James M. Bennett High
Respect. Responsibility. Ready to Learn.
- James M. Bennett High
Good evening Clippers! This is Principal Savage with your weekly message.
As we start the third week of school lateness to school and class will be tracked. Please encourage your student to get to school and to class on time. For those of you dropping off your student in the morning, please try to get them dropped off by 7:35. Students need time to get to their locker and to first period by 7:45. If your child is dropped off anytime after 7:35, I can almost guarantee they will be late. Once teenagers connect with other teenagers in the morning their speed to class seems to slow down as they begin to socialize. Research indicates that socialization during the teenage years is vital to development. Let’s give students time to socialize and get to class on time by getting them in the building by 7:35.
In case you haven’t heard, Wicomico County Public Schools is sponsoring a College Information Night for students in the Class of 2020 on Wednesday, September 25th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium here at JMB. Check out the attached flyer.
Another great opportunity for students is the ACE Program and that interest meeting takes place on Sept 18th. Check out the flyer for more information.
As of today, parent portal is open for you and your student to view grades. Just a reminder that each year passwords reset. Don’t lock yourself out by trying last year’s password. Details about how to log in are in the email portion of the message.
Family Portal for Parents/Guardians:
Login ID: student’s full last name (all lower case, special characters and spaces removed, not to exceed 14 characters) + first initial of student first name + the last 4 digits of the student’s Social Security Number.
Password: Student’s 5-digit lunch number (available from your student, or call the school). This is temporary; the parent will choose a new password the first time they log on.
Example: Your student is John A. Smith-Jones with the social security number xxx-xx-1234. John’s lunch number is 98765. The login id will be smithjonesj1234 and the temporary password is 98765.
Family Portal for Students:
Login ID: student’s last name (all lower case, special characters and spaces removed, not to exceed 14 characters) + first initial of student first name + the last 5 digits of the student’s local ID number (printed on student schedules and report cards).
Password: Student’s 5-digit lunch number. This is temporary; the student will choose a new password the first time they log on.
Example: Student John A. Smith-Jones with the local Student ID number 110098765 and lunch number 23456. The login id will be smithjonesj98765 and the temporary password is 23456.
We will continue to encourage students to get to class on time. For the most part students are doing a great job. If you have received calls from us relating to your child not being in class or about them being in the hallways after the bell, please take time to come in a meet with administration to help develop a plan for your child’s success. If your child is not in class, then they are missing instruction and assignments. As a result, several students are not on track to graduate. My past principal experience has taught me that not every student thrives in a school with 1600 other students. If you are concerned that a school this size may be too much for your child be sure to explore the online learning option and Evening High School that offer a setting that could help your student be successful. Whether your child attends here at JMB, online or at EHS the goal is the same in that we want students to graduate from high school.
There are lots of great ways to come out and show support to the Clipper this week. One big event is the PTSA Meeting and teacher visitation on Thursday this week from 5-7. For other ways to show support check out the attached bulletin.
If at anytime you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Thank you and have a great evening.