High School March E-Newsletter

Dear families,

As March unfolds we are only 13 school days away from the end of the 3rd Quarter and 5 weeks away from Spring Break! Our students and teachers have definitely been working hard and they are putting in the extra effort each day.

Just a reminder that there is no school 3/19 as there is an annual staff development day and no school 3/26 for our scheduled storm storm day.

The journey continues towards re-opening the school during COVID-19. We have laid the foundations with a great start to building our wind-fence and painting of the two High School buildings. A big thank you to our families and teachers that helped make this happen at our H.S. site on the outdoor work-day. Our next steps are to complete the fence and get the posts for the outdoor classroom structure.

We are continuing to collaborate with Gualala Arts in the School and will have exciting student projects to exhibit on their online platform in April. Another interesting project that is happening with the help of our families and our local bakery, Trinks, is the donation of wooden chairs for a student art project. We hope we can get to work and have a school fundraiser with this event!

We also have a community art collaboration at the Point Arena Cove with the pier Harbor Master. We will be collaborating with the H.S. students and our Pacific School 3rd-5th grade students to paint an outdoor underwater kelp forest on the concrete blocks currently in place.

Academic tutoring continues to support our H.S. students during distance learning and we are also working with our 8th Grade students to help support their online learning. Our academic tutor, Andrea Mazza, is expanding her role at the High School and will be in the office Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as our Administrative Assistant.

ELPAC testing is taking place in March as well as Open Enrollment (2021-22 enrollment forms will be available later this month). Scholarship opportunities are being emailed to our seniors and families—many of these have spring deadlines so keep an eye out! Please schedule an appointment with the office if you need help with any of these applications.

We look forward to our Family Forum in April and welcome open communication to best serve each individual and unique circumstance during distance learning. Let us know how we can best support you and your family during these challenging times.

Stay Well,

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