****************** 

Want to order a 2021-22 SCS Yearbook? 

Visit https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB110739

  • $40.00 until January 14, 2022
  • $45.00 from January 15, 2022, to April 29, 2022 (FINAL ordering date)
  • Want to personalize your yearbook with your name?  Add an additional $10.00 to your order

View the yearbook flyer for visual steps

****************** 

Fill that Bus! We are collecting school supplies for all DPS teachers on behalf of Crayons 2 Calculators. Items headed are pencils, crayons, scissors, colored pencils, glue sticks, markers and clipboards. Please drop off items outside of the Student Services Office in the big plastic box. Thank you!

****************** 

Juniors and Seniors interested in pursuing college in history or political science, consider applying for the US Senate Youth Program. If chosen, you will spend a week in Washington and earn a $10,ooo scholarship. The application can be found on Ms. Settle’s website.

******************

Students you are reminded to watch your distance from each other in the halls. Use the dots to guide you. Stay on the right side of the hall and keep your volume low because there are other classes in session.

******************

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 

 ******************

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. 

******************

Daily Announcements–Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The PTSA has started its first fundraiser. Go online to purchase T-shirts (2 color choices) or bracelets. Visit thescsptsa.memberhub.com/store. We have posted this information on our social media outlets and Canvas Global Announcements. Hard copy forms will be given to 1st period teachers to pass out to students and the digital form is attached.

******************

Good Morning Gryphons! It’s a new day…Put forth new determination and have a new desire and a will that is strong to succeed…today. Gryphons, make today a good NEW day!

******************

We are recognizing students this month, September, who display self-management by Managing Impulsivity, Striving for Accuracy, and Questioning and Posing Problems. Congratulations to our August student recognitions! We’ll announce their names tomorrow and post them on Facebook.

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There will be a YMA/Jr. YMA meeting TODAY from 4:00  to 5:30 p.m. in the Health Room. Be suited and booted with a polo, slacks, shoes or nice dress sneakers. If you have not attended a meeting you still can. For questions, please see Coach Barnes or Mr. Marshall.

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Students who drive to school please make sure that you are arriving to school on time. This means being seated in your first period class at 9:00 a.m. If you continue to arrive late, we may revoke your driving privileges. If you have any questions, see Ms. Settle.

******************

2022 Graduates, 

Did you miss Jostens and still need to purchase your cap and gown?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/2k373kmy to place your order online.  Jostens has extended the cap and gown special price of $65.00 that includes taxes and shipping until further notice.  You can also customize your order by purchasing invitations, announcements, etc.

******************

Yearbook in the making.  Graduates, do you want a famous quote displayed under your name?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/umk4tzr5. Due by Oct. 22, 2021.

******************

The Microbit Coding Club hosted by Mr. Oakley and Ms. Williams.  The information session will be held TODAY @ 6:30 pm via Zoom Link on SCS Club Dashboard in Canvas.

Email Mr. Oakley if you need the link.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  

******************

“The Homework Help & After School Tutoring Club is back!  If you need some camaraderie, some motivation, or just the space to get things done, come join us in Ms. Dix’s room — that’s Room 235 on the 8th grade hall.  We meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school for snacks and schoolwork!”

******************

All Juniors and Senior prom tickets are on sale right now for the special rate of $55.  This rate applies to all juniors & guests and senior guests only.  Seniors, please turn in your senior dues to Coach Barnes & Ms. Street.  This deal will end before Thanksgiving break.  

**********************

Seniors interested in the UNC-Charlotte Levine Scholars Program please see Ms. Settle so we can discuss the nomination criteria. Nominations are open August 15—October 8.

****************** 

Want to order a 2021-22 SCS Yearbook? 

Visit https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB110739

  • $40.00 until January 14, 2022
  • $45.00 from January 15, 2022, to April 29, 2022 (FINAL ordering date)
  • Want to personalize your yearbook with your name?  Add an additional $10.00 to your order

View the yearbook flyer for visual steps

****************** 

Fill that Bus! We are collecting school supplies for all DPS teachers on behalf of Crayons 2 Calculators. Items headed are pencils, crayons, scissors, colored pencils, glue sticks, markers and clipboards. Please drop off items outside of the Student Services Office in the big plastic box. Thank you!

