Greetings Salem Hills High Students and Parents!
I am excited to welcome you to the new school year. We have a wonderful school. Many of you are experienced veterans of SHHS. Some of you are brand new to our school. I’m sure that the new students will find out quickly that there is a special culture here that encourages everyone to unite together to reach our goals. I would encourage all of you to get involved in as many activities as you can and support all school activities with Skyhawk pride which will help us reach even greater heights together!
This year we are focusing on standard based grading and helping students take responsibility for their learning. In order to accomplish this we have identified some vital behaviors for students and parents. For students, please be in class on time and be prepared to learn the desired outcomes for the day. For parents we would ask you to only excuse legitimate absences, check SIS regularly, and realize that we are all on the same team. From our end we will use best practices in our teaching, communicate to you through SIS at least weekly what your students have learned and provide additional time and resources for students who need it. We hope that by all of us working together we can improve student learning.
School will begin on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. We will start promptly at 7:50 a.m. and finish at 2:25 p.m. Our normal school day (M-T-Th-F) will be from 7:50 a.m.–2:25 p.m. Each Wednesday will be a teacher collaboration day with a shortened schedule (7:50 a.m. – 1:40 p.m.). Our faculty and staff have been preparing for your arrival and all of us are looking forward to an exciting year with you.
This packet contains information that will assist you with the registration process. Please be sure to read through this information carefully. If you have any unanswered questions, please call the school at 801-423-3200 or access our School Web Site at www.shhs.nebo.edu.
REGISTRATION: PAY ON LINE or MAIL-IN
Registration will be accepted from now thru August 12, 2015. Please return the following Fees & Form:
- Registration Fees
When your registration is processed, you will have access to the following the day after your registration has been processed:
- Class Schedule on SIS
- Parking Permit (pick-up first week of school from finance office)
- Student locker and combination will be printed on your schedule
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYING ON LINE FOR PAYING ON LINE
- To pay on line
- Log on to www.myschoolfees.com from your home computer
- Click on Register and create a user name and password
- Your log in/user name will be your e-mail address
- The password will be of your choice, one you create.
- Click on UT-Nebo-Salem Hills for your school
- Enter your student’s SIS number to bring up your fees.
- Click on Registration
- In the box that will come up to the right click the fees you wish to pay
- When you are finished click check out and enter your credit card information
- A receipt will be sent to your e-mail
CLASS SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS
- All fees must be paid before making class schedule adjustments
- Schedules may be accessed on line from Monday August 3 – Monday August 17, through SIS. Expect a 24 hour turnaround time between paying fees and accessing your schedule.
- Seniors are encouraged to make individual appointments for their College and Career Ready plan beginning August 3, 2015.
- Counselors will be available to assist juniors and sophomores by appointment starting August 10th 8:00 – 2:30.
- Beginning August 19, 2015, all class changes will be charged $10 and will need a parent administrator conference before a counselor will be able to assist you.
- No schedules will be changed after Friday, August 21, 2015.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS ON LINE
Instructions for scheduling are on the website under the quick links section.
To park on campus, all students who drive a vehicle are required to have a parking permit. Parking permits can be purchased for $10.00 at the finance office.
SOPHOMORE ORIENTATION AND OPEN HOUSE
All sophomores and their parents are encouraged to attend our Sophomore Orientation on August 18th. We will meet in the auditorium at 4:00. Our student council is planning to visit every sophomore and invite them personally to this event. Teachers will be in their rooms until 6:00 that day and would love to meet their students. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion. Please plan on attending!
Our PTA is very supportive of our students and school. We encourage you to join. This year’s PTA President is
Mrs. Angela Rogers. Information about our PTA and membership can be found at: http://shhsptsa.com/home.aspx. There is also a volunteer sign-up sheet on the registration section of our website.
At Salem Hills High School we believe that attendance in all classes is crucial to our goal of all students taking responsibility for their learning. With this in mind, we will continue with our current attendance policy this year to help encourage students to attend all classes. To view the entire policy, please visit our website at http://shhs.nebo.edu/ or printed copies are available on request at the front office. All students will receive a copy of the policy in their student handbook on the second day of school. We ask parents to support us and to help encourage their students to attend classes on time.
Within the next few weeks, many students will be shopping for school clothes. So that there are no misunderstandings regarding dress codes, please be aware of the following school and district requirements for dress and grooming standards. Please understand that the school dress policy is in place to help ALL students have a successful and safe school experience.
Clothing will be modest, neat, clean, and in good repair. Modesty includes covering shoulders, midriff, back, underwear, and cleavage. Extreme clothing, which includes, but is not limited to: sagging clothing, excessively oversized clothing; clothing that is mutilated, torn, ripped, or frayed are prohibited. In addition, inappropriately short, tight, or revealing shorts, skirts, dresses, tank tops, halter or crop tops, and spaghetti strap tops are prohibited, Shirts at Salem Hills High School must have sleeves. Skirts, dresses, and shorts must be at least mid-thigh length when the student is sitting. Clothing and personal items are prohibited from having writing, pictures, or any other insignias which are inappropriate for school. Hats and sun glasses are not to be worn in the school building during school hours, except as part of an approved school activity. Appropriate footwear shall be worn at all times. Gang-related clothing is not allowed in schools or at school related activities. This includes, but is not limited to, tattoos, bandanas, chains, clothing, or jewelry associated with gangs. All students must maintain their hair in a clean and well-groomed manner. It is generally preferred that male student are clean shaven; however, a well-trimmed mustache and/or beard is permissible. Jewelry shall not be worn in any pierced body parts other than the ears.
FREE OR REDUCED SCHOOL LUNCH
You can now apply for free and reduced lunches online. Go to www.paypams.com/onlineapp and follow the instructions. If you have any questions contact Nebo School District at 801 354-7400.
You must apply at our school to be granted a fee waiver. To receive a fee waiver you must meet one of the following guidelines:
- Qualify for free school lunch (reduced lunch does not qualify for fee waivers)
- Receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments
- Receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
All students who qualify for a fee waiver will be given the opportunity to work off the cost of their fees. When you meet with an administrator to qualify for the fee waiver you may select the method to be used to earn your fees.
An administrator will be in the school on August 4-5, from 8:30-2:00 to assist those who desire to apply for a fee waiver. Please bring one of the following to qualify:
- A copy of your 2014 Income Tax Return
- Verification of receiving SSI payments
- Verification of receiving AFDC payments
It is necessary that each family be approved annually. Last year’s application is not valid. Questions concerning fee waiver eligibility may be answered by calling the Nebo School District Office at 801-354-7400 or Salem Hills High School at 801-423-3200.
State law requires that all students have a current immunization record before being admitted into school. If you are new to our district, please be sure this is completed before school starts.
School Community Council
We are in need of five new parent members for our council. If you are interested in helping Salem Hills High School by serving on this council, please email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we get more than four candidates, an election will be held the first week of school.
Starting Dates for fall sports are:
Football - August 3 Girls Soccer - August 3 Girls Tennis - August 3
Boys Golf - July 27 Girls Volleyball - August 10 Cross Country - August 3 (Boys & Girls)
Athletes must have a physical before they will be allowed to participate in a sport. (State Law) Forms are available in the front office. We have arranged to have a doctor here to perform physicals on Wednesday July 29th at 1:00. It will cost $20 that can be paid at the finance office.