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Principal's Notes:

Dear Secondary Parents,

SS Supply Lists 2021-22

Please find the Secondary Supply Lists according to modality. Each modality tab has the supplies according to whether we are online/blended or full presencial. You should look for the subjects that your child will be doing next year and if there is a link then it will take you to the supplies needed. If there is no link that the teacher does not need specific supplies, will be providing the supplies, or will be using supplies already asked for in another subject.

It is important to note that no matter what the modality, all students MUST have a functioning laptop according to the linked requirements at the top of the chart. Ipads do not have the capacity for e-texts and applications used in secondary school.

If you have specific questions about the supplies please reach out to the corresponding teacher.

Summer Reading - Packets by Grade Level. Letter to Parents

Grade 10 Pre-AP English Summer Reading Packet (Ms. van Strien/Mrs. McGrath)

Have a safe summer and see you in August.

Grace Kerscher


SS WAAGs 2020-21

Please click on this link to see the Secondary School Teachers' List of WAAGs.

Coming Up!!

May - Month of AP exams

May 28 - last day of classes for seniors

June 2 - last day of classes

11:00AM - SS Awards Celebration.

Early dismissal after the awards celebration.


Music and Art end of semester virtual shows: Link

Parent Forums

Please click and join our Parent Cougar Events!

Important Notifications!

Digital Learning Guide for Parents from the Association of American Schools : Link


Please alert your child's teachers and/or the Guidance Counselors if you need any specific support regarding your child's learning. This is especially important if your home situation has changed due to illness or other issues related to the pandemic.

Check out these other "Distance Learning Tips For Parents" (in Spanish and English) described in the Distance Learning Playbook for Parents by Rosalind Wiseman, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey and John Hattie. Click on this link to learn more about the following 7 strategies to set your child up for success:

  1. Establish Routines

  2. Create a Learning Environment

  3. Learn how to log into Classdojo (ES), Google classroom (Gr. 3-12) and Powerschool

  4. Communicate with Teachers

  5. Monitor Screen Time

  6. Ensure Proper Sleep

  7. Take Care of Yourself

High School Library.

SS Library Curbside Pick Up.

7th curbside pick-up.

April 23rd to April 25th: Students choose books

April 26th: Prepare book orders

April 27th to April 30: Drop off books from last school year and previous curbside pick-ups. Pick up book orders.

MAY 10th - May 28th

Students have to return all the HS Library items from last school year and previous curbside pick-up.


If you don't know what to read VISIT OUR APRIL LIBRARYFLIX. (If you can't open the QR code go to LIBRARYFLIX).

Click on the book covers to read a book review.

Corona Virus Stop


    • Stay home and order school supplies for your children. Parents have shared that the following information about bookstores that will deliver supplies to your house:

      • Bookstore Olimpia delivers through "Pedidos Ya" delivery service

      • Orders can also be made from Libreria Virtual. Here is the link.


In order to improve student engagement, students must have their cameras on when in class. Some of the reasons are:

  • Better for teachers: seeing students is a big part of the joy of the work

  • Better for learners: increases level of personal responsibility and preparation

  • Easier for teachers to monitor student engagement

  • Students spend more time getting prepared before starting their day

  • Encourages student responsibility

If students do not want their real backgrounds to be visible then:

  • Virtual/ blurred backgrounds can be used in google meets and on zoom.

  • Students may turn self-view off on zoom

Please ensure:

  • Cameras on laptops are working perfectly. Students who do not have their cameras on may be marked absent.

  • Students are not on their mobile phones while also on their laptops. We need to ensure engagement while classes are on.

  • Your child is borrowing a library book and reading. Students need to read material that is not always online. Please check the next Curbside Library dates and ensure that your child is borrowing and reading a book.


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Secondary Newsletter Archive 2020

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