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PSAC – Parent Support and Advisory Council

The first PSAC meeting date for 2017-18 is Monday, August 28, 2017 at 5:30.   (*Please note change from Aug. 21.)1032

Parents’ Support and Advisory Council’s meetings are usually the 3rd Monday of the month and begin promptly at 5:30 and end at 6:30 p.m.  The PSAC serves as an advisory group to SVGS administration and supports the schools mission through advocacy, volunteering, supporting our students and fundraising.  PSAC is a great way to good involved with other parents and support SVGS!

Meeting Dates for 2017-18 

  • Aug. 28, 2017     Agenda    Minutes
  • Sept. 18, 2017     Agenda    Minutes
  • Oct. 16, 2017       Agenda    Minutes
  • Nov. 27, 2017      Agenda    Minutes
  • Jan 22, 2018        Agenda    Minutes
  • Feb 19, 2018    Agenda    Minutes
  • April 23, 2018     Agenda    Minutes

Special Dates

Sept. 21, 2017 – SVGS Family Fellowship and Fundraiser Potluck Dinner

Dec. 14, 2017 – Winter Brunch for Students

Mar. 22, 2018 – SVGS Open House

May 14, 2018  – SVGS Awards Picnic

PSAC Leaders

The following individuals volunteered to lead the PSAC for 2017-18.
Tom Benzing, STEM senior parent (WMHS)
Debbie Gordon, STEM senior parent (SDHS)

Parent representatives for each school help coordinate activities.  Parent contacts are listed below:

TBA, (BGHS)

TBA, (FDHS)
TBA, (RHS)
TBA, (RELEEHS)
TBA, (SDHS)
TBA, (WMHS)
TBA,(WHS)

 

Total from PSAC Fundraising for 2016-17

$7,990 (53 families contributing)

SVGS Back to School Nights

Back to School” nights give parents a chance to meet their student’s teachers and learn about their classes.  Students are not required to attend but are encouraged to do so. 

 

Thursday, August 17                       “Back to School” night for Arts & Humanities students and parents                                                  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Monday,  August 21                         “Back to School” night for STEM students and parents                                                                            6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 

We will follow schedule below for “Back to School” nights:

6:30 General Introduction to All Parents/Students on the Physics Platform

6:45 Start class rotation                

Parents will be given a copy of their student’s schedule. Parents will meet with on the Chem. Platform during student Independent Work Time/Senior Capstone  block.

Teachers will  review syllabi, class expectations/procedures/timelines, homework, grading, dual enrollment as applicable, where to find contact information.

 

The Parent Support Advisory Council (PSAC) serves as an advisory group to SVGS administration and supports the schools mission through advocacy, volunteering, supporting our students and fundraising. Parents’ Support and Advisory Council’s meetings are usually the 3rd Monday of the month and begin promptly at 5:30 and end at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, August 28 (Please note change from Aug. 21!)                        

Parent Support Advisory Council Meeting (PSAC) @5:30 

2017-18 Information for SVGS Dual Enrollment Students

2017-18 Dual Enrollment Information

The following SVGS classes are offered as dual enrolled with BRCC:

If you are currently registered for one of these dual enrollment courses for 2017-18, please  submit information to SVGS regarding your BRCC ID and eligibility status by clicking on this link and completing the SVGS/ BRCC Dual Enrollment Form.

To complete the form, you will need to:

1.  APPLY BRCC if you have not already done so.   If you have not applied to BRCC, please click here for admissions below to obtain a number.

NOTE: If you previously took a BRCC class at SVGS or have taken a placement test at SVGS, I do have your BRCC ID #.

2.  REPORT your BRCC ID # (EMPLID) in the form above in order to register your for the DE class.

3.  BE ELIGIBLE.

NOTE: Every SVGS student currently registered for DE Physics and DE Humanities, DE Intro to Theater and DE Art History for 2017-18 is eligible for those courses based on previous test scores as of 7/1/2017.

NOTE: For DE Calculus, all students must take the BRCC Calculus placement test or have completed DE Pre-Calculus.  

  • If you took the placement test at SVGS, I have your information.
  • If you took the placement test at BRCC or your homeschool, please provide the information in the form above.  
  • If you did not take DE PRe-Calculus OR have not taken the placement test, please contact Lee Ann Whitesell, Director at whitesell@svgs.k12.va.us.

The eligibility criteria is listed below for reference.

 

 

The following SVGS classes are offered as dual enrolled with JMU:

Student enrolled in these SVGS courses who wish to received dual enrollment credit will receive instructions for registration with JMU from their teacher once the course has started in August.

SVGS SERVICE DAY, July 21 – SVGS Student Volunteers Needed!

SVGS is need of some volunteers in putting technology in classrooms back together and setting up student work areas and classrooms.  You would be plugging in computers, monitors and checking computers functionality, moving tables and chairs, assisting teachers in getting their classroom ready and helping to organize storage areas.   We will have a SVGS work day on Friday, July 21 from 8 am- 12 pm and hope those available then will volunteer and join us.

To help in planning, to make the most efficient use of everyone’s time, and get the most accomplished, please complete the form found at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEDAJr3g3OrcsGerfUiNngm7GJXu6U9WvdC5v7D2SgUhCfQg/viewform

This is a great opportunity for the SVGS community to work together, for returning students to reconnect with their SVGS classmates, for new students to get familiar with SVGS facility, technology and staff.  Volunteer hours typically count as school service hours if needed.  Thank you for your consideration.

New SVGS Students Get a Head Start! August 1-3 – STEM Workshops

Historically, many incoming governor’s school STEM students have struggled with trigonometry concepts in the first semester or have varying comfort levels with general technology and EXCEL. This year, we are offering two special workshops and inviting new students to participate to help them gain the confidence and skills needed to be successful.  These workshops are described below.

For students who want to attend one or both workshops, please click here to  sign-up no later than July 25.

TRIG BLITZ:   Trigonometry plays an important role in physics, math, and engineering from the first week of school and students need to be comfortable with these skills from the outset.

When:  Tuesday, August 1 – Thursday, August 3  from 9-11 a.m. at SVGS

EXPLORATION INTO EXCEL:  EXCEL is a technology used routinely in math, science, research and engineering classes to make multiple calculations and assist in data analysis.

When:  Tuesday, August 1 – Thursday, August 3  from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. at SVGS