Weekly Message–May 2-6, 2022

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for May 2, 2022. 

COVID Update 

This week SCS reported 1 positive COVID case, 3 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. 

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and we’d like to thank our teachers for all their hard work and dedication throughout the school year and beyond. Their efforts go well beyond their normal duties and working hours. At SCS, we honor all staff during this week because we believe that every adult in our building is a teacher and plays an important role in educating our students. Thanks to our PTSA for providing all kinds of treats and support during this week and our community at large for all you do to partner with us. 

Important Date(s)

Progress Reports will be available in PowerSchool Monday, May 9. 

Please join us for the next PTSA General Meeting on May 18 via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. 

Back to School Form 

This is another reminder that BACK TO SCHOOL FORM so that you can register for bus transportation, confirm your contact information, and more. You can find instructions on the DPS website at DPSNC.net.  Link to DPS Enrollment Page If you need an appointment, please contact Ms. Fleming. Again, this is very important to ensure that your child has bus transportation lined up for next year, in addition to other important information. Working together, we can make next year the BEST YEAR EVER for our students. Thank you in advance!

Other Resources for Parents: 



Duke’s Building Opportunities and Overtures in Science and Technology (BOOST) applications for the 2022-2023 season are open: here. The BOOST Program is open to rising 6th-8th graders in Durham Public Schools.  For more information, contact Douglass Coleman douglass.coleman@duke.edu, phone: 919-681-1045. 


Juniors and Seniors: Your Prom is almost here! We’re excited that we’ll be attending Prom Saturday night. The last day to purchase tickets is Tuesday and Guest Forms must be turned in no later than Wednesday! See Coach Barnes or Ms. Street with any questions. 

If you are on Prom Court, you are allowed to promote your candidacy. Voting will be Wednesday. 

Price Promise Award 

This year we are happy to offer the “Price Promise” Award to graduating seniors. Seniors who meet the criteria will be recognized at our Graduation Ceremony and will receive a certificate of participation and a graduation gift from SCS. Application forms are available in the main office or from Ms. Neville. 

Ms. Price reminds us that “The Learning Never Ends”. Seniors, in order to receive the “Price Promise” Award, you must meet these criteria:

1—Select an extra-curricular activity such as an internship, community service activity, mentorship or other activity that complements their academic preparation;

2—Provide documentation to Ms. Neville of your chosen activity; 

3—Write a statement that describes the value of your participation in your chosen activity and how it will prepare you for life after graduation.

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

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