Bobcat Blitz

The weekly newsletter from Whiteford MS/HS

9/16/2022

Homecoming Edition

Homecoming Week - Grades 9-12

Here are some key Homecoming Week details:


  • Float building begins on Sunday and runs through Thursday.
  • Hall decorating goes by grade and happens throughout the week.

This year the student council is sponsoring themed days throughout the week. It is encouraged for ALL students grades 6-12, and staff, to participate:
  • Monday: Pajama day (students must still wear shoes...no slippers)
  • Tuesday: Jersey day
  • Wednesday: Student-teacher swap day
  • Thursday: Blue/gold day
  • Friday: Class shirt day (MS students encouraged to dress in Whiteford colors)
Please note that the dress code still applies for school spirit days.

  • The pep assembly for grades 9-12 during the assembly hour on Friday, September 23rd.
  • The crowning of the queen will take place during halftime of the Varsity Football homecoming game against Summerfield on Friday night. Game time is 7 p.m.
  • The homecoming king will be crowned at the dance the following evening. The dance will be from 7-10 PM at the High School: admission is 10 dollars. Dress for the dance is semi-formal.
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Upcoming Events/Key Dates

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Vision Screening for 9th Grade Students - October 24th

Vision Screen for 7th and 9th grade students will take place on the morning of October 24th. Please click HERE for more details regarding screening.

Meal Charges and Free/Reduced Applications

Our students have been very fortunate to receive free breakfast and lunch for the past couple of years in the State of Michigan. That benefit has now come to an end. Breakfast will be $1.10 and lunch will be $3.10. If you feel that your family qualifies for Free and Reduced meals, applications, and more food service information, including monthly menus, is now available on our food service page.

Student Grades and Attendance Reporting

Infinite Campus Parent Portal: If you have not yet set up your Parent Portal or forgot your username when setting up last last school year, help will be available on registration day. Marking period and semester grades, credits, and attendance are always visible in the Parent Portal throughout the school year. An app can be downloaded to your phone, or you can click HERE for the web version. Students will also have their own login so they can see their information at any time.


Schoology is our learning management system that teachers utilize to upload and distribute content/curriculum, track day-to-day grades, and to communicate with students/parents. Please click HERE to access your parent account; if you are experiencing problems with Schoology, please contact Corey Mills (mills@whiteford.k12.mi.us).

1:1 Technology

Students will be supplied a Chromebook and a charger for the 2022-2023 school year, and will not be able to access our WIFI network with a personal device. Chromebooks will be distributed on registration day. Insurance for Chromebook is 20 dollars for the year; students/parents who elect not to purchase insurance will be responsible for paying for any damage to the Chromebook. Click HERE to access the insurance document.

Medication

If your student will be taking medication during the school day (including over the counter meds) there are forms that need to be completed and turned in to the office. All medications are stored in the MS/HS office. Students are not permitted to keep any medication, including over the counter, in their locker. Parents must drop medicine off at the MS/HS office, as students are not permitted to do so. The office will be open at Registration Day and Open House to receive any medication that is accompanied with the appropriate forms, which can be accessed by clicking HERE and scrolling to the bottom/right of the page.

Updated Cell Phone Policy

Please be advised of the following policy changes regarding cell phones and other wireless communication devices:


Sixth grade students are prohibited from using cell phones and other personal devices during classes or passing times. Sixth grade students may use devices before school, after school, or during lunch only.


Seventh and eighth-grade students may possess their device or store it in their locker during class, but the device must be powered off. If possessed in the classroom, the student is prohibited from using the device unless given express and direct consent from the teacher, dean, assistant principal, principal, or other school personnel. Seventh and eighth grade students may use devices before school, after school, or during lunch only.


High school students may possess their device or store it in their locker during class, but the device must be powered off. If possessed in the classroom, the student is prohibited from using the device unless given express and direct consent from the teacher, dean, assistant principal, principal, or other school personnel. High school students may use devices during passing times, before school, after school, or during lunch.


Air Pods, headphones, or other wired/wireless listening devices are prohibited in hallways and classrooms unless given express and direct consent from the teacher, dean, assistant principal, principal, or other school personnel.


Students who need to communicate with parents in regards to matters of illness, safety, transportation, etc., should communicate through the school office so administration is aware of any visitors to the building, medications, or potential illnesses/safety concerns.


Cell Phone Discipline Protocol


First offense - Device is confiscated by school personnel. The administrator will return the phone or device in question at the end of the day. The parents will be informed. The phone or device may be prohibited from school for a period of at least two weeks, and may be prohibited for the remainder of the semester/school year, depending on the nature of offense. The infraction will be documented.


Second offense - The device is confiscated by school personnel and delivered to the office. The parents will be informed and the student will be assigned a detention, restorative action, or other disciplinary action will occur. The phone or device will be returned at the end of the school day; the phone or device will be prohibited from school for a period of one-to-two weeks and may be prohibited for the remainder of the semester/school year, depending on the nature of offense. The infraction will be documented.


Third and successive offenses - The device is confiscated by school personnel and delivered to the office. The parents will be informed and the student may be subject to a one-day in school or out-of-school suspension. The phone or device in question will not be returned until a parent comes in to pick it up. The phone or device will be prohibited from school for a period of at least two weeks, and may be prohibited for the remainder of the semester/school year, depending on the number and nature of previous offenses. The infraction will be documented.

Contact Us

Jeremy Fielder

MS/HS Principal

jeremy.fielder@whiteford.k12.mi.us

734 856-1443 ext. 102


Jeremy Simmons

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

simmons@whiteford.k12.mi.us

734 856-1443 ext. 103


Ken Groch

Dean of Students 6-12

ken.groch@whiteford.k12.mi.us

734 856-1443 ext. 240


Jennifer Head

MS/HS Counselor

head@whiteford.k12.mi.us

734 856-1443 ext. 216


Angel Webb

MS/HS Administrative Assistant

angel.webb@whiteford.k12.mi.us

734 856-1443 ext. 108


Malinda Luzier

MS/HS/Athletics Administrative Assistant

malinda.luzier@whiteford.k12.mi.us

734 856-1443 ext. 109