Please reference your young man's syllabus for specific information about each course. Upcoming assignments for your young man can be viewed at the High School Team Updates page.
CommunicationOne of our goals is to partner with you to develop your young mans self-advocacy skills so that he can serve as your primary point of communication about his performance in school. However, we understand that is a process they will grow into over the course of High School and as such, we have a couple of key resources to help with communication.The Power School Parent Portal provides parents with detailed, up-to-date information about student grades and attendance. Google Classroom will be used by all teachers to communicate upcoming assignments and due dates. Remember, Google Classroom is for before the assignment is due, Power School is for after it is due and has been graded. Students will learn everything they need to know about these tools during the first weeks of school and information for parents will be sent directly from the teacher either via e-mail or in the class syllabus/parent letter.We also use Class Dojo as system for recognizing students for demonstrating our school-wide RISE expectations (Respect, Integrity, Safety, and Effort). Parents can learn more about Class Dojo by following the appropriate link under the parents tab.If you need to speak with one or more of your son’s teachers, please feel free to email one or more teachers directly by finding their e-mail from the staff directory. If you contact an individual teacher with a specific question about that class, you will receive a response from that teacher within 24 hours. If you email one or more of the team of teachers with a general question about several classes, one teacher will respond on behalf of the entire team. We are all in this together - parents, students, and teachers - with the same goal of helping your young man achieve his best. We look forward to working with you and your young man towards that shared goal.
Electronic Devices (Including Cell Phones)At WYMLA we are fortunate to have a large number of technology devices to support learning as well as a BYOD policy which allows students to bring their own devices. To help students understand how to manage these devices we use a red light-green light process with cards displayed in the room so students are aware of the device expectation.Green Light: Devices may be out and in use for academic purposes. Students may use their devices for personal uses during breaks only. Listenining to music at this time is only allowed if explicitly stated by your teacher.Red light: No electronic devices, including headphones of any kind, may be out at this time.For students who fail to adhere to this policy, High School Team teachers will use the following approach within a given class period:1st time: teacher warning2nd time: teacher removes device for the rest of class.For students who are repeatedly having their devices taken by teachers, the following process will be used by High School team teachers:First time device has to be taken: Conference with student.Second time device has to be taken: Parent Contact.Third time device is taken has to be taken: Administrative referral.
Major Assessments/Late Work
1. Students will have ONE major assessment replacement opportunity per quarter. The details of how this replacement occurs are up to each individual teacher as outlined in their course syllabus.
2. To receive late credit, a maximum of 70%, late homework/minor assignments must be submitted by the end of each unit of study. Anything not submitted by the end of the unit will remain a 0.
Honor Code Policy
Any student violation of the WCPSS Honor Code, as outlined in Board Policy 4310, will be addressed in the following manner once discovered by the student’s teacher or other staff member:
1st Offense: Students will complete the WYMLA Academic Integrity Reflection and discuss it with their teacher for the affected course. Upon completion they will be eligible to do an alternate assignment for credit as determined by their teacher based on the severity of the offense. Parent contact will be made and the incident will be documented as a minor referral.
2nd Offense: Students will create a presentation designed around Academic Integrity, review the presentation with their teacher, and present it to their Connections class. Upon completion they will be eligible to do an alternate assignment for credit as determined by their teacher based on the severity of the offense. For second offenses, credit will be capped at a maximum of a 59. Parent contact will be made and the incident will be documented as a minor referral.
3rd Offense: Students will receive a major referral. The assignment will be scored as 0.
The High School Team will enforce this policy as a team across all of a student’s classes within a single semester and a reset will occur at the end of each semester.
Students will only be allowed upstairs at lunch with a pass from their teacher for lunch tutorial. All other students should remain in the cafeteria for lunch.