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Principal's Weekly Message

Principal's Message: Week of 01.25.21:

Hybrid Learning Begins: For families who have chosen the Hybrid option for the second semester, WiHi students will begin coming to school the week of February 16th. Some small groups will be returning on February 2nd – those families will be notified.

> Attn: Seniors:

  • Scholarships are starting to come in! Information and applications are now available on the 12th grade Google Classroom.
  • Senior Portraits: the deadline for senior portraits to be received is Friday, February 26th. After this date, seniors will not be able to have their portraits appear in this year’s yearbook.
  • Yearbook Form: It is imperative that seniors complete the Senior Yearbook form to be included in the yearbook. The link to this form is below in the email version of this message. The form asks them for their senior quote, and it helps us to gather senior portraits. The deadline for quotes is also February 26th. Link:  https://forms.gle/KDn95u6JoNQNQTg89

Seal of Biliteracy – New Dates: The first Seal of Biliteracy exam date will be Wednesday, January 27th. If your child would like to take the exam, please ask them to email Ms. Bonsteel at abonstee@wcboe.org. A link to the exam site so they can do a practice test if they’re interested is below in the email version of this message:   https://avantassessment.com/sample-tests

   Future dates will be Tuesday, March 23rd, and Wednesday, April 21st (make-up date)

Food Pantry: The next Food Pantry distribution will be Wednesday, January 27th, from 1-3pm, in the parking lot in front of the main office facing Long Avenue. To help our staff plan, please pre-register at the link provided in the email version of this message: https://forms.gle/DoUmZQp2zFfUrwZ6A

End of First Semester: will be Friday, January 29th. Remember: During this unusual school year, a semester class is equivalent to a full year class. So, all classes will end on January 29th and new classes will begin on February 2nd. We mention this because some students will procrastinate and think they have until next spring to catch up with their schoolwork from this semester. Report cards will be available online by end-of-day on February 4th.

Financial Aid & FAFSA Workshop: for Wicomico County High School Seniors will be held virtually on Tuesday, February 9th from 5pm-6:30pm.  Join Wor-Wic Community College to learn about financial aid, begin your 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid before the March 1st deadline, and explore other opportunities for financial aid. Register at the link provided below in the email version of this message: https://worwic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsce-tqTkqGd0loV3zm7mO0l8aI-lDbgg9

   For questions, contact Maggie Peregrim, Outreach Coordinator at Wor-Wic at (410) 334-6906 or at peregrim@worwic.edu.

Evening High School Registration:  will be held February 9th & 10th, from 4-7pm. Contact your Guidance Counselor for details. Classes begin on Tuesday, February 16th.

Immunizations: If the school nurse has contacted you regarding your student missing immunizations and your student is signed up for Hybrid learning, your student MAY NOT return to the building until the nurse has received the immunizations that are missing. Please contact the school nurse with any questions.  *This is for school specific immunizations not the Covid-19 vaccination. 

Helpdesk for Technical Issues: If you or your child are having issues with laptops or connecting to online assignments, assistance is available by email at studenthelp@wcboe.org or by calling:

  • 410-677-5200 for English, or
  • 410-677-5236 for Haitian Creole or Spanish

Meal Service for Students: Meal services continue at all of our school buildings in Wicomico County. At WiHi, we will serve from 8:00am–10:00am, Monday-Friday.  Meals will be bundled to cover breakfast and lunch.  Meals will be provided daily and will be served at no cost to all students. Parents will have the option to pick up their student’s meal without the student being present and can pick up meals at any school. Meals at WiHi can be picked up at the bus ramp. Menus are online at wcboe.org.

Laptops:  Please work with your students to make sure they are taking care of their school issued laptop.  Every student has received or has been given the opportunity to receive a laptop to be used for virtual learning and in person learning when that time comes.  It is important that they take care of the laptop so that it stays in good working order.  If laptops are damaged, lost or stolen the charge for replacing it can be as high as $500.  When students return to in person learning they will be required to bring their fully charged laptop to school every day.