Weekly Message–March 7-11, 2022

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for March 7, 2022. 

COVID Update 

This week SCS reported 0 positive COVID cases, 0 close contacts were identified, and there were 0 class closures. Communication to families whose students were identified as close contacts has been completed. If you have not already been personally contacted, it means your student was NOT in close contact with any of the COVID-19 cases. 

Your student may come to school unless they are feeling sick or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. Please know we continue to take all precautions necessary to protect the health and safety of our students and staff. Thank you. 

Early Release Day

Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 9 which is an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. There will be no afterschool activities on this date. 

Spirit Week 

We have one week until Intersession and one more  Spirit Week. 

Time Travel Week – March 7-11  

  • Back to the Past and Future Forward Outfits.  Dress for the times.
    • Monday, March 7th – 70’s
    • Tuesday, March 8th – 80’s
    • Wednesday, March 9th – 90’s
    • Thursday, March 10th – 2000’s
    • Friday, March 11th – Future and Beyond

2022-2023 Class Registration

We will begin registration for next school year the week of March 7! Students will meet with counselors at the following times to complete their registration tasks. 

  • March 7 -Rising Seniors Registration @ 10AM
  • March 7–Rising 7th graders (in core classes) 
  • March 8 – Rising Juniors Registration @ 10AM
  • March 8–Rising 8th graders (in enrichment classes) 
  • March 9- Rising Sophomores Registration @ 10AM
  • March 10 – Rising Freshmen Registration @ 10AM

Routine Drills 

I’d like to remind you that we hold routine drills throughout the year to practice for various safety situations. These drills include fire drills, lockdown drills, tornado drills,  and earthquake drills even when there is no active situation at our school. We hold these drills to ensure that everyone knows what to do in the event of an emergency. Please speak with your students about the importance of these drills and their participation. This week we will have a Statewide Tornado Drill on Wednesday. 

National School Social Worker Week – March 7 – March 11
National School Social Work Week is this week.  This week celebrates school social workers across the country as it highlights their vital role in helping students meet academic, social, and emotional challenges.  We recognize our social worker, Mr. White, for all he does for our school.  

Power School Parent Portal Accounts 

Parents it is very important that you have your PowerSchool Parent Portal account activated. You may contact any of your child’s teachers, any administrator, or the office and we will be happy to assist you. If you do not have your account set up, we will be contacting you to get that done. You are able to access your child’s attendance, assignments, and grades through the Portal account. It is an invaluable resource to you in communicating with us about your child’s progress. 

End of Qtr./Intersession Dates 

The quarter ends on Friday, March 11. Intersession Break for students is March 14- April 1. Students return to school on April 4. Make sure that you are aware of all deadlines and are working diligently to finish the quarter strong. 

SCS Yearbook Information 

Want to order a 2021-22 SCS Yearbook? 

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

  • $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.

AND–Seniors and parents may buy ad space in the yearbook for your student. Flyers have been passed out to Seniors. 

COVID Testing for Students 

I’d like to remind you that Durham Public Schools, in partnership with MAKO Medical, is providing weekly COVID-19 testing at our school each Tuesday to help identify possible COVID-19 infections among students even if they’re not showing any symptoms. Research has shown such testing can reduce the spread by 50%, especially in large settings such as schools.

This is a voluntary testing process, so a parent or guardian must register their student to participate. The link to register is included in the email version of this message, posted on our website and my blog. All testing information and results will remain confidential. 

I encourage our families to register their students for this free opportunity. Together, we can keep our students safe, in their classrooms, and prevent community spread. 

Register your student today with this link: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-dur-688-students

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

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