Proclamations from THE CASTLE
Message from the Principal
For those of you I have not yet had the opportunity to meet, my name is Joanna Brooks. The 21-22 school year was my first as principal of The Castle. I was excited to return for the 22-23 school year, and now for the 23-24 school year and see many new and familiar faces! Please take a moment to read through each of the sections of this newsletter for information on extracurricular opportunities, school uniforms, supplies, new policies and more.
See you at The Castle!
Students and staff may dress up every day next week. While students do not need to be in uniform, they must abide by the SCCPSS policy for non-uniform days. Clothes with rips, holes, or tears are unacceptable for school. Additionally tops must cover the shoulders and abdominal area, and bottoms may be no shorter than 2" above the knee. Clothing may not display offensive or inappropriate graphics or language. All shoes must have backs, and hoods and face coverings (non-medical, costume masks or ski masks) may not be worn in the building.
Ms. Gould is a Finalist for 2025 District TOTY!
The five finalists for SCCPSS 2025 District Teacher of the Year were named at a reception held at the Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School Auditorium on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. The announcement was made after 58 school level Teachers of the Year were recognized by the Superintendent and Board Members in attendance. WJCL News Anchor Shannon Royster was the event emcee.
The five finalists as seen the photo attached are:
Zavonna Gould of Windsor Forest High School
Kelvin Oxendine of New Hampstead High School
Ann Marie Hartley of Jacob G. Smith Elementary
Emily Graham of Islands High School
Angela LaPlante of Charles Ellis Montessori Academy
The finalists were determined by scores from Community Readers of each teacher's essay application, which is based on the State Teacher of the Year application.
The five finalists will now move on in competition to name the District Teacher of the Year for the 2024-25 School Year. That process includes classroom observations and panel interviews over the next month. The District Teacher of the Year will be announced at the annual Gala expected to take place in February 2024.
Volunteers in Schools Targeting Achievement
Are you interested in volunteering at Windsor Forest High School? We would love to see you around The Castle!
Please click here to complete the volunteer registration.
School Council Nominations
If so, please complete the nomination form.
The school council initiative was created by the Georgia State Legislature as a method of involving parents, teachers, business people and other stakeholders in the educational process. The school council will meet a minimum of 4 times per school year.
Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch and Earn Money for Our School!
Apply here today!
All families must complete a new form for the 23-24 school year, even if they have completed it in previous years.
Join us for Tutorial!
Come Visit Our Title I Family Resource Center!
We are happy to announce the Grand Opening of the new Title I Family Resource Center located in Room A-7. The center is open 7:40am-3:00pm daily, and Mr. Barth is ready to assist parents with Internet access, PowerSchool help, setting up a Parent Conference, curriculum questions, volunteer information, and anything else you may need help with!
Come into the Parent Resource Center for a hot cup of freshly made coffee - free, of course! - and leave with many of your questions or concerns addressed. Young children are welcome too! We have some books and toys to keep them busy while you are getting the assistance you need.
See you soon!
Family and Community Resource Specialist
School Uniforms are Mandatory
- Students not in uniform will be sent home.
- Leggings, sweatpants, and joggers are not permitted. Please read the policy carefully for the appropriate bottoms.
- Hoods and hats may never be worn at Windsor Forest High School. Staff will take hoodies/hats from students and return them at the end of the day, if they are worn in the building.
- Hoodies without a zipper may not be worn at school.
- Slides and slippers are not appropriate footwear for school.
*If you need uniform assistance, please contact the school.
Updated Tardy Policy - School starts at 7:30AM!
Students must be on time to school and all classes throughout the school day. Students who are late to school or class will receive the following consequences:
1st Tardy - Warning
2nd Tardy - Warning
3rd Tardy - Warning
4th Tardy - Warning/Phone Call to Parent/Guardian
5th Tardy - After School Detention
6th Tardy - After School Detention
7th Tardy - After School Detention
8th Tardy - After School Detention or Saturday School
9th Tardy - After School Detention or Saturday School
10th Tardy - Mandatory Parent/Guardian Conference
Parents/guardians will be notified when a student is tardy via email through our Student Conductor System. Please make sure you regularly check the email you have listed on PowerSchool.
*A student being late to class counts as 1 tardy. A student could earn up to 5 tardies in a day if they are late to advisement, 1st period, 2nd period, 3rd period, and 4th period.
** If a student is more than 10 minutes late to class, this is considered skipping, not tardy. Skipping will be addressed with a disciplinary referral.
***Student drivers who are tardy to school 3 times will have their parking passes revoked.
No Cell phones at WFHS!
The second time a staff member collects a student's cell phone, it will be returned to the parent, not the student.
Purchase Your Parking Permit Today
Student drivers will have their parking permit revoked after their 3rd tardy to school.
Please purchase parking permits at https://www.schoolcashonline.com/
SY 23-24 SCCPSS Calendar
Chromebook Loan Form
If you are interested in participating in athletics during your time as a WFHS Knight, please contact Coach Turner. No experience is required to come out for conditioning and/or tryouts! All you need is a current physical on file with the school.
Click here for a copy of the physical packet.
Fall Sports (Start July):
Winter Sports (Start October):
Spring Sports (Start January):
Track & Field
For athletic questions contact the Athletic Director:
Coach Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org)