Principal of Carmel – Camille Scott’s blog

  • Only 5 Weeks Left of School!

    We are moving right along with only 5 ½ weeks remaining until the last day of school.  Students are working to get their coursework completed and getting ready to take their end of course assessments.  We are currently having open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year.  Please let your family and friends know about Thursday evening Open Houses beginning May 3 from 5:30-7:30.

     

    We also have several important events scheduled over the next two weeks:

     

    April 16-27–ISTEP+ Testing for sophomores and juniors

    May 3—Open House for Potential 2018-19 Students

    May 4—Picnic and Prom

    May 7-11—NWEA Testing

    May 9-18—ECA Testing

     

    Please check your email daily as we will be sending detailed information about each event!

     

     

  • April

    I can’t believe we are finished with our third quarter! Students will be on Spring Break for the next two weeks and will return to school Monday, April 9th.

    Below are a few reminders for the month of April:

     April 10th – ASVAB Practice testing for all junior students. This test may be used as a graduation requirement in lieu of passing the ISTEP+. All juniors have study packets and should be prepared to do their best on this test.

     April 16th –May 4th – ISTEP+ Part 2 for 10th graders and 11th graders that need to retest.

    April 30th – May 4th –NWEA testing. This is the progress-monitoring test used to show academic growth throughout the school year. Students need to put forth their best effort and arrive to school well rested.

     Please assist us in helping our students finish strong for the remainder of the school year. It is typical for students to feel less motivated as the school year comes to a close. We will still continue our missing assignment procedures and will keep you updated weekly on your student’s progress. Thank you so much for your support and have an amazing Spring Break!

    Camille Scott-Tolliver

    Principal

  • Welcome Back!

    We have had an amazing kickoff to the spring semester!  We just celebrated having 99% of our students earn every credit during our Fall Semester and they have made a pledge to continue to turn in every assignment for the Spring Semester.  We have enrolled several new students and our current students and staff members have welcomed them to our Options family.  I’m looking forward to a great semester.  Here are a few reminders for the month of January.

    Friday, January 19, from 12:30-3:00pm—National Popcorn Day

    We will be celebrating by watching 6 different movies in 6 different classrooms.  We will be serving popcorn and drinks as students kick back to watch their favorite movies with their teachers and friends.

    Monday, January 22-26—National School Choice Week

    We will be celebrating Options Charters School and helping students appreciate their right choose their school based on their individual needs with various events throughout the week!

    Please check your emails for our February Newsletter

    Have a great month and stay warm!

  • Fall Break Around the Corner

    Wow! Where has the time gone? We are two weeks away from Fall Break! I am so excited about our new enrollments and getting the opportunity to catch up with all of our students. We are currently having elections for our student government and preparing ideas for fundraisers for the 2017-18 school year.

    As we are preparing students to turn in assignments prior to fall break, cell phones are becoming an issue in class. Students are texting and sending videos during class time and not completing their assignments. I would appreciate your support in this effort.

    We have a very busy month ahead of us so here are a few friendly reminders:

    Students will now pre-order lunch every Tuesday for the following week. The cost of lunch, beginning Monday, October 2nd will be $3.75. Students that qualify for free lunches will not be charged and students that qualify for reduced lunches will pay $1.00. If your student orders lunch, you are responsible for the cost of the meal even if your student is absent. We will not have extra lunches for students who do not pre-order.
    Picture day is October 6th. Order forms will be going home with your students today. You can also order online at mylifetouch.com using picture day ID HM787176Y0.
    PSATs are October 11th for every sophomore and junior student
    Spirit Wear order forms are due by Friday, October 13
    Fall Break is October 16th – 20th
    Have a super week and feel free to email, cscott@optionsined.org if you have any questions or concerns!

  • New School Year!

    I can’t believe August is almost coming to a close! We still have open enrollment and limited seats available. Please feel free to share your student’s experience with other families so they can enroll as well. We have Open Houses for interested families every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30.

     

    Don’t forget that our annual Fall picnic will be on Friday, September 1 at Roy G. Holland Memorial Park, 1 Park Dr., Fishers IN, 46038 from 10:00am-1:00pm. Parents can drop off and pick up students from the park. We will be located in the Picnic Shelter directly in the middle of the park. Please feel free to send chips, snacks, soda or desserts with your student.

     

    Here are some friendly reminders of some very important dates for the month of September:

    September 8—Half Day (12:45 dismissal) for Staff Professional Development

    September 18—NWEA Testing Begins

    September 22—Half Day (12:45 dismissal) for ISP Day

     

  • Welcome Back!!!

    We hope you had an enjoyable summer with family and friends. We are very excited about the 2017-18 school year, especially our newly renovated campuses! The construction team, administration team, and teachers have been working diligently to make sure our campuses will be ready for students. Please mark your calendars for these very important dates:

    Thursday, August 3–Back to School Night, 5:00-7:30pm

    We will be hosting a Back To School Night on Thursday, August 3 from 5:00-7:30pm at both campuses. It it is absolutely essential that both parents and students attend as we will be updating enrollment information, completing and updating school schedules, distributing chromebooks, issuing parent PowerSchool information, and answering any questions or concerns about the upcoming school year!

