Monday, March 1, 2021
The Theory of Relativity Tickets
The SHS Drama Club is performing this beautiful moving show, The Theory of Relativity. Please click on the link to purchase a ticket to the live streamed performance Saturday, March 13 at 7:00pm and Sunday, March 14 at 2:00pm. The livestream allows the SHS Drama Club to share the performance with people who never get to see their shows. Please support the SHS Drama Club!
PTO News & Reminders
Ville Spirit Wear
Ville spirit wear is on sale 12 months a year! We stock a full selection including T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, car magnets and hats! See our full selection and order online at https://my.cheddarup.com/c/
ville-spirit-wear. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
PTO 2020-21 memberships are on sale now! Your $10 membership helps fund Project Graduation, senior scholarships, freshman orientation T-shirts, the teacher appreciation luncheon, school assemblies and more! Click on the link to sign up! https://pto-membership-2020-21.cheddarup.com
Bridge Year Pilot Program
The Bridge Year Pilot Program (Bridge Year) was established to provide students in the graduating classes of 2021 and 2022 with the opportunity to attend Somerville High School after graduation. The purpose is to offset disruptions to learning opportunities and participation in extracurricular activities that might have resulted from the closure of schools to in-person instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For additional information on this program, please visit the HS Guidance & Counseling Office Homepage on Monday, 2/1, or contact the HS Guidance Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
End of Marking Period
The end of the 3rd Marking Period is Friday March 26th.
Extracurricular Activities 2020-2021
Please click here for the 2020-2021 Extracurricular Activities.
Due to current restrictions as a result Covid-19, please be advised that meetings and activity events will be held virtually and the course descriptions provide a general overview. Please contact the appropriate advisor for up to date information.
Free/Reduced Meal Application
Starting with the 2020/2021 school year, you will now be able to complete the Free/Reduced meal application online via the Parent Portal. Please log into your portal and click on “meal application” to complete the form.
Please note you only need to complete ONE application per family. This means that if you have more than one student enrolled with Somerville, you only need to complete ONE application.
If you require a paper application, you can download one from our district website at www.somervillenjk12.org, or you can request one from the main office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michelle Treanor at 908-218-4104.
Google Meet and Chromebook Tips:
● Some students have experienced issues with Google Meet crashing or freezing and
there are a number of reasons this could occur.
● If you’re experiencing performance issues with Google Meet, please try the following
steps: or click HERE to watch a video
1. Make sure you only have one Meet tab open at a time. Close any open browser
tabs, windows, or apps that aren’t currently being used.
2. Put your device on a flat and elevated surface to prevent your device from
overheating. Avoid using your device on the floor or bed for a long period of time.
3. Change your Meet layout to Spotlight view.
4. Change the quality of your device's video to a lower resolutionChange the quality of your device’s video to a lower resolution.
5. Turn off all enhanced features, such as background views, noise cancellation,
and blurred background.
Each building has established daily procedures for students to pick up their Grab-And-Go Breakfast/Lunch. If the times or procedures change in any way, we will communicate the changes in a timely manner.
SHS: 11:50 am for in-person students /12:20-12:56 for virtual students
SMS: 11:14 am for AM in-person students / 2:08 pm for PM in-person students / 2:30-3:00 for virtual students
VDV: 10:50 am for AM in-person students / 2:00 pm for PM in-person students / 2:15-2:45 for virtual students TUES & THURS
National Merit Scholarship Program
Congratulations to our National Merit Commended Students!
Rachel Kaniuk, Andrew Muller, Vincent Samonte, Jason Seeley, Spencer Talish
Parent Prinicipal Coffee Hour - Virtual
Mr. Foley will hold the next “Virtual Parent/Principal Coffee Hour” on Friday, March 12th via the Google Meet platform beginning at 8:30am. Future dates can be found HERE. You may join all Coffee Hour Meets using this LINK. Come join the conversation!
Period Attendance Emails
● In an effort to increase student attendance and participation parents will be notified at the end
of the school day if your child is marked absent from any period throughout the school day.
● Parents of students marked absent for any period will receive a single email and SMS text
message after 4:00 p.m.
● The email will include each period missed, as well as, the year to date total absences the
student has accumulated so far
● Notifications for SMS and SHS began on 12/1/20
● Notifications for VDV will begin on 12/8/20
Resources for Parents/Students/Staff
School will be closed from March 27th through April 5th for Spring Recess. School will reopen on Tuesday April 6th.
