NORTH CAMPUS DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

MARCH 20, 2019

Attendance Office 651-653-2916  |  Attendance Hotline 651-653-2915 | Health Office 651-653-2940 | Main Office 651-653-2920 

North Campus Lunch & Breakfast Menu 

Athletics and Activities Calendar (Suburban East Conference)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:        

Boys Tennis Meeting - Thursday, March 21 at 6pm at South Campus, Room 611.

Parking Permits - There are no more parking permits available for the rest of the school year. There are a limited number of daily parking spaces available - parking is first come, first served and is not guaranteed. Students that have permits and daily parking will need to park in the Division Lot only - parking is not allowed over at District Center, Central Middle School, or in the Bald Eagle parking lot (staff only). Students are encouraged to take the bus or carpool with others that have parking permits.

Rec Volleyball -  Community Services Co-Rec Volleyball registration is now open for grades 9-12.. The cost is $55 dollars per player. Create your team of boys and girls and submit your roster to Community Services. Games are played 6 on 6 on Friday nights starting April 7.
Registration closes on March 24 so start forming your teams today. All players must register at whitebear.feepay.com.  If you have any questions please contact Community Services.

Restart Room - North Campus is implementing a new behavior intervention for students who are found truanting class and/or not following rules in classes with our Student Support Team.   As this team partners with teachers and classroom staff, students may spend time in our new room entitled the Restart Room.   Students will need to turn in their phones when in this room.   If you have a student who spends time in the Restart Room, you will receive a phone call from a North Campus staff member.   We appreciate your partnership as we work to ensure all of our students are successful and receiving the education they deserve.

Student Well-Being Tip Line - There is a new electronic form to report concerns regarding a student's well-being: mental health, chemical use, social isolation, bullying, harassment, etc.  Students may also report concerns in person to an administrator, counselor, social worker or teacher.  The form can be submitted anonymously, however, the more information provided the better we are able to investigate and support the student regarding the concern.  Knowingly making a false report is a violation of school policy.  All submissions will be taken seriously and addressed during school hours.  The Student Well-Being Tip Line is not a crisis line. Please note that reports received during the summer may not be addressed in a timely manner.  Click here to view a video about the Student Well-Being Tip Line.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT:

Writing Center - The Writing Center will be available to students Tuesdays through Thursdays in the Media Center (during lunches we will be in Room 108). The schedule is as follows: Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 10:30 - 3:30 and Thursdays: 9:00 - 3:00.

Math Mondays - Need help with math? Come to Math Mondays,  Mondays, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Media Center. Get teacher help and make-up work and tests. Work with others in your same course. We hope to see you there!

ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Baseball Tryouts

  • 10th Grade - March 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 from 3-5pm in the North Campus Gym
  • 11-12th Grades - March 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 from 5-7pm in the North Campus Gym

Bear Power & Pride - The winter session of Bear Power & Pride winter training at South Campus has begun!  Athletes must sign up here prior to participating, no exceptions.

Knowledge Bowl Team - We are starting up a Knowledge Bowl Team at North Campus! Does your student like games like Trivial Pursuit,  playing Kahoot in class, or have multiple trivia apps on their phone?  If so, they should sign up for Knowledge Bowl! Interested students should complete the online form at bit.ly/KBInterest or see Ms. Carney in the Media Center.

Spanish Club -  Wednesday mornings at 6:45 am in Profe Forestell's room, room 233.  This week Spanish Club students  will be making a popular Day of the Dead craft .

Activity Bus - If you are participating in a Fall Sport stop by the Activities Office with your student ID card and get a fall sticker to ride the Activity Bus.

Knit & Crochet Club - Do you enjoy knitting or crochet? Do you want to learn how to knit or crochet? Then come to Knitting & Crochet Club! We are going to meet every Monday in Room 225 after school, beginning this Monday, October 15th. If you don’t have supplies, that’s okay! We will have extra that you can use, so come and hang out with us! If you have questions, please contact Ms. Rengo in Room 225.

