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Great News!
Dedicated Sea Turtle Nest #188 was laid on June 29
in the Palmetto Dunes beach area on Hilton Head Island.
In approximately 60 days, the nest will hatch and
baby hatchlings will emerge and head towards the ocean.
Updated nest information will be sent
once the nest is inventoried.







Parents and Guardians,

It was so great to see all the parents last week at orientation but especially great to see the students. I had a few questions that might be questions from several families.So, I thought I would answer for everyone:

What did I miss if I missed the parent orientation? We were able to network and mingle with parents so you missed a chance to meet other parents. But there will be plenty of time to meet others. We went over a few important pieces of information that I will summarize below. (And you will find in the student handbook which will go home on Aug 16th with your student.)

When do students get their key cards? Upon arrival to school on the 16th.

When do they get their schedule? They will get their schedule on the morning of the 16th upon arrival to school.

Who is vaccinated for COVID? I wont be asking who is vaccinated for COVID so I will not be able to share who is vaccinated.

Do students need to wear masks? At this time, it is a student/family choice. Masks are not required.

Where are the student lockers? We don't have lockers. They need to carry or bring their own things and carry around the school.

Parking spaces? We share parking with Charlies restaurant across the street. If our parking lot is full, park there and be careful crossing the street. We are working on a long term plan to expand the "driveway".

How do I stay informed? Like us and follow us on Facebook or Instagram. Also, each weekend, I will send out a weekly email that is like a brain dump. It will have lots of news and information to keep you in the loop. Please make sure your email is correct in Power School. Also, our office manager, Lisa Giovannitti will scan in your private and confidential login info for Power School. Grades and attendance will be kept in Power School.

Will my student's have homework? I expect teachers to find mastery in the classroom. Over the pandemic, homework was poured onto students across our nation. Parents found themselves reteaching and students googled their way through homework. HW teaches very little when that happens. With smaller class sizes, there is no reason that a teacher cannot find mastery in class. So, homework should not be a common practice. If a student is taking (AP) Advanced Placement, that is a different story due to the large number of standards and content to cover.

My student wants to be in honors. How do I change to honors? I can take time to explain how honors should allow students to take subjects deeper and cover the breadth and how we plan to do that. But the simple answer is students will take home an honors contract the first week of school and parents will need to sign if they plan to change from a regular class to honors.

What about lunch? The Hurricane Fuel Center will be in motion soon. But for the first week of school, please have your students pack their snacks and lunch if they get hungry. The culinary arts class will plan to provide meals but they need the first week to get rolling. The Hurricane Fuel Center will be upstairs and provide healthy options for students who need to grab a quick drink and/or snack at no charge to students.

What are the uniforms? Use your adult like judgement as a student and look like a student. Do not wear something that will draw attention from the learning. No hats, no hoodies covering your head, no slippers, no pajamas, etc. I don't want to see bellies or low cut shirts. Look presentable.

Can students use elevator? Yes, if they need it for physical reasons or conditions. Walking and taking stairs is the preferred method to go up and down.

Can students go to their car in between classes or during classes? Yes, with teacher permission during class. In between classes, yes. Just don't be late for class.

How do we know if our students are tardy or absent? Check PowerSchool.

Can I drop my student off at the street to walk into parking lot? Sure, but at your own risk, just be careful.

DHEC has changed their definition of a close contact in schools.
A close contact is someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes) from 48 hours prior to symptom onset of the infected person. The close contact definition excludes students who were within 3 to 6 feet of an infected student if both the infected student and the exposed student(s) wore masks during the exposure time. This exception does not apply to teachers, staff, or other adults in the indoor classroom setting. Still in effect - Individuals who are fully vaccinated and do not have symptoms do NOT need to quarantine after a close contact. Also still in effect - People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days and recovered and do not have symptoms do NOT need to quarantine.


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ATHLETICS

MONDAY (10/25):

XC PRACTICE 2:00-3:15pm (Celebration Park)

SAILING PRACTICE 3:15-4:15pm (Heritage)

GOLF TRAINING 3:00pm (Golden Bear-Indigo Run)

TUESDAY(10/26):

XC PRACTICE 2:00-3:15pm (Celebration Park)

SAILING PRACTICE TBD ( Check the app)

WEDNESDAY(10/27):

XC PRACTICE 2:00-3:15pm(Celebration Park)

SAILING PRACTICE TBD(check the app)

SAILING MEETING 3:30pm (students interested in joining sailing program) (Heritage)

GOLF TRAINING 3:00pm (Country Club of HH)

THURSDAY(10/28):

XC PRACTICE 2:00-3:15pm (Jarvis Park)

SAILING PRACTICE TBD(check app)

FRIDAY(10/29):

XC PRACTICE - TBD

SAILING PRACTICE TBD(check app)

SATURDAY(10/30):

XC SCISA STATE MEET 12:30pm (Heathwood Hall - Columbia)

Golf Roster:
Savannah Jonsson Grade 6
Siri Jonsson Grade 6
Keira Doran Grade 7
Kate Lively Grade 8
Bridget McMahon Grade 10
Sofia Cipriano Grade 11
Riley McKinnon Grade 11
Athletic Director - Liz Nash
Head Coach - Dan Jackson
Assistant Coach - Tim Sutherland

SWIM MEET SCHEDULE

Saturday Sept 11
Island Rec Center HHCA

Saturday October 16
SCISA State Meet

ROSTER
Dora Prudhomme: 10th Grade