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  • February Activities - The February Activity calendar is attached.
  • No School on Wednesday, February 1st - There is no school for students this Wednesday for a teacher professional development day.
  • Teddy's Closet & Food Pantry- Parents and students, you are welcome to visit Teddy's Closet in room 101 after school on Wednesdays from 2-3:30 pm.  We have food and clothing/shoes available for anyone with a need.  If you have clothing/shoes to donate, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Mrs. Odom, at [email protected] or extention 101.
  • 8th Graders - Atwater High School is having their 8th Grade Orientation Night on Tuesday, February 7th at 6 pm in the new gym.  See attached flyer for details.
  • Yearbooks -  Interested in purchasing a yearbook and creating your own custom page? You can purchase a yearbook as of today! Ordering and customizing information on the attached flyers. You can also contact Ms. Garcia [email protected] or Mrs. Samra [email protected] for any other questions. 
  • Khan Academy Math Incentive Reminder - Please encourage your student to complete their Khan Academy Math levels.  Incentives:  50% of Grade Level course mastery by February 17th - Prize: trip to Bellevue Bowl;
    90% of Grade Level course mastery by April 19th - Prize:  Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Trip.
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called our FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • After School Learning Lab - Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3-4 pm. Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend! 
  • Athletics
    • January 30 - Girls basketball vs. Rivera at Rivera Middle School
  • Important Dates-
    • February 1 - No School for students - Teacher Professional Development Day
    • February 6 to 10 - Valentine Grams Sales
    • February 7 to 9 - Girls Basketball Tournament
    • February 7 - AHS 8th grade Orientation Night 6 pm
    • February 7 - 7th Grade Reward Trip - Bellevue Bowl
    • February 8 - 8th Grade Reward Trip - Bellevue Bowl
    • February 8 - 3rd Quarter Progress Reports Mailed Home
    • February 10 to 17 - Spirit Dress Up days (details in calendar)
    • February 13 - Track Practice Begins (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays)
    • February 14 - Valentine Grams delivered
    • February 14 to 16 - Baseball Tryouts
    • February 16 - Spring Picture Day
    • February 17 - Khan Academy Math: 50% Grade Level Due Date for Prize
    • February 20 to 24 - Presidents Day Recess
    • February 28 to March 1 - Softball Tryouts
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz


  • January Activities - The January Activity calendar is attached.
  • Teddy's Closet & Food Pantry- Parents and students, you are welcome to visit Teddy's Closet in room 101 after school on Wednesdays from 2-3:30 pm.  We have food and clothing/shoes available for anyone with a need.  If you have clothing/shoes to donate, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Mrs. Odom, at [email protected] or extention 101.
  • Parent Presentation - Merced County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services will be presenting an informational session for parents regarding The Dangers of Vaping and Fentanyl.   There will be two presentation options to choose from:
    • Wednesday, January 25 at 8:45 a.m. at Mitchell Senior in Room 113
    • Wednesday, January 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Bellevue Gym
      For more information, please contact Ana Boyenga at (209) 357-6100.
  • Yearbooks -  Interested in purchasing a yearbook and creating your own custom page? You can purchase a yearbook as of today! Ordering and customizing information on the attached flyers. You can also contact Ms. Garcia [email protected] or Mrs. Samra [email protected] for any other questions. 
  • Rescheduled! - Atwater High School and Buhach Colony High School counselors will be visiting the 8th grade FLIGHTS classes on Thursday, January 26 to share information regarding registration.  Students will attend the school presentation they are currently assigned to based on address on file.
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called our FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • After School Learning Lab - Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3-4 pm. Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend! 
  • Athletics
    • January 23 - Girls basketball vs. Cruickshank at Mitchell Senior
    • January 26 - Girls basketball vs. Hoover at Hoover
  • Important Dates-
    • January 26 - High School counselors visiting 8th grade FLIGHTS classes (rescheduled from January 10)
    • January 28 - County Honor Band at BCHS
    • February 1 - No School for students - Teacher Professional Development Day
    • February 7 - 7th Grade Reward Trip - Bellevue Bowl
    • February 8 - 8th Grade Reward Trip - Bellevue Bowl
    • February 8 - 3rd Quarter Progress Reports Mailed Home
    • February 16 - Spring Picture Day
    • February 20 to 24 - Presidents Day Recess
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz


  • January Activities - The January Activity calendar is attached.
