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  • 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