Bear Tracks - Bear Tracks, our student news, needs dedicated people to write, shoot, edit, snap, and tweet everything going on in White Bear Lake. This year we hope to produce a newspaper and YouTube channel, and attempt more frequent Snapchat and Twitter accounts. We meet every Thursdays from 2:45-3:15 at South Campus, room 414. Contact Mr. Kirkham at North Campus for more details.

Home Football Games- Backpacks and string-bags are not permitted in the stadium.  There will not be a place to store them during the game.  If you bring one to the game you will not be admitted.

Equipment Storage - Students who plan to store bags and equipment in  Room 128 must bring it between 7:15 – 7:25AM.  After 7:25, the door will remain locked until the end of the day.

Activity Buses to South Campus and YMCA - Only students in a sport or activity may ride the activity buses to South Campus or YMCA after school.  Students in a current season sport or activity must stop by the Activity/Athletics Office to have a sticker added to their student i.d.  Students must show their student i.d. with the current season sticker to be allowed to ride the activity bus to South Campus or YMCA.  Students must be in a sport or activity to ride these buses.

Attendance and Participation in Co-curricular Activities:

If a student is suspended from any class, he or she may not participate in any activity or school-sponsored program that day.

When students participate in any co-curricular and/or sports activity, they are required to be in attendance at school the entire day of the event, unless they are absent for a school-related activity, medical appointment, one period (or less) in the school Health Office, funeral or family medical/legal emergency, or student safety issues (as determined by a school administrator). If the absence is due to any other reason, the student will be declared ineligible for that day’s event. The administration retains the right to request verification of any absences presented by a student or parent/guardian.

Students must not incur any unexcused absence the day after an event if the day is the next consecutive school day of the same week. If an unexcused absence is incurred for this next consecutive school day of the same week, the student will not participate in the next scheduled co-curricular event.

If the student is absent the day of or after an event for an appointment, the student will need a note from the medical provider to excuse the absence and allow them to participate in the activity.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Emergency Response Plan - The District has an emergency response plan that was created in consultation with local community emergency response agencies.  A copy of the plan is located in each building's main office and summaries are located in classroom and public spaces.  If you would like to review the plan, please call the building principal.

ATTENDANCE

Attendance Information

  • To report an Absence · Call the Attendance Office, 651-653-2911, each day your student is absent unless prior arrangements have been made through the Attendance Office. If unable to call, please send a note the day your student returns to school.  
  • Doctor and Dentist Appointments · Students should give their note to the Attendance Office to receive a pass to leave school. Students will sign in and out at the Attendance Office.  
  • Vacation Request Form · If a student will be absent 2 days or longer, bring a note to the Attendance Office, signed by the parent/guardian stating the reason for the absence and the dates. The student will be given a Vacation Request Form to be signed by his/her teachers and returned to the Attendance Office for approval/denial. No pre-approved absences will be granted during the final week of first semester or the final two weeks of the school year.  
  • Co-curricular Activities · When students participate in any co-curricular and/or sports activity, they are required to be in attendance at school for the entire day of the event. The only exceptions are medical/dental appointments, one period or less in the Health Office, funeral or family medical/legal emergency, or student safety issue (as determined by a school administrator). Students absent for any other reason will be ineligible for the day’s event. Administration reserves the right to request verification of any absences presented by a student or parent/guardian. If a student incurs an unexcused absence the day after an event, he/she will be ineligible for the next game/event.

Attendance Reminder for students leaving early - If your student needs to leave early, please send a note with them to school.  This helps minimize disruptions to classrooms by calling classrooms for students.   If you forget to send a note or something comes up, please call Attendance at 651-653-2916 to release your student.

Tardies - Consequences for tardies should be addressed in the following way

1st, 2nd tardy - Warning
        3rd, 4th, 5th tardy - Teacher issues detention, documents in Skyward, and contacts parent/guardian
        6th tardy and higher - Teacher writes referral in Skyward, consequence issued from Associate Principals/Student Supervisors

Truancy- A student will be considered truant when they are reported absent from one or more classes and are unable to verify their whereabouts in accordance with District guidelines.

