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1 4/24/20151 McEachern High School Parent and Student Orientation Your Logo Here Welcome to the McEachern High School Parent & Student Orientation for The Class of 2013 Welcome to the McEachern High School Parent & Student Orientation for The Class of 2013

2 4/24/20152 Overview Provide a handbook for parents to use during the school year Inform parents so they can discuss school expectations with child Understand the Freshman Center and its goal of a smooth transition from middle to high school Offer opportunity to ask questions

3 4/24/20153 Academics Class schedule –alternating block schedule 8 classes total/odd and even days Full year classes earning 1 credit Grades -Pinnacle information will be provided at the end of orientation - 3-week updates from individual teachers -12 and 36 week progress report cards mailed

4 4/24/20154 Questions and Information Concerns about classes/grades -contact teacher using or voic Credits or program of study questions -contact counselor Difficulty with class -tutoring sessions before/after school with individual teacher (make contact) -tutoring program: details - counselor

5 Attendance “ It's a fact that students who attend school regularly, learn more and are more successful than students who do not. Parents who make regular school attendance a priority also are helping their children learn to accept responsibility. That's an important lesson for a successful life. ”

6 4/24/20156 Attendance Important characteristics of successful students -Research is clear that student attendance is an important factor in overall student achievement Absent from school? -Attendance taken at beginning of day and by period -Message home in evening indicating absence -Send note with student next class day w/ explanation – all teachers review and sign

7 4/24/20157 Attendance Excused? -see page 1 of parent handbook for state approved excused reasons -note should reflect one of these reasons Unexcused? -no note -note does not reflect one of these reasons

8 4/24/20158 Attendance Tardy to school? -Provide note or doctor/dental appointment verification -Check-in through attendance office with note Early dismissal? -Bring parent note to attendance office before school or first period teacher -Check-out through attendance office

9 4/24/20159 Student Medical Clinic Open 8:30 – 3:30 pm each day Located in first floor of Freshman Center Nurse will contact parent as necessary -emergency form – correct contact -numbers for home and work important for possible emergency contact -no books or lockers assigned until form is returned * Please communicate with our nurse about any medical conditions that may impact your student at school*

10 4/24/ Prescription Medicine Must be dispensed through clinic Complete permission form and bring medicine to clinic in original container with Prescription information, doctor name Over-the-counter medicine -May be brought to school in original container but may not be distributed to others

11 4/24/ Transportation Bus routes are available through the school district website or posted on campus during the first weeks of school Driving student to school? -Arrive early -Drop-off and pick up at flagpole near PAC ONLY! -Freshman center entrance closed due to Bus traffic Bus notes to ride home with friend -Bring parent note to freshman center office by 8:45am on the day of bus change/verification by phone

12 4/24/ Behavior Expectations Dress Code – Girls: -pants/shorts/dress reach top of knee -tops must cover area from neck to shoulder; no low cut; no waist visible -undergarments should not be visible Dress Code – Boys -shorts/pants reach top of knee -shirts must have sleeves -undergarments should not be visible WHEN IN DOUBT, DON’T WEAR IT.

13 Dress Code Quiz – Yes or No?

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19 4/24/ Other Student Expectations Student ID card On person at all times. Student Agenda -Hall pass/agenda/student rules and procedures given to students on first day of school Campus Hours -Campus hours are 7:45-3:45. No hanging around - stay for activities or go home. Once activities are over, students must either go home or wait at flagpole near the PAC. No waiting for rides at the Freshman Center.

20 4/24/ Odds and Ends Websites for up-to-date information Parent Volunteers – always appreciated and needed; form available as you leave or throughout the school year Campus Map Important Phone Numbers Cafeteria cost of breakfast and lunch are on the website. Money in lunch account.

21 4/24/ Thank you for attending! Before you leave, would you please: Complete parent orientation survey If necessary or interested, please complete: -Clinic Medication Form -Parent Volunteer Form


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