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Western Reserve Local Schools 13850 W. Akron-Canfield Road Berlin Center, Ohio 44401 (330) 547-4100

High School 9-12

Mr. Saunders, Principal

13850 W. Akron-Canfield Road Berlin Center, Ohio 444401 Mahoning County USA t: (330) 547-4100
As summer vacation winds down and August approaches, we are busy preparing for the start of the 2017-18 school year. Here are a few reminders to ensure a smooth start for all of our middle school and high school students. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Doors will open at 7:20 a.m. with classes beginning at 7:45 a.m. Our school day ends at 2:35 p.m.  This year there will be a change to students morning entrance to school.  Students who enter school prior to the first period warning bell (7:42 a.m.) need to report to the cafeteria or the gym.  Students are not allowed to go to classrooms or lockers unless being supervised by a teacher. All high school students schedules were distributed on the last day of school.  There will be one last day for high school students to make schedule changes with the counselors.  That date will be August 24th from 9a.m. -12p.m.  Students in grades 6-8 can find their schedules and homerooms posted at the bus entrance and at the front doors prior to the first day of school.  Middle school students also have the opportunity to pick their schedules up on our Open House night on August 28th if families would like to have them before the first day of school.   High school schedules will also be available that evening as well.  Lunch account numbers will be the same as last year. Any money left in your account from last year will be carried over to this year. If you wish to prepay for lunches, go to www.westernreserve.k12.oh.us. Payments may also be made by check. The Middle School and High School dress codes will stay the same as last year with a few slight changes: There are to be no holes in jeans in which skin is showing. Headphones are not to be worn during the school day (halls, cafeteria, or classrooms) unless a teacher gives permission during class period. Joggers May be worn in Khaki or denim design only.  Keep in mind that all other shorts and pants must have a button and fly closure.  Elastic waistband, pants or shorts and, stretch pants are not permitted.  Athletic shorts, yoga pants, and stretch pants are not permitted.  Hair must be of natural color and piercings (other than the ears) are not permitted. Males are not permitted to have beards, however mustaches on the upper lip are permitted. Students will be bringing home numerous papers that need to be read, completed, and signed by their parents during those first few days of school. Please make sure all papers are read, signed, and returned as soon as possible. I look forward to starting another great year!   If you would like get current updates and messages from Mr. Saunders update page you can sign up on the Remind App by: • iPhone or Android - open a web browser to this link: rmd.at/eh973h and follow the instructions to sign up for Remind (you'll be prompted to download the mobile app) Non-smartphones - get text notifications by texting @eh973h to the number 81010 (or text @eh973h to 740-235-4360 if you have trouble) From your computer - go to rmd.at/eh973h to sign up   Once again I want to stress the importance of communication of between home and school.  If you have concerns about your student’s achievement, progress or future plans please make sure to reach out to someone at our school.  Our teachers, counselors, and administrators are here to assist in any way possible. I would like to highlight some new course offerings for the upcoming school year. New courses in Middle School  Algebra 1 New courses in High School Global Logistics AP Calculus AP Physics Multiple College Credit Plus courses offered through Kent State University State A.I.R. testing will continue through May 12th.  The students have been taking the English Language Arts sections.   There are two time periods for LA followed by Math, Science, and Social Studies. English language arts - March 13 to April 14 Mathematics, science and social studies - April 3 to May 12 The Principal's fund is having a fundraiser at Gioninos Pizza in Lake Milton on the 3rd Thursday of the month through May.  The date is May 18th.   For all sales those evenings we get 15% back.  Thanks for your support!  Their phone number is 330-654-5561. If you would like get current updates and messages from Mr. Saunders update page you can sign up on the Remind App by: • iPhone or Android - open a web browser to this link: rmd.at/eh973h and follow the instructions to sign up for Remind (you'll be prompted to download the mobile app) Non-smartphones - get text notifications by texting @eh973h to the number 81010 (or text @eh973h to 740-235-4360 if you have trouble) From your computer - go to rmd.at/eh973h to sign up Once again I want to stress the importance of communication of between home and school.  If you have concerns about your student’s achievement, progress or future plans please make sure to reach out to someone at our school.  Our teachers, counselors, and administrators are here to assist in any way possible. All student attendance and tardies reset at the semester break.  This means that the students start on a fresh slate.  One item to remember is beginning with the fourth unexcused tardy, the discipline will be as follows on a semester basis: Fourth tardy -     1 detention Fifth tardy -     2 detentions Attendance When a student is absent, the family must call the school, 330-547-4100 (Option #3), between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. to report the student's absence. If you are unable to call during these hours, please call any time during the day that you can and leave a message for the 6-12 building stating who you are, the child’s name, and the reason for the absence. In order to participate in or attend an athletic event, practice and/or an extracurricular activity, a student must be in school on the day of the event all day. If absent full or partial day student  must have a doctor’s note to participate.  7:45-9:30  Tardy.  9:30-11:00  Half day AM absence  11:00-2:35  Half day  PM absence  After 1:00   Excused early In the next few months students will begin the scheduling process for next school year.  Please keep an eye out for scheduling materials that will be sent home and discuss the many options that are available in our academic schedule for your student.    Please continue to use Progress Book Parent Access at https://parentaccess.access- k12.org/district to view your son’s/daughter’s grades online. This is a great resource so that parents can stay current on student attendance and grades.  2018 Graduation and Beyond Graduation Requirements Currently students graduating in 2018 and beyond must: Earn at least 18 points on seven end-of-course state tests. End-of-course tests are: Algebra I, Geometry,English I, English II, Biology,  American Government, American History. Each test score earns you up to five graduation points. Students must have a minimum of four points in math, four points in English and six points across science and social studies. Mrs. Matos will explain how these new requirements will affect each student and give a clear explanation of how points are calculated and tracked to ensure graduation.  

