Back to school summer update:
July 20 Newsletter Update from Mr. Fellows including upcoming dates and information
SUPPLY LISTS: Click here
CALENDARS: Find academic calendars for 2018-19 and 2019-20 online now under RESOURCE CENTER! Parents may notice the 2019-20 calendar reverts back to an academic calendar similar to what FHSD followed prior to construction projects. For the past two years, FHSD academic calendars incorporated longer summers to provide additional time for construction, to prepare classrooms for students after construction, and to better ensure a smooth start to the school year. Construction is anticipated to be complete by summer 2019, so longer summers are no longer needed for construction purposes. In addition, all FHSD schools will now be air conditioned, which allows for a comfortable start date earlier in the summer. Finally, starting school in August is more consistent with the start dates of other area school districts, thus providing a more equal playing field for optimization of instructional time at the beginning of the year.
NEW START TIMES: During its regular April 23 public meeting, the Forest Hills Board of Education unanimously approved an administrative recommendation to change school start times to better support student learning and wellness. Anderson High School will start at 8 am and dismiss at 2:40 pm.
VACCINATIONS: Incoming 7th and 12th graders are required to have documentation on file in the health office of having received the following vaccines:
7th grade: 1 Tdap AND 1 meningitis vaccine
12th grade: 2 meningitis vaccines (or 1 if the first one was received after their 16th birthday. Please provide documentation from your physician's office or clinic to the school health office as soon as possible. More information
18-19 SCHEDULE PICK-UP: Student Schedules go LIVE in Progress Book - As we did last year, this year we will not distribute a physical copy of student schedules until the first day of school. Please login to Progress Book (click here: Progress Book) to access. Incoming 9th grade will receive their schedule at Freshman Orientation on Aug 31st;
School supplies: Click here
Bring your Own Device: Find the link with information and guidelines about FHSD device policy here
18-19 PARKING INFO:
Seniors and Juniors interested in purchasing a student parking pass should view the appropriate link below for information about date, time, location, and instructions for each grade level's parking pass lottery.
PTO PARKING SPACE AUCTION - MONDAY, AUGUST 20:
The PTO is hosting online auctions for TWO student parking spaces on Monday, August 20th. Students will be able to pick prime spots before the Senior sales commence and all proceeds will directly benefit the Anderson High School PTO. Only parents/guardians of 10th, 11th & 12th graders are eligible to bid. Links and instructions coming soon!
Schoology Code for next year’s Calc AB: MBG5V-WMZX5
Grades 10-12 Summer Reading
Due to construction, yearbooks will be available for pick up after Sept. 4.
Lifetouch, our official commencement photographer, will have protraits available online approximately ten days after the ceremony.
WEIGHTED GRADES/CLASS RANK
On Nov. 27, the Board of Education Policy Committee met to review Board policy 5430 “Class Rank”.
In June, a district committee representing parents, counselors, teachers, and administrators began examining Forest Hills’ weighted course system, class rank and graduation recognitions to ensure all systems support student learning, postsecondary goals, and student wellness. Through their extensive research of other school district practices; college, university and military academy acceptance procedures; and student feedback, the group reccomending updating the Board policy to empower students to take challenging classes that they find most interesting, as well as better support the future goals and well-being of individual students.
Appropriate dress and grooming are expected and student dress and grooming should reflect a respect for others. Repeated violations of the dress code will result in disciplinary action.
All apparel designed by groups, organizations and individuals for distribution to Anderson students must have administrative approval. Failure to follow this procedure will result in disciplinary action.
The following is the dress code:
Clothing worn by students is expected to be clean, neat, modest and appropriate for school.
Dress and grooming are expected to be free of distractions to the education environment and must not endanger the health and safety of students and/or staff.
Shirts and tops must be long enough to tuck into lower garments and may not expose the torso, midriff or undergarments when the student is standing, sitting, raising his/her hand or bending over. Shirts/tops must have high enough necklines to cover all cleavage. Pants are to be worn at the waist level. The appropriate length for shorts, skirts and/or dresses is mid-thigh. In order to determine mid-thigh length, a student must fully extend arms and fingers at their side. Clothing length must extend below the fingertips. No portion of the buttocks or undergarments should be exposed when the student sits, stands, raises his/her hand or bends over. Garments should not drag the floor.
The following items are not permitted to be worn: pajama attire; spiked or studded clothing and/or accessories; heavy chains; clothing with tears or holes; clothing or accessories with reference to alcohol, drugs, violence/weapons and/or tobacco; clothing or accessories with suggestive, profane or lewd symbols, slogans and/or pictures; hats, caps, bandanas, hoods or other form of head covering; clothing referring to the development of a team, gang or other groups without permission of the administration; leggings/tights unless covered with a top reaching to mid-thigh; tank tops, halters, midriff tops, crop tops, spaghetti strap tops; open mesh garments; garments with open sides which expose skin or undergarments; and muscle tops (shirts with oversized armholes).
Students must place hats/caps/head wear in their locker prior to the beginning of the school day. Items not placed in lockers will be taken away by school personnel and kept until the end of the school day.