High School News and Information
2018-2019 school year is fast approaching!
As we prepare to open the school year, there are several important dates to mark on your calendar. Please see below for a list of events occurring within the first month of school and details about each event.
Freshman Orientation: Monday, August 20th, 9:00am-10:15am
We are excited to welcome the class of 2022 to WHS! We will conduct a student-focused orientation for our new students to assist in the transition to the High School. Sessions on High School expectations, graduation requirements, extra-curricular opportunities and tours of the building will be featured during this event. Students should meeting in the auditorium to begin the orientation.
2018-2019 “Kick-Off”: Tuesday, August 21st, 6:30pm-8:00pm
This will be your students’ first opportunity to see their schedule, update contact information in PowerSchool, learn about different activities at the High School, and chart out their paths through the hallways. Teachers will be in their classrooms for a “meet and greet.” If you are unable to attend, schedules will also be accessible through PowerSchool on this date.
Schedule Adjustments: Thursday, August 23rd and Friday, August 24th
If your student has a concern about their schedule, the following times have been established before school starts to meet with their counselors on a first-come, first-served basis:
Thursday 8-23: Seniors 8:00am-11:00am / Juniors 12:00pm-3:00pm
Friday 8-24: Sophomores 8:00am-11:00am / Freshmen 12:00pm-3:00pm
As a reminder, any schedule adjustments must be made within the first two weeks of school. ~ Students who have incomplete schedules, duplication of courses, incorrect sequence of courses, lack required classes for graduation, or need to re-enroll in a class that was not passed, should take advantage of this time period. Schedule adjustments for other reasons such as seeking a different teacher for that course or the opposite lunch period cannot be honored. Students and parents should log on to PowerSchool after August 24th to check for changes to schedules.
Daily start/Release time
Classes begin at 7:40am and release at 2:40pm daily.
For security purposes, students are only allowed to be in the building between 7:00am and 3:00pm, unless special arrangements have been made or participation in extra-curricular activities are in session.
9th grade students are to remain on campus during their lunch period. Upper-class students who demonstrate responsible attendance habits are allowed to leave campus during their lunch period.
PowerSchool & PowerSchool App
Our student record database is known as PowerSchool. Parents shall be provided a log-in to be able to track their student’s academic and attendance progress. The PowerSchool parent portal can be accessed through our district’s website: https://www.waverlycommunityschools.net/parents-students/powerschool-parent-portal/ Parents should keep contact information accurate and updated in PowerSchool. PowerSchool also now has an app available to parents which offers real-time notifications. You will receive instant alerts if your child is marked absent to one of their classes. An overview of how this app operates is available using this link: https://youtu.be/vA8gI-gTlMI
4th period each day is designated as “PRIDE” Period. The Acronym PRIDE stands for the core values of WHS: Respect, Preparation, Integrity, Determination, and Engagement.
The purpose of PRIDE Period is to be responsive to the needs of WHS Students. Our goals are to 1) promote relationship-building to ensure every student has an adult mentor; 2) provide time for interventions and support where a wide range of skills and abilities are present among learners; and to 3) promote student-driven learning opportunities, including participation in extra-curricular activities and SAT-Prep modules on Khan Academy.