Welcome Spartans to the 2019-2020 school year

June Message

While this has been a very different ending to our school year, we still want to wish all our graduating students all the best for the future. We hope that we will be able to have a Cap and Gown ceremony in December to properly acknowledge your achievements. To all our other students, have a safe summer and we hope to be all back to a regular school routine in September.

SHS Staff

Stephenville High School

April 23, 2020

MEMO


Dear Parents and Guardians of Grade 9 students:

Our school and the school district are working on ways to assist students who are having difficulty connecting with teachers and classmates in an online learning environment. We are assessing the level of access that students have to electronic devices or the internet in their home. To determine the level of need, the district has created a survey using Google Forms.

The following link will take you to the form. Please complete the survey if possible:

https://forms.gle/9xBnhEjPVZidHbuGA

The results of this survey will allow us to best determine how to support our students. Thank you for taking the time to complete this. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me and I’m happy to help.

J. Blundon

Principal

jeffreyblundon@nlesd.ca



Stephenville High School

April 20, 2020

MEMO

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Our school and the school district are working on ways to assist students who are having difficulty connecting with teachers and classmates in an online learning environment. We are assessing the level of access that students have to electronic devices or the internet in their home. To determine the level of need, the district has created a survey using Google Forms. The following link will take you to the form. The results of this survey will allow us to best determine how to support our students. Please complete the survey if possible:

https://forms.gle/t8en1D8ditijq2kFA

In addition, student term 3 grades will be available on PowerSchool starting Wed, April 22. Paper copies of the report card will not be mailed out. If a Level 3 student requires a digital copy of their report card for post-secondary applications, please email me. Progress reports for alternate courses will be emailed to parents.

Finally, the graduation requirement for 30 volunteer hours has been withdrawn for all Level 3 students for this year only. Memorial University has also waived the 70% required entrance average for students applying for the 2020-2021 academic year.

If you have any questions, please email me at the address below. As always, stay safe and practice social distancing. We will get through this together.

J. Blundon

Principal

jeffreyblundon@nlesd.ca

MEMO (April 8th, 2020)

Students / Parents / Guardians:

This is to inform you of what will be happening at Stephenville High School regarding upcoming report cards and student expectations:


1. Report cards are scheduled to be sent home on April 22. Method(s) of distribution will be determined by the district.

2. At present, teachers are not delivering new curriculum, nor are they providing students with work to be graded. Prior completed work will only be revisited if it assists the student in obtaining credit for a failed course.

3. Once report cards are completed, students' advisory teachers will be reaching out to them regularly to maintain contact, answer questions, and provide support.

4. If students have questions, they are encouraged to reach out to their subject teacher, the Guidance Counsellor or the Administration.

5. Students are encouraged to keep learning on their own. They are encouraged to visit the district website at www.nlesd.ca for learning opportunities.

6. After distribution of report cards, the school will focus on assisting, to the best of our ability, students who have failed courses and are in danger of losing their credits. Level 3 students will be our priority followed by Level 2 and Level 1 students. A plan will be developed for each student based on their individual situation.

7. To the best of our knowledge, report cards printed after April 22 will only be for those students who have obtained a passing grade in a previously failed course or for those students who may require bridging to enter post-secondary.

8. Students & parents will no longer have access to PowerSchool as the teachers work on providing the most accurate mark for students and the school develops plans to assist those students requiring credit rescue. Loss of access will be until further notice.

9. There is still no district plan to allow students access to items left at the school.


As always, stay safe and practice social distancing.


Stephenville High Teachers


FRIDAY, MARCH 27th, 2020

Parents/Guardians/Students:

We are still waiting on direction from the school district as to next steps for senior high students. Please keep in mind that while we wait for this information, we all need to practice social distancing and proper hand washing to keep ourselves and others safe. While we recognize that this is a very stressful time for everyone, do not focus on academics at this point. If you are working at home and wish to reach out to a teacher for information or clarification, that is okay. However, teachers are not providing online work or correcting work that may be sent by students as we do not wish to add more stress to an already difficult situation. As soon as more information is available from the district, it will be posted on the school's website. The teachers at Stephenville High are very concerned about their students' well-being. If you have a concern, feel free to reach out to a teacher. Social distancing is very difficult, but it is essential.

