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PARENT AND STUDENT INFORMATION NIGHT

Dear Families, Students and Staff,

On Tuesday September 29 at 5:00 pm, the district will be hosting an informational presentation to inform parents and students about the hybrid learning model that is outlined in our step 2 reopening plan. The basics of this plan will have approximately 50% of our students on campus at a time and include the option for a student to continue with distance learning if they would rather not come to campus.  Please join us for the informational presentation that will be followed by a question and answer session and a parent survey. 

This will be a Zoom webinar. 

Topic: SUHSD Community Information Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://sisuhsd.zoom.us/j/92076086918

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +16699009128,,92076086918#  or +12532158782,,92076086918#

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592

Webinar ID: 920 7608 6918

On Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at 4:00pm, the SUHSD Board of Trustees will consider the potential move to Step 2 of our Reopening Plan which includes the Hybrid Learning Model that will be presented at the Tuesday Information Night. The webinar link for the Thursday Board meeting is below:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Oct 1, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: SUHSD Special Board Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://sisuhsd.zoom.us/j/99872259432

Or iPhone one-tap : 

    US: +16699009128,,99872259432#  or +12532158782,,99872259432# 

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656 

Webinar ID: 998 7225 9432

  

Sincerely,

Mike Matheson - Superintendent



BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 

WHEN

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

 

WHERE

On ZOOM. The Zoom Links document will be     securely  emailed to families. You can  locate your student’s class schedule on your Aeries Parent Portal account. You can access your parent portal with this link:

https://sisuhsd.hosted.suhsd.net/Parent/LoginParent.aspx

 

SCHEDULE

6:00 pm-6:15pm Welcome/Orientation

6:17pm - 6:26pm Period 1

6:28pm - 6:37pm Period 2

6:39pm - 6:48pm Period 3

6:48pm - 6:58pm Break

6:58pm - 7:07pm Period 5

7:09pm– 7:18pm Period 6

7:20pm - 7:29pm Period 7

7:31pm - 7:40pm Period 8


Every student needs a parent  or guardian there! We know that parents are the experts on their children. Let’s work together as a team to make sure our students are equipped to reach their goals!



Distance Learning Expectations.

This expectations document is collaborative work of teachers, administrators, and support staff, all of whom considered input from students and families, their experiences during distance learning in the 4th quarter for the 2019-2020 school year, and the needs of our school communities.

This document includes what is expected of our students during distance learning as well as what is expected of teachers, schools, and the district in order to best support our students. Ultimately this document represents how we will come together as a school community to give our students every possible opportunity for success.

Please view the full document Here


Hey WHS Cougars,

General Announcements for Tuesday, August 25, 2020

All School Assembly at 2:00 pm Today - Join us for our opening assembly to kick off the new school year.Zoom Link: https://sisuhsd.zoom.us/j/99228245644

Alternative pick up times for all students if needed: Today, Tuesday - 11:00 am to 12:00 and 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

If you didn't come to get your materials, please come to the above times Today!

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - Zoom classes start periods 1, 2, 3, and 4 - see the schedule here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ezu7F9Dogk-WW9jrSi8b2uKv0L1yw0SpZCOrBGnk2Nc/edit?usp=sharing

Teacher Zoom Links are here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_j7jTCKk9eTIWOBfflUVXMyqcfKRxnSEQxRXskC7LqQ/edit?usp=sharing

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - Zoom classes start periods 5, 6, 7, and 8- see the schedule here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ezu7F9Dogk-WW9jrSi8b2uKv0L1yw0SpZCOrBGnk2Nc/edit?usp=sharing

Friday information is coming soon. Please call the school or visit www.weedhighschool.com if you need assistance - 938-4774 

Thank you and I look forward to see everone on our All School Assembly this afternoon  - Lets get this started Cougars!


9th Grade Orientation at 1:55 pm Today


Zoom Link to join the Orientation is: 
Orientation Presentation Link:

MONDAY 8/24/2020

Monday is the official first day of school for the 2020-21 school year. Monday and Tuesday are Chromebook and material pickup days. Please plan to come to campus according to the following schedule. Please plan to wear a mask anytime you come to campus. We have disposable masks on hand in case students forget. 