Morning drop off update

Car riders can now enter the school building at 7:20 in the front entrance and they must report to the cafeteria until 7:30 when the rest of the students are allowed entry.  This has been done in order to minimize the traffic buildup in the drop off zone in front of the school in the morning.

After School pickup

If you are picking up a student after school in the front of the school please pull as far forward as you are able to.  There are some days when traffic backs up and we would like to keep that build up to a minimum.   Students have done an excellent job of following the dress code thus far.  There are just a few areas to be mindful of. Dress Code reminders · No holes in jeans in which skin is showing · Elastic waistband, pants or shorts joggers, and stretch pants are not permitted · Hair must be clean, well groomed, and not obstruct vision.  Beards are not permitted.  Hair must be of a natural hair color. · Students in violation of these guidelines will be disciplined, asked to change to acceptable attire or will be sent home until they can meet this responsibility. · Students in grades 6-12 may not carry backpacks, messenger bags, tote bags, etc. to class.  A small purse or pencil bag may be used to carry pencils, pens, and personal items. Attendance · When a student is absent, the family must call the school, 330-547-4100 (Option #3), between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. to report the student's absence. · If you are unable to call during these hours, please call any time during the day that you can and leave a message for the 6-12 building stating who you are, the child’s name, and the reason for the absence. ·  If the absence is not reported by phone, upon returning to school, the student must submit a note or doctor’s excuse to the office.  All notes must be received within 2 school days of the absence to be excused. · In order to participate in or attend an athletic event, practice and/or an extracurricular activity, a student must be in school on the day of the event all day. If absent full or partial day student  must have a doctor’s note to participate.

