Clark High School eNews
January 8, 2016
Welcome to the 2015-2016 Clark High School eNews
ITEMS OF INTEREST
1. Math Club News (NEW)
2. PSHS Hockey (NEW)
3. FFA News (NEW)
4. From the Counseling Office
5. Clark Cheerleading Clinic
6. NHS Information
7. Free Sign Language Classes
8. Calling All Cats
9. Attendance Procedures
10. Dress Code
11. PISD Volunteers
12. Athletic Schedules
13. Student/Parent Policy Guide
14. 2015-2016 PISD School Calendar
1. MATH CLUB NEWS (NEW)
Math club meets every other Tuesday in Ms. Bothman's room, C104. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 12th. We will have our 4th Texas Math League test on that day. Also, sign-ups for the AMC 10 A and B tests are now available in Mrs. Bothman's room. Please sign up as soon as possible, and come be a part of the Clark Math Team!
2. PSHS HOCKEY (NEW)
Don't miss Plano Wildcat Hockey!! Exciting!! Action Packed!! No Entry Fees!!
Sunday, January 10th @ 7:30 pm vs. Lovejoy at the McKinney Dr. Pepper Star Center.
Thursday, January 14th @ 8:30 pm vs. Lovejoy (again!) at the McKinney Dr. Pepper Star Center.
(2 weeks off - No Sunday games)
Sunday, January 31st @ 7:30 pm vs. Arlington at the Plano Dr. Pepper Star Center.
3. FFA NEWS (NEW)
Two Clark FFA students participated in the Collin County Livestock Show on Wednesday, January 6 and did very well! Christopher Thomas placed 13th, and Kaitlyn Zhang placed 5th!
Even more exciting is that a Clark alumnus, now a junior at Plano Senior High, received Reserve Grand Champion, so she got second place overall!!! That's a huge deal in livestock showing.
All students did an amazing job, and two others who are Clark alumni placed 11th and 12th as well! Congratulations to these hard working and talented students!
4. FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE
The deadline to drop from an honors to an on-level class is Friday, January 15. Please note that for second semester, there is just a two week window of time to change from honors to on-level.
Please be aware that any student's schedule for second semester may change due to class balancing. This happens every semester, and all changes are final. We appreciate your understanding.
5. CLARK CHEERLEADING CLINIC
The Clark Cheerleaders will be hosting a cheer clinic in January. All interested should see the flyer at the bottom of this eNews and also open the attached file for the application form.
6. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (NHS) INFORMATION
All sophomores interested in being inducted into NHS in the spring must join the Google Classroom (code r5xmwc2) and submit the three required forms by 5 pm on January 20. Students must do this from their school account. Parents and students are invited to follow @NhsClark for service opportunities and other announcements.
7. FREE SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES
Plano Regional Day School Program for the Deaf will once again be offering FREE sign language classes this Spring for our Plano ISD teachers, parents, and community. All the details are on the attached flyer, and RSVPs can be sent to Tina.Vaguine@pisd.edu. See the flyer below for more information.
8. CALLING ALL CATS
A special evening is coming up for all 8th and 10th grade students, parents, and current students at Plano Senior High School….CALLING ALL CATS, Thurs., Jan. 14, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm! Please plan to attend this informational evening and learn all about the wonderful opportunities at Plano Senior High School. You’ll be able to purchase spirit wear and visit with incredible senior high teachers regarding course study, learn about all of our award-winning performance art and visual arts programs, and become familiar with all the fabulous coaches for all Wildcat sports. The entire campus will be open for you to visit.
9. ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR
Reporting a student absent: A parent/guardian should call the student absence line to report a student absence. Call 469-752-7200 option 1 for English, or option 2 for Spanish, next press option 3 to leave a message. Leave the student name, ID#, reason for the absence, date of the absence and who is reporting the absence.
Parent notes: A student has up to (3) three days after an absence to turn in a parent/doctor note in order to receive an excused absence. The note should include the students name, ID number, reason and dates of the absence. A parent call does not excuse the absence.
Leaving school ill: If a student becomes ill while at school, he/she should go to the nurse's office. The nurse will contact the parents. The student and parent must then sign out at the attendance office before leaving. A student should not call/text you from their cell phone to tell you they are sick and to pick them up. Cell phone use is not allowed during class time. We have a phone available for students in the front office.
Doctor/Dental appointments: If your student must leave school early, PLEASE send a note with him/her so that he/she can be released from class. The student can sign out and wait for you in the front office. A doctor's note is required when the student returns to school. The state requires us to have a doctor's note when a student is gone for an appointment.
Other absences: Non-School activities must be pre-approved by the principal in order for the student to make up missed work. The Student Absence Request Form is available in the front office and on the Clark website in the FORMS section. The form needs to be filled out and turned in to the attendance office at least a week before the absence.
REMEMBER - NOTES CAN PREVENT UNEXCUSED ABSENCES!
10. DRESS CODE
We want to remind everyone to keep the PISD dress code in mind when making back to school clothing purchases. The district's dress code can be found in the PISD student/parent policy guide, which can be accessed at http://pisd.edu/about.us/policies/index.shtml.
11. PISD VOLUNTEERS
PISD requires that all volunteers complete a new background check every year. If you have not done so since July 1, 2015, please go to pisd.edu and fill out your volunteer application. Make sure to select Clark H.S. as one of the campuses where you would like to volunteer.
12. ATHLETIC SCHEDULES
Athletic schedules can be found on the Clark website at:
13. STUDENT/PARENT POLICY GUIDE
Below please find a link to the 2015-16 Policy Guide for the district:
14. 2015-2016 PISD SCHOOL CALENDAR
You can view the 2015-2016 PISD school calendar on the district’s website at.: http://www.pisd.edu/common/calendar/
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