Nov. 16, 2015
Dear Senior Families,
First of all, thanks to each and every one of you for supporting your son or daughter as we head toward the finish line of graduation, May 25, 2016. The Class of 2016 is strong both academically and in the character they have displayed throughout their high school careers.
This is a critical time to ensure your student has completed the testing requirements to graduate. We distributed the state PARCC test scores today to our seniors. If you did not receive them, call our testing hotline next Monday or Tuesday at 467-2406 to make sure you understand what tests your son or daughter may still need to take to graduate. Remember, the state tests must be attempted three times before the alternative ways to demonstrate proficiency can be used. If your son or daughter earned a Level 1 or Level 2 on either math or English, he or she will have to retake the test. If they did not receive a score sheet, he or she will have to re-take that test. The PARCC re-takes will be administered in the mornings the first two weeks in December.
Also, please make sure you are keeping track of your student’s grades and attendance on Power School. If you are having trouble accessing your account, please contact Aggie Bustos, our receptionist, in Student Services on the main school phone line, 467-2400.
There also has been some confusion recently about the collection of student activity fees. Our revenue was cut this year because we were not able to collect these fees at registration. However, we will NOT collect any type of senior class dues this year. We will rely on charging for individual events, in-kind donations, fundraising and budget cutting instead to make this a senior year to remember. We will need to consider collecting some kind of class dues next year.
Please let me know if there is anything my administrative team and I can do to ensure every student is on track to graduate. If you have a question or concern, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Mrs. Mary Massey. Principal
Santa Fe Public Schools, Parent Academy and
The Higher Education Center Present 2015 College Night
Santa Fe, NM: On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., students and their families are invited to attend the 2015 College Night, sponsored by the Santa Fe Public Schools Parent Academy & The Higher Education Center (HEC). It will be held at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road. There will be presentations on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Bridge and other scholarship opportunities and the opportunity to visit with representatives from the Institute of American Indian Arts, New Mexico Highlands University, New Mexico State University, Santa Fe Community College and the University of New Mexico. Light food will be provided. The event is free and all are welcome.
Tardy sweeps will officially begin Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Classroom instruction begins promptly at 8:50 am. The consequences for being late are:
When the newly minted freshman class met me for the first time Aug. 13 for Jump Start Day, I asked them to place their hands over their hearts and take this pledge.
I will be my very best and do my very best, each and every day.
This is the pledge I am asking not just freshmen but every single student on this campus to make. Here is how you as parents, guardians and community members can help our students do and be their best:
As we kick off a new school year full of hope and anticipation, I challenge every one of us involved in education to help find ways to get inside students’ head to push them to turn up the knob that regulates their quality and effort. Let’s take time this school year to explore ways to promote an ethic of excellence, which means higher standards for both student behavior and work. Together, let’s encourage our students not just take the pledge, but live the pledge, each and every day.
Mrs. Mary Massey, lead principal