Principal's Message

8-7-2020

 

Good Afternoon,

 

This is Sean McCabe, the principal of Spencerport High School.  I hope each of you and your families are doing well.  Please check your email or the high school web site for my entire update.  I will just highlight a few points in this message. First, if you check your email and do not have a message from me please contact me next week so we can update your contact information.  You can email or call 349-5201.  Second, welcome to all of our new 9th grade parents!  If you are brand new to the high school please know we are so very excited to be able to welcome your sons and daughters to our learning community.  We will do our very best to take good care of them and make the transition to high school as smooth as possible….especially in our current reality. Third,  please know that starting today I will be sending home weekly updates, usually on Friday’s, just to share any news or highlights that are going on as we prepare for the opening of school.  I will try to keep them brief and to the point as I know there is a lot of information being sent home already from the other schools and district office.  Today’s message is really just to let you know we are working hard on getting ready for the start of the school year and to encourage you to reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns that you currently have and I will do my very best to answer them.  So again please check your email or the HS website for the entire update and have a great weekend!

 

Freshman Orientation: This is scheduled to take place on Thursday September 3rd from 8-12.  As it currently stands we will be doing a modified orientation and breaking the 9th grade class into two separate groups.  We will be in contact in the next few weeks with more specifics on which group each student will be part of and what the agenda will look like.  We will be practicing all of our safety protocols related to COVID-19 during these orientations.  We will also have a virtual orientation option available for students/parents as well.  Again more info to come on this.  Please know if you have specific concerns about your son or daughter’s transition to the high school just reach out to me directly…and we will work out a special plan.  I will get their counselors and Assistant Principal involved and we will figure it out together!!   

 

Schedule for 20-21: The district has sent home via email and posted on our website a great deal of information regarding the hybrid schedule for the start of this school year as well as on distance learning.  Please know that is a living document and is constantly evolving as we work on it.  I am not going to repeat all that information here.  I would just encourage you to check these resources out…. https://www.spencerportschools.org/district/road_map_to_reopen_spencerport_c_s_d

there is also a FAQ section that hopefully can answer some of the questions that you might have as well.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions that you might have after reading through this….either I or one of the awesome Assistant Principals I work with will get back in touch with you.  Our counselors are coming in next week to start working through each student’s schedule (a student’s schedule will be the same in terms of their courses and teachers whether they are distance learning or hybrid….this will allow us to transition back to full time in person learning when we are able to with very little difficulty) so they will be in contact with parents if there are any issues getting all of the classes that have been requested.  This is the same process we follow every year.  Our goal will continue to be to have student schedules available via Infinite Campus on Thursday 9/3.  This is the same time frame we have had the past few years.

As I said in the beginning of this message I don’t have a huge amount of updates right now to share other than that they will be coming.  Please know we are going to do our very best to make the 20-21 school year as successful and meaningful to our students as we possibly can….and not just with academics.  Not to bore you with personal information but my daughter is an 11th grader at SHS as well.  I do get it….she is so excited to be able to get back to school, to see her friends, to get “back to normal” as much as possible.  We will do our very best to make this happen as much as we can as safely as we can.