BUTLER HIGH SCHOOL
PRINCIPAL’S WEEKLY E-NEWSLETTER
April 15, 2018
Algebra I and Geometry AIR tests start Monday, Apr. 16; U.S. History and U.S. Government AIR tests start Friday, Apr. 20; Biology AIR test starts April 26. Click here to view the schedule of Spring testing dates, block schedules, and periods which will be testing on each day.
Congratulations to ---
- Congratulations to our Butler Kickline on their success at Nationals! 1st Place at the Nationals: Jazz, Lyrical, Pom, Open, Hip Hop and Officer! Our Open routine took 2nd. Gold medals for Lyrical and Officer routines. Silver medal for Open routine. Sally Slaton and Julia Staub received $1,000 scholarships!
- Troy Abele on receiving the Franklin B. Walter Scholarship presented by MCESC and to his Teacher of Influence, Mr. Scott Hoover!
- Daiton Vinson-Sharp on being named 2018 MVCTC Prom King!
Social Media Presentation for Parents
Parents, our District has booked Stephen Smith, A Wired Family LLC., to present a program on social media for parents in our District. Please attend! The presentation will be Monday, Apr. 16 starting at 6:00 p.m. in our Butler PAT. Click here for additional information. There will be four main topics addressed during the program:
- How we have become a distracted society
- What can happen when inappropriate images are sent using technology
- How privacy does not exist (he will be providing examples of how easy it is to gain access to content)
- How social media can impact mental health
Mr. Smith has also written a book he will be using as part of his presentation. It is titled Social Media: Your Child’s Digital Tattoo. If interested, the book can found on Amazon by clicking here.
A Starry Night Prom
Our Butler Prom will be on Saturday, Apr. 21, 8-11 p.m. in our SAC. Tickets are on sale this week, April 16-20, during lunch. Cost is $20 each for juniors and outside guests. Butler seniors do not pay. All school rules apply. Click here for general dance guidelines, and click here for the 2018 Prom Outside Guest Request Form which should be submitted to Mr. Ryan Williamson by Wednesday, Apr. 18. As with every school dance, all students attending the Prom will be tested for the consumption of alcohol through the use of breathalyzers. All students must arrive to the Prom by 9 p.m. Phone call attempts will be made to parents of students who purchased tickets but are not at the Prom by 9 p.m.
The Vandalia-Butler After-Prom Committee is proud to announce the 27th annual After-Prom “SMOKE AND MIRRORS - CREEPY CARNIVAL,” to be held Saturday, Apr. 21, from 11:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at Morton Middle School. Tickets are $10 each. There will be food, inflatables, Monte Carlo, euchre, tattoo artist, carnival games, raffle room and prizes, including the grand prize of a car thanks to the generosity of Mr. Larry Taylor and Beau Townsend Ford. The committee thanks Ayvin Jones who will receive $100 for submitting the winning design for the After-Prom poster and tickets. There were 9 very good submissions this year from our graphics art class.
After-Prom Help Needed
Parents, please help support this event so that we can continue to provide a fun, safe, alcohol and drug-free evening for our students! How can you support this event?
- With a financial gift. What better investment can you make than to support the safety of your teen on Prom night? You may make your tax-deductible donation safely and easily by going to https://www.gofundme.com/vandaliabutlerafterprom. Or, you may choose to mail a check to Vandalia-Butler High School After Prom, PO Box 532, Vandalia, OH 45377. Checks should be made payable to: Vandalia-Butler High School After Prom.
- A contribution of your time. This event requires volunteers to help set up on Friday or work the night of the event. If you are willing to help decorate, please contact Lori Larger at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are willing to work the night of the event, please text Brigid Slaton your name and e-mail address at 937-477-4679.
This event is put on solely through the donations of local businesses, service clubs and parents. We depend on the commitment of the community through their donations of time and money to help keep this great event alive. This event cannot continue without that great support! Also check out our Facebook page – Vandalia-Butler After Prom. Like our page and see pictures from years past. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Prom Clean-up Help Needed
Parents of juniors and seniors who are attending Prom, please consider volunteering to help clean up when Prom is over at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 21 at the Butler SAC. The more volunteers we have, the faster clean-up will go! Please contact Mrs. Brooke O'Neal at email@example.com or Mrs. Kaleigh Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help. Thank you in advance!
