Knight Notes 09/01/19

The schedule for this week is:
Monday, Sep 2 - Holiday, No School
Tuesday, Sep 3 - A Day
Wednesday, Sep 4 - B Day
Thursday, Sep 5 - A Day
Friday, Sep 6 - B Day

ELAC Meeting - Sep 3
ELAC (English Learners Advisory Committee) is a group made up of parents and staff whose main purpose is to provide support for LEP (Limited English Proficiency) students and their parents. This support includes providing parents and students with information about grades, attendance, standardized tests and computer training sessions on using the Parent Portal. Parents are invited to join the first ELAC meeting of the year, which will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd in Room 204 at 6pm. For more information about ELAC, click here.

How to Save for College Presentation - Sep 3
Steve Shapiro, a Certified Financial Planner and Tiffany Zachmeier of Bay Federal Credit Union, will present on How to Save for College and What Good credit Really Means. The presentation will be on
Tuesday, September 3, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the MPR.

Reducing the impact of college costs requires planning ahead and doing your homework. Even high-income families can (honestly and ethically) pay less for college with planning.
College costs have been going through the roof - UCs now cost $30,000+ per year!

At the presentation, you will learn:
1. Financial Aid Basics – what it is and how your child can get access
2. Common mistakes and how to avoid them
3. Strategies – whether your income is high or low, you can reduce college costs if you plan ahead
4. What “good credit” really means, why it’s important, and how parents can help students build good credit safely and responsibly.

Please contact Branna Banks at with any questions.

Freshmen Elections - Sep 4
Voting will take place on 9/4.

First Home Football Game - Sep 7
Come show your Knight Pride at this season’s first home game against Pajaro Valley on Saturday, September 7th. Don’t forget to purchase your Athletic Family Pass, so you can get discounted admission prices to athletic events all year for the whole family. You can purchase one here.

Club Day - Sep 9
All students! Club Day will be on Monday, September 9th. Only clubs with active status will be permitted to participate, which means all paperwork for renewing and/or starting a club has been completed. ALSO, clubs MUST have a representative at the Club Council meeting in room 220 on Wednesday, September 4th @ lunch. See Ms. Dawson if you have questions.

Soquel Music (SOMU) Family Potluck - Sep 19
Welcome Back Soquel High Music Families. Please join us on September 19th at 5:00pm in the MU room for our welcome back potluck. Bring a dish to share and hear all of the exciting things we have planned for the Soquel High Music groups this year. Hope to see you there.

Homework Club
Does your student need help with homework or need somewhere to study after school? Have your student join us for Homework Club in the Room 219 for one hour after school. Hours are 2:10-3:10pm on Mondays and 2:35-3:35pm Tuesday-Friday. For every 15 hours a student spends in Homework Club they will be given one unit credit toward graduation. Questions? Contact Madeline Britton at ext 110 or Branna Banks at ext 132

Add/Drop Timeline
Friday, Sep 20 - Last day to add a new course to your schedule
Friday, Sep 27 - Last day to drop a course without having it appear on your transcript; a “Withdrawal” will be issued for any dropped courses after this date
Friday, Nov 8 - a “Withdrawal Failure” will be issued for any dropped classes after this date.

Bell Schedule and Events Calendars
Please check the ABC Day and Bell Schedule and Soquel High Events calendars on the website to stay current with what’s happening!

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