****************** 

Juniors and Seniors interested in pursuing college in history or political science, consider applying for the US Senate Youth Program. If chosen, you will spend a week in Washington and earn a $10,ooo scholarship. The application can be found on Ms. Settle’s website.

******************

Students you are reminded to watch your distance from each other in the halls. Use the dots to guide you. Stay on the right side of the hall and keep your volume low because there are other classes in session.

******************

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 

 ******************

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. 

******************

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Good Morning Gryphons! It’s a new day…Put forth new determination and have a new desire and a will that is strong to succeed…today. Gryphons, make today a good NEW day! 

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Breakfast for tomorrow only will be served in the cafeteria. Grab & go! 

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The Fitness Program today is pilates. Have fun today and get the challenge!

******************

There will be a YMA/Jr. YMA meeting this Wednesday from 4:00  to 5:30 p.m. in the Health Room. Be suited and booted with a polo, slacks, shoes or nice dress sneakers. If you have not attended a meeting you still can. For questions, please see Coach Barnes or Mr. Marshall. 

******************

Students who drive to school please make sure that you are arriving to school on time. This means being seated in your first period class at 9:00 a.m. If you continue to arrive late, we may revoke your driving privileges. If you have any questions, see Ms. Settle. 

******************

2022 Graduates, 

Did you miss Jostens and still need to purchase your cap and gown?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/2k373kmy to place your order online.  Jostens has extended the cap and gown special price of $65.00 that includes taxes and shipping until further notice.  You can also customize your order by purchasing invitations, announcements, etc.

******************

Yearbook in the making.  Graduates, do you want a famous quote displayed under your name?  Visit https://tinyurl.com/umk4tzr5. Due by Oct. 22, 2021.

******************

The PTSA has started its first fundraiser. Go online to purchase T-shirts (2 color choices) or bracelets. Visit thescsptsa.memberhub.com/store. We have posted this information on our social media outlets and Canvas Global Announcements. Hard copy forms will be given to 1st period teachers to pass out to students and the digital form is in Canvas Global Announcements.
******************

The Microbit Coding Club hosted by Mr. Oakley and Ms. Williams.  The information session will be held on Wednesday, September 1st @ 6:30 pm via Zoom Link on SCS Club Dashboard in Canvas.

Email Mr. Oakley if you need the link.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  

******************

“The Homework Help & After School Tutoring Club is back!  If you need some camaraderie, some motivation, or just the space to get things done, come join us in Ms. Dix’s room — that’s Room 235 on the 8th grade hall.  We meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school for snacks and schoolwork!”

******************

The Senior Prom Committee will be selling snacks on Monday & Wednesday mornings 8:00 – 8:30 AM.  

All Juniors and Senior prom tickets are on sale right now for the special rate of $55.  This rate applies to all juniors & guests and senior guests only.  Seniors, please turn in your senior dues to Coach Barnes & Ms. Street.  This deal will end before Thanksgiving break.  

**********************

Gryphons! Make sure you join us at Chipotle, Roxboro Rd. location from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 31 for our 1stPTSA Dine-Out Night! Show them the flyer (attached and on our social media sites) to get credit for our school. 

****************** 

Seniors interested in the UNC-Charlotte Levine Scholars Program please see Ms. Settle so we can discuss the nomination criteria. Nominations are open August 15—October 8.

****************** 

Want to order a 2021-22 SCS Yearbook? 

Visit https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/search/YB110739

  • $40.00 until January 14, 2022
  • $45.00 from January 15, 2022, to April 29, 2022 (FINAL ordering date)
  • Want to personalize your yearbook with your name?  Add an additional $10.00 to your order

View the yearbook flyer for visual steps

****************** 

Fill that Bus! We are collecting school supplies for all DPS teachers on behalf of Crayons 2 Calculators. Items headed are pencils, crayons, scissors, colored pencils, glue sticks, markers and clipboards. Please drop off items outside of the Student Services Office in the big plastic box. Thank you!

****************** 

Juniors and Seniors interested in pursuing college in history or political science, consider applying for the US Senate Youth Program. If chosen, you will spend a week in Washington and earn a $10,ooo scholarship. The application can be found on Ms. Settle’s website.

******************

Students you are reminded to watch your distance from each other in the halls. Use the dots to guide you. Stay on the right side of the hall and keep your volume low because there are other classes in session.

******************

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 

 ******************

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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