WHS 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade Chromebook and material pick up Schedule

Monday, August 24th

8:00 am to 9:00 am        9th Grade Last Name A-L (Plan to spend up to one hour)

9:00 am to 10:00 am       9th Grade Last Name M-Z (Plan to spend up to one hour)

10:00 am to 10:30 am      10th Grade Last Name A-L (Plan to spend 15 minutes)

10:30 to 11:00 am      10th Grade Last Name M-Z (Plan to spend 15 minutes)

Tuesday, August 25th 

8:00 am to 11:00 am - All 11th and 12th Grade Materials Pick-up - Please come when you can and plan to spend about 15-20 minutes 


Alternative pick-up time (if the times above cannot work for you) will be:

Tuesday, August 25th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Tuesday, August 25th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm



SCHOOL OPENING DETAILS 

Dear WHS Students and Families, 

I hope you are having a wonderful, healthy summer. I am excited to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year at Weed High School. I am looking forward to a year of learning, connecting, and preparing for our future together

On August 6th, 2020 the SUHSD Board of Trustees voted to start the school year at step 1 of the District 3-Step Reopening Plan. We have listened to student, parent and staff feedback about distance learning during the fourth quarter last spring and are planning a number of structural and pedagogical improvements that will strengthen our distance learning program. The Weed High School staff is committed to working with students and families to meet the needs of each student and to provide equitable access to everything WHS has to offer.

The 2020-2021 school year presents many unique challenges for all schools, including Weed High School. We all miss being at school and interacting with each other in person. It saddens all of us that so many of our school traditions have been put on hold for the time being. By working together, I know we can make school this year safe, engaging, and memorable for all our students.

This year, more than ever, we will rely on Aeries Communications for communicating important school information to students and families. If you have not already, please take a few moments to login to your Aeries student account or parent portal and check your communication preferences. It is highly recommended that your turn on notifications by SMS text message. This way, you will be sure to see all of our school communications on your phone.

If you require assistance with accessing your Aeries student account or parent portal, please contact the WHS office at 530-938-4774.

Additional information about COVID 19, Distance Learning, Athletics, and the start of school can be found on our districts Frequently Asked Questions Document linked here.

The first day of school is on Monday August 24th. There are important dates and information that you should be aware of. 

Monday August 24, 2020:

8:00am-11:00am - 9th and 10th Grade Materials Pick-up

2:00pm-3:00pm - Virtual 9th Grade Orientation

Chromebooks and other materials will be distributed to 9th and 10th grade students during the Pick-up. All students should plan to attend this pick-up. Students are required to check out a school issued chromebook. Details and more information will be sent about this event through Aeries Communications. Freshman will be provided with an instruction sheet and support for setting up their ChromeBook when they come to campus to pick them up.

9th grade students will receive a link to our virtual freshman orientation on Zoom in their school email. You will be able to access this link and the Zoom call from your Chromebook.

Tuesday August 25, 2020:

8:00am-11:00am - 11th and 12th Grade Materials Pick-up

2:00pm-3:00pm - Whole School Virtual Welcome Assembly

Chromebooks and other materials will be distributed to 11th and 12th grade students during the Pick-up. All students should plan to attend this pick-up. Students are required to check out a school issued chromebook. Details and more information will be sent about this event through Aeries Communications. 

All students will receive a link to our virtual welcome assembly on Zoom in their school email. You will be able to access this link and the Zoom assembly from your Chromebook.

Wednesday August 26, 2020: First Day of Online Classes

Please review the WHS Distance Learning Bell Schedule with your student so that they know when to sign on to their Zoom classes.

Please check your Aries Portal to view your class schedules. If you have any questions or needs regarding your schedule, please contact Monika Van Baren for assistance. 

We are currently working on some exciting online and, potentially, in-person activities for small cohorts of students on Fridays. More information will be available to students and families soon.

