Clark High School eNews

December 11, 2015

Welcome to the 2015-2016 Clark High School eNews

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IMPORTANT FALL FINAL EXAM WEEK INFORMATION

Fall semester final exams will be administered Tuesday, December 15 through Friday, December 18. School is released at 1:00 on Tuesday, December 15th through Friday, December 18th. Semester exam tutorials will begin at 2:15 each day. If students are planning on attending tutorials, they may leave campus from 1:00-2:10 for lunch and then return for tutorials. The cafeteria will also be open at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of final exam week for students who choose not to leave campus for lunch. Hot lunch will be available on serving line #2.


Prices for lunch those days will be:

Full Price- $3.00

Reduced Lunch Price - $.40

Free Lunch Price - free

Adults - $3.75

FINAL EXAM TUTORIALS

Attendance at afternoon exam tutorials is high encouraged, but is optional. However, students who choose to attend must be on-time and attend the ENTIRE session. Students who choose not to return for tutorials must leave campus. No roaming the halls will be allowed after school or during exam tutorials.

The schedule for final exam tutorials is as follows:

1st period-Study Hall on Tuesday, December 15th from 9:00-10:55

2nd period- Tuesday, December 15th from 2:15-3:10

3rd period-Tuesday, December 15th from 3:20-4:15

4th period-Wednesday, December 16th from 2:15-3:10

5th period- Wednesday, December 16th from 3:20-4:15

6th period-Thursday, December 17th from 2:15-3:10

7th period- Thursday, December 17th from 3:20-4:15

ATHLETIC SHUTTLES DURING SEMESTER EXAMS

On Tuesday, December 15th, high school athletes who normally attend 1st period athletics at PSHS will need to report to the Clark High School gym at 9:00 a.m. for study hall. Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of the period. The “in-season” athletes (boys’ soccer, wrestling, and girls’ basketball) will be released at 10:50 a.m. to ride the shuttle to PSHS for 1st period athletics. All other 1st period athletes will remain at Clark to study for their semester exams.


Students will not meet 7th period classes on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of next week. Since they will only have 7th period on Friday next week, the only students who will be riding the shuttle for 7th period athletics are "in-season" athletes (boys’ basketball). Shuttles will transport 7th period in-season athletes to PSHS at 1:00 on Tuesday through Friday. On Friday, during our 7th period exams, all 7th period athletes are to report to the Clark gym. Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of the period. Please contact Coach Kailey if you have any questions regarding this schedule.

EXAM MAKE-UPS

For all exam make-ups, parents should contact Aquil Bayyan at 469-752-7356 or aquil.bayyan@pisd.edu.

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ITEMS OF INTEREST

1. Driver Verification of Enrollment Forms (NEW)

2. From the Counseling Office

3. NHS Information

4. Free Sign Language Classes

5. Calling All Cats

6. PSHS Hockey

7. Attendance Procedures

8. Dress Code

9. PISD Volunteers

10. Athletic Schedules

11. Student/Parent Policy Guide

12. 2015-2016 PISD School Calendar



1. DRIVER VERIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT FORMS (NEW)

If you will need a VOE form over the holidays, you need to sign up for one ASAP in the front office. You will not be able to get one from December 21 through January 3rd. All schools and offices are closed during this time. Sign up now, and we will have them ready for you before you leave on the 18th.


2. FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

If you are planning/considering a move from the Clark High School attendance zone during winter break, please stop by the counseling office to let us know. Your parent will need to complete and sign withdrawal paperwork by December 16th. This is also important if you intend to enroll in a private school for the Spring Semester. Please contact Heidi Hoyt at 469-752-7215 if you have any questions.


3. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (NHS) INFORMATION

All sophomores interested in being inducted into NHS in the spring must join the Google Classroom (code r5xmwc2) and submit the 3 required forms by 5 pm on January 20. Students must do this from their school account. Parents and students are invited to follow @NhsClark for service opportunities and other announcements.


