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1 New Student Survival Guide North Quincy High School Guidance Department

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3 Welcome to your first year at North Quincy High School Agenda: Freshman Orientation Day Freshman Orientation Day Bell Schedule & Schedule Example Bell Schedule & Schedule Example Grading Information & Report Card Grading Information & Report Card Promotion & Graduation Requirements Promotion & Graduation Requirements Attendance & Tardy Policy Attendance & Tardy Policy Guidance Department Information Guidance Department Information Clubs & Sports Clubs & Sports Lunch & Lockers Lunch & Lockers Important Names & Places Important Names & Places Other Important Information Other Important Information

4 Freshman Orientation Day Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Only freshman attend school Only freshman attend school Report to the auditorium for assembly Report to the auditorium for assembly Meet with homeroom teachers in auditorium & be escorted to homeroom Meet with homeroom teachers in auditorium & be escorted to homeroom Free lunch` Free lunch` Lockers are assigned Lockers are assigned Student handbook & agenda are given out Student handbook & agenda are given out

5 Bell Schedule Homeroom7:45 – 7:51 AM Period 17:55 – 8:48 AM Period 28:52 – 9:40 AM Period 39:44 – 10:32 AM Lunch A (freshman lunch)10:36 – 11:02 AM Period 4/510:36 – 11:24 AM Lunch B11:24 – 11:54 AM Period 5/611:06 – 11:54 AM Period 6/711:28 – 12:16 AM Lunch C12:16 – 12:46 AM Period 7/811:58 – 12:46 AM Period 912:50 – 1:38 PM Period 101:42 – 2:30 PM **There are only 7 periods and a half period of lunch.

6 Example of student schedule

7 Grading Information and Report Card Numerical grades Numerical grades 63 is passing grade, 99 is highest grade 63 is passing grade, 99 is highest grade 4 terms a year 4 terms a year Midterms & Finals Midterms & Finals Standard, Honors & Advanced levels Standard, Honors & Advanced levels

8 Example of a Report Card

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10 Promotion & Graduation Requirements Promotion Requirements Most high school subjects are worth 5 points each Most high school subjects are worth 5 points each 20 points (4 classes) to become a sophomore 20 points (4 classes) to become a sophomore 45 total points to become a junior 45 total points to become a junior 70 total points to become a senior 70 total points to become a senior Graduation Requirements 4 years of English 4 years of English 4 years of history 4 years of history 3 years of science 3 years of science 3 years of math 3 years of math 2 years of a foreign language 2 years of a foreign language 4 years of PE 4 years of PE Pass Math, ELA & Science MCAS Pass Math, ELA & Science MCAS 100 total points to graduate 100 total points to graduate

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12 4-year college requirements  4 years college prep English  3 – 4 years college prep math (algebra I, geometry & algebra II)  2 – 3 years lab science (biology, chemistry & physics)  2 years social studies  2 – 3 years of the same foreign language  2 college prep electives

13 Attendance & Tardy Policy Attendance All absences require a parent/guardian note to the homeroom teacher. All absences require a parent/guardian note to the homeroom teacher. After the 6th absence during a marking period, students are required to bring in a valid professional note (i.e. doctor) to excuse the absence. After the 6th absence during a marking period, students are required to bring in a valid professional note (i.e. doctor) to excuse the absence. Students who have 7 or more unexcused absences during a marking period shall fail for the term with a 62 or less. Students who have 7 or more unexcused absences during a marking period shall fail for the term with a 62 or less. Tardies Students are allowed three tardy notes per marking period. Students are allowed three tardy notes per marking period. Five tardies before 8 a.m. result in a mandatory detention, six tardies before 8 am results in a mandatory suspension. Five tardies before 8 a.m. result in a mandatory detention, six tardies before 8 am results in a mandatory suspension. After 8 a.m., one tardy result in a detention and 2 tardies result in a suspension. After 8 a.m., one tardy result in a detention and 2 tardies result in a suspension.

