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Spartan Update November 20, 2020

Spartan Update November 20, 2020

SPENCER BUTTE SPARTAN UPDATE

November 20, 2020

Next week School Schedule:

Monday, Nov. 23        ‘A’ Day    12:20 Advisory, 1st period, 2nd period, 3rd period

Tuesday, Nov. 24        ‘B’ Day    12:20 Advisory, 4th period, 4th period, 6th period

Wednesday, Nov. 25   ‘C’ Day    Flex Day – Re-Learn & Office Hours

Thursday, Nov. 26      NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving

Friday, Nov. 27           NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Holiday

ASYNCHRONOUS SUPPORT – 9:00AM – 10:30AM ON “A” AND “B” DAYS

We have heard from many families that the morning time, when students are working asynchronously, can be a struggle for students. It is an unstructured time and even though there is work posted on Canvas, some students have a hard time getting started.  Therefore, we have a special Zoom meeting on every “A” and “B” day where students can log-in, get help, find a study partner, chat with the principal or counselor, organize their day, etc. All students are welcome at this time and we encourage folks to try this out! In addition, Homework Club will be offered during this time.  The link for the Asynchronous Support Zoom, can be found by navigating to the “Library” course in Canvas. Your student should click on the “ZOOM SESSION FOR HOMEWORK CLUB” link that is in the 2nd paragraph to join in with Asynchronous Support.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

This Wednesday teachers will be inviting students to re-learn sessions and holding office hours.  We will not be holding extension sessions.  Extensions will resume in December. 

FOOD DRIVE NEEDS DONATIONS

We have extended our food drive collection through December 4th!  Collection bins are out front each week day from 8am to 4pm.  If you can, please help our SBMS Community.

FOOD SUPPORT OVER WINTER BREAK

Please let us know if your family would like food support over winter break.  Call the school at 541-790-8300, or directly contact Heather (acharya_h@4j.lane.edu).  All information will be kept confidential. 

PHOTOS NEEDED FOR THE YEARBOOK

Hello Spencer Butte Community! Yearbook staff are creating a photo spread showcasing students working from home. At this time, we are seeking pictures from all students that would like to share photos of their work spaces or simply ones capturing them working from home. Please submit via email to advisor, Jenn Kotlarek, by Nov. 30th (kotlarek@4j.lane.edu). We will be seeking differently-themed photos frequently, so please watch for continued Spartan Update articles from the yearbook staff. We’re all in this together, so thanks in advance for helping to create our book and supporting us!

STUDENTS – YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE YEARBOOK STAFF!

If you would like to be a part of the most interesting and creative yearbook we’ve ever had here at Spencer Butte, you’re invited to join our staff. We meet every Wednesday at 10:00am via Zoom. Feel free to stop by the next meeting and see what it’s all about. The great thing about this club is that you can contribute as much or as little as you have time for. The one thing that is certain though, is that you will have helped memorialize this most unusual school year for the whole SBMS community. Everyone is welcome! If you have questions, please email advisor, Jenn Kotlarek (kotlarek@4j.lane.edu).

LIBRARY CANVAS COURSE PAGE

Just a reminder that if students accept the email invite to join the Library Canvas course they will have access to a variety of helpful tools for this school year.

They can access the library catalog and place book holds, ask for book recommendations, join our District Librarian’s weekly Wednesday virtual field trips, attend Homework Club, join weekly Yearbook meetings, and much more! Please email Jenn Kotlarek with any questions (kotlarek@4j.lane.edu).