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10/03/2021

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

Mr.Avsar`s SAT Review at Greenbrier Park

OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE GRADES- GRAB IT!

A Trip to Kennedy Space Center, FL!


UPCOMING EVENTS

PSAT 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT Testing on October 13

Upcoming State Testing - October 5 - October 7

STEM Fair 2022 - now Accepting Proposals

Maryland STEM Festival


HS BREAKING NEWS

Student Publicity Release Form

Resources from Health Room


EXTRACURRICULARS

Clubs - You may still Sign Up!!!

Team Illusion Performs Site Survey

Anime Club Important Announcement

Tiger Gaming Important Update

Great Start from Science Olympiad Team


HS UPCOMING EVENTS

Parent Teacher Conferences - Monday, October 11th


GRADE LEVEL UPDATES

ATTENTION SENIORS!


HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Testing Updates and The Feedback Loop

Physical Education Classes

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - Virtual Farm Tour - Star Rock Farm


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BREAKING NEWS
Mr.Avsar`s SAT Review at Greenbrier Park
Greenbrier State Park witnessed one of the coolest educational activities ever: SAT Review Camp. Mr.Avsar, former Math teacher and current Assistant Principal, organized the event. The Camp started on Friday at 5:00 PM and ended on Sunday at 11:45 PM. Students came with their families and had a chance to tent camping and SAT review. Students not only had 11 hours of SAT Math review, but they also had a chance to discover the magnificent view of Greenbrier Lake and to walk in trails of the park. We enjoyed the campfire, Marshmellow, special campfire tea, and the chat with students and parents on Saturday night. Many thanks to Mr.Avsar for organizing such a great activity!

Mr. Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE GRADES- GRAB IT!
CMIT Tutoring & Academic Services gives free assistance to improve grades, provides academic challenges and basic homework help. IMPROVING GRADES: Our tutors provide academic help and support, benefiting anyone struggling with a difficult subject. In addition, our tutors have approaches centered on student's strengths to help them feel less stressed about the subject. PROVIDING ACADEMIC CHALLENGE: Our tutor can customize the program to tailor your needs to pass the course & the AP exam. BASIC HOMEWORK HELP: Some students do not face major difficulties with school but need homework help, organization, or feel more comfortable working with a tutor to complete regular assignments. In addition, the tutor may help develop basic study habits and homework strategies that can use in the student's higher educations. Click the link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGxBVamBlBzQkGBT5X7cdicZdtnMq4ebRb7y5ECKlVuEiF5Q/viewform?usp=pp_url NOTE: Any student who receives a GPA of 2.0 or below and whose grades are below 70% after progress report cannot attend the after-school club or athletics. Therefore, please take the opportunity to impact your academic success by taking tutoring advantage.

Dr. Clarke Science Teacher Tutoring & Academic Services (Saturday Academy, Liaison) STEM Fair Coordinator Green School, Advisor
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A Trip to Kennedy Space Center, FL!
Dear Parents and Students, I am excited to announce that I will lead a group of Chesapeake Math & It Academy students on a WorldStrides program to Kennedy Space Center, FL. On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, students will experience incomparable learning moments while exploring the birthplace of U.S. space travel and some of our nation's most diverse marine ecosystems. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will inspire your child to think about the future, pursue goals, and create lifelong memories. Your child will return home excited to tell you about: - Feeling the thrill of blasting into space through a launch simulator at Kennedy Space Center - Learning about the engineering behind roller coasters as you tour a Disney park - Getting up close and personal with some of the unique wildlife found throughout Florida I have chosen to travel with WorldStrides because of their exceptional service, their 50 years of experience, their safety record, and their preventive measures that ensure learning occurs in a safe and fun environment. I will chaperone the program with other teachers as needed, and throughout the program, our group will be guided by a WorldStrides-certified Course Leader 24 hours a day. Since this is not a school-sponsored trip, we will not be attending as representatives or employees of the school. Please read through all the details of this letter, including a sample itinerary on the back of this page, and visit www.worldstrides.com/signup for more details about WorldStrides and our group's trip. If you have any questions via esra.kocaslan@pgcps.org. There will be an online Zoom trip information meeting to discuss on October 7th at 6:30 pm. Join Zoom Meeting https://worldstrides.zoom.us/j/88656944083?pwd=R3BWRkFrcEJRMGd6SlpRN2dGQ2ViUT09 Meeting ID: 886 5694 4083 Passcode: 843341 Sign Up By Thursday, October 28, 2021 The trip ID is 198883. Parents can call our customer service team at 800-468-5899 to register.

