October 26-30 News

A3 Student, Parent and Family Weekly News | October 26-30, 2020

Online Study Hall Now Available

All A3 students are welcome to the online Study Hall w/ Hope, Wednesdays, from 11:00 to 3:25. 

Contact Hope (hope.shepherd@springfield.k12.or.us)  to set up one of the hour-long sessions. Hope offers tutoring, help getting lessons organized and prioritized, and can assist you in setting up effective study strategies. Hope is comfortable with almost all A3 topics (& is good at figuring out what she might not yet know), and she’ll work with your teachers to get any information we might need to help you get your assignments done and turned in. Looking forward to seeing you there!

This Week is Spirit Week 

Tuesday, October 27th: Pajama Day: Use the cocoa in your bag to enjoy cocoa in your pjs!

Thursday , October 28th:  Mustache day: Use the prop included in your bag for fun photo ops.

Friday, October 30th:  Halloween Dress Up (as long as faces are not covered and teachers can see who you are. Also no weapons / items not allowed during normal school days): we enclosed a prop if you want to use it.

We can’t wait to see your costumes! Take pics and tag us on instagram with #WeAreA3: https://www.instagram.com/a3highschool/?hl=en

Cahoots AKA Hoots

Great News, the opportunity to meet with the Mobile Mental Health Resource Center A.K.A. HOOTS staff will continue this year. We will be able to continue this service every Wednesday this year. Of course, it will be a little different this year. 

Where: We will use Doxy (a secure virtual site) and it is very user friendly, folks can just click on the link below and they’ll immediately be put into a virtual waiting room. 

When: 1:00PM-3:00PM EVERY Wednesday

On Wednesdays students and families will have access to our MMHRC/HOOTS staff which provide FREE confidential One-On-One, drop-in support for counseling, medical evaluation and social service referrals. Students and families may utilize these FREE services. No insurance needed or required. Students and community members struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, domestic trauma, homelessness, or lack of access to other basic resources are encouraged to seek out these FREE services for support, this service is available to all students and families, regardless of the severity or category of need.
Location: Virtual @  www.doxy.me/hoots<http://www.doxy.me/hoots>


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 on M, T, Th, F 11:05-11:50 Class code: 4mkqa73 https://meet.google.com/lookup/hcznlmilrc

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.

Join the Robotics Team
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.

Robotics Club

Robotics club Wednesdays 3-4 pm. Contact Cody for information.

Weird Random Conversations Hosted by Cody

Come to the Google Meet “weirdrando” this Wednesday Oct. 28 from 2pm-3pm and have a weird random conversation with your A3 family. This week, we’ll start with your feelings about Halloween this year. FIND YOUR PEOPLE AT A3 and get you WAGGISH ON!

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.

FAFSA is Open

Seniors-  REMINDER: Please be sure to file the FAFSA this month, the sooner, the better. If you were not able to attend the Financial Aid night on Oct 13th, you can use this presentation as a guide for the FAFSA and scholarships. If you have questions, please reach out.

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

SAIL Programs 

Week of October 26th & Nov 2nd, 2020

One Time Only – Special Guest Speaker  Wednesday, October 28, 7:00 PM. Learn about social justice, career paths, and making change in our community!

Featured: Nationally renowned speaker Tamika Butler 

Topic: The importance of diversity, inclusion, and equity in our communities and how to create better places to live for everyone.

Free! More information & registration: http://livemove.org/speaker-series

Wednesday, October 28, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – (New TIME ) this week only



LIVE Presentation from UO Faculty 

Catch up on past presentations here


Eric Corwin, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and member of the Material Science Institute at the University of Oregon.


Jayson Paulose,  is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and member of the Institute for Fundamental Science and the Material Science Institute at the University of Oregon. systems  https://pages.uoregon.edu/jpaulose/

Activity Description:

Prof. Corwin and Prof. Paulose are physicists at the University of Oregon who use math and computers to understand why materials stretch, bend, and flow the way they do. In their talk, they’ll show how everyday stuff — a pile of sand or a sheet of paper — conceals centuries-old physics problems that continue to be relevant and challenging today. The presentation will include demos, and you’re welcome to follow along at home. You’ll need a few sheets of scrap paper, a cup, baking soda, and a marble.

Wednesday , November, 4, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM




Scott Fisher, Astronomy Lecturer & Outreach Director in Physics Dept.

Topic: Cosmic Perspectives

College & Career Readiness Workshops

Catch up on past workshops here!

Wednesday, October 28, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM




Lisa Brookshier, ASPIRE Access Specialist and Program Analyst, Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC)

Topic: OSAC Grants & Scholarships

Dive into paying for college with Oregon Grants (Opportunity, Promise, etc.), the OSAC Scholarship Portal, college savings plans and more!

Wednesday, November 4, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM




Sheree Houck,  Program Manager, College & Career Readiness at Churchill High School, Eugene, OR

Topic: Personal Budgets & Finding Scholarships

Group Mentoring with SAIL College Students

Meeting Times Vary by School

Meeting times and Zoom links: https://mcusercontent.com/d0ef97dfc49fd73145a2d2ce3/files/27897337-1e46-4cf1-8643-3b432b272b13/Student_Lunch_Zoom_Links.pdf

College students are excited to meet you, and talk about college life, tips for success in high school, and more during our virtual lunch hour.  Ever wondered about what exactly college cafeteria food is like, what to bring to a dorm room, or just how to get through 9th grade? Come join our awesome UO Students! 

Need HELP with your Scholarship & College Essays? Sign up NOW! 

Wednesdays, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Registration: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2f7ed849e0b644f9991c1faeefed01fe

University of Oregon professors from the English Department are available to edit your college essays! Get help with scholarship essays, personal statements, college applications essays and more. Must register in advance!