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Dear Parents and Guardians of the Class of 2019:
Welcome to Windham High School and to the exciting journey that will take place over the next four years. I look forward to partnering with each of you as we both work to prepare students for opportunities beyond high school.
The first day of school for students in grade 9 will be Tuesday, September 1st. This day is for freshman only and is an opportunity for students to learn more about the school, new classes, and the clubs and activities that are offered throughout the school year. The day kicks off with a light breakfast in the cafeteria and an assembly in the auditorium. We welcome and encourage parents to join their student for the breakfast and for a short orientation that will end by 8:30 AM. The food service program will have a limited menu available during the first two days of school. Students can bring their own lunch, bring cash, or use their food service ID number to purchase lunch.
All freshmen will then have their photos taken on the first day of school. This photo will be used for Infinite Campus, Student IDs and for the yearbook.
The first day of school for students in grades 10 through 12 will be Wednesday, September 2nd. This will be the photo day for all students in grades 10 through 12.
Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.
We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically. Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent—which means missing 18 or more days over the course of an entire school year. Research shows:
Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.
- By 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school.
- By 9th grade good attendance can predict graduation rates as well as success in college.
Absences can add up quickly. A child is chronically absent if he or she misses just two days every month!
We don’t want your child to fall behind in school and get discouraged. Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time. The school day at WHS starts at 7:25 AM each day and ends at 1:56 PM. Please make sure you are familiar with the school calendar to assist in your family scheduling for vacations and medical appointments.
The doors to Windham High School are locked each day during school hours. All visitors during the school day should enter through the clock tower entrance at the front of the building. Due to security concerns, we cannot make any exceptions to this procedure.
Students at Windham High School will be issued a Mac Air laptop to use for their classes. Information about purchasing insurance to cover accidental damage will be sent home during the first week of school. Please take some time to consider this low cost protection for your student’s machine. An additional low cost measure of protection for your student’s Mac Air is a silicon keyboard protector to protect the computer from accidental spills. Keyboard protectors can be purchased from Amazon for under $5.00.
Open House is scheduled for Thursday, September 17 at 6:00 PM. Please mark this date on your calendar. The evening is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the classes that your student will be participating in over the upcoming year.
As your 9th grader is preparing for this new school year, please remind them of our dress code and expectations, as they are enforced to ensure a professional learning environment and to reduce conflicts between students. We are working with student council to update the language, but for now the quick way to remember the expectations is “5, fingers, pit to pit, clean slogans, hip to hip.” This means- shorts should have a 5” inseam or greater, shirt straps need to cover undergarments and be two fingers wide and skirts must be to the tips of the fingers all the way around the skirt, shirts need to cover the torso from armpit to armpit, clothing should not include sexual, profane or drug related images of any kind, and pants and shirts should be to the hips.
Finally, during the first few days of school your student will be bringing home a significant amount of paperwork for your review. Please take some time to review the materials that are sent home and return them to us as soon as possible. Having up-to-date, accurate records is important for the school year. We appreciate your time in reviewing these materials.
Have a great school year.
Chris Howell, Principal
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S OF GRADE 9 STUDENTS AND ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, TO TAKE PHOTOS OF GRADES 10, 11 AND 12.
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