Important Back to School Information

Important WHS Back to School Information
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Are you ready for the first day of school?

Important WHS Back to School Information


The first day of school is August 30. Are you ready? Are you looking forward to meeting your teachers? Have you finished your summer reading? Do you have all of your school supplies? Here is some important information to help you prepare.


What’s New for 2017-18?

PowerSchool Now Available In All Grade Levels

The Windham School District is delighted to now offer the PowerSchool Parent Portal at every grade level. PowerSchool streamlines communications and will help keep students and parents informed of upcoming assignments, grades, classroom activities and other important information. New PowerSchool users will receive instructions for setting up their parent accounts as well as their user Access ID and Access passwords after completion of the InfoSnap  registration verification in the coming weeks. Instructions will also be provided to those parents looking to add a younger child to an already existing parent portal account.

1:1 Technology

We are delighted to announce that beginning this year, each student in the district will be equipped with 1:1 technology. We will be distributing MacBook Airs to all high school students; Chromebooks to every student entering grades 2-8 and iPad resources to kindergarten and grade 1 students. With 1:1 technology, the Windham School District is able to provide a 21st century learning environment and effectively integrate technology into curriculum and instruction to improve student learning, increase learning opportunities, and encourage the use of different and innovative teaching methods.



Helpful Information for the Upcoming School Year

2017-18 District Calendar (PDF)


InfoSnap Registration:

Registration verification is scheduled for the week of August 7. Parents will receive an email with their user ID and code to access the system and will then be required to complete all

documentation in order to view their child’s assignments and schedules


Bus Information:

As a reminder, we encourage all students to take the bus to ensure safety. If your child will not be participating in the busing program for the upcoming school year, please notify the district at the earliest convenience in order that we can adjust routes and schedules accordingly. Bus routes are available here

School Menus:

Menus will be available in mid-August and posted to the website. Please stay tuned and check back in the coming weeks.  


School Messenger Communication System:

As a reminder, the District contracted last year with SchoolMessenger Solutions as our new provider for parent notifications.  SchoolMessenger offers a variety of communication options to utilize when sending messages regarding attendance calls for unreported absences, emergencies, school closings and delays, newsletters, school announcements, athletic updates, and other types of information.


Emergency Messages and Attendance Calls

Parents/Legal Guardians are automatically enrolled based on the information provided for both the Mother/Legal Guardian and Father/Legal Guardian.  The Home Phone is required for Emergency and Attendance Calls.  Cell Phone, and email will also be utilized, but you will have the option at a later date, to designate preferences or to opt-in to receive text messages.


infoCenter – Preferences

SchoolMessenger offers a variety of ways for parents and guardians to manage their communications preferences.  You can download the InfoCenter mobile app from Google Play or the Apple App Store, as well as sign up online by visiting infocenter.schoolmessenger.com, which will also be available as a link via your PowerSchool Parent Portal account.  In InfoCenter you may designate which of your numbers you wish to opt-in for text messages or select email only for newsletters and other non-emergency announcements.  For more information about SchoolMessenger and InfoCenter, please download the following document or visit our district website to learn more.  SchoolMessenger InfoCenter for Parents.pdf

 

School Supply Information:

Individual teachers will advise students of required class supplies in the first days of school. In the interim, students should bring basic supplies such as notebook, pens and pencils.


Summer Reading Information:

Summer reading assignments including incoming Grade 9 student assignments can be downloaded here.


Athletic and Tryouts Information:

Windham High School

PLEASE NOTE: All athletes must register on familyid.com in order to participate in fall sports tryouts and parents should check website for any updated information.

  • Football: 8/8, 3 to 6 pm, Team Meeting and Equipment Handout, WHS

  • Golf Tryouts: 8/14, 8/15 and 8/17, 7 am, Windham Country Club

  • Boys Soccer Tryouts: 8/14 through 8/16, 7 to 8 am at WHS Turf as well as 4 to 6pm at WHS Grass Field

  • Girls Soccer Tryouts: 8/14 through 8/17, 8 to 12 pm at WHS (Turf/Grass)

  • Cheerleading: 8/21, 8/23 and 8/24, 5 to 7:30 pm, WHS Gym

  • Girls Volleyball Tryouts: 8/21, 9 to 11am and 3 to 5 pm, WHS Gym

  • Boys and Girls Cross-Country Tryouts: 8/14, 7 to 8 am, WHS

  • Field Hockey Tryouts: 8/14-17, 8 to 10 am, WHS 

  • Bass Fishing Team Meeting: 8/14, 5:30 pm, WHS Media Center


Windham High School New Student Orientation:

8/22, 3 to 7 pm

Orientation for all incoming Grade 9 students and newly-enrolled-to-the-district students, will be held on Tuesday, August 22. Students should be dropped off at WHS at 3:00pm. Parents are asked to return at 6:00pm for the parent/student tech orientation portion of the day. More information will be sent home in early August. We hope to see you there.


Open House Information:

9/7, 6 to 7:30 pm


Picture Days:

Thursday, 9/7


Naviance Training for Parents:

9/21, 6:30 pm at Windham High School Auditorium


NHHEAF Financial Aid Information Night:

9/27, 6:30 pm at Windham High School Auditorium

Open to parents of juniors and seniors, the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) will present a financial aid information night.

 

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