Weekly Message–May 30-June 3, 2022

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for May 30, 2022. 

COVID Update 

This week SCS reported 2 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. 

End-of-Grade/Course Testing

Our end of year testing window has started and runs until June 10. This includes End-of-Grade tests, End-of-Course tests, CTE assessments, and teacher final exams. The dates are posted on our school website. 

Important Date(s)

School will be closed tomorrow, Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. 

The Eighth Grade Recognition & Superlative Program will be June 3. This event is for students only. 

The last day of school is June 10 and school will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. 

Intent for Next Year 

Parents, our last lottery draw for next school year is coming up soon. If your plans have changed and your student will not be returning next year, and you have not already notified us, please contact Jennifer_Fleming@dpsnc.net before June 3rd to ensure other students on our long waitlist may have an opportunity to attend. 

Graduation Information

All up-to-date graduation information has been posted to our school website on the homepage. Please check it out! 

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery summer testing registration is open until Friday, June 10th.  Credit by Demonstrated Mastery is a two-phase process by which students can earn credit for a course by demonstrating a deep understanding and mastery of application of content standards prior to taking the course. Students who successfully complete CDM receive a pass/fail grade and course credit. This can be for high school or middle school students who want to request the opportunity to earn credit through high school courses offered. To register or to learn more, please see the flyer attached to our social media pages. You can also visit our DPS advanced academics website, or contact Ms. Taylor. 



Young Scholars Summer Research Institute 

The Young Scholars Summer Research Institute is a three-week program that provides high school students enrolled in Durham Public Schools (DPS) with knowledge to enhance their writing, research, and presentation skills. The program is sponsored by the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University in partnership with Durham Public Schools (DPS).

Please share this great opportunity within your networks. Attached is a flyer with links to the application that is still open and the program website. This collaboration between DPS and Duke is a great opportunity for students to explore topics near and dear to them and their specific communities. 

Program Information 

• Program Dates: July 6, 2022 — July 22, 2022, 8:30 am-4:00 pm. 

• Cost: Free 

• Location: Hillside High School 

• Transportation: Provided as needed 

• Student Capstone Presentations: July 25, 2022, 5:30-8:00 pm 

• Meals: Meals are provided free while onsite, Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks 

• Applications: Applications for the 2022 session accepted on a rolling basis. 

Please contact Gwen Wright (socialequity@duke.edu) or 919-681-9269 for applications.

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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