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Principal's Update 10/11/2021

I would like to begin by apologizing that my Principal’s Updates do not seem to have gotten sent out in a manner that has reached most parents.  Please know that I now have a permanent tab on the IHS website under CALENDAR & NEWS for such updates, as well as putting them out via Bright Arrow and Infinite Campus.

 

It has been a fantastic start to the month of October for Irvington seniors.  42 students have been named as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists! 

 

Please join me in congratulating:

Neha Abraham, Dhruv Bansal, Kenny Chen, Jonathan Cheng, Tanvi Deshpande, Stephanie Fong, Anshul Govindu, Rohan Gulati, Ethan Hu, Siddhartha Javvaji, Joseph Kan, Zayaan Khan, Michael Lan, Nicole Li, Jieun Lim, Meixuan Liu, Grace  Lu,  Wanning Lu, Sara McKune, Trishla Mehta, Allison Muller, Sumukh Murthy, Rithwik Narendra, Vinay Patil, Vyom Pawar, Jay Phatak, Deeksha Radharaj, Rajveersing Raghuwanshi, Leo Rao, Siona Samanta, Rithwik Seth, Aaryan Shah, Evan M Shih, Ramya Subramanian, Samuel Vu, Madison Wong, Nichelle Wong, Edward Yan, Clement Yo, Rick Zhang, Colin Zhao, Elaine Zhong

 

Upcoming Events:

October 13 – PSAT/SAT         

Please encourage your student to have a good night’s rest and to bring #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils allowed), an eraser, a calculator and water/snack if desired.

The PSAT is free for all sophomores.  Juniors who registered for the PSAT and seniors that SAT in September have already made payments.  Any outstanding debts will be added to the students account to be paid in the future.

 

October 15 – end of first quarter, with grades available via Infinite Campus Parent Portal the following week.

 

October 20 – 6-9 pm Virtual college fair 

Chat live with admission counselors from universities and colleges throughout the US and around the world. Ask questions, download information, and seek out the best opportunities for you! 
https://fremontusd.educationconnectlive.com

 

October 21 – The great shake during Advisory will help students and staff practice earthquake preparedness and evacuation procedures.  

 

Homecoming week

Saturday, October 16th at TAK

Come and cheer on the Vikings Football team as they take on the San Lorenzo Grizzlies and enjoy the homecoming court presentation.

 

Monday-Thursday, October 18-22nd

Each class has thematic dress up days, with Friday being schoolwide Blue Crew Irvington Pride Day!

 

Tuesday October 19th, 5-7 pm 

Food preorders can be picked up via drive through at the horseshoe.  

 

Friday October 22nd, 7-10 pm 

Magical Masquerade, our homecoming dance will be held in the courtyard.  Tickets on sale at Viking Vendor through Wednesday Oct 20th.  Please note, this is an Irvington only student event and masks will be required.

 

I am looking forward to seeing all of our students in fine form as we celebrate what it means to be part of the Irvington community; personally and social responsible critical thinkers with good communication skills that know how to have FUN!

 

With much appreciation,

Nathania Chaney Aiello

 

2021 年 10 月 11 日

 

首先我要向您道歉,因為我的 “校長更新” ( Principal’s Updates) 似乎沒有以廣傳大眾的方式發出。請注意,我正努力在 IHS 網站上獲取此類更新的永久標籤,並通過 Bright Arrow 和 Infinite Campus 將它們發布。

 

對於Irvington的12年級學生來說,十月份是一個美妙的開始。 42名學生己入圍國家優秀獎學金半決賽!


 

請和我一起祝賀:

Neha Abraham, Dhruv Bansal, Kenny Chen, Jonathan Cheng, Tanvi Deshpande, Stephanie Fong, Anshul Govindu, Rohan Gulati, Ethan Hu, Siddhartha Javvaji, Joseph Kan, Zayaan Khan, Michael Lan, Nicole Li, Jieun Lim, Meixuan Liu, Grace  Lu,  Wanning Lu, Sara McKune, Trishla Mehta, Allison Muller, Sumukh Murthy, Rithwik Narendra, Vinay Patil, Vyom Pawar, Jay Phatak, Deeksha Radharaj, Rajveersing Raghuwanshi, Leo Rao, Siona Samanta, Rithwik Seth, Aaryan Shah, Evan M Shih, Ramya Subramanian, Samuel Vu, Madison Wong, Nichelle Wong, Edward Yan, Clement Yo, Rick Zhang, Colin Zhao, Elaine Zhong

 

接下來的活動:

10 月 13 日 - PSAT/SAT考試

請鼓勵您的學生好好睡覺,並帶上 #2 鉛筆(不允許使用自動鉛筆)、橡皮擦、計算器和水/零食(如果需要)。

PSAT 對所有11年級學生免費。 在9 月份報名參加 PSAT 的11年級學生和參加 SAT 的12年級學生已經付費。任何還未付清的款項將添加到學生帳戶中,以便將來支付。

 

10 月 15 日 - 第一季度結束,下周可通過 Infinite Campus Parent Portal 獲得成績報告。

 

10 月 20 日 - 下午 6-9 點虛擬大學展覽會

與來自美國和世界各地的大學和學院的招生顧問實時聊天。提出問題、下載信息並為您尋找最佳機會!

https://fremontusd.educationconnectlive.com

 

10 月 21 日——諮詢時段的 “大地震” 將幫助學生和教職員工練習地震準備和疏散程序。

 

返校週

星期六,10 月 16 日在 TAK舉行

快來為 Vikings  足球隊與 San Lorenzo 灰熊隊的比賽歡呼吧,並享受 在我校園舉行的選拔演出過程。

 

週一至週四,10 月 18 日至 22 日

每個班級都有主題裝扮日,週五是全校穿著Irvington藍色裝束 驕傲的日子!

