The Wolves' Den-Semester 2 Issue 16
Parent Edition - May 20, 2022
To teach and support students in developing their voice, their passion, and their sense of community as they strive to become successful and productive citizens in our society.
Senior fines/fees for the Academy for Success need to be paid by Wednesday, May 25th in order to participate in the Senior activities, which may include graduation if they are eligible.
- A navy blue, white, or gray collared shirt must be visible under the hoodie, sweatshirt, or jacket. We will NOT provide uniform items. If students are not in dress code, parents will be called and asked to bring the item.
- Cell phones should not been seen or in use after 8:15 am for high school students. Middle schools students should turn their phones off and put away when they enter the building.
- No electronic devices should be seen in the hallways during transitions. This includes cell phones, headphones, earbuds, etc.
- ALL students should be in their classes, ready to learn, when the bell rings.
- Due to the weather, we are seeing a large number of students wearing hoods, hats, toboggans, and scarves in the building. Upon entering the building, all headgear must be removed.
- Scarves of any color are no longer permitted as of 1/10/2022. Students can wear headbands, but the colors will have to reflect our school colors (white, gray, or navy blue).
- Pants should be worn up around their waist with shirt tails tucked.
- If they choose to wear their jackets/hoodies/sweatshirts for the entire day, it will need to be white, gray, or navy blue and the logo can not be larger than the size of a quarter. If not, they will need to place them in their lockers.
End of Year Technology Reminders
May 20, 2022
Dear Parents and Students,
Please read all of the information in this letter carefully to understand School District Five’s end of year procedures for district devices.
Students in grades K-12 returning to any D5 school for 2022-23 will keep their district issued device over the summer. If the device is damaged during the summer, students should complete the Chromebook Repair Form for their current school.
Graduating Seniors and students moving out of District 5 must turn in device, case, and charger* according to the collection schedule on page 2 of this letter or a bill will be sent for the full replacement price. *Chargers must be an appropriate charger for the device.
Per District Mobile Device Agreement, the district will cover one (1) accidental damage incident during the 2021-2022 school year (August 1, 2021 - July 31, 2022). In order to be considered for 2021-2022 coverage, incidents should be reported via the school’s Chromebook Repair Form by July 31, 2022. Any accidental damage reported after this date will be classified as part of the 2022-2023 school term.
If the device currently has any issues or damages, please do not wait until the end of the year or collection time to notify the school’s help desk. During collection, the device will be evaluated for damages and the student will be billed accordingly.
Device - up to $300
Case - up to $35
Charger - up to $40 (missing, damaged or incorrect charger)
Damaged devices will be reviewed by the Technology Services Department. Parents will be notified if charges are necessary.
Costs are assessed based on replacement price which is dependent on age and model of device and charger.
D5 Technology Services will remotely disable any devices not turned in by the deadline and a bill for the full replacement value will be sent.
TURN IN PROCEDURES AND SCHEDULE
Before turning in the device, charger, and case, students need to do the following:
Clean the device. For chromebooks, please watch the this video: https://www.wevideo.com/view/37936433
Clean the screen with a soft, dry antistatic, or microfiber cloth.
Do not use window cleaner or any type of liquid on the device without adult supervision.
You may use packaged pre-moistened eyeglass lens cleaning tissues to clean the screen.
Make sure all personal stickers are removed.
For iPads or other touch screen devices, watch this video: iPad cleaning video
If you are leaving the district you can save your files for your personal use (see Google Slide).
Charge the device to at least 60%.
Wrap the charger cable and secure it with a Velcro tie or rubber band.
Location: Devices, chargers, and cases will be collected at the Academy for Success in Room D206 ( Ms. Gallman’s room). Devices not turned in will be disabled no later than June 6, 2022. Seniors if you need your device for a longer period, please let me or Mrs. Brand know asap.
Devices, chargers and cases will only be collected during the times listed below.
When your device is turned in you will be given an invoice. Please keep this invoice in a safe place just in case it is needed.
Reminders for Students Returning to D5 Next Year
You will be using the same Chromebook, charger and case next year.
You are responsible for the care of your device.
If your device is currently broken (screen cracked, key missing, etc.), you should take it to the school help desk (library) to be repaired.
If your device is broken over the summer, complete the AFS Chromebook Repair Form. District Technology will repair the device so it is ready for back to school.
You should bring your updated and charged device in its case on the first day of school.
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact by email email@example.com or (803) 575-5340 for assistance. Thank you for your help.
After-School Tutoring-FINAL WEEK for the School Year!
Testing Sessions Dates
Testing season is upon us. Please make every effort to have your child at school on time on these days.
Friday May 20
EOC: Alg 1 & Int. Algebra
Monday May 23
EOC: US History
Tuesday May 24
EOC: English II
Wednesday May 25
Friday May 27
Underclassman Exams (5th/7th Block)
Tuesday May 31
Underclassman Exams (1st/3rd Block)
Wednesday June 1
Underclassman Exams (6th/8th Block)
Thursday June 2
Underclassman Exams (2nd/4th Block)
The STOPit app is a communications tool that allows students and staff to quickly and anonymously report urgent information to school officials. It provides students and staff in the district with the means to submit anonymous reports to school and district officials using Smartphones or district-issued student Chromebooks. Students can also upload or attach photos, texts, or video from their Smartphone or device. All reports remain anonymous, although senders and administrators can communicate back and forth through the app. Administrators manage reports in a backend management system called STOPit Admin, which allows issues to be handled instantly.
You can download the app and create your message. The Password for STOPit is: WolfPack.
Afternoon Dismissal Traffic Flow Transition
Please adhere to the following:
- Car riders will exit the building through the back doors.
- All cars should park behind the buses along the side walk. Do not block the entrance lanes.
- Do not pass the buses, please be patient and wait for them to exit the lot.
Education is HeartWork!!
Use Parent Portal to Monitor Student Academic Progress
Key Benefits of Parent Portal are:
- Increased Home-School Communication
- Increased Parent Involvement
- Real-time Student Progress Reporting (7 days a week, 24 hours a day)
You will be able to view the following types of data on your child:
- Grade History
- Current Progress
- Daily Announcement from the school
- Student Schedule
Just in case..
Friendly Procedural Reminders
- Students may enter the building at the main office entrance at 7:50 am. The bell will ring at 8:15 am for the day to begin.
- When dropping your child off, please do not make a U-turn in front of the building. You should drive around the parking lot and drop them off at the main office.
- Masks are encouraged to be worn when entering and exiting the building, the hallways, and when you are not able to social distance. They should cover both the nose and mouth.
- Dress code with IDs: Shirts should be tucked in, pants should not sag, and ID required around the students neck at all times. Outer wear (shirts or sweatshirts) should not have an emblem larger than the size of a quarter. Only closed toe shoes are permitted. NO slides.
- Students will not be allowed to eat breakfast in class after 8:15 am (HS students) and 8:20 am (MS students). They will be given 5 minutes to eat their outside breakfast before going into the class. All items will need to be discarded before entering the class.
- No cell phones should be visible during instruction. Students should not be allowed to use their phones after 8:20 am. If they need to make a call, they should receive a pass to the front office.
- 10:10 rule: No student movement during the first and last 10 minutes of the periods (2nd, 4th, 6th, and 7th). A staff member will escort students to the restroom.
- No movement during 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 8th periods.
Important Upcoming Dates
- Wednesday, May 25, 2022 No Late Start. School starts at the regular time.
- Monday, May 30, 2022 Memorial Day - All Schools/Offices Closed
- Friday, June 3, 2022 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL-1/2 day-Dismissal at 11:20