Cell Phones

Cell Phones should be kept out of sight unless the classroom teacher instructs students to use them for class activities.   The start of this school year has been smooth and has set the standard for an excellent year.  This is a credit to our staff and students. To reach a staff extension, call 330-547-4100.  The message will say, “If you know your party’s extension, please dial it now.”  See "Contact Us" page for extension list.
Be informed --- Do you know how your chilld is performing? --- Access your students grades. If you would like access to your student's progress book account, please contact the Junior-Senior High School for the required information at 330-547-4100.
Elementary | Middle | High School

High School 9-12

Mr. Saunders, Principal

13850 W. Akron-Canfield Road Berlin Center, Ohio 444401 Mahoning County USA t: (330) 547-4100
As summer vacation winds down and August approaches, we are busy preparing for the start of the 2017-18 school year. Here are a few reminders to ensure a smooth start for all of our middle school and high school students. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Doors will open at 7:20 a.m. with classes beginning at 7:45 a.m. Our school day ends at 2:35 p.m.  This year there will be a change to students morning entrance to school.  Students who enter school prior to the first period warning bell (7:42 a.m.) need to report to the cafeteria or the gym.  Students are not allowed to go to classrooms or lockers unless being supervised by a teacher. All high school students schedules were distributed on the last day of school.  There will be one last day for high school students to make schedule changes with the counselors.  That date will be August 24th from 9a.m. -12p.m.  Students in grades 6-8 can find their schedules and homerooms posted at the bus entrance and at the front doors prior to the first day of school.  Middle school students also have the opportunity to pick their schedules up on our Open House night on August 28th if families would like to have them before the first day of school.   High school schedules will also be available that evening as well.  Lunch account numbers will be the same as last year. Any money left in your account from last year will be carried over to this year. If you wish to prepay for lunches, go to www.westernreserve.k12.oh.us. Payments may also be made by check. The Middle School and High School dress codes will stay the same as last year with a few slight changes: There are to be no holes in jeans in which skin is showing. Headphones are not to be worn during the school day (halls, cafeteria, or classrooms) unless a teacher gives permission during class period. Joggers May be worn in Khaki or denim design only.  Keep in mind that all other shorts and pants must have a button and fly closure.  Elastic waistband, pants or shorts and, stretch pants are not permitted.  Athletic shorts, yoga pants, and stretch pants are not permitted.  Hair must be of natural color and piercings (other than the ears) are not permitted. Males are not permitted to have beards, however mustaches on the upper lip are permitted. Students will be bringing home numerous papers that need to be read, completed, and signed by their parents during those first few days of school. Please make sure all papers are read, signed, and returned as soon as possible. I look forward to starting another great year!   If you would like get current updates and messages from Mr. Saunders update page you can sign up on the Remind App by: • iPhone or Android - open a web browser to this link: rmd.at/eh973h and follow the instructions to sign up for Remind (you'll be prompted to download the mobile app) Non-smartphones - get text notifications by texting @eh973h to the number 81010 (or text @eh973h to 740-235-4360 if you have trouble) From your computer - go to rmd.at/eh973h to sign up   Once again I want to stress the importance of communication of between home and school.  If you have concerns about your student’s achievement, progress or future plans please make sure to reach out to someone at our school.  Our teachers, counselors, and administrators are here to assist in any way possible. I would like to highlight some new course offerings for the upcoming school year. New courses in Middle School  Algebra 1 New courses in High School Global Logistics AP Calculus AP Physics Multiple College Credit Plus courses offered through Kent State University State A.I.R. testing will continue through May 12th.  The students have been taking the English Language Arts sections.   There are two time periods for LA followed by Math, Science, and Social Studies. English language arts - March 13 to April 14 Mathematics, science and social studies - April 3 to May 12 The Principal's fund is having a fundraiser at Gioninos Pizza in Lake Milton on the 3rd Thursday of the month through May.  The date is May 18th.   For all sales those evenings we get 15% back.  Thanks for your support!  Their phone number is 330-654-5561. If you would like get current updates and messages from Mr. Saunders update page you can sign up on the Remind App by: • iPhone or Android - open a web browser to this link: rmd.at/eh973h and follow the instructions to sign up for Remind (you'll be prompted to download the mobile app) Non-smartphones - get text notifications by texting @eh973h to the number 81010 (or text @eh973h to 740-235-4360 if you have trouble) From your computer - go to rmd.at/eh973h to sign up Once again I want to stress the importance of communication of between home and school.  If you have concerns about your student’s achievement, progress or future plans please make sure to reach out to someone at our school.  Our teachers, counselors, and administrators are here to assist in any way possible. All student attendance and tardies reset at the semester break.  This means that the students start on a fresh slate.  One item to remember is beginning with the fourth unexcused tardy, the discipline will be as follows on a semester basis: Fourth tardy -     1 detention Fifth tardy -     2 detentions Attendance When a student is absent, the family must call the school, 330- 547-4100 (Option #3), between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. to report the student's absence. If you are unable to call during these hours, please call any time during the day that you can and leave a message for the 6-12 building stating who you are, the child’s name, and the reason for the absence. In order to participate in or attend an athletic event, practice and/or an extracurricular activity, a student must be in school on the day of the event all day. If absent full or partial day student  must have a doctor’s note to participate.  7:45-9:30  Tardy.  9:30-11:00  Half day AM absence  11:00-2:35  Half day  PM absence  After 1:00   Excused early In the next few months students will begin the scheduling process for next school year.  Please keep an eye out for scheduling materials that will be sent home and discuss the many options that are available in our academic schedule for your student.    Please continue to use Progress Book Parent Access at https://parentaccess.access-k12.org/district to view your son’s/daughter’s grades online. This is a great resource so that parents can stay current on student attendance and grades.  2018 Graduation and Beyond Graduation Requirements Currently students graduating in 2018 and beyond must: Earn at least 18 points on seven end-of-course state tests. End-of-course tests are: Algebra I, Geometry,English I, English II, Biology,  American Government, American History. Each test score earns you up to five graduation points. Students must have a minimum of four points in math, four points in English and six points across science and social studies. Mrs. Matos will explain how these new requirements will affect each student and give a clear explanation of how points are calculated and tracked to ensure graduation.  