  • No School on Monday, January 16, 2023 - There is no school tomorrow, January 16, 2023 in honor the Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday.  School will resume on Tuesday, January 17th.
  • Measurable Results Assessment Families Survey - Mitchell Senior would like your input on the Measurable Results Assessment survey. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes on average. Your input is appreciated to continue to build upon Mitchell Senior's leadership, climate, and culture. Please complete the survey by tomorrow, January 17th. Thank you to those that have already completed it! Thank you so much. Here is the link:  https://www.leaderinme.com/s/mitchell-senior-elementary/families
  • Teddy's Closet - Parents and students, you are welcome to visit Teddy's Closet in room 101 after school on Wednesdays from 2-3:30 pm.  We have clothing and shoes available for anyone with a need.  If you have clothing/shoes to donate, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Mrs. Odom, at [email protected] or extention 101.
  • Winter Semi-Formal Dance - Students can welcome the New Year with fun, friends, and dancing!  Friday, January 20, 2023 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the gym.  Tickets are on sale at lunch (7th grade room 203, 8th grade room 116) from January 17-January 20.  The cost is $5.00.  Students can come as they are or dress up!  Pictures, food, and drinks will be available for purchase.
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called our FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • After School Learning Lab - Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3-4 pm. Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend! 
  • Athletics
    • January 17 - Girls basketball at Cruickshank
    • January 19 - Girls basketball vs. Tenaya at Mitchell Senior
  • Important Dates-
    • January 16 - No School - MLK Jr Day
    • January 20 - AVID Hosted Semi-formal Winter Dance 5-7 pm
    • January 26 - High School counselors visiting 8th grade FLIGHTS classes (rescheduled from January 10)
    • January 28 - County Honor Band at BCHS
    • February 1 - No School for students - Teacher Professional Development Day
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Happy New Year! - Welcome Back!  School will resume Tuesday, January 3, 2023.  
  • January Activities - The January Activity calendar is attached.
  • CJSF - It is time to complete 2nd Quarter applications! Students must see Mrs. Leon in Room 109 before or after school to pick up an application. They will need their 2nd quarter grades to complete the application. Applications are due before or after school in Room 109 by Friday, January 13th.
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called our FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • After School Learning Lab - Learning Lab is open again! Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3-4 pm. Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend! 
  • Important Dates-
    • January 3 - School resumes / 3rd Quarter Begins!
    • January 10 - High School visits to 8th graders
    • January 16 - No School - MLK Jr Day
    • January 20 - AVID Hosted Semi-formal Winter Dance 5-7 pm
    • January 28 - County Honor Band at BCHS
    • February 1 - No School for students - Teacher Professional Development Day
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz
  • December Activities - The December Activity calendar is attached.
  • December Dress up Days (DUDs)-
    • Monday, Dec. 12 is "Channel Your Flannel" (Flannel Day)
    • Tuesday, Dec. 13 is "Sweater Weather" (Ugly Festive Sweater Day)
    • Wednesday, Dec. 14 is "Mistle-toes and Tree Toppers" (Holiday Socks (and Crocs) & Hats)
    • Thursday, Dec. 15 is "Comfort and Joy" (Pajama Day)
  • Band Christmas Concert - The Mitchell Senior Thunderbird Band and Color Guard will be performing at our annual Christmas Concert on tomorrow, Monday, December 12th at 6:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:15 pm.
  • Winter Break - School will be in recess beginning Friday, December 16 through Monday, January 2, 2023.  School will resume Tuesday, January 3, 2023.  Please note, Thursday, December 15th is a minimum day.  Dismissal is 1:37 pm.
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called our FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • After School Learning Lab - Learning Lab is closed this week.  It will open up again after winter break.  Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3-4 pm. Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend! 
  • Important Dates-
    • December 12 & 13 - 8th grade Ice Skating Field Trips
    • December 12 to 15 - Dress-up Days
    • December 12 - Band Christmas Concert 
    • December 15 - End of 2nd Quarter and Minimum Day (early release 1:37pm)
    • December 15 - Holly Jolly Candy Grams delivered
    • December 16 to January 2 - Winter Break
    • January 3 - School resumes / 3rd Quarter Begins!
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz
  • December Activities - The December Activity calendar is attached.
  • Pennies for Presents - Thank you for your participation in our Pennies for Presents competition for the Atwater Police and Fire Toy Drive last week!  Our school raised over $350 for this great cause.  
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called our FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • After School Learning Lab - Learning Lab is open!!  Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3-4 pm.  Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend! 