Tuesday, August  18, 2020, 6:00pm: WHS Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

The WHS Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) works with our Gear Up Counselor, Kelsea Ochs, to learn about college and career preparation processes and student needs. They work together to provide support to families and help them learn about these important preparation processes. Join us for an opening planning meeting -  Let's check in, talk about connecting with Freshmen parents and sort out a new plan of attack on how to get information out.  

The Zoom link is here: https://sisuhsd.zoom.us/j/91269357072

On behalf of the WHS Staff, we welcome you back to school. We are looking forward to a fantastic school year! When we work together as a community we can overcome the challenges before us and best support our students’ growth and development to help them have success now and into the future. 






8/7/2020 Press Release

Dear SUHSD Students and Families,

I hope everyone is continuing to enjoy the summer and are staying safe as our COVID numbers continue to rise across our county, state and nation.  At our Special Board Meeting Thursday afternoon, the board adopted the cabinet’s recommended reopening plan with a district wide opening in Step 1 of the plan. This will be a full distance learning start on August 24th, 2020. The distance learning program will be in place for at least the first quarter of the school year. We will use the specific guidelines in our plan to determine movement to step 2 or 3 in the future. Students will always have the option of continuing with distance learning as we move to steps 2 and 3.

 

We will continue to keep your safety and well being as our number one priority and will implement a robust and engaging distance learning program. Our distance learning program will:

 

  • Have high expectations for staff and students 

  • Provide engaging assignments and activities that prepare students for their future academic and career options

  • Provide academic support for students

  • Provide social emotional support for students

  • Provide technology support for students

  • Provide support for families 

  • Provide meals for students

  • Provide school and work based activities 

 

Here are links to the approved plan and the presentation to the board.

SUHSD Reopening Plan

Reopening Plan Presentation

 

Your school sites will be providing additional information and steps in the coming days. We certainly appreciated all of the very passionate and thoughtful input that we received that helped guide us toward this important and difficult decision. We all want to be back at our schools and we will continue to monitor the COVID situation and work toward a safe and in person return for all of our students and staff.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mike Matheson

Superintendent




Summer Athletic Training Options and REQUIREMENTS 

Please see this letter for details 

Required Forms 

  1. Valid Physical  - either current or from the 2019-20 year. If the physical is past due, the student may use a waiver provided by CIF to continue to participate for up to 30 days. At the end of the 30 days a student must have a current physical on file. (Not available from CIF at this time). If you do get an appointment for a physical, your doctor will need you to bring this physical form to be completed by the doctor. Physical Form

  2. Proof of insurance (this can be a picture of your insurance card emailed to sneel@sisuhsd.net

  3. Students/parents sign the Voluntary Participation Liability Waiver (Assumption of Risk).

  4. Required Daily Screening Survey link - This needs to be completed each day prior to coming to campus. you will receive an email clearing you that you will need to show to your coach prior to training 


Celebration of Student Achievement

June 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm on

Zoom. We are pleased to present our students with awards and scholarships to recognize their accomplishments and success. Students, parents, family members, presenters, and community members are invited to join us in our evening of celebration. Please keep an eye out for a personal invitation with our Zoom link if you are a presenter or if your student is receiving an award or scholarship. 

         

May 15, 2020

Seniors and Senior Parents,

With only 7 Zoom class days left, Graduation is just around the corner. I am so proud of each of you and am ready to celebrate all of your accomplishments. I am confident that you are ready and will do amazing things in your life. Please join me Monday at 5:00 pm so we can discuss our plans to honor you as the WHS class of 2020.

Important dates ahead:

Monday and Tuesday May 18 and 19 - Senior Graduation Signs displayed in town

Monday May 18 - 5:00 pm Senior meeting (my office) https://sisuhsd.zoom.us/j/94857052951

Wednesday May 20 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Senior graduation sign delivery to homes

Monday June 1 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm - Senior school material exchange 

Tuesday June 2 - 6:00 pm - Student and Senior Awards and Scholarship Night

Thursday June 4 - 4:00 pm - WHS Graduation (Ceremony followed by Diploma Distribution)

Your Graduation signs will be displayed in Weed by City Hall on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Please stop by and take a look and some pictures. We will then be delivering them to your homes in a celebratory surprise fashion on Wednesday between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. I Hope you and family members are home to receive your sign. 

