Wildcat Weekly #2

A MESSAGE FROM DR. FELLOWS

Wildcat Community:

We hope you have had a good start to the week. As stated over the weekend, the goal is for these weekly communications to be sent in the middle of the week.

Reminder – no school tomorrow, Thursday, September 16 in observance of Yom Kippur.

We continue to be thankful for the entire Wildcat Community for your patience and understanding as we settle into the school year.

If you are a student driver or if you drop off/pick up a student, you are encouraged to read, again, the procedures in the next section. Thank you! IMPORTANT: you may not park or pick up/drop off in the neighborhoods or businesses surrounding the school. This includes the Twin Hickory Library, Twin Hickory Elementary School, and Twin Hickory Park. We have been notified that they will start ticketing/towing vehicles. We need to be good neighbors. Thank you.

For your information, beginning next week, we will share in the Wildcat Weekly the number of confirmed COVID Positive cases and Close Contacts at Deep Run High School from the previous week.

Please be aware some of the information in the Wildcat Weekly emails will be repetitive from the previous weeks because the information is still relevant.

Please continue to let any member of our Faculty and Staff know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Have a great remainder of the week and a wonderful weekend.

#WildcatPrideRunsDeep

Thank you!

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT
Back to School Night will be on Monday, September 27, 2021 starting at 6p. This year’s event will be fully virtual and you will have an opportunity to follow your child’s schedule and the teacher will meet with the ‘class’ Live using a Microsoft Teams link. There will be more information to follow.

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STUDENT ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE PROCEDURES

Please review the DRHS traffic flow map.

Arrival:
Student drivers should use the entrance by the stadium and use the left lane when approaching the school and their parking space. Please be aware students will be walking throughout the parking lot and will be utilizing the cross-walk.

Those dropping off students should utilize the main entrance (by the electronic marquee) or the entrance by the stadium. All cars dropping off students should utilize the far right lane – closest to the school – and should move as far forward as possible before stopping to drop off students.  Please be cognizant of students utilizing the cross-walk and follow the instructions of the school staff. You should not get out of line once dropping your child(ren) off  – continue moving forward utilizing the far right lane. Please wait until the car in front of you starts moving. DO NOT MAKE A LEFT TURN from the drop-off lane.

The Center Lane should not be utilized.

Departure: Picking up students
Prior to the 3:55p dismissal bell, once the far right lane is full of cars, people should park in an empty parking space. Please follow the instructions provided by staff. Those who park in an empty parking space should text the student being picked up to remind him/her to use the crosswalk and the location of the parked car.

Again, please follow the instructions provided by staff.

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CLASS OF 2022

Have you checked out the DRHS Class of 2022 Senior Website lately?

Cap/Gown Distribution date and a prom date/venue information have recently been added to the website.

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COLLEGE & MILITARY VIRTUAL VISITS

Here is the list of colleges conducting virtual visits for the week of 9/16-9/24 during lunch periods:

Friday, 9/17 – Bridgewater College –  during A Lunch (11:30-12:00) – The link is on the School Counseling Schoology page

Monday, 9/20 – Hollins University – A lunch (11:30-12) –  Hollins University Virtual Visit Link

Wednesday, 9/22 – Hampden Sydney – D lunch (1:15-1:45) –  Hampden Sydney Virtual Visit Link

Thursday, 9/23 – East Carolina University – C Lunch (12:40-1:10) – East Carolina University Virtual Visit Link

Friday, 9/24 – University of Richmond – D Lunch (1:15-1:45) – University of Richmond Virtual Visit Link

The links to these virtual visits can also be found on the Counseling Schoology page.  Parents and students are welcome to join in on the visits.

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YEARBOOK – FROM LAST YEAR

Have you not picked up your yearbook from last yet or would you like to purchase one for $50?

You may pick it up or purchase one during all lunches on Monday, September 20.

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SPORTS SCHEDULES

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE UPCOMING SCHEDULE FOR ALL TEAMS!

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SCHOOL CALENDAR            

CLICK HERE for the HCPS 21-22 Calendar

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REQUEST AN EXCUSED ABSENCE

To request a full-day planned absence to be approved, please CLICK HERE.

Note: Only ten total days per school year will be approved for out-of-town travel.

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GET INVOLVED!

To find out about organizational meetings taking place with clubs, organizations, students should read their Schoology announcement boards and listen to the morning announcements. Some, but not all, of the opportunities are also shared below:

SCA – Student Council Association

The SCA is actively searching for Student Council Class Officers. If interested in this leadership opportunity, students should apply by CLICKING HERE.

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PTSO MEMBERSHIP

Welcome back to in-person school! The Deep Run PTSO wants to make this school year a great one for your children and needs your help by joining the DRHS PTSO. Your membership directly benefits your student at Deep Run as we are not affiliated with any state or national organization. All contributions are used for programs and activities supporting the students, parents, faculty, and administration at DRHS. We fund our budget through your tax-deductible direct donation. To join the PTSO go to Memberhub. We encourage not only parents to join, but also your students. You can also visit our PTSO website for more information. For questions, reach out to our membership chair at membership@deeprunptso.com.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

 

EVENING OF SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE – HCPS

The Fall Evening School of Excellence instructions on how to apply and applications are now available at the link below.  Course offerings include Drivers Ed, Economics, English 11 & 12, Online PE 9 & 10, Bio II, Alg. II, Geometry, VA & US History, Government, and several others. Courses are held at VIRTUALLY this semester and the fee is $200-$225 depending on the course.   Registration started 8/23/21 and ends on September 24.   Link: https://henricoschools.us/evening-school-of-excellence/

 

DEEP RUN BAND MIDDLE SCHOOL INVITATIONAL

Do you know a middle school student who likes to play an instrument or likes to dance? Share the information below with them, please.

Current 7th and 8th students are invited to join the Marching Wildcats on Friday, September 17 at 6:00 pm for the Middle School Invitational. For details and to register, please visit the Google Form before September 16.