Dear Parents and Guardians of Strasburg High School Students:
We know these are unusual and difficult times for you and your families. As you know, our schools are now closed through April 17 and all athletic competitions through April 18 have been cancelled. Our district will then re-evaluate the situation to determine what steps we need to take at that time to best serve our students.
Please know that the health and safety of our students and staff are our highest priorities. We hope to continue to educate our students while they are home to the best of our abilities. Our teachers will use online platforms as much as possible. All high school and middle school teachers teachers will be reaching out to students either Thursday or Friday, March 26 or 27 to communicate their plans and initial expectations. The high school will continue to use the Schoology platform, so look for teacher notices and assignments on Schoology. While we cannot duplicate all that is going on in our classrooms on a daily basis, we do hope to continue educating our students on the most essential elements of our curriculum.
We also know that students may need access to materials and books that are in our schools. That is why we are opening our schools on Wednesday, March 25 to let students come in and get materials. We strongly suggest that students empty their lockers and retrieve all Chrome Books, text books and materials (including instruments, etc.) in case they need them for any potential assignments.
FYI- Ms. Buckman does have a new novel and other materials to hand out to all freshmen. Also, Mrs. Loveless has readers she will pass out.
Here is a schedule for students to come and retrieve materials at the high school and middle school (the times are the same for both schools):
9-10am- Last name A-C
10-11am- Last name D-G
11am-Noon- Last name H-L
Noon-1pm- Last name M-P
1-2pm- Last name Q-S
2-3pm- Last name T-Z
We ask that you please adhere to this schedule so we can control the access for our students and practice the social distancing that is important to keep the virus from spreading. We will be letting students into the building in small groups. If your son or daughter is sick or cannot make it on this date then please call the office so we can make other other arrangements for them.
High school students: Please note that for the foreseeable future all of our assignments and lessons will now be online using Schoology. Students must have their Chrome Books or some other device (such as a lap top) to complete their assignments. Your student must also have reliable access to the internet. If that will be a problem please contact the office and we will work out a solution for you. The schools will be open on a limited basis so we can work out a schedule for students to access the internet in our buildings on a case by case basis. Students can also access the internet from their vehicles if they are close to the building.
Please call the office starting Monday, March 23 if you have any questions or concerns. District updates will be posted on the Strasburg District web site (www.strasburg31j.com). For high school updates please go to the High School page and the Principal page on the district website.
FYI- The PSAT and SAT tests are postponed indefinitely. We will update you as soon as we find out any updated information.
Also- Prom and Jazz on the Plains are currently postponed and we will let you know about any future re-scheduled dates. The State FBLA Conference and State Knowledge Bowl Competition have both been cancelled and will not be re-scheduled. We will try to keep you informed about the dates of any upcoming special events.
We appreciate very much your cooperation and patience as we navigate this unprecedented crisis.
We hope you all stay healthy and safe and hope to see you soon.
Jeff Rasp, Principal
Strasburg High School
Phone (303)622-9212 x 802
"We must be the change we wish to see in the world."- Gandhi