SHS Attendance Reporting Procedures
Parents reporting a child absent are asked to contact the attendance office at 908-243-1547 or email email@example.com prior to 7am on the day of the absence. Please state the name and grade of your child, the date, and reason for the absence. If our health office staff has additional questions,, you will receive a phone call back. Parents that are choosing to have their child attend virtually in lieu of in-person instruction must notify the attendance office and indicate that the student will be attending class virtually each day of expected in-class instruction. Students that do not notify the attendance office of virtual attendance are expected to be present in class and will be marked as "absent" if they attend virtually without prior notification.
Somerville Public School’s Communication Platform Guide
Please select the link below to access a guide to all of our district’s platforms
Somerville Public School's Communication Platform Guide
Congratulations Students of the Month!
We are so pleased to announce the Ville's Students of the Month. They are chosen by administration and teachers for their effort in our school community.
9th Grade - Deryn Watts and Bryan Kotlar
10th Grade -Silvia Mohamed and Jason Lauducci
11th Grade - Courtney Ronning and Jaimen Bryant
12th Grade -Jordan Barge and Kyle Insabella
Technology Support: Please use our ticketing system to report broken/damaged devices and to request assistance with District technology resources. https://wwwhttps://www.somervillenjk12.org/Page/63.somervillenjk12.org/Page/63
WiFi Access: Please select this link to read important information about WiFi access for student Chromebooks.
Somerville Public School District App: Our new app is here! Click here to download it to your smartphone today!
Virtual College Visits
Somerville High School will be hosting college visits virtually this year. It appears most vists will take place via Zoom. As of right now our chromebooks are supporting Zoom but in the future this might not be the case and you will need to access your college visit via a personal device. Please sign up for your college visit in Naviance. In addition, all college visit Zoom links will be in Naviance 24 hours prior to the college visit. Enjoy learning about all the wonderful schools out there!
February 18, 2021
The University of Alabama 2pm
March 4, 2021
Pace University-NY 1pm
Delaware State University 3pm
March 8, 2021
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University- Daytona 1pm
Hussian College 2pm
March 11, 2021
Marywood University 3pm
March 17, 2021
RVCC Application Session- Those attending RVCC Fall 2021 1pm
University at Buffalo, SUNY 3pm
Virtual Students Textbooks & Supplies
If your teacher notified you to pick up a textbook or supplies needed for class, please do so anytime between the hours of 8am - 3pm Monday through Friday at the main entrance on Davenport Street.
Hello, Somerville High School Community!The 2021 SHS yearbook is now available for purchase! The theme of this year's book is 'Connections.' During these extraordinary times, the yearbook will champion the connections we hold onto in our Ville community.____________________________
BUY A YEARBOOK! Go to www.balfour.com/student-info?______________________________
smi=47276 to buy yours today! The 2020-2021 school year will go down in history as one of the most memorable in generations; make sure to remember this year with a yearbook. BUY EARLY AND SAVE! PRICE INCREASES 1/31. ___
SEND US YOUR PICS! We're covering everything this year and need your help! Submit photos from your smart phone or your computer for any the topics below. From your computer: images.balfour.com From your smart phone: download the Balfour Image Share App from the App Store (Apple) or from the Google Play store. Our school project number is: 171488 (Leave passcode blank)
- First Day of School Photos
- Summer Photos
- Mask Fashion Photos
- Fall Y'all (pumpkin picking, flannels, PSL's, etc)
- Hybrid Learning- what is your setup at home?
- Pet Classmates- does your pet hang out with you during hybrid learning?
- Physical Education requirements- what are you doing?
- Who do you FaceTime the most?
- How do you spend your afternoons?
- Senior Baby Photos (Only submit ONE)
- Who do you FaceTime with the most?
- Who do you play sports with?
- Who is your neighbor?
- Who do you play music with?
- Who do you work with at Alphonso's, the Mall, etc?
- Who do you game with?
- Who do you send memes to?
- Who did you go to summer camp with as a kid?
- Who do you enjoy seeing in class?
- Who did you spend the holidays with?
_____Please reach out to Mr. Skomba (firstname.lastname@example.org ) with any questions. Thank you for ordering your yearbook and for sending in your photos!