FIND it Fast

Sandra Day O'Connor

           High School

FIND it Fast

Eagle Express


        Thursday April 27, 2017





Check the school website for more in depth information.



Attention-2017-18 Seniors and Juniors

2017-2018 Parking Application is available on the SDOHS website homepage. 2017-18 Seniors and Juniors will be able to submit parking applications until May 24th, the last day of school.



Reminder for all staff and students-There are no drinks other than water allowed in classrooms or the Library at any time.



Students please be aware of the city of Phoenix's parking policies for our surrounding community neighborhoods. We have been notified by Safeway Shopping Center Management, as well as Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office that O’Connor students parking in the business parking spaces can and will be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.


Also REMINDER  there is NO PARKING allowed on the north curb of Hackamore in the student loading zone. All violators will be ticketed without warning sticker.


Please obey all posted signage.


Not obeying posted signage will result in your car being ticketed or towed at your expense.


If your car is towed see someone in security or conduct.


Students riding bicycles and skateboards on campus will need to use the sidewalks in a responsible manner, and not ride on the driveway entering the campus.  It is a safety issue with vehicle traffic.



Reminder: Students and Parents

The front desk will not accept personal items such as IPads, cell phones, money or lunches. There are also no deliveries allowed for students such as balloons, flowers, food or gifts of any kind.



Congratulations to this week’s STAY CLASSY OC winners:


Dawson Yocum

Madeline Larson

Diana Vasquez


Remember to Stay Classy OC…You could be a Winner!

Place your ticket into the drawing box by Rosa Leptich's desk in the admin building for your chance to win!





Zero Hour Information


6:33 – 7:30

Sandra Day O’Connor High School is researching the possibility of offering a Zero Hour for the following courses: ELA 5-6, 7-8, AP Language, AP Lit., US/AZ History, Gov/Econ, Forensics. If this is an interest for you to have your schedule for the 17-18 school start Zero hour through 6th period for a full day or Zero hour – 3rd for a four period day, please sign up with Julie Pickle for the course you would be interested in for this option.

We will need approximately 30 students per course for this possibility to occur for next school year. Please take time to consider if this is an option that will work for you. A message will be sent home to parents as well, so please take time to discuss this with your parents as well.

Please indicate your interest with Julie Pickle by May 12, 2017





Many students with iPad problems have lost everything because they didn't save files. Don't let this happen to you! Please take time to save important files on your iPad. Save to an Adobe account, Google Drive, or simply email files to yourself. If you need help, check out the LMC website or stop by the library and see Mrs. Salameh.




Pink Emergency Contact Information Form

If you are having trouble logging into powerschools on your ipad, it may be that you have not turned in your Pink Emergency sheet. Please stop by the front desk for a form to have your parents sign.

Thank You!





Seniors- come to the Bookstore to purchase your Renaissance Cords! $4 each, stop by to see how many you've earned.


Make your payments from home! Visit and log into your student's account. Please remember to provide a receipt to the teacher for any payments made online.



Attention Seniors, panoramic pictures and graduation announcements have arrived. Please stop by the Bookstore and pick up your things.



Students, please do not visit the bookstore during class unless you need textbooks, have Ipad issues, or have club/sport business to take care of.


If you have payments, purchases to be made, or need an ID, please visit us before school, after school, or at lunch. If you come down during class for these items we will turn you away.




Have you had lunch at the OC Cafe yet?  Come on and try --We offer a variety of food..... from, pizza, chicken sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, popcorn chicken, salads, wraps, to  mexican and asian food.  With our meals starting at $3.00, it's a great deal.  All meals include, entree', side and juice, milk and a cup.  Come in today, we have some fun OC lunch ladies ready to serve your nutritional needs.

Have a great day Eagles!!!




If you want a copy of your immunizations, please email Nurse Debbie at Please allow 48 hours and bring a photo ID with you to pick them up.






Health Reminder: DO NOT come to school if you have a fever over 100.0 degrees or if you are vomiting or having diarrhea. You need to stay home for 24 hours.


LOST AND FOUND: Lost items are taken to the Nurse's office after being in conduct for several weeks, articles left after May 24th will be donated.





Are you interested in being a part of student government next year? There are STUGO information meetings about the upcoming election on Tuesday the 25th in room 615. The meetings are at 7 am and 2:20 pm. You must attend one of these meetings in order to run for a student government position. Come to one of these meetings and see if you can be one of our student leaders here at OHS.




