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.
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
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.
Dates to Remember
October 8-14: Homecoming Week
October 14: No School
October 19: PSAT for
sophomores and selected juniors
October 25: ASVAB
October 26: Picture Re-Takes
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.
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.