Back-to-School 2021 Parent Newsletter » Important Student Orientation Information

Important Student Orientation Information

Orientation Day is a required day of attendance.
We are already gearing up for the 2021-2022 school year. We have some important information to give you. We hope your family continues to have a restful summer.
 
2021 Orientation Dates: (Required attendance)
Freshmen: Monday, August 16 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Provided. Pep Rally at 12:30 for Families and the day ends at 1pm.
 
Seniors: Tuesday, August 17 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. See below.
Meet in Theater at 8am for general session.
8:30-10:00 a.m. A-I Stay in theater for pictures. J-R report to gym to meet with administration
S-Z Report to commons-Yearbooks, PE Uniforms, Lunch Accounts, Lockers
Every 30 min we will move and rotate from the Theater to the Gym to the Commons.
 
Juniors: Tuesday, August 17 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Meet in Theater at 10:30 a.m. for general session.
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. A-I Stay in theater for pictures. J-R report to gym to meet with administration
S-Z Report to commons-Yearbooks, PE Uniforms, Lunch Accounts, Lockers
Every 30 min we will move and rotate from the Theater to the Gym to the Commons.
 
Sophomores: Tuesday, August 17 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m
Meet in Theater at 1:00 p.m. for general session.
1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. A-I Stay in theater for pictures. J-R report to gym to meet with administration
S-Z Report to commons-Yearbooks, PE Uniforms, Lunch Accounts, Lockers
Every 30 min we will move and rotate from the Theater to the Gym to the Commons.
 
All Students: Wednesday, August 18 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. A Schedule
Students are expected to attend on Orientation Day. If a student must be absent, parents should contact Karen Frederick at 913-319-2415 no later than Thursday August 12, 2021. Address any other orientation day questions to the same number.
 
Dress Code for Orientation Days
● Boys may wear any color of slacks and a shirt with a collar;
**must be clean shaven; no earrings or piercings, cut your hair. Hair must be off the collar and cheeks.
● Girls may wear any color of slacks, or skirt and a blouse. Bermudas, capris and jean skirts are acceptable.

EXAMPLES OF DRESS NOT ALLOWED BOYS AND GIRLS:
● No t-shirts, shorts, jeans or jean capris
● No short skirts or immodest blouses
● No Rompers
● No Extreme hairstyles or colors
 
STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT IN PROPER DRESS WILL BE SENT HOME TO CHANGE.
 
Class Schedules & Locker Information
For the freshman class, class schedules and locker information will be distributed on the Orientation day.
For sophomores, juniors, and seniors, class schedules and locker information will be available through Skyward beginning August 4, 2021. Class schedules will have its own link. Locker information (including combination) will be found under the “Student Information” link. Please bring your locker number and combination to the Orientation Day to check your locker. You will also have some time to walk through your schedule.
 
BYOD Sessions (Bring Your Own Device)
All new students, incoming freshmen and transfers, must attend a BYOD session. The sessions will give you information about how the BYOD program works. You will register your computer to the network, learn about the Skyward program, and get your device ready for the first day of class. Students were sent a link in a previous email from Mr. Moss to register. We will take a max of 50 students per session.
August 3 (Tuesday) -- 9:00 to 10:30 and 10:30 to 12:00
August 5 (Thursday) -- 3:30 to 5:00 and 5:00 to 6:30
August 9 (Monday) -- 2:00 to 3:30 and 3:30 to 5:00
MAKE-UP SESSION -- after orientation on August 16 (1:00 p.m.)
 
Payment of Tuition
The first tuition payment for 2021-2022 for those families choosing the annual or semi-annual payment plan was due on July 1, 2021. A student will not receive his or her class schedule unless the above payment has been made and/or the family is current on the SMART payment plan. Call the Business Office at 913-319-2410 with any questions.
 
JCCC College Now & QuickStep+ Dual Enrollment Program
Students eligible to enroll in one or more dual enrollment courses through JCCC's College Now and Quick Step+ programs will receive an email from Mrs. Liz Majors (Director of College Placement) at the beginning of August. That email will outline the steps to follow for proper enrollment and fee payment to JCCC. A representative from JCCC will be available in the Commons during Orientation sessions to answer questions. Detailed JCCC Dual Enrollment Information can be found at www.jccc.edu/admissions/early-college/
 
Graphing Calculator
Graphing calculators are required for any student enrolled in Algebra II (Honors and Regular), Intermediate Algebra, Intro to College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I and Calculus II. The TI 84+ is recommended for these students. Please note: Any graphing calculator is acceptable for the above listed classes. However, if you purchase a new calculator make sure it is a Texas Instruments 84+ Graphing calculator. We also suggest that you record the serial number from your calculator and engrave the student’s last name on the calculator. Any math teacher can assist you in getting your calculator engraved.
 
Student Planners
All students will be provided with a Student Planner during the first week of school. Other Supplies: Teachers will inform students on the first day of classes of any special supplies needed for a particular class. All students should report on the first day with a notebook, paper and pen.
 
Driver's Registration
To drive a car to school and park at Saint Thomas Aquinas, a student must have parental permission and the car must be registered with the school. Each student who has a car registered with the school will receive a parking sticker for his or her car, to be displayed in the rear window. If you have more than one student driving a car, each car will need to be registered. To register your car, please CLICK HERE. Once the form has been filled out, please print it off and have your student come to the attendance office, with the form to receive a parking sticker. Freshman are not allowed to drive to school. Those students needing to drive and are not yet 16, must receive written permission from Dr. Sullivan. He can be emailed at [email protected]