Online High School Newsletter

  January 6, 2017
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End of Semester
Beyond High School
Upcoming Dates
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We are coming to the close of the 1st semester. It is hard to believe that we have started a new year? I've never been one as my life revolves around school years. I do make goals, however. For Christmas, my mom gave me "Jesus Always" which is a daily devotional. Each morning at breakfast I read it aloud to my daughter and look up the scriptures in my Bible. So far, each devotion has been on joy which I'm enjoying (see what I did there) very much!

I encourage you to find a devotional or daily reading plan that gets you in God's Word. It is so important to feed our spirit in the good times for when the bad times come.

Julie Schmitke
Secondary Principal
End of 1st Semester
The end of the first semester is the week of January 30th. Please pay close attention to the following details:

1 Semester (.5 credit) Classes
: Your end date is a hard date at which time all coursework, assignments, and final exams MUST be completed. If you don't think you can meet this deadline, please contact me ASAP to request a course extension. Course extensions do have a fee.

2 Semester (1 credit) Classes: Your semester 1 final exam date will appear in your assignment due dates. Please plan ahead and schedule accordingly so that you don't start the 2nd semester behind.

Scheduling your exam:
I am out of office Monday, January 23rd through Monday, January 30th. I will not be able to access email during this time. Please plan ahead using the guidelines below. 
  1. Proctoring - Final exams are password protected and MUST be taken in my presence on campus following the expectations of the "Proctor Form" that was completed at the beginning of each class.
  2. Requesting Passwords - I will need to request the password from your instructor at least 24 hours in advance. To do this, please email me the following information at least 48 hours in advance:
    Course Name
    Instructor's Name
    Instructor's Email
  3. Because I am out of the office 1/23 - 1/30 and will not be able to access email,
    I need all password requests for exams taken 1/31 and 2/1 by Friday, 1/20. There is no penalty for requesting the password early. Your instructor may ask if you will have all assignments completed before the exam. You cannot make up any missing work once the exam has been taken. The semester will close and you will no longer have access to it.
  4. Getting on my calendar - Call the office and tell the receptionist that you would like to schedule a block of time for OHS finals. You can schedule multiple hours for multiple exams. The office will then block out the time on my calendar. You will want to allow 1-2 hours for each exam. I have blocked out 9-3 on my calendar Tuesday, 1/31, Wednesday, 2/1, and Thursday, 2/2 (I'm bringing in lunch on Thursday for all who RSVP).

Finals week here we come! 

Beyond High School
What are your thoughts about your life beyond high school? Are you thinking about community college, trade school or university? Many schools offer tours and a "day in the life" experiences. Check out some of these resources to help with planning life beyond high school:

Seattle Pacific University
Northwest University
Green River Community College
Renton Technical College
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
College Board (AP and SAT Testing)

To prepare, consider taking an AP class and the APtest, the PSAT or SAT tests. Many deadlines occur between now and the first of the year.
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