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1 Freshmen PARENT orientation The Class of 2016 Thursday, August 9, 2012

2 Agenda Introduction of Administrative Staff Explanation of Rotating Schedule Advanced Placement Opportunity Period Student Handbook (Highlighted Items) HIB Dress Code Student Council Fashion Show Other General Information Student Services / Guidance Contact Information Mr. Feltmann - Brief Guidance Information Diane Lein – PTSO Information Opportunity for Questions Opportunity to walk through the building and visit School Store.

3 Administrative Team Gregory Troxell - Principal Janice Trent - 11 th & 12 th Grade AP Kathleen Troxell-9 th and 10 th Grade AP Dir. of Guidance – Robert Feltmann

4 Schedule for the School Year.

5 What does the new “rotating” schedule mean? All students are scheduled for 8 classes (Freshmen are scheduled for 1 study hall). 6 classes meet each day. There is a 4 - day rotation. All 8 classes meet 3 times during the 4-day rotation.

6 Daily Period Rotation Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day (A,B,C)6(A,B,C)7(A,B,C)8(A,B,C) /8 Dropped 1/5 Dropped 2/6 Dropped 3/7 Dropped

7 Daily Period Rotation Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day (A,B,C)6(A,B,C)7(A,B,C)8(A,B,C) /8 Dropped 1/5 Dropped 2/6 Dropped 3/7 Dropped

8 Rotating Schedule

9 Sample Student Schedule Grade 9 Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4 7:49 – 8:44Period 1 Health/Phys Ed 1 Period 2 Study Hall Period 3 Spanish 1 CP Period 4 US History 1 H 8:49 – 9:44Period 2 Study Hall Period 3 Spanish 1 CP Period 4 US History 1 H Period 1 Health/Phys Ed 1 9:49 – 10:44Period 3 Spanish 1 CP Period 4 US History 1 H Period 1 Health/Phys Ed 1 Period 2 Study Hall 10:49 – 12:13Period 5 Algebra 2 H “A” Lunch Period 6 English 1 H “B” Lunch Period 7 Env Sci H “B” Lunch Period 8 Visual Arts “B” Lunch 12:18 – 1:13Period 6 English 1 H Period 7 Env Sci H Period 8 Visual Arts Period 5 Algebra 2 H 1:18 – 2:14Period 7 Env Sci H Period 8 Visual Arts Period 5 Algebra 2 H Period 6 English 1 H

10 Increase in AP Offering PHS offered 8 AP courses PHS will offer 19 AP courses

11 Additional AP Classes AP Physics B AP Physics C AP Environmental Science AP European History AP Government and Politics: US AP World History AP Spanish AP French AP Art Studio AP English Language AP Music Theory

12 College & Advanced Placement Over 90% of 4-year colleges in the U.S. provide credit for qualifying scores. Selective colleges have made enrollment in AP virtual requirements for admission. Demonstrates maturity and readiness for college. Shows willingness to take the most rigorous courses available. Emphasizes commitment to academic excellence. Keep competition with other schools.

13 Opportunity Period (OP) 2:19-2:56 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays Transportation available (Bus Ticket during lunch) What do I do in OP? – Receive extra help from teachers – Attend club meetings – Participate in class activities

14 Student Handbook I.D. Badges – Must be carried (not worn) at all times in the building. – ID # - Café and Library, Sign-in – Replacement I. D. - $ bought in School Store during lunch periods.

15 Student Handbook - Late to School *If a student arrives late to homeroom (after 7:38 am) they report directly to the small gym to sign into school. After 7:49 a.m., students report to the main office to sign in late. *Lateness which causes an absence for more than thirty (30) minutes of a class will be cumulative for that respective course and may result in credit loss. *Consequences after 4 th late (Det. / ISS) *The school makes every effort to contact parents if a student arrives after 8:30 a.m.

16 Student Handbook - Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying “Any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents, that is reasonably perceived as being motivated either by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic, that takes place on school property, at any school- sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students.”

17 Student Handbook - Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (con’t) Each school must form a school safety team, appoint a district anti-bullying coordinator and have an anti-bullying specialist at each school. When an incident is reported by either school staff or by a student, the act requires a mandatory investigation and a series of reviews by the school bullying specialist, the district coordinator and the school board.

18 Student Handbook – Insubordination & Cell Phones Insubordination/Disrespect to Staff - Refusal to comply with reasonable expectations and directions of school personnel (teachers, secretaries, custodians, teacher aides and lunchroom aides, etc.) Student will be immediately removed from the area or classroom. Cell Phone - Cell phones may be on the person but not in service at any time for calls or text messaging from 7:38 a.m. until 2:14 p.m. inside the school building. Phones will be confiscated on all offenses and require a parent/guardian to pick them up in the main office during/after school (up to 3:30 p.m.).

19 Student Handbook - Grading Policy All 9th grade students will receive their ACTUAL grade in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th marking periods In marking period 1, the lowest grade a 9th grade student can receive is a 50%. All 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students will receive the marking period grade they earn. For example, if the student earns a 37%, that grade will be placed on the report card for that specific marking period.

20 Student Handbook – Dress Code The following is considered inappropriate for school and discipline remains at the discretion of the administration:  Tube tops, off the shoulder tops, spaghetti strap tops, strapless garments, halter tops, backless shirts, tank tops (three inch rule), muscles shirts, midriff shirts, tops which expose cleavage and see through or revealing clothing;  Shorts, pants and skirts worn lower than the hip line. Any clothing that exposes undergarments or anatomy;  Dresses, skirts and shirts that are shorter than three inches above the knee;  Spandex clothing and tights; tights must be covered by skirts or shirts of required three inch above the knee length:

21 Student Handbook (Dress Code Con’t)  Cut-off clothing not properly tailored or seamed;  Clothing which advertises alcohol or drugs, or which is offensive to ordinary taste, obscene or immoral, gun or weapon–related, gang related;  Flip-flops, blacksoled hiking boots, cleated footwear, spikes or similar footwear, bare feet;  Headbands, bandanas or hats;  Outerwear in classrooms Dress Code Violation - Students failing to abide by the dress code will be sent to In-School Suspension. An attempt to contact a parent or guardian to bring appropriate attire to school will be made.

22 Other Information Parent Access Program (forms online) PTSO (2 nd Tuesday of each month) Lunch Debit Program (ID / PIN) Unexcused Absences – Credit Loss (10 & 5) Late to Class (Hall Sweeps) Under the Influence Co-curricular Activities / Athletics

23 Student Services Dir. of Guidance Robert Feltmann SACJanice Swick Nurses Martine Nielson Linda Frick School Based Youth Services Counselors SHARP

24 School Counselors Mr. AugelliA-Da (12 th ) A-Co (9 th -11 th ) Mrs. CastagnoliDb-Hi (12 th ) Cr-G (9 th -11 th ) Mr. BeahnHj-Mi (12 th ) H-Ma (9 th -11 th ) Ms. InsalacaMj-Sh (12 th ) Mc-Sa (9 th -11 th ) Mrs. AndrewsSI-Z (12 th ) Sc-Z (9 th -11 th )

25 Contact Information STAY CONNECTED! Thank you for coming!

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