 

10 月 19 日,星期二,下午 5-7 點

可以駛車沿著馬蹄彎道上領取己預訂的食物。

 

10 月 22 日星期五,晚上 7-10 點

神奇的化裝舞會,我們的返校舞會在院子裡舉行。門票在 Viking Vendor 發售至 10 月 20 日星期三。請注意,這是僅限 Irvington 的學生活動,需要戴口罩。


 

當我們慶祝成為 Irvington 社區的一員意味著什麼意義時,我期待看到我們所有的學生都保持良好狀態;是個對自己和社會負責的批判性思考者,具備良好溝通技巧,又懂得如何玩得開心!

 

萬分感謝,

Nathania Chaney Aiello

校長




 

Principal's Update 9/20/2021

Hello families,

 

I'm writing in partnership with you about an issue that has begun to impact us here at Irvington High School.

 

Tik Tok Video School Theft-USA Today

 

One of the latest Tik Tok challenges has students across the country stealing soap dispensers and other school items and then posting and bragging about their exploits.  Kids try to one-up each other both in the difficulty and value of what they take and in the number of views they get on their posts.

 

Multiple sites have seen this occurring this past week here in Fremont.  I'm asking that you discuss this with your children.  Any theft or vandalism to school property will have consequences.  Depending on the level of theft law enforcement will be involved as well.  In particular, any items or supplies related to the health and safety of students and staff will not be tolerated as it relates to PPE and Covid-19.

 

Even students that don't actively take anything contribute to this annoying (and potentially dangerous and illegal) trend continuing if they encourage such behavior by liking or commenting.

 

If your child has been involved in any of the thefts so far I am happy to have a conversation with them on how they can repair the choices that they made.  It will result in a different outcome if they come forward now of their own accord.  Those that are caught stealing or vandalizing will face the consequences of such actions.

 

The vast majority of "our" kids have comported themselves in ways that reflect genuine respect for the health and safety of each other.  I don't mean to generalize and have you think that all students are participating in this "trend."

 

Thank you for reading.  Please let me know if you have any information you can share with me on this matter.

 

Ms. Chaney Aiello



 

In other news

 

“Navigating Irvington” 

This week we will be hosting “Navigating Irvington” at 6 PM on Tuesday-Thursday.  Each evening is targeted to a specific age group; Tuesday is for sophomores and juniors, Wednesday is for seniors, and Thursday is for freshman.   Counselors and administrators will be there to go over frequently asked high school questions. Zoom links will be posted shortly on the IHS website.

 

Mid-Autumn Festival

Tomorrow we will be hosting our mid autumn wellness faire, a joint effort between clubs as well as our partner, Bay Area Community Health. One of the four goals for Irvington is student and staff wellness, including both physical and mental health.  I hope a variety of classes are able to join us in the courtyard outside the office to explore new ideas.

 

Dress Code

I would like to ask families to remind their students to come to school dressed within FUSD dress code, as is shown in the following diagram. Your assistance is appreciated.

 

 


 

Principal’s Update 9/6/2021

 

It has been wonderful to see students and staff back on campus learning and enjoying each other’s company over the last two weeks. As the world, and our community are still battling COVID, please be sure to do the following.

 

DAILY SCREENER

Please be sure to go over this questionnaire with your student EVERY morning before they come to school.  If they are experiencing any of the symptoms or answer yes to any question, please do NOT send them to school.  Instead, contact your health professional to see what is the cause of the symptoms and follow the directions on this flowchart

 

PPE (personal protective equipment)

All have done a great job of adjusting to in person learning while wearing masks and following hand sanitizing protocols.  Please see the article from the CDC regarding preferred mask types and how to wear them. Please note masks with respirators are not preferred. 

 

If you find the cost of obtaining cloth masks for your students a difficulty, please let the front office know, as some families have generously donated packages of washable cloth masks for student use.  We will always be happy to provide a mask for a student that has lost/soiled the one they brought at the beginning of the school day.

 

 

 

COVID TESTING

Free testing for staff and students (sorry, no family members at this time) will be available at IHS every Wednesday from 7am-3pm, outside Room 43.  Parents, you do not need to be present while your high schooler takes their own sample, but you do need to fill out a one-time registration/permission for your student.

 

TRAFFIC

More single cars than ever are being driven to take students to/from school.  This is evident in both the drop in AC Transit ridership (only 1/3-1/2 of the number of students that took the bus pre-COVID) and the time people spend waiting to get through the line in the main lot.  If your student is self-mobile, please consider dropping them off at alternate locations, such as Carol Ave., where they can walk across the fields, Walgreens parking lot, or the Community Center.  

Please note that drop off/pick up in the horseshoe is reserved for students that have mobility challenges.  

 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT (BTSN)

Thursday, September 9th will be BTSN.  This will be held via Zoom, with each teacher sending out links for each period via Google classroom and Infinite Campus Messages.  The evening will start at 6 pm, with an introduction to administrators, counselors and other staff.  At 6:30, families will follow their student’s schedule for 10 minute classes.  More information will be posted soon.  

 

Thank you for continuing to support your child and the entire Irvington High School Community.

Nathania Chaney Aiello

Principal