October 12-16 News

A3 Student, Parent and Family Weekly News | October 12-16, 2020

Mid-Quarter Grades Available

Today marks the halfway mark for the current reporting period. Grades should be up to date for your student in Synergy. Please review the grades and let us know if you have questions or concerns. If you don’t have ParentVue please email Krista at krista.cummings@springfield.k12.or.us for an activation letter.

As a reminder, there has been a significant change in how we are assessing grades from the Spring term. During that time frame, there were rather minimal standards for attendance and assignments expectations. Now we are taking attendance daily and have infused more rigor into our units. We know for some students that has been a difficult adjustment period and we stand ready to support in whatever way we can. It is important to note that we are not using the Pass/No Pass system anymore and are back to our regular grading system. Thus, while these grades can be changed, they mark how your student is currently doing in their class.

If you are concerned regarding a grade, please feel free to connect via email with our teachers. If your student has an IEP or 504 and needing additional help​ beyond teacher assistance, please contact Jenny Cathey or Andy Hock. If your student does not have an IEP or 504 and is needing help, please connect with myself or Wendy Zacharias (counselor).

Scholarship Information for Seniors and Parents
We want to ensure everyone is aware of the scholarship calendar and information about Oregon specific scholarship opportunities that may be useful.
Here is the scholarship calendar: Scholarship Calendar
Here is the page with Oregon specific scholarship information: Oregon Scholarship Information
Please check in with Wendy Zacharias with any questions. These will be uploaded to the A3 website soon.

Elevate Events
Students have a really great opportunity to attend Elevate Events, see attached flyer, see registration information too. These events are free and all A3 students are welcome to attend.


A3 Lunchtime Hangout!
Are you looking for a way to hang out with other A3 students during lunch—maybe meet new people and/or visit old friends? We have set up a staff-supervised, google Lunchtime Hangout which will take place every school day during lunch (from 11:05-11:50).

All A3 students are invited!
Just click: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTU4NjkyMDQ3NDU4​

GSA/QSA/LGBTQIA+ Club                                                            

Tuesdays at lunch: Come one, come all to the Questioning Alliance. No matter your orientation, pronouns, or preferences, if you are friendly, open and non-judgmental, we would love to have you. Please join us!!

Talk with friends, discuss issues and advocacy. Be a positive voice for change. Jill is the staff advisor of this group. We will have a Google Meet at lunch (11:05-11:55) on Tuesdays.

You’re invited to join the competitive robotics team at A3 called TRA3N REX! The season will be VERY different this year because of the pandemic, but we’re going to push through to make it work. If you’re interested (and especially underrepresented groups such as a person of color or a student who identifies as she/her pronouns) please contact Cody at cody.rosenberg@springfield.k12.or.us.

Weird Random Conversations Hosted by Cody

Come to the Google Meet “weirdrando” this Wednesday Oct. 14 from 2pm-3pm and have a weird random conversation with your A3 family and MAKE FRIENDS. We’re going to start by talking about the fascination with the 80’s and if you’re lucky we might have an “Ocean Man” dance party… or karaoke! FIND YOUR PEOPLE AT A3 and get you WAGGISH ON! Don’t be shy. Come on by. We’re all weird and awkward in the WeirdRando Zone! Just go into meet, type in “weirdrando” and join in.

2019-2020 Yearbooks on sale now

$30 Hardcover. $25 Softcover. At A3, Mondays thru Fridays from 9 to 4. Ring the doorbell and we’ll sell it to you outside. Cash & check only, no debit cards.  We did not do any pre-sales for the 19-20 yearbook, if you didn’t go into the Lifetouch portal and purchase one through the portal, you haven’t purchased a yearbook yet.            

2019-20 Free A3 (Magnet) T-shirts – while supplies last

We have 10 adult small, 2 adult medium, 1 adult large, 1 3xlarge T-shirts left for first-come, first-served. At A3, Mondays thru Fridays from 9 to 4. Ring the doorbell and we’ll bring it to you outside.