Principal Message

Principal Tim Stults

Dear Warrior Families,                                                                                                                   January 15, 2020

First, please remember to vote on the upcoming levy measure. Ballots are being sent out on Friday, January 24th and will be open until February 11th.

I hope that all of our families had a great winter break. We are coming close to the conclusion of first semester and we are planning our work on second semester. We have another Saturday School opportunity for students to get make up work done and tests retaken this Saturday, January 18th from 9 a.m. to 12.

 As second semester approaches there are several things to bring to your attention.

This year, in our district and building level professional development, we have been working through what it means to truly provide for an equitable and supportive learning environment for all of our students. Our work in August on Restorative Practices is a part of that work as we build healthy relationships with our students and help them develop academically essential skills. This spring, our staff will be engaged with students to look at classroom and building policies that may not be fully aligned with what it means to have an equitable and safe learning space. Stay tuned for more on that subject to come as we engage students and families in that conversation.

Student Led Conferences this year are scheduled for March 11th through the 13th. We will have half day early release schedules to provide time for parents to meet with advisory teachers about student progress, plans for next year, and plans for summer courses if needed. Seniors will be presenting their High School and Beyond Plans. All parents of seniors should plan to attend this important presentation if their son or daughter is scheduled for this time. Parents of 9th-11th grade students should schedule time with advisory teachers to talk about the new Pathways to Graduation that has been developed by the state and district. This is an extremely important time for all of our families to be well informed so please plan to be here.

As you plan for next school year courses for your son or daughter, please know that we are encouraging students to be ready to take advance classes like AP courses, Pre-AP courses, and Advanced CTE classes for personalized pathways. Pre-registration activities have already started with students in their advisory classes and will conclude at SLCs with your input. Every year we work hard to make sure that our master schedule is built to accommodate as many student course requests as possible in addition to local and state graduation requirements. So the next few weeks are very important for us as we hire staff and plan for new courses. Please make every attempt to be here during Student Led Conferences so that we can be as prepared as possible to meet the needs of your student and family.

This spring we will also have Smarter Balanced Assessments primarily for students in the 10th grade. Students in the 11th and 12th grade who not made an attempt on the SBA English or Math test will be scheduled. Students in 11th and 12th grade who have attempted but not met standard on the SBA Math or English assessment may opt in to take this assessment if this aligns with their High School and Beyond Plan. The testing window for the SBA begins March 16th.

  • All 10th grade students will take the Reading/Writing ELA and the Math
  • 11th grade students may take the ELA and Math Assessments unless they passed one or both of those assessments last year. 11th Graders will additionally take the WCAS Science Assessment in May.
  • 12th grade students who have not met graduation requirements in either subject area may take the assessments in the area/s of need.

Stay tuned for information concerning these assessments that will be customized to your son’s or daughter’s specific plan. This information will also be communicated at Student Led Conferences in March.

Our second semester of Extended Learning will be up and running the third week of the semester- so February 11th will be the first day. Because we are committed to excellence in our afternoon programs, we would like to share a few reminders about our afternoon extended learning program. This is an opportunity for our students to make great gains in their work.

 

Extended Learning Program Expectations reminders

  • Extended learning is from 2:30-4:15 on Tuesday and Thursday, with the bus departing at 4:30
  • During this time, teachers and Communities In Schools staff are available for tutoring in many subject areas
  • Students should be signed in to extended learning by 2:30
  • Students should bring enough work to be busy the entire time
  • Students participating in clubs are welcome to join extended learning after their club time, provided they use this time for academics

 

For athletic activities and other events, please check the website for scheduled contests. We are in the thick of basketball and wrestling seasons with many opportunities to come cheer the Warriors on!

 

 

As always it is a great privilege to be the principal of Clover Park High School- thank you.

 

Tim Stults

Principal

 

 

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