Clark High School eNews

January 29, 2016

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Clark High School eNews

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ITEMS OF INTEREST

1. Counselor’s Corner (NEW)

2. PTSA News (NEW)

3. Substance Abuse Website (NEW)

4. 2016-2017 PSHS Cheerleading Tryouts

5. 2016-2017 White Guard/ Mascot Tryouts

6. CHS Yearbook

7. PSHS Hockey

8. Clark Cheerleading Clinic

9. Free Sign Language Classes

10. Attendance Procedures

11. Dress Code

12. PISD Volunteers

13. Athletic Schedules

14. Student/Parent Policy Guide

15. 2015-2016 PISD School Calendar



1. COUNSELOR’S CORNER (NEW)

Transcripts were given to students this week with current class rank and GPA noted on them. Class rank and GPA will not be calculated again until this same time next year. Please, keep this copy of your student’s transcript so that you have this information should you need it.


2. PTSA News

Congratulations to Our New PTA Lifetime Members!

Clark PTSA is pleased to announce that Natalie Bauerkemper, Will Daniel and Luat Phung are our newest PTA lifetime members! They each do so much to enrich the lives of our students and the Clark community at large, and we are so thankful they are a part of the Clark H.S. family. An awards banquet will take place on February 18, where each will be celebrated and awarded a TX PTA Life Member Certificate and Pin. Be sure to congratulate them next time you see then!

Coffee with Mrs. Williams

We are hosting another informative gathering with our principal, Mrs. Janis Williams, on Monday, February 22nd at 9am in the Clark library. Join us for coffee as Mrs. Williams shares the latest Clark updates.

We Need Your Help Please - SOUPER BOWL Staff Luncheon!

Hello everyone! The Clark PTSA Hospitality Committee is hosting a football-themed SOUPER BOWL luncheon for our awesome Clark staff on Friday, February 5th. We need your help with donations of crockpots full of soup, as well as some great desserts. If you are able to help, please sign up here. If you opt for “chef’s choice”, please email us at wedjuly4@sbcglobal.net with the name/description of the soup you will be making. We will post the sign-up sheet so others can see what soups will be made, to ensure we have a wide variety. Thank you in advance for helping us show our Clark staff how much we appreciate them!


3. SUBSTANCE ABUSE WEBSITE (NEW)

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Information: Did you know that PISD has a Substance Abuse Prevention website? Here is the link: http://k12.pisd.edu/substance-abuse-prevention Be sure to check out the videos linked on the home page and the excellent informational websites linked on the “Resources” page.


4. 2016-2017 PSHS CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS

Tryouts: Thursday & Friday, March 17 and 18th @ Plano Senior High gym

Tryout times: 5:00pm to complete

Monday, March 14th Cheer Clinic 5:00- 7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria

Tuesday, March 15th Cheer Clinic 5:00-7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria

Wednesday, March 16th Mock Tryouts 5:00- complete @ PSHS gym

Cheer packets available: in the PSHS fishbowl Monday, February 1st

Mandatory pre-tryout parent/participant meeting March 1st at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall

Cheer packets due: Friday, March 4th no later than 4:15pm to the PSHS fishbowl

Late packets will not be accepted unless previous arrangements have been made with the PSHS cheer coaches.

Mandatory post-tryout parent/participant meeting (for those that made the team!) April 5th at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall

Please contact: Kim.may@pisd.edu with questions


5. 2016-2017 WHITE GUARD/ MASCOT TRYOUTS

Tryouts: Wednesday & Thursday, March 23 and 24 @ Plano Senior High cafeteria

Tryout times: 4:30pm to complete

Wednesday, March 23rd Interviews 5:00- 7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria

Thursday, March 24th Tryouts 5:00-7:00pm @ PSHS cafeteria

Packets available: in the PSHS fishbowl Monday, February 1st

Mandatory pre-tryout parent/participant meeting March 1st at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall

Packets due: Friday, March 18th no later than 4:15pm to the PSHS fishbowl

Late packets will not be accepted unless previous arrangements have been made with the PSHS cheer coaches.

Mandatory post-tryout parent/participant meeting (for those that made the team!) April 5th at 6pm in the PSHS B Building Lecture Hall

Please contact: Kim.may@pisd.edu with questions


6. CHS YEARBOOK

The FINAL Deadline to purchase a yearbook for the 2015-2016 school year is Friday, January 29th. The easiest way to purchase a yearbook is to go online and order at jostensyearbooks.com, where you may pay by credit or debit card. A basic yearbook is $55.00, and the signature package is $70.00. Order forms will be passed out during lunches and are available in the front office as well as outside Ms. Gibson’s room, 220. Checks must be made out to Clark High School with the student’s name and ID number written on the check. This is the LAST opportunity you have to order a yearbook. There will be no extra books ordered to sell at the end of the year, so don’t miss out. Go online to order today!


7. PSHS HOCKEY

Don't miss Plano Wildcat Hockey!! Exciting!! Action Packed!! No Entry Fees!!

Sunday, January 31st @ 7:30 pm vs. Arlington at the Plano Dr. Pepper Star Center.

Go Wildcats!!!!


8. 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.


9. 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.


10. 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!


11. 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.


12. 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.

13. ATHLETIC SCHEDULES

Athletic schedules can be found on the Clark website at:

http://k12.pisd.edu/clark-high-school/contributions/16951-athletic-schedules.


14. STUDENT/PARENT POLICY GUIDE

Below please find a link to the 2015-16 Policy Guide for the district:
http://www.pisd.edu/PolicyGuide.English.pdf


15. 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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