Sibley Scoop August 5
SIBLEY SCOOP - published Aug 5
Posted on 08/05/2019

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL 

Greetings from a hub of construction activity! 

Please continue to make the most of these summer days. I hope that you are finding refreshment and recreation under the daylight, and calm evenings of this season.

We have transitioned from The Sibley Times to Sibley Scoop. Rather than sending out a large volume of updates less frequently, we will be communicating in more bite-sized volume with greater frequency. This edition is a single scoop that is packed with important dates to look forward to.

Have you read a good book lately? I just picked up RANGE by David Epstein. I am excited to read it!

I am looking forward to the school year ahead!

Ron Monson
Principal ~ Henry Sibley High School


CONSTRUCTION UPDATE https://isd197.org/news/facilities

Accepted Bid
→ We are excited for construction to begin on our building in the weeks ahead.

Warrior Field - The Hill → The field turf is installed, and every day the facility makes strides toward completion. We look forward to hosting some of our fall activities there as soon as we can.

Front Entrance & child drop off → The front entrance of Henry Sibley will begin construction prior to the start of school. Please see the map below for how this will affect traffic flow, and student/visitor entry to the building. The primary (temporary) entrance will remain on the first floor on the west-end of the building until construction on the main entry is completed.
student drop off map

Aquatic Center → Successful bids received in late July, and awarded in early August. We anticipate the project to begin before the start of school. 


IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE 

Fall Athletics begin! | August 12
Look for information coming soon from the Henry Sibley Activities Office. Make sure your fees and physicals are completed prior to this day. 

Sibley Start-Up Day | August 28 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Open House - come when you can.
Your child will receive their schedule, locker assignment, and have the opportunity to finalize important items necessary for the school year ahead. IT'S PICTURE DAY! All students MUST have a photo taken for school identification cards. You can also order a Lifetouch package here:  https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/EVTCDQP6P

New Student & Grade 9 Parent Meeting | August 28 | 6:00 pm
Get the best perspective on your child’s upcoming experience as a student at Henry Sibley High School. This meeting is for parents/guardians ONLY. 

Link Day | August 29 | 8:30 am - 3:04 pm
This freshman orientation day will help your child have a smooth transition from middle school to high school. Look for more detailed information in your inbox next week.

1st Day of School for ALL students | September 3 | 8:30 am - 3:04 pm
Did you know?? Students who attend every day of school in September, have significantly higher success and achievement rates in high school. Classes BEGIN at 8:30 am every day. 

Sibley Parent Night | September 18 | 6:30-8:30 pm*
Walk through your child’s schedule and learn more about the teachers & classroom experience.
* Grade 10 Parent Meeting | 6:00 pm 
Meet with counselors regarding Henry Sibley academic & post-secondary planning 
* Grade 11 & 12 Parent Meeting | 8:30 pm
Meet with counselors regarding post-secondary planning


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Calling everyone that is full of energy and smiles to help make the start of the year a success! We are looking for YOU to join us on Wednesday, August 28th for Sibley Start-Up Day!  We have 12 spots available each for 2 hour blocks of time to help with schedule distributions, Lifetouch Pictures, and transportation questions. Please follow this link to sign up for a slot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094FABA828A5FE3-20192020.  We appreciate your time & help to make this a successful event!! If you have any other questions please call us at 651.403.7100 and we’ll be happy to help you. THANK YOU!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES 
Student supply lists for class are dependent on their individual schedule and teacher. If necessary, teachers will email supply lists to families before the start of school; otherwise, students will be given a supply list during the first week of classes. Students should at least plan to arrive with pens, pencils, notebooks, binders, and folders for each class.