  • December Dress up Days (DUDs)
    • Friday, Dec. 9 is "Festive is Always in Style (Dress as festive as possible)
    • Monday, Dec. 12 is "Channel Your Flannel" (Flannel Day)
    • Tuesday, Dec. 13 is "Sweater Weather" Ugly Festive Sweater Day
    • Wednesday, Dec. 14 is "Mistle-toes and Tree Toppers" (Holiday Socks (and Crocs) & Hats)
    • Thursday, Dec. 15 is "Comfort and Joy" (Pajama Day)
  • Athletics - Girls’ Basketball tryouts will be held December 5 & 6, 2022 after school.  Student Athletes must have their Medical Clearance Packet submitted to the office prior to trying-out. Grade eligibility is based on Second Quarter Progress Report grades. Student Athletes must meet the eligibility requirements prior to trying out.
  • Band Christmas Concert - The Mitchell Senior Thunderbird Band and Color Guard will be performing at our annual Christmas Concert on Monday, December 12th at 6:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:16 pm.
  • Winter Break - School will be in recess beginning Friday, December 16 through Monday, January 2, 2023.  School will resume Tuesday, January 3, 2023.  Please note, Thursday, December 15th is a minimum day.  Dismissal is 1:37 pm.
  • Important Dates-
    • December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 - Ice Skating Field Trips
    • December 5 to 6 - Girls Basketball Tryouts
    • December 5 to 9 - CJSF Holly Jolly Candy Gram Sales
    • December 8 - Hour of Code in 8th period
    • December 8 - AVID Gingerbread Night (AVID families only)
    • December 9 - Winter Rally in 8th period
    • December 9 to 15 - Dress-up Days
    • December 12 - Band Christmas Concert 
    • December 15 - End of 2nd Quarter and Minimum Day (early release 1:37pm)
    • December 15 - Minimum Day - Release time is 1:37 pm
    • December 16 to January 2 - Winter Break
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz
  • Welcome Back - We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break.  School resumes tomorrow, November 28th.
  • December Activities - The December Activity calendar is attached.
  • Canned Food Drive -  Thank you all so much for your generosity!  We we able to provide 814 food items to families in need in our community for Thanksgiving.
  • Pennies for Presents - Our Pennies for Presents competition for the Atwater Police and Fire Toy Drive begins tomorrow and runs through Friday, December 2nd.
  • Atwater Christmas Parade - The Atwater Christmas Parade is this Friday, December 2nd in downtown Atwater.  Come out and cheer on our award winning Thunderbird Band!
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called our FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • After School Learning Lab - Learning Lab is open!!  Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3-4 pm.  Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend!  
  • Important Dates-
    • November 28 to December 2 - Pennies for Presents
    • December 2 - Atwater Christmas Parade
    • December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 - Ice Skating Field Trips
    • December 5 to 6 - Girls Basketball Tryouts
    • December 5 to 9 - CJSF Holly Jolly Candy Gram Sales
    • December 8 - Hour of Code in 8th period
    • December 8 - AVID Gingerbread Night (AVID families only)
    • December 9 - Winter Rally in 8th period
    • December 9 to 15 - Dress-up Days
    • December 12 - Band Christmas Concert 
    • December 15 - End of 2nd Quarter and Minimum Day (early release 1:37pm)
    • December 16 to January 2 - Winter Break
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz
  • November Activities - The November Activity calendar is attached.
  • Canned Food Drive -  Mitchell Senior is having a canned food contest to help serve people in need. We will be collecting canned goods Monday-Friday this week in 1st period classes.  See flyer attached.
  • Gratitude Grams - Thank you to all who bought gratitude grams last week!  The grams will be delivered on November 18th during 8th period.
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called our FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • After School Learning Lab - Learning Lab is open!!  Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3-4 pm.  Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend!  
  • Athletics this Week:  
    • November 14:  Boys Basketball vs Cruickshank at Mitchell
    • November 15:  Boys Basketball vs Tenaya at Mitchell
  • Important Dates-
    • November 14-18:  Holiday Canned Food Drive
    • November 16:  2nd quarter Progress Reports Mailed home
    • November 21-25:  No School -Thanksgiving Break
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz
  • November Activities - The November Activity calendar is attached.
  • Fall Back - Don't for get that Daylight Saving Time ended at 2 am this morning.  Clocks should have been turned back an hour.
  • Spirit Day - Thursday, November 10th is a spirit day in honor of Veteran's Day.  Please encourage your child to wear red, white, and blue!
