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Common Q&A for Students and Families

  • How do I report my child's absence?

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    Parents/guardians are to telephone the attendance office at 391-3256 to report a student's absence. If the office has not received either a phone call or written note from a parent/guardian stating the date of absence and reason for absence, when the student returns to school, the student will be referred to the assistant principal. Cooperation of parents/guardians in contacting the office by 10:00 AM on the day of a student's absence is essential. If the parent/guardian notifies the school by phone, a written excuse will not be necessary when the student returns to school.

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  • I don't know my passwords for anything. Where can I find them?

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    All passwords can be found in your student and parent Infinite Campus portal. 

    To login into your Infinite Campus portal:

    Username: student ID number
    Password: 1st&lastinitials + 6digitDOB

    To login to School PC Computers:

    Username: student ID number
    Password: UPPERCASEINITIALS4givenrandomnumberslowercaseinitials (this information can be found in your IC account)

    To login to Google Apps and Google Chromebooks:

    Username: Last name, first 3 letters of first name, birth day of month + wsd3.org
    Password: UPPERCASEINITIALS4givenrandomnumberslowercaseinitials (this information can be found in your IC account)

    Please see the Library if you have questions or need help.

     

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  • Can I bring my cell phone to school with me?

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    Although we understand that cell phones are useful tools for parent/student communication, we must maintain an academic environment within the building. It is our strong recommendation that students keep their cell phones in their lockers during the school day. Cell phones should not be heard or seen in the building during the school day. Students using cell phones are only permitted to use them before and after school while they are outside of the building.

    Cell phones that are seen or heard within the building during the academic day will be confiscated and appropriate consequences will apply. Students causing a disruption within the classroom with a cell phone will be given consequences applicable to a disruptive student. Cell phones should not be used during concerts or drama productions unless being used outside of the building. Watson shall not be responsible for loss, theft or destruction of electronic communication devices brought onto school property.

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  • Can I use the Internet at school?

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    Widefield School District offers access to school computers in order to enrich student learning. Watson has 1 PC mobile computer lab and 7 mobile Google Chome carts. Students must login to computer with their username and passwords in order to use computers. Every WSD3 student has a Google account which can be used for school related work.

    To use the computers, students must adhere to the following Acceptable Use Policy:

    The Internet has links to material which may not be considered appropriate for reading or viewing in a school setting. When using Watson’s computers, students must avoid these areas. They must also agree not to vandalize any computer system or software. Students must understand that the software they use while on the Internet tracks all “surfing” conducted on these computers. Students must also understand that computer access privileges may be revoked, and school disciplinary action and/or appropriate legal action may be taken if they do not use the Internet in a responsible manner. Students must stay on task and topic, which will avoid wasting valuable on-line time.

    Please visit this link for additional technology questions: Google Apps and Technology

     

    The Widefield School District desires for your student to have an information rich education. We believe this requires all students to have access to the Internet at school. Our board policy regarding the Internet has changed to reflect this philosophy. Under the new Board Policy JS-Student Use of Internet Electronic Communication, we no longer require parent permission before we will let your student access the Internet at school on a school owned device.  Instead, we expect that students will use the Internet unless you as the parent/gaurdian explicitly and annually submit the Annual Internet Opt-Out Form (See Board Policy JS-E) and return it to your student’s school.

     

    Use the resources below to help keep our students safe while online.


    FBI Kids Safety
    Internet Safety Documents Age/Grade appropriate topics regarding Internet safety and digital citizenship.
    iSafe
    NetSmartz

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  • When and where can I drop my child off in the morning, and also pick up at the end of the day?

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    Before school, 6th grade students should report the large field on the west side of the building (near the softball field). 7th & 8th grade students should report to the courtyard  on the east side of the building.

    Students are required to go to their specified entry doors for admittance at 7:18 a.m. 

    Exceptions: early help and late arrivals (to the office through the front doors).

    Note: Students should not arrive at Watson any earlier than 7:00 a.m.

    When students are dismissed at the end of the day, they are allowed to exit through any door except the front doors. EXITING THROUGH THE FRONT DOORS IS NOT PERMITTED FOR SAFETY REASONS.