Please keep Zooming, and remember, these are your last days of your Weed High School experience. Your teachers miss you and want to see you.  We hope you will stay connected with us as we push to the end and celebrate your accomplishments. 

Sincerely,

 

Mike Matheson and the Weed High School Staff




Cap and Gown Delivery 


MONDAY, APRIL 27TH 1PM - 2PM

Jostens will be holding a drive thru style delivery of caps and gowns. Please pull up to the front of the school at the student drop off area and your order will be placed in your vehicle. Jostens employees will be wearing masks and gloves for everyone's protection. Please contact Emily if you have any questions 938-4774 or emcintyre@sisuhsd.net. 


Virtual Career Fair 

WHS Students will have the opportunity to hear a variety of presenters talk about career and college opportunities. The day starts at 9:00 am with a Zoom presentation from Mister Brown followed by 3 sessions to choose from career and college presentations. 



FREE WEEKEND LUNCHES FOR KIDS AT THE HI-LO CAFE 


The Hi-Lo Cafe is generously providing FREE weekend sack lunches to kids in our community starting Saturday 4-11-2020. Please call the restaurant at 938-2904 when you are in the parking lot and they will bring the requested lunches out to your car. Thank you Hi-Lo Cafe for supporting our community. We appreciate you!


April 4, 2020 Update

I would like to take the opportunity to assure students and parents that although our campuses are closed, we remain committed to providing quality educational experiences and opportunities for all of our students. Through our Distance Learning Program, we will keep our students connected to their schools and teachers and help them avoid the sense of isolation that these unprecedented times have created. While our primary purpose will be to provide our students with connections to their schools and teachers, we will also provide academic continuity, tutoring and academic support, social emotional support and counseling, college and career guidance, and a variety of online group activities. We realize that there are questions regarding grading and credits for graduation and college entrance, activities such as athletics, performances, and graduations. We will be making decisions about these important issues and activities as further information and direction comes from the county and state. We encourage students and families to follow all of the stay at home and social distancing orders so we can beat this pandemic and eventually return to our normal lives and activities. We care about our students, families, and staff and hope that everyone stays healthy and safe.

I will be holding an information meeting today at 2:00 pm via Zoom. Please join me so I can answer any questions that you may have and continue to gather feedback from you so we can make our Distance Learning Program work for you. My office Zoom meeting at 2:00 pm today is:  https://sisuhsd.zoom.us/j/881213975. I will post a recording of this meeting and will hold others at a later date. 

Please join me and do not hesitate to email or call me with your questions, ideas and concerns.

Sincerely,  


April 1, 2020 Update

It was great to see so many of you connecting with your teachers and peers during our first day of our Distance Learning Program. Only 22 students didn't connect at all. This is encouraging and we thank you for your continued commitment to Weed High School and your educational process. Remember that this week is about getting everyone connected and ready to go. Please let your teachers know what you need in the way of materials and help. I recognize that this is not an easy time or process but we are here to help.
 
Help and Needs:
You can use this Online Help Form to let us know what you need or you can call the school at 938-4774. Emily will answer and be able to get you help.

Meals and Materials 
We are delivering meals and materials each morning this week. See the current bus delivery schedule to get meals and materials. Meals and Materials Delivery Schedule

Online Etiquette/Behavior
Teachers are working hard to learn and prepare for your Distance Learning experience. Please follow the online etiquette/behavior policy. Remember that all of the Zoom sessions are recorded and only sisuhsd.net staff and students can attend. If you end up in the wrong Zoom classroom, identify yourself and exit the Zoom meeting politely. You will be held accountable for inappropriate behavior during your online Zoom sessions. See the Online Etiquette Doc Here 

Schedule and Zoom Links are below and on the weedhighschool.com website.
Zoom Links for your teachers classes (only students with sisuhsd.net email addresses can access this doc) 

Thank you - and remember staying at home will save lives. 

