WHEA WEEKLY NEWS
December 15 & 16, Tuesday & Wednesday, HS Evidence Folders
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
MIDDLE SCHOOL UPDATES:
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.
**TODAY WAS THE LAST DAY FOR MRS TEXEIRA’S MATH HUB HELP. She will be available via Zoom if your student is needing one on one help.
Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 971 125 9414 Passcode: 1Z4RXY
LEARNING HUB FOR VULNERABLE STUDENTS:
If you have concerns regarding your child’s academic progress, emotional well being or having internet connection problems, you may want to consider the Learning Hub which meets on campus Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to noon.
For more information contact Amy Cerrone, our Student Behavior Coach at email@example.com.
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.
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.
TECHNOLOGY GRANT FUNDS RECEIVED:
WHEA has received $6500 from Hawaii County thanks to Representatives Karen Eoff and Rebecca Villegas and a Hawaii Community Foundation Grant (Deviants from the Norm Fund) for $10,000. The funds will be used to purchase individual mobile wifi setups to provide more reliable internet access for those students and staff in need. If you believe your child would benefit from this please contact our technical support person Larry Kniffin at email@example.com.
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.
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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