Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome back to Walnutwood High School. We are looking forward to serving your child during the 2020-2021 school year. We are starting the year virtually however, we want you to know we are here to support your student in everyway possible!
If you are interested in enrolling to our school please contact your current counselor and request a referral to Walnutwood. If your student has an IEP, please work with your current Casemanager to have an IEP to determine your students academic needs and appropriate placement. All families are required to come to our main office to sign a contract prior to instruction starting.
We encourage all parents/guardians to attend the first appointment with their child in order to plan for the upcoming school year.
All middle school students at Walnutwood will be scheduled for 1 one and a half hour sessions per week with their teacher. They will also have access to a2 other ssessions to support their academic progress. Students will be working in collaborative groups with 3-4 other middle school students during their semi-weekly appointments. This is being done to implement Common Core strategies and to give middle school students more instructional time with their teacher. We also believe that the interaction with other students will also meet the need for social interaction that independent study students often do not have.
We will continue with the 9th grade Pathfinders Program. The purpose of Pathfinders is to prepare freshmen in the necessary study, reading, and writing skills to be successful in Walnutwood’s independent study program. All students will be enrolled 2 days a week and will take English 1A, Biology A, Fitness 1 (with online content), elective, and an appropriate 9th grade math course based on i-Ready scores. Students who successfully complete these 4-5 courses will earn 25 credits and be able to move on to the regular independent study program in the Spring. During the semester, students will participate in mini-lessons in English and math, as well as planning, calendaring, and developing effective study skills.
Students who are in 10th-12th grade meet with their teacher for 1 45 minute block of time a week. Students should anticipate 4-5 hours of homework daily.
All students are encouraged to attend support labs from 12:45-3:45 to recieve additional help as needed.
We understand that during this Pandemic all of us have realized how much we miss the interactions with our students and teachers! The office is open to support you in any way we can. I am available at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns you may have.
Principal, Walnutwood High School