Presentation on theme: "Western Branch High School"— Presentation transcript:
1Western Branch High School FRESHMEN ORIENTATIONDanielle Wagner and Brooke HurdleWestern Branch High School
2Main EntranceThis is the main entrance for staff, students, parents & visitors.Attendance, main office, and the library are in this general area.
3Bus RampWhen getting off the bus you will enter the school through the A-hall door.The doors leading out to the bus ramp are not to be used at any other time.
4Can’t drive?Riding the bus is a privilege. Improper behavior on the bus will result in the privilege being revoked. Students who ride the bus to school must also ride it home unless permission is granted through the main office.
5Main Office Principals’ offices are located here. Sometimes information willbe able to be picked up here.Usually you will be calledto the main office ifyou are needed.
6AttendanceAttendance office: If you are late coming to school or leaving school early, this is where you would need to go to check in and out.You can only be absent nine days, so on the tenth day, you fail the course. However, there are extended days you can attend to replace a day. Extended days are announced.DONT MISS SCHOOL!!!!
7Media Center The time you are allowed to be in the media center is between 7:45am-4:00pm.You must leave yourbelongings at the door in oneof the cubbies.No food or drink is allowed.Checked-out books shouldbe returned on time. If theyare not, you will have to paya late fee.Hours 7:45am-4:00pm
8This is what the first floor of the school is predicted to look like once all of the renovations have been completed.
9This is the second floor plan of the new freshman wing.
10Guidance Office The guidance office is used for schedule conflicts or wheneveryou feel the need totalk to a counselor.
11Guidance Counselor This is Mrs. Bell. She will be your guidance counselor for the next 4 years.
12ClinicThe clinic office isentered through theguidance office.
13Clinic There are two nurses. You must have a legitimate reason for going to see a nurse. If you donot feel well, you will be allowed to see a nurse.Necessary medications must be kept in the clinic.
14Everyone’s favorite Subject, LUNCH! Cafeteria: Your third bell determines what lunch you have, either first, second, third, or fourth.
15Commons AreaSmaller portion of thecafeteria.Same rules apply.
16Club Boards There are two club boards located between the restrooms nearest the lunchroom.Club information suchas club meetings can befound here.
17Tardy StationTardies are recorded by semester. If you miss thirty minutes or more of a class, you will be counted absent. Student who are tardy six or seven times will be issued a day of ISS. The eighth suspension, and any subsequent tardies, will result in OSS.If you are late to class,you are required toget a pass from thetardy station.
18Main Hall Main hall is where the rest of the halls branch off. Vending machines are located on the main hall as well but are not open during lunches.
20Dress CodeProper dress includes: no sleepwear, no sleeveless shirts, no bare midriff, no short-shorts, no extremely low-cut tops, no see through clothing, no baggy pants, and no clothing with inappropriate references.
24Don'tNo hats, or sunglasses. No tank tops, see through fabric, clothes that advocate violence, drugs, or alcohol.
25Cell phones aren’t allowed in High School Electronic devices and cell phone policy: While on school property, between the hours of 7:30AM and 4:00 PM, all electronic devices must be placed in lockers or vehicles. Possession or use of an unapproved item may result in disciplinary action. Cell phone use during school hours will result in OSS.
26Security is strict at WBHS. The golf cart is a way of patrolling the parking lots.
27Gymnasium To participate in gym, you are required to dress out. Shirts:s-xl= $4.002x-3x= $5.00Shorts:s-2x=$6.003x= $8.00Locks:$5.00
29High School Transition Helping Students SucceedByMrs. Joan CochranMrs. Ellen Wood29
30Parent Involvement Contact the teacher by phone or e-mail Have specific questionsBe aware of undue pressureAssume a supportive attitudeCheck daily for homework, assignments and announcementsTalk to the guidance counselor30
31Stress the importance of academic effort Read newsletters, attend open houses, and check progress reportsStress the importance of good attendanceWork with your child to develop time-management skills, study skills, and organizational skillsSet boundaries and monitor activities such as TV, games, and phone useListen to your child31
32Communication Skills Encourage your student to initiate communication Maintain a positive attitudeKnow that there are at least two sides to issuesKeep communication openKnow school regulations and policiesBe aware of report card dates and other important information32
34Student/Parent Teacher Student/Parent/Teacher Counselor AdministratorStudent/Parent/Teacher PrincipalAn inquiry process is important. More often thannot, issues can be resolved at the first step of dialoguebetween the student and the teacher.34
40New Grading Scale Range Letter Grade 93-100 A 90-92 A- 87-89 B+ 83-86 80-82B-77-79C+73-76C70-72C-67-69D+64-66DBelow 64E
41Discipline Policy and Procedures Progressive Discipline ModelCell PhonesPossession vs. UseTardies4th – Warning/Parent Letter5th – Warning6th and 7th – ISS8th and Beyond – OSS/Parent ConferenceLeaving School GroundsOSSFighting10 Days OSS