Spring Blood Drive
Our Butler Spring Blood Drive for the Community Blood Center will be on May 4. Registration starts Wednesday, Apr. 18 during lunch and continues until April 27. Donors must be 16 and turn in all forms.
Monte Carlo Night
Our Butler Football Boosters are hosting a Monte Carlo Night fundraiser on April 28, 6-11 p.m. at the Vandalia VFW Post 9582, 4170 Springfield Road. Tickets are $10 which includes meal, pop, and water. For tickets, email AviatorFootball@yahoo.com.
We wish safe travels home to Lichtenfels, Germany to the four students – Thomas, Emma, Sherly, and Victoria – who have been staying with Butler families, attending classes, and experiencing various cultural and social events as part of the Sister Cities of Vandalia Student Exchange Program. We are glad they were able to be here, and we thank them, their parents, our host families, and Sister Cities of Vandalia for making this wonderful opportunity happen!
Parent Tips from KNOW!
KNOW! provides parents (or grandparents and other caregivers) with twice monthly, FREE KNOW! Parent Tips by email that contain current facts about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as action steps they can take to help children resist peer pressure to use. To sign up to receive the email tips, e.g., the latest two, “Know! April is Alcohol Awareness Month” and “Know! To Stand Firm Against Underage Drinking,” go to https://preventionactionalliance.org/about/programs/know/.
- Mon, 4/16 – Special Block Schedule due to Math AIR testing – Periods 3,4,5,6 meet
- Mon, 4/16 – CTC acceptances due to Mr. Mark Peck in Guidance
- Mon, 4/16 – Social Media Presentation for Parents, 6:00 p.m., PAT
- Tues, 4/17 – NO Late Start Tuesday – school begins at the normal time of 7:45 a.m.
- Tues, 4/17 – Special Block Schedule due to Math AIR testing – Periods 1,2,3,7 meet
- Wed, 4/18 – Special Block Schedule due to Math AIR testing – Periods 3,4,5,6 meet
- Thurs, 4/19 – Special Block Schedule due to Math AIR testing – Periods 1,2,4,7 meet
- Fri, 4/20 – Special Block Schedule due to Social Studies AIR testing – Periods 3,4,1,6 meet
- Sat, 4/21 – Pharmacy in Health Care Day, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., OSU
- Sat, 4/21 – Prom, 8-11 p.m., SAC
- Sat, 4/21 – After-Prom, 11:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Morton Middle School
- Mon, 4/23 – Senior VIP Recognition Night, 7 p.m., SAC
ACT and SAT
- The next ACT will be on Saturday, Jun. 9. Registration deadline is May 4.
- The next SAT will be on Saturday, May 5. Regular registration deadline has passed. Late registration deadline are Tuesday, Apr. 17 for mailed registrations and Wednesday, Apr. 25 for registrations made online or by phone. (The last SAT for the current school year will be on June 2.)
Students/Parents, your acceptance are due back to Mr. Mark Peck on Monday, Apr. 16.
United State Service Academy Day
U.S. House of Representatives Congressman Mike Turner is hosting his annual United States Service Academy Day on Saturday, Apr. 28 at Centerville High School, 500 E. Franklin Street, Centerville, OH. This event is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to know more about attending one of our nation’s five Service Academies. Doors Open at 9:00 a.m.; Presentation of Academies 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; Breakout/Informational Sessions 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Representatives from the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy will be on hand to provide interested high school students and their families from the 10th Congressional District with information on the general requirements and qualifications for the nomination process. For more information visit www.turner.house.govor contact: Marty Heide, Dayton District Office 937-225-2843.
Youth Leaders Summit
The Young Leaders Summit, presented by the Youth Leadership Consortium (YLC), is a free, four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference for a diverse cohort of 200 low-income high school juniors from all ethnic backgrounds, selected through a competitive application process. It is designed to give these young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success. In addition to the details listed below, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page or the YLC website for more information.
