2019-2020 Campus Newsletter
WELCOME TO WESTECH !!
MR. JOSEPH VENUTO, PRINCIPAL
Our annual summer newsletter serves as a reminder the start of the school year is soon approaching. My wish is that you had time to rejuvenate and enjoy some relaxation. The informative items contained in this newsletter are essential for a smooth start to the year and are relevant as they pertain to certain policies and procedures. Please pay particular attention to our attendance and HIB policies, since issues continue to surface in these areas. Clearly, we all benefit if expectations for student behavior are reinforced at home as well as in school. A positive culture helps us continue to strive for excellence in the classroom and provide a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment where positive relationships are formed. Students and parents can look for PRIDE events recognizing and celebrating those qualifying students, as we look to decrease student issues and focus on instruction.
I look forward to our anticipated partnership, working together to ensure the success of our students. Moving forward, families have access to school-wide communications via the Genesis Portal or our automated system. If you have difficulties accessing or receiving notifications please contact Irodriguez@burlcoschools.org.
Enjoy the remaining weeks of the summer, and we look forward to seeing the students on September 5th.
NEW 1:1 CHROMEBOOK PROGRAM
Click below to read more about this program from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Nagy.
PARENTS, STUDENTS and BCIT WORKING TOGETHER
PARENT PORTAL CONNECTION THROUGH GENESIS
All NEW BCIT families will be provided Parent Portal username and password information via email. If you have trouble with accessing your account or would like more information on how to use our Genesis Parent Portal, please visit our homepage and click on the "Parents" tab.
In an effort to effectively communicate in real time, we will now be sending out student related notifications to you electronically via text and email. Please be sure your contact information in the Parent Portal is up to date and accurate.
- ALL correspondences and student related information is communicated and listed via PARENT PORTAL.
- Parents are required to thoroughly review and update ALL emergency contact info, home/cell phone numbers, email addresses, work numbers as well as any authorizedrelatives/persons who may pick up your child during the school year on your behalf.
Class schedules are NOW available!!!
For any questions or changes to schedules, please contact our Guidance Office.
All necessary forms below must be complete in order to view your child's schedule.
- Student Acceptable Use of Educational Technology Equipment Policy
- Media Permission- Parent Consent Form
- Yearbook exclusion form
- Emergency & Medical Information Form
- Dress Code- Code of Conduct Contract
- Attendance Policy form
- Military Opt-out form
- Military Connected form
- Pain Reliever Permission form
- Health Insurance form
- Required Notifications form
ALL NEW STUDENTS to BCIT will meet on the FIRST day of school
Students will have 4 cycles in 4 career majors of their choice. At the conclusion of the cycle process, students are ranked and assessed among their peers. Only a select number of spots are open in each area. We strongly encourage students to do their very best in each of the 4 cycles.
SEPTEMBER 5TH - SEPTEMBER 19TH
SEPTEMBER 20TH - OCTOBER 7TH
OCTOBER 8TH - OCTOBER 24TH
OCTOBER 25TH - NOVEMBER 14TH
How to obtain a student parking pass:
Student parking packets will be made available through Dr. Aiken's office- more information will be sent out via Parent/Student Portal prior to September 5th.
- Student parking passes are given out to eligible students who have provided the required documentation and have been approved by Administration.
- Student vehicles are not permitted in visitor or staff assigned parking spaces.
** Students with vehicles parked on campus without proper authorization are subject to disciplinary action. ** -NO EXCEPTIONS-
CAMPUS POLICIES & EXPECTATIONS
Every student is expected to be in school every day, all day. Should the student be absent in excess of six unexcused days per semester, then he/she will be placed on non-credit status.
Students who exceed a total of nine or more days with excused or unexcused absences from school for the semester will not be eligible for noncredit remediation, and may be referred to the Superintendent for consideration for referral to the Board of Education for action.
The Board of Education reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary in accordance with the law, which includes administratively dropping from the school rolls students with ten days of consecutive unexcused absences.
Click our District Attendance Policy below.
ZERO TOLERANCE CAMPUS
Click below for details.
HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION or BULLYING (H.I.B)
Students and parents should be cognizant of our HIB policy and each of you has a responsibility to limit the behavior that would violate this policy. Any perceived incidents should be reported immediately to any staff member. Our HIB specialists are in place to handle these reports.
Through education, awareness and a positive school climate we hope that HIB infractions are reduced to minimum.
DEFINITION OF A H.I.B
"Harassment, intimidation, or bullying” means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, as defined in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-14, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents that:
1. Is reasonably perceived as being motivated by either any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic.
2. Takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds, as provided for in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-15.3.
3. Substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students; and that:
- a. A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, that the act(s) will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a student or damaging the student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his/her person or damage to his/her property; or
- b. Has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students; or
- c. Creates a hostile educational environment for the student by interfering with a student’s education or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the student.
Schools are required to address harassment, intimidation, and bullying occurring off school grounds, when there is a nexus between the harassment, intimidation, and bullying and the school (e.g., the harassment, intimidation, or bullying substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students).
“Electronic communication” means a communication transmitted by means of an electronic device, including, but not limited to: a telephone, cellular phone, computer, or pager.
MS. VALERIE LEE, Coordinator
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SCHOOL COUNSELING OFFICE
Mrs. Daily: A - Crom
Ms. Johnson: Cru - Har
Mr. Frable: Has- McC
Mrs. Digney: McD - Ris
Ms. O'Neill: Rit - T
Mrs. Fitzgerald: U - Z
STUDENT LIFE @ WESTECH
We offer approx. 20 clubs and organizations designed to enhance the overall high school experience. We encourage them to be involved in at least one extra curricular activity to engage, make new friends and enjoy learning a new skill or sharpen skills they already have!
After school Academic Assistance
This program provides students with guided help and tutoring when they need it. Students sign up a week in advance of the selected date they want to stay after school and can utilize our late bus service if needed. Academic Assistance is offered every THURSDAY afternoon from 3:20 - 4:30 pm for Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry!
GET YOUR DRESS DOWN DAY ANNUAL PASS !!
All purchased passes will be distributed to students prior to the first assigned dress down day and must be worn along with their student school ID. Any lost passes can be replaced for a fee of $5.00.
EASY, FAST & SECURE!
ALL STUDENT & CAMPUS RELATED PAYMENTS SUCH AS:
PANTHER SPIRIT GEAR CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE!
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH??
CREATE, UPLOAD AND MANAGE YOUR SCHOOL LUNCH ACCOUNT BY USING THE ONLINE PAYMENT PROGRAM!
*For safety and security purposes: Food delivery of any kind is NOT permitted on campus. All attempts will be sent back at the students expense*
EASY, FAST & SECURE!
- Student obligation fees
- Student ID replacement fines
- Field trips
- Athletics related purchases/obligations
- Student Activities: School Dances, Dress Down Days, Prom, etc.
P.R.I.D.E stands for...............
Personal Responsibility In Daily Effort
Any student that possesses the following, is eligible for participation:
- Effort to obtain good grades
- Works diligently
- Displays and maintains good behavior and school attendance
- Wants to be involved in WesTech student and campus activities and events
Learn more about our P.R.I.D.E program by clicking the link below!!
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
NEW STUDENT ACTIVITIES FAIR
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY!!
Underclassmen and Staff
October 14th and 15th
Order forms will be distributed during homeroom
*Make up date: November 22, 2019
PARCC is now NJSLA
STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NJSLA