October Newsletters are Live
Grade Level Team Newsletters are live! You can find them in your email and posted on the GLT pages here - helixcharter.net/GLT.
Technology Trends with Teens Info Night - Thursday, October 5 at 6pm
So what are the kids up to these days and how can I keep up? Come learn about up-to-date trends in technology like how to check privacy settings on my child's profiles and how to set up boundaries in the digital world. Learn about some of the latest phone apps that could put you and your child at risk, and tips to keep your family on the same page. Learn more about Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Discord, Twitch, BeReal and many more! Learn simple techniques to better connect with your child and walk away with the tools to create a technology contract for your family. Jon Moffat has presented at Helix for many years and parents have always found him very helpful. This event will be held in the Helix library at 6-7. Dinner will be provided from DaKines Hawaiian Food, registration is required here for food ordering purposes. Doors open at 5:45. For translation services, click here bit.ly/46c6iT2
Sport Social Workers Now Available for Student Athletes
Through a one-of-kind partnership with San Diego State University, Helix has been granted the opportunity to pilot a Sports Social Work program. Student athletes will have access to dedicated social workers in the Sports Medicine Facility. These social workers will use their expertise and knowledge in mental health, social emotional learning, and athletics to provide intentional care. Social workers will have the opportunity to meet with teams, individuals and even our staff. They have many tools and are prepared to help student-athletes in the area of depression, anxiety, suicidality, trauma, nutrition, sleep and even academics. The Sports Social Workers will work along side our Certified Athletic Trainers to ensure that our student-athletes are receiving care and treatment for the whole athlete. They'll be available during office hours Monday, Thursday & Friday from 1:30-5:30. They can meet by appointment, referral or walk-in. They'll also be meeting with teams. For more information, please contact your coach.
Alarm Clock Pep Rally - Friday, October 6 at 7am
All students should join us in the gym for our most exciting pep rally of the year, on the day of the Varsity Football game against Grossmont. KUSI will be there and it will be televised. Wear all green!
Instrumental Music Field Show - Saturday, October 7 at 6pm
Come watch the 2023 Competitive Field Show of the Helix Highland Band and Color Guard on the football field. This performance is free for all! Spaghetti dinner in front of the Dawg House right after the performance. Tickets/reservations for dinner, as well as details for this event will be available www.helixinstrumental.org.
Revised Finals Schedule - Oct 11 & 12
Please click here for the letter about the revised schedule during finals. We are hopeful that implementing this final exam schedule will end each semester in a more productive manner for both students and staff. Both days will be early release at 2:14. No school on Friday, Oct 13.
Homecoming Football Game & Fireworks - Thursday, October 12 at 7pm
The Homecoming football game against Santana will be held on Thursday, October 12 at 7pm. The spirit theme is neon and glitter. Tickets are digital and must be purchased on GoFan. The fireworks show will be around 9pm.
Homecoming Dance - Friday, October 13 at 7pm
The Homecoming Dance will be held in the Helix Gym and surrounding area from 7-10pm. The dance theme is Vegas Casino (flashy, sequins, red and black, etc) and attire is Dress to Impress. Tickets are $20 with an ASB Card & $40 without an ASB Card (ASB card included with ticket purchase). To purchase a ticket, go to the Attendance Office to get a clearance slip. After clearing with attendance, take the slip to the Finance Office to complete clearance and purchase your ticket. Ticket sales end on Thursday, 10/12 at 3pm. Don't wait, buy your tickets early. You won't want to miss this event!
No School, Staff Development Day - Friday, October 13
Blood Drive - Wednesday, October 18 - 9:00am - 2:30pm
Career Fair - October 20 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Helix's first annual Career Fair will be held in the gym on Friday, October 20 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. We will have exhibitors from a variety of industries, including the medical field, IT, programming, construction trades, engineering, army, culinary, law enforcement and much more! Students can attend during lunch, 4th period or after school. Parents are invited to attend!