March 27, 2020 Update

Good Morning,

I hope this message finds you doing well during this unprecedented time. On Tuesday March 31, 2020 we will start distance learning at Weed High School. This is a guide to help get everyone up and running.

It is important that students check their school email at least once every day. Families should also keep an eye on their email and SMS for messages from the school.

In the next few days, students will receive an email from Zoom inviting them to create an account. All students should follow the directions in this email to create a Zoom account for their school email address before Tuesday, March 31, 2020 so that they are ready to start distance learning.

Next week will be our ramp up week for distance learning.

The goals for the week are to:

  • Get students connected to their teachers using Zoom, our distance learning platform.

  • Help students and families who are having technical difficulty or that need assistance with internet access.

  • Answer any questions we can about how to access learning, social and emotional support and nutrition support through our school while we are distance learning.

Students - How to attend your distance learning classes and what to expect

  1. First, see the distance learning schedule so that you know what days/time each of your classes meets.

  2. Each of your teachers has created a “Zoom classroom” where your class will be held. To join the class you will need to click the link to your teacher’s classroom. You can find all of your teachers’ Zoom classroom links here. You will also find a button that will take you to all the Zoom classrooms at WHS on our website at www.weedhighschool.com.

    1. If you are not able to join by computer but do have access to a phone you can also join your Zoom classrooms by phone using the instructions in the link above.

    2. If you are not able to attend a class meeting by computer or phone, see the information in the link above about how to stay caught up with what is happening in your class.

  3. Be sure to review the video conference etiquette guide so that you understand the expectations while you are in your Zoom classrooms. 

  4. When your class is finished, you will leave the Zoom meeting. When it is time for your next class to start you will join that class's Zoom classroom by clicking the link for your next teacher’s class.

What is distance learning going to be like?

  • Distance learning is new to all of us and not the same thing as attending classes at school. If you are ever experiencing a challenge with any part of your distance learning experience, please let your teacher know right away. We want to work with you to make distance learning work for you.

  • Your classes will be shorter than at school. Each class may not use the entire 50 minutes scheduled for the class. 

  • At a minimum, each class meeting will have a check-in, instructions for an assignment and a chance to ask questions.

  • Class meetings may also have a lecture, discussion, student presentations, group work, and/or a quiz or test.

  • You will complete most of your work independently. If your class meeting is shorter than 50 minutes, be sure to use the remaining time to work on assignments. Also use your mornings and afternoons to work on your assignments.

What are office hours?

  • Office hours are a scheduled time each day when you can get one on one or small group help from your teachers.

  • Your teachers will tell you how you can make appointments with them during office hours.

  • Office hour meetings will be in Zoom classrooms using the same links you use for class meetings.

How else can I contact my teachers?

  • The best way to contact your teachers outside of class time and office hours is via email. Please feel free to email your teachers anytime.

Students and Families - Where to get assistance with distance learning

  • If you need technical assistance with your Chromebook please contact Tambi at tschnack@sisuhsd.net

  • If you do not have internet access at home please contact Tambi or Emily so that we can help you secure internet access for school.

  • We will continue to deliver lunches according to the schedule we were using last week. 

  • We will also develop a delivery schedule for needed school supplies. Please let your teacher know of you need any materials from school and we will deliver them to you. 

Your feedback on how distance learning is going is really important. If you have ideas that could help us improve our distance learning system, concerns about a challenge you are facing, or a success story that you would like to share, please send your feedback to Principal Matheson at mmatheson@sisuhsd.net.

Thank you for your flexibility during this challenging time. Our goal is to provide the best possible educational experience and social emotional support we can for all of our students while we work through the time that our campus is closed.




Revised Meal Delivery 

Breakfast and Lunch Sacks will be available to all WES and WHS students according to their meal program.  If you would like a sack breakfast and lunch please arrive at these bus stops for the times shown below. Please arrive at least five minutes early.  If you are a Weed Elementary School parent and need more information on how to pick up lunches please contact the school office 938-2715. For Weed High School parents please call 938-4774. 

