Welcome to the October Edition of Falcon Focus
This e-newsletter is provided to parents to keep you apprised of  CHS events and activities throughout the year.

In this edition, please find information on the upcoming district annual meeting, the 2018-2019 information on our math lab, yearbook information and more..
Lisa Albrecht Principal

From the desk of Lisa Albrecht...


It's been a great start to the 2018-19 school year here at Central High School. The positive energy from students and staff has been evident throughout our school. It was wonderful to meet so many of our families at the Parent's Back to School night a few weeks ago. It was apparent in my interactions with many families that the excitement and pride students take in school is a direct result of the importance and value their families place on education. As your child's high school, we embrace this by taking pride in ensuring our students have a safe, welcoming, supportive and academically rigorous experience at Central. Thank you for collaborating with us on your child's four-year high school journey!
Here are a couple of things to bring to your attention.
  1. The first six-week grading period ends on October 22. Progress reports will be available in the parent portal around October 24. Please take time to review these "point-in-time" grade checks. Students will have another 12 weeks before their final grade is determined. However, if there are some challenges, we know early interventions to academic struggles produces outcomes that are more positive.
  2. When your child is out, it is very important to notify our attendance office as soon as possible...even if it is before someone is in the office! We have an answering machineJ. Here is a link to the attendance procedures document you may want to print and have handy.
Here's to a colorful Fall and Falcon Pride!

After School Math Center
Available for Student Help

Our Central math teachers run a math center every hour of the day to offer students a place to get help with their math, but for students without a study hall, this is an opportunity they have been missing out on.

Beginning September 24th, students now have the opportunity to go to an after school math center! Every day, Monday through Thursday (excluding early release Wednesdays), a math teacher will be available after school until 3:45 to help students with their math! Students may attend on a voluntary basis, however, if a student is not showing satisfactory progress in his/her math course, the teacher may recommend that they attend until improvements have been made. Please contact your child's math teacher for more information.
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Yearbooks for Sale

These are the days your teen will want to remember forever! Help make the year unforgettable by purchasing a 2019 school yearbook.

Buy online with a credit card, debit card or PayPal at  yearbookforever.com. (click image at left) Order now, so your teen won't miss out when the yearbook is distributed in the spring. We will not have extra yearbooks for sale!   


Senior Picture Deadline

Have you submitted your senior picture? The deadline to submit senior pictures for the yearbook is November 2nd, 2018. We will not accept submissions after the deadline. Please email photo to:  yearbook@westosha.k12.wi.us Please click the links below to provide information on submission requirements and your baby picture requirement, should you wish to include a baby picture also.

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Meeting of Electorate to
 Central High School
On Tuesday, October 16th, 7:00 pm in the All Purpose Room, the Board of Education will conduct its 2018 Annual Meeting of the Electorate.  The annual meeting plays an important part in the governance of your school district. Your attendance and participation is essential to good school district and community support.

Annual meetings are required by state statute to share with the electorate the fiscal management  of the district.  Among other issues the voters will be asked to consider are setting board member salaries, vote a tax for the operation of the school, address the food service program and more.

This year the board will also focus on the challenges our district will be facing in the near future relative to our budget. As some parents have  recently expressed concern over the loss of key staff members, the increasing of class sizes and more, at this meeting the board will highlight the projection of the budget for the next 3 to 5 years and the challenges our district will face.  Ultimately, the district will need to come to the taxpayers seeking support for an operational referendum to ensure continuation of the quality programs Central has provided your sons and daughters over the years.  This referendum will be similar to the ones held by the Wheatland School District last spring and the Salem Grade School the spring previous to that.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting.  The board encourages our parents to attend so we may communicate the financial challenges that are facing Central now and in the future.  We look forward to seeing you on the 16th of October.
                              Parent Responsibility - Detentions

Detention:
Parents/guardians will receive notifications of all detentions by phone in addition to email.  Students will be notified of all detentions through email and administrative conference with their associate principal.   Students are responsible for checking their school email address for detention assignment and notification. Parents/guardians are responsible for maintaining current email and phone information in Infinite Campus. All detentions must be served within one week of their assignment.
 
Detentions may be served after school on Tuesday and Wednesday 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm (Early release Wednesdays 12:20 pm - 1:20 pm) or by appointment confirmed by an Associate Principal.  Students are to report to room 502 on Tuesday or regular Wednesday and on an early release Wednesday, the All Purpose Room on time and stay until their assigned detention time is completed.  Students who are late for their assigned detention will not be admitted. Students should bring ample supplies and materials to study for the duration of their detention.
 
Failure to Serve Detentions:  
Students who fail to serve after school detentions by their assigned date will be assigned to a three hour detention on early release Wednesday as a consequence.  Students who repeatedly neglect to serve detentions may be assigned to in school suspension as a result of their insubordination.
 
Additionally, students who fail to serve after school detentions will have all school privileges removed, which include but are not limited to: extra-curricular activities, athletic contests, dances, and, in the case of seniors, participation in the graduation ceremony. When the detentions are made up, the privileges will be reinstated.  Failure to correct the problem may result in the student being referred to the District Administrator for a pre-expulsion hearing for repeated disciplinary referrals, refusal, or repeated neglect to obey the rules of the school district.
NHS  Provides Tutoring Services

The National Honors Society at Westosha Central High School is comprised of many of the top high-achieving students of grades eleven and twelve.  As such, many of these students excel in one subject area or another. This uncanny ability to learn and comprehend a subject allows many of our members to be just as fluent teaching their peers as they are learning for themselves.  For this reason, NHS offers free tutoring sessions every day of the school week from 7:00-7:25 am to all students who seek help in one subject or another. In helping others, NHS members not only improve the school community but also further their own knowledge regarding not only subject matter, but also in how to effectively share expertise and ability with peers.  For anyone who is struggling in a subject or seeking tutoring, see Ms. Reeves in her classroom for more information regarding tutoring.
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      From The IT Department

Central's Instructional Technology Department Website includes helpful information for families . Informational links include: BYOD, Mobile Hotspot checkout, Common Sense Media, Screenagers, and directions for setting up parental controls. We encourage you to sign up for the Tech Talk Tuesdays blog to receive weekly information and conversation starters for talking to your teen about their technology use.

Falcon Focus is Your E-Newsletter

The monthly Falcon Focus is your parent e-newsletter. We  are always looking for ways to make this communication more beneficial for our readers.  Any suggestions parents may have as to additional content you wish to see in the Falcon Focus, please feel free to send an e-mail by  clicking the following e-mail address: pierces@westosha.k12.wi.us
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The Board of Education does not discriminate in the employment of administrative staff on the basis of the Protected Classes of race, color, national origin, age, sex, (including transgender status, change of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity), pregnancy, creed or religion, genetic information, handicap or disability, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, military service (as defined in 111.32, Wis. Stats.), national origin, ancestry, arrest record, conviction record, use or non-use of lawful products off the District's premises during non-working hours, declining to attend an employer-sponsored meeting or to participate in any communication with the employer about religious matters or political matters, or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment practices.