Dear Parents and Guardians,
As we have now passed the midway point of the first quarter, this note serves as apt timing to discuss the importance of academics at Yarmouth High School.
Progress Reports will be completed by this Thursday, October 13th. These reports are designed to provide students and their families with individualized information about their academics during the first part of the school year.
These reports also include information on Cornerstone assessments, which are part of Yarmouth’s graduation requirements. In order to successfully earn credit for a course, students must not only pass the course, they must also earn at least an 80 on their cornerstone assessments. As the year progresses, your student’s teachers will be further communicating their expectations regarding cornerstones if they have not done so already.
As progress reports are completed, and we prepare for the end of the quarter on November 4, we will be implementing a student-led initiative which has been dubbed Clipper Catch Up Day. Members of the Student Senate have worked closely with our faculty to set up a program that will allow student to access their teachers for additional support during the school day. Once a quarter during period 3, students will have the opportunity to work with their advisors to develop a plan to work with teachers. Next week on Tuesday October 18th from 9:53 to 10:58, we will kick off our first Clipper Catch Up Day.
I encourage you to review your student’s progress report, as well as the PowerSchool parent portal, in order to ensure that your student starts the year on the right foot, and take advantage of this opportunity.
Wednesday October 19th is noteworthy for several reasons. For students in grades 9-11, we will NOT have a late arrival schedule, and students will need to arrive to school at 8 am.
Progress Reports - Thursday October 13th
Clipper Catch Up - Tuesday October 18th
Special Events - Wednesday October 19th
9th Grade field trip to Ft. Williams - be at school at 8 am
10th Grade PSAT’s - be at school at 8 am
11th Grade PSAT’s - be at school at 8 am12th Grade - regular day of classes, regular school start time of 9 am.
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