4. FREE SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES

Plano Regional Day School Program for the Deaf will once again be offering FREE sign language classes this Spring for our Plano ISD teachers, parents, and community. All the details are on the attached flyer, and RSVPs can be sent to Tina.Vaguine@pisd.edu. See the flyer below for more information.


5. CALLING ALL CATS

A special evening is coming up for all 8th and 10th grade students, parents, and current students at Plano Senior High School….CALLING ALL CATS, Thurs., Jan. 14, 2016, 6:30 – 8 pm! Please plan to attend this informational evening and learn all about the wonderful opportunities at Plano Senior High School. You’ll be able to purchase spirit wear and visit with incredible senior high teachers regarding course study, learn about all of our award-winning performance art and visual arts programs, and become familiar with all the fabulous coaches for all Wildcat sports. The entire campus will be open for you to visit.


6. PSHS HOCKEY

Don't miss Plano Wildcat Hockey!! Exciting!! Action Packed!! No Entry Fees!!

Sunday, Dec. 13th @ 6:00 pm vs. Jesuit at the Plano Dr. Pepper Star Center.

Plano Hockey T-shirts on Sale Now! Contact Jodie Rea - jodierea@sbcglobal.net

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Don't miss Plano Wildcat Hockey!! Exciting!! Action Packed!! No Entry Fees!!

Sunday, Dec. 20th @ 7:30 pm vs. Plano West at the McKinney Dr. Pepper Star Center.

Plano Hockey T-shirts on Sale Now! Contact Jodie Rea - jodierea@sbcglobal.net


7. ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

Reporting a student absent: A parent/guardian should call the student absence line to report a student absence. Call 469-752-7200 option 1 for English, or option 2 for Spanish, next press option 3 to leave a message. Leave the student name, ID#, reason for the absence, date of the absence and who is reporting the absence.

Parent notes: A student has up to (3) three days after an absence to turn in a parent/doctor note in order to receive an excused absence. The note should include the students name, ID number, reason and dates of the absence. A parent call does not excuse the absence.

Leaving school ill: If a student becomes ill while at school, he/she should go to the nurse's office. The nurse will contact the parents. The student and parent must then sign out at the attendance office before leaving. A student should not call/text you from their cell phone to tell you they are sick and to pick them up. Cell phone use is not allowed during class time. We have a phone available for students in the front office.

Doctor/Dental appointments: If your student must leave school early, PLEASE send a note with him/her so that he/she can be released from class. The student can sign out and wait for you in the front office. A doctor's note is required when the student returns to school. The state requires us to have a doctor's note when a student is gone for an appointment.

Other absences: Non-School activities must be pre-approved by the principal in order for the student to make up missed work. The Student Absence Request Form is available in the front office and on the Clark website in the FORMS section. The form needs to be filled out and turned in to the attendance office at least a week before the absence.

REMEMBER - NOTES CAN PREVENT UNEXCUSED ABSENCES!


8. DRESS CODE

We want to remind everyone to keep the PISD dress code in mind when making back to school clothing purchases. The district's dress code can be found in the PISD student/parent policy guide, which can be accessed at http://pisd.edu/about.us/policies/index.shtml.


9. PISD VOLUNTEERS

PISD requires that all volunteers complete a new background check every year. If you have not done so since July 1, 2015, please go to pisd.edu and fill out your volunteer application. Make sure to select Clark H.S. as one of the campuses where you would like to volunteer.


10. ATHLETIC SCHEDULES

Athletic schedules can be found on the Clark website at:

http://k12.pisd.edu/clark-high-school/contributions/16951-athletic-schedules.


11. STUDENT/PARENT POLICY GUIDE

Below please find a link to the 2015-16 Policy Guide for the district:
http://www.pisd.edu/PolicyGuide.English.pdf


12. 2015-2016 PISD SCHOOL CALENDAR

You can view the 2015-2016 PISD school calendar on the district’s website at.: http://www.pisd.edu/common/calendar/

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