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  1. HIGH SCHOOL 101(Parent Presentation) CLASS OF 2016

  2. TYPICAL 9TH GRADE SCHEDULE: • ALL FRESHMEN SHOULD HAVE 6 CLASSES TO INCLUDE: • ENGLISH (English 1, H. English 1, or sheltered English) • MATH (Pre Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, H Geometry or Alg 2) • SCIENCE (Coordinated Science, Biology or H. Biology) • P. E. (Intro to PE or Team Sports) • ELECTIVES 1 AND 2: (Cultures in a Global Age or H. Cultures in a Global Age or Foreign Language, music, art, auto, or a support class like study skills, Freshman WOW or directed studies)

  3. HOMEROOM Homeroom is new to WHS this year. It is: • Consistent throughout high school – same teacher & same student group • An opportunity to connect and build a relationship with another staff member and group of students • Where your student will hear about events and activities as well as receive important paperwork (transcripts/ ballots/schedules...)

  4. THE IMPORTANCE OF 9TH GRADE: FOUNDATION YEAR FORM STUDY HABITS BUILD KNOWLEDGE DEVELOP CONFIDENCE DEVELOP GOALS 10TH GRADE COURSE RECOMMENDATIONS EARN CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION MAY BE TAKING COLLEGE PREP. COURSES

  5. GUIDANCE AT W.H.S. ACADEMIC Course selection High School graduation Study Skills After School Tutoring Center (Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs. 3:15 to 5:15) College Planning / Naviance Family Connection Interventions CAREER Career awareness and options ROP Naviance Family Connection Jobs Availability PERSONAL/SOCIAL Link Crew Project Success Personal, Family, Friends, and Life situation Naviance Family Connection

  6. WHO IS MY CHILD’S COUNSELOR? Contact Information Is On Woodbridge HS Website. Mr. Campbell Mrs. Taylor-Baker Mrs. Figge Ms. Carrington A-Claudio Clayfield-ImenImler-Merritt Meyers-Ruiz Ms. Bethmann Ruoff - Z Mrs. Greely Counseling Programs

  7. Who else is in the Counseling Office? Ms. Hodes College and Career Center Intervention Specialist Mrs. Dimitrik ROP Specialist Private Instruction Coordinator Mrs. Barelian Registrar Mrs. Cohan Counseling Secretary Mrs. Bradley Dept. Secretary Amanda Prizio Project Success/ Conflict Mediation

  8. HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD SUCCEED ACADEMICALLY? GET YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL BY 7:45 EACH DAY PROVIDE A QUIET, MEDIA FREE, AND COMFORTABLE STUDY SPACE ENCOURAGE GOOD STUDY SKILLS IN 4 EASY STEPS: Your student should: -Check Planner / Gather Materials -Complete an assignment / check it off -Put assignment where it belongs -Pack backpack before going to sleep

  9. HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD SUCCEED ACADEMICALLY? • MONITOR PROGRESS • (Blackboard / Parent Portal) • PROVIDE REINFORCEMENT FOR BEHAVIOR • ENCOURAGE EXTRA-CURRICULAR • INVOLVEMENT • SEEK ASSISTANCE FROM TEACHER(S) / • COUNSELOR IF / WHEN NECESSARY

  10. WHS GRADE REPORT REVIEW Parents are notified electronically of students’ grades every four to five weeks. WEEK 5 - PROGRESS REPORT (D or below notice) WEEK 9 - QUARTER GRADES (Letter grade notice each class) WEEK 14 - PROGRESS REPORT (D or below notice) WEEK 19 - SEMESTER GRADES (Official, final grade for each class) SUMMER SCHOOL GRADES (If applicable) Grade reports are the only required notification of your student’s performance. Teachers may not call home if your child is doing poorly. Please check parent portal regularly. **Only semester and summer school grades earn credit and appear on your student’s transcript** ***Woodbridge High School Operates on a 2 Semester System***

  11. WHAT ARE IUSD MINIMUM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS? 215 CREDITS REQUIRED SUBJECTS (INCLUDING ALGEBRA 1) PHYSICAL FITNESS STANDARDS PASSED - (Not a graduation req., just more PE required if not met) CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM - ELA- reading, writing, and vocabulary - MATH – arithmetic and Algebra 1 - Students take in spring of 10th grade See Program of Studies for details www.woodbridgehigh.org

  12. SUPPORT OPTIONS Tutorial- 30 Minute period during the school day (Tu, Wed., Thurs.) where students can get extra help from their classroom teachers. After-School Tutoring- Held every Mon.-Thurs 3:15-5:15 in the library **It’s free!  Contact Teachers Contact Counselor

  13. How can NavianceFamily Connection help my student build a plan? How can NavianceFamily Connection help my student build a plan? • Career Search Feature • College Search Feature • Communication Tool • Resume Builder • Practice for the SAT and ACT • Search for Scholarships • Goal setting

  14. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES CLUBS - Club Fair is September 28th during lunch. STUDENT GOVERNMENT COMMUNITY SERVICE/VOLUNTEER WORK INVOLVEMENT WITH COMMUNITY, SOCIAL, RELIGIOUS OR ETHNIC GROUPS SPECIAL INTERESTS, BOTH ON AND OFF CAMPUS - MUSIC - ART - THEATRE - ATHLETICS - ACADEMIC TEAMS

  15. UPCOMING EVENTS • Classroom Workshops: • Fall: Naviance Family Connection • Spring: Graduation and College Information • Preparation for Final Exams: Link Crew activity during tutorial in late January • Spring Parent Workshop: March 20thin the am. Covering graduation and college information.

  16. On-line Resource www.woodbridgehigh.org THE ONE THAT DOES IT ALL! Easy access to Blackboard, Naviance Family Connection, My IUSD / Parent Portal, school news and calendars as well as news, resources and links to the counseling dep’t.

  17. IUSD Parent Support • Positive Discipline for Building Capable Kids: This innovative class teaches parents of children and teenagers of all ages to use kindness and firmness at the same time, to teach life skills, and encourage self-respect, self-discipline, cooperation, good behavior and problem-solving. • Active Parenting of Teens: Learn effective ways to instill courage and self-esteem, deal with negativity, develop responsibility, win cooperation, use consequences and problem-solving, increase positive communication, and deal with challenging topics like values, computer and internet challenges, sexuality, violence, alcohol and other drugs. • Parent Support Group: This group will meet weekly and is open to all Irvine parents of children and teens of any age. Come and get some support in a relaxed setting, learn some positive parenting skills, and make friends. Registration Information for all of these classes is available on the WHS Counseling website under “Parent Resources”

  18. QUESTIONS???