WC Cyber High School Notes

Principal: Mr. Andy Grear

UPCOMING SEPTEMBER EVENTS

PSAT PREP BOOKLET PICKUP

Any full time cyber sophomore or junior can pick up their PSAT prep booklet in the main office of their home high school beginning Tuesday, September 14.

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NO SCHOOL on Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Picture Day

All full-time cyber students should report to their home high school on the assigned picture day at 2:30 pm.

Rustin: Picture Day is Monday, September 20. Parents - order your pictures online


Henderson: Picture Day is Friday, September 24. Parents - order your pictures online


East: Picture Day is Monday, September 27. Parents - Order pictures online

High School Cyber Parent Open House will be Wednesday, September 29 at 7pm. This will be a fully virtual event.

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Register for an 8 week SAT Prep Course

Open to all high school students, courses run at East HS. Select from 4 sessions throughout the school year.

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HIGH SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE

Homeroom: Cyber students need to log in to Ms. Sammerone’s homeroom daily

by 10:45 am. Homerooms are specific to the home high school of the student.

1st Period: 7:44 am - 8:29 am

2nd Period: 8:33 am - 9:18 am

3rd Period: 9:22 am -10:07 am

4th Period: 10:11 am - 10:56 am

5th Period: 11:00 am - 11:45 am

6th Period: 11:49 am - 12:34 pm

7th Period: 12:38 pm - 1:23 pm

8th Period: 1:27 pm - 2:15 pm

Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year!

Dear Parents/Guardians:

My name is Andy Grear and I will be serving as the high school cyber administrator for the 2021-2022 school year. I have been with the WCASD since 1999 and have been an assistant principal at Henderson High School for the past six years. If you are new to the cyber program I'd like to welcome you and if you have a returning student then welcome back. I hope students and families have had a restful and fun summer.


With the new school year starting in a couple of weeks I wanted to share some high school cyber goals with you. First and foremost is the focus on the social and emotional well-being of students. The past year and a half of learning for our students and parents regardless of the mode: cyber, remote, hybrid in-person or a combination has been stressful on many levels. Our students have experienced a level of social disconnect unprecedented in their young lives.


As we are hopefully headed back towards some pre-pandemic normalcy I want to focus on our cyber students staying connected with their home high schools. This means staying connected with classmates and friends whether they are in cyber classes or in-person. Cyber students should take advantage of exploring the vast array of clubs and activities going on in their home high school at Rustin, East or Henderson. Throughout the year each building has events specific to their culture and traditions. Cyber students are contributors to that culture.


Every cyber student also has a school counselor at their home high school who remains with them until graduation. The counselor, our cyber coach; Ms. Sammerone, building administration and me all make up the support team. Cyber students and families have multiple resources to reach out to for socialemotional, academic, attendance and technical support. My job is to make sure you have access to those supports and strengthening those connections. Please don't ever hesitate to reach out to any of us. Below is a quick reference guild to the cyber and building support teams.


Another priority that I will be focusing on is making sure that you are getting an accurate account of how your student is doing academically. Cyber teachers will be posting each up-coming week’s content and modules by every Friday at 4pm. Missing assignments beyond their due dates will be coded as a zero in the gradebook as opposed to no numeric entry. Students will still be able to turn in late work per a teacher’s policy but the grade to date will more accurately reflect your student’s standing in the class as opposed to just work that has been handed in. My goal is that early on in the school year we set expectations that are clear and consistent across all subjects so students have no confusion stemming from varied policies from one course to another.


Communication and a consistent routine will be important factors in a cyber student’s success. Cyber students may have many activities and obligations competing for their time. Therefore, time management will be key for students to allow them to keep up with their weekly cyber course load requirements. Students need avoid the trap of delaying work until the last minute and handing in weeks’ worth of content. This is not how the cyber courses are designed and it creates a backlog of grading for teachers. Cyber students should be reaching out to their teachers via email and or zoom weekly to stay connected should there be issues keeping them from turning in work.


Please click on Cyber Notes to see upcoming August events for cyber. Throughout the school year the Cyber homeroom Schoology page and the Cyber web site on the district home page will be great places to stay current with news and notes.


Thank you for taking time to read through this welcome letter and please don’t ever hesitate to reach out to me with questions, suggestions, concerns or just to say hi.


Kind regards, Andy Grear, High School Cyber Principal

Contact Us!

High School Cyber Principal: Mr. Andy Grear, 484-266-3313

Cyber Coach: Ms. Chelsea Sammarone, 484-266-2980