Welcome to Ms. Skipper's Home Page!
Hello, my name is Sherry Skipper Spurgeon and I teach honors mathematics in room 6. I am grateful for my students who are logging in each day and participating in math class. I truly appreciate everyone's efforts!
PICTURE MAKE-UP DAY: Picture day is on Tuesday, December 8th, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. This will be another 'drive through' event.' Wear a mask. You will remove the mask for the photo.
GSA MEETING: Our next Gay Straight Alliance will be on Wednesday, November 18th at 12:30. Please note that we had to move the meeting one week due to the Veteran's Day holiday. IF you are interested, please email Ms. Skipper for a link. This is a Safe Space for all!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20th: Middle and high schools DO have school this Friday! Only the elementary schools have a student-free day due to parent conferences.
THANKSGIVING WEEK: The district is closed for the Thanksgiving Week holiday from November 23rd through 27th. Stay safe!
FOOD: Did you know that Orange County has a number of sites that offer free food? Check out the Free Food Map and take advantage of the food that is available during this incredibly challenging time.
YEARBOOKS: If you are interested in ordering a yearbook for the 2020-2021 school year, please do so online. Use the school code 7474. In fact, if you want to share your online learning experiences and have them in the yearbook, upload your pictures! The yearbook staff is looking for pictures to use.
TIRED EYES? HEADACHES? You may be having a reaction to the 'blue light' being emitted from the chromebook/computer screen. You can modify the settings on your device. Look for 'blue light reduction' or 'night shift/vision.' Blue light screening glasses may also be helpful. Note that changing the screen will make things appear which an orange or red hue. You can also modify the rate of change as well as the time the screen settings take effect.
CLUBS: More information on clubs can be found on the MacArthur Canvas page.
COVID-19 TESTING: Did you know that Santa Ana residents can get free COVID-19 testing? Check out the district's website for information. Be sure to scroll down the page as a lot of information can be found on the free testing sites.
COLLEGE SPIRIT DAYS: Each Wednesday is college/university day. Show your spirit by wearing your college/university shirt!
MATH WEBSITES: I have my own math websites that may be useful.
I will be checking my texts and emails regularly. Office hours are usually from 1:05–2:25 p.m., but I am usually available later as well. IF you need to meet with me via Zoom during office hours, please contact me to schedule the time. If you text or email, I promise I will reply as quickly as possible, usually up until 8:00 p.m. My cell phone number was provided in a Parent Square message to both parents and students at the start of the school year.
Thank you all for being so wonderful, patient, and understanding. Stay safe out there and if you go out, please be sure to wear a face covering/mask and remember to wash your hands when you get home.