Location and Dates: August 9-12, 2018 at the University of Chicago
- Current high school junior, Class of 2019 (senior in the fall of 2018-2019 academic year)
- Students of all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to apply
- 3.0 GPA or above, on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent based on your school scale
- Low income, as defined by Pell eligibility
- Currently attends high school in the United States or a U.S. territory
- Plans to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a U.S. accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university after high school graduation
Is there a cost to attend the Young Leaders Summit?
- No, it is FREE to apply and participate (room and dining covered)
- Round-trip transportation to Chicago will be provided for students who request assistance within the application (on a case by case basis)
Deadline: If you are interested in applying, please let Mrs. Cindy Snyder know by noon on Wednesday, Apr. 18 so we can submit a referral for you.
Click here to read the latest Guidance Bulletin posted on April 3.
Seniors: Financial Aid Information & College Selections
Seniors, as you get your financial aid and scholarship/grant information, please give the Guidance Office a copy of your award letters even if you are not going to that college/university. We will list all scholarships offered under your name in the Commencement Program. This includes Athletic Grants-in-Aid, too. Also, as you make your final college selection, be sure to inform our Guidance Office. We need to be able to upload/mail your final high school transcript to your college of choice.
Click on the Guidance Scholarship page for information and deadlines concerning various scholarship opportunities. Also, click here to see various scholarships available at Sinclair College. For more information, students are encouraged to discuss with their counselor or see Mrs. Julie Pratt in the CCRC.
Pharmacy in Health Care Day
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy invites current high school students to a career exploration program on-campus at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. This event is called Pharmacy in Health Care Day on Saturday, Apr. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You can register online at http://go.osu.edu/pharmacyday2018. During this free event, students will get the chance to explore careers in Pharmacy practice and research; learn about how a Pharmaceutical Sciences education can prepare them for their next step, even if that’s a career as a researcher, a physician, a dentist, optometrist, and many others; learn about OSU’s undergraduate major, The Bachelors in Pharmaceutical Sciences (http://go.osu.edu/bsps); and explore their Early Admissions Pathway for high-school seniors, which guarantees students admission to the PharmD program once they graduate with their bachelor’s degree. The Ohio State University and the College of Pharmacy are exciting places to live and to study. As a leader in health care and many other fields, an Ohio State education prepares you to excel at whatever you do after graduating with your degree. If you have any questions, please email COP-PharmacyDay@osu.edu.
“Practice, Practice, Practice!” Preparing for the ACT & SAT
- The following ACT and SAT prep books are available in our media center: Amsco’s Preparing for the ACT Mathematics and Science Reasoning and Preparing for the New SAT Mathematics
- Click here for a publication from ACT. It contains full-length practice tests, including a writing test; information about the optional writing test; strategies to prepare for the tests; and what to expect on test day.
- Click here for sample questions from the CollegeBoard to help prepare for the SAT.
- Kaplan offers various ACT prep online courses through their ACT Kaplan Online Prep Live.
- TorchPrep offers various ACT prep course options. To prepare for the June ACT, they have a 4-day intensive class in Dayton (June 4-7) and a Weekend Warrior in Mason (May 19,20 and June 2,3). To prepare for the July ACT, they have a 4-day intensive class in Mason (July 9-12). To prepare for the September ACT, they have a Weekend Warrior in Mason (Aug 18,19 and Aug 25,26). For additional info and other dates, visit www.torchprep.com or call 888-382-8174.
