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2-6 September - One Month Down

posted Sep 1, 2019, 5:09 AM by HSD Principal
Just like that, the first month of school is over. I had seen a few Christmas decorations a couple of weeks ago, but driving to church today, it was obvious the ber months are upon us. 

If you have not done so yet, please post grades for your classes. If you are not able to, let your students know why and tell them when they can expect to see reflective grades.

ASERT on Tuesday will begin with an All Staff Meeting in Tipunan. Following that, new and returning staff will divide as usual. Returning staff will all need to bring a device for the second part. As you look over the last strand of the teacher standards, begin to think about areas in which you would like to focus for your improvement goals for the year. You will work on setting those and planning how you'll work on them in the coming weeks.

Both homeroom and activity period on Thursday and Friday this week will be spent rehearsing for Spirit Week performances. We will make sure that one of those two days each house has a larger rehearsal space; the other day you will meet in your regular class space. A schedule will be emailed and communicated in chapel on Wednesday. 

Next week is Spirit Week and house performances will take place on Wednesday, 11 September during regular chapel time. So that everyone has time to rehearse on stage, high school students may stay after school next Tuesday afternoon, 10 September for final run-throughs. A schedule of stage time will be sent out.

No class time will be lost during Spirit Week. The only - hopefully minor - disruption will be that ExCo officers will come around to each class each day and count the number of students who have dressed up according to the theme. Theme days will be announced in chapel this week. All other Spirit Week activities will take place outside of class time. Again, you are welcome, but not required, to participate in the costuming and games.

From this point on, we have just about five solid weeks of instruction before October break. We will have 4.5 days of classes the first week of October to accommodate parent/teacher conferences. Use that time well.