Truancy Intervention Program (TIP)-WBLAHS participates with several counties in the Truancy Intervention Program (TIP). This program is designed to address the problem of truancy with children ages 12-17. Truancy is a problem that has long-term effects on children, families, and communities. TIP is a three-step process involving progressively intrusive interventions to improve a student’s attendance. The final step of the process is a petition to juvenile court. White Bear Lake Area High School remains committed to the belief that interventions by influential adults into students’ lives make a positive impact on behavior and school attendance. The TIP process is designed to improve school attendance while preventing many children from becoming entangled in the juvenile justice system.

Attendance Codes Key

A = Absent(or 10+ minutes late to class)

B = Tardy(less than 10 minutes late to class)

E = Excused

S = School Activity

U = Unverified

X = Unexcused

Z = Truant

*** Students are marked Unexcused when they are less than 10 minutes late to school

without an excused reason***

***Students are marked Truant when they are more than 10 minutes late to school

without an excused reason***

BACKPACKS

Backpacks - Students are reminded that backpacks and large bags are not allowed in classrooms. Our goal is to keep classrooms safe and free of nuisance items. Students who bring backpacks or large bags to class will be asked to return them to their lockers and may be assigned school consequences for noncompliance. Thank you for your effort to keep North Campus classrooms safe for all students.

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL
ALL students staying after school must have a valid reason for staying after school to include pre-arranged academic assistance with either a teacher or Promise Fellow or involvement in an after school sponsored club, sport, or activity.  

After School - Administration at North and South Campuses would like to remind students and parents that students must be involved in a sport, club, activity, or pre-arranged meeting with a teacher in order to be in either building after school. Also, students must have a pass or sticker on their student ID  to ride the South Campus Shuttle or Activity Bus in the evening.  Students who are in an activity, club, or sport can take their student ID to the North Campus Activities Office Window to receive a sticker to ride the South Campus Shuttle or the Activity Bus.  New Student IDs will be available in mid-October.  Until that time, the bus drivers will have a list of students who can ride the bus.

Central, Sunrise, and Elementary Schools - No student is permitted on Central Middle School, Sunrise Middle School, or any of the Elementary school grounds before, during or after school without permission from the principals. This includes not being able to use bus transportation from the middle schools as well.

Student Drop Off/Pick Up - If dropping off/picking up your student before or after school, do not use the bus lane.  Please stay to the left of the median.

BUSING
Activity Buses - Students must have a pass or student ID with a season sticker to ride the late/activity bus.  Students in clubs, activities, or athletics can ask for a sticker to put on their student ID from Mrs. Muckala at the Activities/Athletics window.  Students staying after with a teacher or Promise Fellow will need to ask for a daily pass from them.

South Campus Shuttles - Students must have a pass or sticker to ride the South Campus Shuttle or Activity Bus in the evening.  Students who are in an activity, club, or sport can take their student ID to the North Campus Activities Office Window to receive a sticker to ride the South Campus Shuttle or the Activity Bus.

Riding a Friend’s Bus - Students who would like to ride the bus home with a friend will need to bring a written and signed note from their parent/guardian stating who they are riding the bus with and their friend’s bus number.  Include a number where you can be reached to verify.  Students should bring their note to Ms. Rivers in the Attendance Office BEFORE school starts and she will have the pass ready by lunchtime and it will be on the counter in the Main Office.

DELIVERIES
Delivering items to school - If you are dropping off homework, lunch, chromebook, etc., please let your students know you will leave it in the main office and they should check there between classes.  We will not disrupt class to call students to the office to pick up items.

DRESS CODE
Dress Code- Students are expected to be appropriately dressed and acceptably groomed for school. Students who are dressed inappropriately may be asked to go home or have clothing delivered to them at school.

  • Clothing cannot pose a health or safety hazard, distraction, or disruption in classroom.
  • The following should not appear on clothing: words or symbols perceived as racial, sexual or harassing; items that are illegal for student use such as chemicals, alcohol, or tobacco; a message which is lewd, vulgar, or obscene.  
  • Low necklines, spaghetti straps, backless tops or halter tops are not allowed. All tops must cover both shoulders and midriffs. Bottoms that are too short, suggestive, reveal under clothes or the lower back area are inappropriate.  
  • Students may not wear headgear including, but not limited to, bandanas, regardless of where they are worn; scarves; caps; do-rags; sunglasses and hoods will also not be accepted.  
  • Coats will not be allowed to be worn during classroom hours.

