October 2016

October 2016

From the Principal

It’s difficult to believe that the first five weeks of school have already passed. I am pleased with the progress we have made to improve the culture of our school by improving accountability for attendance, academics and behavior. Thank you for your continuing support. Know that you are always invited to visit us at school. We prefer that we have at least one day’s notice to better prepare for your visit.


Mid-Quarter Progress Reports

As you review the enclosed progress report, please keep in mind that it is representative of classroom performance after a ten-week summer break and students often focus on becoming reacquainted with the school environment before getting back into the routine of good study habits. If you have specific questions about grades/marks on the report, please contact the office to schedule an appointment with the respective teachers.

In addition, you may keep up with grades and attendance by visiting the Family Link site. Invitations for fall parent-teacher conferences will be out in the next two weeks. Conferences will occur on November 9-10.


Important Dates to Remember

  • October 8-14: Homecoming Week Activities

  • October 14: No School

  • October 19: PSAT for sophomores and selected juniors

  • October 25: ASVAB

  • October 26: Picture Re-Takes with Lifetouch

  • October 31: Late Start Day; School begins at 11:00 a.m.

  • Major Handbook Changes

As a part of making students more accountable for their actions, a series of rule amendments were made at the beginning of the school year. Each student was issued a handbook that contains these changes. Additional copies are available at the office or online at our website.


  • Students must attend a full day of classes to participate in that day’s extracurricular activity (practice or game). Exceptions are previously arranged legal appointments and medical appointments. Bring a note from the doctor/dentist when this occurs.

  • If a student is late to class within the first ten minutes, s/he goes directly to the class. An absence of more that 15 minutes is considered unexcused.

  • Students are to sign out at the office when they leave campus for work experience or excused absences. Students are to sign in if they arrive late at the beginning of their day or return after signing out earlier.

  • Consequences for unexcused tardies begin with the fourth in one class or the seventh overall.

Academic Eligibility

  • Grade checks are done every two weeks. Students involved in extracurricular activities must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA to remain eligible. A two-week probationary period allows ineligible students to raise grades without loss of privilege to participate.