Saturday, May 26, 2018

Saura Weekly Updates - May 27, 2018

Our end of year celebrations began this week with our seniors visiting the South district elementary schools, the senior picnic, Awards Day, and Talent Show.  Thank you to all of the friends and family who came out to enjoy some of these events with us.  We are very proud of our Sauras and encourage you to watch social media and our re-designed website to keep up with all of their accomplishments.  If you were not able to attend Awards Day, it was streamed live on Facebook and can be viewed there.

Exams will begin on Friday, June 1, with one exam each day.  Students will be dismissed around 12:30 pm once all testing is complete and lunch has been served.  There are no early dismissals on exam days in order to prevent disruptions to testing, so please check your calendars now and make sure all appointments are scheduled after the exam period.

All exams count 20% of student's final grades.  Most of our courses have required, state-mandated exams.  A few courses have teacher-made exams (PE courses, Spanish courses, anatomy and physiology, and arts courses).  All students are encouraged to come and take their exams, even if they are exempt.  Exam grades for exempt students can only help grades, not negatively impact them.  Students who do not take required exams may not get credit for their course.  Attendance will be taken for all students on exam days and students who are not present will be counted absent.

Friday, June 1 - 1st Period Exams

Monday, June 4 - 2nd Period Exams
Tuesday, June 5 - 3rd Period Exams
Wednesday, June 6 - 4th Period Exams
Thursday, June 7 - Make-up Exams

Please note we will not be serving Second Chance Breakfast on exam days.


All students will need to bring FULLY CHARGED school-issued Chromebooks for all exams.  Students who have not checked out a school Chromebook will need to check one out in the library on the morning of their exam.  Exams cannot be taken on personal devices.  We do not have many extra Chromebooks so students who have been issued a Chromebook who do not bring it for the exam will have to take the exam on the makeup day.  Students will turn in their Chromebooks on the day of their last exam.  

Senior Information
There are several important dates and times for seniors to remember as they complete their last few weeks of high school.  Be sure to add these to your calendars and make arrangements NOW to attend the mandatory graduation practices.

Friday, June 1 through Thursday, June 7 - Exams
Wednesday, June 6 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm - MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE
Thursday, June 7 - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm - MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE
Friday, June 8 - 7:00 pm - Graduation

Seniors must also return all library books, pay all school fees, and pay off lunch accounts before being able to participate in the graduation ceremony.  If you have questions about graduation, check the SENIORS website or speak with Mrs. Shiela Patterson.

Yearbook Information
Yearbooks were distributed Friday, May 25.   Students who did not pick up their yearbooks will receive them on Tuesday.  If you have not ordered yours already, there are limited copies left for purchase.  The cost is $75 and you can see Alyssa Smith for more information or to order.

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 28
Memorial Day Holiday

Wednesday, May 30
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting (Room F2)

Friday, June 1
1st Period Exams
Early Dismissal

Monday, June 4
2nd Period Exams
Early Dismissal

Tuesday, June 5
3rd Period Exams
Early Dismissal

Wednesday, June 6
4th Period Exams
Early Dismissal
1:30 - 4:00 pm - Graduation Practice

Thursday, June 7
Make-up Exams
10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Graduation Practice
Early Dimissal
Last Day of School Year

Friday, June 8
7:00 pm - Graduation

The end of the school year is quickly approaching!  We have several students with missing assignments.  Please be sure to check grades on PowerSchool and contact teachers with questions.