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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Some important happenings at the MHS:

*Athletic registration for winter Sports: The deadline to submit all Winter athletic paperwork has been extended to October 25, 2019. When submitting physicals, please mail or hand in a hard copy to Nurse Housman at the middle/high school. In addition, please complete and submit the online registration through our athletic registration tab. Know that no athlete will be able to participate in athletics without both of these documents. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Mr. Zalocki.

*AP Testing: The deadline for AP payment submission is Nov. 12. Checks are to be made out to South Amboy High School. Please indicate the name of each AP assessment on the note section of the check. Know that each AP exam is $94. All checks are to be hand delivered to Ms. Witte in the Guidance Department. Students are to register for AP exams through the College Board Website using their online account. 

*The PSATs are coming on 10/16/19:10th grade students will be participating in the PSAT/NMSQT Assessment. This assessment serves as a practice test for the SAT that students have the option of taking their junior year as a graduation and college acceptance requirement. Know that the PSAT/NMSQT Assessment doesn’t count as an official SAT score as it’s only purpose is to provide students with exposure to the SAT. For any further information, please contact Mr. Gonsalves or Ms. Witte in the Guidance Department. 

*8th Grade Cap and Gown Photos will be this Wednesday. We will also have retakes for other grades for those who missed having their picture taken.

*Parents visiting: we enjoy having parents visit our school. A reminder that entry is always through the main office (high school) entrance. This is also the case during student arrival and dismissal. Please ensure you only use these doors to gain entrance and check in through the main office.  

Looking Ahead:

*10/23/19: Presentation - "Technology Dependence and the Impact on Substance Abuse, Anxiety,   Depression and   Suicide." From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the South Amboy Resource Center.

*10/24/19: Middle School Halloween Dance

*10/25/19: Haunted Hallway and PTO Fall Festival at MHS

*10/25/19: City of South Amboy and SAYO sponsored Halloween Dance for grades 5, 6 and 7 at the Senior Center is   cancelled and may be rescheduled!!!

*10/25/19: Deadline to register for Winter Sports.

*10/28/19: BOE meeting

*10/31/19: Student short session due to staff in-service training. Also, although it is Halloween, we will maintain   our school dress code. Please no costumes, make-up, face paint, masks, etc.

*11/7/19 & 11/8/19: Schools closed for NJEA conference

*11/11/19: school closed for Veterans' Day

*11/12/19: Deadline for AP test payment

*11/20/19: PTO meeting

*11/21/19 (eve) and 11/22/19 (afternoon): Parent/Teacher conferences and student short sessions. Parent Access scheduling for conferences will be available next month.

If you have any questions, please call the school so we can assist you. 

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Oct 14, 2019 at 8:08 AM
  

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Interims for marking period one are now available on Parent Access. 

If you have any questions, please call the school so we can assist you. 

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe

Posted by pmccabe  On Oct 07, 2019 at 4:16 PM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Some important happenings at the MHS:

*Interims for marking period one will be available this week. An announcement will be sent out once they can be viewed on Parent access.

*Reminder - Dual Credit Classes with MCCC (High School Scholars):  Forms and payment due by 10/15/19. Please see form attached to my weekly email. Contact guidance if you have any questions.

*Wear Blue on Monday to help Stomp Out Bullying: 
South Amboy Middle/High School pledges to STOMP OUT BULLYING. October is National Bullying Prevention Month and we ask you, our students and faculty, to wear BLUE on Monday, October 7th. Blue Up on October 7th with South Amboy Middle/High School!

*Athletic registration for winter Sports: The deadline to submit all Winter athletic paperwork has been extended to October 25, 2019. When submitting physicals, please mail or hand in a hard copy to Nurse Housman at the middle/high school. In addition, please complete and submit the online registration through our athletic registration tab. Know that no athlete will be able to participate in athletics without both of these documents. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Mr. Zalocki.

*AP Testing - this is important! The deadline for AP payment submission is Nov. 12. Checks are to be made out to South Amboy High School. Please indicate the name of each AP assessment on the note section of the check. Know that each AP exam is $94. All checks are to be hand delivered to Ms. Witte in the Guidance Department. Students are to register for AP exams through the College Board Website using their online account. 

*Get out the Vote. We had a special presentation by Mayor Henry this week for our seniors. Our Mayor presented information about voter registration, eligibility requirements, the role of a citizen and the importance of voting, as well as where and when to vote. Our seniors were also emailed this important information and can visit this website: https://vote.gov/ to find out more about voting and to consider registering to vote online.   

*Juniors may park on campus:
the school opened the availability of student parking permits to juniors. Juniors who are interested should complete the permit application (they are available in the main office) and submit required paperwork with the main office. Juniors should not park on campus until provided a permit. 

*Youth Advisory Council: It is that time of the year again! Applications for Congressman Pallone’s Youth Advisory Council. Our high school students should consider this opportunity. Please see flyer and application attached to my weekly email.

