Silver Hills Celebrations & Reminders
February 13th, 2022
Spring Conferences are this week on Tues. Feb. 15th & Wednesday, Feb. 16th. They are virtual conferences this spring, and core and elective teachers sent out links to sign up for conferences. If you were unable to get a spot on the conference night, please reach out to your grade level counselor and they will be setting up additional conferences with core
No School for Students this Thursday, Feb. 17th, Friday, Feb. 18th and Monday, Feb. 21st. We have teacher in-service days on Thursday and Friday and President’s Day on Monday. I hope that everyone enjoys their long weekend.
General School Business
Family-School Relationship Survey If you have not already taken the annual Family-School Relationships Survey I would really appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to complete it. I review this data personally as do our leadership teams to look for trends and patterns of celebration as well as areas of focus. Your feedback is so valuable to us. We are currently only at 6% of our parent population completing the survey, and we need YOU to help us improve!
Class Registration for Next Year is Coming Up The High Schools will be coming to Silver Hills on Thursday, Nov. 24th to talk to incoming 9th grade students and give them registration materials. We will be going out to elementary schools in late Feburary to do the same thing with incoming 6th grade students, and next year's 7th and 8th grade students will register for classes in early March. More information to follow, but please be on the lookout for information about class offerings for next year.
Masks No Longer Required, but highly encouraged (Repeat) in district schools and buildings. Masks will no longer be required, but I know that many people will choose to continue wearing masks. Please talk with your student and make the decision that is best for your family, and we will be honoring this in the building and classrooms. We will continue to provide masks to anyone that needs one.
Resource for Students Who Did NOT Get Their COVID Testing Incentives (Repeat) Students who were signed up for the State COVID testing and did not get their gift cards in the mail here is a resource at the state for you to reach out to. Students who tested in October should receive these incentives in November. Students who participated in testing during the month of November should receive incentives in December. If you have questions about the status of these incentives, please email email@example.com.
Black History Month (Repeat) is an annual observance originating in the United States; beginning on Tuesday February 1st ending on Tuesday March 1st.
We are highlighting Black and African American contributions to the mental health movement because they are oftentimes overlooked. Without recognizing the lack of representation of Black and African American people in the mental health movement, we do a disservice and continue to inflict harm. Black Americans' contributions to the field of mental health has been long overlooked. The following are trailblazers in the black community and in the mental health movement:
Bebe Moore Campbell
Herman George Canday, Ph.D.
E. Kitch Childs, Ph.D.
Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph.
Strengthening Relationships During Challenging Times (Repeat) Have you had a chance to attend one of our Building Healthy Communities events yet? The next event is a virtual webinar on February 24th from 6-7:30 p.m. and the topic is Strengthening Relationships During Challenging Times. Join us to hear expert insight from Rosalind Wisemen, the nationally acclaimed parenting educator and best-selling author, about strengthening parent-child relationships. Learn more about how to build and preserve better boundaries and ways to successfully navigate conflict. You can learn more about the event and register here.