Week of October 14, 2019
Principal's Weekly Update
Southfield Regional Academic Campus and ASPIRE

Southfield Regional Academic Campus and ASPIRE

Hello Southfield Regional and ASPIRE Families,

Our 8th and 9th grade students will participate in the PSAT 8/9 Assessment.   Our 10th and 11th grade students will participate in the PSAT National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT).  PSAT Testing will take place on Wednesday October 16, 2019.  This is a full day of school with regular start and end times for grades K-11. 

PSAT 8/9

•             PSAT 8/9 assessment gives you, your child, and their teachers valuable information about your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses while there’s still plenty of time for them to improve their skills.  Once your child takes the PSAT 8/9, their score report will pinpoint exactly what they need to work on to  graduate from high school and be ready for college.

PSAT National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT)

•             PSAT NMSQT is an important assessment that provides many benefits that can help him or her along the path to college.  If your child is a junior, the PSAT/NMSQT offers him or her the opportunity to enter competitions for scholarships that can help pay for college.  For both sophomores and juniors, the PSAT/NMSQT is also great practice for the SAT®.   They’ll also get personalized feedback on their performance to help improve their skills before taking the SAT.

Please remember several key testing tips to help your child:

 

•             Get a good night’s sleep the night(s) prior to testing

•             Eat a good breakfast the morning(s) of testing

•             Be on time for school

•             Practice reading at home

•             Practice PSAT strategies on Khan Academy

•             Bring an approved calculator

•             Dress comfortably and in layers in case of temperature changes

•             Follow all directions of testing staff

 

Please understand that when students are participating with the paper and pencil PSAT Assessments, they cannot have any electronic devices, including cell phones or electronic watches, with them in the classroom or computer lab.  Neither the teacher nor the school is responsible for the electronic devices; we would prefer students NOT bring electronic devices during testing.  We would very much appreciate it if you could do everything possible to have your child in attendance and on time during these important assessments.   Our collective goal is to provide a positive testing experience.  If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or your building principal.

Sincerely,

Dwayne Eason                                                                                                   Sommer Caldwell

Principal                                                                                                               Supervisor of Assessment

Dwayne.eason@southfieldk12.org                                                           sommer.caldwell-carruthers@southfieldk12.org Upcoming events:

               

                Oct. 16 PSAT SENIORS ARE EXCUSED FROM SCHOOL

                Oct. 17 Mentor/Mentee and PTC conference NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

                                PSTA 6-7 Senior parents can meet with a Financial Aid advisor

                Oct. 23 Senior Picture Day $35

                                Field trip to DIA for select students

                Oct. 28 Field trip Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers

                Oct. 30 Half day. School dismissal 11:00a.m.

Senior parents, senior yearbook picture day will take place on campus .  Pictures are $35 and if students want a senior picture package the cost for packages are $80.

Please join me in congratulating Southfield Regional’s first Homecoming King (Taiwan Griffith), Queen (Destini Little), Prince (Anthony Finnie) and Princess (Farrah Middleton).

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With your support, we can continue to make Southfield Regional Academic Campus and ASPIRE Leadership Academy a School of Excellence for our children. Southfield Regional need’s a vibrant parent involvement. Your contribution, whether it is your time, knowledge, or resources make a difference. We invite you to become an involved member of our PTSA.

Thank you for helping in any way you can and showing your children the importance you place on their education. A strong PTSA represents parent involvement and parent involvement represents student success.

I look forward to getting to know your family. We hope you will join us for our PTA meetings beginning with our first meeting, Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Everyone will have the opportunity to join the PTSA, sign up to be a volunteer. Thank you for your consideration.

Southfield Regional Academic Campus and The ASPIRE Leadership Program wants to emphasize an old-fashioned value: punctuality. We want to train our students to be punctual to school and their classes throughout the day. Students who enter the building from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. will not be allowed to travel to their locker or class, they will be directed to room 200 until the dismissal bell for first hour has rung. This is done to not interrupt the flow of the classroom instruction due to a tardy student. Students are not allowed entry into the building after 8:30 a.m. without a parent or guardian. Students tardy to their class throughout the school day will assigned a after-school detention after the second tardy to their class.

All students entering the building before 7:10 must report to the Cafe/Gym

When entering the building, the breakfast cart will be located at the front door. All students must grab an item from the cart (IT'S FREE). Please place all unwanted breakfast items in the baskets next to the cart. These food items will be available to all throughout the day.

BREAKFAST and LUNCH IS FREE EVERYDAY

Southfield Regional Academic Campus and ASPIRE Leadership Academy

Southfield Regional Academic Campus and ASPIRE Leadership Academy

21705 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI, USAdwayne.eason@southfieldk12.org(248)746-0013southfieldk12.org/schools/hs/southfield-regional-academic-campus/

Finding Your Lemonade Monthly Character Education and Mentoring Program

All students will receive a mentor beginning September 16, 2019. Our mentoring program will focus on the the four Norms of Pastoral Care:

  • Care
  • Support
  • Safety
  • Membership

OCTOBER MONTHLY CHARACTER TRAIT: "RESPONSIBILITY"

What is Responsibility?