CONTEST & ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
“AGRICULTURE IS COOL!” Creative Expression Contest
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has opened 2018’s “Agriculture is Cool!” Creative Expression Contest. Children enrolled in school or home schooled in Ohio during the 2017-2018 academic year have until June 5 to show their personal interpretation of why Ohio agriculture is cool for their chance to win prizes including a trip to be recognized at the Ohio State Fair. “Ag is Cool!” entries, which can include an original video, photograph, drawing or painting, will be judged in the following age categories. One winner from each age group and category will be chosen:
- Grades K-2: Photography, Drawing or Painting
- Grades 3-5: Video, Photography, Drawing or Painting
- Grades 6-8: Video, Photography, Drawing or Painting
- Grades 9-12: Video, Photography, Drawing or Painting
Entries will be judged by a panel that may include representatives from the Office of Governor John Kasich, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio State Fair and professionals in the areas of video production, photography, drawing, painting and other visual arts. Judging will be based on the student’s visual representation of the “Ag is Cool!” theme, if it accurately reflects 21st Century agriculture, use of Ohio images, creativity and quality of work. Winners of the art contest will be honored by the Office of Governor Kasich and other state officials at the Ohio State Fair on July 25. For additional information about the contest, a complete copy of the rules and entry form, visit agri.ohio.gov/AgIsCool/ or call 614-752-9817.
The Ohio Credit Union Foundation is holding its annual video scholarship. Students can submit a short video for the chance to win $5,000 towards college. Applications are being accepted through April 30. To qualify for the video scholarship, student applicants must be at least a high school senior, a member of an Ohio-based credit union, and plan to pursue an undergraduate degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Applicant must create a 1 to 2 1/2-minute video answering the questions: “If you ran your credit union, what initiatives/programs/products would you implement to foster the philosophy of People Helping People?” For further details and application, click here.
High School Flight Training Scholarship Program
This year, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will award twenty You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarships, at $5,000 each, to deserving high school students who are truly passionate about pursuing a pilot's certificate. The online scholarship application asks students to describe their interest in aviation as well as how they have demonstrated responsibility, leadership and good decision-making. Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Current high school student, 15-18 years old
- U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
- Parent or guardian approval (under 18 years of age)
- Not have completed a sport, recreational, glider or private certificate at the time of application
- Minimum GPA of 2.75
- Complete solo flight or achieve pilot certificate within one year of receiving the scholarship
Applications must be received on or before noon EDT on May 2. For additional information and to apply, click here.
Student Art Contest & Exhibit
The Student Art Contest & Exhibit is a free contest sponsored by the Tipp City Area Arts Council and the Randall Residence to encourage creativity, imagination and fun! Artwork should align with this year’s challenge, “What if?. . . ” The contest is open to students in Tipp City and neighboring communities. The Reception and Awards Ceremony, complete with heavy hors d’oeuvres, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 at the Randall Residence, 6400 S County Road 25A, Tipp City, Ohio. Exhibit will be on display from June 1 - July 7 and is open to the public. Click here for additional information and exhibit entry form.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SENIORS
- 4/16-20 – BSEP: Draft presentation conference with advisor
- 4/21 – Prom
- 4/21 – After-Prom
- 4/23 – Senior VIP Recognition Night, 7 p.m., SAC
- 4/24-27 – BSEP: Presentations, room 134
- 5/7-18 – AP Exams
- 5/15 – Senior Exams: periods 1,3,5,7
- 5/16 – Senior Clap Out, Walkthrough of other schools, Picnic
- 5/17 – Senior Exams: periods 2,4,6
- 5/18 – CTC Senior Recognition Ceremony, 7-9 p.m.
- 5/21 – Memorial Program
- 5/21 – Senior Awards, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
- 5/22 – Senior Cedar Point Field Trip
- 5/25 – Graduation practice, 8 a.m., SAC
- 5/25 – Graduation, 7 p.m., SAC
REMINDER of ACTIVE ITEMS
Sexting and Social Media Awareness Program
The recording of the Sexting and Social Media Awareness program held at Butler on February 12 is now available for viewing on our District website. Click here for a direct link to the recording.
