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with Helen Marlette
5/21 - 5:30 PM Junior
5/21 - 6 PM Senior
6/2 - 5:30 PM Freshman
6/2 - 6 PM Sophomore
6/4 - 5:30 PM Junior
6/4 - 6 PM Senior
Click the picture for a recording of Pandemic Parenting, a Zoom call with girls' education expert Rachel Simmons for the SEM community on May 12, 2020.
Find our Coronavirus/COVID-19 page here. It has all our communications to families, helpful links to information about the virus, talking to teens about the virus, and FAQs - including Molly Greene's about college counseling.
Make an appointment with Ms. Knab,
our Community Counselor
7:50-7:55 Advisor takes attendance and checks dress code
7:55-8:00 Students line up by class/Advisor submits attendance
8:15-8:57 1st Period
8:57-9:39 2nd Period
9:39-10:59 3rd Period
10:59-11:41 4th Period
11:41-12:11 1st Lunch
12:11-12:31 2nd Lunch
12:46-2:06 5th Period
2:06-2:48 6th Period
2:48-3:30 7th Period
8 - 8:50 am - 1st period
9 - 9:50 am - 2nd period
10 - 10:50 am - 3rd period
11 - 11:50 am - 4th period
11:50 - 12:30 pm - LUNCH
12:30 - 1:20 pm - 5th period
1:30 - 2:20 pm - 6th period
2:30 - 3:20 pm - 7th period
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS CLASS RECORDINGS
The recordings are password protected.
Please contact Ms. A for the password.
Polls close at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, May 26.
Wednesday, May 27th at 11 AM it's Putting on the Hits!
Please send a recorded skit, dance, or vocal performance to either Ms. Cunningham or Ms. Mills by Monday, May 25 at 3:30 PM. Below are a couple of rules.
- Appropriate music. If you are concerned or have a question regarding your music, please contact Ms. Cunningham or Ms. Mills prior to submission.
- Performances must be under 2 minutes
- Solo or groups performances welcomed
- Can submit more than 1 performances
- Need ideas? Check TikTok (not a rule)
- Point breakdown
1st place 100 points
2nd place 50 points
3rd place 25 points
Putting on the Hits is the last chance to win Hornet and Jacket points for your team! At the end of the performances, we will announce the 2019-2020 winner of the prestigious Hornet/Jacket Cup.
If this is your first Putting on the Hits you can check out last year's performances in the video above.
We can't wait to see your fun and creative performances!
The Community Service Board is sponsoring two events: a virtual sewing circle, run by Morgan Hartrich, and a pen pal exchange with Canopy of Neighbors. The sewing circle is going to be creating masks to donate. If you are interested in participating in that, you can sign up through this form.
For the pen pal exchange, sign up through this form. Once you have been assigned a pen pal, the two of you can decide on how often you will be writing to each other. Next school year, you will get the opportunity to meet your pen pal in person. This opportunity is open to anyone, including students, parents, faculty, and staff!
If you have any questions, feel free to email me or another member of the Community Service Board.
Thank you, Penny Joseph
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS were initially created March 16, 2020. They were edited on
Edited on March 17, March 20, March 23 (AP INFO), May 13.
While much is unknowable and out of our hands right now, here some current fundamentals. We will add to this FAQ as new questions are formed and information is available.
"You don't make the timeline, the virus makes the timeline." Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- When Will We Be Back in the School Building?
- Distance Learning
- Grading & Assessment
- APs, SATs, College Info
Will we be back on Bidwell Parkway when spring break ends April 14?
No. Today, March 20, it was decided that we will continue distance learning when we return from spring break on April 14.
How will attendance work?
We are required to take attendance daily so please continue to call the front office if your daughter is ill and will not be attending any of her classes. Attendance will be taken at the start of each class throughout the day.
What about prom, graduation, awards days, and special events including reunion?
Circumstances beyond our control make it necessary to cancel or postpone or rework our year end events. We will give you as much notice as possible and attempt to make amended plans.
