ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS FOR UPPER SCHOOL FAMILIES AND STUDENTS

by: Don Paige, Head of Upper School
New Attendance Notification System
Ms. Morlando and Dean Sessions are implementing a new attendance system. In the past, it could take an extended amount of time for the main office to notify parents when their children are either tardy or absent. This created a couple of problems. First, it made it hard for families and teachers to discuss the reasons for absences because they might have happened either a week or two weeks prior to the notification. Second, it didn’t keep parents/guardians abreast of the times when their child was either tardy or absent to class. We recognize that parents want to know immediately when their child is late to class or absent from school.

To better address this situation, our tech department has created an automated system to mirror those in many other schools across the country. Moving forward, parents will receive an email at 10am each morning if their child is marked absent that morning and they haven’t already contacted the office. Also, parents will receive an email at the end of each day that informs them if their child was absent or tardy for any classes. Hopefully this daily attendance notification system will help alleviate some of the problems mentioned above, and allow for more immediate communication between families and the main office regarding absences and tardies.

Grade and Comments Schedule
Thursday, January 7: Teachers submit final semester grades into the student records system. Any student with a C- or below in their course also receives a course comment from the teacher.

Friday, January 8: The registrar collates these grades and publishes the grade report viewable by families on FAM.

Monday, January 11 - Wednesday, January 20: Student advisors review grades, student reflections, and meet with teachers to compile information for advisor comments.

Friday, January 22: Registrar collates these advisor comments and publishes them on FAM.

Upcoming Dates:
Monday, January 18: Dr. Martin Luther King Day (No Classes, St. Pete's Dream Big Parade to be rescheduled)

Sunday, January 31: Deadline for Financial Aid Applications

February 1-15: Shorecrest Online Re-enrollment. You will receive an email on Monday, February 1 with the necessary links and instructions to re-enroll your child for the 2021-2022 school year. Please complete the re-enrollment process by February 15 to guarantee your child’s space for next school year.

Friday, February 12: Professional Development day (No Classes)

Monday, February 15: President's Day (No Classes)

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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.