Morning drop off update

Car riders can now enter the school building at 7:20 in the front entrance and they must report to the cafeteria until 7:30 when the rest of the students are allowed entry.  This has been done in order to minimize the traffic buildup in the drop off zone in front of the school in the morning.

After School pickup

If you are picking up a student after school in the front of the school please pull as far forward as you are able to.  There are some days when traffic backs up and we would like to keep that build up to a minimum.   Students have done an excellent job of following the dress code thus far.  There are just a few areas to be mindful of. Dress Code reminders · No holes in jeans in which skin is showing · Elastic waistband, pants or shorts joggers, and stretch pants are not permitted · Hair must be clean, well groomed, and not obstruct vision.  Beards are not permitted.  Hair must be of a natural hair color. · Students in violation of these guidelines will be disciplined, asked to change to acceptable attire or will be sent home until they can meet this responsibility. · Students in grades 6-12 may not carry backpacks, messenger bags, tote bags, etc. to class.  A small purse or pencil bag may be used to carry pencils, pens, and personal items. Attendance · When a student is absent, the family must call the school, 330- 547-4100 (Option #3), between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. to report the student's absence. · If you are unable to call during these hours, please call any time during the day that you can and leave a message for the 6-12 building stating who you are, the child’s name, and the reason for the absence. ·  If the absence is not reported by phone, upon returning to school, the student must submit a note or doctor’s excuse to the office.  All notes must be received within 2 school days of the absence to be excused. · In order to participate in or attend an athletic event, practice and/or an extracurricular activity, a student must be in school on the day of the event all day. If absent full or partial day student  must have a doctor’s note to participate.

Cell Phones

Cell Phones should be kept out of sight unless the classroom teacher instructs students to use them for class activities.   The start of this school year has been smooth and has set the standard for an excellent year.  This is a credit to our staff and students. To reach a staff extension, call 330-547-4100.  The message will say, “If you know your party’s extension, please dial it now.”  See "Contact Us" page for extension list.
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Be informed --- Do you know how your chilld is performing? --- Access your students grades. If you would like access to your student's progress book account, please contact the Junior-Senior High School for the required information at 330-547-4100.