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Hello McBride Families,

 

School Compact and Parent Involvement Guidelines

Students were provided a copy of the Parent Involvement Guidelines and they have been uploaded onto our website under the home page locker.  We also sent home the School Compact that needs to be signed and returned to their teacher ASAP.  We have uploaded a copy of this document as well.  The primary goal behind the compact is to establish a consistent level of expectations for all stakeholders and to ensure we all understand the importance of our participation in the educational process.  The McBride team is convinced that through hard work and collaboration, we can help every student to be successful.

 

Thank You Parents

I want to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to all of the parents who helped put on the Senior Breakfast.  The day was a kick-off to the senior year and helped send the message to the seniors we are proud of them and we are behind them as they work towards graduation and a successful transition to the next phase in their lives.

 

College Applications and Financial Aid

For current seniors, the application window for colleges and for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens on October 1.  We will be hosting a number of events to support families in completing these applications.  We are also fortunate to have an HSOAP representative assisting students in the Career Center. 

 

Parents and students please check the website often because we post updates on a regular basis.  Seniors need to check their School Loop Accounts daily.  This is the fastest and easiest way to disseminate updates and information.  Students and families seeking help and assistance can also reach out to our counseling office.  The application process can be challenging but we are here to support.

 

Website

Please check our website often.  We regularly post key information and updates.  This information stream and can often help answer a number of questions and alleviate concerns.

 

Go Wolfpack.

Steve Rockenbach

Principal

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The Overview Brochures provide insights into what students will learn and highlighting progression through the grade levels.
English Language Arts/Literacy Grades  9–12

Mathematics Grades 9–12

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) 

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Supporting Students Under a New System

A number of efforts are under way to support students under a new and improved accountability system for schools. Learn more in this newsletter for parents:

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Online Math Support for Grades 9-12 Click Here.

Free TB Testing for Volunteers

McBride News

9/23/16

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9/22/16

We really appreciate having Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) to support dances, field trips, other school activities.  One of the requirements to become a VIP is to have current TB Test.  Attached to this flyer is information on a free TB screening being offered Oct 12 and Oct 25.

 

For more information on registering as a VIP or on the screen please reach out to our VIPS coordinator Ana Baltazar. 

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9/20/16

The scary season has arrived – and the Press-Telegram wants to be spooked.

The newspaper is again launching its popular Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween, Oct. 31.

The rules are the same as last year: there will be three age categories for stories and drawings: Elementary school (K-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12).

Here are the rules:

• The deadline is Oct. 24.
• All entries must be emailed, with the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment; drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MG in size.
• Stories must be no longer than 650 words.
• Artwork must be original (no tracings)
• Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.
• The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online.

If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Melissa Evans at mevans@scng.com or call 562-499-1280.

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9/13/16

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9/9/16

The McBride Radio Club is open for new members for 2016-17.  We are looking at doing some amazing things this year, including making radio contact with astronauts on the International Space Station.  We will also enter contests for making radio contacts (which we have won in the past) and prepare to support our communities with emergency communications.  Our club has made contact with people from Argentina to Alaska and everywhere in between.   We will learn about electronics, radio communications, and have fun doing it. All our members will work to earn their amateur radio license from the FCC.

 

Interested?  Have questions?  Come by Mr. Jacobson's room on Tuesday, September 13 at lunch.

 

Our first official meeting is Thursday, September 15 at 7:30 in the Radio Room.

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9/7/16

Any student is welcome to attend my tutorial times for extra help, questions, make up work from absences, test retakes (prearranged), or to help others and/or just have a place to complete their work.

 

Those times are the following: (subject to change based on meetings and/or personal commitments)

 

8-8:30am Wed/Fri

3:40-4:30pm Mon/Thurs

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Attendance Policies

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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