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This Week at West Ranch March 29 - April 2, 2021

Good Afternoon West Ranch Parents,

 

We are so excited to get a chance to welcome back some of our students to campus!  The following are events for This Week at West Ranch, March 29 – April 2, along with information for some upcoming events.  Please take note of the schedule for this week and some of the minor changes to accommodate those students coming back to campus in the hybrid model.  Monday is a periods 5, 6, 7 day.

 

SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK:                                         

 

Monday, March 29   -          Period 1:  7:05am – 8:00am (if scheduled)

                                                Period 5:  8:30am – 9:45am

                                                Period 6:  9:55am – 11:20pm (includes WRTV)

                                                Period 7:  11:30am – 12:45pm

                                                Lunch:     12:45pm – 1:45pm

                 Student/Teacher Flex Time:   1:45pm – 3:30pm

                                                Per. 8/9:   2:55pm – 3:30pm

 

Tuesday, March 30   -           Period 1:  7:05am – 8:00am (if scheduled)

                                                Period 2:  8:30am – 9:45am

                                                Period 3:  9:55am – 11:20pm (includes WRTV)

                                                Period 4:  11:30am – 12:45pm

                                                Lunch:     12:45pm – 1:45pm

                 Student/Teacher Flex Time:   1:45pm – 3:30pm

                                                Per. 8/9:   2:55pm – 3:30pm

 

Wednesday, March 31 -       Period 1:  7:05am – 8:00am (if scheduled)

                                                Period 5:  8:30am – 9:45am

                                                Period 6:  9:55am – 11:20pm (includes WRTV)

                                                Period 7:  11:30am – 12:45pm

                                                Lunch:     12:45pm – 1:45pm

              Teacher Preparation / Collab.:   1:45pm – 3:30pm

                                                Per. 8/9:   2:55pm – 3:30pm

 

Thursday, April 1     -           Period 1:  7:05am – 8:00am (if scheduled)

                                                Period 2:  8:30am – 9:45am

                                                Period 3:  9:55am – 11:20pm (includes WRTV)

                                                Period 4:  11:30am – 12:45pm

                                                Lunch:     12:45pm – 1:45pm

                 Student/Teacher Flex Time:   1:45pm – 3:30pm

                                                Per. 8/9:   2:55pm – 3:30pm

 

Friday, April 2          -           Period 1:  7:05am – 8:00am (if scheduled)

                                                Period 5:  8:30am – 9:45am

                                                Period 6:  9:55am – 11:20pm (includes WRTV)

                                                Period 7:  11:30am – 12:45pm

                                                Lunch:     12:45pm – 1:45pm

                 Student/Teacher Flex Time:   1:45pm – 3:30pm

                                                Per. 8/9:   2:55pm – 3:30pm

If a student has a sport, performing art, or CCR class 8TH OR 9th period, the dates and time for the final were pre-selected by will be set by the instructor.  

 

HYBRID COHORT A BEGIN ON CAMPUS MARCH 29TH!!:

On Monday March 29th we will be welcoming back to campus those students taking part in hybrid learning in COHORT A. 

WRTV has helped create a informative video, “Day in the Life of a Hybrid Student.”  This video will give you helpful guidance as we begin this next journey of welcoming students back onto campus.  Here is the link to that video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS790Iksqmo

We will also link this to our website, WestRanchHighSchool.com.

 

An email was sent on Friday confirming your families choice of online or hybrid for your student.  If your student is continuing ONLINE, there are not many changes other than some minor adjustments to the daily schedule.  Please follow the schedule within or attached to this email. 

For our HYBRID students there are a few reminders:

  • Students will be allowed to enter campus at 8:15am
  • Cohort A (last names A-K) students report on Monday Tuesday
  • Cohort B (last names L-Z) students report on Thursday – Friday
  • On Wednesdays ALL students will participate via distance learning
  • Have your CrisisGo questionnaire completed before arrival
  • Bring your student ID and have it ready to be checked in
  • Students must wear masks
  • Keep socially distant to others
  • Wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer often during the day

I have included a schedule for this week and the week following Spring Break with this email.  We look forward to having our students back on campus at West Ranch!