*Presentation for 18 yrs. and older on 10/9/19:"Current Adolescent Trends: Opiates and Extractions." From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the South Amboy Resource Center.

*The PSATs are coming on 10/16/19:10th grade students will be participating in the PSAT/NMSQT Assessment. This assessment serves as a practice test for the SAT that students have the option of taking their junior year as a graduation and college acceptance requirement. Know that the PSAT/NMSQT Assessment doesn’t count as an official SAT score as it’s only purpose is to provide students with exposure to the SAT. For further information, please contact Mr. Gonsalves or Ms. Witte in the Guidance Department.  

Looking Ahead:

*10/14/19: School closed for Columbus Day

*10/15/19: Dual Credit forms and payment for MCCC credit due.

*10/16/19: 8th grade cap and gown photos as well as retakes for underclassmen.

*10/16/19: PSATs are coming for grade 10

*10/23/19: Presentation - "Technology Dependence and the Impact on Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression and     Suicide." From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the South Amboy Resource Center.

*10/24/19: Middle School Halloween Dance

*10/25/19: Haunted Hallway and PTO Fall Festival at MHS

*10/25/19: City of South Amboy and SAYO sponsored Halloween Dance for grades 5, 6 and 7 at the Senior Center is   cancelled and may be rescheduled.

*10/25/19: Deadline to register and submit all paperwork for winter sports.

*10/28/19: BOE meeting

*10/31/19: Student short session due to staff in-service training. Also, although it is Halloween, we will maintain our   school dress code. Please no costumes, make-up, face paint, masks, etc.

*11/7/19 & 11/8/19 Schools closed for NJEA conference

*11/11/19: School closed for Veterans' Day

*11/12/19: AP payment submission deadline

*11/20/19: PTO meeting at 6:30 pm in the MHS cafeteria.

*11/21/19 (eve)  and 11/22/19 (afternoon): Parent/Teacher conferences and student short sessions. Parent Access scheduling for conferences will be available next month. 

If you have any questions, please call the school so we can assist you. 

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Oct 05, 2019 at 4:53 PM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Some important happenings at the MHS:

*Our school has been approved to provide dual credit through Middlesex County Community College for students in the following classes: (new deadline - see below) 

*English 12
*AP English Language and Literature
*Spanish III Honors
*Spanish IV Honors 

If you and your son/daughter are interested in earning three credits for any of the above classes your child is taking this year, please complete the form I attached to my weekly email or you may find one in the Guidance Department, and have your child bring it to our guidance department as soon as possible with a check made out to the college. The cost is $125.00 per course. The deadline for this was Tuesday, October 1, 2019; however, at the end of last week, the college agreed to provide an extension for us until 10/15/19. We are very grateful they allowed this. It is important parents complete the top portion of the form and sign; guidance can assist with the course information.

This is an excellent opportunity to receive college credit at a fraction of the cost.

If you have any questions, please contact our guidance department. 

*Senior/Junior Parking Survey: I forwarded a Google survey last week to all juniors and seniors about parking on campus. This was sent to their school email address. I asked students to complete the survey by Monday, 9/30/19.

*Winter Athletes- this is important! Online registrations and physicals are now being accepted for 2019-2020 Winter athletics. The deadline to submit all paperwork is Tuesday, October 1, 2019. When submitting physicals, please mail or hand in a hard copy to Nurse Housman at the Middle/High School. In addition, please complete and submit the online registration through our athletic registration tab. No athlete will be able to participate in athletics without both of these documents. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the school. 

*10/4/19: PTO Pocketbook Bingo - doors open at 6:00pm  

Looking ahead:

*Week of 10/7/19: interims will be available for marking period one 

*10/9/19: Presentation for 18 yrs. and older -"Current Adolescent Trends: Opiates and Extractions." From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the South Amboy Resource Center. 

*10/14/19: school closed for Columbus Day

*10/16/19: 8th grade cap and gown photos as well as retakes for underclassmen. 

*10/23/19: Presentation - "Technology Dependence and the Impact on Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression and Suicide." From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the South Amboy Resource Center. 

*10/24/19: Middle School Halloween Dance

*10/25/19: Haunted Hallway and PTO Fall Festival at MHS

*10/25/19: City of South Amboy and SAYO sponsored Halloween dance for grades 5, 6 and 7 at the Senior Center cancelled and may be rescheduled!!!

*10/28/19: BOE meeting

*10/31/19: Student short session due to afternoon staff in-service training

*11/7/19 & 11/8/19 Schools closed for NJEA conference

*11/11/19: school closed for Veterans' Day

*11/20/19: PTO meeting

*11/21/19 (eve) and 11/22/19 (afternoon): Parent/Teacher conferences and student short sessions 

If you have any questions, please call the school so we can assist you.  