REVISED DELIVERY ROUTE

8:05 LEAVE SCHOOL

8:07                   HILLSIDE & COMO (SONS PARK)

8:08                   NORTH DAVIS & STRINGTOWN

8:12                   MERCANTILE

8:13                   MAIN & DIVISION

8:14                   INEZ & CLAY

8:15                   LAKE STREET @ HILO TURNOUT

8:16                   BOLES CREEK/MOUNTAIN VIEW APARTMENTS

8:22                   DAKOTA COURT

8:23                   SULLIVAN & TERRACE

8:24                   DOLLAR AVENUE

8:25                   COLLEGE & BEL AIR

8:28                   SISKIYOU GARDENS

8:30                   SISKIYOU & OREGON

8:31                   OREGON & PHELPS

8:32                   PHELPS & SOUTH WEED

8:34                   SOUTH WEED MAILBOXES (2 STOPS)

8:37                   BLACK BUTTE & KELLOGG (FRIENDLY/CAL-ORE)

8:38                   SHASTINA & HIDDEN MEADOW

8:40                   MONTGOMERY’S

8:43                   MOTEL 6

8:47                   ALAMO MAILBOXES

8:50                   WAKEFIELD MAILBOXES

8:52                   CRESTMORE MAILBOXES

8:54                   MORRIS & PINE

8:54                    MORRIS & JACKSON

8:55                   CALIFORNIA & CENTER

8:56                   408 CALIFORNIA

9:00                   CARRICK & BITTER

9:01                   FIRST & CENTRAL

9:04                   97 TRAILER PARK

9:06                   20604 BIG SPRINGS (G.W. REALTY)

9:10                   ELK TRAIL & BLACK BEAR

9:11                   ELK TRAIL & COTTONTAIL (2nd)

9:11                   ELK TRAIL & SQUIRREL/HOGAN

9:12                   HOGAN & SNEAD

9:13                   HOGAN & GRIZZLY DEN/NICKLAUS

9:14                   HOGAN & FISHER/BLOCKER

9:15                   HOGAN & PALMER

9:16                   PALMER & WOOD

9:18                   HOGAN & CASPAR

9:21                   TONY LEMA & TREVINO

9:22                   TONY LEMA & DEVLIN

9:23                   TONY LEMA & LAKE SHORE

9:24                   16738 LAKE SHORE

9:25                   LAKE SHORE & RAINBOW

9:28                   LAKE SHASTINA & FAIRWAY (2nd)

9:30                   LAKE SHORE & GALLOP PLACE

9:32                   LAKE SHASTINA & MOUNTAIN/LINK

9:33                   LAKE SHASTINA & HARBOR VIEW (LOWER)

9:34                   LAKE SHASTINA & SPEAR POINT

9:35                   5115 LAKE SHASTINA

9:37                   LAKE SHORE & LAKE SHASTINA (4-WAY STOP)

9:40                   PINEHILL & WOODSIDE

9:42                   SHERWOOD & AUTUMN

9:50                    97 & RAINBOW

10:00                 RETURN TO SCHOOL

Weed High School is committed to partnering with you as we work through the challenges ahead. We are all in this together and will rise, together, to this moment.





Dear students and families,

The situation regarding COVID-19 and our local schools is rapidly evolving. Based on recommendations and information from the State Department of Education and in alignment with many schools in California, the Siskiyou Union High School District schools (Happy Camp, McCloud, Mount Shasta, Weed) will close starting Monday, March 16, 2020 through Monday March 30, 2020. To prepare for the possibility of an extended closure beyond March 30, 2020, students should plan to come to campus between 10am and 2pm on either Monday or Tuesday to pick-up any books and materials that they may need for their classes, that they have left in their lockers or in other places on campus. Teachers will reach out as soon as possible Monday morning if students will need to pick up materials for their classes. Students must also check that they have a working Chromebook and charger. If not, they should see Lula in the Library to check out this technology.

These are extraordinary times. Thank you for your flexibility. I will be sending out additional information to the MSHS community as it becomes available.  We are developing plans to provide students with meals during regularly scheduled school days. SUHSD is dedicated to supporting students as we work through this challenging situation.




