November 13, 2020
Dear Bowmen Community,
Phew. We made it to the end of Quarter One. I know there have been bumps along the way. I appreciate you all sticking with us and supporting us through it all. Below is the message for this week:
I hope you have a wonderful week!
Quarter Two Schedule
In response to feedback from students, families and staff, we have made some adjustments to our daily schedule for Quarter Two. The most significant changes are the following:
- Homeroom is moved to one consistent time for all students (11:00am-11:30am)
- Homeroom will meet three days per week as opposed to five (Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays)
- Office Hours are 15 minutes shorter
Homeroom meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Materials/Textbook Distribution for Quarter Two
We will have materials/textbook distribution for Quarter Two on the following dates/times. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE TO DAYTIME PICK UPS ONLY
Monday, November 16th 8:00am-3:30pm
- 9th Grade 8am-10am
- 10th Grade 10am-12pm
- 11th Grade 12pm-2pm
- 12th Grade 2pm-3:30pm
Tuesday, November 17th 8:00am-3:30pm
- Drop-In for all grades
Wednesday, November 18th 8:00am-3:30pm
- Drop-In for all grades
The following teachers/courses have materials/textbooks to pick up:
Please adhere to the assigned times as best as possible to help us comply with COVID-19 social distancing requirements. Also, face coverings/masks must be worn in order to enter the building and social distancing must be adhered to at all times.
School pictures from Dorian photography have been canceled. If you have already paid for your Dorian order, please contact Dorian Studio Customer Service for a refund. No additional school picture days are scheduled at this time.
Students of the Month
October Students of the Month were nominated for both their Academic Achievement, as well as their demonstration of October’s Character Trait: Commitment.
Quarters 2-4 Schedules
Student schedules are now visible in StudentVue and ParentVue. Building our schedule this year was extraordinarily challenging. We fully recognize and understand that this is not an ideal situation to be in, but we have checked and know that every student is enrolled in courses that will move them toward high school graduation. Below is further information about the schedules and our next steps:
- The schedule is complete and visible for the remainder of the school year.
- Numerous students received classes they did not forecast for. This occurred because of the constraints placed on our schedule as a result of attempting to meet the COVID-19 guidelines.
- Schedule changes will only occur for level misplacements. At this time, we can not accommodate any other schedule change requests.
Quarter Two will begin on Tuesday, November 17th.
Please check out our Counseling Corner Newsletter to learn about upcoming opportunities for students to check out colleges, find mental health resources and learn about testing as well. Important announcements from your Counselors!
Next week is Cancer Awareness Week!
Our charity this year is Candlelighters for Children with Cancer. Candlelighters provides support for families in Oregon and SW Washington impacted by childhood cancer. From diagnosis through treatment and beyond, they provide programs such as emergency financial assistance, an annual family camp, family activities, bereavement support, and a hospital meal program that offers comfort and support for families during a difficult journey. Through it all, they never charge families a dime.
Here are the dress-up days for the week:
Fundraising will look a bit different this year since we’re not in the classroom. We will be using Pay-for-it to collect donations, and using bingo cards for different amounts of money so that you can earn prizes for participating! Stay tuned for more bingo/Pay-for-it information.
We will also be doing a Holiday Drive for Candlelighters, where you can bring the following items to the school next week and place them in the labeled bins:
There will be another scavenger hunt as well! So keep your eye on your email for the code and how to participate!
Parent Support Organization
Monthly PSO Meetings: Join us the 1st Friday of each month at 2:00pm for updates from Principal Baran, student leadership, and our PSO board. Meetings are streamed live on our Facebook page.
Seniors – Grad Night 2021
New Senior sweatshirts $40 + free facemasks. Customization is available for an additional fee. Order here through December 1st pick up at Adams on December 14th.
Shopping? We are gathering our raffle prize donations. A full list and sign up can be found here. If you see something fun, don’t hesitate to pick some things up! All items donated are tax-deductible.
Juniors – Grad Night 2022
Our next meeting is November 17th at 6:00pm, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom link. Please get involved and help make this the best Grad Night Party for our future seniors!
Win a $1500 Amazon gift card just in time for the Holidays and the post-Thanksgiving sales. Raffle tickets are $25 each and we are only selling a total of 200 raffle tickets, so get your tickets early before they sell out! The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, November 25th. To purchase, go to https://charityauction.bid/SHSGradNight2022, visit our Instagram @shsgradnight2022, Our FaceBook public group SHSGRADNIGHT2022, or shoot us an email at email@example.com
If you are interested in being a part of the fundraising committee please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Help us make this an amazing night for our future seniors!