Esra Kocaslan esra.kocaslan@pgcps.org
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UPCOMING EVENTS
PSAT 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT Testing on October 13
On October 13th, all 9th grade students will be taking the PSAT 8/9 and the 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT. The testing will be during the school day at CMIT. The test is paid for by CLF and all registration is completed by CMIT. There are NO make up days. Students need to present and on time to take the test. The test is a paper test, so students should only bring a pencil and a calculator to the testing room. Information and Practice for PSAT 8/9: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/inside-the-test Information and Practice for PSAT/NMSQT: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10 In March, 10th graders will be taking the PSAT 10 and 11th graders will be taking the SAT. This test is paid for by CLF and all registration is completed by CMIT.

Casandra Andrew
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Upcoming State Testing - October 5 - October 7
On October 5th, 6th, and 7th, we will taking the Fall MCAP State Testing. Students who were in a tested course last year will be testing this fall to meet the testing graduation requirements. All students testing MUST have a chromebook managed by the school! The testing schedule is as follows: Tuesday - ENGLISH - ELA8 and ELA10 8:05 - 8:15 Period 1 for Attendance 8:19 - 11:10 Testing 10:00 - 10:33 *Only 12th grade students not testing will move to lunch 10:37 - 11:10 *12th grade students will go back to their non-testing room and 10th grade students not testing will move to lunch 11:15 - 11:48 Period 5 11:52 - 12:25 Period 3 12:29 - 1:02 Period 1 1:06 - 1:39 Period 2 1:43 - 2:16 Period 7 2:20 - 2:51 Period 8 Wednesday - MATH - Math 8 and Algebra 1 8:05 - 8:15 Period 1 for Attendance 8:19 - 9:56 Testing 10:00 - 10:46 Period 3 10:50 - 11:36 Period 4 11:40 - 12:26 Period 5 12:30 - 1:16 Period 6 1:20 - 2:06 Period 7 2:10 - 2:51 Period 8 Thursday - SCIENCE - Biology, Biogeochem, Chem H 8:05 - 8:15 Period 1 for Attendance 8:19 - 9:56 Testing 10:00 - 10:46 Period 3 10:50 - 11:36 Period 4 11:40 - 12:26 Period 5 12:30 - 1:16 Period 6 1:20 - 2:06 Period 1 2:10 - 2:51 Period 2 You have already received an email notifying you of when the student is testing and the room they will be in during testing. If you have an abbreviated schedule, you are required to follow this schedule and be present in your classes that you have scheduled at CMIT. If you have a class and then a gap and then a class, you cannot leave the building. You must go to the media center for that gap. For example, on Tuesday, you have a classes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, so during Periods 1 and 2, you will go to the media center.

Casandra Andrew
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STEM Fair 2022 - now Accepting Proposals
This is an open invitation for students who would like to submit their proposal to join the CMIT STEM fair 2022. Please submit your proposal to bgonzalez@cmitacademy.org (if you are in Grade 9 or 10) or gclarke@cmitacademy.org (grade 11&12). CMIT was very proud of the student's achievements during last year's STEM Fair competition. Morgan Pringle placed third on PGCPS District, Environmental Engineering. She was also awarded Meritorious Awards from the Clean Air Partners Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG) and the MIT Club of Washington. Morgan represented CMIT on Health risks of poor air quality for Clean Air Partners under the humanitarian issues for AWG and a voice to affect positive change in the world. Jasmyne Wilson placed first on Cellular and Molecular Biology. With very few points away from the INTEL ISEF (national) competition, her project was highly recommended to challenge this year's competition. Finally, Cameron Salisbury was given a special invitation for an NIH position, the Eunice Kenedy Shiver Summer Internship program. G-SOAR students will spend the 2022 summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the world's leading scientists in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

Dr. Clarke Science Teacher Tutoring & Academic Services (Saturday Academy, Liaison) STEM Fair Coordinator Green School, Advisor
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Maryland STEM Festival
The CMIT Green School and Environmental Science invite all students and staff to join the Maryland STEM Festival (MSF). The MSF is a month-long & highly impact science celebration that takes place every Fall. The events focus is on fun, interactive science learning opportunities. Students, families, friends, STEM professionals, teachers, volunteers will all enjoy events throughout Maryland. CMIT Students will showcase how valued items are made from converting scraps, plastics, and trash. In addition, the student will inspire the audience on America's recycle day in the form of expos, exhibits, games, and performances (subject to approval) during the Maryland STEM Festival week. Should you wish to partake in the activities as a CMIT participant, please email gclarke@cmitacademy.org. Link: MD STEM Festival https://marylandstemfestival.org

