Whitewater Wildcats

October 2020

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Thursday, October 29th, Whitewater will administer the PSAT 8/9 to 9th grade students and the PSAT/NMSQT to 10th grade students at no cost. These tests provide students with practice for the SAT and the test scores are also used for AP Potential when students apply for AP classes.

The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship for 11th graders. Juniors wanting to take the test can sign up with Mrs. Sowell in the WHS front office. The registration deadline is October 20th and the cost is $20. Seniors and juniors not testing will have a digital learning day; teachers will provide asynchronous lessons for students to complete at home instead of coming to school on October 20.

WHS Virtual students are able to take the test at Whitewater. Parents of virtual students, please complete this form by October 20th to ensure your student is registered.

TESTING INSTRUCTIONS:

  • On that Thursday, testing will start promptly at 8:35 a.m.

  • All students should bring #2 pencils and a scientific or graphing calculator for the test.

  • At the end of testing, students who do not check out of school will attend an afternoon learning session. 9th graders will complete asynchronous lessons provided by their teachers, and 10th graders will participate in an YouScience activity. Students need to bring their charged Chromebooks to this session. Click here to view the students’ testing and afternoon session locations.

If you plan on checking your student out after the testing session, please complete the October 29 PSAT check out form by Tuesday, October 27th. All check out requests will be verified by the WHS attendance office before a student is permitted to leave campus.

For more information about the test please see the links below.

PSAT 8/9 Test Information

PSAT 8/9 Practice

PSAT/NMSQT Practice

Juniors wanting to take the PSAT/NMSQT must sign up by October 20th. The cost is $20 (check or cash only). See Mrs. Karla Sowell in the WHS front office.

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HOMECOMING EVENTS

To participate in the Powder Puff games, sign up with Mrs. Croft and Mrs. Ligon. The cost is $20 (t-shirt included).

Powder Puff Sign Up

You will need to bring the registration fee to Mrs. Ligon or Mrs. Croft (Rooms 711 & 712)

Homecoming Participation Permission Form

This form must be signed for students to participate in hall decorating, powder puff, or homecoming court

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Starting September 28th, students can meet with their teachers for help sessions before or after school. Please contact the teacher to coordinate date and time.

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TENTATIVE GREEN START DATE MONDAY, OCTOBER 19TH.

Oct. 19-23 All Brick & Mortar Students will attend Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

Letter from the Principal:

Dear Whitewater families,


As the coolness of fall begins to touch our skin and bless us with the sights of colorful leaves, it makes us realize just how fast time has gone since we started school in August. By now, our students and staff have gotten into a routine, and adjusted to the demands of their daily lives. However, if there is one thing we have learned from the year 2020, it is not to get comfortable. Change is inevitable in most circumstances but this year it is constant. As you are aware, the school system has outlined a plan that will bring brick and mortar students back together for full inhouse instruction starting October 19. This new plan will present some new challenges for us. However, they are challenges that we are ready to face in order to be able to bring our students an "as close to normal” school experience as possible.


The most important and most emphasized part of this plan will be the requirement that all students and staff continue to wear a mask in the school building. Social distancing will be, to an extent, almost impossible in some of the classrooms which will make the wearing of a mask essential. Where our students will be most vulnerable will continue to be our cafeteria during lunchtime. We will continue our practice of keeping students seated two to a table and will add a fourth lunch period to keep the numbers at a manageable level. Our hallways will continue to be two lanes. Students will continue to use their bookbags so that they can move directly from class to class without the need for an additional stop. Our staff will continue to clean desks between classes, and our custodial staff will continue to disinfect in the evenings after dismissal. All in all, I am not concerned about how our staff and our students will handle the new plan; I know they will do well. I thank you for the trust you have shown in us to keep your children as safe as possible during this first phase of re-opening. Until next time, GO CATS!!!!


Sincerely,

Steven D. Cole

TENTATIVELY starting Oct. 25 all Brick & Mortar Students will attend 5 days/week.

School System's Plans for "Brick & Mortar" Students

School System Makes Plans to Bring “Brick and Mortar” Students Back for Full-Time Face-to-Face Instruction

WHS PTSO


Join the PTSO @ www.whitewaterptso.org. $25/family membership


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WHS COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

*Schedules are subject to change.

WHS FALL 2020 DRAMA PRODUCTION

ATHLETIC TICKET SALES

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Beginning for the 2020-21 school year, all Fayette County high schools will implement a card & mobile payment only ticketing policy at all athletic events. Fans will be able to purchase tickets online through Whitewater's GoFan page or by presenting a debit/credit card (or mobile payment option) at the ticket gate. A new ticket gate setup will help promote social distancing while limiting person-to-person contact and the physical exchange of cash.


Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets online prior to reaching the facility. For your convenience, signage will be displayed at the venue to allow fans to easily navigate an online purchase. Debit/Credit card stations will be set up to support card and mobile payment options at the ticket gates.

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ATTENTION CLASS OF 2023!

Please remember to drop off your Senior letters to Mrs. Routh NOW. There is a box outside of room 1007 for this purpose. Please be sure your envelope is sealed and properly addressed.

YEARBOOK

2020-2021 yearbook can order online at Jostens.com


Questions can be directed to Yearbook Sponsor, Amy Bishop, bishop.amy@mail.fcboe.org

DISTRICT NEWS

Fayette Virtual Academy

Digital Services

Digital Services Updates and Resources Document

Chromebook Insurance and Technology Help Information

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