First day at a new school
Welcome back to all of our students!
On Tuesday 9/4 will begin a new chapter in the life of our school. Staff and students will have their first full day of classes in our new building. The school has been working for a number of years, looking for a building that looked like and felt like a school in order to provide our students a suitable environment to study and have a productive high school experience. I know the staff is excited about the change, and I hope all of our students will share that same feeling.
Homestays have two choices when dropping off their students at the school. They can drop them off on Noel, the street that runs alongside the school, at the open gate between the school and the parish hall building, or they can enter the parking lot on Noel near the basketball court at the end of the building. If you enter the parking lot, you can drop your student off in front of the double glass doors and then continue around the parking lot and exit where you came in. This rule was set up by the City of Temple City to keep our traffic away from the Pre-school located next to the church.
The first period still begins at 8:30 am (there is a warning bell at 8:25). If you are late, and the double doors are closed, you must walk along the school building going south (away) from the mountains and enter through that door. You will see Daisy as you enter, but I am hoping NO ONE will be late on the first day.
Schedule and book pickup
TO ALL STUDENTS: On Thursday, 8/30/18 you are required to come to school and pick up your schedule and books for this coming year. You will also be assigned a locker. Time to pick up schedules and books is from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. For most of you, this will be the first time you will see our NEW SCHOOL LOCATION. The school is now using the building that formally the school of First Lutheran School of Temple City.
The address of the school is 9123 Broadway, Temple City CA 91780. The school's phone number, fax, Sycamore site all remain the same.
AP Class Schedule
For students enrolled in either AP Environmental Science or AP US History.
Both classes will meet on the following days:
AP Environmental Science: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AP US History: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Start Dates for 2018-2019 school year
I hope everyone is having a great summer break. This is just a reminder that the school year for most students will begin on Sept. 4, 2018. Those students who will be taking an AP course, your school year begins a little earlier to make sure all the material is covered. You will begin your AP on Aug. 20, 2018.
Enjoy the rest of the summer, and we will see you in the fall.
Calendar Updates for May 2018
There are only TWO more weeks of school remaining for the 2017-2018 school year. The is an update on events that will have during those two weeks.
The following is the Finals Schedule for the second semester.
Wed. 5/23 8:30-11:30 Per 1
1:00-3:30 Per 5
Thur 5/24 8:30-11:00 Per 2
1:00- 3:30 Per 6
Fri. 5/25 8:30-11:00 Per 3
1:00- 3:30 Per 7
Monday 5/28 NO SCHOOL --MEMORIAL DAY
Tue. 5/ 29 8:30-11:00 Per 4
Students may go home after they have been dismissed from their last final of the day.
FIELD TRIP The last field trip of the school year will be on Wednesday, May 30th. All students MUST attend, the bus will be leaving for the beach at 8:30 am. and return about 4 pm.
Thursday, May 31 ALL STUDENTS must do an exit interview with a member of the staff. After the interview, the student will return all the school books and locks.
Graduation: Will be on Friday, June 1st in the Church beginning at 5:00 PM. All students MUST attend, and all host families are welcome to come and celebrate this milestone event in the lives of our graduates.
Change in ACT Aspire testing
The school had scheduled to give grades 9-11 the ACT Aspire national test in the morning on April 18 and 19; however, we have had to move the testing to Tuesday May 1 and Wednesday May 2nd. The testing will still be for grades 9-11 in the morning of those days. This testing is mandatory, all students in these grades MUST attend. ALL students, including Seniors, will attend their normal afternoon classes on those two days.
PICTURE DAY reminder!!! Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, April 11. Make sure you at school on time. We will be taking a bus to the park for pictures. ALL students must be in uniform, that means a white shirt, black pants, and black shoes. Seniors should also wear white shirts. We will return to school and have class in the afternoon.
Change for Picture DAy
Do to the weather (RAIN), the school has had to change our picture day from tomorrow to April 11, 2018. Tomorrow, March 23 will still be a HALF DAY. Our school will be dismissed on Friday, March 23 at 12:05 pm.
CHANGE OF DATE FOR SCHOOL PICTURES!!!
The change was necessary to make sure the Yearbook is done on time.