  • November 11th - There is no school this Friday in honor of Veteran's Day.
  • Gratitude Grams - CJSF will have Gratitude Grams on sale during lunch this week.  The cost is $1.  The grams will be delivered on November 18th during 8th period.
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called our FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • After School Learning Lab - Learning Lab is open!!  Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3-4 pm.  Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend!  
  • Athletics this Week:  
    • November 7:  Boys Basketball vs Hoover at Mitchell
    • November 8:  Boys Basketball vs Tenaya at Tenaya
    • November 9:  Boys Basketball vs. Rivera at Mitchell
  • Important Dates-
    • November 11:  No School - Veteran's Day
    • November 14-18:  Holiday Canned Food Drive
    • November 16:  2nd quarter Progress Reports Mailed home
    • November 21-25:  No School -Thanksgiving Break
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz
  • November Activities - The November Activity calendar is attached.
  • Monday, October 31st -  HALLOWEEN Costumes are allowed as long they are school appropriate - no fake or real weapon props, no gore, and no full face masks!  
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called our FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • After School Learning Lab - Learning Lab is open!!  Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3-4 pm.  Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend!  
  • Athletics this Week:  
    • November 3 - Boys Basketball vs. Cruickshank at Cruickshank
  • Important Dates-
    • October 31:  Halloween - Costumes okay for the rally!
    • November 4:  Khan Academy Quarter 1 Movie/Popcorn Reward
    • November 11:  No School - Veteran's Day
    • November 16:  2nd quarter Progress Reports Mailed home
    • November 21-25:  No School -Thanksgiving Break
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz
  • October Activities - The October Activity calendar is attached.
  • Red Ribbon Week - This week is Red Ribbon Week.  Please encourage your student to participate in the dress up days sponsored by ASB.  See attached RRW flyer.
  • Candy Grams - CJSF Spooktakular Candy Grams that were purchased last week will be delivered 8th period on Monday, October 31st - Halloween!  Thank you for your support of this fundraiser for CJSF!
  • Monday, October 31st -  HALLOWEEN Costumes are allowed as long they are school appropriate - no fake or real weapon props, no gore, and no full face masks!  
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called our FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • After School Learning Lab - Learning Lab is open!!  Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3-4 pm.  Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend!  
  • Athletics this Week:  
    • October 24 & 25:  Boys Basketball Tryouts - gym
  • Important Dates-
    • October 24-28:  Red Ribbon Week
    • October 27:  7th grade Quarter 1 reward trip to Rockin' Jump
    • October 28:  8th grade Quarter 1 reward trip to Rockin' Jump
    • October 31:  Candy Gram delivery day! Costumes okay for the rally!
    • November 11:  No School - Veteran's Day
    • November 16:  2nd quarter Progress Reports Mailed home
    • November 21-25:  No School -Thanksgiving Break
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz
  • October Activities - The October Activity calendar is attached.
  • Safety Week - This week is safety week.  On Monday our staff and students will be participating in Bus Evacution drills and on Thursday we will take part in the Great CA Shake Out (earthquake drill), fire drill, and School Evacuation Drill.
  • Candy Grams Sales - CJSF Spooktakular Candy Grams go on sale for $1 each begining Monday, October 17th through Friday, October 21st at lunch - they will be delivered 8th period on Monday, October 31st - Halloween!  
  • Fall Festival - Fall Festival tickets go on sale for $5 each Tuesday, October 18th through Friday, October 21st at lunch.  Students must meet eligibilty requirements for Dances/Socials listed in the FLIGHTS Manual.  Fall Festival is Friday, 3pm-5pm to those who qualified and purchased tickets only.  Tickets will stop being sold at lunch.  Students can bring money for food booths and trucks and game tickets available at the festival!  No costumes necessary as we will be allowing costumes on Monday, October 31st for a costume contest at the Fall Rally!  
  • Rockin' Jump 1st Quarter Reward Trip - Permission slips available starting Tuesday, October 18th from FLIGHTS teachers and can be turned in to room 116 with $6 starting Wednesday, October 19th.  This reward is available to the first 150 7th graders and 150 8th graders!  DON'T WAIT to turn in your forms and money! 7th grade trip is on October 27th and 8th graders on October 28th.
  • October 31st -  HALLOWEEN Costumes are allowed as long they are school appropriate - no fake or real weapon props, no gore, and no full face masks!  