Dear families and friends,

We are moving into some very unknown and difficult times that are going to take community, state, federal, and international cooperation to address and overcome. Working together with neighboring school districts we will effectively take on these challenges.

After careful consideration and coordination among Butteville Union Elementary School District, Dunsmuir Elementary School District, Dunsmuir Joint Union High School District, Happy Camp Union Elementary School District, Mount Shasta Union School District, Siskiyou Union High School District, and Weed Elementary School District, we have decided to keep school open on Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17. School will close on Wednesday, March 18, and will remain closed through Monday, March 30. At this time, we are planning to have students return to school on Tuesday, March 31. We will communicate any change to this plan on our websites, messaging channels, and through local media. 

During the closure it is important for students to practice universal precautions including hand washing for 20 seconds with soap and lots of friction, using hand sanitizer when hand washing is not feasible,  covering the mouth and nose when coughing/sneezing, as well as practicing social separation. 

On Thursday I, along with school officials from around the county, the county public health department and the country superintendent of schools held a public health meeting to discuss the COVID-19 and school preparedness. Public Health Department officials gave us an update and current status of the Coronavirus in Siskiyou County. 

This included the following points:

  • At the time of the meeting there are no diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in Siskiyou County.

  • Mount Shasta and Yreka hospitals have COVID-19 tests and are beginning to test.

  • County public health officials stated that COVID-19 is in the county and probably has been here for a while.

  • School districts and county public health officials will make continuing decisions about school closures in collaboration as information from testing starts to become available.

  • It is better to make decisions on the side of caution in order to “flatten the curve” for infection rate. Here is a good article on the idea of flattening the curve.

From the information provided we are implementing the following interim measures:

  • Closing schools On March 18 though Monday March 30. Students will have access to their school meal options during the closure.

  • Canceling all athletic events, home and away, as well as practice during the duration of the closure. State CIF is meeting on Tuesday, March 17, to discuss statewide measures regarding athletics. 

  • Postpone all student field trips until further notice.

  • Implement State of California  gathering guidelines as follows:

    • Large gatherings that include 250 people or more should be postponed or canceled. This includes gatherings such as concerts, conferences, and professional, college, and school sporting events. 

    • Smaller gatherings held in venues that do not allow social distancing of six feet per person should be postponed or canceled.  This includes gatherings in crowded auditoriums, rooms or other venues.

  • Develop a district plan to prepare for additional school closures that extend beyond March 30.

    • Internet based courses using Google Classroom, Zoom, and other online tools.

    • A method of providing students who do not have internet with internet access.

    • Access and support for teachers in the online environment including technology, etc.

Information is changing by the moment, and we will continue to work closely with the County Office of Education and health officials to develop plans and respond to this pandemic. We will keep you informed as we continue to gather information and develop plans. We need your help and ideas so please do not hesitate to email or call as you see or think of needed actions. 

Sincerely, 

Mike Matheson and the District Cabinet 



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Basketball Regional Championship Finals Game 3/10/2020


Game time is 6:30 pm and doors open at 5:30 pm. WHS vs Ripon Christian for the Division 6 Title. Please come out and support your Cougars 


UPCOMING MINIMUM DAYS 


FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH (END QUARTER 3)

TUESDAY, APRIL 28TH (MATH CAASPP)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29TH (MATH CAASPP)

TUESDAY. MAY 5TH (ENGLISH CAASPP)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6TH (ENGLISH CAASPP)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20TH (SR. PRESENTATIONS)

THURSDAY, MAY 21ST (SR. PRESENTATIONS)

MONDAY, JUNE 1ST-FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH (FINALS)



CARNIVAL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

(TIMES MAY VARY DEPENDING ON GAMES)

3:30 PM - DOORS OPEN

4:00 PM - JV GIRLS GAME 

5:30 PM - JV BOYS GAME 

6:30 PM - CARNIVAL ROYALTY CROWNING

7:00 PM - VARSITY GIRLS GAME 

8:00 PM - SENIOR RECOGNITION 

8:30 PM - VARSITY BOYS GAME 

Our max capacity is 500 people, so please arrive early to ensure you get a seat. Doors will open at 3:30 pm and entry is on a first come first serve basis. Let's go Cougars!!!



