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Principal's Message

Principal's Message: Week of 01.01.2019

 

> Winter Holiday Break: Continues through January 1st. Schools will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd.

> PARCC Testing Prep Available – Last Day:  To support our school improvement plan and increase our student success rate on PARCC Algebra 1, we will be offering a final testing prep during 5th period on Wednesday, January 2nd. Students who are currently enrolled in Geometry but have not passed PARCC Algebra 1 will be given passes to attend the prep sessions. We are strongly encouraging these students to attend as many sessions as possible with the permission of their 5th period teacher.

> Class of 2019 Yearbook Information:  Yearbooks are $60 until December 31st. Students can order online at www.balfour.com. Yearbooks will be $70 starting January 1st until sold out. Senior ads for the yearbook are on sale until March 1st or sold out. 

> Senior Cap & Gown: Seniors, please remember to order your cap and gown from Jostens.  You have until December 31st before the prices go up.  Jostens order packets are available in the front office or the guidance office.

> PARCC Testing - Delayed Opening Days for High School PARCC Retesting:

Wicomico County Public Schools will have high school PARCC retesting on Thursday, January 3rd and Friday, January 4th. Schools are informing students before the holiday break if they must retake a PARCC exam. These two days will be delayed opening days for those high school students who are not retaking a PARCC exam on those days.

On January 3rd and 4th, the first bus run will be at the usual time and will only be for students taking the PARCC test. The second bus run is for all other high school students and will be approximately three hours and 15 minutes later than the normal time. The second bus run should arrive at schools by approximately 10:45 a.m. Students catching the bus on the second bus run should check with their bus driver for estimated pickup time.

In case of a delayed opening on one or both days due to weather: If there were a 1-hour or 2-hour delay on January 3rd or 4th, there would only be one bus run at the usual time, and all students would arrive at the same time. The PARCC test would be administered in the afternoon to students needing to take it.

  • High school class schedule for Thursday, January 3rd - Periods 4-1-2-3: AM CTE, Principals of Engineering, and Digital Engineering attend CTE in the afternoon following the same schedule that the afternoon CTE students normally do. No ATEX, Intro to Engineering, or World Language classes or JROTC class requiring transportation to or from other schools. Home schools will arrange to house their students from ATEX, Intro to Engineering, World Languages and JROTC during 1st period. AM VPA will be held as scheduled.
  • High school class schedule for Friday, January 4th - Periods 4-5-6-7: PM CTE and PM VPA follow normal schedule.                                              

> Deadline to Register for February 9th ACT: will be Friday, January 4th. Details are available in the guidance office.

> Next Monthly Meeting of Wicomico County Board of Education:  will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 8th in the Board of Education Auditorium at 101 Long Avenue, Salisbury. The Board will immediately vote to go into closed session at that time and will reconvene in open session at 7 pm. The agenda will be posted online: Go to www.wcboe.org; click on the BoardDocs box (left side of home page) to view the agenda. The meeting will be livestreamed and will also be viewable after the meeting: https://www.wcboe.org/leadership/board_of_education/watch_board_meetings. The meeting will also be aired on PAC 14. For any questions, call 410-677-4561.