Attendance Reminder: Please notify the HS Office in advance by note, phone or email if your student will miss school for any reason – late arrival, early dismissal, or a full day or longer. (The exception is early dismissal for an athletic team going to an athletic event scheduled by the school.) Please indicate the dates, times and reason for the absence. When we receive the information from you, we’ll issue a pre-arranged absence form which your student will take to his teachers to notify them and receive assignments as appropriate. Teacher approval is required to excuse a student for certain kinds of absences – if you’d like more information, the relevant section of the HS Handbook is attached, including procedures and consequences for student absences.
From HS Parent Council: HS Resource website updated! With the new school year has come a few changes to the High School Resource website. Some information has been consolidated under Academics and Resources, the syllabi page is being continually updated with new information as it comes from our wonderful teachers, and you can follow our News blog for weekly updates. We’ve also added a Parent Council section where you can find information as to upcoming meetings, outreach events, volunteer opportunities, fundraising, and more. Please bookmark as a reference guide for all things High School : https://portlandwaldorfhs.wordpress.com/
Also from HSPC: Parent Volunteers Sought. There are several amazing outreach events for our High School. We could use parent volunteers on Sunday, November 5th for the High School Open House, and Saturday, December 2nd on High School Interview Day. Both events need assistance from 12pm – 4pm. Please connect with Connie Vera at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions, or touch base with your Parent Council Rep.
Calendar and This Week’s Sports
|September 29 – October 5||Grade 12 Solo Sit (seniors are excused on October 6)|
|Saturday, October 14||PWS Harvest Fair, 11 to 2 on school grounds|
|Sunday, October 29||NACAC College Fair, 1 to 5 pm at the Convention Center|
|Wednesday, November 1||NO SCHOOL: Faculty in-service|
|Sunday, November 5||HS Open House, 1 to 3 pm, for families interested in Waldorf|
|Friday, November 10||EARLY DISMISSAL at 10:15 for teacher grading day|
|November 13 to 17||Project Week – watch for information!|
|November 20 and 21||NO SCHOOL: Parent-student-teacher Conferences – please watch for information and scheduling instructions in late October|
|November 22 – 24||NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving break|
|Wednesday, November 29||HS Parent Evening at 7 in the Music Room, Class Meetings at 8 pm|