Are there spring sports or practices?
No. All of the leagues we belong to have canceled the season.
Is there Driver’s Ed?
Edited May 12.
How will we deliver our distance learning?
We will be using Zoom teleconferencing, the MySEM portal page, and class pages.
Is there a Distance Learning section of the website?
How do I find a Zoom meeting/my class?
Go to Zoom ZOOM.us/join. Students will find their teacher’s meeting numbers in their teacher’s class pages. The numbers were also sent as an attachment to Mrs. Marlette's email on March 16.
What is SEM's Netiquette?
Please refer to this community standards/netiquette document.
What about supplies? Especially art, science, library books.
Your teacher will let you know the plan on her or his class page.
Is there U-Go-SEM?
Director of Athletics Kacie Mills will email out a fitness challenge on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Edited May 12
What about APs?
Our AP information page is here.
The College Board is significantly changing the AP exam process and schedule for this year. All AP exams will be open note, open textbook, and will consist of an online 45 minute free-response question(s). All approved testing accommodations will be allowed. Finally, all cancellation fees are being waived. You can find the latest plans from The College Board here. If you have any questions specific to your SEM student, please contact the AP coordinator, Ms. Littlefield (clittlefield@buffaloseminary.
What about the April 4 ACT and May 2 SAT?
They have been cancelled. College Counselor Molly Greene has compiled a College Counseling FAQ that can be found here. Added March 17.
Are there changes in college admission deposit dates?
Yes. Find a constantly updating list of colleges and admission events and deposit dates here.
While we're doing an unprecedented amount of online shopping, please consider picking SEM as your AmazonSmile beneficiary! It's an easy way to give to SEM!
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.
- Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
- From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
- Select a new charitable organization to support.
- To make the giving seamless bookmark Smile.Amazon.com
instead of just amazon.com
For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/abo
The Family Help Center
The goal of Sem’s Community Service Program is to inspire and facilitate a giving spirit in each of you, so that reaching out to others and giving of one’s time and energy become a way of life.
Service Learning and Community Engagement are important concepts in the community service world. The premise is that it takes time, effort, and consistency to cultivate a giving spirit. By actively engaging with one or many organizations over the course of the school year, you can be a part of the wider Buffalo community. A lot of learning goes on, and before you know it, you will have accumulated service hours!
Everything you need to know about Sem’s program can be found on the “Community Service” tab on Edline’s homepage.
- Each student is expected to complete a minimum of 10 hours of service each year.
- All service hours are to be recorded online. One entry per project. Click on the Community Service tab on Edline to go to the Community Service Page and find the form.
- Students may participate in Sem organized projects or ones that you have discovered for yourself.
- All work that is voluntary and that assists others will be counted as community service hours.
- Projects completed during the summer will be counted toward that coming year’s goal.
- Hours will be tabulated throughout the year so that you can monitor your progress to the 10-hour per year goal. This information is found on the Community Service Page on Edline.
- Advisors will also be informed of their advisees’ hours.
- Community Service hours will be recorded on each student’s transcript at the end of the year.
Let’s get out there and make a difference!
Mrs. Kyle Hopkins
Community Service Coordinator
SEM's Technology Office is open SCHOOL days from 7:30 am - 4 pm.
We are available by email off hours as well.
Before contacting Tech Support:
1. Try restarting the computer. Restarting will often fix technical glitches by cleaning out the computer's memory. If the computer is not responding and won't restart normally, you have to force it to turn off by holding down the power button for about 30 seconds. (You will lose any unsaved work.) Then turn it back on.
2. Ask a classmate for help with the problem. Chances are, if you ask three people, one of them will have had this same problem, and will know how to fix it.
For Service and Support:
Take your computer to the Tech Office if it is not working properly or is in need of repair. The Tech Office is located on the second floor down the left hallway. The office is open from 7:30am - 4:00pm during school days.
We are happy to help with any software or "how to" questions as well as any hardware issues or repair needs.
Tech support phone: 716.885.6780, ext. 222