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called our FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • After School Learning Lab - Learning Lab is open!!  Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3-4 pm.  Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend!  * NOTE there will be no Learning Lab this Friday due the Fall Festival.
  • Athletics this Week:  
    • October 17 - Boys Volleyball and Girls Soccer games at Mitchell Senior
    • October 18 - Tournaments begin - see coach for details of dates/locations
  • Important Dates-
    • October 17-21:  Candy Gram sales
    • October 21:  Red Ribbon Walk featuring our band
    • October 21:  Fall Festival 3-5 pm
    • October 24-28:  Red Ribbon Week
    • October 27:  7th grade Quarter 1 reward trip to Rockin' Jump
    • October 28:  8th grade Quarter 1 reward trip to Rockin' Jump
    • October 31:  Candy Gram delivery day! Costumes okay for the rally!
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz
  • October Activities - The October Activity calendar is attached.  Lots going on this month!
  • End of First Quarter - Friday, October 7th was the end of the first quarter.  Report cards will be mailed home on Wednesday, October 12th.
  • Fall Picture Retakes - Wednesday, October 12th is our fall picture retake day.  Students who were not here on picture day in August or those needing retakes (simply return your original package on picture retake day) will be called out to get their picture taken in the cafeteria/multi-purpose room.  You can still order on mylifetouch.com with our Picture Day ID: EVTJFG6JS.  Students can pick up a online order flyer in the office or see attached.
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called our FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • After School Learning Lab - Learning Lab is open!!  Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3-4 pm.  Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend!
  • Athletics this Week:  
    • October 11:  Boys Volleyball & Girls Soccer vs. Tenaya at Tenaya
    • October 13:  Boys Volleyball & Girls Soccer vs. Hoover at Mitchell Senior
  • Important Dates-
    • October 12:  Report cards mailed home
    • October 15:  Santa Cruz Band Review
    • October 17-21:  Candy Gram sales
    • October 21:  Red Ribbon Walk featuring our band
    • October 21:  Fall Festival 3-5 pm
    • October 24-28:  Red Ribbon Week
    • October 27:  7th grade Quarter 1 reward trip to Rockin' Jump
    • October 28:  8th grade Quarter 1 reward trip to Rockin' Jump
    • October 31:  Candy Gram delivery day!
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz
  • October Activities - October is a very busy month at Mitchell Senior!  Please see the attached activity calendar for October and encourage your child to participate!
  • End of First Quarter - Friday, October 7th is the end of the first quarter.  Report cards will be mailed home on Wednesday, October 12th.
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called our FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • After School Learning Lab - Learning Lab is open!!  Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3-4 pm.  Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend!
  • World Finest Chocolate Fundraiser - Thank you to everyone who participated in this schoolwide fundraiser!  All candy money was due Friday, September 30th.  If your child still has money out, please have them bring it to the office immediatly to avoid being placed on the obligation list.
  • Athletics this Week:  
    • October 3:  Boys Volleyball & Girls Soccer vs. Hoover at Hoover
    • October 4:  Boys Volleyball & Girls Soccer vs. Cruickshank at Cruickshank
    • October 6:  Boys Volleyball & Girls Soccer vs. Rivera at Rivera
  • Important Dates-
    • October 7:  End of 1st Quarter
    • October 7: WEB hosted Ice Cream Social 3-3:45 pm
    • October 12:  Report cards mailed home
    • October 15:  Santa Cruz Band Review
    • October 17-21:  Candy Gram sales
    • October 21:  Fall Festival 3-5 pm
    • October 24-28:  Red Ribbon Week
    • October 27:  7th grade Quarter 1 reward trip to Rockin' Jump
    • October 28:  8th grade Quarter 1 reward trip to Rockin' Jump
    • October 31:  Candy Gram delivery day!
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz
  • Please Complete - If you haven't yet, please complete the form in this LINK.  We need 100% of our families to complete this in order to maintain our eligibility for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision.  The District is required to collect a household income form for each student to maintain our eligibility for that program and to ensure we receive all of our state and federal funding. Please take less than 5 minutes to complete this form so that we can ensure that your child’s school receives appropriate funding. 