14 Guidance Counselors Mrs. Skinner, Department Head Mrs. Skinner, Department Head Mrs. Farren, School Psychologist Mrs. Farren, School Psychologist Mrs. DeCoste: A – C Mrs. DeCoste: A – C Mrs. Peng: D – F Mrs. Peng: D – F Mrs. Nutley: G – K Mrs. Nutley: G – K Miss Lee: L – M Miss Lee: L – M Mr. DeCristofaro: N – Q Mr. DeCristofaro: N – Q Mrs. Cushman: R – T Mrs. Cushman: R – T Mr. Perkins: U – Z Mr. Perkins: U – Z

15 Guidance Information Individual/Group Counseling Individual/Group Counseling Post-graduate and College Planning Post-graduate and College Planning Career Exploration and Evaluation Career Exploration and Evaluation Crisis Intervention Crisis Intervention Academic Support/Monitoring Academic Support/Monitoring Parent Information Parent Information Student Scheduling Student Scheduling Testing Administration and Interpretation Testing Administration and Interpretation Naviance Website Naviance Website

16 Guidance Groups Anger Management for boys Anger Management for boys Anger Management for girls Anger Management for girls Boys to Men Boys to Men Dating Safely Dating Safely Grief & Loss Grief & Loss Immigrant Group Immigrant Group New Beginnings New Beginnings Reviving Ophelia Reviving Ophelia Study Skills Study Skills Surviving Transition to High School Surviving Transition to High School

17 Clubs & Activities Academic Decathlon Academic Decathlon Air Force Jr. ROTC Air Force Jr. ROTC Alliance Against Racism Alliance Against Racism Anime Club Anime Club Art Club Art Club Art Gallery Art Gallery Asian Culture Club Asian Culture Club Band Band Book Club Book Club Break Dance Team Break Dance Team Calculus Team Calculus Team Cheerleading Cheerleading Chess Club Chess Club CCG Club (Collectible Card Game) CCG Club (Collectible Card Game) Computer Club Computer Club Concert Choir Concert Choir Dance Team Dance Team Drama Club Drama Club Environmental Stewardship Club Environmental Stewardship Club Film Club Film Club Foreign Language Honor Society Foreign Language Honor Society French Club French Club History Club History Club History Book Club History Book Club Hip Hop Club Hip Hop Club Interact Club Interact Club International Club International Club Knowledge Master Knowledge Master Leo Club Leo Club Literary Magazine Literary Magazine Math Club Math Club Mentoring Mentoring National Honor Society National Honor Society Operation Days Work Operation Days Work Peer Education Peer Education Peer Mediation Peer Mediation Philosophy Club Philosophy Club Photography Photography Pride Committee Pride Committee Robotics Robotics Rugby Rugby S.A.D.D. S.A.D.D. Science Club Science Club Select Choir Select Choir Spectrum Spectrum Student Council Student Council Thomas Jefferson Forum Thomas Jefferson Forum United Nations Club United Nations Club Yearbook Yearbook

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19 NQHS Athletics Baseball – boys Baseball – boys Basketball – boys/girls Basketball – boys/girls Cross Country– boys/girls Cross Country– boys/girls Football – boys Football – boys Golf – boys/girls Golf – boys/girls Hockey – boys/girls Hockey – boys/girls Indoor track – boys/girls Indoor track – boys/girls Lacrosse – boys/girls Lacrosse – boys/girls Sailing – boys/girls Sailing – boys/girls Soccer – boys/girls Soccer – boys/girls Softball – girls Softball – girls Spring Track – boys/girls Spring Track – boys/girls Swimming – boys/girls Swimming – boys/girls Tennis – boys/girls Tennis – boys/girls Volleyball – boys/girls Volleyball – boys/girls Wresting – boys/girls Wresting – boys/girls

20 Lunch Freshman usually have A lunch, which takes place after third period at 10:32 a.m. Freshman usually have A lunch, which takes place after third period at 10:32 a.m. You can sit where you please at lunch. Just remember to clean up after yourself. You can sit where you please at lunch. Just remember to clean up after yourself. There is a hot lunch line, a sub line, a snack line, vending machines, and the school store. There is a hot lunch line, a sub line, a snack line, vending machines, and the school store. Tip: Before lunch is a good time to go to your locker. Tip: Before lunch is a good time to go to your locker. Tip: During or before lunch is the best time to use the bathroom. Tip: During or before lunch is the best time to use the bathroom. Tip: Forms for free or reduced lunches will be handed out in homeroom at the beginning of the school year or you can get one in the principal’s office. Tip: Forms for free or reduced lunches will be handed out in homeroom at the beginning of the school year or you can get one in the principal’s office.

