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JACK WILSON ACADEMY HANDBOOK
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J.W.A.

STUDENT/  PARENT HANDBOOK

2020-21


 

 

Streator Township High School

Eligibility and Acceptance Procedures

The Jack Wilson Academy is an Alternative Education Program for regular education students grades nine through twelve who, for a variety of reasons, struggle with the conventional school day schedule. Referrals to the Jack Wilson Academy can be made by an Administrator, counselor, social worker, teacher or parent by contacting the Assistant Principal in charge of JWA. Eligibility will be determined on a case by case basis by a committee consisting of the student’s classroom teachers, guidance counselor and social workers. The Assistant Principal, who oversees the program, the Alternative Education Instructor and the parent/guardian of the student will also be involved in the admission process. After the initial eligibility meeting is held, the Assistant Principal will make the final decision as to acceptance of the student into the program.  

Program Goals

Acceptance Process

Intake Meeting

Once the student has been accepted into the program, an intake meeting will be scheduled. This meeting will involve the Assistant Principal, program instructor, student, parent, guidance counselor, and social worker (if appropriate). At this meeting a student success plan will be developed. This will include an overview of the student’s schedule, expected outcomes (academic, attendance, behavioral, and promotional) to be achieved, a list of the student’s strengths and weaknesses, and identification of any support services that are needed. The student will not be allowed to begin in the program until the Assistant Principal, Guidance Counselor, instructor, parent, and student have signed off on the IOEP (Individual Optional Education Plan).

Program Rules and Guidelines

 

Attendance

Arrival and Departure from School

Students are to enter the school via door 4N no earlier than 8:15 am. Students who ride the bus will be picked up on a special route for the JWA program. Students who drive or get rides to school should not be in the building before 8:15 am and should report directly to the JWA classroom, room 131.

Students will depart out door 4N at approximately 12:15 pm on Mondays and Thursdays and 11:30 am on Tuesdays and Fridays. Unless given permission by administration, JWA students should not be back on school property for the rest of the school day.

Daily Schedule due to COVID-19 (2020-21 School Year)

MONDAYS and THURSDAYS

All students are in attendance in the building

Period

Start

End

Minutes

In-Class Instruction / Edmentum Work

8:15 AM

12:15 PM

240

Lunch Pickup in Commons (need IDs)

12:15 PM

12:20 PM

5

Student Remote Homework Time

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

60

TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS

All students are in attendance in the building.

Period

Start

End

Minutes

In-Class Instruction / Edmentum Work

8:15 AM

11:30 AM

195

Lunch Pickup in Commons (need IDs)

11:30 AM

11:35 AM

5

Student Remote Homework Time

11:45 AM

1:30 PM

105

WEDNESDAYS

REMOTE LEARNING DAY

Period

Start

End

Minutes

Student Remote Homework Time

9:00 AM

2:00 PM

300

Bus Riders

Students, who qualify, will be allowed to ride the bus to and from school but will need to report to their assigned entry point to be screened for check-in (this will be door 3N). Once in the building, students will report directly to the JWA classroom. 

Elective Courses

Students who earn the right and are recommended by the JWA Instructor and their counselor may be considered for placement in courses in the building at certain times during the day. A meeting will be called and attended by the intake committee to address these situations as they occur.

Graduation

Once a student has fulfilled the graduation requirements from Streator Township High School through the JWA  program, he or she is considered graduated and is no longer required to attend daily sessions. A graduation eligibility meeting will be held to formally go over the student’s transcript and to see if goals of the program have been met. Students who have graduated will no longer be considered SHS students, thus making them ineligible to participate in any school functions.

Lunch

For the 2020-21 school year, JWA students will be served boxed lunches and breakfast for the following day just before dismissal. Students have to eat their lunches outside the building each day.

Return to a Regular Schedule

The goal of the JWA  program is to prepare the student for possible return to the regular daily schedule. A meeting will be held at the end of each semester to determine if any current students are ready for the transition.

Contact Information

Main Number:        (815) 672-0545

JWA Classroom         - Ext. 131

Mr. Doty                - Ext. 523

Mr. Brittin                - Ext. 516


School Calendar 2020-2021 School Year

COVID-19 Adjustments

All Dates Subject to Change*

August                11        First Day of School

                                

September        7        Labor Day                        NO SCHOOL

October                9        Teacher Institute                                                 

                12        Parent-Teacher Conferences (8am-1pm)

NO SCHOOL

                14        SAT/PSAT Exam Day

                                         

November        26-27        Thanksgiving Vacation                NO SCHOOL

                30        Teacher Institute                        NO SCHOOL

December        1-4        Remote Learning Planning Days        NO SCHOOL                

                  7-Jan.1        Winter Break                        NO SCHOOL

January                4        Teacher Institute        

5        First Day of School for Students        

                13        SHS Preview (Staff Arrive @ 6pm) (Tentative)

6:30-8:30pm        

                

February                All Student Attendance Days

March                         All Student Attendance Days

April                  2-9         Spring Break                        NO SCHOOL

                13        SAT/PSAT Exam Day

                                

May                1        Prom (Tentative)

5        SHS Honors Banquet (6pm) (Tentative)

                23        Graduation Ceremony

28        Student Attendance 8am-11:45am; Teacher Institute

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