Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!!

Dear S.H.S. Parent/Guardian,

I hope you enjoyed a restful holiday season with family and friends. My adult daughter and her boyfriend (still boyfriend, no announcement) spent five delightful days with us last week. Unfortunately, they had to leave to go back down south before we received our first real snow last Thursday, so, they missing winter sports. Nonetheless, we had a great time together---he even had the good grace (sense) to let me beat him in Scrabble!

Mid-term exams are fast approaching. They are scheduled for January 22-25. Your student will receive a schedule in T.A.. The schedule is also posted on the website under 'Daily Announcements'. Please be sure to encourage your daughter/son to prepare well and in advance; these exams represent a significant percentage of both semester and full-year courses.

With winter weather now truly here, please remind your student-driver to drive carefully, both in general, and, specificially in our parking lot. Later this month I will be asking all students to park out front and all teachers/sfaff to park out back of the school campus. The rationale for this is a consequence of our on-going efforts to tweak our security procedures. We are installing electronic door locks to the rear of the building which will be locked all day. Teachers/staff will be issued key cards to enter from out back. Students will enter through the front, main entrance.

Wishing you well in 2013,