Weekly Message–March 8-12, 2021

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your Weekly Message for the week of March 8, 2021.


DPS leaders will provide a live “Update from the Superintendent” on Tuesday, March 9, at 7 p.m. for parents, guardians, and the community about DPS’s plans for resuming in-person teaching and learning as an option for families. In addition to providing information about health and safety measures, schedules for learning, transportation, and more, Superintendent Pascal Mubenga and his staff will answer questions from the community submitted in advance on DPS’s ENGAGE.dpsnc.net website in English or Spanish.


When we get closer to our students returning to in person classes on April 8, we will hold an informational session just for SCS parents. Please be on the lookout for details regarding this event. 


SCS and the PTSA are pursuing grant money for supplies to make outdoor instruction easier and more practical. Please give us some feedback and ideas.



As part of our Career Readiness goals for all students, all 9th graders MUST attend a Career Conversations session. Please encourage your student to attend one of these upcoming sessions on a Wellness Wednesday. 

Exploring Careers in Agriculture, Foods & Natural Resources & Architecture & Construction

Wellness Wednesday, March 10th 

Students are invited to attend a zoom session on Exploring Careers in Agriculture, Foods & Natural Resources & Architecture & Construction. Students will engage in a virtual job shadowing experience and explore what it’s like to work in the workplace. Zoom link is in Global Announcements. 

Career Conversations: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Wednesday March 17 from 11:00-11:45am

Join us for an invigorating panel of Duke undergraduate students who will be discussing their college and career paths in STEM through the lens of environmental science. This panel is relevant to DPS students interested in careers in science (including biology and chemistry), as well as technology and engineering as they relate to protection of oceans and other natural resources. Please register in advance at this link


I am pleased to announce that a group of students and educators will be participating in a global education initiative that will visit Italy in 2022 and Japan in 2023.  

The invitation to travel with us is extended to parents as well as students. There is limited space on the trips, and therefore, our upcoming meeting is encouraged for all those interested in traveling. The groups will fill up quickly, so please let us know you’ll be attending soon! 

The information meeting will be on Wednesday, March 10th at 6pm via Zoom where Ms. Sims will cover all the details of the trip as well as answer your questions. She will only be sending the meeting link to families that RSVP for privacy reasons. Learn more about this exciting tour at an information session where we’ll discuss: 

  • What we’ll see and do 
  • Travel logistics 
  • How to earn high school/college credit 
  • Affordable payment options 
  • And more 

We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3bBN9iw  

P.S. Can’t make the meeting but want more information?

        RSVP using the link and select “I can’t make it”. 



There are two application-based, selective academic programs at the Emily K Center:

  • Pioneer Scholars (grades 1-8): a free, academic enrichment program serving academically-focused elementary and middle school students in Durham County who aspire to attend college after high school. The goal of the program is to establish a strong foundation of academic and leadership skills so that students enter high school ready to excel in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that will put them on the path to admission at select colleges and universities. (Director-Nephitearya Bailey Singleton: nbailey@emilyk.org)    
  • the Scholars to College program (grades 9-12): a free, competitive college-prep program with one end-goal: to ensure that bright, ambitious students from underrepresented backgrounds are highly prepared for and appropriately matched with selective and/or generous universities, graduating with low or no debt. (Director-Camille Wilson: cwilson@emilyk.org)

Virtual Open House Date for Families

  ·  Tuesday, March 9th from 6pm-7pm

Families can register for the Zoom sessions here: bit.ly/EKCOPENHOUSE (no deadline)

The flyer and income eligibility information is attached.


Dates for Spring Break are March 29–April 2. 


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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