21 Lockers You may go to your lockers between classes if you have enough time - there are 4 minutes between each class. You may go to your lockers between classes if you have enough time - there are 4 minutes between each class. However, the excuse “I was at my locker” does not cover tardiness. However, the excuse “I was at my locker” does not cover tardiness. If you forget your locker combination or are having trouble opening your locker, check with one of our security staff. They are very nice and helpful. If you forget your locker combination or are having trouble opening your locker, check with one of our security staff. They are very nice and helpful. The best time to go to your locker is before school, before lunch and after school. The best time to go to your locker is before school, before lunch and after school. During class time, you will always need a pass when walking in the hallways including bathroom, locker, guidance, nurse, etc. During class time, you will always need a pass when walking in the hallways including bathroom, locker, guidance, nurse, etc.

22 Names to Know Mr. MetzlerPrincipal Mr. MetzlerPrincipal Mr. ShawAssistant Principal Mr. ShawAssistant Principal Mr. Chrisom Dean – grade 9 Mr. Chrisom Dean – grade 9 Mrs. Callahan School Nurse Mrs. Callahan School Nurse Mrs. HoulihanSchool Nurse Mrs. HoulihanSchool Nurse Mr. ConnorSocial Studies dept. head Mr. ConnorSocial Studies dept. head Mrs. FidalgoCareer Tech dept. head Mrs. FidalgoCareer Tech dept. head Mrs. HollidayMath dept. head Mrs. HollidayMath dept. head Mr. JorgensonEnglish dept. head Mr. JorgensonEnglish dept. head Mrs. PapileSpecial Education dept. head Mrs. PapileSpecial Education dept. head Mrs. SchnellerForeign Language dept. head Mrs. SchnellerForeign Language dept. head Mrs. StukenborgScience dept. head Mrs. StukenborgScience dept. head

23 Important Places Main Office Purchase T passes here Purchase T passes here Lost and Found Lost and Found Make address and phone number changes here Make address and phone number changes here Get work permits here Get work permits here Guidance Office Come here for help or questions Come here for help or questions Students need a pass to be in Guidance Students need a pass to be in Guidance Nurses’ Office A good place to go when you’re not feeling well or having medical issues A good place to go when you’re not feeling well or having medical issues Students must have a pass to see the Nurse Students must have a pass to see the Nurse

24 Important Places (cont.) Security Office There are 4 security guards, and a school resource police officer - they are available to help with any problems among students, as well as assisting with safety measures. There are 4 security guards, and a school resource police officer - they are available to help with any problems among students, as well as assisting with safety measures. Get replacement ids here Get replacement ids here Locker trouble Locker trouble Stolen items Stolen items Media Center Need a pass to go during study hall Need a pass to go during study hall Teachers will bring classes here Teachers will bring classes here Career Center Look for jobs Look for jobs Job shadowing and internship opportunities Job shadowing and internship opportunities

25 Other Important Information You may carry a backpack/purse with you during the day, but not in the Media Center. You may carry a backpack/purse with you during the day, but not in the Media Center. You may bring a cell phone or electronic devices to school but it must be turned off and out of sight. You may bring a cell phone or electronic devices to school but it must be turned off and out of sight. You may not wear baseball caps or hats in school. You may not wear baseball caps or hats in school. No smoking. No smoking. No food or drinks in hallways. No food or drinks in hallways. NQHS is your home for the next four years, treat it and others with respect. NQHS is your home for the next four years, treat it and others with respect.

26 Questions??

27 See you in the Fall! Mrs. Fay-Beers, Mrs. Feenby, Mrs. Connerty, Miss DeGraan & Mr. Sasso


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