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Note from the Principal

Summer Break

I hope each of you has a wonderful and restful summer. Students worked very hard this semester and deserve the break. Please take the time to volunteer in your community, research college options, explore career opportunities, get a job, and/or work on your summer assignments. I look forward to seeing you at Summer Bridge and in the fall.

Work Permits

Students who plan to work in the summer need to obtain a work permit. This is a two-step process that involves completing an application that is signed by the student, parent, employer, and district representative. Once that form is completed, it is returned so that an official permit can be issued. Unfortunately tomorrow, June 24 is the last day to complete the process at McBride because our offices will be closed for the summer. Beginning on Friday, June 26, students may go the High School Office located in the Board of Education Building (1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90810) to obtain necessary paperwork and complete the process. The high school office will be able to help you with your application and issue you a work permit.

Community Service Opportunity

Food Finders is an organization that collects and delivers food and provides other support to the neediest families in Long Beach. They are always in need of volunteer support. There are many ways to lend a hand including supporting deliveries, assisting in clothing drives, and collecting non-perishable items for families. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Diana Lara at 562-283-1400 ext. 101 for more details. You can also visit there location at 3744 Industry Ave Suite 401, Lakewood, CA.

Go Wolves,

Steve Rockenbach

Principal

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Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year

Below is an overview of some key upcoming dates.  Because the office is closed until August 24, please email me (srockenbach@lbschools.net) should you have any questions or concerns.  

Schedule Preview Days:  Students will have an opportunity to preview their schedules and correct any errors.  Students need to report to school based on the schedule below. We strongly encourage students to attend their assigned day to guarantee they have an accurate schedule on the first day of school. 

Monday, August 24th - Juniors

  • Students with last names beginning with A- L report anytime between 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM
  • Students with last names beginning with M- Z report anytime between 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM

Tuesday, August 25th - Sophomores

  • Students with last names beginning with A- L report anytime between 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM 
  • Students with last names beginning with M- Z report anytime between 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM

Wednesday, August 26th - Freshman

  • Students with last names beginning with A- L report anytime between 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM
  • Students with last names beginning with M- Z report anytime between 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM

Thursday, August 27th - Make-Up Day for All grades

  • Students report anytime between 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM

First Day of School:  School begins on September 2 and we will be on a minimum day schedule (bell schedule included with this mailing).  Beginning on September 3 we will follow our normal schedule.  

Picture Day:  Picture day takes place on Thursday, September 3.  All students will take their yearbook and ID pictures.  Students whose families wish to order optional pictures will have these taken as well. Order portraits at mylifetouch.com using Picture Day ID PZ075590Y0.

Textbook and iPad Distribution:  Along with pictures we will begin textbook and iPad distribution on  September 3 as well.  

I hope that each of you is getting a chance to enjoy the remaining days of your summer.  

Take care,

Steve Rockenbach

Principal

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Picture Day - Thursday, September 3
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Attendance Matters

Good attendance is one of the major factors for student success in school. Maintaining good attendance school wide also helps our district maximize their Average Daily Attendance (ADA) funding. School districts receive the largest portion of their operational funding based on attendance.  If we can meet our attendance rate target of 95.41% our site will receive a check from the district to be used to support school wide activities such as field trips, campus events, etc. Below are a few suggestions on how you can help McBride exceed our targets and help the students succeed in the classroom.

1. Please be sure students clear absences the day they return to school.  Absences are cleared when the student or parent/guardian submit a note to the main office indicating the date(s) and reason for the absence.

2. Understand the state only recognizes illness, doctor’s appointments, court appearances, and death of an immediate family member as excused absences. All other reasons have to be marked as unexcused.

3. Because we do not get funding credit for unexcused absences please avoid missing school for vacations and trips.

4. Students must see their teachers immediately following an absence to obtain make-up work. 

5. Please inform the main office if a student will be out of school for multiple days.  Student’s should also communicate with their teachers via School Loop to get make-up work.

Three Pathways- One Vision

Three Pathways- One Vision 

McBride High School has three pathways, McBride Engineering, McBride Health Medical and McBride Criminal Justice and Investigation. All three pathways engage students around their interests, find relevant connections to real world activities, and gauge student learning through collaborative, hands-on projects. All three pathways prepare students for the demands of college and the workforce. With workplace learning experiences in their 12th grade year, all three pathways empower and inspire students to make their own path and determine their own future.
 
A Unique Experience 
 
McBride High School looks and feels different than any other high school you may have seen. With four career labs and other specialized spaces students will demonstrate what they have learned through projects, team collaboration and connections with industry partners. Students will collaborate in open areas designed for each pathway. Teachers will also work as a team to meet the needs of individual students and create a coherent educational experience. Addressing subjects at each grade level and centered on a career-themed course, students will see the natural connections between the theme of their pathway and English, History, Science and Math.
 
Challenging Academics
 
All three McBride pathways are focused on completing the UC and CSU Entrance Requirements (a-g) with a sequence of courses that are aligned to college expectations. Each pathway expects to create options for students to earn college credits while in high school.

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McBride High School Accepts Rachel’s Challenge

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McBride High School students, parents and staff chose to accept the challenges laid out by Rachel’s Challenge. (click here to continue) 

School Site Council

Next SSC meeting is Wednesday, June 10 at 4:15 PM in G101.  Link to School Site Council Page

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