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Sep 29, 2019 at 10:09 AM
  

Dear Parents/Guardians,

A reminder that we will have our Financial Aid Night tonight. Parents of high school students, especially juniors and seniors, are encouraged to attend. We will have Kristin Isaksen from Monmouth University providing guidance about the financial aid process.

Please enter using the rear, auditorium, entrance and proceed to our media center for the presentation.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe

Posted by pmccabe  On Sep 26, 2019 at 4:03 PM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our school has been approved to provide dual credit through Middlesex County Community College for students in the following classes:

*English 12
*AP English Language and Literature
*Spanish III Honors
*Spanish IV Honors

If you and your son/daughter are interested in earning three credits for any of the above classes your child is taking this year, please complete the form I attached to my earlier email (contact guidance if you need another form) and have your child bring it to our guidance department as soon as possible with a check made out to the college. The cost is $125.00 per course. The deadline for this is Tuesday, October 1, 2019.  It is important parents complete the top portion of the form and sign; guidance can assist with the course information.

This is an excellent opportunity to receive college credit at a fraction of the cost.

If you have any questions, please contact our guidance department.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Sep 25, 2019 at 9:37 AM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Some important happenings at the MHS:

*A thank you to all the parents and guardians who attended our Back to School Night and Open Houses last week. We enjoyed having you. 

*Online registrations and physicals are now being accepted for 2019-2020 Winter athletics. The deadline to submit all paperwork is October 1, 2019. When submitting physicals, please mail or hand in a hard copy to Nurse Housman at the Middle/High School. In addition, please complete and submit the online registration through our athletic registration tab. No athlete will be able to participate in athletics without both of these documents. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the school.

*9/23/19: Board of Education meeting

*9/26/19: Financial Aid Night with Kristin Isaksen from Monmouth University at 6:30pm in the Media Center. Please enter  through the Auditorium entrance.

*9/26/19: Friends of South Amboy Fundraiser

Looking ahead:

*10/4/19: PTO Pocketbook Bingo - doors open at 6:00pm 

*Week of 10/7/19: interims will be available for marking period one

*10/9/19: Presentation for 18 yrs. and older -"Current Adolescent Trends: Opiates and Extractions." From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the South Amboy Resource Center. Please see flyer attached to my weekly email.

*10/14/19: school closed for Columbus day

*10/16/19: 8th grade cap and gown photos as well as retakes for underclassmen.

*10/23/19: Presentation - "Technology Dependence and the Impact on Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression and Suicide." From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the South Amboy Resource Center. Please see flyer attached to my weekly email.

*11/11/19: school closed for Veterans' Day

*11/21/19 and 11/22/19: Parent/Teacher conferences.

If you have any questions, please call the school so we can assist you. 

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Sep 23, 2019 at 9:08 AM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Sorry for the additional reminder: Open House for Middle School on Thursday from 8:45 am to 9:45 am. Please enter through the middle school entrance.

High school Open House on Friday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Sep 18, 2019 at 8:28 PM
  

Dear Parents/Guardians,

A reminder that tomorrow there is a short session day with a 12:15 pm dismissal. We look forward to our parents coming to Back to School Night beginning promptly at 6:00 pm in our auditorium. When you arrive we will have student schedules available for you should you need one.

Please arrive a few minutes early so we can get everyone seated in the auditorium.

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe

Posted by pmccabe  On Sep 18, 2019 at 6:39 PM
  
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Some important happenings at the MHS:

This week:

*Online registrations and physicals are now being accepted for 2019-2020 Winter athletics. The deadline to submit all paperwork is October 1, 2019. When submitting physicals, please mail or hand in a hard copy to Nurse Housman at the Middle/High School. In addition, please complete and submit the online registration through our athletic registration tab. No athlete will be able to participate in athletics without both of these documents. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the school.

*9/16/19: only seniors with parking permits may park cars in the student (rear) lot. No other students are permitted to park on school property. Seniors needing a permit should come to the main office. Seniors must park only in their assigned spot.

*9/17/19: Underclassmen photos. Please read the flyer attached to my weekly parent email to allow you to order photos ahead of time. FYI:8th grade cap and gown photos on 10/16/19.

*9/18/19: PTO meeting*9/19/19: Short session schedule. 

*9/19/19: Middle School Open House in the morning from 8:45 am to 9:45 am. 

*9/19/19: Back to School Night begins at 6:00 pm. Please come to the auditorium for a presentation at 6:00 pm. Classroom visitations do not begin until 6:30pm.

*9/20/19: High School Open House from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Looking ahead:
*9/23/19: Board of Education meeting
*9/26/19: Financial Aid Night with Kristin Isaksen from Monmouth University at 6:30pm in the Media Center. Please enter
  through the Auditorium entrance.
*9/26/19: Friends of South Amboy Fundraiser
*10/4/19: PTO Pocketbook Bingo - doors open at 6:00pm 

If you have any questions, please call the school so we can assist you. 

Thank you,
Dr. McCabe
Posted by pmccabe  On Sep 15, 2019 at 10:37 AM
  
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