HEALTH OFFICE
Influenza - The flu (influenza) is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by influenza viruses. Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. If your child is ill, please let the school know what the symptoms are, so that we can keep track of influenza-like illnesses. Click here for information on how to tell the difference between the common cold and influenza.

Is your child sick at school and texting you to to be picked up?  Direct them to go to the health office.  All students going home sick must be processed through the Health Office.

  • The Health Aide or School Nurse will do a quick assessment.  We will confirm any flu like symptoms as we would like to see what is trending in our school.
  • Parent/Guardian will be called to let you know your student is ill - (Caller Id will be WBL - 653-2940).  
  • We need parent/guardian approval for a student to leave school.  This is especially important if your child walks or drives.
  • Parent/guardian can approve who will pick up student (Grandma, Aunt etc.) and when they will be arriving. If over 30 minutes the student can wait in Health Office.
  • You can either come in and sign out your student or just pull up to the front of the school and call or text to let us know you have arrived.  Attendance will be entered to reflect the absence.  
  • What if the above protocol is not followed?
  • The person picking up will have to sign into the school and go to the health office.
  • If the person picking up is not a parent/guardian or listed as an emergency contact, we will need to contact parent or guardian for approval.
  • Then we will call the student to the health office to be assessed for their ailments and sign out of school.
  • This process is in place so that North Campus can keep all students healthy, safe, and accounted for during the school day.  Thank you for your compliance with this matter.   For any questions call Ruth DesJardins, LSN - 653-2970 or Margaret McGladdery, Health Aide, 653-2940

NUTRITION SERVICES

Lunch Reminder - Students are not allowed to order in food from outside vendors or restaurants for lunch.  Parents and guardians should also refrain from bringing in food from outside vendors.  Federal regulations, along with the Health Department, govern the school meal program and they have very strict guidelines that prohibit food being brought in from outside sources other than the students' homes.  Students are not allowed to leave the building or school grounds for lunch.  Students who are in violation of these guidelines may be subject to disciplinary actions.  

Breakfast and Second Chance Breakfast - Breakfast is served daily in the cafeteria from 7:00-7:25AM. Breakfast will not be served after the 7:25AM bell has rung so that students can eat and get to class on time.   Second Chance Breakfast (begins Sept. 14) is “grab and go” and served in the 100’s Square between 1st and 2nd hours.

PARKING

Student Parking- ALL STUDENT VEHICLES PARKED IN THE LOT MUST BE REGISTERED with the Main Office, to avoid being ticketed. Parking passes are $35 for each quarter or $140 for the year. Sign up on FeePay.  Daily parking is $2 and is purchased in the Main Office. Students will need to know their license plate number and the make, model and year of the vehicle (helpful hint: take a picture your license plate with their phone).

TECHNOLOGY

Classlink - We are pleased to share that we are implementing ClassLink, a single sign-on platform, that will allow teachers, students and parents to use a single username and password to access all the necessary district applications. We are providing parents with the option to use this single sign on application. You are not required to use ClassLink to access our district applications. You can learn more about ClassLink at www.classlink.com.  If you choose not to use ClassLink, you will continue to access district applications as you have done in the past.  Click here to get started.

Parent Instructions for Skyward Notifications - If you would like to receive notifications from Skyward about your North Campus student’s attendance, grading, and progress reports, please click here for instructions.  

 

SchoolMessenger text message opt-in information - Our district utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver district-wide and school-wide voicemails and emails regarding general upcoming events, notice of emergency closings, attendance and nutrition services notices, and other important announcements from the district or school.  We now have the capability to send district-wide and school-wide text messages through the SchoolMessenger system to those families who have cell phone numbers attached to their student’s records and who have opted in to receive text messages.  SchoolMessenger will be sending an opt-in text message early next week, so please know this is legitimate correspondence when you receive it.  If you do not receive a text message from SchoolMessenger by Wednesday, April 4 and you would like to opt in to the system, find information on the district’s website here regarding updating your cell phone on your student’s record.

GO BEARS!