SHEPHERD HIGH SCHOOL
Home of the Mustangs and Fillies
Friday, September 11, 2020
September 11th. Remember 2001 and 2012. It brings up so many emotions. We must move on, but we must never forget.
The 2020-2021 school year is well under way. And the first thing that I would like to say is a BIG THANK YOU to our students, staff, and parents for having the patience, consideration, and understanding of what our school and everyone is having to deal with during this unprecedented time. Students have been amazing in terms of the masks, social distancing, and in dealing with the changes that we have had to implement this year. Staff has been amazing in terms of trying to educate those in the classroom as well as those online. And parents have been very understanding and supportive of the changes that we have had to make in order to keep students in the building. The year has had its challenges. We have had to adjust passing times, lunch times, drills, and it seems like everything else under the sun. Everyone has taken it in stride. THANK YOU, to each and every one of you!
Currently, we are in the process of MAPS Assessments. We assess all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. This round of assessments will be particularly interesting after the previous spring that we had. Reports will be coming home with grade reports when it is time. If you have questions as to your student's results, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The construction process is full-steam ahead right now. The two new additions have essentially been completed and are now occupied for the year. There will be classroom adjustments over the next summer that will put the new additions into their permanent use. The new area connecting the high school to the middle school is currently under construction as well. The plan is still to occupy it at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year when it is scheduled to be ready. It's an exciting time at Shepherd Schools due to the construction.
We have been very fortunate to change our spectator guidelines over the last week or so. Currently we allow each of our participants three guests and each visiting participant two guests (preferably family members). Our guests are to sign up through the school website. If you have questions, please refer them to the Acitivities Office. It is imperative that the home guests sign up or they will not be permitted to enter. Each of the groups of three and two are to sit in their respective groups for contact tracing purposes.
Monday, September 28th is a PIR Day for staff. There will be no school for students on that particular day.
Stay Strong. Stay Safe.
K.J. Poepping, Principal