WHEA WEEKLY NEWS
Aloha WHEA Families - As many of you know we have been developing a Return to Learn COVID Metrics and Learning Plan. At this time it is still under review by our Governing Board. We hope to have it ready early next week.
I would also like to thank the parents that have been attending and participating in our board meetings. We appreciate your feedback and time.
Thank you for your continued patience.
Sincerely - Heather Nakakura, WHEA Director
December 15 & 16, Tuesday & Wednesday, HS Evidence Folders
December 15-17, Tuesday- Thursday, MS Packet Pick-Up 9am-2pm
December 16, Wednesday, Last day for HS Acellus
December 16, Wednesday, Last day for Middle School Acellus
December 21-January 4, **NO SCHOOL** WINTER BREAK
YEARBOOK PHOTO SUBMISSION:
For those of you that have chosen to send in your own yearbook photo please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 11th. If you are needing to schedule an appointment please contact them at the email above.
HIGH SCHOOL UPDATES:
**Evidence Folder Meetings December 15th (Tuesday) - 16th (Wednesday).**
Meetings should take about 30-45 minutes. These are mandatory and do affect grades. There will be no "school" or classes during Evidence Folder week after Monday the 14th. Meeting times should not conflict with any school-related classes, regardless of what group your student is in. Your advisory teacher will be emailing you with appointment times.
**NOTE EVIDENCE FOLDERS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS IN THE STANDALONE/ACELLUS COURSES. HIGH SCHOOL ACELLUS STUDENTS HAVE UNTIL DECEMBER 16TH TO REACH
*47% PROGRESS (for students that have been in Acellus from 1st Quarter) &
*33% PROGRESS (for students that have started Acellus in 2nd Quarter) IN EACH ENROLLED COURSE.
If you have any questions please email the High School Acellus Advisor Amy Cerrone, email@example.com
MIDDLE SCHOOL UPDATES:
**A Middle School Learning Survey for the 2nd Semester will be emailed to you from your student’s grade level teachers, please complete the survey by Wednesday, December 16th.
Middle school students will continue with their normal Acellus and Zoom schedule until Wednesday, December 16th. They will have up until 11:59pm on the 16th to catch up on any Acellus courses they have fallen behind in. There is also a Virtual Share Fair that will take place, with each student creating their own websites, more information to come from your student.
Middle School Packet Pick-Up: December 15th-17th, Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Packet pick up will be located outside of the admin building (Front Office). Please be sure to wear your mask while on campus. This will be a grab and go situation as done at the beginning of the quarter.
HIGH SCHOOL PARENT OFFICE HOURS:
Join Zoom Meeting: Thursdays and Fridays 2:00pm-3:00pm
Meeting ID: 748 3505 1272 Passcode: G5fkp2
If you can not make these times you can always schedule an appointment via email <firstname.lastname@example.org> for an additional time.
HIGH SCHOOL LEARNING OPTIONS FOR NEXT SEMESTER
Up until this point, high school curriculum options were a quarter-to-quarter decision that students and their families could make. As we end 1st Semester, we would like to announce that any changes to curriculum options will now be the curriculum you are enrolled in for the rest of the school year (all of 2nd Semester). Program Change Requests for High School will be open from now until January 8th, 9:00 am HST. If you are switching from the hybrid or integrated distance learning program to the asynchronous distance learning (Standalone) which uses Acellus, students will need to complete 100% of Acellus courses they will be enrolled in. Only integrated courses (ones earned through projects) will be switched to the Acellus platform. All others will remain the same (Blackboard, etc.). Program change requests, if granted, will remain in effect for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. CLICK HERE to make a request.
OCEAN CONSERVATION LEADER PROGRAM:
We have opened applications for our Ocean Conservation Leaders virtual program for teens in 9th-12th grade. Applications are open until December 20th and the summer program will be available to rising 9th graders (students who just completed 8th grade). Here is the link for more information: https://www.marinemammalcenter.org/education/adults-families/ocean-conservation-leaders. It is open to high school students worldwide!
FREE GRAB AND GO MEALS
Linked here → Free Fall Grab and Go Meals is the list of participating schools.
While doing your holiday or day to day Amazon shopping, use the amazon smile and choose “Explorations Foundation (WHEA)” as your charity of choice and go about doing your regular amazon shopping. It’s that simple, Free to sign up and easy to use. CLICK HERE to get the complete instructions for Amazon Smile account sign-up.
TEXT OPT-IN: TEXT THE WORD “ALERT” TO 22300 and follow the prompts
By opting in you will receive text messages instead of phone calls unless they are *Emergency Calls
Website → whea.net
WHEA Store → WHEA's online store
High School Website → High School Website
Middle School Website → Middle School Website
High School PARENT Website → HS PARENT Website
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