  • SOS:  Signs of Suicide Prevention Presentation - To help educate students and to be proactive in identifying any social or emotional needs students may have, and to help support our district families, AESD will provide all students with a recorded presentation to address common issues faced in the adolescent years.  These topics include depression awareness, anxiety awareness, and suicide prevention. This presentation is part of the highly effective SOS: Signs of Suicide Prevention Program which is the only youth suicide prevention program that has demonstrated an improvement in students’ knowledge and attitudes about suicide risk and depression, as well as a reduction in actual suicide attempts. Education is the key to prevention. Letters about the SOS presentation were mailed home last week with progress reports.  Mitchell Senior students will view this presentation on September 19th.  If you DO NOT wish your child to view this mental health presentation regarding depression awareness, anxiety awareness, and suicide prevention, please contact your school’s office:  209.357.6124.  If we do not hear from you, we will assume your child has permission to participate in this program.
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called out FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Attendance - We have a NO TARDY incentive running through the end of the September - every student who does not receive a first period tardy or 6th period tardy will be entered into a raffle for a prize basket with a bunch of goodies.  Each student will also receive 20 5Star points in their account! Help support your child getting to school on time, every day! Also, it is very important that you verify all absences.  Student rewards like dances and lunch time activiies take attendance into account.  Please try and verify your child's absence within 48 hours.  Thank you!
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • After School Learning Lab - Learning Lab is open!!  Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3-4 pm.  Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend!
  • World Finest Chocolate Fundraiser - This schoolwide fundraiser helps earn money towards activites and school reward trips. Students received a permission slip to participate in the fundraiser and earn prizes!  Thank you for your support.
  • Activities Calendar - Attached is the Activities Calendar for September!
  • Athletics this Week:  This week our Girls Volleyball teams and Boys Soccer teams will participate in the League Tournaments.  Please check in with coaches regarding locations, days and times of each tournament.  The Cross County League Meet will be held at Lake Yosemite on Wednesday, September 21 at 4 pm.
  • Important Dates-
    • Sept 12 to 26 World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser
    • Sept 19 SOS Presentations in FLIGHTS classes
    • Sept 28 SSC Meeting #1
    • Sept 30 AVID Study Trip to UC Merced and Fresno State
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz
  • Please Complete - If you haven't yet, please complete the form in this LINK.  We need 100% of our families to complete this in order to maintain our eligibility for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision.  The District is required to collect a household income form for each student to maintain our eligibility for that program and to ensure we receive all of our state and federal funding. Please take less than 5 minutes to complete this form so that we can ensure that your child’s school receives appropriate funding. 
  • No Parent Conference Week at the Junior High Schools - Parent conference weeks are for the elementary schools only. Mitchell Senior will continue to have our early release Wednesdays (1:37 pm) as usual, but the other days are regular bell schedule with dismissal at 2:52 pm.  
  • 1st Quarter Progress Reports - 1st quarter progress reports will be mailed home on Wednesday.  The last day of the 1st quarter is October 7, 2022.  Please make sure you are checking your child's Aeries account frequently to support their academic success.  Graduation participation requires an overall 2.0 gpa for seventh and eighth grade.
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called out FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Attendance - We have a new NO TARDY incentive running through the end of the September - every student who does not receive a first period tardy or 6th period tardy will be entered into a raffle for a prize basket with a bunch of goodies.  Each student will also receive 20 5Star points in their account! Help support your child getting to school on time, every day! Also, it is very important that you verify all absences.  Student rewards like dances and lunch time activiies take attendance into account.  Please try and verify your child's absence within 48 hours.  Thank you!
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • After School Learning Lab - Learning Lab is open!!  Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school from 3-4 pm.  Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend!
  • Book Fair - The book fair is here this week, September 12-16th.  You should have received a Parent Square post with more information last Wednesday.
  • World Finest Chocolate Fundraiser - This schoolwide fundraiser helps earn money towards activites and school reward trips. Students received a permission slip to participate in the fundraiser and earn prizes!  Thank you for your support.
  • Activities Calendar - Attached is the Activities Calendar for September!
  • Athletics this Week:
    • Sept 12 - Boys Soccer/Girls Volleyball vs Hoover @ HOME - 4-6 pm
    • Sept 13 - Boys Soccer/Girls Volleyball   vs Cruickshank @ CMS - 4-6 pm
    • Sept 14 - Cross Country meet - Lake Yosemite - 4-6 pm
    • Sept 16 - Boys Soccer/Girls Volleyball   vs Rivera @ HOME - 4-6 pm
  • Important Dates-
    • Sept 12 to 26 World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser
    • Sept 12 to 16 - Scholastic Book Fair
    • Sept 14 - Quarter 1 Progress Report mailed home
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz
  • It's HOT! - Due to the extreme temperatures, please make sure you child is dressed in cool, comfortable clothing and bringing a water bottle to stay hydrated.  After school outdoor sports and practices are cancelled for this week.
