Wildcat Report

Volume 3 Issue 2 Sept 4, 2020

Principal Message

I continue to be thankful daily that we are able to provide face to face learning for so many of our students at such a high level during this time. 83% of our students (nearly 1300) have chosen to come to school face to face and our teachers have done an amazing job at balancing safety in the classroom while still providing engaging ways for students to collaborate. I am also pleased with the student's efforts of keeping their face coverings on unless they are socially distanced. This has gone a long way to deter the coronavirus at WHS as we have only had a couple of students test positive for Covid-19 while no WHS teachers have been infected as of today. I hope you have a wonderful three day weekend and we will see you back here on Tuesday.

Remote Instruction Attendance Update - MUST READ

This section is for any student who has chosen to go remote or is at home on isolation or quarantine. Below are the steps of our remote attendance process starting Tuesday September 8. Please watch the 2 minute video below and then follow the instructions:


Link to video:

https://www.loom.com/share/a66c04a2f01a4926a7d1baa0c1c3a8d2


Steps for Students:

  1. Login to Google Classroom using your school account username and password.
  2. Open the "WHS Remote Attendance" classroom.
  3. Read the statement in the stream regarding attendance.
  4. Click the link for the Google Form.
  5. Complete the form and click submit.


Note:
  • Only remote students will be invited to the classroom. Face-to-face students will not be allowed in the classroom. Face-to-face attendance is recorded by them being present in class on campus.
  • The submission of the form is time stamped. The date the form submitted will determine the day the student is present. For example, if the form is submitted on 9/8/2020 then the student is counted present for his or her classes on 9/8/2020 only.
  • You must fill out this form each school day to be counted present in any classes.

Devices Still Needed for Remote & Face to Face Learners

All students need to have a device to use which have a keyboard, the ability to use a Chrome browser and is mobile. If your student does not have one we still have a few we can let them borrow for this year. We are turning most work in online and students are asked to have a device other than their cell phone to take to each class. Please fill out the Chromebook Request Form and email Kim Carnes or Curtis Martine for information on when they can pick it up.

Student Parking

Just a reminder that students must have parking permits in order to park on campus. In order to purchase a parking pass a student must fill out this form and then will be able to pay online as well. It is $30 for an annual parking pass. Vehicles parking on campus without a permit could get a warning sticker or a tire boot. Don't be that vehicle! Also, Starting Tuesday September 8, you may bring in a parking pass and $10 (cash only) to upgrade to a nicer parking spot. If you have any questions please email Denise Alden, our wonderful bookkeeper.

CONGRATULATIONS August Students of the Month

9th Grade - Paige Wansley

10th Grade - Harrison Mallett

11th Grade - Amelia Beam

12th Grade - Adrian "AJ" Bell

CONGRATULATIONS August Staff of the Month

Kay Bachert - New Criminal Justice Teacher

Sharon Garner - English Teacher

Theresa Gray - Lead Counselor

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Wildcat Hero

If you have not met our first year school nurse, Jackie Harris (pictured below), you are in for a treat. Jackie has experience working in a pediatric clinic for the past 8 years and has now brought her talents to WHS. She has done a great job helping to keep our students safe and educating all of us on how to create a safe environment. Thank you Jackie for selflessly taking care of our students and staff on a daily basis!
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Staff Birthdays - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Theresa Gray - September 8

Advisory Schedule

Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 7:30am-3:30pm

901 East Main Street

Whitehouse, TX

Joshua Garred

Principal, Whitehouse High School