Judges' Docket

Week of 8/7/22

Meet the Teacher, Chromebook Pick-up, Handley Club Information and More

Students can come in to meet their teachers on August 9 from 4:00-7:00 pm. We will have shuttle buses available to transport parents to the Innovation Center.


Schedule Pick Up - Patsy Cline Theater


Chromebook Pick Up - Media Lab


JHHS Club Information - Wooden Hallway


Dual Enrollment, Scholarship and Beginning of Year Paperwork - Cafeteria


More information here.

Please click on the picture below for Important Back to School Reminders

Fall Sports Parent Meeting Monday, August 8th at 6:30pm in Patsy Cline Theater

2022-23 Bus Stops

Please refer to this for the 2022-23 JHHS Arrival and Dismissal times and Bus Stops

Please refer to the Student Resource Guide below for your Child's Administrator, Counselors, and Class Sponsors for the 2022/2023 school year

PBIS Kick-off Parent Volunteers Needed

We are in need of parents to supervise PBIS kick-off activities on 8/23. Please click on the link below to sign up and get more details.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0445ABAD2DABFF2-parent1

PBIS Student Expectations- we will be going over these expectations with our students

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Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)

John Handley High School is a PBIS School. PBIS is an abbreviation for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS). We wanted to share this information with families in advance so we can work together to support our students together. There will be rewards for students meeting expectations scheduled throughout the school year. We will be doing a kickoff event on August 23 for all students. After the kickoff event only students meeting behavior expectations will be able to attend PBIS reward events. The first PBIS reward date is September 23. We want all of our students to be able to attend these events.


What is Positive Behavior Interventions and Support?


PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.


What is PBIS at our school?


We have adopted a unified set of classroom rules. Similar to the JHHS Code of Student Conduct, these rules define our expectations for behavior in our school. You will see these rules posted throughout the school and your child will be learning them during his or her first days at school. Our unified classroom rules, found in every classroom and non-classroom setting in the school, are as follows:


Expectation #1: Respect time and place.

Expectation #2: Be present.

Expectation #3: Leave it better than you found it.

Expectation #4: Be the good

Your Feedback is Requested

In an effort to get feedback from all stakeholders. Please complete the survey below. Your thoughts and options are important to us.


Although we appreciate all feedback, we may not be able to make immediate changes this school year.


JHHS - PBIS Feedback on new expectations form

The PTSO needs your help!

The PTSO needs your help to support students and teachers through special programs and activities. For example, some PBIS events, teacher appreciation week and more. Please help by volunteering your time or money. Thank you in advance for your support.


Sign up for more information at https://bit.ly/JHHSPTSO or email us at jhhspto@wps.k12.va.us. Cash and check donations are accepted through the main office. Please be sure to leave us your name with your donation so we can send you a receipt and a thank you!

Shout-Out

We would like to thank Neer Food Mart on Valley Avenue for so generously providing food for John Handley's Staff. We are lucky to have a community partner like them!

Freshmen Chromebook Form

Upcoming freshmen will need to fill out a device agreement form to receive their Chromebook. You may do so here.

JHHS ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL INFORMATION AND MAPS

Doors Open at 8:05, Late bell rings at 8:25.


Buses - Refer to the WPS Website to find all bus information. Be at your bus

stop early. All buses will drop off at EGSIC at 8:05 and proceed immediately

to JHHS for drop off.


Car Riders - Parents will drop off on Handley BLVD and turn right after the

crosswalk. Pull as far down as possible before dropping off your student.

Teachers and administrators are present for assistance.


Walkers - Walkers may enter the building from the Handley Circle or

Jefferson street entrance.


Drivers - Drivers must buy a parking permit from the front office. They

should park in their designated area and enter through the Handley BLVD entrance.

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Nurses Clinic

All seniors need the meningitis vaccine, please turn in your record of vaccine to the nurses clinic.


If your student would like to receive tylenol, ibuprofen or pepto bismol during the school year please send in an unopened bottle with their name and signed authorization form.


Any student requiring prescribed medication during school hours please complete the Student Medication Authorization. Form needs to be signed by the health care provider.

Important Senior Portrait Information

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Dear Parents and Rising Seniors Class of 2023:


We at Victor O’Neill Studios, your school’s official school photographer, are excited to see you on the following date(s) for your senior portraits at the school:


August 23-26 for Senior Formal Yearbook Portraits Session A


The attire for the school’s yearbook pose will be in the traditional Tuxedos and Drapes. We will provide the Tuxedo and Drapes. In addition to the yearbook session we also offer sessions that include casual/personality portraits and cap and gown portraits. Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time.


**Sessions are scheduled one at a time. Future session dates have not yet been announced.


You will receive another announcement from the school when the next session is available for booking in the fall**


https://pickatime.com/vosphoto/Handley2023


If you have any questions please email seniors@vosphoto.com


Thank you!

