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August 15, 2016

Santa Susana High School - Weekly Message

August 15, 2016

 First Day of School

 Welcome, Troubadours! We are very excited to see our students return to school on Wednesday, August 17 at 8:00 AM. Students will report to their 2nd period class. Students, please be sure to check Aeries the night before and to print your schedule. We will not be distributing schedules at school.

If you notice an error in your schedule, you may email your counselor or request an appointment. However, be sure to follow your schedule as it appears in Aeries; this is how teachers will take attendance.

Again, we eagerly await the arrival of our students and look forward to a fantastic year!

Happy Birthday, Santa Su! This year, Santa Susana High School celebrates twenty years of excellence! To celebrate and highlight our successes, we will be forming a twentieth anniversary committee to help plan events for this year. This committee is open to students, staff, and parents. If you are interested in planning our programs, come to our first meeting on Thursday, August 18 at 5:30 PM in the MPR.
 Student Pick-up  To ensure the safety of our students and to respect the time families spend picking up students, we ask that all students be picked up in the lower lot off of Sequoia. If you arrive to school before your child is in the parking lot waiting to be picked up, you are welcome to park in a marked parking spot. Parking is not permitted in the red curbed traffic circle (roundabout) behind the PAC.Once you know your child is waiting for you in the parking lot, you may pick him or her up in the traffic circle. We strongly encourage parents to wait 10-15 minutes after dismissal before entering the parking lot. This will allow you to get in and out of the parking lot much faster.
Item Drop-Off for Students  In order to preserve the integrity of our instructional time, we cannot deliver to classrooms items brought for students, including lunches, flowers, balloons, or other personal items. Because we never want our students to go without lunch, we will have a table in the main office for you to drop off a lunch for your child. It will be your child's responsibility to check in the main office to see if the lunch was deleivered. Thank you for helping balance the needs of our students and maintaining the integrity of the learning environment.
Aeries It is critical that all students check Aeries on Tuesday, August 16 for any schedule updates. Also, it is best practice for parents and students to continually check Aeries for grades and attendance regularly.
Who's Who, What's What

This year, I am proud to announce new and returning members of our student support team. Mr. Brad Torti proudly returns to our prestigious school. This year he will be a point of contact for all students with a last name beginning with letters A-K. Dr. Angélica Chávez joins us this year as assistant principal. She will be a point of contact for all students with last names beginning with letters L-Z. Mr. Jerry Block also proudly joins Team Troubadour and is here for all students!

In our Counseling Department, Ms. Devyn Thompson returns to us this year and will be supporting students with last names beginning with letters A-F. Dr. Dittmar joins us this year and will be serving students with last names beginning with letters G-N. Finally, Ms. McMahon returns to us this year and will be serving students with last names beginning with letters O-Z.

With regards to our teaching staff, we introduce Mr. Theisen (instrumental music), Mr. Nebens (science), Ms. Lawrence (science), Mr. Forbes (technology/ College and Career Seminar), and Mr. Penny (Sound Engineering).

Upcoming Events  
Wednesday, August 17 First Day of School (periods 2-9)
Thursday, August 18 20th Anniversary Committe Meeting (5:30pm, MPR)
Tuesday, August 23 Performing Arts Parent Info Night (6:00pm)
Monday, September 5 Labor Day, No School
Wednesday, September 7 Back to School Night (6pm, Performing Arts Center)
Friday, September 9 School Picture Day
Monday, September 12 Docent Training (6-7pm, PAC)
Friday, September 16 Staff Development, No School