Mental Health – “Signs of Suicide II”
We love our Aviators and always want to take good care of them. In Ohio, suicide has claimed over 1,100 teens since 2,000. In its 2011 Youth Risk Behavioral Report for Ohio, the Center for Disease Control reported one in seven Ohio students said they had “seriously considered suicide” in the past 12 months and slightly more than that number had actually “made a plan to commit suicide.” Additionally, one in 11 Ohio students reported “attempting suicide one or more times in the past 12 months,” nearly 50 percent higher than the national average. According to the Suicide Prevention Center, 80% of all people who commit suicide exhibit definite warning signs. For youth, 82-85% actually told someone, most often a friend, they were thinking of suicide. Therefore, knowing the warning signs of suicide, what to do to help someone, and where to go for additional help could stop the majority of suicides from happening. “Signs of Suicide II” is a traveling visual arts exhibit by K12 Gallery & TEJAS (Teen Education and Joint Adult Studio). It was created by high school students and local artists to bring awareness of suicide among young people 13-25 and to educate students and the public about the signs of suicide as well as to bring hope to those who are suffering and provide resources for direct support. Through the creation of 30 visual images on 15 panels, this unique assembly of artistic expression is a visual arts suicide prevention campaign, created to provide a visual voice for the subject of suicide, often referred to as a silent epidemic. The goal is to educate and prevent. Each of the panels represents young adult or adult literature that deals with mental illness, loss, resiliency, or self-harm. We are fortunate Vandalia-Butler City Schools has been selected as one of the school districts for this display during the second semester. It will be in our atrium during the period of April 9 to 23. Parents, we encourage you to stop by to see the exhibit and use it for family discussion with your daughters and sons.
Don’t miss out on Mulch Madness! Our Butler Football program is selling high quality, double-processed bags of black mulch for $4 each. For more information or to place an order, email AviatorFootball@yahoo.com. Free Delivery on May 5 (rain or shine) to all Vandalia and Butler Township addresses (10 bags minimum). They will place the bags anywhere you would like. Or, you can pick up your order at school on May 5.
Offer from Abbey Credit Union
April is youth month, and Abbey Credit Union is giving $5.00 to ALL the kids if they come to Abbey and open a savings account.
Driver’s Education Classes
The next opportunity for the AAA Driving School drivers’ education classes will be an early Summer class from May 29 to June 5, 9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. each day. The cost of the full program is $399, which includes 24 hours of classroom instruction and 8 hours of on-the-road instruction with a certified instructor. Click here for an application and click here for application requirements and specific dates/times in May when AAA Driving School representative will be at Butler to directly accept applications and payment. Plan to register early; the April class filled up quickly!
College & Career Readiness Center (CCRC)
On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, all students can obtain additional practice preparing for the ACT or SAT and assistance completing scholarship applications in the CCRC.
Class of 2019
As you begin planning for your senior year, please be aware that the 2019 hallway class composite is comprised of senior pictures only taken by our approved photographer, Easterling Studios. Current Juniors should schedule an appointment with Easterling by calling 222-8410 or planning to have their portrait taken when Easterling visits Butler early next school year (date to be determined). This portrait will also be used in your senior yearbook. Also, any Junior who would be interested in being a class representative for Easterling should go to www.easterlingstudios.com and fill out an application.
Due to some form of testing occurring on every Tuesday, there will be no more late-start Tuesdays throughout the rest of the current school year.
Senior Exam Exemption
Seniors have the opportunity to earn final exam exemptions if they meet certain criteria listed in our School Handbook. To review the criteria, you may click here.
Parents, you can still opt to have your daughter/son participate in the SBIRT Program. SBIRT stands for Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral to Treatment. It is a program run by Samaritan Behavioral to screen students for possible substance use and mental health disorders and to provide early intervention and treatment services. Additional information about the program and the permission form are available on our Butler HS website homepage. We encourage all parents to grant permission for their daughters and sons to participate by returning the form to our main office. Thanks!
Math Lab & Study Tables
Students who need some extra help with their school work are encouraged to seek assistance first from their teachers. Additionally, there are two extra structured ways when help is available: Math Lab every school day during 5th period in room 107 and Study Tables stationed by teachers in our media center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:05 to 4:00 p.m. on days when we have school.