Dr. Clarke Science Teacher Tutoring & Academic Services (Saturday Academy, Liaison) STEM Fair Coordinator Green School, Advisor
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HS BREAKING NEWS
Student Publicity Release Form
Greetings families, Throughout the school year, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) and the Prince George’s County Board of Education conduct activities that may be publicized by local or national news media or used to promote the school system. Publicity activities include interviews, photographs or videos of individuals or groups of students, or student works (including, but not limited to, artistic works, athletic activities, performances, and competitions) that may be used in websites, social media such as Facebook and Twitter, print (Yearbook, school magazine, etc..!!) or online publications (School Youtube, etc..), or videos. The information shared under this publicity release may include certain directory information, which is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released under Administrative Procedure 5134. Please check ONE of the two statements below, include your DIGITAL SIGNATURE, and SUBMIT this form. This Publicity Release Form will remain in effect through September 2022. https://forms.gle/fzW7MTSru3Suf5Pt8 nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator

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Resources from Health Room
Hello parents and students, According to CDC recommendations, getting a flu vaccine every year is the best way to prevent flu and other complications. I am sending this information to remind you to take the flu shot, especially in the current pandemic. Let's work together on keeping our family and community safe. Please click the link below for more information. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/freeresources/video/media-video.htm Thank you Nurse Abraha

HS Nurse
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EXTRACURRICULARS
Clubs - You may still Sign Up!!!
Dear Students, Clubs started last Monday and You may still sign up if there is still any available place in the clubs. See all clubs and STEM Teams at the link below: https://cmitacademy.org/highschool/clubs-sy21-22/ You will find the signup info in each clubs` description when you click on the club`s name. Feel free to send an email to club sponsors. Minimum GPA Requirements for Club Participation: In order for students to participate in Clubs and STEM teams, the Board of Education of Prince George’s County Public Schools shall require students in high school to maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or equivalent. In addition to this, Clubs and STEM Teams may set a higher GPA requirement as an acceptance requirement. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me! at nbayram@cmitacademy.org Mr.Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator

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Team Illusion Performs Site Survey
SInce we intend putting up a test of solar power, a GNSS Reference Station, and a weather station, Team Illusion spent part of the morning conducting a site survey to determine the proper location to work. It looks like we will probably set up the devices at 39.09248000 latitude and -76.90096000 longitude. The team is working on a solar profile of the location to facilitate aiming the solar collection panels.