On Friday, March 23, the school will go to where we normally take yearbook pictures of the whole student body and staff. Students MUST wear uniforms. Individual pictures of the Seniors will also be taken at this time.
All student MUST be to school on time. A bus will take us to and from the park. This is scheduled for a HALF DAY.
Third quarter field trip
On Friday, March 9th the school will be taking its third field trip of the year. We will be going to San Diego. Since the trip is longer than most of our trips, we will have a smaller bus with a bathroom. This should make the ride much easier.
We will need our students to be at school by 7:00 am so we can make our appointment to visit the MIDWAY. Make sure you have sunscreen, water, snacks, and money for lunch. We will not have a
ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE FIELD TRIP!!!!!
President's Day No School
On Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, the school will be dismissed at 12:05 pm. (1/2 day), because Monday, Feb. 19 is President's Day and the school will be closed. Most city, state, federal offices and banks will also be closed on Monday for the holiday.
We will see you on Tuesday, Feb 20th at 8:30 am.
Day off from School/FINALS SCHEDULE
Monday January 15th is Martin Luther King Day, which means the school will be closed for that holiday. In fact on Friday January 12 the school will close at noon (1/2 day) leading up to the Monday holiday.
School will resume on Tuesday January 16th with our first day of finals.
8:30-11:00 Period 1
1:00-3:30 Period 5
8:30-11:00 Period 2
1:00-3:30 Period 6
8:30-11:00 Period 3
1:00-3:30 Period 7
8:30-11:00 Period 4
Friday is the last day of the First Semester.
Merry Christmas to everyone,
Today, Dec. 21 is the last day of school before we take our "Christmas Vacation" which concludes on Jan. 7, 2018. For those students who will be going home, or are leaving the area during this period, I want to remind you that school starts again on Monday Jan. 8, 2018 and no one will be excused for missing school on that date.
I pray that everyone, both staff and students, have a blessed Christmas vacation. Be safe and we will see you next year!
School Field Trip
The school will be taking it's second field trip on the year on Friday Dec. 15th. All students need to be to school by 8:00 A M. We will be going to the Ronald Reagan Lib. in Simi Valley. Our students will participate in the "Situation Room" experience, and then view the rest of the library.
ALL students need to bring a "sack lunch" to eat at the library.
Our goal is to be back to school between 4:00-4:30 PM
Thursday, 12/14/17 starting at 5:30 the school will hold it's annual Christmas Dinner. All home stays are invited to join their students to celebrate the birth of Christ with this meal. Each student need to turn in the form telling the school how many people from your household to expect.
After dinner some of our students will share their talents with us.
The evening should conclude before 7:30.
Day left until Christmas Break
There are only 19 days until we have our Christmas break. All students MUST wear their uniform to school every day, expect on Friday 12/15 when we will go on our second field trip on the year. (more about that trip next week) If you fail to wear your uniform, you are subject to serving a detention on that Friday, so dress right and leave early.
Thanksgiving Lunch celebration
On Friday November 17th, the school will hold it's traditional THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON. Students and staff will celebrate this holiday by eating a traditional Thanksgiving feast of Turkey, Potatoes, Cream Corn Casserole, Green Salad, Green Beans and Bacon, sprout Mac and Cheese and Pumpkin pie. The celebration should be over by 1:15 P M.
Friday November 17th is also the last day before the school begins it's Thanksgiving Break. There is no school from Nov. 20th-24th. The school office will be CLOSED.
School resumes on Monday November 27th.
This coming Friday, November 10,2017 the school will be CLOSED for the observance of VETERANS DAY. This is a day we honor the men and women who are and have served the United States by being a member of one of our military branches.
School will resume it's normal hours on Monday November 13th.
Halloween Student council event
ALL STUDENTS MUST STAY AT SCHOOL FOR THE STUDENT COUNCIL HALLOWEEN EVENT. The event will be over about 4:45 pm. There will be food and drinks, customs to judge, and a movie.
Any student who chooses not to stay, will meet on Friday for a detention.