 

SPRING BREAK NEXT WEEK!:

Next week, April 5 - 9 is Spring Break.  We will have no school, in-person or digitally, during that week to allow our students, staff, and families to have some down time.  We hope you have a relaxing week!

 

PAW PRINT – JOURNALISM WITH BIGGEST ISSUE YET!!:

Our amazing Journalism students of the Paw Print have just digitally published their biggest issue of the year, Spring 2021!  These students have worked hard and would love for all Wildcats to check it out.  Here is the link to access this special edition:  https://issuu.com/thepawprint7/docs/final-compressed

 

AP EXAM DATES:

For this year, the College Board has given us some leeway in regards to the administration of AP Exams.  At West Ranch we will be giving our AP Exams during College Board’s Administration #2 window, May 18-28.  This will allow a couple more weeks for teachers and students to review for the exam.  This administration also gives the chance for some subject exams to be done digitally from home.  Those that are to be done in paper/pencil will have an option to take it at home digitally in June.  We sent an AP Exam specific email on Monday, March 15 to our students that have signed up for an AP exam.  We will be sending a reminder email early this week.  Remember that the google form needs to be completed by all students by April 2nd.  Please watch for this email. 

Here is a link to the College Board website with more information:

https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap-2021/updates

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!

A Big Thank you to my teaching, custodial, classified, and administrative staff for preparing our campus for the return of our students.  It has been done with the safety of our students and staff as the number one priority.  Thank you for all your hard work!

 

WILDCAT WELLNESS NEWS:

The WWC is now open with, of course, some protocols for safety and continued confidentiality.  All students must have an appointment to meet in person or virtually, masks must be properly worn, and physical distancing will be maintained.  But STILL, we are open and so happy to be able to see students in person.  Attached is an infographic that contains the information on how to access the WWC from home or on campus.

 

On Wednesday a virtual CBT/processing group begins.  Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques are especially helpful for those of us who have a "tornado" of thoughts churning around in our brains and have trouble working through them.  This group can help you learn how to process some of those overwhelming thoughts.

In April there will be two special programs offered.  The second series of "Adulting: Financial Wellness" for students will be held Mondays in April.  

More information about both groups can be found on our website, https://sites.google.com/hartdistrict.org/wildcatwellnesscenter/home

The High School Parent Forum will resume in April meeting on Wednesday evenings.  A flyer has been included in this email with more information including the Zoom link.

 

For more information on all the April activities of the Wildcat Wellness Center, here is the link to our April Calendar:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a-bnNrZRfxo1gCoJhoIKUfmZK25MOG_M0LupZ_POdtA/edit?usp=drive_web

 

It is our final week of RESILIENCY TIPS in the Wildcat Wellness section of this weekly email that parents can use to help their students.  These tips come from Educator Consultant Brian Harris Ed.D.  This week we are looking at tips 15-17, and includes my favorite at #15!  Keep up the great work!  We will continue to persevere together.

15. Unplug- unplug from things once in a while- TV, social media, videogames, Netflix, some of us may even need to unplug from others once in a while.

16. Laugh And Have Fun With Their Family/Students/Peers- laughter can be the best form of therapy

17. Help Others Build Resiliency- helping others build these skills also releases those feel-good feelings for you. Try helping your students, your parents, your kids, your friends foster resilience. Make it something you all can work towards.

 

Let’s have a great week!

GO WILDCATS!!!

 

Mark Crawford

Principal, West Ranch High School

Relationships – Rigor – Relevance


File attachments:
Spring 2021 Schedule - Continual Block.pdf
WWC protocol Spring 21.pdf
High School District Parent Forum Flyer.pdf