Underclass Portraits:

September 1, 2022, 8:25 am- 3:25 pm

Patsy Cline Theater


Underclass Make-up:

October 13, 2022, 8:25 am-12:45 pm

Patsy Cline Theater

Click on the picture below for this year's WPS Calendar

Standard Response Protocol (SRP)

SRP or Standard Response Protocol is Winchester Public Schools' uniform, planned, and practiced response to any incident that may arise during the school day.


Please take time to review the information on the linked flyer to learn how your student(s) will be trained to respond in a crisis. English version Spanish version

Handley Athletics Department News

EACH school year, a NEW VHSL physical is required and must be dated after May 1, 2022 for participation in any 2022-20223 sport. You must also complete all athletic forms. All Athletic Forms are found online. Please visit www.Handleypride.org and click on the Activity Registration tab at the top of the page to get started.


Click here to view the Quick Start Guide for Families.


Check out the online store to get your JH gear for the new year! Sale running all of July.... GO JUDGES!!


https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/virginia/winchester/handley-high-school

Click on the picture above for the A/B-Day 2022/23 Schedule

Free Lunch Information

All students will receive free breakfast and free lunch through the Community Eligibility Provision Program (CEP). Students will still need to use their PIN number when they go through the breakfast and lunch line. School menus are located in the front office. They are also located on the WPS website at www.wps.k12.va.us.

PowerSchool Parent Accounts

If you need to update your contact information or to set up a Powerschool parent account, please email Brandy Woods at (woodsb@wps.k12.va.us )

Eating Disorder and Scoliosis Resources

Eating Disorder and Scoliosis resources are available on our Student Services website, under Health Services. You will find them at this link: https://www.wps.k12.va.us/Page/8910.

Important dates for Lockdown Drills at JHHS and EGSIC

8/24 at 10:30 am

8/30 at 2:00 pm

Senior Information Page on JHHS Website

Dear Parents and Rising Seniors Class of 2023:


We at Victor O’Neill Studios, your school’s official school photographer, are excited to see you on the following

date(s) for your senior portraits at the school:


August 23-26 for Senior Formal Yearbook Portraits Session A


The attire for the school’s yearbook pose will be in the traditional Tuxedos and Drapes. We will provide the Tuxedo and Drapes. In addition to the yearbook session we also offer sessions that include casual/personality portraits and cap and gown portraits. Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time.


**Sessions are scheduled one at a time. Future session dates have not yet been announced. You will receive another announcement from the school when the next session is available for booking in the fall**


https://pickatime.com/vosphoto/Handley2023


If you have any questions please email seniors@vosphoto.com


If you have senior related questions, please do not hesitate to email Ms. Dodge (dodgea@wps.k12.va.us) or Ms. Rodriguez (rodriguezc@wps.k12.va.us)

Student Request for Research Assistance

Doing some research for a class? Need help getting started? Need help figuring out where to go next? We can help point you in the right direction. Complete this form as soon as you recognize your need for assistance. If you don't hear from us within 24 hours on a school day, please email putnam@wps.k12.va.us or stop by the library before or during the school day. We open at 8:05 AM.

SchoolCash Online

Have you registered for SchoolCash Online, our new option for processing student/school fees online? You are encouraged to register now as there will be many items that you can pay for online as we expand use of this service. More information, including registration details, an introduction video, help with logging in, etc. are available on our website. Simply click on the SchoolCash Online link from the Parents, Students, or Staff Quick Links page, or click here to go directly to the information page.
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Handley Parking Permit

Students are permitted to park on school premises as a matter of privilege, not of right. If you are going to be driving to school for the 2022 -2023 school year and parking in the Handley parking lot, you must obtain a parking permit. Below you will find instructions on how to register your vehicle and obtain a parking permit.


  • Step one - Visit the Handley web page and locate the High School Student Parking Pass Application (Spanish here)

    • If you do not have access to the internet, you may come into school and use a library computer or pick up a copy of the parking application in the main office



  • Step three - Bring the completed parking application to school on July 28 or anytime after during business hours.

    • See the school treasurer to pay the $25 parking fee or parking permits may be purchased through School Cash online using credit cards. The necessary registration form will still need to be completed online prior to picking up the parking permit hang tag. Once the registration is completed and credit card payment is made, bring your receipt to the General Office to pick up the hang tag.

    • Take the receipt and complete parking application to the main office and one of the administrative assistants will assign you a parking space and give you a parking permit.


  • Step four - Hang the parking permit from your rear view mirror.

    • The parking permit must be visible.

    • The parking permit will have a number on it. That number is your assigned spot for the year.


You may only park in your assigned spot during school hours. If you fail to park in your spot, break any parking lot rules, and/or chronically late to school you may lose your privilege to park in the lot and anywhere on school property.