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH SCHEDULE 


Period 1 -                    9:10 - 10:10

Period 2 -                   10:15 - 11:15

Period 3 -                   11:20 - 12:20

Lunch -                     12:20 - 12:55

Period 5 -                   1:00 - 2:00

Carnival Rally -             2:05 - 3:05




UPCOMING HOLIDAYS...


No school Monday, February 10th in observance of President Lincoln's Birthday. 

No school Monday, February 17th in observance of Presidents' Day 


No School Monday, January 20th


In observance of Martin Luther King Day, Weed High School will be closed on Monday, January 20th. Friday, January 24th will be a M/W block day schedule with a 9:10 am start. 


CHRISTMAS BREAK 

We would like to wish all of our WHS families safe, healthy, and happy holidays!


Weed High School will be closed December 23rd through January 3rd. School will resume January 6th


FINAL EXAMS WEEK

 

Monday, December 16th 

1st Period Final 8:00 - 10:05

2nd Period Final 10:15 - 12:21

 

Tuesday, December 17th

3rd Period Final 8:00-10:05

5th Period Final 10:15 -12:21

 

Wednesday, December 18th

6th Period Final 8:00 -10:05

7th Period Final 10:15 -12:21

 

Thursday, December 19th

8th Period Final 8:00 -10:05

9th Period Final 10:15 -12:21

 

Friday, December 20th 

Period 1    8:00 - 8:30

Period 2   8:35 - 9:03

Period 3   9:08 - 9:36

Period 5   9:41 - 10:09

Period 6  10:14 - 10:42

Period 7  10:47 - 11:15

Period 8  11:20 - 11:48

Period 9  11:53 - 12:21

 

**Students will be dismissed at 12:21 pm Monday through Friday. Friday, December 20th, 2019 will be an all touch minimum day. 8:00 am start. Sack lunches will be available each day. Students must sign up by 9:00 am **




On Thursday, November 7th, 2019, All Weed High School Students will be participating in a Motivational Speaker Presentation that will be hosted at College of the Siskiyous. This is the official notification of this trip and students will not be bringing home a permission slip for the trip to the college. If you have not completed your students Aeries Data Confirmation, your son or daughter will not be able to attend. In your data confirmation there is a general field trip and transportation check box that needs to be completed that allows students to participate in these types of experiences. Please call the office if you need assistance with the data confirmation process.
All WHS Students with data confirmation completed will be transported to COS on a bus: The schedule for the day is as follows:
Period 6 - 8:00 to 9:10
Juniors and Seniors will leave on Bus for COS at 8:45 Freshman and Sophomores will leave on Bus for COS at 9:10 Presentation at COS - 9:30 to 10:30
Return to WHS - 10:30 to 11:00
Here is a link to learn more about the presenter Derek Clark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVahgzT9GKU





ALICE TRAINING AND DRILLS 

Weed High School will be conducting our Annual ALICE training and a series of active shooter and evacuation drills. The training and drills are designed to provide our students with an understanding of "situational awareness," and a series of options that could be implemented if a tragic event were to happen at school or other community venue. The training and drills can bring up an emotional response and can feel scary. Please review the drill dates and the presentation linked here and on our website. Check in with your students and discuss the topics of safety and the ALICE options. 

-Training - Monday, August 26 (Advisory)

-Drill - Tuesday, August 27th (7th period at 10:20) lock-down, barricade, counter

-Drill - Thursday, September 5 (8th period at 11:45) Evacuate, Run, Flee 

-Drill - Thursday, September 19 (Advisory) Decision based on information given

-Drill - Thursday November 21 - Passing period drill between 6th and 7th Decision based on information

 ALICE Presentation link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kvbTjkdOGVo8OK6TD6HNPFEjsLd2y1tXRSpY62eFSLw/edit?usp=sharing



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