When asked what traits parents would like their children to have now and as adults, one of the most common responses is “to be responsible.” This is a broad term which means many different things, including:

  • being dependable so people know they can count on you,
  • keeping one’s word and agreements,
  • meeting one’s commitments,
  • doing something to the best of one’s ability,
  • being accountable for one’s behavior,
  • accepting credit when you do things right and acknowledging mistakes,
  • being a contributing member of one’s family, community and society.

Being responsible is a key to children’s success both in school and in the larger world when they grow up.

Every classroom will designate time to speak about RESPONSIBILITY.

We are asking our families to participate with us.

Question Prompts:

What are 5 responsible behaviors?

What are ways you can show responsibility?

What are examples of being responsible in school or class?

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9 Ways to Take Responsibility for Your Life

  • Take responsibility for your thoughts, feelings, words and actions. ...
  • Stop blaming. ...
  • Stop complaining. ...
  • Refuse to take anything personal. ...
  • Make yourself happy. ...
  • Live in the present moment. ...
  • Use the power of intention. ...
  • Feel calm and confident.

Progress Reports and Report Cards

MiStar Parent Connect
Do you want to know how your child is doing in school? With MiStar Parent Connect you never have to be in the dark about your child’s progress. MiStar Parent Connect is a communication tool that gives you timely updates, easy review of homework assignments, attendance, grades, meal balances and more! Visit the MiStar Parent Portal to make sure contact information (phone and email) is up-to-date.

SPS Dress Code

Southfield Public Schools Dress Code Guidelines

Southfield Public Schools is dedicated to preparing each student for college and career readiness. Student dress should promote a positive learning environment, encourage community and family ties, and support healthy and safe behavior.

A Southfield Public School District student will not dress in a manner that negatively impacts the learning process or educational setting. Students may not dress in a manner that is obscene, offensive, provocative, distractive, or indecent as these detract from the learning environment. This includes, but is not limited to, students wearing clothing that positively supports and depicts messages of violence, drugs, sexual themes, hate, vulgarity, and criminal behaviors. Students are expected to adhere to the following appearance guidelines while on school property and during school-related events:

  • Clothing must be worn in a tasteful manner. Shirts, blouses, and tops should fully cover backs, torsos, and cleavage on all students (males, females and gender non-conformists), without any indecent exposure, including undergarments and associated undergarment straps or bands. No low cut tops allowed or bare midriffs (all students). Accordingly, pants that “sag” to expose underwear, torn or ripped pants, or shirts that rise up to expose skin are prohibited.
  • Pants, shorts, and skirts should be worn appropriately. Pants, trousers, and bottoms should fully cover undergarments, without any indecent exposure including underwear linings and underwear bands. Skirts should fully cover the entire thigh. If leggings/yoga pants are worn, shirts or skirts should cover the buttocks.
  • If students decide to wear clothing or accessories with messaging, the messages must be positive, and not include hateful, offensive, violent or explicit language, images, or words. Students should not wear items of clothing which have obscene, vulgar or sexual statements or pictures/images which promote alcohol, tobacco or illegal substances.
  • Students are not to wear pajamas or loungewear, sheer garments and or tight form-fitting clothing. Clothing with excessive tears or otherwise in disrepair should not be worn.
  • School appropriate footwear must be worn on school premises at all times (no flip flops, house shoes or athletic slides).
  • Hooded sweatshirts are allowed, but hoods may not be worn indoors. Hats and coats are to be stored in the student’s locker during the school day. No bandanas, do-rags or gang-affiliated attire are permitted.

Southfield Public Schools recognizes that each student’s choice of dress and grooming is an expression of personal style and individual preference. Southfield Public Schools will not interfere with a student’s decision regarding their appearance, except when the choices interfere with the learning environment or school safety.

Students with three or more dress code violations will be subject to short-term suspension.

Southfield Regional Academic Campus/ASPIRE Leadership Academy Start and Dismissal Time

Full Day Start Time and Dismissal Time

7:20 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Half Day Start Time and Dismissal Time

7:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

2019-2020 PTA Membership

Please join the the Southfield Regional Academic Campus and ASPIRE Leadership Academy PTA. We want to restart our PTA. Membership is only $10. Please contact the main office if you are interested. PTA meetings will be held the third Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 2    Count Day

        3     Mentor/Mentee conference day cancelled moved to 12:00 p.m. Oct. 17, 2019

        16  PSAT for 8th-11th grade. NO SCHOOL FOR SENIORS

        17 1st Trimester Parent Teacher Conference 4 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

PTSA 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  Financial Aid advisor will be in attendance to speak to parents about Pell grants

       23   Senior Picture Day

       30 Half day Dismissal at 11:00 a.m.

4 A's of Success

Academics - you don't have to be the best student but, if you maintain a growth mindset, to FAIL will be a First Attempt In Learning.

Attendance - When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.

Activities - The quality of life is determined by its activities. Aristotle

Attitude - Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Your attitude determines your direction.

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September 27, 2019
Count day

Parents:

Wednesday, October 2 is Count Day.  All students need to be in attendance to assist with pupil accounting. Please plan accordingly, your cooperation is appreciated. Thank you Warriors!

September 18, 2019
September PTA Dean's Report

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