Half day on Friday Oct.27th
This Friday, October 27, 2017 will be a half day. Students will be dismissed AFTER the forth period (12:05 P M). The staff will be attending a WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) seminar in the afternoon. In the spring of 2019 will have a visit from a team from WASC to evaluate our school for Accreditation purposes. The last time WASC was here, the school earned a 6 year accreditation, which is the maximum and we are preparing to earn it again.
The school will remain open for those students who can't be picked up at this time. School will close at 4:00 P.M.
Sports Day on Friday 10/20/17
Friday October 20th will be a "sports day" for students at Foothill Prep. This is a mandatory school day. Attendance will be taken in the first class. This is a FREE DRESS DAY, dress for activity. This will be a half day, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm (Noon) The school will be open for those students who do not have a way to get home, but the office will close at 4:00pm.
Attention All Seniors
Attention all seniors, on Oct 11th when the rest of the students will be taking their PSAT TEST, you will be meeting with Mr. Saddler in room 205 to work on your college search and applications. Some college accept the "common application" while others have their own. Even if you are currently thinking about attending a junior college, you need to start searching the Internet for their application and other requirements. Seniors are required to be at school until lunch time, then you may leave.
ALL 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT test on Wednesday Oct. 11, 2017. Please be on time for the first period. The testing including filling out the personal information, the breaks, and the test itself should be completed about 12:00 pm. After the testing, you are free to go. Students must remain in the classroom until the teacher has collected all of the tests. Please let your home stays know about this early dismissal.
First Field Trip
Friday Oct. 6, 2017 will be the school's first field trip of the year. We will be going to the Getty Center. Students do not need to wear uniforms; however, all students must comply with the field trip dress code. All students MUST be a school at 8:30am for their first period class. After class we will board the bus to the Getty. Please bring a sack lunch OR money to buy your lunch at the center. Lunch time at the center will be at 11:00 am and then we will break into our groups for the tour. Each student will have a headphone that will discuss what they are seeing, the language will be English or Mandarin. NO BACKPACKS OR PENS ARE PERMITTED.
Attention home stays: We hope to leave the Getty about 3:00 pm and be back to school around 5:00pm.
Student Council Election
CONGRATULATION TO ALL OF OUR NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS!!!!!
UP COMING EVENTS
This Friday, 9/29 ALL 9th-11th grade students will be taking the practice PAST test. This will start at 12:45 and will take about 3+ hours. Students will get out of school a little later than a normal Friday, more like 4:00-4:15. On this same day the seniors will be meeting will Ms. Lily to talk about things they need to be doing now to apply to colleges. They will meet DURING the lunch time, and will be dismissed when they are done (there will be no chapel on this Friday)
Next week Oct. 6th will be our first field trip of the year. The school will be going to the Getty museum. Students need to be on time so the bus can have enough time to get us to the Getty for our appointed time. We will be leaving the Getty about 2:30. We know traffic will be Friday heavy, but we hope to be back to school by 4:30. Uniforms are not required for field trips; however, there are guidelines in the handbook.
The First Week is Over !
Congratulations!!! You made it through the first week of school. You may have had a quiz or two, and I am sure you had homework. All this means is that you are starting to build up your grades for the year. This year the school has started a "study with your teacher" program on Monday-Wednesday. This program will be mandatory for any student who is behind in their homework, or who is getting D or less in the class. This study time may also be used by those students who want to get some help from their teacher in order to raise their grade. The time for this "study hall" is from 3:40 to 5:00 PM on Mon-Wed. Our teachers hope that they only students they will see are those who are trying to better their grade, not those who must be there because of their grade.
Student counsel elections are scheduled for Sept.22 (Friday). If any student is interested, start planning your campaign for the week of Sept. 18th. The office will have the rules for those interested students ready for pick up on Monday Sept 11th.
Thursday schedule this year for the time 3-5 PM consists of 2 club periods.
Fridays will be our short day. As in the past, after lunch we will meet for Chapel or for an assembly in the youth building. Students will be dismissed when the event is over, usually about 1:45 PM.
School is almost here
New students need to check in by August 22, 2017. Placement testing will be on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 beginning at 9:00 AM. Please be on time. Returning students need to pick up their books and schedules on Friday, August 25, 2017. Please wear your uniform for your yearbook and ID pictures.