Your children have been incredibly well behaved this year and the faculty and staff at Stein High are looking forward to another semester of enjoying them. In addition, your children are turning in a lot of assignments and they are done extremely well. Students and families were generous, as always, to those in need in preparation for the holidays. The school site participated in Brighter Christmas with students and staff donating 300 pounds of food. Many gifts for children were included too. We are so proud of our student body.
One thing we would like to see improve is student attendance. Our return from the holidays has been slow. Many staff and students have been ill with the flu/cold. If your children are ill, do keep them at home. Send them back to school when they show several signs of recovery. There are only sixteen weeks of this school year left. Students become stressed and anxious about graduating or coming back to school with senior status next year, when they have missed a lot of school.
In the second semester, along with regular classes and the option of taking an online class in the afternoon session, there will be many enrichment activities offered. For the Career to College series, speakers will continue to make presentations to students twice a month. The first one will be San Joaquin Delta College on January 11, followed by Las Positas Junior College on January 25. A special treat this semester is a series of workshops offered by Ms. Stephanie, an attorney from the Bay Area on Legal Rights and Responsibilities, beginning on January 30.
Faculty are preparing to offer a San Joaquin Delta College field trip this Spring. Three certificated programs at the college have been selected to visit: Nursing, Automotive and Culinary. The visit will take place in the morning hours. Students will have time to lunch on campus and then a visit to the Haggin Museum and Art Gallery will complete the day.
On February 15, The Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery, better known as the ASVAB will be offered on campus. It serves two purposes. Students wishing to join the military may take the test here on campus. Students who need career guidance will receive their scores and attend a workshop on matching their scores to current and future career possibilities.
A FAFSA workshop is being planned for February 9. We will send more information to you, as this event is solidified. Many Stein graduates do attend junior college. We want to help this happen for everyone who is interested. We encourage families to attend.
Stay warm and dry this winter and be safe,