Prom is coming soon - it is on Saturday, April 29th from 8 pm to 11 pm. Prom tickets are on sale now at the bookstore for $72 for one or $134 for two tickets. These also include entry into a drawing for prom related prizes.

Please remember that you must be passing ALL classes in order to attend. There are no refunds.  Guest Passes are available in the conduct office and must be returned by 4/26/17  NO EXCEPTIONS.






Student Reminder of behavior at games

School dress code applies

No backpacks are allowed

No outside drinks will be allowed inside the stadium

You must have your ID with you






OC Dance Presents: Forces of Nature-May 3, 4,& 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Purchase your tickets by May 1 for a discounted price of $5 at


Art Club

Art Club will meet Thursdays from, 2:30-3:30.






Every fall for the last 10+ years, Campus Advisers has presented to the parents of college bound students in the DVUSD. We host free workshops called “College Costs 9-1-1: Get Real or Go Broke!” that explains the entire process in a very simple manner in about one hour. All parents leave the workshop with helpful information to do things on their own to save time & money. However, many take advantage of a free, post-workshop evaluation. This gives parents an exact idea of what their inevitable out-of-pocket college costs and financial aid package will look like based on their present and projected income/assets. We also alert parents to the exact total costs (not just tuition) to expect at various price-tiered universities. We do this evaluation (for free) for all college-bound students in a family so they can budget accordingly. We will continue to present these free workshops in the Fall.

In coordination with the DVUSD Community Education Department, we have created a more in-depth college planning discussion. This is a 3-part series for parents with college-bound students. The cost will be $97 for the family. Because the discussion is primarily focused on the family’s financial dynamics, the student is welcome to attend with mom &/or dad or grand-parent/guardian. The earlier a family understands how their financial dynamics can influence their student’s college options, the better guidance they will be able to give their college bound student. A bit too late for high school seniors, but this will be useful for families with juniors, sophomores, and even freshman.



Parents - sign up for Remind if you'd like to stay in the loop with any important guidance announcements we send to your student. Text the number 81010 with the message listed below according to your child's graduating class. If you'd rather sign up for e-mail messages you can go to message according to child's graduating class here


Parents of juniors and seniors can also sign up for the OC College Bound messages. These will specifically include college information such as college rep. visit reminders, financial aid resources, scholarship resources, etc. Text @collegeOC to the number 81010 to also sign up for these messages. If you'd rather sign up through e-mail, you can go to


OC Class of 2017 @2017oc

OC Class of 2018 @2018oc

OC Class of 2019 @19oc

OC Class of 2020 @2020oc

OC College Bound @collegeOC





Sophomores and juniors make sure you visit an Open House event if you are thinking of applying for West-MEC. Visit this link to view Open House dates for your program of interest:


Seniors, did you know???

  1. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now open. If you are attending any post-secondary school that requires tuition, please fill this out at:
  2. If through FAFSA, you qualify for ANY amount of Pell grant, please see your counselor about a tuition scholarship you may qualify for at ASU and U of A.
  3. If through FAFSA you report an income of $42,400 or less and meet the university guaranteed admission requirements in state, PLEASE SEE YOUR COUNSELOR! There are important grants/scholarships that offer SIGNIFICANT money for some state universities. This includes tuition, room & board, books, fees. There are deadlines so see your counselor soon.




Need help with a class and the teacher is not available? Come to the Career Center after school to get extra help. It is open until 3:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Don't wait to get help and fall behind - stop by the Career center after school and keep your grades passing!





Please go to or find the link on our website.

We have partnered with as our transcript service. Parchment is a secure service open 24/7. Transcripts will be sent electronically to the admissions office or location of your choice.

Fees for this service are:  $3.50 for current students (some students may qualify for a fee waiver;                                   contact registrar for more information) $5.00 for Alumni students. 




“Say Something”

There is a collective benefit of reporting or informing adults about any potential unsafe activity so that students get to attend the kind of school they want to attend, a school where the climate is friendly, warm, respectful and supportive.  Individually and collectively, we can play an essential role in helping to maintain safety and can make a dramatic difference in preserving such a climate at Sandra Day O'Connor High School.  With a hotline in place, information can be reported anonymously by students, parents, or community members without fear or reprisal.  If you see something, say something by telling a staff member or dial 623-445-7137.   




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