Clark High School eNews

December 4, 2015

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Clark High School eNews

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ITEMS OF INTEREST

1. From the Counseling Office (NEW)

2. NHS Information (NEW)

3. Free Sign Language Classes

4. Calling All Cats

5. PSHS Hockey

6. Attendance Procedures

7. NHS Information

8. Dress Code

9. PISD Volunteers

10. Athletic Schedules

11. Student/Parent Policy Guide

12. 2015-2016 PISD School Calendar



1. FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE (NEW)

If you are planning/considering a move from the Clark High School attendance zone during winter break please stop by the counseling office to let us know. Your parent will need to complete and sign withdrawal paperwork by December 16th. This is also important if you intend to enroll in a private school for the Spring Semester. Please contact Heidi Hoyt at 469-752-7215 if you have any questions.


In addition - Dec 7 - 10 End Of Course Exam retests will be administered to students who have not met the passing standard for or who were absent from any of their required EOC exams. Testing will begin promptly at 9:00am so it is vital that students are at school on time. EOC tests are timed, but students will return to class once they complete testing for the day. Students will be given their testing dates and locations later this week.


2. 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 3 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.


3. FREE SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES (NEW)

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.


4. 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, 6:30 – 8 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.


5. PSHS HOCKEY

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

Sunday, Dec. 6th @ 3:00 pm vs. Keller at the Euless Dr. Pepper Star Center.

Plano Hockey T-shirts on Sale Now! Contact Jodie Rea - jodierea@sbcglobal.net

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

Thursday, Dec. 10th @ 8:30 pm vs. Jesuit at the McKinney Dr. Pepper Star Center.

Plano Hockey T-shirts on Sale Now! Contact Jodie Rea - jodierea@sbcglobal.net

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

Sunday, Dec. 13th @ 6:00 pm vs. Jesuit at the Plano Dr. Pepper Star Center.

Plano Hockey T-shirts on Sale Now! Contact Jodie Rea - jodierea@sbcglobal.net

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

Sunday, Dec. 20th @ 7:30 pm vs. Plano West at the McKinney Dr. Pepper Star Center.

Plano Hockey T-shirts on Sale Now! Contact Jodie Rea - jodierea@sbcglobal.net


6. 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!


7. 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.


8. 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.


9. ATHLETIC SCHEDULES

Athletic schedules can be found on the Clark website at:

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


10. 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


11. 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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