Letter from The Director • October 9, 2017

Letter from The Director • October 9, 2017

Dear Shasta Families,

Thanks so much for a great 1st week of Expeditions! We are excited for students to continue pursuing their passions in classes like Cooking, Psychology, and Video Game Programming.

As a reminder, during Expeditions the Shasta school day will remain on a normal schedule, running from 8:20 AM-3:30 PM. Students will have Personalized Learning Time with their mentor every afternoon from 2:20 PM-3:30 PM. Office hours will also be available to all students on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM. In addition, students have Power Focus Areas and projects they should be working on for their Expeditions courses. Please check-in with your student this weekend to learn about their progress in these courses.

Best,
Wren and Ava

 

UPCOMING EVENTS- PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS

10/10: Volleyball Home Match (4:00 PM) and PSAL Cross Country Meet #3
10/10: SPOT Meeting #1 (6 PM)
10/10: Recruitment Event for Prospective Families #4 (7-8 PM)
10/13: College Visit at Lunch: Boston University
10/13: Last Day of Expeditions Round 1
10/16: Normal Classes Resume
10/16: Scholarship from the US Navy at Lunch
10/17: PSAL Cross Country Meet #4
10/17: Shasta Charter Renewal at the JUHSD Monthly Meeting
10/18: College Visit from USC at 3:30 PM
10/19: Shadow Day for Prospective Students
10/19: Volleyball Home Match (4:00 PM)

**For a full list of upcoming events, please review our events calendar.**

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Support Shasta’s Charter Renewal Petition

On September 25, we submitted our petition to Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD) for the renewal of Summit Shasta’s charter.  You can view the charter petition HERE. We are required to go through the charter renewal process every 5 years in order to continue operating Summit Shasta as a free public charter school.  We need strong family support in order to ensure a successful charter renewal.  Read more information on the charter renewal process HERE. Sign up to attend a JUHSD Board Meeting HERE.

First SPOT Meeting on Tuesday at 6 PM

The Shasta Parent Organizing Team (SPOT) is looking for parent volunteers. Any parents that are interested in supporting in the planning of study trips, graduation, prom, school fundraisers, and other special events are invited to join for our meeting. During the meeting, we will break into committees and make a calendar and backwards plan for the year. Please email Wren (wmaletsky@summitps.org) prior to the meeting if you have additional questions!

Shasta Pilots New Expeditions Course

We are excited to offer a new small Expeditions course for seniors this year is called “A Seniors Guide to Life After Shasta!” One component of that course will be that students complete job shadows and interview people in our community about their work and life experiences. If you are interested in hosting a Shasta senior for a job shadow or being interviewed (or if you know someone who would be interested!), please email Katie Goddard (kgoddard@summitps.org)

SHASTA ATHLETICS

Hello Students & Parents,

We have officially opened registration for our winter sports season at Shasta.  We will once again offer basketball and soccer for both boys & girls.  We will have a Varsity team for all sports, as well as JV & Freshman teams for boys basketball.

In order to participate in a winter sport, you MUST complete this registration form and submit your medical forms by Friday, October 27th, 2017.  Any student that is not registered using this form, or that has not completed the necessary medical forms, will NOT be allowed to tryout and participate.  If you need a copy of the medical forms, you can get one from the office during regular school hours.  A copy of the forms are also attached.

Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/Lmfki9JmdgWz2f622

All winter sports are open for tryouts & practices on Monday, October 30, per CCS rules.  All of our Varsity teams are part of the PSAL, and will play a full schedule of league and non-league games.  JV & Freshman boys basketball will play a smaller scheduled based on available teams.  Schedules will be posted on MaxPreps by November 1.

If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Michael Lofberg, at mlofberg@summitps.org.

Thank you & Go Black Bears!

If you have additional questions about Shasta athletics, please reach out to Athletic Director Mike Lofberg at mlofberg@summitps.org.

CLUB UPDATE

Shasta Gaming Club Hosts First Game Night!
On Friday, September 29, the Shasta Gaming Club enthusiastically hosted game night in LS 1 and 2. The club held fundraisers to purchase food and drinks and over 30 students stayed after school for the event. The competition is fierce!

      

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