  • Labor Day - There is no school on Monday, September 5th in celebration of Labor Day.  School will resume Tuesday, September 6th.
  • Please Complete - If you haven't yet, please complete the form in this LINK.  We need 100% of our families to complete this in order to maintain our eligibility for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision.  The District is required to collect a household income form for each student to maintain our eligibility for that program and to ensure we receive all of our state and federal funding. Please take less than 5 minutes to complete this form so that we can ensure that your child’s school receives appropriate funding. 
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called out FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Attendance - Congratulations to our student winners for the month of August.  We have a new NO TARDY incentive running through the end of the September - every student who does not receive a first period tardy or 6th period tardy will be entered into a raffle for a prize basket with a bunch of goodies.  Each student will also receive 20 5Star points in their account! Help support your child getting to school on time, every day!
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • ASB Back to School Dance/Social - Our first dance is Friday, September 9 from 3:00-4:30 pm in the gym.  Tickets go on sale Tuesday for $5.  Students received information in their emails last week.
  • After School Learning Lab - Learning Lab is open starting September 6th!  Students can attend the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  Students can attend to study, get homework support, and catch on on missing or absent work.  Any student can drop in and get help from a teacher. Students earn 5Star Student points each time they attend! (Note:  The Learning Lab will be closed on Friday, September 9 because of the dance.) See attached for the Learning Lab schedule.
  • Book Fair - The book fair is coming September 12-16th.  Watch for a Parent Square post with more information.
  • World Finest Chocolate Fundraiser - This schoolwide fundraiser kickoff assembly will take place on Wednesday, September 7th.  This fundraiser helps earn money towards activites and school reward trips. Students will receive a permission slip to participate in the fundraiser and earn prizes!  Thank you in advance for your support.
  • Activities Calendar - Attached is the Activities Calendar for September!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day at school.
  • Important Dates-
    • Sept 5 - No School - Labor Day
    • Sept 8 to 26 World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser
    • Sept 9 - Back to School Dance
    • Sept 12 to 16 - Scholastic Book Fair
    • Sept 14 - Quarter 1 Progress Report mailed home
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz
  • Please Complete - If you haven't yet, please complete the form in this LINK.  We need 100% of our families to complete this in order to maintain our eligibility for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision.  The District is required to collect a household income form for each student to maintain our eligibility for that program and to ensure we receive all of our state and federal funding. Please take less than 5 minutes to complete this form so that we can ensure that your child’s school receives appropriate funding. 
  • First Day Packets - First Day packets were sent home on the first day of school.  Documents on colored paper require a parent/guardian signature and were due by last Wednesday.  If your child hasn't returned the documents yet, please have them turn them in to the main office as soon as possible.
  • Expectations - Assistant principals had Expectations Talks with all of students during FLIGHTS classes last week.  Click on the link below to review the slideshow to see what was discussed:  FLIGHTS Expectations Presentation
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called out FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Attendance - Students must arrive to school before the 8 am bell rings.  Students who are late to class are marked tardy. We have a NO TARDY incentive running through the end of the month - every student who does not receive a first period tardy will be entered into a raffle for a prize basket with a bunch of goodies.  Each student will also receive 20 5Star points in their account! Help support your child getting to school on time, every day!
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day at school.
  • Important Dates-
    • Sept 5 - No School - Labor Day
    • Sept 14 - Quarter 1 Progress Report mailed home
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz
  • First Day Packets - First Day packets were sent home on the first day of school.  Documents on colored paper require a parent/guardian signature and were due by last Wednesday.  If your child hasn't returned the documents yet, please have them turn them in to the main office as soon as possible.
  • Please Complete - If you haven't yet, please complete the form in this LINK.  We need 100% of our families to complete this in order to maintain our eligibility for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision.  The District is required to collect a household income form for each student to maintain our eligibility for that program and to ensure we receive all of our state and federal funding. Please take less than 5 minutes to complete this form so that we can ensure that your child’s school receives appropriate funding. 
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called out FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Attendance - Students must arrive to school before the 8 am bell rings.  Students who are late to class are marked tardy starting this week.  We have a NO TARDY incentive running through the end of the month - every student who does not receive a first period tardy will be entered into a raffle for a prize basket with a bunch of goodies.  Each student will also receive 20 5Star points in their account! Help support your child getting to school on time, every day!
