The weekly newsletter from Whiteford MS/HS
Back to School 23-24!
School pictures for our MS/HS students is scheduled for Monday, September 18th. We will be using schoolpictures.com this year. Below is the flier with packages and prices. You can order by visiting www.schoolpictures.com and use Keyword AA4702Fall23. We will also have hard copies available at Open House and in the office.
Pick-up/Drop Off Reminders
Lunch Schedules are based on a student's 3rd/7th hour instructor. Please refer to this lunch and your student schedule...lunch times may vary from day to day for individual students.
Food is not allowed out of the cafeteria during breakfast or lunch times.
Breakfast will be served in the MS/HS Cafeteria from 7:35 - 8:00.
Digital Payments = Infinite Campus Fees
School meals are free this year, but students who wish to purchase additional lunch items will still have to fill out envelopes with cash/check, as in years past.
Meal Charges and Free/Reduced Applications
Our students will again receive free breakfast and lunch in the State of Michigan. Even though meals are free, it is critical for families to continue to complete the Free and Reduced - Price Meal Application (see below). Click the following link to submit your information: https://whiteford.familyportal.cloud/
Also, please click HERE to visit our family meal purchase guide (for payment info and for those who wish to purchase additional lunch/a la carte items.
Student Grades and Attendance Reporting
Infinite Campus Parent Portal: Student Registration, 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 (email@example.com).
Students will be supplied a Chromebook and a charger for the 2023-2024 school year, and will not be able to access our WIFI network with a personal device. Chromebooks will be distributed on Monday, August 28 from 5-8 PM, and Tuesday, August 29 from 9 AM - 12 PM. Insurance for Chromebook is $20.00 for the year; students/parents who elect not to purchase insurance will be responsible for paying for any damage to the Chromebook. The insurance form and payment can be made through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
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:
Middle school students are prohibited from using cell phones and other personal devices during classes or passing times. Middle school 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.
734 856-1443 ext. 102
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
734 856-1443 ext. 103
Dean of Students 6-12
734 856-1443 ext. 240
734 856-1443 ext. 216
MS/HS Administrative Assistant
734 856-1443 ext. 108
MS/HS/Athletics Administrative Assistant
734 856-1443 ext. 109