ANNOUNCEMENTS

WELCOME BACK TEACHERS!
THERE IS NO PARKING ON THE SCHOOL SIDE OF SOUTH WATER STREET TODAY
Hello Sound School learning community, this is your Principal Marc Potocsky. I hope this message finds you well. I have a few very important announcements regarding our Hybrid Model at the Sound School. First, I would like to let everyone know that I will be holding two Parent Information sessions to answer any question you may have regarding our Hybrid plan for The Sound School. They will be Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 29th at 6:00 p.m. The link to the meetings will be posted on our website at Sound.school. sound.school/…/sound-school-parent-information…/ Due to our small classroom sizes and the mandatory guidance of maintaining 6 feet social distancing at all times, the districts A/B cohort model will not work at the Sound School. To be able to accommodate the 80% of students who plan to return on Nov. 9th, we had to split the school into THREE cohorts ABC. This will result in a rotating schedule where students will attend 2 out of every 6 school days. Students will not come to school on the same days every week. This schedule will be posted on our website as well as distributed to all students through Advisory. We are putting the final adjustments to splitting up our students into the 3 cohorts. By Monday, Nov. 2nd your student will be notified of what Cohort they are in as well as what days they will attend in person. This information will be given to them by their Advisory teacher. Please note: students can only come to school when their Cohort is present. Teachers will be streaming through google classroom to remote students while teaching those that are in person at the same time. Your student will not miss any instruction with this model. If you have any questions please attend one of the Parent Information Sessions this week. Again, the link will be posted on our school website at Sound. School. sound.school/…/sound-scol-parent-information…/ Thank you, and have a great day.
Covid Testing is available and encouraged for Students, staff, and teachers. The testing and places listed follow drive.google.com/file/d/1oMfTknapW3wWRV-_0NKxcdWXDb4RpSPm/view?fbclid=IwAR1O8_ixrUqJ89uZpbmysjpjv735pPP4o_MvDYofBl564k8_izPGHOTEvaE
Send us your 2020 Halloween costume pic!! We will miss seeing you in Sound School’s Annual McNeal Parking Lot Halloween Costume Parade but that does not mean we can not see your creativity this year. If you would like to share your 2020 costume with the Sound School Community this Halloween please send your picture to Soundpac1@yahoo.com. Your pictures will appear on ‘The Sound School’ Facebook and thesoundschoolnhps Instagram on Saturday Oct 31. Stay safe!
PSAT: Juniors taking the PSAT TOMORROW: Be at school (Outside Thomas) no later than 7:45AM. No transportation provided. Leave cell phones home if possible. If you must bring a cell phone, it will be collected before you are allowed to enter a testing room. Lunch will be provided after testing, and cold breakfast will also be available. Juniors testing will need to fill out the COVID checklist to ensure safety before they enter the building and have a temperature check. Backpacks will be secured in the copy room. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Interested in taking an online college class? You must be a junior or senior with at least a B average. More information and applications are now available on the College Class Qualification page of the ISSP Department website (isspinfo.wordpress.com/ ). All new and returning students must apply by November 13, 2020.

Want to participate in the @ct_ffas pumpkin or scarecrow contest? See link for more details…… https://www.facebook.com/TheSoundSchool/photos/pcb.3746781255356721/3746771538691026/
REMINDER: The Homework Center is open from 3-4 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Your teachers can share the link with you.
Opportunity for High School Seniors Next week, Thursday, October 29 at 6 pm, New Haven Promise will be hosting a College Essay Workshop with Quinnipiac University. The registration is available on FAFSANewHaven.org.
Attention 10th graders! We are still in need of over 30 of your physicals. State law requires that we have a 2019 or 2020 physical for each of you on file. Please ask your doctor to send a physical by fax to “New Haven Health Dept. – Attention Sound School.” The fax number is (203) 946-6508. If you have a physical at home, then you need to mail to Sound School Nurse, 60 South Water Street, New Haven, CT 06519. If you need a free physical, you can schedule one at the New Haven Health Department by calling (203) 946-8181.
SHARE SHARE SHARE Good Morning Sound School Community. We would really appreciate if you would Share our virtual Open House with all your friends!!! We really missed sharing our Aquaculture/Agriculture based High School with hundreds of people at our annual Open House. We would appreciate if our many students, parents, teachers, alumni, and friends of this page could spread the word of our unique New Haven High School. Just push Share and Thanks! sound.school/admissions/virtualopenhouse/

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