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SaJHS Newsletter - 10/20/2020

Submitted by neely.mcewan on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 08:28

Spartan News

October 20, 2020

Tabitha’s Way Can Food Drive
Monday, October 19 - Friday, October 23 we will be having a canned food drive for Tabitha’s Way. Our school’s focus is canned corn and chicken broth, however any canned food item is welcome! Our math classes will be having a friendly competition for the most cans donated.

Changing to Remote or At-School Learning
As we approach the end of first term (October 29), parents wanting to change their child’s learning option for second term from Remote Learning to At-School Learning, or vice versa, can do so by submitting their decision in this link between October 5 and October 20. If parents do not wish to change their student’s learning option at this time, they do not need to submit a decision. Once the second term begins on November 2, parents will need to stay with their decision until the term ends on January 14. At that time, parents will have another opportunity to make a change. Please contact your school if you have any questions.

Student Quarantine Update
The health department has made some improvements to the quarantining policy for COVID-19. Please read through the UPDATE to see all of the details.

I Campus Parent and Student App
Download the apps today to have easy access to your students grades, schedule, etc. English Intro Video Spanish Intro Video (To see the videos, you may need to download the zip file)

Halloween Dress-Up
Students are allowed to dress up for Halloween on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Please remember the following things: To help us keep our school safe, students need to be recognizable. Students are not allowed to wear face or body paint and will be asked to wash it off before going to class if they have face or body paint. Make-up should also not interfere with students being recognizable while wearing masks. The only masks that students are allowed are the COVID masks that they have been wearing that are school approved and appropriate. We ask that you do not allow your students to wear costumes that distract from learning in classrooms (big blow-up costumes or other costume accessories that will be distracting). Please make sure the costumes follow the district dress code as well as the safe school guidelines to avoid costumes that contain weapons or facsimiles of weapons. Our Salem Spartans have traditionally made Halloween a fun celebration and it’s one we look forward to!

Battle of the Books
Anyone interested in participating in the Battle of the Books Competition this year needs to have their permission form turned into Mrs. Tomadakis by Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

Spirit Friday
Our amazing PTO will be handing out treats at lunch for those wearing school shirts, socks, masks, or any sports uniform with Skyhawk’s or Spartan’s, etc. for Spirit Friday.

Basketball Open Gym and Tryouts - Boys and Girls
Open gym will be held Tuesday, October 20, Thursday, October 22, Tuesday, October 27 and Thursday, October 29 and then November 2 - November 5 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Open Gym is for all 8th grade and 9th grade boys and girls.Tryout will be held November 9 - 13 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Tryouts are only for 9th graders.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 15 &16 - Fall Break - NO SCHOOL
  • Oct. 20 - Basketball Open Gym 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Oct. 22 - Basketball Open Gym 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Oct. 27 - Mini Conferences (Students and Parents) 2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Oct. 27 - Basketball Open Gym 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Oct. 29 - Last Day of Term 1
  • Oct. 29 - Basketball Open Gym 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Oct. 30 - NO SCHOOL - P/C Comp Day