At Butler, we are fortunate to have a school therapist from Samaritan Behavioral visit our school on a part-time basis. School therapists provide support for students who are struggling with stress. Being a teen can be hard, and therapists are there to help. Parents, if your daughter/son is struggling with feeling down, worrying too much, having difficulty in focusing, or struggling with her/his relationships with others, one option you may wish to pursue is to contact Ms. Kim Peters of Samaritan Behavioral Health at 937-367-0067 or Kimberly.Peters@vbcsd.com. Payment for this service is completely the responsibility of parents, students, and/or their insurance providers. Current insurances accepted by Samaritan: Medicaid, CareSource, Amerigroup.
Career Camp is a FREE one-week exploration program designed to give students entering eighth, ninth, and tenth grades a hands-on experience in various careers to help them make good career decisions. For over 25 years, students from our partner schools have been attending the MVCTC Career Camp. This year’s camp will be held at the MVCTC campus the week of June 4-8. The camp runs from 9:00 am until 11:30 am each day. Transportation is not provided. Families are invited to join their students for a pizza party on the last day of Camp. To register, complete the application form (click here) and turn it in to your guidance counselor or mail it in to MVCTC, ATTN: Becky Stump 6800 Hoke Road, Englewood, OH 45315. The deadline to register is May 4. A confirmation letter and any final information will be mailed to you prior to Career Camp.
Youth Career Services 365
Because of state mandates on youth program funding, Montgomery County YouthWorks Summer Employment Program is transitioning to Youth Career Services 365 (YCS365), a Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP). YCS365 is a year-round program that begins with the YouthWorks summer program and provides options for work experience in the fall, winter, and spring months. Each YouthWorks participant will also attend two-weeks of paid education/training and participate in eight weeks of work experience during each term. Important changes have been made to the program and the application process. Who is eligible? 14 to 18 years old (must be 14 at the time of application); low-income households - above income youth are encouraged to apply as additional funding is available; Montgomery County resident; full-time student in Montgomery County school system; must be enrolled in the YouthWorks summer program to participate in other sessions; and has one or more of the following barriers: basic skills deficient (low grades or behind a grade level); an English language learner; a Justice System offender; a homeless child/youth or a runaway In foster care or has aged out of the foster care system; pregnant or parenting children; a youth who is an individual with a disability; or requires “Additional Assistance” to complete an education program or to secure/hold employment. If interested, click here for additional information and to apply before April 30.
Ohio Teen Institute
Ohio Teen Institute (OTI) is a drug-free leadership conference for high school students. Through the program, students develop the skills to become a positive leader within their schools and communities. Students are also equipped with the knowledge and abilities to not only make positive choices for themselves, but also to encourage their peers to make healthy decisions. It is the mission of the Ohio Teen Institute conference to provide training and education for Ohio youth, empowering them to develop the skills to make drug-free, healthy lifestyle choices, become resilient and responsible adults and to positively impact their schools and communities. The Teen Institute program planted its roots in Ohio in 1965. This year, OTI2018 will be held June 12-16 at Heidelberg University in Tiffin. Click here for more information, including an application. Early-bird registrations are due by May 11.
@ButlerHSLuebbe, @VBaviatorAD, @Vandaliabutler, and numerous Butler staff and organizational Twitters!
Guidance Department Text Reminders
All Aviators and parents are encouraged to sign up to receive text messages or emails distributed by our Butler Guidance Department specific to each graduation class. Go to http://www.vbcsd.com/1/Content2/390 and click on the appropriate link for your daughter/son’s graduating class for specific directions. If you have children in different graduating classes at Butler, you will need to sign up separately for each one.
Parents, please keep your primary and secondary email contacts always up-to-date in PowerSchool. Thanks!
School Gmail Account for all Students
All students have School Gmail accounts available so they can receive important information, such as this eNewsletter, directly from Butler High School and Vandalia-Butler City School District. To activate, students need to sign in at www.google.com using their student “ID@vbaviators.com” -- for example, email@example.com is a correct username format. Their initial password is their 8-digit birthdate. For example, April 10, 1990 is 04101990 with leading zeros for single digit months and days. Aviators, in the real world, many adults have separate professional and personal email accounts and use them accordingly. This school Gmail account is to be used only for school usage. It is NOT to be used for personal reasons. Aviators are to check their school Gmail regularly for important messages.