  • Early Check-outs - If you need to check-out your child early for an appointment, please come to the main office window to sign him/her out.  We cannot call up a student until the parent is here.  Please understand that if your child is in at lunch or PE, it may take a few minutes longer since we need to locate them or they will need to retrieve their belongings from the locker room first; please plan accordingly. 
  • Cell Phones / Earbuds - Students are permitted to carry cell phones, and other electronic communication devices on campus during the school day; however, cell phones and other electronic communication devices (i.e earbuds or earphones) must be put away (out of sight) and turned OFF during school hours (8:00am-2:52pm) . Putting a phone on silent does not constitute being off. Students may not use cell phones during the school day, unless a school authority has allowed the use of the cell phone.  Any use of a cell phone to listen to music, text, take pictures or other unauthorized use is not allowed. Cell phones / Earbuds that are used in violation of school policy may be confiscated and turned into an administrator. Confiscated items may only be returned to a parent or guardian.
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day at school.
  • Athletics - This is a reminder that prior to participating in any sport, student athletes must be cleared.  The mandatory medical clearance packet is good for the entire school year and must be completed each year. The completed packet must be turned in to the office at Mitchell Senior prior to the first day of tryouts for your sport. The medical clearance packet can be picked up at our main office. As well, students must meet the minimum requirements for grade point average and discipline.  Girls volleyball tryouts begin on Monday and Boys soccer tryouts begin on Thursday.  Cross Country practice begins this week.
  • Spirit Week - This week is our first spirit week!  Encourage your child to participate and earn 5Star Student points!  Monday:  Sunglasses Day; Tuesday:  Crocs n' Crazy Socks; Wednesday:  College Day; Thursday:  Hawaiian Day; and Friday:  Blue & Gold Day!  
  • Important Dates -
    • Aug 22 to 26 - Spirit Dress up Week
    • Aug 23 - Girls Volleyball & Boys Soccer Home Games
    • Aug 24 - Cross County Meet at Lake Yosemite
    • Aug 25 - Girls Volleyball & Boys Soccer at Hoover
    • Aug 26 - ASB Back to School Rally
    • Sept 5 - No School - Labor Day
    • Sept 14 - Quarter 1 Progress Report mailed home
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight

Best,
Principal Dietz
  • First Day Packets - First Day packets were sent home on the first day of school.  Documents on colored paper require a parent/guardian signature and must be returned to school by Wednesday, August 17th.
  • Lifetouch Picture Day is Coming - Tomorrow, Monday, August 15th is picture day at Mitchell Senior Elementary. Picture information was sent home in the first day packets. Student ID cards will be printed and distributed that day. Order before Picture Day on mylifetouch.com with your Student's School ID or Picture Day ID:  EVTTRMNSB  Questions? Please contact Customer Service at 800-736-4753.
  • Student Handbook - Our student handbook is located on our school website under the Parents Link.  It is called out FLIGHTS Manual.  Please make sure to read through it with your student.  It is also attached to this post.
  • Attendance - Students must arrive to school before the 8 am bell rings.  Students who are late to class are marked tardy starting this week.  We have a NO TARDY incentive beginning on Tuesday through the end of the month - every student who does not receive a first period tardy will be entered into a raffle for a prize basket with a bunch of goodies.  Each student will also receive 20 5Star points in their account! Help support your child getting to school on time, every day!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day at school. 
  • Athletics - This is a reminder that prior to participating in any sport, student athletes must be cleared.  The mandatory medical clearance packet is good for the entire school year and must be completed each year. The completed packet must be turned in to the office at Mitchell Senior prior to the first day of tryouts for your sport. The medical clearance packet can be picked up at our main office. As well, students must meet the minimum requirements for grade point average and discipline.  Girls volleyball tryouts begin on Monday and Boys soccer tryouts begin on Thursday.  Cross Country practice begins this week.
  • Important Dates -
    • Aug 15 - Picture Day
    • Aug 15 - Girls VB Tryouts
    • Aug 18 - Boys Soccer Tryouts
    • Aug 22 to 26 - Spirit Dress up Week
    • Aug 26 - ASB Back to School Rally
    • Sept 5 - No School - Labor Day
    • Sept 14 - Quarter 1 Progress Report mailed home
Have a great week!!  Go Thunderbirds!  #takeflight
Enjoy this Welcome Back collage from our Thunderbird Staff:

Best,
Principal Dietz