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. 

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