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Important Student Information


Thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate as a school during these uncertain times.  It is always our priority to ensure that all teachers, students, and families are safe.  In an effort to continue to provide instruction for our students, teachers have been asked to provide Zoom Review Sessions for all FSA/EOC/NGSSS/AICE/AP subjects this Wednesday-Friday.  These sessions are highly recommended and will earn students Extra Credit points towards their 3rd quarter grades.  The sessions are intended to keep instruction going in order to best prepare students for End of Year assessments.  See below the schedule that will be used on Wednesday-Friday this week only. 

 

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Biology: Dr. Sinaise AICE Marine: B. Michaels AP Enviro: Townsend

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. HS ELA: D. Perry, Wyce, Shemitz, Rains, Abidali, Bartos

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. HS Mathematics: Parks, Fertil, Millsap, Taylor, Silver, Rosado(AICE MATH)

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Social Studies: Klein, Kenny, Castine, Piazza (Psychology), Schooley (Euro), Zarbalas (Gov)

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. MS ELA: Lynn, Telusme, Bock, Greenberg, Cunningham, Duval

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. MS Math: Combs, Doran, S. Perry, Ackman, Neinas, MacPherson, Astan (ALL MS ALGEBRA) (Geometry students can be scheduled with Morning Geometry or at another meeting time per your discretion)

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Civics (Smith and Weinerman), All 8th grade Science (Cusato), All 8th grade Biology (Bryant)

 

ALL AICE ELA: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

ALL AICE Social Studies: 1:00-3:00 (See individual teacher’s requests), 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Castine (Sociology)

 

Spring Break packets will be posted on Teacher’s Somerset Webpages by this Friday, 3/20/20.  These packets are required assignments that will be due April 3, 2020.  They will count towards their 4th quarter grades.

 

At this time, the FLDOE (Florida Department of Education) has postponed the start of state testing by at least two weeks.  We will continue to monitor the situation in the coming days as new updates are made available.  State testing for FSA writing will not begin earlier than April 15th.

 

Families who are in need of a device for accessing online review sessions will be given an opportunity to acquire a Loaner device from school starting on Wednesday, March 18th at 8:00 a.m.  This device will need to be checked out by a Parent/Guardian and a contract must be signed. 

However, Zoom sessions can be accessed by any SmartPhone, Tablet, iPad, Laptop, or Desktop that has WiFi capabilities.  If you do not have WiFi access, please research free WiFi options that Comcast Xfinity are offering.  https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mlive.com/business/2020/03/comcast-offering-free-internet-to-low-income-homes-increased-speeds-open-wifi-hot-spots-to-all.html%3foutputType=amp

 

Office Hours for the remainder of this week are: Wednesday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  We will be closed next week for Spring Break.

Registration packets can continue to be dropped off or sent electronically for in-county PBDS students during office hours this week.  Any questions regarding registration, please contact Mrs. Amanda Clancy at aclancy@somersetcanyons.com

 

School Counselors, All Departments, Teachers, and Administrators will be available via email through the remainder of this week. 

 

Please continue to monitor both the Somerset Canyons website (somersetcanyons.com) and Palm Beach District Schools website (palmbeachschools.org) as new updates are posted. 

 

Starting today, Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20, School Food Services will be offering nutritionally-balanced 'Grab and Go' meals at 30 school locations* around the District. The meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and are FREE to anyone under 18 years of age (22 ESE), regardless of financial need.  Please refer to this link for sites closest to you.  https://www.palmbeachschools.org/news/what_s_new/feeding_sites_open_during_school_closure

 

Please see attached document for setting up the Student Zoom Account for accessing review sessions. After that, please check the teacher’s Somerset webpage for the Zoom session code. Any questions or concerns about Zoom or Spring Break packets, please reach directly out to the teacher.