Thursday May 16, 2019
As we prepare for the end of the school year, this message is a reminder of the No Backpack policy during finals week. We request that students leave their backpacks at home during the last week of the school year. In order to ensure an orderly and clean campus environment, we request that no backpacks (Including drawstring backpacks) or large bags are brought to school from May 20-23. This policy has been a tradition at Sandra Day O’Connor High School and we thank you in advance for compliance.
Attention 10th and 11th grade students. If you are interested in parking on campus next year, parking applications are due this Friday. The application can be found on the school website homepage. Parking applications must be completely filled out properly. Applications will not be taken over the summer and will be accepted again on the first day of school, August 7th in the conduct office. If you are interested in purchasing a parking spot for next year, get your application turned in by this Friday May 17. All AZ Merit Premium Parking winners must have their Applications in by Friday May 17th as well to receive a premium spot. Parking is assigned randomly on a first come, first serve basis. For students that have already turned in an application, you may pay for your spot at the bookstore before school, after school or during lunchtime beginning Monday, May 20th. After you pay in the bookstore, you may pick up your mirror parking spot tag by presenting your receipt to the conduct office before school, after school or during lunchtime.
Reminder for all staff and students-There are no drinks other than water allowed in classrooms or the Library at any time.
SDOHS A+ School of Excellence
We are pleased to announce that Sandra Day O’Connor High School has earned the coveted recognition of an A+ School of Excellence. This is the first time that Sandra Day O’Connor High School has earned this prestigious recognition and something to be very proud of. Our school was evaluated in the areas of student focus and support, school culture, active teaching and learning, curriculum, leadership, community and parent involvement and assessment data.
-Unless you can see fire or smell smoke, hold students in your classroom.
-Evacuate only when directed to do so by an administrator or emergency personnel.
-During a DRILL, you will hear: “Teachers and staff, we are now initialing a lockdown drill.”
-During an actual EMERGENCY, you will hear: “This is a code red lockdown, code red lockdown, code red lockdown.”
-If you hear a fire alarm during either a DRILL or an actual EMERGENCY, hold students in your classroom. Unless you see fire or smell smoke, evacuate only when directed to do so by an administrator or emergency personnel.
Eagle Hour student locations - students during lunches and/or Eagle Hour need to be in the lunch room or the center of campus. For Restroom usage during these times, please use the restrooms near the cafeteria and not the academic buildings. during lunch time on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, students are not to be in the PA/PE/Academic buildings during this time.
Eagle Hour Assignments - Students, please remember to check your PowerSchool grades on a regular basis. If you are failing a class, you need to be sure to see your Eagle Hour teacher on both Tuesday and Thursday for the week. It is good practice to check your grades on Monday morning so you know which teacher to see for academic interventions or enrichments on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In other words, it is important for students to be where they are supposed to for all Eagle Hours.
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.
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. Skateboards may not be carried from class to class.
Reminder: Students and Parents-
In order to minimize the disruptions to instruction, we are restricting deliveries for students. Items that are essential to the educational process, such as iPads may be brought to your student. Parents must wait until the student comes to pick up their iPad. iPads are not to be left at the front desk. The front office will not be responsible for any items electronic or personal, as there is no way to secure these items in the office. Please see the student handbook regarding deliveries for more information. Thank you for your cooperation.
There are also no deliveries allowed for students such as cell phones, money, balloons, flowers, food or gifts of any kind.
Students, this is a reminder to check your PowerSchool grade on a regular basis. Be sure that you communicate with your teachers on Monday if you are not passing a class and need to attend Eagle Hour both Tuesday and Thursday. All students with a D or an F grade need to attend Eagle Hour with their teacher on Tuesday and Thursday in order to improve their learning.
You must come to senior checkout Tuesday May 21 between 12:30-2:15 lobby of auditorium YOU MUST have NO DEBT..MAKE SURE YOU RETURN ALL BOOKS IPAD AND PAY DEBTS BY FRIDAY THE 17TH.
YOU CANNOT PICK UP YOUR CAP AND GOWN IF YOU OWE ANYTHING.
May 16th & 17th - Senior Exams
May 21st - Senior Checkout 12:30-2:15pm in the lobby of the Main Auditorium
May 22nd - Senior Awards Ceremony at CCV - Peoria Campus at 6:00pm
May 24th - GRADUATION DAY at the State Farm Stadium
1) To purchase your Renaissance cords from the Bookstore for graduation. The cost of each cord is $4.00.
2) To Pick up your panoramic pictures, cap and gown photos or your graduation announcements in the Bookstore.
3) To pay any debts owed to the school prior to Senior Checkout. If you have not paid your debts you cannot pick up your cap and gown for graduation!
For more information regarding Graduation please go to the Sandra Day O'Connor website.
You can make your payments from home! Visit payments.dvusd.org and log into your student's account. Please remember to provide a receipt to the teacher for any payments made online.
,Seniors-The correct dates for Senior Exams are May 16th & 17th.
Congratulations to this week’s STAY CLASSY OC winners:
Remember to STAY CLASSY and STAY HEALTHY OC and you too could be a prize winner!
Place your ticket into the drawing box by Rosa Leptich's desk in the admin building for your chance to win!
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.
Sandra Day O'Connor is introducing an online store to buy school apparel!!! All orders are shipped directly to your home. Go to www.touchdownsportswear.com and check it out.
ID machine is back. If you need a duplicate or updated ID, please visit the Bookstore BEFORE SCHOOL, AFTER SCHOOL, AT LUNCH, OR DURING EAGLE HOUR. Do not visit during class, we will turn you away. A lost or stolen ID is $5 for a reprint. Schedule changes and student athletic pass updates are no charge.
Any iPads + accessories that were not turned in will result in a fine on the account.
Make your payments from home! Visit payments.dvusd.org and log into your student's account. Please remember to provide a receipt to the teacher for any payments made online.
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!!!
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.
Congratulations to the O’Connor Softball team they are 2019 6A Softball State Champs!!!!
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 Wellness has now come to SDO. Are you aware of activities on campus such as Yoga, Basketball, Art Therapy, Nutrition Classes and even TugOWar with Coach Casey happening before, during, after school and at Eagle Hour!
You can download the OC Wellness Calendar on your Google Calendar App!
School's out, but the learning never ends. Help your student excel on the upcoming SAT Test on June 1st and/or the upcoming ACT Test on June 8th with these programs...
This summer, Sycamore Learning Company is presenting Boot Camps at Sandra Day O'Connor High School. Both the SAT Boot Camp and the ACT Boot Camp are open to students from any high school. These camps will provide students with personalized expert instruction, a comprehensive study guide, as well as continued online support over the summer. Click here for more details: SDOHS Summer 2019 ACT and SAT Boot Camps.pdf
We still have space available. Help your student "Prep for the Future" ~ register online TODAY at www.dvusd.org/ommunityed/register .
Please go to Parchment.com or find the link on our website.
We have partnered with Parchment.com 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.
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.
Stay connected with Sandra Day O’Connor High School through Twitter and Facebook. Find us at the following locations:
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The mission of Sandra Day O’Connor High School is to empower students to learn, lead, and contribute.
The vision for Sandra Day O'Connor High School is one of high academic achievement for all students within a safe and healthy learning environment.
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