first robotics
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Anime Club Important Announcement
PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY MR. DORRIS WILL NOT BE RESPONDING TO INDIVIDUAL EMAILS REGARDING ANIME CLUB. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE STOP BY ROOM 222 TO DISCUSS. We had an absolutely incredible turnout last Monday with nearly 40 students attending and signing up to continue attending Anime Club. The level of interest in the club is exciting, but the large member count also brings difficulties in planning, space, and logistics. As such, the club will be expecting consistent participation in any projects and will require regular attendance at meetings. If you believe you will be unable to commit to participating actively in Anime Club and only want a space to socialize please consider joining another, less saturated club. For those of you who are still interested please fill out the Google Sign Up Form linked below. Anime Club will be meeting again Monday 10/4/21 from 3-4 PM either in Mr. Dorris' room (Room 222) or in the media center as we did last week. A sign will be posted on Mr. Dorris' door if we move to the media center. Last Thing: If we continue to have 30+ students interested in anime club on Monday, this will likely be the last time in a while that all 30+ of us meet at the same time. To better accommodate all members we will be splitting the club in half and meeting on alternating weeks. So one week Anime Club Group A would meet and the next Anime Club Group B would meet then alternate each week for the rest of the year. Having "too many" members is a good problem to have and I believe we can find a solution that can work for everyone. In the meantime, please remain flexible, open minded, and understanding as we work through our growing pains. See you soon! Anime Club Sign Up Sheet: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaH0afJEoXdC8-F6solCAs5L4Ej17mUcDZ1iCf12jJ23XkQQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Mr. Dorris (Anime and Gaming Enthusiast) ldorris@cmitacademy.org Room 222
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Tiger Gaming Important Update
PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY MR. DORRIS WILL NOT BE RESPONDING TO INDIVIDUAL EMAILS REGARDING TIGER GAMING. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS SAVE THEM FOR THE CLUB, REACH OUT TO CLUB SPONSOR DWAYNE CROOKS, OR STOP BY ROOM 222 TO DISCUSS IN PERSON. We apologize for the chaos, but appreciate the turnout and interest that was shown for the club this past Tuesday. We had 30+ students attend and show interest in joining. To reduce that number and bring a clearer focus to the club TIGER GAMING WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTING MEMBERS INTERESTED IN PLAYING VIDEO GAMES AT A COMPETETIVE LEVEL IN AN ORGANIZED WAY. WE WILL ALSO BE FOCUSING OUR ATTENTION ON JUST A HANDFUL OF SELECT GAMES. The list of games may change a bit over time as we monitor interest and tournament availability. We are also waiting on additional information from other CLF affiliated schools that have established gaming clubs about what eSports they participate in and whether they might be a good fit for CMIT North. Here is the current list of titles we are confident will be supported by Tiger Gaming club: Definite 1. Brawlhalla 2. Smash Bros. (Versions TBD) 3. League of Legends Likely 4. Rocket League 5. NBA 2K 6. Madden The following games might make the cut depending on interest, eSport or tournament availability, and vetting by admin based on game rating/content: - Other fighting games depending on interest (ie. Dragonball Fighters, Naruto, Street Fighter etc.) - Apex, Fortnight, Overwatch and Valorant (Need to confirm interest as well as admin approval) - Minecraft? (I don't know if there is a competitive scene for this and would need to be convinced) - Hearthstone or other digital card games (Little to no interest so far) - Splatoon (need to confirm interest) - FIFA (Lack of interst so far) Tiger Gaming will be meeting again this Tuesday 10/5/21 from 3-4 PM either in Mr. Dorris' room (Room 222) or the media center if it is available. Signs will be posted on my door if we move to the media center. If you are unsure whether you still think Tiger Gaming would be a good fit for you, please feel free to attend Tuesday's session. We will be working together to clarify how full time membership in the club will be decided and what time commitments will be expected out of members. I apologize and take responsibility for wasting anyone's time last Tuesday by messaging that the club may be accepting more casually interested members. Upon seeing the number of interested students, it became clear we would need to have a more clear vision and purpose for the club in order to achieve our goals of competing at a high level in eSports tournaments later in the year. Tiger Gaming is an all new club with some ambitious long term goals so please hang with us while we get things figured out. See you soon!

Mr. Dorris (Anime and Gaming Enthusiast) ldorris@cmitacademy.org Room 222
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Great Start from Science Olympiad Team
Dear Students, This past Saturday we held our first official Science Olympiad meeting! We had a great time going over not just “Who we are” and “What Science Olympiad is,” but also with some fun activities like Picture This and When the Wind Blows. Students also began picking their events today so if you’re still on the fence about joining, be sure to fill out the short survey below or reach out to me or Mr. Bayram asap. Thanks, and we can’t wait to see you all next week. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_4WWUUrlm2tM3OL1pl2Z0z1jI_Kh2AVZDAJmHAnd3sTihjA/viewform?usp=sf_link Science Olympiad Div C 2022 Rules_MAnual is attached if you want to know about this year`s events. John Ikegwu Science Olympiad Alumni Coach johnikegwu@cmitacademy.org

Mr. Bayram Program Coordinator STEM Coordinator Clubs/Academic Teams CMIT Academy North nbayram@cmitacademy.org
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HS UPCOMING EVENTS
Parent Teacher Conferences - Monday, October 11th
Parent Teacher Conferences are Monday, October 11th from 7:30 to 3:00. We will be holding all conferences through video call. We will be using a new platform built for parent-teacher conferences. Attached is a guide on how to book appointments. Key things to know: -Please use the follow website to schedule with your student's teachers. Website: cmitnorthhs.meettheteacher.com -Appointments are a first come first serve basis. If a teacher is fully booked, there is a waiting list that you can join and if the teacher has time, he/she will set that up with you. -You have until October 10th at 4:00 pm to make or adjust your appointments. -You can use this platform on a computer or smartphone or tablet. -When you log in, make sure to type your student's name exactly as it is in SchoolMAX. (For example, if your student's last name is Smith-Jones in SchoolMAX, Smith - Jones will not work. Make sure that in the spacing and hyphen are exactly the same as SchoolMAX.) This needs to be done correctly because the platform will link your email to your student's classes and teachers. -If you have multiple students at CMIT North HS, please log in using one student's name and then you can add the other student's teachers on the Choose Teachers section. -The platform has been upgraded and if multiple parents want to be at the same conference with a teacher, it is possible now! One parent will schedule the appointment and then that parent will have the ability to grant access to an additional parent. This is further explained in the "how to attend appointments over video call" link. -All appointments are 10 minutes per teacher per student. When you join the call, you will notice a timer at the top. Once the time is up, the video will close out. Because of this, it is extremely important that you are on time to your appointments. If after the 10 minutes, you would like to speak further with that teacher, you will need to reach out via email to set up a separate time to talk. -Each time you go to the website, you will need to enter in your name, email, student's name and student's date of birth. How to attend appointments over video call: https://support.meettheteacher.com/article/803-video-parents-how-to-attend-appointments-over-video-call If you are having issues with video appointments: https://support.meettheteacher.com/article/811-video-troubleshooting-camera-and-microphone-access

