Thursday, November 13, 2014

San Mateo High School
Daily Bulletin
Thursday, November 13, 2014

CLUB/CLASS ACTIVITIES
YEARBOOK “BEST FRIENDS” PICTURES –
TODAY - after school – Front of Clock Tower
POLY CLUB MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room A008
MODEL U.N. MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room A234
ART CLUB MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room C107
INTERACTIVE CODING CLUB MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room B102
CRAFT CLUB MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room C111
RED CROSS CLUB MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room A232
MATH TEAM MEETING –
TODAY – lunch – Room A162

HOMECOMING: A BIG THANKS TO TARGET
Thanks to Target at Bridgepoint for donating over 500 paper bags for the GRID Coat Check.  Thumbs up to Target!
— Jacqueline Kao/Ms. Moore

PERSONAL STATEMENT ESSAY WORKSHOP
Are you having trouble putting the final touches on your personal statement for college?  The Writers’ Block Creative Writing Club is hosting a personal statement writing workshop for seniors, taught by Ms. Bluvstein, a college essay writing specialist.  The Personal Statement Essay workshop will be held after school TODAY in Room A145.  Reserve your spot by signing up with Ms. Adamcikova in advance.
— Ms. Adamcikova

TODAY’S FEATURED SCHOLARSHIP
See Ms. Paige in the Career Center for more information.

  • PG&E: BEA Employee Resource Group:  resident of PG&E service area, planning to attend college; 2 essays (one describing your contributions to the African-American community); 2.5 minimum GPA; two letters of recommendation.  Due: February 9th.

BECOME A TUTOR NEXT SEMESTER
Are you looking for a life changing experience?  Do you enjoy teaching others and helping them succeed?  Become a peer tutor next semester!  This is a great experience to include on a college resume or to write about in a college essay.  For more information, come to Room A145 TODAY at the beginning of lunch or after school. 
— Ms. Freyre

SPIRIT WEEK
It’s Spirit Week!  Be sure come to the Quad during lunch to get counted and Sing the Fight Song! 

  • Today is Event Day -- Disney=Freshmen; Sports=Sophomores; Camping=Juniors; Beach=Seniors  (Juniors sing the Fight Song)
  • Tomorrow is Crazy Orange & Black Day (Seniors sing the Fight Song)

TOMORROW'S RALLY DAY TIME SCHEDULE

Zero Period  7:00- 7:54
Period 2  8:00- 9:31
Brunch  9:31- 9:41
Period 4  9:47-11:24
Rally 11:24-12:14
Lunch 12:14-12:44
Period 6 12:50- 2:21

TODAY’S SPORTS
JV Football – Burlingame at San Mateo 6:00
 

Possession/Use of Cellular Phones and Other Mobile Communications Devices

     Students in the district may have in their possession cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices during the school day and during sponsored activities and events. However, except with the written permission of the principal or his/her designee, all such devices must be turned off during instructional time and passing periods except during an emergency such as a natural disaster. Cellular telephones and other electronic devices which may have the capability of taking pictures or visual or audio recordings may not be used for that purpose at school without the written permission of the site administrator. Students who do not comply with this policy are subject to discipline, including the confiscation of device and/or withdrawal of permission to possess such a device at school.

     Students using electronic devices as instructional tools in the classroom must be pre-approved by administration. Specific examples, of an electronic device as an instructional tool are they are used as calculators or timers.  At no time during instructional time and passing periods are students allowed to text message or listen to music.

     No student shall be prohibited from possessing or using an electronic signaling device that is determined by a licensed physician or surgeon to be essential for the student's health and the use of which is limited to health-related purposes. (Education Code 48901.5).  In accordance with Board Policy/Administrative Regulations 5145.12 - Search and Seizure, a school official may search a student's mobile communications device, including, but not limited to, reviewing messages or viewing pictures. (cf. 5145.12 - Search and Seizure)

     Students shall not use mobile communications devices, even in hands-free mode, while driving on school grounds or to and from a school-related activity.  A student who violates this policy may be prohibited from possessing a mobile communications device at school or school-related events and/or may be subject to further discipline in accordance with Board policy and administrative regulation.

  • 1st Offense: Online referral to the Dean of Students for confiscation, parent to pick up during school hours in Student Services office. .  If a student defies a school official and does not turn in the electronic device, it will result in 6- hours of Community Service.
  • 2nd Offense: Online referral to the Dean of Students for confiscation, parent to pick up during school hours in Student Services office.  If a student defies a school official and does not turn in the electronic device, it will result in 6- hours of Community Service.
  • 3rd Offense:  Online referral to the Dean of Students for confiscation, parent to pick up during school hours in Student Services office If a student defies a school official and does not turn in the electronic device, it will result in 6- hours of Community Service.