    Monday, August 7—First Day of School

    The first day of school is on Monday, August 7. Students, please come prepared with your school supplies and chromebooks charged and ready to go!

  • April 17-28

    I can’t believe we only have six weeks of school left for the 2016-17 school year!  We are wrapping up the semester with our “Think Strong, Be Strong, Finish Strong” theme where students are encouraged to earn all of their credits and take their time on their standardized tests.  Please contact Jenny if you need any assistance with PowerSchool logins so that you can monitor your child’s grades.  We still have after school tutoring available for the remainder of the school year on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:15-6:00pm.

    Summer school applications will be sent home and emailed to parents on Wednesday, April 19.  The deadline for the submission of summer school applications will be Friday, May 5.

    We have several events for the months of April & May:

    April 18-28—ISTEP+ Testing for sophomores (please have your student here by 8:20am)

    May 2-11—ECA Testing for juniors and seniors (please have your student here by 8:20am)

    May 5—Summer School applications are due

    May 5—Options School Picnic 10:00am-1:00pm at Dillon Park in Noblesville.

    May 5—Options School Prom—7:30pm-10:30 at Ivy Tech Noblesville

    Enjoy this nice spring weather and contact our office if you have any questions or concerns about our April and May events!

  • March 17-24

    Thank you for being extremely patient with our ISTEP+ testing over the past two weeks.  Sophomore students were able to complete their tests and the rest of the student body was able to work on missing assignments, projects, and even work ahead during their study hall time.

    During the week of March 20-24, we will have a building-wide effort to ensure all students have a passing grade in every class before starting spring break.  We will be asking students and parents to make adjustments in their schedules for lunch and after school tutoring.  Please email Jenny if you do not have your PowerSchool username and password to check your student’s grades.

    Here a few important dates for the month of March:

    Friday, March 17 @ 2:30pm—St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (please bring a treat to share)

    Friday, March 24—Early dismissal at 11:45am

    Friday March 24 – Friday April 7—Spring Break

    Thanks Parents for all of your support!  Have an amazing week!

    Camille

  • February 8-22

    What an amazing start to the month of February!  We are on the right track to our goal this semester, “Every student earns their credits by May 2017!” Students are monitoring their own academic progress by checking their grades on PowerSchool, meeting with teachers, working on assignments during lunch, and staying after school to make sure they have their assignments completed.  We have tutoring on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-6:00pm if you would like for your child to take advantage of working on their assignments.   Please feel free to contact the school if you need the PowerSchool information to check your child’s grades.

    We will be having a Valentine’s Day celebration on Tuesday, February 14 at 2:15pm.  Please feel free to send sweet treats to with your child and come and join us!

    We are currently in the process of preparing our sophomores for the ISTEP+ test that will take place February 27—March 10.  We will begin practice testing on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 21 and 22.  You should be receiving an email and a letter with the exact dates and times for your sophomore student. Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

    Friday, February 10—Half Day for Students (Dismissal at 11:45)

    Tuesday, February 14 @ 2:15pm—Valentine’s Day Celebration

    Monday, February 20—President’s Day (No School)

    Thanks Parents for all of your support!  Have an amazing week!

    Camille

  • January 23-February 3, 2017

    What a great start to the Spring Semester!  We are enrolling new students every week and we are still earning recovery credits daily.  Our students are working diligently to turn in their missing assignments and are spending time during lunch and after school getting help with their academic work.  We have tutoring on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-6:00pm.  Please feel free to contact the school if you need the Power School information to check your child’s grades.  We are striving for every student to earn every credit by May 2017!

    We are currently in the process of preparing our sophomores for the ISTEP+ test that will take place February 27—March 10.  Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

    Tuesday, February 7 @ 10:00am Senior Breakfast

    Tuesday, February 14 @ 2:15pm—Valentine’s Day Celebration

    Monday, February 20—President’s Day (No School)

    Thanks Parents for all of your support!  Have an amazing week!

    Camille

 

Wow! I can’t believe we have finished the first week of school. I am having a blast reconnecting with former students and getting to know our new students. We are moving right along and students should begin receiving grades in PowerSchool beginning next week. You will be receiving your PowerSchool login information soon.

Our teachers and counselors are using “tapping” to help manage stress. Ask your students about how we are managing stress in the building. If you would like more information or would like your student to participate in emotional feeling techniques to manage their stress, please contact the school office or email me at cscott@optionsined.org.

We are still enrolling students for the 2017-18 school year! We have open house on Tuesday, August 15, from 5:30-7:30 and families are also invited to come in during the school day to enroll students as well.

Finally, mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 30! We are having a “Meet the Teachers” night for our families from 5:30-7:00pm. You will have the opportunity to walk through your student’s schedule and meet their teachers, learn about classroom and building expectations, and speak with me as well!

Have a great week and hope to see you soon!