    Students who walk home MAY NOT leave school grounds by way of the west parking lot. Students going to the west of Watson and staying on the Watson side of Fontaine must exit through the Northwest gate, and students who cross Fontaine MUST USE THE STOPLIGHT AT DARTMOUTH.

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  • How can I get a student ID?

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    Please attend the Back to School Event to obtain your student ID for the school year. If you are unable to attend, please visit the Library on Fridays to get your ID. New students also need to come to the Library on Fridays to get their student ID. Every student will receive a student ID; if the ID is lost or destroyed, the student can obtain a new student ID through the Library on Fridays for $3.

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  • How can I get involved in sports at Watson?

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    Watson Junior High offers interscholastic competition to 7th and 8th grade girls and boys. Girls are eligible to participate in softball, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, and track. Boys are eligible to compete in basketball, football, wrestling, and track. Cheerleading is open to both boys and girls.

    Watson will be offering intramural activities specifically designed for 6th grade students. The intramural program is designed to provide more varied and special activities than are available through the interscholastic program. All students are highly encouraged to participate in some phase of the intramural program. Intramural time is the first 30-60 minutes immediately after school. We offer a variety of intramural activities including flag football, volleyball, softball, boys and girls basketball, and cross country.

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  • How can I meet with my child's teacher?

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    Teacher conferences are usually set up through the counseling center. Parents/guardians may request a conference from the counseling center at any time. The purpose of these conferences is generally to review their child’s academic progress and behavior. If Counseling Center Information 21 a parent/guardian feels that a conference will be necessary and/or beneficial, they should contact the counseling center to schedule an appointment before or after school. Please call 391-3278.

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  • How do you recognize academic successes?

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    Watson celebrates student achievement! Watson students can earn Renaissance cards based on attendance, grades and attitude. Each card comes with a variety of privileges that can be redeemed throughout the quarter. Questions? Check out the requirements and privileges below!
    Requirements for all cards:

    -fewer than three absences
    -no behavior office referrals

    Renaissance Program Cards:
    Red Card– 4.0 GPA
    -coupon for Wolverine apparel
    -free entry to dances
    -free candy and soda at dance
    -coupon for candy at school store
    -move to front of lunch line every day
    -20% off at Gameworld

    Black Card– 3.5-3.99 GPA
    -$5 off Wolverine apparel
    -$2 off dances
    -free candy or soda at dance -move to front of lunch line on Fridays 
    -15% off at Gameworld

    White Card – 3.0-3.49 GPA
    -$1 off dance
    -free soda at dance
    -move to the front of the lunch line once per quarter
    -10% off at Gameworld

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  • What is the grading system?

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    Our school year is set up on quarters for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Report cards are issued four (4) times per year (every nine weeks). In an attempt to keep our students and parents informed, Watson issues mid-term/progress reports during the fourth week of each quarter.

    Watson uses a standard grading system for scholastic performance. The following grading marks are used:

    A - Superior work
    B - Above Average work
    C - Average work
    D - Below Average work
    F - Failing work
    I - Incomplete work
    NM – No mark
    Certain work must be made up one week after the end of the grading period, or the incomplete grade will become a grade of F.

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  • What do I need to know about the Library?

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    Watson's library always has fun activities and promotions going on. Stop by often to check out what we have!

    The library is open from 7:00-3:00 every day. Students can come into the library for early help, during lunch with a pass, or stay after school to finish projects and to check out books. Students can also come to the library during class with a teacher pass. Students can have up to two books checked out for two weeks. If students have overdue materials, they cannot check out additional books until overdue books are returned. Students must present their ID card to be scanned to check out books. However, student may still check out books even if they do not have an ID card.

    Watson’s library contains a variety of books to meet the interests and needs of all of our students. Not every book is for every student. During library orientation, the librarian will present information concerning the books in the library and encourage students to make good choices. Young Adult books are clearly labeled in our library. YA (Young Adult) books are like PG-13 movies and only our 8th graders can check out those titles. We recommend these books for our 8th graders. They could include mature language, mature themes, and/or may contain situations that could be thought of as violent. Students need to make good choices when they check out books

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