Casandra Andrew
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GRADE LEVEL UPDATES
ATTENTION SENIORS!
Thank you to those who have already filled out the Senior Survey for cap and gown measurements. If you have not yet filled out the survey, please do so: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQkwyZiCX8Z8sJybPJTCEc6iO4rt6X276kN36U26OGoh-aeQ/viewform Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

-Mr. Hommel, Honors English 10, College Summit 12, 2022 Class Advisor shommel@cmitacademy.org
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HS TEACHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Testing Updates and The Feedback Loop
Dear Students, Parents, and Friends, This is just a note to create awareness of the testing next week and how it will impact instruction. First, we will adjust the classroom expectations such that you will work primarily individually on your reading and annotation/note-taking exercises throughout the week. In this way, those who test early in the morning will experience light work in the afternoon sessions in order to remain fresh for the duration of testing. During this time, I will also confer with you about grades if yours is in need of attention. If you currently have below a 60%, we will meet 1-1 this week starting Tuesday. Second, I'd like to share some general guidelines about feedback. It is my fond hope to offer meaningful feedback on all scored work that you submit, and given our digital environment, this feedback will be written virtually on the documents which you submit to Canvas. I've shared this rationale before, but it bears repeating. I share feedback written directly on the documents you submit to require that students see it when they collect their work. If shared as a comment on a Google or Microsoft Word document, these comments are usually ignored. For this reason, YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY VIEW ALL THE FEEDBACK I SHARE WITH YOU THROUGH CANVAS. It will make you aware of possible resubmission opportunities which I make available based on your particular needs and performances. For example, a variety of students performed poorly on our first quiz, and I've given instructions in each document for how to activate the re-learning process. I'm looking forward to the week and working with each of you to develop practical plans for your ongoing learning.

All the Best! Mr. Bevard, MA English 9 & 10 Department Chair CMIT Academy
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Physical Education Classes
This is just a reminder that students should be wearing their PE uniforms for class everyday. I understand that the uniform store is still on back order, with this being said I have given the students the option of wearing a solid purple t - shirt and solid black pants/shorts as alternative until their uniform arrives. Anyone who has PE currently or will have PE during the 2nd semester I suggest having at least 2 options for the PE uniform as students have PE everyday.

Mr. Snyder
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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - Virtual Farm Tour - Star Rock Farm
The Virtual Farm Tours will transport a digital real dairy farm with the farmers as the LIVE guide! It will be simultaneously viewed via Zoom and YouTube Link. Behind the scenes includes cows being milked, inside the barns, and tractors at work. Environmental science students will discover how local dairy farmers care for their cows, communities, and the environment to produce the milk that makes up their favorite dairy products! This curriculum supports students' knowledge of global, regional, and local food production and farming issues to food security and maintaining a safe and balanced natural environment. The virtual trip will be recorded and can be watched through the CMIT academy official youtube channel. In addition, students will have independent, active learning by answering worksheets and sending comments to a designated portal in Canvas. Students are expected to model safe behavior. Personal space for instructors will be marked off in the vicinity and personal space for each student. There will be configured distancing guidelines (currently six feet apart). All students' personal belongings must stay with them at all times. The Virtual Fieldtrip will start at 1 PM. Students are expected to assemble at the gym by 12:45 noon. Teachers will be informed for all students to be marked excused during the 6th and 7th periods. This is the second formal information sent to parent regarding this field trip. In addition, an email will be sent to both students and parents this week as another reminder. Please click both links for the Publicity Release Form and Permission slip. Publicity Release Form https://forms.gle/fzW7MTSru3Suf5Pt8 Permission slip https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSceqtLs1iRQYEz0VnSiF-3X46Lazi_fBvHzKJDdhaIgPoo4Yg/viewform?usp=pp_url

Dr. Clarke Science Teacher Tutoring & Academic Services (Saturday Academy, Liaison) STEM Fair Coordinator Green School, Advisor
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