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D UNBAR VOCATIONAL CAREER ACADEMY WELCOME PARENTS/GUARDIANS & STUDENTS TO DVCA 2011 FRESHMAN ORIENTATION WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011 WELCOME CLASS OF 2015!!!

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1 D UNBAR VOCATIONAL CAREER ACADEMY WELCOME PARENTS/GUARDIANS & STUDENTS TO DVCA 2011 FRESHMAN ORIENTATION WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011 WELCOME CLASS OF 2015!!! "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

2 I NTRODUCTIONS Dr. Covington, Principal Ms. Lynch, Asst. Principal Mr. Crump, Asst. Principal Ms. Muhammad, Special Education Case Manager Ms. McKnight, Counselor Ms. Banks-Lincoln, Counselor Ms. Gomez, Counselor "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

3 I NTRODUCTIONS Mrs. Lee, Counselor Ms. Hazelwood, Counselor Mr. Evans, Counselor Mr. Gorhman, College and Career Coach Mr. Lee, College and Technical Education (CTE) Coordinator Ms. Norice, Service Learning Coach "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

4 C URRICULUM & S CHEDULE Dunbar High School School Year Bell Schedules Teacher Start Time: 7:55am (those who do not start at 0 per.) Monday/ThursdayTuesday/Friday Time Wednesday Time Day ADay B 7:29 to 7:560 7:12 to 7: :00 to 8:27 1A 8:00 to 8:15 Homeroom 8:31 to 8:585B 8:19 to 9: :02 to 9:52Advisory 9:55 to 11:27 2 9: : nd A6 th A 9:56 to 10:23 2A 10:43-11:27 2 nd B6 th B 10:27 to 10:546B 11:31 to 1: :31-12: rd A7 th A 10:58 to 11:25 3A 12:19-1:03 3 rd B7 th B 11:29 to 11:567B 1:07 to 2:39 4 1:07-1: th A8 th A 12:00 to 12:27 4A 1:55-2:39 4 th B8 th B12:31 to 12:588B 2:43 to 3: :02 to 1:29 9 2:39Student Dismissal12:58 Student Dismissal 2:51Teacher Dismissal2:51Teacher Dismissal "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

5 HOW TO READ YOUR SCHEDULE Monday & Wednesday (BLUE)- Attend periods 1….2….3….4 Tuesday & Thursday (GOLD)- Attend periods 5….6….7….8 Wednesday- Attend ALL CLASSES in this order (Blue)- 1 st Period………. (Gold)-5 th Period ADVISORY (Blue)- 2 nd Period………. (Gold)- 6 th Period (Blue)-3 rd Period………. (Gold)- 7 th Period (Blue)- 4 th Period………. (Gold)- 8 th Period "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

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7 C URRICULUM & S CHEDULE CONT …… Students not staying for sports/activities must exit the building immediately after school Students are encouraged to use ½ days to earn Service Learning Hours School starts on Tuesday, September 6, 8:00 am SHARP!!!!! Students may arrive as early as 7:15am. "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

8 C URRICULUM DVCA has 5 Academies: Agriculture Broadcast & Digital Media Construction & Architecture Culinary & Hospitality Health Science All students have been placed in the “Academy” that they chose upon application "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

9 S CHOOL U NIFORM Uniform will enhance leadership and a culture of respect Monogrammed navy Polo Shirt (this is the only shirt that can be worn) Khaki slacks, knee length skirt or shorts. "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

10 S CHOOL U NIFORM Students may wear any color shoe! However, thong sandals and “flip-flop” style shoes are prohibited. Students are required to wear a belt at all times. The belt can be any color. "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

11 G YM U NIFORM The DVCA Gym Uniform must be worn to all PE classes. Athletic shoes "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

12 I MMUNIZATIONS Make your appointment now! Students without a current physical on file will be excluded from school! "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

13 DVCA M IGHTY D OLLAR / MIGHTY PAPER Given to parent/guardian who attends any DVCA function Functions include, but are not limited to: Meet & Greet, Orientation, Open House, Report-Card Pick Up May be used to purchase DVCA merchandise during Report Card Pick-Up days Earned by students who are “caught” being a respectful, responsible leader Can be earned from any DVCA administrative staff member or counselor May be redeemed for various items, such as school supplies & uniforms Mighty DollarMighty Paper "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

14 T HE M AKE - IT OR B REAK - IT Y EAR "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

15 G RADES M ATTER According to CCSR (2007) 95% freshman with a B average graduate 8 out of 10 times. Freshman with a B average will graduate with at least a B average Freshman with less than a C average are more likely to drop out than to graduate Common Myths Only 2 nd & 4 th semester grades matter (Semester Grades: Credits Issued) Teachers gave grades Only core classes are important Setting the Standards for Academic Excellence "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

16 A TTENDANCE M ATTER According to CCSR (2007) About 9 of 10 freshman who miss less than one week of school graduate (regardless of 8 th grade test scores) Freshman who miss more than two weeks of school fail at least 2 classes Things to Remember… Tardiness counts towards attendance (3 Tardies = 1 absence-unexcused) Unexcused absence= Teacher may not allow make-up assignments "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

17 F RESHMAN S UCCESS B EGINS WITH … IMPACT Grade Book Reports Progress Reports Report Card Pickup Afterschool Tutoring Communication Syllabus Asking for help before a student fails a class Attendance "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

18 Get to know your guidance counselor and the college and career coach Develop a four-year educational plan that’s aligned with your college and career goals. Develop test-taking, writing and study skills. Get active and stay active in one or more extra-curricular activities. Freshman Year "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

19 Improve your reading skills by reading at least 20 minutes per day beyond school work (newspapers, magazine, books, word-a-day). Use the “What’s Next Illinois” website to identify your interests, skills and abilities each year. Begin to identify postsecondary educational programs that will help you achieve your goals Freshman Year "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"

20 Q UESTIONS ? Feel free to ask any member of the DVCA Team a question! "Restoring the Legacy of Excellent"


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