Flu Vaccination Information:
Parent Interest Survey [CLICK HERE]
The purpose of this survey is to gather information for planning. It is not a registration or enrollment form and does not commit your student to in-person or virtual learning.
Currently, the Governor’s executive order and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) requires school districts to remain in Plan B for students in grades 6-12. OCS’s Plan B includes two days per week of in-person instruction with Cohort A attending on Mondays and Tuesdays and Cohort B attending on Thursdays and Fridays. In addition to in-person learning, OCS also offers Onslow Virtual School (OVS), which is the virtual option required by the executive order.
Although the state has not determined whether students in grades 6-12 will transition to Plan A and be able to attend school five days per week, or remain in Plan B for the second semester, OCS would like to know what you would choose for your student if options are available. Therefore, we are surveying parents of secondary students to determine the level of interest in transferring into or out of an in-person setting for the second semester, which begins on January 5, 2021. Information from the survey will be used to inform district planning efforts. If the district plan includes options for transitioning between in-person and virtual settings, you will be asked to complete an official choice and commitment form.
Thank you for completing this survey and helping us collect information that will inform OCS options for parents and students.
COLT CALLS 10/26/20
Good Evening Parents, students and staff,
This is Joycelyn Cassidy, principal of SWM with your Colt Call for the week of 10.26 to 10.30.
Parents, please be on the look out for an interest survey to be provided for all OCS families with student 6-12. This interest survey is for the purpose of gathering information regarding feedback on your options if the current blended learning environment changes. A call and email will be sent out on Monday.
8th Grade parents, we have our first set of benchmarks for Science scheduled for Monday for Cohort A and Thursday for Cohort B. Please discuss with your students the need to try their very best. Encore classes for 7th and 8th grade will be flipped to accommodate testing time.
Report cards for cohort B were distributed last Thursday and Cohort A will be distributed on 10/26. If you have concerns about your students’ performance, I encourage you to reach out and communicate with teachers. Please do not wait, and remember, at this time all conferences will be by phone or virtual.
Parents, please remember the 7 question survey in reference to family engagement activities for the Fall. Please check out the SWM website for the link. Any feedback you give will be appreciated and the survey will remain open until 11/24.
And speaking of family engagement, SWMS is providing a Technology Tips Series. Videos will be posted on the website under the section called Family Navigation these video clips show brief step-by-step instructions on how to handle certain tasks associated with our blended learning environment. These tips include information on how to locate agendas and weekly assignments; how to navigate power school and what to look for to confirm an assignment has been turned in. Check them out, we will update the Technology Tips throughout the year.
Activities for Red Ribbon Week will begin on 10/26. Along with the daily activities for the week, SWM will sponsor a can food drive. Let’s see which cohort can bring in the most items to support our families and the CHEW program. Each day has the following themes and activities:
Monday: Wear neon bright colors to show that “My Future is Bright”.
Tuesday: Red Day! Wear as much red as possible to support Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday: Faculty Costume Contest: Cast your vote on the staff member that has the best costume in support of Red Ribbon Week.
Thursday: “Make Drugs History with Throwback Thursday”, dress from any decade or throw it back to childhood.
Friday: Unity Day “Orange you glad you’re are Drug Free”. Wear your SWMS Colt colors black/orange
Students on the days that you are participating in RL, you too can be part of the fun. Just take a picture of yourself wearing the Red Ribbon theme and email to your teacher or Ms. Williams, the Guidance Counselor.
A brief virtual presentation was provided to the Math 1 students that may be interested in applying for the OECHS during the 2021-2022 school year. Another presentation will be provided for parents on Nov 12. Attendance to the presentation will require registration. More information on the registration process will provided later.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, goodbye!