Pony Round Up Day Aug. 16

August 16, 2019
five students showing pony pride


Friday, August 16 will serve as a round-up day for all SAHS students to get many of the items from their back-to-school “to-do list” taken care of. The building will be open from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm and all students are welcome to come informally at any time throughout the day to take care of tasks that will help make the first days of school go smoothly.

Pony Round-Up is not intended to be a formal open-house or orientation. A more formal orientation will take place for 9th gr. students on their first day of school (Monday, Aug. 26). On this day, school will be held for 9th grade students only as they are introduced to SAHS. The first day of school for students in grades 10 - 12 will be Tuesday, August 27. Details on 9th gr. orientation will be forthcoming but students will have an opportunity at that time to do many of the same tasks as are offered at Pony Round-Up in the event that they are not able to attend Pony Round-Up. Pony Round-Up is intended to offer an additional opportunity to make sure that all students are able to hit the ground running when school begins.

At Pony Round-Up, students will be able to:

Take a self-guided tour of SAHS. Student class schedules will be accessible in Skyward at 3:30 pm on Thurs, August 15 and students are welcome to bring a copy of their schedule in order to begin finding their classrooms (NOTE: student schedules will not be handed out during Pony Round-Up--students should access their schedules through Skyward prior to coming to the building). Link Crew student leaders will be on hand to assist and help new students navigate the building.

Access their lockers. Students will have the opportunity to find their lockers and test their locker combinations.

Have school pictures taken. Lifetouch will be on hand in the cafeteria to take photos for school ID (required for all students) and school photos (optional). Students will have additional opportunities to have school photos taken on Monday, Aug. 26 (9th grade only) and Thursday, Aug. 29. Families may order school pictures if interested by visiting mylifetouch.com and enter the picture day ID listed on your proof sheet or you can pick up an order form in person.

Register their technology device. Students who wish to bring their own laptop or chromebook to school for academic purposes will need to have their device registered on the school network. Students may bring their device to the Tech Support Center on Friday, Aug. 16 to complete this task before the start of school.

Drop off any medications in the nurse’s office with the Licensed School Nurse.

Pick up parking permits. Students who have properly registered online for parking permits and who have paid for their permits through FeePay may pick up their hang-tag permit on Aug. 16. Parking permits may be picked up from the window in the cafeteria (former activities office). Seniors may pick up their permits between 8:00 and 10:00. Juniors may pick up their permits between 10:00 and 12:00. Sophomores may pick up their permits between 1:00 and 3:00.

Retrieve lunch PIN numbers from the cafeteria.

While parents are welcome and invited to attend Pony Round-Up with their students, parents should be reminded that Pony Round-Up will not feature any formal presentations on SAHS and teachers will not be present. Back-To-School Night for parents is scheduled for Tuesday, September 3 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (an informational session for 9th grade parents will be held from 6:00 - 6:45), and this will serve as an opportunity to learn more about your student’s classes.

We are looking forward to the 2019 - 2020 school year and we hope to see you on Friday, Aug. 16th for Pony Round Up!