Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog - Week 35
Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
Week of: April 14 - 18
“The Principal’s Post”
Due to the inclement weather school cancellation on Monday, January 6th, please be aware that school will be in session on Monday, April 21st (our corporation’s fourth scheduled snow make-up day).
EXTENDED DAY SCHEDULE . . . EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY, MAY 19th
NOTICE: Since the day of Monday, February 17th, Seymour Community Schools has been adding an hour in the afternoon to its instructional day. This was done to account for the instructional time lost during the school cancellation days in December, January, February, and . . . yes . . . March.
As school was cancelled due to inclement weather on Monday, March 3rd, this was yet another day of lost instruction to be “made up.”
Last Tuesday evening, the Seymour School Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend our corporation’s original agreed upon extended day schedule. Prior to our March 3rd cancellation, the final day of the “extended day” was to be Friday, May 9th. Our newly revised extended day schedule will now continue until Monday, May 19th.
Barring any further school cancellations in April or May: 1) SCSC schools will return to their normal day dismissal schedules on Tuesday, May 20th, and 2) the final student day will be Thursday, May 22nd. But, I don’t need to remind anyone that we live in Indiana. J
WARMER WEATHER AND STUDENT APPEARANCE
The implementation of a student dress code continues to be a very positive component of our school culture. And as the weather begins to warm, more and more students will be, quite naturally, choosing to wear shorts to school.
Students are reminded of the expectations regarding the length of shorts. “Appropriate knee length,” as defined by our school dress code policy, requires that the length of student shorts extend to the top of the knee. “Mid-thigh” and/or “finger tips” is not the standard. The top of the knee is.
When students arrived to the middle school last August, they were . . . in many cases . . . “shorter.” J They have grown. The knee length shorts that fit in August may or may not be knee length now. We want to avoid any confusion regarding shorts that may have been dress code compliant in August, but because of the physical changes of the student may not be dress code compliant in April.
As the days begin to warm, and as students start to pull out their spring/summer apparel from last fall, please assist us in reinforcing with them that shorts are to be knee length to be appropriate for school.
SMS 7/8 SPRING BOOK FAIR
Submitted by: Mrs. Claycamp
Our Scholastic Book Fair concludes this week in the SMS Library. The Book Fair offers specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult bestsellers, and other great reads from more than 100 publishers.
Today and tomorrow, Tuesday, April 15th, will be the final two days that the Book Fair will be open (9:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M.)
There is still time to take advantage of the Spring Book Fair, and we look forward to seeing you. And, all purchases benefit our school. J
SCSC Summer Sports Camps
Submitted by: Mr. Urbanski
Dear Seymour Community Schools, the web-site below is a NEW URL address that will link you to an on-line registration site for Summer Camps at the high school.
David J. Urbanski
Associate Athletic Director
Seymour High School
2014 ISTEP+ TEST COUNTER . . . THE SECOND HALF
This week: T-minus 9, 8, 7, 6, 5
Until next week...
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