Take care,

Stephenville High Staff

SCHOOL SYSTEM NOTICE OF MOTION (MARCH 28th, 2020)

Mental Health Resources

Feeling lonely? Distressed? Isolated? Need someone to talk to? The following list provides free of charge counselling for mental health:

Warm Line: for people 18 years old and older. Chat with a peer support worker. Open 10 am-12 pm. 1-855-753-2560

Mental Health Crisis Line: Call to receive support during a mental health crisis for you or a family member. 1-888-737-4668

Bridge the gAPP: an online mental health 8 week program that supports mental health wellness and teaches the proper tools to cope. Download Bridge the gAPP

Breathing Room: This program is an online resource that teaches relaxation skills and how to reconnect with yourself through videos, exercises, visualization, music, and much more. Download the Breathing Room-Unlock the Real You app

811 Healthline: Medical advice from experienced Registered Nurses. Call with your questions and get answers. Call 811

Kids Help Phone: a 24/7 national service that offers counselling, information, referrals, from experienced volunteers. Especially for school aged children. Call 1-800-668-6868 or text to talk 686868

School Counsellor: Available for chats and counselling via texts, emails, or phone. Email your school counselor to set up a time using the NLESD email address (rhodamulrooney@nlesd.ca)


NOTE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS (NEW POST : Sunday, MARCH 22nd, 2020)

As per an updated directive from NLESD, students will not be permitted to enter the school this week to retrieve their personal belongings. When more information is available, it will be communicated to parents and students. Thank you for your cooperation.

NEW LINK FOR POWERSCHOOL: https://nlsis.powerschool.com/public/

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NLESD COVID-19 NOTICE (March 11th, 2020)

PROM INFORMATION (February 21st, 2020)


GRADE 9 MATH ONLINE TUTORING/HELP (FEBRUARY 21st, 2020)

Grade 9 Math has been added to CDLI’s Course Review resources. This course covers all 9 units in Grade 9 Math. It has lesson videos, lesson notes, textbook questions (and answers), interactives, self-assessment questions and practice quizzes.

This course is open to anyone (Parents, Teachers, Students etc.) who has a CDLI account. If you do not have a CDLI account, follow the steps on the attached document to create one or follow the steps outlined in our Help Centre below.

You can access this course by completing the following steps:

1. Log in into your CDLI account (go to www.cdli.ca and click on ‘login’ near the top of the screen) . Enter your username and password. A new screen will appear.

2. Click on “go to Brightspace” (top right of screen)

3. Click the Self Registration link on the navigation bar at the top.

4. Choose Grade 9 Math from those courses listed. Follow the prompts to enroll in the course.

Once you have registered for the course, a link to the course will appear in your My Home area of Brightspace.

To access the course materials itself, follow the steps below:

a. Click on the Math 9 Course thumbnail. The Math 9 course review course page should open. (If you have exited the webpage you can get back to it by logging in to your CDLI account, clicking on ‘go to Brightspace” and clicking on the Math 9 thumbnail (pic) you see.

b. Click on “lessons’ near the top left of the screen. A new screen should appear. You are now inside the course where you can access materials, lessons etc.

FOR MORE DETAILS, CLICK HERE!

FAMILY SCHOOL SURVEY (FEBRUARY 21st, 2020) Click on letter for details.

THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF OF STEPHENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

A tremendous thank you to all parents and volunteers who brought items to the school for staff appreciation week. Your generosity and appreciation of what we do was very much appreciated by all.

Feb 14th, 2020



Indigenous Opportunities

For information about indigenous opportunities in the area, please click on the following:

People of the Dawn Indigenous Friendship Centre

Facebook

Website

The Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network

Facebook

Website

Oct 27, 2019


Bus Passes

As per district policy, the school is no longer able to provide bus passes to students.

May 16th, 2109

Helmets are required

Students are reminded that they must wear a helmet if using a bike, skateboard, scooter, etc on school property.

May 13th, 2019



NEW PARKING LOT SIGNS

We ask that you please note that there are two new stop signs posted on the exit side of the building. All vehicles must stop to allow traffic from the front of the building exit.

April 1st, 2019


BUSING/PICKING UP

Please note that as per school policy, school buses have the right of way in leaving the school both in the morning and at the end of the school day. All vehicles entering and leaving the school are expected to follow this policy.

March 7th, 2019


JOSTEN'S GRADUATION RING ORDER

For those interested in ordering a graduation/school ring, please click here.

Nov 2nd, 2018

To access the survey, please click HERE

Oct 12th, 2018

PARENT INFORMATION ON TEENAGER CANNABIS USE

For parents looking for information on teenagers and cannabis use, click HERE

Oct 11th, 2018

HELMET POLICY

Any student coming to school on a bike, scooter, skateboard, etc. MUST wear a helmet as required by provincial law. Students who refuse to wear a helmet are not permitted to use these items on school property. Students will have until Monday, September 17th to get a helmet. NO helmet means the bike, etc is not permitted on school property.

Sept 12th, 2018

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